Personal War Sketches Grand Army of the Republic
Transcribed by Ruth Ann Montgomery June 2010
[Notes added from other sources]
T. L. Sutphen Post No. 41
Department of Wisconsin
By: Daniel Johnson, Harvey Prentice, Nelson Winston, Della C. Bennett, Lloyd T. Pullen
Name War Sketch on page
Aller, John D. 21
Austin, William Seward 14
Arnold, David w. 22
Brown, James C. 26
Beebe, Lewis B. 25
Blake, Josiah W. 12
Bullard, William E 37
Cook, Simon L. 32
Cole, John M. 37
Conine, Charles 11
Casler, Edgar S. 27
Delphinrich, Henry 38
Elwood, James Henry 33
Everson, Nelson 45
Eastman, W. W. 17
Fessenden, G. H. 40
Fish, Marcus H. 24
France, Ephriam 20
Gleave, James E. 43
Haynes, Marvin H. 23
Hill, Heston 42
Hubbard, James F. 46
Ingraham, Melvin H. 35
Johnson, J. E. 51
Libby, Calebl Ancel 34
Lovejoy, D. B. 44
Lee, Ely Caleb 28
Little, Oscar E. 19
Moore, Zeba Clark 31
McGlenn, Patrick 36
McCoy, George L. 48
Morgan, J. W. 52
Tullar, John M. 13
Tewksbury, William C. 47
Smith, Herman W. 30
Snow, Beamen W. 18
Searles, Henry 49
Wainwright, William Henry 41
Wright, Charles 40
Walker, Willoughby H. 15 & 16
Enlisted June 16, 1862 at Milwaukee. Mustered in at Racine, Wis. Served nearly two years. Then in February 1864 re-enlisted. Wounded at the Battle of Fair Oakes in front of Richmond, Va, Oct. 27, 1864. Taken prisoner and carried from the field as a disabled prisoner.
Held in Libby prison for six months and eleven days. Exchanged March 8th 1865. Sent to hospital at Milwaukee and discharged there from for disabilities In July 1865. Making a service of about three years and six months In Co. E, 19th Wisconsin Inft. Regt. Veteranized at Newburn, N. C. Feb. 8, 1864 My rank was Corporal.
Some of my intimate comrades Revillo Moffitt, 2nd Lieut.; Thomas Burns, 1st Lieut. And Dr. Devendorf Reg. Surg.
We certify that Comrade Charles Conine joined T. L. Sutphen Post No. 41, Department of Wisconsin
Comrade Josiah W. Blake who was born the 21st day of June A. D. 1836 in town of Hope, County of Hamilton, State of New York. I entered the service the first of March, A. D. 1865 in the city of Chicago, Ill as private in Co. D, Ill. 9th Cavalry. Discharged at Camp Butler, Ill. near Springfield. Was wounded while on march from Decator, Ala. To Montgomery in left leg.
Some of my most intimate comrades were Frank Barry, Isaac Keller, John Payton, Geo. Merrick, James Haskell, Benjamin Betz, Patrick Kelly.
Date Nov. 26, 1906, Signed: Josiah W. Blake. We certify that Comrade Josiah W. Blake joined T. L. Sutphen Post No.4 1, Department of Wisconsin
[Note: Ancestry Civil War Records: Joseiah Blake, Chicago, Illinois, enlistment date: March 8, 1865 in company D, 9th Cavalry Regiment Illinois. Mustered out company D, 9th Cavalry Regiment Illinois on 31 October 1865 at Selma AL. ]
Comrade John M. Tullar who was born the 19 day of April A. D. 1843 in Sadsbury County of Crawford, State of Pennsylvania
First entered the U. S. military service at Madison, Wisconsin May 19th 1864 as private in Co. B. 40th Regt. Wis. Vol. Inft. Discharged September 27, 1864 at Madison, Wis. By reason of expiration of time of enlistment. My first battle in which I was engaged was Col. Forrest’s raid on Memphis, Tenn. I had one month sickness and off duty. Some of my intimate comrades were A. G. Taggart, W. [William] W. Speer [Spear], Flavious Spear, C. [Clovis] V. Bushnell, Poindexter Bull, Capt. S. M.[Merritt] Allen. The most important event of my service was the battle with Col. Forrest before Memphis.
