Thomas was born in 1838 in Brandon, Rankin Co. Mississippi. He enlisted at Cato, Rankin Co [ date unknown] as his military history is missing from the archives. His wife filed claim for pension in 1931 from her home in Trinity Co. Texas. Her case drug on for over a year and was finally approved. The proof was provided my several former soldiers who served with him or knew of his service. It seems that when the unit was formed at Columbus, Miss in late 1864 he mustered with it. The regimental history provides a record of where he served. His Regiment rode with General Nathan Bedford Forrest and assigned to Marbry's Brigade. Thru consolidations he is associated with the 8th Cavalry as well.. perhaps further research will produce the CMR. He was the father in law of my 3rd cousin 3 x removed.
Oliver was born 15 June 1842 in Amite, Mississippi. He enlisted as a Pvt 10 Aug 1862 from Newton Co. Texas for the war. Sworn in by Lieut. J. Towerd and mustered 19 Nov 1863. He is due payment of $5 for ord. He has 4 cards in his archival file. 5 Dec 1864 he is granted a 29 day furlough. Battles: Shiloh, 2nd Corinth, Harchel's Bridge, Snyder's Bluff and the siege of Vicksburg. He died 15 Jan 1939 in Jasper Co. Texas. He was the Father in Law of a cousin.
Jesse Was born in Walton Co. Georgia 16 April 1835 He enlisted 20 Jan 1862 at Jasper, Texas in Capt J. T. Morrison's Co aka Texas Lancers, aka 2nd Carters Brigade. This became Co E 24th Texas Cavalry [Wilkes]. Mustered at Camp Carter, Hempstead, Texas as 5th Sgt. His horse is valued at $150 and equipment $65. It is 160 miles to the rendezvous. He has 6 cards in his archival record On 9 April 1865 when consolidated it became Co I Granbury's consolidated Brigade. It surrendered at Goldsboro NC 28 April 1865. His unit participated in some 35 battles including: Arkansas Post where they fought as dismounted cavalry, Captured and sent to Camp Butler near Springfield, Ill. Many died of the cold and disease. Battles Cont: Liberty Gap, Chickamuga, Chattanooga, Missionary Ridge, Ringgold Gap, Atlanta Campaign, Franklin, Nashville, Carolina Campaign including Bentonville. He died 25 May at Mineral Springs,Jasper Co. Texas and is buried in the city cemetery.. We are related by marriage.
CAPT. HARRISON ALDRIOH. Killed In a Runaway Accident – Was n Native of Vermont.
Boston, Sept. 8. - The funeral of Capt. Harrison Aldrich of Somerville, who died Sunday as a result of Injuries received when his horse ran away, was held this morning at the Baptist Church in South Newfane. Capt. Aldrich was born In Williamsville, Vt., September I8, 1840. He enlisted in Company K, 21st regiment, Massachusetts volunteers, serving as private, sergeant, lieutenant and captain, participating in the battles of Roanoke Island, Newbern, second Bull Run, Chantilly, Antietam and Fredericksburg. He was wounded in the battle of Newbern. In 1866 he entered the produce business in Boston. He served in the common council of Somerville in 1884 and 1885, and on the board of aldermen in 1886 and 1887. He was the first captain of the Somerville light infantry after its reorganization in 1886. He was a member of the Soley Lodge, F.& A.M.; Somerville Chapter, R.A.M.; Post 139, G.A.R.; Loyal Legion, Boston Chamber of Commerce and Boston Fruit and Produce Exchange. Capt. Aldrich is survived by his widow, Mrs. Helen L. Aldrich, and one daughter, Mrs. William T. Dole.
Burlington weekly free press. [volume LXXXIV. New Series Vol. LVI. Number 11.], Thursday, September 09, 1909, Page 15, Image 15 About Burlington weekly free press. [volume] (Burlington, Vt.) 1866-1928
Leonides was born in Noxubee County Mississippi. In 1860 he was 17 years old and living in Jasper Co. Texas. He enlisted and mustered 8 Nov 1861 in Capt I.R. Burch's Co of Artillery [Spaight's] Major Liken's Battalion of Texas Vols. at Sabine Pass for 12 months. His rank was 4th Corporal and rose to 3rd Sergeant. Thru consolidation this became Co I 13th Regiment Texas Infantry. His rank was 4th Sergt. This unit was assigned to the Dept of Texas, New Mexico and Arizona. He has 9 cards in the 11th Battalion and 3 in the 13th Regiment in the archival files. Saw action along the coast, Sabine Pass, Calcasieu Pass in the Red River Campaign in Louisiana. He is my direct kin. He died 10 April 1914 in Jasper Co. Texas.
