Monday, December 29, 2014

Fletcher D. Barlow.

Fletcher D. Barlow.

Birth: September 14,1834, Massachusetts.
Death: March 20, 1875,Age 40 years.

Wife: Adeline Terrell Penn.

Children: Roger B., Horace H., Louis A., Barlow.

Author.  Re-research Wife and Children names before stating as fact.

Burial: Tangipahoa Cemetery, :Tangipahoa ,Tangipahoa  County Louisiana.

Louisiana 7th., Infantry.
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Sunday, December 28, 2014

George Washington Methvin.

George Washington Methvin.

Birth: Feb. 22, 1844, Holum, Caldwell Parish, Louisiana.
Death: Oct. 28, 1921, Columbia, Caldwell Parish, Louisiana.

Wife: Sarah A Masters Methvin (1848 - 1880).

Children: Elizabeth, Martha A., Jessie Sandifer, James Elijah and Ciscero Methvin.

Burial: Belah Cemetery, Trout, La Salle Parish, Louisiana.

Was a Civil War Veteran.

George W. Methvin,Private;Company K., 12th.,Louisiana Infantry. Enlisted August 13,1861,at Camp Moore,Louisiana.  Roll to October 1,1861, Absent with leave since October 31,1861, period of 30 days,on account of sickness.  Roll November and December,1862,"Present".  Roll March and April 1863,Absent sick, Point Hudson, Louisiana, since April5,1863.  Rolls May 1863 to August 1864,absent with out leave in Caldwell parish,Louisiana,since  May 1,1863  Rolls of Prisoners of War C. S. A.  Paroled Alexandria  Louisiana, June 26,1865.  Residence Caldwell Parish, louisiana.

Saturday, December 27, 2014

Francis M. McRee.

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Francis M. McRee. 

Birth: Aug. 29, 1844, Boonshill, Lincoln County, Tennessee.
Death: Jan. 5, 1928, Union City, Obion County, Tennessee.

Wife: Minnie Crockett McRee (1847 - 1917).

Children: Florena McRee Marshall (1870 - 1948), John Culbert McRee (1876 - 1958).

Burial: East View Cemetery, Union City, Obion County, Tennessee.

Second Tennessee Cavalry, Regimental History.

F M. McRee. son of John H. and Francis M. McRee, was born on the 29th of August, 1844, in Lincoln County, Tennessee. His father removed to Obion County, West Tennessee, in November, 1849. where the subject of this sketch labored on the farm and attended the ordinary country schools until in his seventeenth year. On the l0th of April, 1861, he enlisted in the Confederate service in Captain J- W Buford's company of infantry, which, on the 22nd of May, became Company H of the Ninth Tennessee Regiment, commanded by Colonel H. L. Douglass.

After serving as private in said regiment about fourteen months he was discharged at Tupelo, Mississippi, on account of his being under conscript age. He then returned to his father's in Obion County, Tennessee, where, in the summer of 1863, he aided in raising a company of cavalry, which, after doing some service in that section of country, went south with General Forrest in December, 1863, and upon organization O. B. Farris was made captain and F M. McRee second lieutenant of this company, which, in March, 1864, became Company K of the Second Tennessee Cavalry On the 1 St of June following McRee was promoted to first lieutenant, which rank he held to the close of the war.

 On the 13th of July he was so shocked by the concussion of a shell that he was taken from the field to the hospital, but on learning the next day that Captain Farris was wounded. Lieutenant McRee rejoined his company, contrary to the advice of his surgeon, and was in command of it during the last day's fighting around Harrisburg, Mississippi, on the 15th. He was in command of Company K when it was detached from the Second Tennessee and took part in front during the action at Brice's Cross Roads. When the Federals began to retreat he very gallantly led his company against their rear, capturing a whole company of negroes.

Lieutenant McRee was in command of Company K during For- rest's Middle Tennessee expedition; in fact, he was in command of his company a good portion of the time, because Captain Farris was so frequently on detached service. During the Hood Campaign in December, 1864, the lieutenant commanded the advance guard from Shoal Creek, Alabama, to Franklin, Tennessee, and on the 17th of December, after a gallant defense, a hand-to-hand struggle, he was captured at Hollow Tree Gap, five miles north of Franklin, on the Hood retreat, and was severely wounded in the right shoulder by a drunken coward after he had surrendered. After remaining at a private house for thirteen days, where he was kindly treated by the family, Lieutenant McRee was taken to Nashville, and from there to Fort Delaware. Here and at Nashville the Federal surgeons made an attempt to extract the ball, but were not successful. The ball is in his shoulder yet.

Having been exchanged, he arrived at Richmond, Virginia, about February 14th, 1865, where he obtained a furlough for sixty days. Setting out from that place March 4th he found his command at West Point, Mississippi, about the last of the month. He had the promise of a position on General Bell's staff as soon as his furlough was out. After remaining in Mississippi awhile he went home, reaching there in April. As the war was now winding to a close, Lieutenant McRee did not do any more service, but went to work on the farm. In 1872 he began the study of medicine under Doctor C. P Glover. For two years he did farm labor during the day and read at night; but the next three years he put in his time (in reading) more closely. In 1877 he entered the medical department of Vanderbilt University, at Nashville, Tennessee, where he graduated in the spring of 1879 year is now (1887) a practicing physician in Obion County, Tennessee.

He married Miss Minnie Crockett on the 13th of November, 1867. They have one son (John C.) living, and one (Hurtle M.) dead, and four daughters (Florenia B., Emma T., Hattie D., and Maggie Lee) all living. Like the most of the Confederates, Dr. McRee came out of the army penniless, though his taxes in 1886 were eighty dollars and fifty- four cents.

Friday, December 26, 2014

Herbert D. Heavitt.

Rhode Island Fourteenth Heavy Artillery, Regimental History. 

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Page 193., Herbert D. Leavitt. Enrolled as private in Co. E, Fifth Rhode Island Heavy Artillery, Nov. 1, 1861 ; mustered Dec. 16, 1861 ; promoted sergeant and transferred to Co. H, Jan. 10, 1863; first sergeant Feb. 11, 1863; borne on detached service at draft rendezvous. New Haven, Conn., from Aug. 14, 1S63, until Dec, 1863; commissioned second lieutenant Fourteenth Rhode Island Heavy Artillery Dec. 14, 1863; assigned to Co. K; mustered in Dec. 22, 1863; transferred to Co. E, Jan. 19, 1864; detached as acting aid-de-camp on staff of Maj.- Gen. Stephen A. Hurlburt, Oct. 22, 1864, and so borne until Jan., 1865: on board of survey Feb. 10, 1865 ; mustered out Oct. 2, 1865. 

Page 323., Second Lieutenant Herbert D. Leavitt was born In Mass., April 5, 1845. At the breaking out of the Rebellion : he was living with his  parents in Providence, R, I. lie enlisted as a private in Company E., Fifth Rhode Island Heavy Artillery, Nov. 1, 1861.  He was subsequently promoted to sergeant, and afterwards to first Sergeant:transferred to Company II, Jan. 10, 1863. He participated with his regiment in the battles of Roanoke Island, New Berne, siege of Fort Macon, Rahl's Mill, Kinston, Whitehall, Goldsborn, siege of Little Washington and first rebel attack on New Berne.

He was borne on detached service in Rhode Island and Connecticut, from Aug. 14,1863 until December, 1863.  His service consisted in guarding substitutes and draft, men at Fair Haven, Conn., and he was thus 1863, when, having passed a satisfactory examination before the Board of examiners  at Washington, D. C, he was honorably discharged from the Fifth to accept a commission as second lieutenant in the Four Rhode Island Heavy Artillery, and was assigned to Company E. He was mustered in Dec. 22, 1863.

He served with his regiment in the Department of the Gulf. From Oct. 22, 1864, until January, 1865, he was borne on detached service as aid-de-camp on the staff of Maj.-Gen.,Stephen A. Hurlburt. He was mustered out with his regiment Oct. 2, 1865. Soon after his return to Rhode Island he was appointed upon the police force of the city of Providence, but remained in that position but a short time.

He was for several years in the employ of the Union Railroad Company, and was subsequently engaged in business in Franklin. He then removed to Medway, Mass., and engaged in the market business. He afterwards became connected with the same line of business In Boston  in Faneuil Hall Square, where he continued until failing health compelled him to relinquish an active part in business affairs. He was a member of  U. S. Grant Post, Grand Army of the Republic, and  Wyoming Lodge, A. F. and A. M. He died Jan. 2-, 1893.

Thursday, December 25, 2014

Joseph S. Milne.

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Lieut Joseph S Milne. 

Birth: Apr. 27, 1842.
Death: Jul. 7, 1863, Gettysburg, Adams County, Pennsylvania.

Parents: Andrew L Milne (1808 - 1866), and Anna Dunlap.

Sibling: William O Milne (1842 - 1912), Joseph S Milne (1842 - 1863).

Burial: Oak Grove Cemetery, Fall River, Bristol County, Massachusetts.

Rhode  Island First Light Artillery, Co. E., Regimental History. 

Page 490., Joseph S. Milne. Tiverton. Mustered as sergeant Sept. 30, 1861 ; second lieutenant, Battery B, Nov. 11, 1862; detached to Battery A, Fourth U. S. [Cushing's], during the Gettysburg campaign ; mortally wounded at Gettysburg July 3, 1863 ; died July 8, at Gettysburg, Pa.