Date Dec. 20, 1906, John M. Tullar. Joined T. L. Sutphen Post no.4 1, Department of Wisconsin
Comrade William Seward Austin who was born the 10th day of December A. D. 1839 in Frankfort, County of Herkimer, New York. Enlisted at Utica New York, September 1864 as a private in Co. A. 1st N. Y. Light Artillery. Was discharged June 28th, 1865 at Elmira, N. Y. for reason of close of the war to preserve the Nation and my services no longer required. Battery A was with McClellan all through peninsula campaign and its guns were captured at the battle of Fair Oaks after they had fired 773 out of 775 rounds of shot and shell, not being able to save the guns from the ? 109 horses out of 129 belonging to our battery were killed. Col. G. D. [Guilford D.] Bailey, Major Van Walkenberg and Adjutant Ramsey were among the killed.
The following are names of some of my comrades. C. R. Austin, J. S. ; A. F. Clark.
My battery was detailed as escort to Lincoln at Harrisburg, Pa.
Willoughby H. Walker who was born on the seventh day of May A. D. 1832, in the county of Herkimer, State of N. Y. Enlisted Aug. 26, 1862, as private in Stoughton Dane County, Wisconsin in Co. D (7) Seventh Wisconsin Infty. Was made Corporal Dec. 20, 1863. Promoted to Sergeant Nov. 26, 1864 holding the office until discharged. Discharged Dec. 31, 1863 for the purpose of re-enlisting at Colpeper, Va. Finally discharged July 31st 1865 at Washington D. C., by reason A.A.G. O, by order of Major Gen. Auger. Participated in the following engagement. Second Bull Run, Aug. 28 & 29, 1862; Fredericksburg, Dec. 13, 1862; Fitzhugh Lees Crossing and Chancellorsville, May 2nd and 3rd; Gettysburg, July 1st to 4, 1863; Mine run, North Anna, Weldon Railroad, Hatcher’s Run; Gravelly Run March 31, 1865 or there about ? and after. Wounded at Jerico Ford on North Ann River, Mary 24, 1864. Minnie ball going through both limbs. Wounded Again, Gravelly Run March 21, 1865. Minnie ball going through left arm, upper third of the lower third, confined to hospital at Philadelphia; Summit House Hospital from about June 1st 1864 to Dec. 1st 1864 and again confined in Finley House Hospital Washington D. C. about April 1st 1865; was taken prisoner Aug. 30, 1862 at Gainsville, Va. By Stonewall Jackson’s forces. He, Stonewall Jackson asked me how many union troops fought him the night before and when I told him he did not believe me. Thinking there were more and said to his young man, “I believe you lie; but afterwards he took it back. Confined to Stoney Hill prison Camp until Sept. 8. Then transferred to Annapolis, Maryland. After being paroled at Stoney Hill Camp, reviewed under parole at Annapolis, Dec. 5, 1862. During the time of transfer from Stoney Hill to Annapolis we were under flag of truce. Commander Joseph Bullock, Geo. Call, Geo. Thompson, Wm. Machen, Chas. Campbell all of Co. D., Ch. Walker of B.
One of the most important ? of my soldier service was victory and my return home.
Date April 5, 1906, Signed: Willoughby H. Walker
Record 16 (revised Record 15 note difference in dates of enlistment)
Willoughby H. Walker was born on the seventh day of May A. D. 1832 in County of Herkimer, State of New York.
Enlisted in Stoughton Dane Co. Wisconsin Aug 26, 1861 in co. D. 7th Regiment Wisconsin Vol. Inft. As private was made Corporal Dec. 20, 1863.
