Friday, December 18, 2015

Richard McCann

Richard McCann.

Birth: 1821, Canada.
Death: Jul. 22, 1887.

In the Company all Called him" Dick".

Aged: 65 Years, 4 Months, 21 Days.

Wife: Susan Kidd McCann (1824 - 1874).

Children: Lucy McCann (1854 - 1907), Edward F. McCann (1856 - 1856), Emma McCann (1860 - 1920).

Burial: Buffalo Grove Cemetery, Buffalo Grove, Ogle County, Illinois.

Illinois Ninety Second Infantry, Co. D, Regimental History.

Page 33, Dick McCann, of Company D, of Polo, was ferociously attacked by a tame deer, and while making a wild retreat, the deer, with his sharp antlers, helped Dick along. Dick was the first man wounded in the Ninety-Second, and the only one who ever retreated without orders

Illinois Civil War Detail Report.

Name: MCCANN, RICHARD. Rank; PVT. Company: .D. Unit: 92 IL US INF.

Personal Characteristics. Residence:: POLO, OGLE CO, IL. Age: 41. Height: 5' 5. Hair: BLACK. Eyes: BLUE. Complexion: DARK. Marital Status; MARRIED. Occupation: STONE MASON. Nativity: LENARK, CANADA.

Service Record. Joined When: AUG 19, 1862. Joined Where: POLO, IL. Period: 3 YRS, Muster In: SEP 4, 1862. Muster In Where: ROCKFORD, IL. Muster Out: JUN 9, 1865. Muster Out Where: LOUISVILLE, KY. Remarks: SICK AT LOUISVILLE KY LOST HIS LEG AT ADAIRSVILLE GA JUN 4, 1864.

Thursday, December 17, 2015

Henry St. John Young

Henry St. John Young.

Birth: unknown.
Death: Jan. 3, 1863.

Aged: 19 years; Co. C.65th. Ohio Infantry.,

Killed at the Battle of Stone River.

He was part of Sherman Brigade,.

Regimental History, states he was killed on December 31, 1862.

Burial: New Haven Cemetery, New Haven, Huron County, Ohio,

Wednesday, December 16, 2015

Henry L. C. Ramage.

Henry L. C. Ramage.

Birth: 1840.
Death: 1864.

Parents: John and Mary C. Ramage.

Brother: John S. or A. Ramage.

Burial: Mount Olivet Cemetery, Nashville, Davidson County, Tennessee.

Henry L. C. Ramage was a Confederate soldier being a Private in the Tennessee First Infantry Co. C.
He was  killed at Kennesaw Mountain, June 29, 1864.


Levi M. Smith.

Levi M. Smith,

Birth: Aug. 2, 1838, New York.
Death: Nov. 15, 1918, Fredericksburg, Chickasaw County, Iowa.

Wife: Antoinette D. Mearl Smith (1847 - 1921)

Married May 29, 1866, Chickasaw.

Children: Myrtiel B. Clark Smith, Fay M., Ray L., Marie A., Nina H., Florence B. Smith.

Burial: Rose Hill Cemetery, Fredericksburg, Chickasaw County, Iowa,

Levi M Smith was a veteran of the Civil War, being in the Iowa Fourth Cavalry, Co. B.H.

He enlisted in Chickasaw County on 10 Nov 1861 at the age of 21 years. Mustered in Co B 4th Iowa Cavalry on 23 Nov 1861. Transferred to Co H 4th Iowa Cavalry on 1 Jan 1862. Re-enlisted and re-mustered 21 Mar 1864. For the greater part of his service, Levi was detached from his company as an ambulance driver. He mustered out with his company on 8 Aug 1865 at Atlanta, Georgia.
Iowa State Records. 
Smith Lev' M. (Veteran.) Age 23. Residence Chickasaw, nativity New York. Enlisted Nov. 10. 18G1. Mustered Nov. 23, 1861. Transferred  to Company H, Jan. 1. 1862. 
Smith, Levi M. (Veteran.) Age 23. Residence Chickasaw, nativity New York. Enlisted Nov. 10, 1861. Mustered Nov. 23, 1861. Re-enlisted and re-mustered March 21, 1864. Mustered out Aug. 8, 1865, Atlanta, Ga. See Company B.
Iowa Fourth Cavalry Regimental History.
Smith, Levi M., Chickasaw Co. Enl. Nov. 10, 1861, in B; transferred to H, Jan. 1, 1862.
Second Sergeant Levi Smith, Oskaloosa. Enl. Oct. 17, 1861; prom. 5th Serg. Dec. 1, 1861; 4th Serg. Sep. 1, 1862; 3d Serg. Oct. 11, 1862. Reenl. Vet. Dec. 12, 1863, and reapp. 3d Serg.; prom. 2d Serg. Jan. 1, 1865. Mustered out with Co. 
Smith, Levi M., Chickasaw Co. Enl. Nov. 10, 1861, in B; transferred to H, Jan. 1, 1862. Reenl. Vet. March 21, 1864. Mustered out with Co. Was detached from Co. as ambulance driver the greater part of his service.


Tuesday, December 15, 2015

John E. Healy.

John E. Healy.

Birth: unknown.
Death: Oct. 15, 1921.

Wife; Abbie Belle Tracy Healy.
Married 1875.

Children; Arthur E., Emmett J., Tracy K., Charles B., Hettie Healy.