Page 120-2, Joseph S. Milne received his commission as second lieutenant, dated November 11th, and was assigned to Battery B, of Rhode Island. Sergeant Milne was a young man of fine ability and had a promising future. His departure from us was regretted by all, especially by the fifth detachment, whose sergeant he had been from the beginning, being then only twenty years old. He belonged in Tiverton, R. I., but was born in Bolton, N. Y. By trade he was a printer. He served faithfully at Fredericksburg, where he had a horse shot under him. At Gettysburg he likewise served with increased credit, but before the battle ended he received his mortal wound, of which more will be said at a later date.

Author.  In the following information some of the letters of the word are missing or the word is missing all together.

Page 224-5.,One of the lieutenants of Battery B, Joseph S. Milne, who was mortally wounded during this battle, will be remembered by the older members of Battery E as being one of its first sergeants. Just previous to the beginning of the Gettysburg campaign, he was detached to serve in Batter)' A, Fourth United States Artillery, better known as Cushing's battery. During Pickett's charge, Lieutenant Milne was shot through the left lung, and died five days after, on July 8th, at Gettysburg. His body was taken to Fall River, where his parents then lived, under the charge of Lieutenant Lamb, of Battery A, Rhode Island.

An extract from the Fall River New's of July 17, 1863, says : " The funeral services over the remains of this gallant young officer took place this afternoon at the Baptist Temple. A large congregation assembled, and the exercises, conducted by the Rev. Charles A. Snow, pastor of the church, were very impressive. The choir sang the pathetic dirge, 'Put me down gently, boys,* founded on the words uttered by a captain of the Sixteenth Ohio, as his shattered body was taken to the rear, and he was laid in the shade of a tree to die. The body was dressed in the uniform of his rank, and upon the casket encasing it rested his sword and the flag wreathed with flowers.  A few of his comrades-in-arms, among whom was Captain Randolph, were present at the funeral.

 At an early age he entered the office of the Glens Falls (N. Y.) Messenger a religious paper, published at that time by his father, the Rev. A. D. Milne. Subsequently, he removed to Fall River, and became a compositor in the Daily News office, where he was employed for about two years. Leaving here, he took a situation on the Providence Daily Post, which he held up to the breaking out of the war, when he joined Battery E, and was appointed sergeant.The Providence papers referred to him in terms of high es- and respect.

The obituary in the Fall River Daily News long, and paid to his memory the highest praise. Gen. G. Hazard was then captain of his battery and chief of battery in the Second corps, and in his report he tenderly re- to Milne in these words  "Lieutenant Joseph S. Milne, : Rhode Island Light Artillery, was mortally wounded the afternoon of July 3rd by a musket shot through the s. He survived his wound one week and breathed his at Gettysburg on July l0th.," In his regiment he was  noted for his bravery and willingness to encounter death by guise, while his modesty and manliness gained for him eady esteem of his many comrades. His death is a loss and we cannot but mourn that so bright a life should suddenly be veiled in death."

His mother, in writing e author, says that she hastened to Gettysburg immediately after the news of his being wounded was received, but was too late, as his death occurred before her arrival. His only regret was that he could not live until his mother arrived. On being told that he could live but a few hours, he told the lady who was attending him: " Comfort my mother when she comes, and tell her that I died doing my duty".  At the time of his death he was only twenty years He was the only Rhode Island officer that was killed in the battle of Gettysburg.

Wednesday, December 24, 2014

William H. Melcher.

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William H .Melcher.

Birth: 1840.
Death: 1905.

Wife:Susie M. Melcher.

Children: Non recorded.

Burial: Mount Peace Cemetery, Philadelphia, Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania.

Second Pennsylvania Heavy Artillery, Co. D.

Q. M.,William H. Melcher; Enlisted November 25, 1861.  Promoted from Private, Co. D., to Q. M. Sergeant February 8, 1862, to Q. M. October 21, 1862.  Discharged on Surgeon's Certificate, September 27, 1864.

Second Pennsylvania Veteran Heavy Artillery ( 112th., Regiment Pennsylvania Volunteers ),Regimental History.

Page 21., William H. Melcher who was a very competent man for the office of Quartermaster, and who, in reality, had filled the position very satisfactorily as such while his superior got the credit and compensation for doing- nothing.

A letter by Wm. H. Melcher, p. 75.

My Dear Comrade Ward:

You remember I was the Quartermaster of the Second Pennsylvania Veteran Heavy Artillery, therefore my duties kept me in the rear, and, consequently, can only give you the experience of one who knew what was going on there. I was ordered to remain in Washington when the regiment started for the front, to transfer a lot of army stores I had in my possession, which required three days to accomplish. Surgeon Griswold and I went to White House Landing on the steamer "Daniel Webster," and from there to Cold Harbor, arriving there five days before the regiment did.

We were like lost sheep, with nothing to eat, our stock of terrapin, chicken, etc., having been eaten on the way down. Soon as the regiment arrived at Cold Harbor we reported to Colonel Gibson. I found our wagon train was rather close to the "front," and suggested taking them farther to the rear, out of harm's way. The Colonel, with a wave of his hand, said : "Oh, take them around there!" indicating about 30 yards away. I did so and asked Adjutant Grugan for a double guard, which he granted. I then instructed the teamsters to unhitch the teams, but not to lake off the harness. The Adjutant wanted to know the necessity for a double guard. I explained that our position was too close to the enemy, and they would soon shell us : and without a substantial guard the teamsters might create a stampede.

I had hardly said so when the shells commenced to drop around us, and at once we hitched up and "fell back in good order," with the loss of but one old canteen, the property of the writer. That was my first experience in the "shell game." But many times after that we enjoyed (?) a repetition, as occasion required our presence near the front. In fact, I became, at times, reckless, in order to know what was going on at the front, but am now glad it is all over, and that I belonged to a regiment whose services and achievements compare favorably with the best volunteers — the nation's hope in the War of the Rebellion.

 Yours in F., C. & L.,

 WM. H. MELCHER. 1909 W. Venango St., Philadelphia.

Tuesday, December 23, 2014

Richard"Dick" B. Fulks.

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RICHARD B. FULKS is a retired merchant, living at his pleasant home at Beardstown. He was born at Rushville, Schuyler county, New York, February 6, 1840. This boy grew up under the name of Dick, and has borne that title ever since, being scarcely known by any other title. He is a man who has made his own fortune and carved his own history. His early life was a struggle to acquire book knowledge. During his boyhood days he studied hard and served as clerk as early as fourteen. He was with the firm of Shaw & Merriman of Beardstown for some time, and in 1857 he became a clerk for Charse, Rich & Parker, of this city, and was thus engaged until the breaking out of the war.

He enlisted August 21, 1861, as a private in Company K, Thirty- third Illinois Volunteer Infantry, Captain Lippincott and Colonel Charles Hovey, of Normal, Illinois, in command. In 1862, while encamped at Ironton, Missouri, Mr. Fulks issued for three months a cainp journal called the Camp Cricket. This knowledge of newspaper work he had acquired when but yet a boy; and later, in 1860, by working at night and at odd times in the office of Thompson & Irwin as assistant in publishing The Central Illinoian of Benrdstown. After a service of two and a half years as a private Mr. Fulks was commissioned as Quartermaster Sergeant and in that capacity served till the close of the war on the staff of General Lippincott.

After serving as a brave soldier he was mustered out and discharged properly and honorably at Springfield, in December, 1865. During the war he was in many engagements, including the burning of the big bridge on the Iron mountain railroad in 1861, later at Frederickstown, Missouri, and afterward did guard work on the Mississippi river, and he saw much active service, but escaped without a scratch. He went through the battles of Vicksburg, Jackson, Mobile and Spanish Point and at Placeo, Texas. While at Meridian, Mississippi, he received a severe sunstroke, from which he has never recovered.

The Government re- members him with a pension. When the war closed he laid aside the soldier's habiliments and resumed citizen's dress and returned to Beardstown. He then resumed bis mercantile pursuits. The qualities for which Mr. Fulks is noted are grit and push, and as he put them in his business he has made a success of it. He has added to the general welfare of the city, which gives him credit for making it the thriving place it has become. No misfortune ever shocked or worried Dick. He has had three disastrous fires, which in each case represented heavy losses to his stock and his business, but he has pulled through and managed to have a surplus at the bankers, to supply all demands. Hard work and years finally told upon him. he lost his health, and had to retire from active labors in 1887.  He has owned and dealt, sometimes quite extensively, in city property.

He was married first, in this city, to Lydia M. McClure, who was born and reared in Cass county and died at Denver, Colorado, April 10, 1878. Her body was brought to this city and interred in Oakwood cemetery. She was then in the prime of life, being horn about 1843, and was a well educated woman, having been second principal of the school in this city. She Was a member of the Congregational Church, and left one daughter, now a well educated young lady, named Inas.

He was a second time married, in this city, to Miss Mattie, of Louisville, Kentucky, a bright young woman, who died two years after, and was buried at her old home. Ho was married a third and last time to Miss Etta Brown, who was born and reared here, but died at the birth of her first child, in 1885. The child is a bright little girl of seven years, named Anna D. He has been a member of I. O. O. F. for some twenty-five years, a member of the Knights of Honor, and one of the promoters and charter members of the G. A. R. order. He has served the city as an Alder- man for some time, and has been a member of the Hoard of Education. He has always been a str
ong Republican.

Monday, December 22, 2014

William L. Hoy.

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William Lafayette Hoy, 

Birth: Jan. 1, 1840, Ohio.
Death: Dec. 23, 1924, Fairfield County, Ohio.

Parents: Adam Hoy (1802 - 1889).

Wife: Eleanor Hannah Taylor Hoy (1841 - 1925).

