Monday, March 02, 2015

Augustus G. Weissert

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Sgt Maj Augustus Gordon Weissert. 

Birth: Aug. 7, 1844
Death: Apr. 24, 1923

Wife: Mary E. Weissert.

Children: Florence E. Weissert.

Burial: Forest Home Cemetery Milwaukee Milwaukee County Wisconsin

Augustus Gordon Weissert Commander-in-Chief 1892-1892 Augustus Gordon Weissert was born at Canton, Ohio on August 7, 1844, the son of Michael and Magdalene (Bernard) Weissert.

 At age 17, he enlisted in Co. K, 8th Wisconsin Infantry, the live eagle regiment, enrolling September 10, 1861, having been rejected several times before on account of his age and stature.

Command-in-Chief of G. A. R.
After three years of campaigning with Grant and Sherman, he was promoted to Sergeant Major of the regiment on September 3, 1864, He shared in the 8th Wisconsin's fortunes until the battle of Nashville. When the army was in line at Nashville, Sgt. Maj. Weissert traversed the lines to ascertain whether his regiment was properly supplied with ammunition, and when his duty was
completed, he received an order to remain at the rear to make up the regimental returns, then 15 days behind, on account of the constant campaigning.

When the army advanced, Weissert was found in position with his regiment. When reminded of the order, he replied, I deemed this my place and thought I would go with the regiment, and finish the reports after the battle.

Reunion of the 8th.,
August 18, 1913.
Later that day, he received a bullet just over the knee, which he carried for many years as an open wound. He convalesced sufficiently and rejoined his regiment on crutches. He was breveted a captain with rank to June 6, 1864 for conspicuous bravery during the Red River expedition and for gallantry at Lake Chicot, Arkansas, June 6, 1864, and at Nashville, December 15th. The following March, he received an appointment to West Point, but he refused because of his wound.

Sgt. Maj. Weissert was mustered out with his regiment on September 17, 1865. Pasat Commander-in-Chief Weissert died at his home, 101 Eighteenth Street, Milwaukee, on Tuesday, April 24, 1923. He was 79 years old

Sources: Soldiers & Citizens Album of Biographical Record, 1889. Vol. 2, Brown & Brown. The Milwaukee Sentinel

Sunday, March 01, 2015

Joseph H. McGilligan.

Joseph H. McGilligan.

Birth: January, 1846-1847, Pennsylvania.
Death: Unknown.

Burial: Montana Veterans Home Cemetery, Columbia Falls, Flathead County, Montana.

Illinois Civil War Detail Report.

Name: MCGILLIGAN, JOSEPH N. Rank: PVT. Company: D. Unit: 46 IL US INF (NEW).

Personal Characteristics. Residence: SILVER CREEK, STEPHENSON CO, I. Age: 17. Height: 5' 3. Hair: DARK. Eyes: HAZEL: Complexion: FAIR. Marital Status: SINGLE. Occupation: FARMER. Nativity: LANCASTER CO, PA.

Service Record. Joined When: DEC 29, 1863. Joined Where: DIXON, IL. Period: 3 YRS. Muster In: JAN 30, 1864. Muster In Where: CAMP BUTLER, IL. Muster Out: JAN 20, 1866. Muster Out Where: BATON ROUGE, LA.

Montana Soldiers Home.

He was admitted June 6, 1898, Age 35, pension $10, later $12., from Flathead County, Montana, He could Read and Write, Occupation Cook.

The 1900, records state his disability was Dislocated Hip, and Rheumatisum.
The 1906 records state his disability was the Dropsy.

After 1906 he can no longer be found on the Homes records.  However pension records shows he was still receiving a pension in 1922. He never married.

Saturday, February 28, 2015

Five Men Of the First Wisconsin Infantry

I realize there is not a lot of information here, but its the picture that's important. I know researchers are always on the look out for pictures of their ancestors.  Some may have seen this one already, while others have no picture of their ancestor yet now they can.

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Wisconsin First Infantry, Co. C.
Of Racine County, Wisconsin.

These five men were taken prisoners September 18, 1863. .
They were taken to Belle Isle, then to Libby Prison.

Back Roll, Left to Right.

Joseph Leach. Residence Milwaukee, Enlisted October 1, 1861; Prisoner Chickamaugh; Mustered out October 13, 1864, term Exp.