The funeral of George H. Dayton, who died suddenly in Greenwich, Thursday morning, was held to-day, at 2 p. m., from his late home. Mr. Dayton was born in Stanwich in 1842. He was In the insurance business in New York, most of his life, and at the time of death his offices were at No. 100 William Street. During the Civil War, Mr. Dayton served in Company I, 10th Connecticut Volunteer infantry. At the battle of Newbern, North Carolina, he was shot through the lungs, and for a long time hovered between life and death. His case created much interest among army medical men, because It was one of the first in which a man was known to recover from a gunshot wound in the lungs. Such a wound had always been considered fatal. The bullet fell into his shoe, and was always carried by Mr. Dayton as a watch charm.
The Daily Morning Journal and Courier. [volume LXX, No. 293], Thursday, December 06, 1906, Part 2, page 9 About The daily morning journal and courier. [volume] (New Haven, Conn.) 1894-1907.
Henry O. Nelson, 57, died at the hospital in Springfield Sunday, the 3d, after a long illness. Mr. Nelson has been ailing for over a year, but his condition did not become serious until within a few weeks. By his death the town loses an honorable, upright citizen. He was born in Brimfield, but had spent the greater part of his life in this town, being employed in the hat shop for years. He was a quiet, unassuming man, loyal to his friends and family. Sincere regret is felt by all who knew his worth for his loss. Mr. Nelson was a veteran of the late civil war. He joined the army July 19, 1861, at Worcester as a private in Co. D, 21st Mass. Vols., and was discharged from service September 20, 1862, on account of disability. Mr. Nelson participated in the battles of Roanoke Island and Newberne. He leaves a widow and one daughter, Mrs. A. H. Orcutt, of North Main street. The funeral was held from the residence Tuesday afternoon at 2.30 o'clock, Rev. N..M. Pratt officiating. The bearers were members of Marcus Keep Grand Army post, of which he was a member, and were George W. Seymour, William A. Charles, Henry E. Bubgee, Amos Anderson, Charles Abbott and Moses Wilcox. The burial was in the No. 1 cemetery.
The Press., Vol. 48, No.24. Wednesday, September 13, 1905, page 1 About The Press. (Stafford Springs, Conn.) 1883-1935
The death of Ebenezer K. Davis, of 74 Perkins street, serves to recall to many veterans of the Fifteenth regiment his zealousness on an important occasion in which he saved the lives of the entire command. The regiment had orders to proceed north to be mustered out, and in June, 1865, the command, numbering between 300 and 400 men, embarked on a schooner at Newberne, N. C. After proceeding out by Hatteras a severe storm broke and the captain was at his wits' end to navigate the ship, which was pitching in the great seas in a threatening manner and it seemed as if she would founder with all on board. Finally the colonel of the regiment, perceiving the great peril, called, the captain and asked what he proposed to do. The navigator replied that he had done all he could and could suggest nothing further. The colonel then called for volunteers to navigate the ship, and Ebenezer Davis was one of the first to respond. He said he had had experience at sea and offered to take command of the imperiled schooner. He was placed in charge, and, with his volunteer assistants, the ship was made as snug as possible and was enabled to ride out the terrible storm with better prospect of surviving. The schooner was successfully navigated up the coast and came into New York harbor on the morning of the Fourth of July, 1865. The remnant of the Fifteenth regiment was brought to New Haven on a special train drawn by two locomotives, landed at Belle dock and the soldiers marched up town and were given a reception by the citizens at the old state house in the evening. Mr. Davis was a member of Company B, to which several Fair Haven members belonged. He was a painter by trade and had been employed for several years by the Jefferson company. In winter he opened oysters and was working for Lancraft Brothers only a few days ago. He was seventy-eight years of age and was uncommonly active for a man of his years. He leaves a widow and two daughters. Funeral services will be held this afternoon at 2 o'clock In the Memorial chapel of the Fair Haven cemetery and Rev. E. W. Stone, of the Grand avenue Baptist church, will officiate. A delegation from Admiral Foote post, G.A.R., of which the deceased was a member, will have charge of the burial services. The daily morning journal and courier. [volume LXVIII. No. 7], Wednesday, January 08, 1902, Page 5, Image 5 About The daily morning journal and courier. [volume] (New Haven, Conn.) 1894-1907