Promoted to Sargeant Nov. 26, 1864. Holding the Office until discharged from service at Washington D. C., July 31, 1865 of war. Dec. 31, 1863 was discharged for the purpose of reenlisting at Colpeper, Vir. At this time we ? and our final discharge was order of Major General Curgen to C. C. G. July 31, 1865
Participated in the following engagements, Bull Run Aug 1862, Fredericksburg Dec. 13, 1862; Fritz Hugh Lee’s Crossing, Chancellorsville, May 2 & 3, 1863;Gettysburg, Pa. July 1st to 4th, 1863. Also participated in the battles of Mine Run and North Anna River; Welden Railroad; Hatcher’s Run and Gravelly Run.
Wounded at Jericho Ford on North Anna River May 24, 1864. Minnie ball piercing through both limbs. Wounded a second time at Gravelly Run March 21, 1865. Minnie ball going through left arm at upper third of lower third. Cared for in Summit House hospital, Philadelphia, Pa from about June 1st 1864 to about Dec. 1st 1864 returning to the field. And again cared for in Finley House Hospital, Washington D. C. about April 1st 1865. Was taken prisoner Aug. 30, 1862 at Gainsville, Va. By Stonewall Jackson forces. He Stonewall asked me how many troops fought him the previous night and as I told him how few he did not believe me and said “young man I believe you lie” (But after took it.) Was confined at Story Hill Camp under guard until about Sept. 8. Then being paroled was taken by way of Washington D. C. under flag of truce to Annapolis, Maryland where we were exchanged and returned again for another turn at the johnies. The following are some of my comrades: Joseph Bullock, Geo. H. Dale, Jacob Young, Geo. Shampner, Wm. Whachen, Charles Campbell of Co. D. and Charles Walker of Co. B. The most important event of my service was a nation’s victory and my return home alive.
April 5, 1906, Willoughby H. Walker
William W. Eastman, who was born the Final day of February A. D. 1833 in Wales County of Erie, State of New York. Enlisted in Janesville, Wisconsin, August 16, 1862 as private in Co. F 33 Regt. Wisconsin Volunteer Infantry. Discharged at Fort Snelling, Minn. Aug. 30th 1865 by reason of expiration of service.
Was transferred from the above organization on or about Jan. 7, 1863 to the 23 N. R. Corps, Co. R. engaged in the siege of Vicksburg from the 22 day of May 1863 until the 18 day of August.
Came home on furlough went to hospital at Madison, Wis. Oct. 12, 1863. From Madison went to Fort Snelling, Minn. on the 26 day of May 1864. Confined in hospital at Camp Randall, Madison about eight months. The following are some of my comrades: B. [Blanchard] Nevil, Samuel Donaldson, Wendell Powers, Albert Freehaugh [Freehauf]; A. C. Babcock, Jessie Day.
April 21, 1906, William W. Eastman
Beaman W. Snow who was born the 14th day of February A. D. 1832 in Williamsett, County of Hampshier, Mass. First entered the military service of the U. S. War of the Civil rebellion February 25, 1864 as Second Class Musician, First Brigade Band, 3rd Division, 15 Army Corps. The first battle in which I was engaged was at Allatona Pass, Ga. Oct. 5, 1864. My next battle was at Bentonville, North Carolina, March 19 and 20, 1865. Some of my comrades were Charles Stone of Brodhead, George Spaulding, Brodhead, Wis., Jacob Brant, Brodhead, Wis.; E. O. [Edwin Oscar] Kimberly, Brodhead, Wis., leader of band; Theodore Pomeroy. The most important event of my service tried to do my duty and the march with Sherman through Georgia. Discharged on the 9th day of July 1865 at Louisville, Ky. By reason of general order on account of the close of the war.
January 7, 1904, Beaman W. Snow. By Dr. L. B. Beebe, Post Librarian.
Oscar E. Little enlisted May 9, 1861 in Co. A 22nd Regiment N. Y. Vol. Inft. Was accidentally injured by fall off horse, breaking one limb. It not being properly cared for by the unskilled surgeon, as he was, the limb was always troublesome being short and crooked. The date of accident, September 1861. Mustered out of service at Washington D. C. Nov. 18, 1862 for disability.
February 9, 1909, Oscar E. Little by Dr. L. B. Beebe Post Librarian.