*Lemuel McDonald, Residence Rochester, Enlisted August 25, 1861; Sergeant, Prisoner Chickamaugh; Mustered out October 13, 1864, term Exp.

*Note. the ( F.) in front of his name is in error.  , 

Front Roll, Left to right.

Chauncey S. Chapman, Residence Waterford, Enlisted September 10, 1861; Sergeant, Prisoner Chickamaugh; Mustered out October 13, 1864, term Exp.

Thomas Anderson, Residence Union Grove, Enlisted September 5, 1861; Prisoner Chickamaugh; Mustered out October 13, 1864, term Exp.

John R. Schofield, Residence Rochester, Enlisted October 6, 1861; Prisoner Chickamaugh; Mustered out October 13, 1864, term Exp. 

Thursday, February 26, 2015

Albert H. Welch.

Albert H Welch.

Birth: 1842, Pennsylvania.
Death: Mar. 13, 1909.

He was the son of William and Elizabeth Welch and the sibling of Robert, Mary, Nancy and Laura.

Burial: Roseburg National Cemetery, Roseburg, Douglas County, Oregon.

He was a Civil War Veteran.

Iowa Eight Cavalry, Co. F.

Welch, Albert H. Age 21. Residence Albia, nativity Pennsylvania. Enlisted June 2, 1863, as Company Commissary Sergeant. Mustered Aug. 21, 1863. Taken prisoner July 30, 1864, Newnan, Ga. Mustered out May 31, 1865, Davenport, Iowa.

Authors Note.  Entered the Oregon Soldiers Home, May 6, 1903, Age 61, Height 5 11., Eyes Blue, Hair light, Complexion Ligh, Occupation Blacksmith, Single, Read or Write Yes, Pension Yes.
Died in the Oregon Soldiers Home, March 16, 1909.

James C. Gipson.

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GIPSON, JAMES C, Capt. Rochester At the outbreak of the war was a river pilot on the Mississippi, and at New Orleans was urged to enlist in the Black Horse Cavalry, a Con- federate organization, he refused, and his life was threatened. His river friends smuggled him north on a steamer, nailed up between floors in the wheelhouse. On arrival at Cincinnati, enlisted in Navy, and was Capt. of gunboat Carondelet, when she ran the Rebel forts at Island Number Ten, forcing the surrender of that stronghold. Now living at Portland, Oregon.

Authors Note.  To read more about his military service and his family take this link.

Wednesday, February 25, 2015

Richard L. Beadle.

Richard Beadle. 

Birth: 1845.
Death: Jul. 25, 1915, Tippecanoe County, Indiana.

Wife: Levina C.Miller Beadle (1851 - 1918).

Married March 27. 1884.

Children: Non found.

Burial: Indiana Soldiers Home Cemetery, West Lafayette, Tippecanoe County, Indiana.

Indiana 24th., Infantry, Co. C.

Richard L. Beadle, Private, Residence Vanderburg County. Enlisted July 31, 1861; No other record.

Indiana 65th., Infantry, Co. G.

Richard L. Beadle, Private, Residence Union, Enlisted August 20, 1862, Mustered out June 27, 1865.

Soldier Home, Benton County, Indiana.

Richard L. Beadle, Age 59, Nativity Indiana, Rank Private, Service Indiana 24th., Infantry, Co. C., and Indiana 65th., Infantry, Co. G., Service in months 38., Pension $12., Read and Write Yes, Disability Rheumatism and Deafness.

Levina C. Beadle, Age 50, Nativity Virginia, Wife, Disability Asthma. 

Tuesday, February 24, 2015

Calvin Armenius Webber.

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Calvin Armenius Webber. 

Birth: Jan. 20, 1842.
Death: Jan. 20, 1919.

Parents: Calvin S. Webber (1809 - 1851), Thirza Mitchell Webber (1821 - 1896).

Wife's: Marrietta Bull Webber (1851 - 1911), Maria M. Stevens Webber (1853 - 1925).

Children: Ada Elma Webber Monticue (1873 - 1899), Hezekiah Seldon Webber (1875 - 1945), Lenna A. Webber (1880 - 1881), Mary Webber (1889 - 1907).

Burial: Brock Cemetery, Brock, Scotland County, Missouri.