Children: Maitland L. Hoy (____ - 1873), Hattie Jane Hoy Fenstermaker (1867 - 1931)*, Franklin Pearce Hoy (1869 - 1943), Ida Belle Hoy Schultz (1881 - 1971).

 Burial: Violet Township Cemetery, Pickerington, Fairfield County, Ohio.

Ohio First Cavalry, Co. F.

William L. Hoy,Private; Age 21; Enlisted September 10,1861, for 3 tears.  Mustered out October 6, 1864, at Columbia,Tennessee.

Willis Vidito.

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Willis Vidito,

Birth: 1844,
Death: Aug. 23, 1923,

Wife: Alice Amos Vidito (1849 - 1919).

Children: Virgil Albert Vidito (1867 - 1944), Clarence Melvin Vidito (1873 - 1925), Thomas Vivian Vidito (1874 - 1961), Veda May Vidito (1891 - 1928).

Burial: Alsea Cemetery, Alsea, Benton County, Oregon.

Civil War Veteran.

Willis Vidito, Private; 37th., Indiana Infantry; Co. F.; Residence Dearborn Co.; Enlisted October 20, 1861.  Mustered out October 27, 1864.

Indiana Thirty-Seventh Infantry,  Regimental History
Company F.

The Thirty- seventh, after eating breakfast, was marched south some distance and placed on picket on Missionary ridge. The pickets were placed in little groups of three or four men some two or three rods apart. The rebels were anxious to know what we were doing and how strong we were, and about 3 o'clock p. m. sent out a scouting party to gain the desired information. They came a little too close, and Willis Vidito,of Co. F.,killed one of them   their curiosity was satisfied. We remained on that ridge all night a long, cold, cheerless night, and at early dawn the 22nd of September, we quietly came down the hill and marched into Chattanooga, the rebels following us so closely that their advance was in sight of us as we went into town, and the Chickamauga campaign was over, and Chattanooga, the objective point, was ours. Ours was the last Regiment to go into Chattanooga. The rebel Cavalry followed us pretty closely, but showed no desire to attack us. Our army had the city theirs the dead and wounded. Yet no campaign or battle of the war did greater honor to the fighting quality of the Northern soldiers, or accomplished more for the crushing of the rebellion than the battle of Chickamauga. When we arrived near Chattanooga the morning of the 22nd, we faced to the front, went into camp, ate breakfast and prepared for the siege of Chattanooga.

Saturday, December 20, 2014

Drummer George A. Robinson.

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Fiftieth Illinois Regimental History.

The original Drummer of company E was George A. Robinson. He now resides at Pleasanton, Kansas, a black- smith. At his enlistment he was 18 years of age and resided at Columbus, Adams co., Illinois. Enlisting as drummer, he served with the company until at Shiloh, where he was overcome by disease through exposure, bad water and food. He was sent to the hospital, then to Keokuk, la., whore he was discharged Nov. 14,1862, for disability. Afterwards served two years in the 8th., Iowa cavalry.

George A. Robinson, Drummer, Company E., Residence Columbus; Enlisted August 22, 1861.  Discharged November 8, 1862, for disability.

Iowa Eight Cavalry, Co.C.

Robinson, George A. (Veteran.) Age 19. Residence Monroe, nativity Illinois. Enlisted June 15, 1863. Mustered June 15, 1863. Promoted Fourth Corporal Dec. 23, 1863; Sixth Sergeant March 24, 1864; Second Sergeant Sept. 26, 1864. Mustered out Aug. 13, 1865, Macon, Ga.

Friday, December 19, 2014

Kentucky Confederate Soldiers Who Drowned.

These names and regiments are not in any order, they were put down as found.

Ninth Cavalry, Co. B.

A. J. Taylor,3rd.,Sergeant; Enlisted September 15,1862,at Carlisle,Kentucky.  Drowned at Mt. Sterling Kentucky,on Cluke's raid.

Ninth, Cavalry, Co. B.

A. J. Taylor, Private, Enlisted September 15,1862, at Carlisle,Kentucky.Drowned in Licking River,April 1,1862,on Cluke's raid to Mt. Sterling,Kentucky.

Ninth Cavalry Co. E.

W. S. McKinney, 3rd.,Corporal; Enlisted September, 1861,at Bowling Green Kentuchy.  Drowned in Drake's Creek, Kentucky, 1862.

Ninth Cavalry, Co. F.

George T. Hardin, Private; Enlisted July 15, 1862, at Georgetown, Kentucky.  Drowned in Ohio River,1863.

Ninth Cavalry, Co. E.

William Withers, Private; Enlisted January, 1863, at Smithsville,Tennessee, Drowned in Ohio River, July 19, 1863.

12th.,Cavalry, Co. ?

Maston Risner, Private; Enlisted October, 1863, at Mckinzic, Tennessee.  Drowned on his way home after the surrender.

15th., Cavalry, Co. A.

G. L. Bacon,Private; Enlisted January 10, 1863, at Mt. Pleasant.  Drowned in Duck River, March 3, 1863.

15th.,Cavalry, Co.A.

W. H. Pendieton, Private; Enlisted December 9, 1862,at Williamsport,Tennessee. Drowned in Duck River, May 3, 1863.

15th., Cavalry,Co. A.

Roobert McDonald, Private; Enlisted January 26, 1863,at Charlette.  Drowned near Cleveland, Tennessee, November 22, 1863.

John H. Morgan Staff.

St. Ledger Grentel, England, Colonel, A.  A. A. G.  Wounded at Cynthiana, Kentucky, July 17, 1862.  Captured on Ohio raid and drowned in escaping from prison at Day Tortugas, 1864.

Second Infantry, Co. B.
John S. Bridges, Private; Enlisted July 5,1862, at Camp Boone,Tennessee.  Accidentally.  drowned, February, 1865, in Congaree River near Columbia,Tennessee.

Second Infantry, Co. B. 

Asa Merrell,Private; Enlisted July 5, 1862, at Camp Boone, Tennessee.  Escaped capture at Fort Doneison; Joined Morgan's cavalry; Accidentally drowned.

Second Infantry, Co. H.

Conrad Bills,Private; Enlisted October 23, 1861, at Camp Taylor;  Wounded January 2,1863; Teamster; Accidentally drowned February, 1865.

Fourth Infantry, Co. D.

John L. Robinson, Private; Enlisted August 20, 1861, at Camp Burnett, while en rout for exchange, was drowned in Mississippi River opposite Helena Arkansas, September, 1862.

Fourth Infantry, Co.E.

Alfred Barnett,,, Private; Enlisted September 10, 1862, at Lexington, Kentucky.  Drowned in Alabama River, August, 1863.

Fourth Infantry, Co. H
Bartholemew Sullivan, Private; 5th., Sergeant; Enlisted August 10, 1861, at Camp Burnett; Promoted 2nd., Corporal; was accidentally drowned in Alabama River, September 22, 1862.

Sixth Infantry, Co. B.

O. M. Donald, 3rd., Corporal; Enlisted September 26, 1861, at Camp Green River, Kentucky; Appointed 3rd., Corporal, October 23, 1861; Was drowned in the Comite River,August 4, 1862.

Schoolfield Battery Artillery.

M. D. Peters, Private; Enlisted, 1852, Kentucky; Drowned while Battery was crossing Nola Chuck Creek in Tennessee.

Fifth Infantry, Co. I.

Henry Prewitt, Private; Enlisted September 10, 1862,at Georgetown,Kentucky.  Drowned  in Caney River in 1863.

Eight Infantry, Co. A.

Newton Veal, Private; Enlisted September 2,1862, at Fayette Kentucky.  Drowned at Lynchburg, Virginia.

Eight Infantry, Co. C.

Notly Maddox,Private;Enlisted September 10,1862,at Shelby Kentucky.  Drowned crossing Obeys River.

Thursday, December 18, 2014

Dr Francis M Bledsoe, MD

Dr Francis M Bledsoe, MD. 

Birth: Jul. 8, 1836, Alabama.
Death: Mar. 17, 1901.

Wife: Anna Augusta ( Sutton ) Bledsoe,( 1853-1951 ).
Married May 24,1894.

Children: Emmie Bledsoe.

Burial: Georgetown Cemetery,Georgetown, Quitman County,Georgia.

Civil War Veteran.

Francis M. Bledsoe; Lieutenant Company I., 11th.,Georgia Infantry; Age 27; Wounded in right shoulder, July 3,1863; Amputation of arm at shoulder.

Wednesday, December 17, 2014

Frank A. Braley.

Frank A. Braley.

Birth: 1844, Northfield, Merrimack County,New Hampshire.
Death: July 11,1892,Gilford, Belknap County, New Hampshire.

Parent: George W. Braley.

Wife and children are unknown.

Burial: Riverside Cemetery, Plymouth,Grafton County,New Hampshire.

New Hampshire Twelfth, Infantry.

Frank A. Braley,Twelfth New Hampshire Infantry, Company F.; Born Northfield; Age 18; Residence Northfield; Credited to Northfield; Enlisted August 21,1862;Mustered in September 5, 1862, as Private;  Wounded; Deserted December 12,1862, at Falmouth,Virginia; Apprehended; Mustered out June 21, 1865.  Died July 11,1892, Gilford.

Author.  On his pension file the beneficiary was a minor child Carrie G. Colby,June 13, 1893, how their related I couldn't find out.

Edmund F. Prentiss.

Edmund F. Prentiss.

Birth: September 6,1837.
Death: February 5, 1897.

Mother:Eunice A. Prentiss.