Ephraim France who was born the 23 day of March A. D. 1841 entered the U. S. Service sept. 10, 1864 at Madison, Wis as private in Co. F. 42 Regt. Wis. Vol. Inft. Discharged June 20,1 865 by reason of I lose ? was confined in hospital at Davis, Ill. from Dec. 1, 1864 until discharged June 20, 1865. The following are some of my most intimate comrades. John Burgess, Hugh Allen, Albert Hook, William Aller. I have never fully recovered from my sickness and after feel that my army trouble may never leave me as good in health as I was prior to my enlistment.
January 2, 1890.
John O. Aller who was born the 24th day of September 1841 in the county of Ripley, state of Indiana. First entered the U. S. Service, Jan.1, 1864 at Madison, Wisconsin as a private in Co. F. 16th Reg., Wis. Vol. Inft. Discharged as a private June 12, 1865 at Louisville, Ky. By reason of close of war. My first battle was at Resaca, Georgia. Other battles, Dallas, Kennesaw Mountain, Peachtree Creek and Atlanta, July 22, 1864. In fact it was almost continually fighting from May 1st 1864 until the 1st of Sept. of which I took part most of the time. I received no wound. Confined in hospital a short time at Vicksburg, also at Jonesboro, Marietta and at Atlanta. The following is some of my most intimate comrades, James R. West, Andrew Bennett, George W. Dibble, James Ray, Wallace Tupper, James Smith, H. [Hamlin]. E. Robinson, J.[James] E. Sargent. I deem as the most important events in my service to be the victorious close of the war, receiving of an honorable discharge and safe arrival home. Being confined in hospital with sickness typhoid fever I missed the celebrated March to the Sea, but was with company again to share the fortunes of war. On the campaign through the Carolinas and to take part in the Grand Review at Washington before President Johnson and Cabinet and Gen. U. S. Grant.
March 1, 1890.
David W. Arnold who was born the 17th day of November, A. D. 1814 in the County of Cortland, State of New York. Enlisted on the 2nd of October 1861 in Cortland, N. Y. as private in Co. A, 76th regt., N. Y. Vol. Inft. Discharged in October 1862 by reason of surgeons certification of disability from the convalescent hospital at Fort Ellsworth. Participated in battles of Cedar Mountain and second Bull Run. I received a sun stroke and was confined in Blackwell Island hospital also at hospital Fort Hamilton. The following were some of my comrades. Lien, Norman Harmon, Noah Hutchinson, Wm. Myers. I was present when Gen. Pope order trains and supplies set fire and saw them burn. This was at the 2nd Bull Run Battle.
Marvin H. Haynes [Haines] who was born the 28th day of August A. D. 1833 in the county of Steuben, State of New York. I first entered the U. S. service in Stoughton, Wis. On the 10 day of August 1861 as a private in Co. D. 7th, Regt. Wis. Vol. Inft. Discharged on the 28th day of February 1863 at a convalescent camp in Virginia. By reason of disability and ref. an surgeons certificate of disability. Having received a severe sun stroke. My first battle was the Battle of the Second Bull Run. Was wounded at this Battle, shot in right leg and carry the ball in leg yet. Confined in Hospital at Annapolis, Maryland from Sept. until July. The following are some of my comrades, James H. Bent, Willougby H. Walker, Phillip H. Walter, John [Joseph] D. Marble, Lieut. E.[Edward] W. Jones.
March 1st, 1900.
Marcus H. Fish, who was born the 11th day of March A. D. 1847 in Brooklyn, County of Cayuga, State of Ohio enlisted October 6, 1864 as private in Battery G. 2nd Illinois Light Artillery; went in to camp at Springfield, Ill. soon joined battery at Nashville, Tenn. Battering being a part of Major General A. H. Smith division of the 16th Army Corps, Army of the Tenn. Participated under General Geo. H. Thomas at the Battle of Nashville, Dec. 15 and 16; from Nashville went to Eastport, Mississippi camped at Eastport from Jan. 15 until Feb. 7. Sailed down the Tenn. River to the Ohio; stopped at Davis from there down to Vicksburg. Taken sick; transferred to hospital after improving in health done duty in hospital as health would permit. But never recovered my usual health. Battery was in 3rd Brigade 2nd Division. The 16 corps was known as A. J. Smith’s Guerrillas. Entered the service at Marengo, Ill. Discharged at St. Louis, Mo. by reason of certificate from Surgeon General’s office, Washington, May 4, 1865. Discharged June 27, 1865; went from Vicksburg to St. Louis on River. Boat I was on took fire and several drowned. I escaped reaching short in my night clothes.
