Saturday, November 07, 2015

Anne Sophia Clapp Merrick


Anne Sophia Clapp Merrick.

Birth: Nov. 18, 1818, Northampton, Hampshire County, Massachusetts.
Death: May 2, 1879.

Anne Sophia Clapp Merrick NURSE CIVIL WAR.

Parents: Cephas Clapp (1766 - 1851), Sophia B. Clapp (1785 - 1852).

Husband; Solyman Merrick.
Married June 13, 1848.
Died October 1, 1852.

Children: William Merrick (1849 - 1887).

Sibling: Anne Sophia Clapp Merrick (1818 - 1879), Caroline Clapp Briggs (1822 - 1895).

Burial: Springfield Cemetery, Springfield, Hampden County, Massachusetts.

She was a Nurse With the Massachusetts Tenth Infantry.  Here she is standing in front of the Surgeon's Tent.

Friday, November 06, 2015

Alexander W. Chilton


Alexander W. Chilton.

Birth: Feb. 19, 1837.
Death: Jan. 8, 1882.

Burial: Oak Hill Cemetery, Washington, District of Columbia, District Of Columbia.

Vermont Tenth Infantry, Regimental History.

Captain Alexander W. Chilton entered the service from Swanton, Vt,, where he was a school teacher, as Second Lieutenant of Co. F. He was promoted First Lieutenant of Co. I, and on Aug. 9th, 1864, he was commissioned Captain of Co. K, in which position he served until the end of the war. Captain  Chilton was highly esteemed by his comrades as a brave and  trusty officer and a most earnest patriot.

Thursday, November 05, 2015

Squire Edward Howard.

Eighth Vermont Infantry, Regimental History.

Page 234., Capt. S. E. Howard was a mere boy when he enlisted as a private in Company H. He was afterwards promoted to second lieutenant, then to first lieutenant. During the campaign up the Teche to Alexandria, and the siege of Port Hudson, he was acting quartermaster of the regiment. He was then promoted to the captaincy of Company C, which he commanded in the battles of Opequon and Fisher s Hill. In the battle of Cedar Creek he was disabled by severe wounds, and on that account received an honorable discharge in the following December. As a soldier and officer, Capt. Howard was made of the best stuff, and earned each honor he received by duties well per formed
Page 261, Capt. S. E. Howard is secretary of a cattle company in Wyoming Territory.

Page 268-9, S. E. Howard. Private Company H, Nov. 19, 1861 ; 1st  sergeant, Feb. 18, 1862 ; 2cl lieutenant Company H, Jan. 12, 1863 captain Company C, July 26, 1864; honorably discharged, Dec. 9,1864, for wounds received in action at Cedar Creek, Va., Oct. 19, 1864; served as acting quartermaster of the regiment, Jan. to Dec., 1863; in charge of recruiting party sent to Vermont, Dec., 1863, to March, 1864; acting adjutant during veteran furlough of regiment; A. A. D. C. on brigade staff, and acting quartermaster of brigade judge advocate of court martial held on steamer Cahawba, between New York and New Orleans..

Squire Edward Howard.

Birth: May 15, 1840.
Death: Nov. 26, 1912.

Wife: Helen Marsh Howard.                                                                                                   

Civil War Congressional Medal of Honor Recipient. He served as a Captain in the Union Army. He was awarded the Medal of Honor as a First Sergeant in Company H, 8th Vermont Infantry for action on January 14, 1863 at Bayou Teche, Louisiana. His citation reads "Voluntarily carried an important message through the heavy fire of the enemy to bring aid and save the gunboat Calhoun.

Burial: Newton Cemetery, Newton, Middlesex County, Massachusetts ,

Monday, November 02, 2015

Charles D. Grannis

New York 44th., Infantry Regimental History.

Charles D. Grannis, Born March 17, 1840, at Fredonia, N. Y., enlisted at Brocton, N. Y., and joined Company A. 44th N. Y. at Buffalo, Aug. 7. 1861 ; joined the regiment at Albany and was transferred to Company H, Sept, 19, 1861 ; assisted in enlisting Company H ; promoted to First Sergeant Sept. 20, 1861 ; Second Lieutenant, Nov. 30. 1862; First Lieutenant, Dec.31, 1862; Captain of Company B, Sept.1, 1863; mustered out with Regiment at Albany, Oct. 11, 1864. Died at Alamo, Mich.. Jan. 12, 1901.

He was captured at the Battle of Gaines Mills, Va., June 2J, 1862, and confined in Libby Prison, Richmond, Va., until paroled. A fellow soldier, whom he nursed back to life and cared for through terrible experiences while both were confined in Libby Rebel Prison mentions him as a brave and faithful soldier and friend.

New York State Records.

GRANNIS, CHARLES D.—Age, 22 years. Enrolled, August 8, 1861, at Albany, to serve three years; mustered in as private, Co. A, August 30, 1861; transferred to Co. H and promoted first sergeant, September 20, 1861; captured in action, June 27, 1862, at Gaines Mills, Va.; paroled, no date; mustered in as second lieutenant, November 30, 1862; as first lieutenant, December 31,1862; as captain, Co. B, September 1, 1863; mustered out with company, October 11, 1864, at Albany, N. Y.;
commissioned second lieutenant, November 11, 1862, with rank from July 14,1862, vice E. A. Nash, promoted; first lieutenant, February 17, 1863, with rank from December 31, 1862, vice J. H. Lindsey, resigned; captain, August 18, 1863, with rank from July 2,1863, vice S. Larrabee, killed in action.

Charles DeWitt Grannis.

Birth: Mar. 17, 1840, Fredonia, Chautauqua County, New York.
Death: Jan. 12, 1901.

Wife's: Susan Bacon Grannis (1841 - 1870), Caroline Tallman Grannis (1855 - 1946).

Children: Lulu H. Grannis (1868 - 1871).

Burial: Alamo Center Cemetery, Alamo, Kalamazoo County, Michigan.