Saturday, March 22, 2014

Hospital Steamer J. K. Barnes.

New York Times.

Published: January 8, 1865
This fine new hospital transport arrived from Hilton Head on Friday morning. Assistant Surgeon THOS. MCMILLIN, United states Army, in charge. She brings about four hundred sick and wounded soldiers from Gen. SHERMAN's army. Two deaths on the passage -- ISAAC J. EDWARDS, Company K, Fifty-third Indiana Regiment; J. MOTT, Company G, Fifty-third Indiana Regiment. They were brought to this city and buried, by Mr. A.J. CASE, in the Cypress Hill Cemetery. A number of the men belonged to the Ninetieth Illinois Regiment and the Twenty-fifth Ohio. A small number only belong to the One Hundred and Twenty-seventh New-York. The colored troops were mostly from the Fifty-fourth and Fifty-fifth Massachusetts Regiments. The men were transferred to the hospital transport Thomas P. Way, and all taken to the De Camp General Hospital, David's Island, where they were kindly received by Surgeon WEBSTER, and where they will be well cared for.

The J. K. Barnes was fitted up in New York City during the latter part of 1864.  She was two hundred and twenty-three feet in length, thirty-five feet two inches beam, and twenty two feet nine inches of depth of hold.
In fitting her up an orlop deck was introduced and a mess-room was built on the forward deck in front of the galley.  Her first load was on January 1, 1865, and continued until November, 1865, in all she
carried 3,655, patients.
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Friday, March 21, 2014

Twelve Men of Color.

I know its hard to find records of people of color, so I put together a list of twelve names.  In the hope it may help some one looking into this line, and they may learn something they didn't know about their ancestor.

Squire McCavin, a Freeman, age 17 years, received a wound in the abdomen with a knife in an affray at Vicksburg, April 17, 1865, was taken to a hospital for Freeman, recovered and return to duty.

D. Brazee, a Freeman, age 25 years received a wound in the abdomen in a fight on the steamer Cook, at Vicksburg, June 5, 1865, died the next day.

Edward Moorer, a Colored teamster employed by the Quartermaster Department, was shot in the abdomen in a brawl at a Grogshop ( Low Class Barroom ) in Georgetown, October 12, 1862, was taken to Union Hotel Hospital, died about 42 hours later.

Stephen Green, a dark mulatto, age  31 years, was admitted September 5, 1865, when admitted he had dullness on peecussion under both clavicles and pain on pressure under the clavicles and over the stomach, and cough causing pain, and had night sweats; appetite good up to three hours befor his death.

Frank Williams, a dark mulatto, age 14 years was admitted May 24, 1865, suffering from scrofulous ophthalmia; died February 4, 1866, about 5 P. M.

The following five men were taken to the Freeman's Hospital, in Washington, D. C. 
1. John Thomas, a dark mulatto, age 13 years was admitted January 22, 1866, with feet and legs frost bitten to the knees; left leg amputated.  Died March 28, 1866.
2. Robert Franklin, a mulatto age 33, years was admitted February3, 1866, with consumption, died March 29, 1866.
3. James Evans, light mulatto age 30, years was admitted May 3, 1866, no diagnosis, died May 4, 1866, at 8 A.M.
4. George Washington, a negro age 50, years was admitted August 2, 1866, chronic diarrhea, died August 4, 1866.
5. Robert Tibbs, a negro age 20 years was admitted November 7, 1866, died July 27, 1867.
Charles Gray, a mulatto; said to be a soldier, afterward an officer's servant.  Admitted to the Washington Asylum, D. C., May 1 1868.  In the following November after going about barefoot and being otherwise, he was attacked with pneumonia and died November 11, 1869.
Albert McGee, a negro refugee age about 30 years , is reported to have been struck at the first battle of Bull Run, July 21, 1861, by a musket ball, wounded in the right hip, he made a complete recovery.

Wednesday, March 19, 2014

Martin Kuster, struck by lightning, 1866..

Recruit Martin Kuster was struck by lightning during a violent thunder storm, while standing under or against a poplar tree near his post on Governor s Island, New York harbor, September 14, 1866. The left side of his cap was torn open, the facing of the metal button of that side thrown off; the hair of the left temple and behind the ears singed and burnt; the left boot was torn widely open from the outside seam forward and upward, and the stocking within it torn, while the right boot was toni open by two small rips in front of the outside seam and about an inch apart, one above the other. No other external marks were observed. His coat was buttoned closely about him ; none of its buttons, nor those of his vest or pants, were affected.  Burial: Cypress Hills National Cemetery, Brooklyn, Kings County New York.

Carl Doerlinger, 20th., New York.

New York State Records.