History of 2nd Illinois Light Artillery, Battery G, http://civilwar.ilgenweb.net/reg_html/art_002.html, http://civilwar.ilgenweb.net/acm/art-2g.html and http://www.batteryg.org/index.html
Lewis B. Beebe, who was born the 20th day of April 1945 in Union, County of Rock, State of Wisconsin, enlisted October 6th 1864 as private in Battery G, 2nd Illinois Light Artillery. Discharged September 6th 1865. Captain John W. Lowell commanded my Reg. 1st Lieut Perry Wilch deceased; 2nd Lieut. Rawlin Harman, deceased; Marcus H. Fish and (Elijah) Eugene Bulloch deceased enlisted from this place with me. First went to camp at camp Butler near Springfield, Ill. From there joined the 16th Army Corps commanded by Major General A. J. Smith. Assigned to the3rd Brigade, 2nd Division. Said General having just arrived at Nashville, Tenn. To Cairo, General George H. Thomas in the Battle of Nashville, the 15 and 16 December 1864. Gen. Hood commanding the Confederate forces. The Rock of Chickamunga (as Thomas was called) was victorious. And from there we went to East Port, Mis, camped there until or until June 17, 1865 (4?) until Feb. 7. From there we went down the Tenn. River to Padre/Eu, Ky; from there to New Orleans arriving there Feb. 22, 1865. Left New Orleans March 10. Took boat on Lake Pontchartrain, sailed to Fort Gaines and Morgan at head of Mobile Bay; landed on Daulphone Island Sunday night the 12th March. We started crossed Mobile Bay Landed upon Fish ? March 27 arrived in front of Spanish fort amid heavy commandeering which was continued for several days. April 1st we took position before Fort Blakely continued our firing but not until April 7th did we receive orders to move our Bat. In to trenches before the fort and on April 9 before day light Spanish fort was taken and at sundown Fort Blakely was taken. The aforesaid forts were before Mobile. Finished here we went to Montgomery Ala staid until we started for home by way of Mobile to New Orleans. Discharged at Springfield. March 17, 1905, Lewis B. Beebe. We certify that Comrade Lewis B. Beebe joined G. A. R., T. L. Sutphen Post No. 41, Department of Wisconsin
History of 2nd Illinois Light Artillery, Battery G, http://civilwar.ilgenweb.net/reg_html/art_002.html, http://civilwar.ilgenweb.net/acm/art-2g.html and http://www.batteryg.org/index.html
James C. Brown, who was born the 4th day of August A. D. 1838 in Hampton, County of Windham, State of Conn. Entered the U. S. Service at Madison, Wis. October 12th 1861 as First Class Musician military band 11th Wis. Vol. Inft. Left the service as first musician being discharged Aug 11, 1862 at St. Louis by special order No. 301 Dept. of Wis. Mustering out RR group but all bands who could not brigade. Enlisted again in March 17, 1864 in brigade band 1st Brigade 1st Division, Army of the Frontier, discharged finally at Fort Leavenworth Kansas Sept. 5th 1865 by instructions hd qtrs Mo. special order No. 94 Head qtrs Dist of Kansas. No further need for band. First battle was at Bayau Cache, Ala. Confined in hospital at Fort Leavenworth Kansas, Oct. 1864. The following comrades who served with me and are named here in: W.(William) W. Graham, E.(Eben) J. Leavitt (Leader of the band), John Daws, John Nichols, John Calloway, C. (Charles) C. Chittenden, J. P. Williams, The most important event in my service was the march with ? Army through ? from Pilot Knob, Mo. in 1862. Suffering from exposure and long sickness, reaching home just alive. I re-enlisted in 1864 to recreate the band murdered by Quantrilll Guerillas at Baxter Springs. Kansas was to have gone to Little Rock Ark to head of ? Brigade under Gen. J.