Wife: Anna Maria Prentiss.

Children: Mary Elizabeth Prentiss, ( 1879-1885 ), Henry Wilson Prentiss, ( 1875-1891 ).

Burial: North Burial Ground, Providence, Providence County, Rhode Island.

Rhode Island Second Infantry.

EDMUND F. PRENTISS, Providence: Corporal, Com pany C, June 5th, 1861; sergeant, November 4th, 1861; first sergeant, October 2nd, 1862; second lieutenant, K, May 10th, 1863; first lieutenant, A, October 30th, 1863; wounded near Spottsylvania, May 18th, 1864.
Wounded at the battle of Spottsylvania,also known as the battle of the Wilderness; Wounded in the head and thigh, May 18, 1864.

Tuesday, December 16, 2014

William A. Boyd.

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William A. Boyd.

Birth: 1824.
Death:July 11, 1864.

Wife: Sarah A. Thompson Boyd, (1833-1884.)
Married February 25, 1851.

Children: two, but no names given or found.

Burial: Crown Hill Cemetery, Centerville, Wyane County Indiana.

Directory and Soldiers Register of Wyane County Indiana.
Publish Date, 1865.

Boyd, William A. enlisted in Co. C, 84th Beg Ind Vol Inf, for three years. September, 1862. Was commissioned as captain at the organization of his company, and was with the regiment in Western Virginia and Eastern Kentucky, participating in all its battles. until May 9th, 1864, when he was in command of six companies of skirmishers at Rocky Face, Georgia, and was wounded by a shot through both thighs ; the left one was amputated, but his life could not be saved He died in hospital at Chattanooga July 11. 1864, leaving a wife and two children residing at present in Centerville. A short time previous to his death. Mr. Boyd was promoted to major of his regiment, and was holding that office at the time.

Sarah A. boyd,widow,William A. Boyd, soldier.  Residence a quarter mile north of Centerville, Center Township.

Oliver P. Posey

Oliver P. Posey.

Birth: 1843,Ohio.
Death: Unknown.

Parents: John B. and Dulcina Posey.

Brothers and Sisters: Mary, Oliver P., Eugenia, Charlotte Posey.

Burial: Unknown..

Directory and Soldiers Register of Wyane County Indiana.

Oliver P. Posey, enlisted April 1, 1861,in Company C., Eight Regiment Indiana Volnnteers Infantry, for three months, was in battle of Rich Mountain, and was discharged at expiration of term of enlistment.  

Reenlisted in same company August 1,1861,for three years; was in the battles of Pea Ridge, and all the battles incident to the capture of Vicksburg, including Port Gibson ( where he was wounded , the ball remaining in his arm ), Black River Bridge, the assault or Rebel works at Vicksburg,Jackson, Mississippi,and also the battles of Winchester, Cedar Creek and Fisher's Hill.

He fought by Sheridan in the Shenandoah Valley, and is yet in the service, May, 1865.  He is the son of John B. Posey, of Richmond, Wyane County,Indiana.

Sunday, December 14, 2014

Michael Wert

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January 6th, 1864. Went to see Michael Wert of the One Hundred and Eighty-fourth Pennsylvania shot for desertion."This was a most solemn sight. I did not go of my own volition, nor did any of the regiment, I presume. The whole division was ordered out to see the execution, that they might see the penalty for desertion.

We were marched to a large, open field, where preparations had been made, the grave dug, etc. A hollow square was formed, two ranks inward face. After we were formed the provost guard approached with the prisoner. First came the drum corps playing the dead much, with muffled drums, then a small squad of the guard followed by an open wagon, containing a coffin, on which the prisoner sat, then followed more of the guard, all in charge of a captain. They marched through and around the whole square, that every soldier could see, then to the open grave, where he and the coffin were taken out of the wagon, the coffin placed near the grave on which he was made to sit.

The guard then marched a few paces in front. When the captain gave the order : Ready ! Aim ! Attention ! Then again : Ready ! Aim ! Fire ! and that ended the life of one who had placed many, if not the whole army, in jeopardy. He fell over, pierced by as many balls as there were muskets, less one, for one musket was loaded with a blank cartridge. Neither one of the guards knew but that his was the loaded blank, therefore, it is always the other ones who did the execution.

I did not speak of the chaplain who accompanied the prisoner. Sergeant Tyler D. Phillips of my company ( G. ), now a prominent merchant at Menasha, Wis., who was sergeant of the picket. I wrote him to give me a detail of the circumstances of the capture. His answer follows herewith:

Mexasha Wis., February 25th, 1884.

Dear Sir and Friend : I received yours of the 6th inst. and beg your pardon for not answering before, but I could not get the time to look over my papers, referring to the matter you ask about, until this date. I find my records show that on the 7th of December, 1864, I took a deserter, while on picket, by the name of Michael Wert, a member of Company G, One Hundred and Eighty-fourth Pennsylvania. I had placed my vidette and returned to my regular post, when I heard the vidette halt someone. I went to him. I found this man  Michael Wert, We took him on the line.

He said (thinking he was in the enemy's line instead of his own) he was tired of fighting and thought he would get away from the 'Yanks' and come to us. I asked him if he was an en- listed man. He said he was not, that he was drafted and did not like the business, and was bound to quit it. He also said that they had placed him on vidette and that he had set his musket against a tree, and if we would steal out with a few men we could capture the whole picket line, as there were but a few of us, and that the whole army had evacuated the lines and gone to some other place, he did not know where. I find further that on Monday, December 17th, 1861, I was subpoenaed to appear at head quarters as a witness in the case of Michael Wert, and that on January 6th, 1861, at 10 o'clock a. m. he was shot by order of the court, etc., etc.

Yours truly, Tyler D. Phillips. Late Sergeant Company G, Thirty-sixth Wis.

He evidently did not know that the ''whole army" was massed in the second line of works and the rear, waiting for a weak point. The fellow miscalculated, when he started out for what he thought to be the enemy's line. This was the first and only execution I know of in our corps. Deserters from the enemy were coming in to us daily all through the winter of '61-'65, and a sorry lot of fellows they were.

Saturday, December 13, 2014

Henry V. P. Kabrick

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Capt Henry V. P. Kabrick. 

Birth: Nov. 15, 1841, Loudoun County, Virginia.
Death: May 20, 1927, Kansas City, Jackson County, Missouri.

Parents: George and Jane (Morrison) Kabrick from Loundoun County, Virginia.

Wife: Francis F George Kabrick (1841 - 1922).

Children: Lorena Nancy Kabrick Peerson (1872 - 1959), David George Lee Kabrick (1877 - 1916), Lula Edna Kabrick (1878 - 1879).

Siblings: Joseph Edward William Kabrick (1839 - 1918), Henry V. P. Kabrick (1841 - 1927), Rachel Ann Kabrick Major (1843 - 1893). 

Burial: George Cemetery, Oak Grove, Jackson County, Missouri.

Missouri 12th., Cavalry, Co. C.

Henry V. P. Kabrick. Our portrait of Captain Kabrick shows him in the uniform of a Confederate soldier at the close of the war. He entered the service August 14, 1862, and two days later was given his baptism of fire at the battle of Lone Jack. He belonged to Company C, 2nd Missouri Cavalry, Marmaduke's Division. There was no truer soldier and there is no truer friend than Henry Kabrick.

He is proud of his war record, as every real soldier should be. He was in the battles at Lone Jack,Newtonia, Gape Girardeau, Osage River, Lexington, Westport, Mine Creek, and all the battles and skirmishes of his command. He was still a young man when the war closed and he returned to his home near Oak Grove, Mo., where he has resided ever since, following the vocations of farmer and carpenter. He is one of the substan- tial citizens of the county, and is captain of Up. Hays Camp, United Confederate Veterans, at Oak Grove. Captain Kabrick has a son, Lee Kabrick, serving in the United States Army in the Philippine

Friday, December 12, 2014

Isaac M. Bobb


Illinois 46th.,Infantry,Regimental History.
Company D. 

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Lieut. Isaac M. Bobb was born in Marion county. Pa., Dec. 22, 1835. When nine years old he came with his parents to Stephenson county. Ill., and remained at home until 1854, when he started West and located in Winnesheik county, Iowa, at Locust Lane. There he cast one of the two votes that was cast at that place for Gen. J. C. Freemont for President. He remained in the West until 1861, and then returned to Stephenson county, Ill..

On the 15th of July, 1861, he enlisted in Company A, 11th Ill. Infantry, and served in that regiment two years, when he was discharged on account of sickness and returned home. He re-enlisted Dec. 12, 1863, in Co. D, 46th Ill. Infantry, and was commissioned 2nd Lieut, Jan. 30, 1864, and promoted to 1st Lieut. June 6, 1865. He remained with the regiment until it was mustered out of service, Jan. 20, 1866, at Baton Rouge, La., returning home and living on a farm until he died, March 18, 1901.

Lieut. Bobb was a member of John Musser Post, No. 365, G. A. R., and a charter member of the I. O. O. F., of the J. R. Scroggs Lodge. He was also a member of the Rebekah Lodge. On Jan. 20, 1863, Mr. Bobb was married to Miss Sarah Miller, who was born in Center county. Pa. Four children were born to this union : Milton, of Taylor, N. Dakota, Mrs. John Snyder, of Orifino, Idaho, Mrs. Frank Rudy, of Monroe, Wis., and Archie at home.

Illinois Civil War Detail Report 

Name BOBB, ISAAC, Rank PVT; Company A; Unit 11 IL US INF.    