He was a Civil War Veteran, being in the First Ohio Cavalry, Co. H.

Calvin A. Webber, Corporal; Age 19; Enlisted September 7, 1861, for 3 years.  Appointed October 6, 1864; Mustered out with company September 13, 1865; Veteran.

Thomas B. Smith, New Jersey.

New Jersey 13th., Infantry, Co. D.

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THOMAS B. SMITH Was born in Erie County, New York. He was commissioned first-lieutenant August 22, 1862, a^ed 29 years. On the 14th of September, while on the march after General Lee, in
Maryland, he became unfit, by sickness, for further marching, and was left in command of an invalid corps, near Frederick, composed of sick men of the regiment, rejoining the company on the 20th, at Sandy Hook, Md.

On the 30th of October, while on the march up the Potomac, to opposite Shepherdstown, Va., he was detailed to take command of the provost guard in the town of Sharpsbnrg, Md., where he remained until November 11th, when he rejoined the company. January 18, 1863, at Wolf Run Shoals, Va. lie was promoted to adjutant of the regiment. At the battle of Chaneellorsville, Va., May 3, 1863, he was wounded in the left arm near the shoulder, and sent to field hospital at the U. S. Ford on the Rappahannock, and then to Aquia Creek, Va., from which place he received leave of absence, and went to Newark, N. J., where he re ported to Ward Hospital.

He rejoined the regiment, July 8th, at Frederick, Md. Continuing to suffer from sickness which threatened to prove fatal, while at Kelley's Ford, Va., he offered his resignation, which was accepted August 10th, and he returned to his home, where his health was finally restored. -

Monday, February 23, 2015

Cornelius B. Bailey.

Cornelius B. Bailey. 

Birth: unknown.
Death: Oct. 9, 1902.

Civil War Union Soldier. He was mustered in as a Private in Company K, 3rd New Jersey Militia on April 27, 1861. He served with his unit first in the defenses of Washington, DC, then in the July 1861 First Bull Run Campaign, where it was held in reserve. He was honorably mustered out on July 31, 1861. He then enlisted in the 1st New Jersey Volunteer Cavalry, being mustered in as a Corporal in Company H on September 12, 1861. Reduced to Private on September 20, 1862, he won back his Corporal's stripes on November 1, 1863. Re-enlisting on January 1, 1864, he served through the conclusion of the conflict, and was honorably discharged at Trenton, New Jersey on July 29, 1865.

Burial: Elmwood Cemetery New Brunswick, Middlesex County, New Jersey.

Authors Note.  He was admitted to the New Jersey Home for Disabled Soldiers on April 10, 1885; Age 64, with the disability of Phthisis Pulmonalis.  He died in the Hospital on October 9, 1902; Age 69, cause of death Cedebral Selesasis.  Wife Catherine A. Bailey.

Charles Hufty.

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Captain Charles Hufty Was born in Philadelphia, July twenty-fourth, 1839, in which city he resided during the early days of his life. He passed his school life with high honors, and was noted for his probity, intelligence and high moral character. The family having removed to Camden, New Jersey, he resided with them, and was engaged in the hardware business in Philadelphia until the sound to battle, which roused the nation to unbrotherly strife ; when, impelled by a patriotic love of country, he at once hastened to join the conflict for the restoration and perpetuation of our glorious Union.

When the call came for volunteers for three months' service, he responded at once, and enlisted in the Philadelphia Grays, First regiment artillery, Pennsylvania volunteers, and left with them for the seat of war in April, 1861. Having served out his three months term, he entered the ranks of the Ninth New Jersey, then just forming. He participated in all the campaigns and battles in which that regiment was engaged, and was promoted to the captaincy of Company I; July twenty-fifth, 1864. For nearly two years he acted as quartermaster of the Ninth. Having passed unharmed through many battles until almost the close of the war,

Captain Hufty was at last fatally wounded at the head of his company in the skirmish at South- west Creek, North Carolina, March seventh, 1865. He died at the officer's hospital, Newbern, where he received every attention, and had every care that kind-hearted women could give him, but passed away from this life on the fourteenth, regretted by all who had the pleasure of his acquaintance, and beloved by his numerous friends for his many virtues and gentle disposition. His remains were interred at Mount Vernon cemetery, Philadelphia, April tenth, 1865.