(James) G. Blunt. But was ordered to stay at Fort Leavenworth by Gen. Curtis attached to Dept. Head Qtrs. Served there until discharged. When ? was elected U. S. Senator from Kan. in 1864-5 the band was sent to Topeka Kans. to play for the reception banquet and Bull was absent three days went to Lawrence in March 1865 to play for the opening of the railroad to this point from Kansas City. Went on excursion to Kansas City and returned 1st pass g r train on the road. Participated in ? of Guerillas 40 miles down the Mo. River. ? some and breaking up their camp. Played in summer more or less for ? ? and ? played July 4,1 864 for a grand celebration in Leavenworth, Kan. Troops ? the front in the procession with Gen. Centise in Command. I certify that the sketch of my war service as above written is true as I verily believe James C. Brown, in December 15, 1890. We certify that Comrade James C. Brown, joined t. L. Sutphen Post No. 41, Deptartrment of Wisconsin. 1890 Held offices of adjutant.
History of 11th Wisconsin Volunteer Infantry Regiment: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/11th_Wisconsin_Volunteer_Infantry_Regiment
Edgar S. Casler who was born ? day of ? A.D. 18? In Watertown, County of Jefferson, State of New York. March 18, 1864, at Madison Wisconsin as Corporal in co. B. 37 Regt. Wis. Vol. Inft. March 1st 1864 promoted to Sergeant. Discharged as Sergeant at Delang House D. C. July 27, 1865 by reason of closing of War. Participated in Battle of Weldon Railroad June 16, 1864 and at the siege of Petersburge. Confined in hospital at Washington D. C., July 10, 1864.The following are some of my comrades: Frank Parker, C. E. Rice, W[illiam] A. Barber, James Devine, George Graham. The most important events in my service was the charge of Fort Mohave better know as Fort Hell. I was on detached special duty at Washington D. C. about four months was on provost duty at Georgetown after Sherman came back for six weeks I learned more human nature in this time than I ever did before or since. I certify that the sketch of my war service as above written is true as I verily believe. Date, December 17, 1890, Signed, Edgar S. Casler. Joined t. L. Sutphen Post No. 41, Department of Wisconsin.
Caleb Ely Lee who was born on the 19th day of November, A. D. 1835 in the county of Crawford, State of Pennsylvania. First entered the U. S. Service April 4, 1861, at New York City as third assistant engineer. Served on ships, Anacosta, Pocohontas, Tacony. Served as assistant and ? chief engineer promoted Jan. 19, 1863 and June 1st 1865. At discharge or at closing of war was Chief Engineer. First battle Agnia Creek, Va. Then Port Royal, S. C., Savanna River, Georgia. Two attacks on Fort Fisher, N. C., Fernandina, Florida, Brunswick, Geo. And Plymouth, N. C. Most intimate comrades, George B. Black, Nepolean Rollins, Surgeon. A. C. Rhodes; Paymaster, Theodore Kitchen; engineers W. G. Bucklin, Geo. Sewell, J. M. Adams. Most important events of my service. Port Royal Blcokade duty off Charleston, Mobile, and Battle of Port Royal and Fort Fisher. Was employed in the Potomac Flotilla on duty from Washington to Fortress Monroe from May 3rd 1861 to the fitting out of the Port Royal expedition and participated in the capture of the fort. Also at the capture of Fernandine, Fl. Savanna River and Brunswick, Georgia and many other points along the coast of Florida, Geo., North & South Carolina, besides blockade duty before Mobile. Participated in the recapturing of Plymouth, North Carolina. Pamlico Sounds. Acted as chief engineer on the Mound City, Ill. and other iron clads at that