Personal Characteristics, Residence FREEPORT, STEPHENSON CO, IL; Age 26; Height 5' 10 1/2; Hair LIGHT; Eyes HAZEL; Complexion LIGHT; Marital Status SINGLE; Occupation FARMER; Nativity PA,;

Service Record Joined When JUL 30, 1861; Joined Where FREEPORT, IL; Period 3 YRS; Muster In JUL 30, 1861; Muster In Where BIRDS POINT, MO.; Remarks DISCHARGED AT HOLLY SPRINGS MISS 25 DEC 1862 BY ORDER GEN GRANT.

Frank E. Griggs.

Frank E. Griggs. 

Birth: 1844, Michigan.
Death: unknown

Parents: Almond and Ruth M. Griggs.

Brothers and Sisters:  Ester, Edward B., Oliver M., Frank E. Griggs.

Burial: Conway Benjamin Cemetery, Livingston County, Michigan.

Michigan Twenty-Second Infantry
Company, H..

Griggs, Frank E., Conway. Enlisted in company H, Twenty-second Infantry, as Corporal. Aug. 14, 1862, at Howell, for 3 years, age 18. Mustered Aug. 22, 1862. Discharged on Surgeon's certificate of disability at Nashville, Tenn., July 27, 1863.

Thursday, December 11, 2014

William A. Driggs,Sr.& Jr.

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William A. Driggs, Sr. 

Birth: May 30, 1813.
Death: May 25, 1890.

William A. Driggs Sr., Beloved husband of Darlene Driggs 1824-1894.

Wife: Sarah Louisa Boyd Driggs (1821 - 1890).

Children: William A. Driggs (1855 - 1926).

Burial: Englewood Cemetery, Clinton, Henry County, Missouri.

W.A. Driggs Home.
William A. Driggs, Jr. 

Birth: 1855.
Death: 1926.

William A. Driggs, Beloved husband of Nannie (Holliday) Driggs 1858-1914.

Parents: William A. Driggs (1813 - 1890), Sarah Louisa Boyd Driggs (1821 - 1890).

Wife: Nannie Holliday Driggs (1858 - 1914).

Burial: Englewo
od Cemetery, Clinton, Henry County, Missouri.

William A. Driggs & Son

W. A. Driggs, president and manager of the Peoples Hardware Com- pany at Clinton, Missouri, is one of the well-known and successful busi- ness men of Henry County. Mr. Driggs was born in Woodsfield, Monroe County, Ohio, September 28, 1854, and is a son of William and Sarah Louise (Boyd) Driggs, the foi-mer a native of Connecticut and the latter of Alexandria, Virginia. William Driggs, the father, came from New England to Ohio with his parents when he was a child. In 1868 he came from Ohio to Missouri, and settled in Henry County. At that time the nearest railroad to Henry County was at Warrensburg, and when he came here he made the trip from Warrensburg to Clinton by stage.

He purchased a farm adjoining the city of Clinton on the north for which he paid forty dollars per acre. Here he followed farming and stock raising, the remainder of his life, with the exception of the last few years, when he built a home in Clinton and practically retired. He died April 28, 1891, age seventy-nine years, and his wife departed this life December 23rd of the same year. Five of their children are now living, Estella, the wife of John H. Lust, Altamont, Kansas ; W. A., the subject of this sketch ; Sopha, the wife of John C. Goodell, Mound Valley, Kansas; A. L. Bald- win, Kansas; Mary Frances, the wife of E. L. Redding, San Francisco, California.

W. A. Driggs was educated in the public schools of Henry County, receiving a good common school education. When he was nineteen years of age he went to learn the tinner's trade and for thirteen years worked as a journeyman tinner. He then engaged in the hardware business -in Clinton, in partnership with G. W. Thomas, under the firm name of Driggs & Thomas. This firm did business about one year, when Mr. Driggs purchased his partner's interest and conducted the business alone until 1897, when he went to Nebraska. After remaining there about a year he went to Kansas and in 1901 returned to Clinton, where he engaged in the furniture business, under the title of the Clinton Furniture Company.

Three years later he disposed of the furniture business and bought the hardware business which had been conducted by Thomas & Foster, and in 1910 incorporated this business under the coi-porate name of the Peoples Hardware Company, and since that time has been president and manager of this institution. This is one of the extensive hardware establishments of Henry County, and it is seldom that one finds such a complete line of hardware made up of such clean stock as is found in this establishment. The store is located on the east side of the square and has a frontage of twenty-three feet and is one hundred feet deep. Two stories are occupied by the hardware business besides a large warehouse in the rear.

Mr. Driggs was united in marriage, June 12, 1888, to Miss Nanna R. Holliday, a daughter of George H. Holliday, deceased. Two children have been born to Mr. and Mrs. Driggs, Mary Louise, who resides at home with her parents and John, who now holds a commission as first lieutenant in the National Army of the United States. Mr. Driggs is a member of the Independent Order of United Work- man, Modem Woodmen of America and the Methodist Episcopal Church. One of the greatest bereavement of Mr. Driggs' life occurred December 13, 1914, when Mrs. Driggs departed this life.

Constantine Kunsatis or Frank Kansas.

Constantine  Kunsatis or Frank Kansas.

Birth: 1865, Liithuania.
Death: 1941.

Occ. Coal Digger.

Parent: Stanley Kunsatis.

Wife: Agnes Kansas.

Children Stanley,Adam J., Anna Kansas.

Burial: Virden Cemetery, Virden, Macoupin county,Illinois.

Wednesday, December 10, 2014

Samuel Hamilton Chiles

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Samuel Hamilton Chiles. 

Birth: Dec. 12, 1844, Jackson County, Missouri.
Death: Sept. 16, 1929, Buckner, Jackson County,Missouri.

Parents: James C. Chiles (1802 - 1883), Ruth Wilson Hamilton Chiles (1803 - 1870).

Wife: Martha Steele Hughes Chiles (1846 - 1932).

Children: Martha Hamilton Chiles Hifner (1867 - 1947). Cornelius C. Chiles (1868 - 1958). Charles Bishop Chiles (1871 - 1947). Annie S. Chiles Roth (1872 - 1953). Mary C. Chiles King (1874 - 1936). Hughes W. Chiles (1875 - 1915). Emma S. Chiles Stapp (1878 - 1931), Ruth B. Chiles Van Allen (1879 - 1960). Henry Chelsea Chiles (1881 - 1950), James Chiles (1883 - 1964).

Siblings: Mary Hamilton Chiles Irwin (1823 - 1916). Henry T. Chiles (1825 - 1898). James J. Chiles (1833 - 1873). Isabella Eille Chiles Shortridge (1837 - 1913). Susan S. Chiles Black (1839 - 1914). William Ballinger Chiles (1844 - 1900). Samuel Hamilton Chiles (1844 - 1929).

Burial: Buckner Hill Cemetery, Buckner, Jackson County, Missouri.

Samuel H. Chiles.

Samuel H. Chiles was only sixteen years of age when the war broke out. He enlisted as one of the Fort Osage Rangers and fought for three months under Rains in the State Guards service. His father then took him home and put him in school. But the military ardor of young Chiles had been aroused, and he ran away from 'home and enlisted in Shelby's brigade. He was soon transferred to Ruffner's battery, John B. Clark's brigade. Parsons' division. He was pleased with the artillery service and continued in it to the end. 

Mr. Chiles fought in the battles of Wilson Creek, Drywood, Lexington, Pea Ridge, Cane Hill, and Pririe Grove. He was in the battles of Pleasant Hill and Mansfield, in Louisiana, when^ Banks was driven back. His command then moved up against Steele, who was retreating from Camden to Little Rock. At the battle of Jenkins' Ferry, Mr. Chiles was wounded. Out of 26 men who served the battery, 20 were killed and 6 wounded. 

Mr. Chiles fell into the hands of the Federals, and for eleven months was a prisoner of war, most of the time at Rock Island, Ill., He was paroled after Lee surrendered; when released, he joined Shelby's expedition to Mexico. Mr. Chiles was about the youngest soldier in the Western armies. He was always ready for duty and never failed to be on hand when there was fighting to be done. 

Mr. Chiles remained but a short time in Mexico, and returned to his native place in Jackson County, Missouri, where he became a successful farmer and stock-raiser. In 1896 Mr. Chiles was chosen marshal of Jackson County. His administration of the office was satisfactory to the people, and he was reelected in 1898 for another term of two years.

Peter Shiatte,Vermont.

Left 1862, Right 1906.
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PETER SHIATTE was only 19 years of age when he volunteered into Captain Lonergan's Company A. 13th Regiment Vermont Volunteers. Was born on tile 8th day of May. 1843.His education was limited to the common schools of Vermont, and adverse circumstances prevented continuous attendance even on the district schools. He was a solid healthy young man and to all appearance at time of enlistment well calculated for a soldier. He was on hand to do his full duty at all times night or day never shrank from duty or complained of hardship. He was company cook for a while but was not a success at that so some of the boys claimed. His comrades thought he should prepare cake, pies and pudding occasionally and found fault because he could not make pies, cakes and puddings out of beans, rice, hard tack and salt pork. It was not a soft job to cook for 100 hungry boys and satisfy all. 

Comrade Shiatte was better on the picket line, march, and in the battle than running the company cook tent. He graduated quite early as cook and took up the more suitable duties of a soldier. He never allowed anyone to cross the picket line night or day. friend or foe until they had advanced and given the countersign in a proper manner. Every officer though stars, bars and eagles glistened on breast and shoulder must submit to the same rule when desirous of cross- ing the picket line he walked and guarded. He obeyed instructions to the letter. He made an exemplary soldier and returned home with his share of honors won on the battlefield of Gettysburg. He was mustered out with the regiment .July 21st, 1863. 