Amasa Irons, aged 74, died Saturday morning at his home in Stafford Springs. He was formerly a prosperous farmer in Willington, and leaves a wife, five sons and two daughters. The funeral was held from his late residence "Monday morning. A delegation of the local Grand Army post, of which he was a member, escorted the body to the station, and the burial was at Whitinsville, Mass. The following sketch of his military career Is furnished us by Col. Warren: He was born In Gloucester. Rhode Island, March 4th, 1829. He enlisted as a private in Company "F," 10th Regiment Conn. Vols., Sept. 18th, 1861, and was mustered into the U. S. service Oct. 1st, at Hartford, for three years. He left the state with his regiment Oct. 31st, for Annapolis, Md., joining the Burnside expedition in January, 1862, and was engaged in the battle of Roanoke Island, Feb. 8th. He embarked with his command in Feb. for Slocum's Creek, N. C, and participated in the battle of Newberne, March 14th, and later was in the advance to near Goldsboro, N. C, having an active part in the sharp engagement at Kingston, N. C. Dec. 14th. In Jan. 1863 he went with his command to the harbor of Charleston, S. C. , and participated in the siege of that city and the bombardment of Fort Sumpter until Oct. 25th, 1863. On April 18th 1864 he embarked with his regiment for the north, landing at Gloucester, Va., April 25th and joined Gen. Butler's' army and participated in the siege of Petersburg in the summer of 1864, continuing in service until Oct. 10th, when he was honorably mustered out at Petersburg, his term of service having expired.
The Press., Volume 37. Number 26. Thursday, September 27, 1894, page 3 About The Press. (Stafford Springs, Conn.) 1883-1935
Capt. Grace's Company Mississippi (State Troops) - Co. C
Prior (Pryor)Anderson enlisted in April of 1861 at Raleigh, MS in Company "C" of the 8th Miss. Inft. He was captured at the Battle of Franklin, Tennessee on November 30, 1864. Spent the rest of the war at the famous Northern prison in Chicago, Camp Douglas. He walked all the way back to Smith County, MS after being released from Camp Douglas in June of 1865. Prior's name was misspelled as Pryor. He founded the Mt. Zion Baptist Church in Taylorsville, MS in 1870. Died in 1930 and is buried at Mt Zion Cemetery. He was my great-grandfather.
Henry was born in Oglethorpe, Georgia 6 June 1823. He was about 40 years old when he enlisted 10 Aug 1863 at Rockford, Wetumpka, Alabama. Enlisted in Capt. Thomas H. Smith's Vols. became Co B 60th Alabama Infantry, General Gracey's Brigade. He has 13 Cards in his archival file. He was captured 25 Mar 1865 at the battle of Hatchers Run and sent to Point Lookout and released 6 June 1865 after swallowing the yellow dog. Battles: Siege of Knoxville, Bean's Station, Dandridge, Chester Station, Drewry's Bluff, Va. Siege of Petersburg, Battle of the Crater, and Hatchers Run where he was captured. He is buried at Hillsboro City Cem. Hillsboro, Hill Co. Texas. We are related by marrige.
Albert was born in Van Buren Co. Tenn in 1832. He enlisted in the adjoining county of White Co on 26 July 1861 at Cave Hill. Enlisted by Lieut. A.B. Hardcastle for 12 months. He has 3 cards in his archival file. He was about 30 at enlistment in Capt William G. Smith's Co. of Infantry. He mustered 1 Oct 1861 at Camp Myers and was furloughed home sick. His health did not improve and on 5 Nov 1861 the regimental surgeon recommended he be discharged. He did not see action as the first battle for the regiment was at Mill Springs Ky. on 19 Jan 1862. He married twice and is the father in law of my 5th cousin 3 x removed.
Jesse was born in Sumner Co. Tenn. in 1821. He was about 40 years old when he enlisted on 1 June 1861 when the unit was formed at Trousdale. Enlisted by Pickett. He has 7 cards in his archival file. He is captured twice. Once 19 Jan 1862 at Fishing Creek aka Mill Springs, . He is exchanged and captured again at Rock House, Pike Co Ky. He is sent to City Point for exchange on 27 March 1863. He is also engaged at Chickamuga, Shiloh, Missionary Ridge. He is the father in law of my 5th cousin 3 x removed. They are buried at Josua Meador Cem. Long Creek, Macon Co. Tenn.