place and at New Orleans from April 1869 to Oct. 1871. And from that date to Sept 12, on duty on Flagship Pensacola of the Pacific Squadron from San Francisco, cal. To Valparaiso Chili South America. Then was in soldier’s home and remained on sick list until Oct. 1875. From that date to March was on iron clad duty at the Pensacola Navy Yard from which place was considered by medical surgeon as unfit for duty. In Aug. 1865 left Philadelphia in the U. S. S. Wasp making cruise through West India Islands and down the east coast of South America to Monteviedo where joined the U. S. S. Kansas in which cruised down to Cape Horn. The Falkland Islands and west coast of Africa from Cape Town, Congo River, St. Helena and returned to the U. S. Oct. 1868 in the M. S. S. Huron. We certify that Comrad Caleb Ely Lee joint T. L. Sutphen Post No. 41, Department of Wisconsin
Herman W. Smith who was born the 31 day of July A. D. 1823 in White Hall County of Washington, State of New York. I enlisted on the 21st day of Aug. 1862 at Beloit, Wis. As private in Co. Q, 22 Regt. Wis. Vol. Inft. Discharged May 13, 1864 from hospital at Prairie du Chine, Wis. By order of War Department relative to disabled soldiers. My first battle was at Thompson’s Station near Franklyn, Tenn. My next engagement was at Brentwood Station where I was taken prisoner. This was nine miles from Nashville, Tenn. March 25, 1863. Gen Forrest commanded the rebel forces that took me prisoner. I was confined in Libby Prison 16 days from the 29 of March 1863. There were about 400 of our boys taken. Forrest had about 5,000 men and there was nothing for us to do but surrender. We were marched to Tullahoma a distance of about 100 miles then put on freight cars and taken to Richmond in about 16 days. We were exchanged at City Point the boat we took was loaded with Rebs. They were counted as they came off the boat, then we were put on counting us as we ? on. We were taken to Annapolis, Maryland stayed there about 3 weeks. Then we were sent to Baltimore from there to St. Louis. Some of the boys took a French furlough making a visit home. Then went back to St. Louis got six months pay and left for the South once more going over the same place where we were taken prisoner at Brentwood Station, Tenn. 10 miles from Nashville. In the fore part of 1864 I was in hospital at Murpheesboro, Tenn. The force that was taken prisoner as before mention was a portion of the 20 Corps 3rd Division 2nd Brigade Col. Coborn was the Commander of the 2nd Brigade Col. Bloodgood Commander the 22 Regt. Wis. Vol. The following is some of my comrades, John W. Banker, George W. Wheeler, Henry Hunt, John Hill, Capt. Van thorp, Benn bars, Daniel A. Hannon. When Gen. Sherman went Atlanta, we marched in to the city without a gun being fired. I certify that the sketch of my war service as above written is true as I verify believe, Date: Feb. 7, 1897. Signed Herman W. Smith, We certify that comrade Herman W. Smith joined T. L. Sutphen Post Nos. 41, Department of Wisconsin
Zeba Clark Moore who was born the 29 day of February A. D. 1836 in County of Jefferson, State of New York. Enlisted on the second day of February 1865 at Madison, Wisconsin as a private in Co. I – 44 Regt. Wisconsin Inft. Was made Corporal during the month of Feb. 1865 and was confined in hospital at Paducah, Ky at Jeffersonville Ind. Discharged July 10, 1865 at Louisville, Ky. For disability. I certify that the sketch of my war service as above written is true as I verify believe. Date. April 21, 1906, Zeba Clark Moore by L. B. Beebe , Post Librarian. We certify that Comrade Zeba Clark Moore joined.