On return to civil life learned the trade of tinsmith and metal worker, settled down to business, becoming an industrious hard working. successful mechanic. He married and six children blessed the union. .Josephin Ida, Felix Frederick. Frank. George. Eddy and Tlieodore. all living and prosperous and happy. He says that he shall want one book for each child. Comrade Shiatte has moved about some to better his situation and satisfy his desire and curiosity and to see and know something about this land that he faced cannon to save. The company clerk H. W. Allen says. "He was a pretty good man and soldier, but mighty poor cook!" His present post office address. 127 .Main St., Fall River, Mass

Tuesday, December 09, 2014


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Vermont Thirteenth Infantry,Regimental History.

ORCAS C. WILDER son of Levi and Beniice Bates Wilder, was born at Waitsfield, Vt., May 9th, 1828. His father and grandfather were among the early settlers of the town of Waitsfield and of the old Puritan stock of Massachusetts. They originally came from England where it has been possible to trace the genealogy to Nicholas Wilder a military chieftain in the army of the Earl of Richmond at the battle of Bosworth in 1485. He was reared on the old Wilder farm, received a common school education with one term at Randolph Centre Academy, and at the age of 20 learned the carpenter's trade, which he followed for several years up to the time that he bought the farm on which he has since lived.

February 11th. 1855, he was married to Mary Elizabeth Holden. youngest daughter of Elijah and Orpha Holden of Waitsfield. Vt., and to them seven children were born as follows: Alice M., born August 1st, 1856, married Orville H. Richardson of Waitsfield, now residing in Montpelier, Vt. Frederic P., born September 18th. 1858, married, living in Waitsfield, Vt. Levi O., born March 12th, 1865, married, living in Middlesex, Vt. Enos E., born April 28th. 1867, died September 22nd, 1896. Ellen F., born September 14th. 1869, married Rev. F. M. Buker of Lewiston. Me., now residing in North Sterling, Conn. Josephine C, born August 11th, 1873, married Frank H. Brown of Waitsfield, Vt., now residing in Burlington, Vt. Roy J., born August 30th, 1875, married, living in Springfield, Mass.

Orcas C Wilder. 

Birth: May 9, 1828.
Death: March 28, 1906.

Wife: Mary Elizabeth Holden Wilder (1836 - 1904).

Children: Alice M Wilder (1856 - 1930). Frederic Fremont Wilder (1858 - 1926). Levi O Wilder (1865 - 1939). Enos E Wilder (1867 - 1896). Ellen F Wilder (1869 - 1930). Josie C Wilder (1873 - 1961). Roy J Wilder (1875 - 1951). Roy J Wilder (1876 - 1951).

Burial: Waitsfield Village Cemetery, Waitsfield,Washington County, Vermont.

Monday, December 08, 2014

Captain Edward Riggs, New York.

I gave the pages a title when there was non, its to let you know whats going to be talked about.Take for incidence,( The President takes his  Photograph ), this gives a insight into President Lincolns humor and discomfort on having his Photograph taken.

New York 118th., Infantry,Regimental History.

The President takes his Photograph.

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page 51-52.  Just before we left Washington and when we were under orders to be ready to move, Lieutenants Riggs, Carter and myself went to Brady's celebrated photograph gallery to leave our negatives from which we might order photographs when wanted. Our officers had started an exchange of photos so that each one might have one of each. The office of the gallery was on the second floor of a three-story building, the operating rooms being on the third floor.We found no one ahead of us and while registering and getting our numbered cards, Mr. Nicolay, one of the President's secretaries,came in and said to the man in charge that the President had been asked by Mr. Brady to pose for a standing, full-length photo and that he was in his carriage outside and would come in if the matter could have immediate attention.

We waited no longer, hurried upstairs, to be in the operating rooms when the President came. Shortly after the office man appeared with President Lincoln and requested that we waive our priority in his behalf. Lieutenant Riggs replied, rather dramatically: "Certainly, our Commander-in-Chief comes first everywhere." Mr. Lincoln thanked us and said, in substance: "Soldiers come first everywhere, these days. Black-coats are at a discount in the presence of the blue and I recognize the merit of the discount." The operator was a Frenchman, with a decided accent. He said to the President that there was considerable call for a full length standing photograph of him. The President jokingly inquired whether this could be done with a single negative, saying:"You see, I'm six feet four in my stockings." The operator replied that it could be done all right and left to arrange for the "standing."

The President then said to us that he had lately seen a very long, or rather, a very wide landscape photograph and that he wondered if there was a camera large enough to take in such an area; but on close examination he found that it had been taken in parts and nicely joined together, and he thought, perhaps, this method might be necessary for his "full length 'landscape.'"   The operator announced that he was ready and they went into the camera room, but the President stood where we could see and hear him. He asked whether he should stand as if addressing a jury "with my arm like this," stretching out his right arm.The operator came to him several times, placing the President's arms by his side, turning his head, adjusting his clothing, etc. "Just look natural," said the operator. "That is what I would like to avoid," Mr. Lincoln replied.  In the meantime each of us tried on the President's tall hat and it fitted Lieutenant Riggs finely.

Author.  It should be noted that Captain Riggs had met and seen the President many times,as the President walked the streets of Washington.

Dereliction of Duty.

page 67.  Colonel Keese observed lights in some of our shelter tents one night after "taps" had sounded.It was the duty of the officer of the day to see to it that lights were out at taps. The Colonel asked the Adjutant who the officer of the day was, and being told that it was Captain Riggs, he ordered the Adjutant to re-detail him for the same service next day, "for dereliction of duty." Captain Riggs was an excellent officer and a lawyer. His failure to have lights out that night was because of his need to quell a disturbance between some of our men and those of another regiment camped next to ours. 

He was willing enough to serve the unusual detail of a second day, but was hurt at the charge of "dereliction of duty" and denied the right of the Colonel to punish him without trial.He, therefore, refused to serve the second day and did not,demanding trial by court martial or the cancellation of the order from the regimental record. The matter had a very serious aspect, for the Colonel believed he had the right to make the order and to prefer charges against the Captain for refusing to obey it. There were four lawyers among our officers and all held that the Colonel had exceeded his authority in ordering Captain Riggs on extra duty as a punishment. 

The Colonel consulted General Peck in command of the district, a West Pointer, who said the Colonel did not have the right to punish an officer, except by charges and court martial, and so, later on, the obnoxious order was expunged. For a time the matter was much discussed and with feeling; but it was soon forgotten and former friendships were resumed and continued. It took "grit" for the Captain to stand upon his rights and dare a quarrel with his Colonel, but Captain Riggs was equal to the occasion and the incident was helpful in many ways; especially in proving that, there is a limit to the authority of even Colonels in command.

Typhoid Fever.

page 81.  Captain Riggs had a siege of typhoid fever at Gloucester Point and this, with a serious physical disability which he had suffered from for a long time and which a less resolute man would have considered disabling, made him resign, and a splendid man and officer left us. While he was convalescent his law partner, Judge Brown of Glens Falls, and Riggs' mother visited him.

To The Front?

page 146-7.  Edward Riggs of Glens Falls, formerly a captain in our regiment, and much respected, came to camp to-day to verify enlistments for the credit of his town. I confided to him that we expected immediate activity and he urged me to intercede with General Burnham to let him act as civilian aide on the General's staff. Burnham refused, much to Riggs' disappointment. Burnham said: "It will be bad enough for soldiers who have to go, but it will be no place for a citizen. If he should be wounded or killed it would be said, " Good enough for him, he had no business to be there.''

Death of Captain Riggs.

Captain Riggs of Glens Falls was sent south to enlist Negroes to count on the quota of men required from his town, and he went down with the steamer Melville off Cape Hatteras.

Captain Riggs Burial.

Glens Falls Cemetery,Glens Falls, Warren County,New York.,

James Nutt, New York..

New York 144th.,  Infantry, Regimental History.

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page, 215,Lieut. Nutt did not lose his foot, but it was so badly injured that he never recovered from the injury, but has suffered and still suffers most excruciating pain, a result of the wound. He too rejoices that he was able to do and to endure for a country beloved.

page 309., James Nutt. Oct. 29, 1864; Nov. 29, 1864; promoted from 1st Sergt. Co. F. 144th N. Y. Vol.; discharged by reason of wounds received at James Island, Feb. 1865, in June, 1865 ; address, Hancock, N. Y.

 page, 349.,Nutt, James. 24; Newburg, N. Y., Aug. 14, 1862; Corp. at org. of Regt.; pro. to Sergt. April 24, 1864; to 1st Sergt. May is, 1864; 2nd Lieut. Nov. 29, 1864; address, Hancock, N. Y.

New York State Records.

NUTT, JAMES.—Age, 24 years. Enrolled, August 14, 1862, at Newburgh, to serve three years; mustered in as corporal, Co. F, September 27, 1862; promoted sergeant, April 24, 1863; first sergeant, May 15, 1864; mustered in as second lieutenant, Co. B, October 29, 1864; wounded in action, February 10, 1865, at. James' Island, S. C; discharged for disability, October 3, 1865. Commissioned second lieutenant, November 15, 1864, with rank from October 29, 1864, vice J. H. Zabriskie resigned.

James Davidson Nutt 

Birth: Apr. 25, 1838 Newburgh Orange County New York.
Death: Jun. 27, 1911 Hancock Delaware County New York.