Enlisted 25 May, 1861, age 28, at the Floyd County Courthouse, Floyd, Va as a Confederate. About July 1862, he developed "anchylosis elbow" and declared unfit to serve so he became a nurse in 2nd Corp hospital, Dec 1863-Oct 1864. He was captured at some point and taken to Point Lookout, Md. He was released "on oath" June 19, 1865. His appearance was unrecognizable to family when he returned home. I have a tintype of him in uniform.
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William was born in 1834 in Henry County Georgia. He has 11 cards in his archival file. He enlisted in Lowndes Co Ala. for 3 years on 25 April 1862 at age 29. Enlisted at Camp Stone and mustered the following day. He is paid 40 cents per day for the use of his horse. He sees action in the Dalton-Atlanta Campaign at Mud Creek. and at Okalona, Mississippi. Rides with General Nathan Bedford Forrest in harassing Sherman's army. He was seriously wounded and discharged 27 Aug 1864 and assigned to the Invalid Corps. Details of the injury and circumstances are unknown. We are related by a distant marriage..
William was born in Lancaster Co. SC Aug 1834. He enlisted at Spanish Fort, Mobile, Ala. 10 May 1862 in Bakers Brigade, Army of Mobile. Elected as 2nd Lieut. Promoted to 1st Lieut. 28 Oct 1862. He sees his first combat at Vicksburg at Deer Run. then Mission Ridge, Chicamauga, Lookout Mountain, and the Atlanta Campaign. Captured at Big Shanty and sent to Lousiville, Ky as POW then on to Johnson Island, at Sanduskey, Ohio. He was released after swallowing the yellow dog on 15 Jun 1865. He was assigned to Baker's Brigade, Clayton's Division, Lee's Corps, commanded by Brig. Gen. Alphen's Baker. He married my cousin Martha Ann Thomas on 18 Jan 1861. They are buried at Herbert Cem. Evergreen, Conecuh Co. Ala.
Thomas was born 17 April 1830 in Butler Co. Ala. he enlisted with Capt N.R. Leigh's Co of Independent Fla. Cavalry 5 Sept 1862 at Camp Tattnall, Fla. one record says Camp Lomax near Milton Fla. This unit became Co C 3rd Florida Cavalry [ Simpson's Mounted Rangers] which was assigned to the Dept of the Gulf and was used primarily for coastal duty. In Sept 1863 it was consolidated and became Co E 15th Confederate Cavlary. It was involved in the Battle of Fort Blalely 2nd - 9th of April 1865 and in the Tunica Bayou Affair, an obscure skirmish 21 April 1864. He married twice and is buried in the Bennett Family Cemetery in Butler Co. Ala. We are related by his marriage to his first wife Carolyn P Cravey.
Andrew was born in Conecuh Co. Alabama 11 Mar 1845. He enlisted in Co G 7th Regiment Cavalry at Pollard, Ala on 25 Aug 1863. Enlisted for the war by Britton C Tarver. He has 7 cards in his archival file. CMR Nov- Dec 1863 states he is absent wounded. 18 Dec 1863 he is assigned to Dog River Factory 5 miles from Mobile, Ala. 10 Jan 1864 finds him in the Ross Hospital at Mobile, Ala suffering from Rubeola and discharged to duty 27 Jan 1864. In the Fall of 1864 he is assigned to Rucker's Brigade assigned to Gen. Nathan Bedford Forrest. His unit surrendered 14 May 1865 at Gainsville. He married Mary Cordelia Bennett in 1874 and is buried at Herbert Cem. Old Town, Conecuh Co. Ala.
Absalom was born in Darlington Co. SC 6 Mar 1821. He was about 42 years old when he enlisted 1 Sept 1863 at Mount Pleasant SC. Enlisted by Lieut. Logan in Ingis's Light Artillery formerly [Lamar's] He saw action on James Island and around Charleston Harbor. He has 10 cards in his archival file. Other than being present for duty no other relevant data noted. He married several times and is buried at Springwood Cem In Greenville, South Carolina. We are related by marriage