Simon L. Cook who was born the 5th day of April A. D. 1843 in Hudston County of the state of Ohio. Enlisted April 17th A. D. 1861 at Cleveland, Ohio in Co. K. 19th Ohio Vol. Inft. Discharged Oct. 1st 1861 by reason of expiration of three months service time for which I enlisted at Columbus Ohio. Re-enlisted Oct. 5, 1861 in same Co. and Regt. at Alliance, Ohio. The first battle in which I was engaged was at Rich Mountain, West. Va. I participated in the following battles. First Bull Run, Shilo or Pitsburge Landing; Stone’s River; Chickamauga; Mission Ridge; Strawberry Plains; Buzzard Roost; Resaca; Rome; Altona Pass; Pickets Mills; Pumpkin Vine Creek; Lost Mountain and Jonesboro. I was wounded at Stone’s river, Dec. 31, 1862. Also slightly wounded at Pickett’s Mills and Jonesboro. Was in Hospital at Nashville, Tenn., in Spring of 1863. In H. G. E., No. 19; was taken prisoner by Longs troops about 5 p.m. Was held about four hours when I ? my escape. The following are some of my comrades; Ed. Demp; J. J. Wiseheart; Jos. Martin, A. M. Allen. The most important events of my service was the campaign through Georgia where we were under fire continuously every day. Some of the most severe fighting was Marietta and Chattahoochie, Geo. Peach Tree; Altona; Rough and Ready Jonesbourough and the last Altona Pass again. Finally discharged at Marietta Geo., Oct. 5, 1864. Recorded by L. B. Beebe Librarian. Post No. 41,
James Henry Elwood who was born the 23 day of October A. D. 1831 in Union County of Livingston, state of N. Y. Enlisted Sept. 1861 at Madison, Wis. as private in Co. G. 1st Regt. U. S. Sharp Shooters. Discharged Sept. 23, 1864 at Petersburge, Va. By reason of expiration of service. First battle was the Siege of York Town. Also engaged in seven days battle before Richmond in Aug. 1862. I was engaged in ? was detailed to drive regimental baggage wagons. Confined in hospital in fall of 1863 at Alexandria Heights, VA. The battle of Gettysburge was the most important work of my service. Some of my most intimate comrades: Wm. Stewart; Lieutenant [Frank E.] Marble; [Caleb] Nels Jacobs; Richard Blodgett; Henry Shafer. I certify that the sketch of my war service as above written is true as I verify believe. Date, Dec. 24, 1906. James Henry Elwood. We certify that Comrade James Henry Elwood joined T. L. Sutphen Post. No. 41, Department of Wisconsin.
Caleb Ancel Libby who was born the 6th day of November A. D., 1846 in Great Falls, New Hampshire. Enlisted at Madison, Wisconsin on the 17th day of May 1864. Discharged from the service by reason of expiration of term of enlistment on the 16th day of Sept. 1864 at Madison Wis. co. D 40th Wisconsin Infty. Regt. received a sun stroke while in service which greatly effected his health all through life. I certify that the sketch of my war service as above written is true as I verify believe Joined Post as charter member. Date Oct. 1st, 1906. Signed Caleb Ancel Libby.
James E. Gleave, who was born the 19 day of July A. D. 1841 in England. First enlisted Aug. 9, 1861 at Janesville Wis. as private in Co. F – 13 Regt. Wis. Inft. Discharged on or about the 1st to the 15 of June 1862 at Lawrence, Kan. On account of sickness supposed to be consumption. Enlisted again in Co. L, 1st Wis. Heavy Art. And discharged therefrom about July 10th 1865. Held office in said Bat. Gun Sergent. Final discharge was on account of close of war. First was sick in Janesville, Wis. with measles soon after first enlistment in 1861. Again was sick in hospital at Fort Scott, Kan. In spring of 1862 also at Lawrence, Kan. And again at hospital at Levenworth, Kan. During my second enlistment was sick at Fort Lyons, Va. Capt. F. F. Stevens was my Capt. In 13 Regt.; First Sergt. Chas Stank; 2nd Sergt. Jerome Briggs. Second enlistment, Capt. P. H. Ray; Lieu. Edwin Goodwin; First Sergt. James Stewart. But my health would not permit in first enlistment. Think my sickness in Janesville before left state (sickness measles) was the whole cause of my poor condition until after I came home and recovered of same. Then I re-enlisted . Health was some better but I was compelled to go to the hospital once. I certify that the sketch of my service as above written is true as I verify believe. Date Nov. 1st. 1906; signed, James E. Gleave. We certify that Comrad James E. Gleave joined T. L. Stuphen Post. No. 41, Department of Wisconsin.