Parents: Joseph Davidson Nutt & Martha Bell Nutt.

Wife: Adalyn Susan "Addie" Breakey Nutt.
Married 1871.

Children: Willie (b-1872); Henry Davidson (b-1874); and Addie B. (b-1876 m-Seibert).

Siblings: James Davidson Nutt (1838 - 1911), Isabella Nutt Best (1845 - 1883), William S. Nutt (1853 - 1877), Willard F. Nutt (1853 - 1893).

Burial: Old Village Community Cemetery Hancock Delaware County New York

Sunday, December 07, 2014

Frederick " Fred", D. Hills.

44th., N.Y.
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New York 44th.,Infantry Regimental History.

Enlisted at Penn.Van N. Y., on August 14, 1862, in the 148th N. Y. V. L, but the company being a supernumerary one, was transferred to the 44th N. Y. V. L, was sent to camp at Albany, N. Y., and was assigned as new Co. C, which was dubbed the Penn. Van Company. This company joined the 44th Regiment at Antietam, Md., in September, 1862. On Jan. 31, 1863, he was made a Sergeant. On Aug. 10, 1863, was transferred to the U. S. Signal Corps at Warrenton Junction and was assigned as Sergeant to the headquarters of Major- General Judson Kilpatrick of the 3rd Division Cavalry Corps. On Aug. 4, 1864, he was assigned to the 1st Division Cavalry Corps, commanded by Major-General Wesley Merritt and then sent to the Shenandoah Valley. After the campaigns in this Valley his command joined the Army of the Potomac in March, 1865. Discharged at close of the war at Winchester, Va.

Signal Corps.
U.S.A. Signal Corps.

HILLS, FRED D., Sergt. . . 241 Wabash Ave., Chicago, Ill. Transferred from Co. C, 44th N. Y.: Pennsylvania N. Y.; Dept. of Shen.; Army of the Potomac.

New York State Records.

HILLS, FRED D.—Age, 18 years. Enlisted, August 14, 1862, at Penn Yan, to serve three years; mustered in as corporal, Co.,C, October 3, 1862; promoted sergeant, prior to April, 1863; transferred to Signal Corps Army of the Potomac, August 28, 1863.

Frederick D. Hills.

Birth: January 15, 1844.
Death: August 25, 1921.

Parents: Abram and Abigail Munger Hills, ( 1819-1894 ).

Burial: Oak Woods Cemetery, Chicago, cook County, Illinois.

Saturday, December 06, 2014

John Finlayson Kent.

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John Finlayson Kent. 

Birth: Dec. 22, 1837, Dundee City, Scotland.
Death: Nov. 14, 1923, Montevideo,Chippewa County, Minnesota.

Wife: Ellen P.Kent.

Burial: Sunset Memorial Cemetery,Montevideo, Chippewa County, Minnesota.

New York First Cavalry,"Lincoln Cavalry."

KENT, JOHN.—Age, 23 years. Enlisted July 16, 1861, at NewYork; mustered in as private, Company D, July 16, 1861, to serve three years; promoted corporal and sergeant, dates not known; mustered out with a detachment, August 16, 1864, at Harper's Ferry, Va.

Friday, December 05, 2014

Dudley Avery, Louisiana.

Dudley Avery. 

Birth: Sept. 20, 1842 Baton Rouge East Baton Rouge Parish Louisiana.
Death: Jan. 11, 1917 Avery Island Iberia Parish Louisiana.

Businessman, politician. Born, Baton Rouge, September 20, 1842, eldest son of Daniel Dudley Avery and Sarah Craig Marsh. Education, local schools, attended Princeton University. Civil War: enlisted 1861, served with Fourth Louisiana Infantry; elected lieutenant, 18th Louisiana Regiment. Wounded, Battle of Shiloh. Took part in all engagements of Red River Campaign.

Married, March 23, 1865, Mary Louise Richardson, daughter of Daniel DuBose and Mary Alexander Richardson of Bayside Plantation near Jeanerette, La.

Children: Daniel Dudley, Kate Richardson, John Leeds, and Dudley, Jr.

After war engaged in planting and salt production on Avery Island. Organized the first militia company outside of New Orleans after Civil War, The Iberia Guards. Served in the state senate in the 1890's. Charter member, U. C. V. Camp 1788, New Iberia.

Parents: Daniel Dudley Avery (1810 - 1879) Sarah Craig Marsh Avery (1818 - 1878)

Wife: Mary Louise Richardson Avery (1845 - 1875).

Children: Daniel Dudley Avery (1866 - 1922), Kate Richardson Avery Clark (1868 - 1951), John Leeds Avery (1870 - 1930), Dudley Avery (1874 - 1906).

Siblings: Mary Eliza Avery McIlhenny (1838 - 1915), Sara Marsh Avery Leeds (1840 - 1918), Dudley Avery (1842 - 1917),  John Marsh Avery (1844 - 1891), George Marsh Avery (1846 - 1846), Margaret Henshaw Avery Johnston (1848 - 1925).

Burial: Avery Island Cemetery Iberia Parish Louisiana.

Louisiana 18th., Infantry, Co. D.

Avery. Dudley, 2nd Jr. Lt., 2nd Lt. Co. D. 18th La. Infantry. En. Oct. 5th. 1861, Camp Moore. La. Present on Roll to Oct. 31st. 1861. Roll for Nov. and Dec 1861 "Absent. On Leave for 11 Days, from Dec 21th.,1861" Roll for Jan. and Feb., 1862. "Present." Roll for May and June, 1S62, "Superseded by Order of Reorganization. May 10th. 1862." Roll for Jan. and Feb., 1863, "Absent. Provost Guard at New Iberia. La. Promoted to 2nd Lt. Jan. 0th. 1863 " Rolls from May, 1863. to Aug.. 1863, "Absent on Detached Service with Gen. Mouton Since March 1st, 1863." Also Borne on Rolls of Co. E. 18th (Cons.) and Yellow Jacket Battn. La. Infantry., "2nd Lt." Roll for Jan. and Feb., 1864. "Absent. Detached as Provost Guard Since Dec. 19th. 1863." On Roll of Prisoners of War Paroled New Iberia, La., June 11th. 1865..

Thursday, December 04, 2014

Horace Inman.

Horace Inman.

Birth: abt. 1844.
Death: June 24, 1905, age 63.

Occ. Baker Man.

Brother: James H. Inman, Hudson, Michigan.

Note.  It seems that Horace never married.

Burial: Indiana Soldiers Home Cemetery, West Lafayette, Tippecanoe County, Indiana.

Indiana State Soldiers Home.

Horace Inman,Age 69; Nativity New York; Rank Private; Michigan Second Infantry, Co. D.; Michigan Fourth Infantry, Co. B.: Months of service 59; Pension $12. per month: Read & Write,Yes; Disability Rheumatism and Diseased Eyes.

Michigan Second Infantry, Co. D.

Imman, or Inman, Horace. Enlisted in company D, Second Infantry, April  20, 1861, at Adrian, for 3 years, age 22. Mustered May 25, 1861.Wounded in action at Knoxville, Tenn., Nov. 24, 1863. On duty with company K, Seventeenth Infantry, from Jan. 3o, 1864, to April 9,  1864. Discharged at expiration of term of service at Detroit, Mich.,  July 9, 1864.

Michigan Fourth Infantry, Co. E.

Inman, Horace. Enlisted in company E, Fourth Infantry, Aug. 23, 1864, at Jefferson, for 3 years, age 26. Mustered Aug. 23, 1864. Sergeant Sept. 14, 1864. Mustered out at Houston, Texas, May 26, 1866.

Author.  His pension files also states he was also in the 17th., U. S.Infantry Co. I. ,and 35th.,U. S. Infantry Co. B.

Wednesday, December 03, 2014

Charles W. Dick, Wisconsin..

CHARLES W. DICK, of Stockbridge,  Wis., and a member of G. A. R. Post No. 40, was born April 23, 1838, in Brothertown, Calumet Co., Wis. He is the son of Alexander G. and Samantha (Sickter) Dick and the former died in Kansas in 1864. His mother is still living in Brothertown and is 77 years old. Mr. Dick received a common school education and, when he was 14 years of age, he went to the far West and passed some years in traversing the Territories and Southern States, returning to Stockbridge in 1859.

Until 1861 he was interested in farming and lumbering and among the earliest to enroll in the military service of the United States after the war came on. April 27th., he enlisted in Company K, 4th Wisconsin Infantry at Stockbridge for three months in the State service and was afterwards sworn into the U. S. service, joining his command at Racine after re-enlisting for three years. He went with the regiment to Baltimore, passing through experiences while on the way which are of interest aud told in detail in many sketches on other pages.

He was in the marcli to the Eastern shore of Virginia and afterwards went to Fortress Monroe, whence he went with the regiment to Ship Island in the command of Butler. He was in the several movements up and down the Mississippi River in the attempts on Vicksburg and fought at Baton Rouge.

He was in the subsequent movements and took part in the battle of Bisland. He was in the battle of Clinton, La., and there received a bullet through his cap and blouse. He was also in the second assault on the same place and was camping in the vicinity when the fort surrendered. After the conversion of the regiment into cavalry Mr. Dick was in all its experiences and engaged in active skirmishing and scouting in Southern Louisiana. He re-enlisted Jan. 4, 1864, at Baton Rouge in the same company and regiment, and was in the reconnoissance to Clinton, La.