DOERRLINGER, CARL.—Age, 31 years. Enlisted, July 17, 1861, at New York city, to serve two years; mustered in as private, Co. E, same date; died of disease, September 21, 1862, place not stated.

Surgeon General Records.

Carl Doerliinger, Private, Company E., 20th., New York, Volunteers, Age 32; admitted from Harrison's. Landing, Virginia, August 10, 1862; Chronic Diarrhea.  Died September 21, 1862, at 10 A. M.  Burial: Mount Moriah Cemetery. Philadelphia, Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania.

Monday, March 17, 2014

Southern Soldiers Wounded in Battle.

Here is a list of Southern soldier wounded in battle.  In the official medical reports no first names were giver just initials.  But I give enough information you should be able to find you ancestor, if he's on the list.

All were operated on by Union doctors and lived through the operation.  All were shot in the "Humerus", which is part of the shoulder.

Note.  I went back and found as many first names as I could find.

1. William M. Armstrong, Sergeant, Co. D., 20th., Mississippi, Age 24, wounded November 20, 1864, shot in right shoulder.

2. W. H. Baker, Lieutenant, Co. C., 7th., Tennessee, Age 24, wounded June 3, 1864, wounded in right shoulder.

3. H. W. Bell, Corporal, Co. A., 14th., Virginia, Age 33, wounded July 3, 1863.
Other name Nathan W. Bell.

4. G. W. Bowen, Sergeant, Co. B., 1st., Georgia, Age 24, wounded Novemer 30, 1864, Gunshot to right shoulder.

5. Thomas M. Campbell, Private, Co. C., 17th., Mississippi, Age 27, wounded December 11, 1862, wound in right shoulder.

6. J. M. Davis, Private, Co. C., 10th., Georgia, Age 19, wounded July 3, 1863, wounded in left shoulder.  Other name James Davis.

7. Allen Dickerson, Sergeant, Co. D., 25th., Georgia, wounded December 7, 1864, wounded right shoulder.

8. Henry W. Dixon, Captain, 6th., Co. H., South Carolina Cavalry, Age 34, wounded October 7, 1864.

9. Robert J. Ellison, Sergeant, Co. E., 3rd., Georgia, Age 23, wounded August 21, 1864.

10. William A. Gibson, Private, Co. B., 16th., Alabama, Age 26, wounded November 21, 1864.
Other name William H. Gibson

11. Perry. Godfrey, Private, Co. E., 10th., North Carolina, Artillery, Age 20, wounded May 20, 1864, escaped October 23, 1864.  This was an error he's a Union man.

12. J. Ham, Private, Co. A., 1st., North Carolina, wounded July 9, 1863, wounded in right shoulder joint.

13. J. A. Jackson, Private, Co. B., Alabama, Age 18, wounded September 19, 1863.

14. Robert Jackson, Private, Co. B., 42rd., Virginia, wounded March 25, 1865, paroled May 6, 1865.

15. William A. Lipscomb, Sergeant, Co. C & G., 5th., South Carolina, Age 30, wounded September 12, 1864, shot in right shoulder.

16. Samuel H. May, Lieutenant, Co. D., 10th., Louisiana, Age 23, wounded July 1, 1865, minie ball through right shoulder joint.

17. Thomas J. Meek, Private, Co. M., Phillip's Georgia Legion, Age 20, wounded November 29, 1863, Gunshot of the right shoulder.

18. Joseph R. Merryman, Private, Co. D., 1st., Maryland Cavalry, Age 21, wounded July 22, 1864, shot in left shoulder.

19. William A. Moore, Corporal, Co. E., 18th., North Carolina, Age 21, wounded August 16, 1864,conoidal ball through the right shoulder.  This is a Union man.

20. w.J. Morell, Private, Co. H., 15th., South Carolina, Age 37., wounded June 24, 1864, Gunshot to left shoulder.

21. J. B. Myers, Private, Co. F., 1st., South Carolina, Rifles ( Orr's ),Age 28, wounded December 13, 1862, Gunshot to right shoulder.

22. H. C. Perkins, Private, Co. D., 49th., Georgia, Age 20, wounded July 2, 1863, shot in right shoulder.

23. J. G. Presley, Lieutenant Colonel, 25th., South Carolina, Age 31, wounded May 7, 1864, shot in left shoulder.

24. Thomas S. Rector, Sergeant, Co. A., 11th., Virginia, Age 22, wounded July 2, 1863, shot through right shoulder joint.

25. J. W. Shafer, Private, Co. F., 33rd., Virginia, Age 21, wounded September 17, 1862, shot through right shoulder joint.  Other name Isaac W. Shafer.

26. George W. Taylor, Major, 14th., Co. K., Alabama, Age 27, wounded May 12, 1864, shot through the right shoulder.