Friday, December 25, 2015

John Wellman Lyman.

John Wellman Lyman,

Birth: Mar. 6, 1830.
Death: Jan. 13, 1865.

Burial: Jersey Shore Cemetery, Jersey Shore, Lycoming County, Pennsylvania.

Pennsylvania 57th., Infantry Regimental History.

Dr. John W. Lyman, a resident of Lock Haven. Pa., who was appointed surgeon of the 57th when the regiment was orgonized in 1861, and had been with it constantly, resigned September 16, 1864, in order to accept the lieutenant-colonelcy of the 203d Pennsylvania volunteers. While serving with that regiment he was killed in the attack on Fort Fisher, North Carolina, January 15, 1865. Dr. Lyman was a excellent surgeon, kind and genial, and had endeared himself in the hearts of the men of the 57th. who were deeply grieved when they learned of his death.

Wednesday, December 23, 2015

Henry Washington Wise .

Henry Washington Wise.

Birth: Nov. 19, 1839, Bucyrus, Crawford County, Ohio.
Death: May 22, 1917, Crown Point, Lake County, Indiana.

Enlisted in Company C, Indiana 99th Infantry Regiment on 11 August 1862. Promoted to Full Sergeant. Mustered out on 23 May 1865.

Wife: Eliza Catherine Alyea Wise (1845 - 1927).

Married 1868.

Children: Henry C., John J., Lula M., Adah M. Wise.

Burial: Maplewood Historic Cemetery, Crown Point, Lake County, Indiana.



Born November 19, 1839, in Crawford county, Ohio; came to Lake county, Indiana, in 1849, and it has been his home ever since. Enlisted in Company C in August, 1862, and served through the war. From 1884 to 1887 belonged to Third Regt. Indiana Legion. Married Eliza C. Alyea December 25, 1867, and they have two sons and two daughters, the youngest being 22 years of age. His ancestry were Pennsylvania Dutch; his great grandfather, born in 1751, served in the Maryland cavalry during the Revolutionary war. His grandfather, born near Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, in 1786, served in the war of 1812. Comrade Wise taught eight terms of school in his younger days, but his principal occupation has been that of brick and tile making. His regard for his old comrades and interest in their welfare is manifest at all times, and he attends all the reunions he can. The picture above shows him as he was in the army, while the one on page 161 shows him as he is now.


Tuesday, December 22, 2015



Rhode Island Seventh, Co. E., Infantry.

Sergeant Decatur Morey Boyden, son of William C. and Emily Morey Boyden, was born near Chestnut Hill, Smithfield, Aug. 31, 1840. He was the fourth of a family of eight children. Aug. 2, 1862, he married Frances Louisa Poland. They had three children, a son, since deceased, and two daughters. Mr. Boyden was a woolen finisher by trade and labored chiefly for the Harris Woolen Company at Woonsocket, and for the Blackstone, Mass., Mills.
He first enlisted in Company E, of the Fourth Rhode Island, but lost a finger and therefore was discharged March 10, 1862. He enlisted in the Seventh July 26, 1862. He was slightly wounded at Fredericksburg and again severely in the side at the Wilderness, because of which he was transferred to the Veteran Reserve Corps Sept. 30, 1864. He was admitted to the Chelsea Soldiers' Home June 11, 1896. Mrs. Boyden resides in Somerville, Mass.