He was seized with jaundice while still an infantry soldier and passed three months in the hospital at Carrollton, La., and went afterwards to Charity and University hospitals at New Orleans. After recovery, he rejoined the regiment at Port Hudson, Jan. 14, 1863. He was with the regiment in all its later experiences and was mustered out at San Antonia, Texas, and discharged at New Orleans, Sept. 14, 1865.

In October he reached Stockbridge where he has since operated as a carpenter. He was married Aug. 30, 1S76, to Emogene Johnson of Stockbridge and their three children are named Lester LHysses, Horace Charles and Roy Alexander. Mr. Dick is a citizen who sustains the record he made as a soldier in his private life. He is a useful member of his Post and enjoys the respect of the community where he resides.

Daniel Hailey,Louisiana

Because of the many different ways of spelling his last name, I was unable to find any personal information on him.

Hailey, Daniel, Pvt. Co. A, 8th La. Inf. En. June 19, 1861, Camp Moore, La. Present on all Rolls to Oct., 1861. Roll for Nov. and Dec, 1861, Absent. Sent to Gen. Hospl., Nov. 13, 1861. Roll for Jan. and Feb., 1862, Absent. Sent to Richmond, sick, from Camp Florida, Dec. 29, 1801. Polls from Feb:, 1862, to June, 1862, Absent, acting as Hospl. Steward. Roll for July and Aug., 1862, Absent. Detailed as Hospl. Steward (now in Richmond, sick). Rolls from Jan., 1862, to Sept., 1862, Absent with the Wounded. Poll to Dec. 30, 1862, Transfd. to Med. Dept. as Hospl. Steward, Hospl. No. 18, Richmond, Va. Rolls from Feb.. 1863, to May. 1863, Absent with- out louve. Returned to Co, from Med. Dept., March 21. I863. Rolls from May, 1863, to Aug., 1863. Dropped as Deserter. Absent without leave since March 21, 1863. Roll for Sept. and Oct., 1863, Present. Returned to Co. from list of Deserters with a valid excuse. Roll for Nov. and Dec, 1863, Absent. Taken prisoner at Rappahannock Bridge. Federal Rolls of Prisoners of War, Captured Rappahannock, Va., Nov. 7, 1863. Admitted to Harewood U. S. A. Gen. Hospl., Washington, D. C, Nov. 8, 1863. Transfd. to Pt. Lookout, Md., Feb. 4, 1864. Paroled at Pt. Lookout, Md, May 3, 1864, until exchanged. Exchanged at "Aikens Landing, Va., May 8, 1864. Polls from April, 1864. to Aug., 1864, Present. Roll for Sept. and Oct., 1864, Absent, wounded, since Feb. 6, 1865. Record copied from Memorial Hall, New Orleans. La., by the War Dept., Washington, D. C, May, 1903, born La., occupation druggist, Res. Baton Rouge, La., age when enlisted 24, single. Severely wounded at Battle of Hatchers Run, Feb. 5, 1865.

William H. Shiers or Shires.

William H. Shiers.

Birth: abt. 1834.
Death: November 29, 1905.

Wife: Mary Shiers.

Burial:  Indian Soldiers Home Cemetery, West Lafayette, Tippecanoe county, Indiana.

Cass County, 1902.

He was recorded as being from Cass couny, but spent the last of his life here:Wabash Township (excl. West Lafayette town incl. Indiana State Soldiers House), Tippecanoe, Indiana, United States

Indiana State Solders Home.

William H. Shiers, Age 68; Nativity Ohio; Private, 20th.,Ohio Infantry, Co. C.; Sergeant, 35th.,Ohio Infantry, Co. E.: Sergeant 18th., Ohio Infantry, Co. C.; 53 month service; Pension $8. per month Read and write, Yes; Disability Old age, Rheumatism.

Author. In his grave record and his pension files his last name is ( Shiers ),however on all company rosters its  ( Shires ).  However I was unable to find him in two regiments under any spelling.

William H. Shires, Ohio 18th.,Infantry, Co. C.; Sergeant;Age 27; Enlisted August 19, 1861, for 3 years.  Transferred from Co. K., 35th.,Infantry, October 20, 1864.  Appointed from Private, January 1, 1863. Mustered out with company, October 9, 1863, Veteran.

Tuesday, December 02, 2014

John Ham.

John Ham.

Birth:December 5,1845.
Death:December 13,1922.

Wife: Elender Ham, ( 1840-1825 ).
Married 1891.

Children:Non found.

Burial: Mount Hope Cemetery,Logansport, Cass County, Indiana.

New York Eight Cavalry, Co. D.

HAM, JOHN.—Age, 18 years. Enlisted, October 12, 1861, at Rochester; mustered in as private, Co. D, October 28, 1861, to serve three years; captured, March 28, 1863, near Dumfries, Va.; paroled, no date given; re-enlisted, December 1, 1863; captured at Snicker's Gap, September 16, 1864; mustered out with company, June 27, 1865. at Alexandria, Va.

Cass County, Indiana,1902

They were from Cass count, but spent the last of their lives here:Wabash Township (excl. West Lafayette town incl. Indiana State Soldiers House), Tippecanoe, Indiana, United States

John Ham,Age 58;Nativity England; Private; New York, Eight Cavalry, Co. D.;45 Months service; Pension $8. per month; Read and Write, yes; Disability wounded in right hip.

Elender Ham, Wife;Age 62; Nativity Indiana; Disability General weakness.

Monday, December 01, 2014

Soldiers Killed by Bushwhackers.

Iowa Tenth Infantry, Co. F.

Dobbs, Thomas. (Veteran.) Age 23. Residence Millersburg, nativity Indiana. Enlisted Aug. 22, 1861. Mustered Sept. 7, 1861. Promoted Seventh Corporal May 1, 1862; Fifth Corporal. Wounded in thigh severely May 16, 1863, Champion Hills, Miss. Promoted Third Corporal.Re-enlisted and re-mustered March 30, '1864. Killed by bushwhackers Oct. 22, 1864, Kingston, Ga.

Michigan Second Cavalry, Co. F.

Lynch, John, Grand Rapids. Enlisted in company F, Second Cavalry, Sept.13, 1862, at Grand Rapids, for 3 years, age 23. Mustered Sept. 18, 1862. Joined regiment at Crab Orchard, Ky., Nov. 1, 1862. Killed by bushwhackers while on scout near Cleveland, Tenn., April 2, 1864.

Michigan Third Cavalry,Co. K.

Lewis, George A. (Veteran), Raisin. Enlisted in company K, Third Cavalry, Sept. 9, 1861, at Tecumseh, for 3 years, age 31. Mustered Oct.3, 1861. Re-enlisted as Corporal, Jan. 2o, 1864, at La Grange, Tenn.Mustered Jan. 27, 1864. Killed by bushwhackers while on scout, near Searcy, Ark., Aug. 29, 1864. Buried in National Cemetery at Little Rock, Ark. Grave No. 325.

Michigan Eight Cavalry, Co. K.

Cray, or Clary, Charles D. Enlisted in company K, Eighth Cavalry, Jan.1, 1864, at Allegan, for 3  years, age 24. Mustered Jan. 26, 1864.Corporal. Sergeant, Dec. 1, 1864. First Sergeant, Jan. 1, 1865. Commissioned Second Lieutenant April 25, 1865. Killed by bushwhackers near Sugar Creek, Tenn., April 27, 1865. Buried in National Cemetery at Murfreesboro, Tenn. Grave No. 1863. Original place of interment, Pulaski, Tenn.

Michigan Tenth Cavalry, Co. D. 

Brackett, Orlow J. Enlisted in company D, Tenth Cavalry, Aug. 31. Grand Rapids, for 3 years, age 18. Mustered Sept. 18. 1863. Killed by Bushwhackers at Statesville, N. C, April 16, 1865.

Michigan Tenth Cavalry,Co. L.

Keller, William, Union County, Tenn. Enlisted in company L, Tenth Cavalry, Oct. 18, 1864, at Strawberry Plains, for 3 years, age 21. Mustered Oct. 31, 1864. Killed by bushwhackers at Clinch
Valley, Tenn.,Jan. 27, 1865.

Michigan Tenth Cavalry, Co. D.

Nagle, Richard. Enlisted in company D. Tenth Cavalry» Oct. 3, 1863, at Grand Rapids, for 3 years, age 18. Mustered Oct. 14. 1863. Killed by bushwhackers at Greenville, S. C, May 2, 1865.

Massachusetts Second Cavalry,Co.  A.

Nixon, Joseph — Priv. — Res. San Francisco, Calif.; occu. —; 23; enl. Nov. 27, 1862; must. Dec. 10, 1862; killed June 20,1863, by bushwhackers, near King and Qusen Court House, Va.

Ohio Thirty-Fourth,Infantry, Co. B.

Frederick Spotts, Private, ,Age 24; Enlisted September 2, 1861, for 3 years; Killed June 3, 1864, at Warm Springs, Virginia by Bushwhackers.

Ohio Forty-Sixth, Infantry, Co. H.

George M. Davis, Private, Enlisted for 3 years; Killed December 11, 1863, near Paint Rook, La. by Bushwhackers.

Ohio 115 Infantry, Co. G.

Charles Tunwell,Private, Age 18;Enlisted October 15, 1863, for 3 years;Died February 10, 1865, at Lavergne, Tennessee; Was shot by Bushwhackers when patrolling, Nashville and Chattanooga, Railroad.

West Virginia Second Cavalry, Co. E.

William M. Hartford, Private; Age 18; Enlisted September 1, 1861, for 3 years.  Killed July 5, 1863; on Coal river, Virginia, by Bushwhackers.  Buried at Winchester Virginia.