Burial: Saint Bernards Cemetery, New Haven, New Haven County, Connecticut. ,

Connecticut Ninth Infantry Co. G.
The Irish Regiment.

HEALY, PRIN. MUS. JOHN E., a native of New Haven, Ct., born Aug. 16, 1847; son of Patrick and Julia Healy who were from Dundalk, County Louth, Ireland. John E., enlisted in the Ninth, Sept. 20, 1861, a drummer boy of Company B, became drum major in 1862, and was promoted to be principal musician of the regiment, Jan. 1, 1863. His entire period of service, with regiment and battalion, covered three years and eleven months. He was mustered out Aug. 3, 1865. After the war, he entered a commercial college from which, in due time, he graduated and engaged in business pursuits. He interested himself in medicines, traveling and lecturing in that connection for a number of years. He also organized "Healy's Mirror of Ireland" and toured the country, with the same, four years. He subsequently organized the Hibernian Minstrels and for six years visited the principal cities with his troupe. He married Belle Tracy of Rockland, Me. Mr. and Mrs. Healy have had five children, four sons and one daughter. He is now engaged in the real estate business in New Haven.

Monday, December 14, 2015

John Reynolds Whitford

John Reynolds Whitford.

Birth: 1852,
Death: May 9, 1915, Exeter, Washington County, Rhode Island.

Parents: Amos Whitford (1819 - 1893), Mary Desire Lillibridge Whitford (1830 - 1870).

Wife: Hannah T. Church Whitford.( 1840-1893.)

Children: Mabel Ella Whitford, Isaac James R. Whitford.

Siblings: John Reynolds Whitford (1852 - 1915).
Sarah Ellis Whitford Tefft (1854 - 1936)..
Eunice Emma Whitford Kenyon (1857 - 1884).
Amos Edward Whitford (1858 - 1917)..
Addie Melissa Whitford Greene (1860 - 1932)..
Infant Daughter Whitford (1864 - 1864)..
Clark Amos Whitford (1868 - 1929),

Burial:John Whitford Lot, Exeter, Washington County, Rhode Island.

He was a Civil War Veteran.

John R. Whitford. Residence, South Kingstown; enrolled Aug. 4, 1862; mustered in Sept. 4; 1862; transferred to 2d Battalion, Veteran Reserve Corps, Sept. 10, 1864; mustered out as of same June 30, 1865.

Rhode Island Seventh Infantry, Co. G.
Sergeant John R. Whitfokd was born in South Kingstown Feb. 19, 1837. He spent all the early part of his life in Southern Rhode Island. He enlisted originally in Company I, Second Regiment Rhode Island Volunteers, but was discharged therefrom on account of illness March 26, 1862. He regained his health soon after returning home and married Hannah T., daughter of Capt. Isaac M. Church, of the Fourth Rhode Island Volunteers. Upon the organization of the Seventh he again enlisted and was appointed a sergeant in Company G. He was transferred to the Veteran Reserve Corps Sept. 10, 1864, and mustered out of service June 30, 1865. He is now a carriage blacksmith and resides at Davisville.


Sunday, December 13, 2015

John Francis Trask.


Sergeant John Francis Trask, son of David and Caroline M. Buffington TrasK, was born Oct. 3, 1833, in that one of the manufacturing villages of Warwick some-times designated "Old Lippitt." He attended school at Cranston, Allen's Village, and Scituate. Later he was employed in cotton mills at various localities, but in the all of 1860 was spinning at Arctic. In response to the first call for 75,000 volunteers to suppress the Rebellion, he enlisted in the Westerly Rifles, Company I, First Regiment Rhode Island Detached Militia, April 17, 1861.

At the first Bull Run, July 21, 1861, he was seriously wounded in the left lung and left upon the field as dead. However, he revived, was taken prisoner and confined in Libby Prison, Richmond, Va., eleven months. As soon as he was exchanged he returned to Rhode Island, took a brief rest and enlisted in Company H. He was mustered as sergeant.

His confinement in Libby and the wound in his lung had so impaired his constitution, that, ere long, it was evident he could not endure the hardships of active campaigning. Accordingly, Oct. 31, 1863, he was transferred to the Veteran Reserve Corps, and stationed at Indianapolis, Ind. On June 30, 1865, he was mustered out as first sergeant, Company F, of the Seventeenth Regiment of that organization. For a while he was proprietor of a cigar store in that city, then for thirteen years a member of the Merchants Police force, and, finally, a hay and grain merchant.

The wound received in battle proved the ultimate cause of his death, for from time to time he experienced severe hemorrhages from the lungs. For several years he sought a pension, and, at length, one was granted (139,878) the very week he died. He passed from earth Oct 15, 1880. His remains were interred in Brown Hill Cemetery, Indianapolis. Nov. 23, 1865, Mr. Trask was married by Rev. Henry Day, D. D., pastor of the First Baptist Church in that city, and earlier professor of civil engineering in Brown University, to Abbie Beaty, who was ten years his junior.

No children blessed their home. The widow subsequently married a Mr. Thomas. The bullet that perforated Mr. Trask had been recovered and was highly prized. In 1892 the widow's home was burglarized, and, as it was kept with a lot of jewelry, it disappeared also. A portion of the goods, however, were recovered, among them the treasured bullet. When the National Encampment of the Grand Army was held in that city, Mrs. Trask gave it to a cousin of her late husband, who was a comrade of that order. All that knew "Johnnie" were attached to him, so genial and so generous were his ways.