Monday, February 08, 2016

William Cameron Green.

William Cameron Green.

Birth: 1845, Union County, Pennsylvania.
Death: Sep. 18, 1867, Union County, Pennsylvania,

aged 22y; Capt. 1st Inf. US Army; buried at Cape San Lucas.

Burial: Lewisburg Cemetery, Lewisburg, Union County, Pennsylvania.

[Born in Penn. Sylvania.Appointed from Pennsylvania.] MILITARY History.

Second Lieutenant 1st U. S. Infantry, September, 1861. First Lieutenant 1st U. S. Infantry. Captain 1st U. S. Infantry, January, 1867. Brevet Captain U. S. Army, for gallant and meritorious services' during the siege of Vicksburg, Mississippi. Died on board steamship "Moses Taylor," en route from San Francisco, Cal., to New York City, September 18, 1867.

Saturday, February 06, 2016

John Jennings Dunlap.

John Jennings Dunlap.

Birth: Nov. 26, 1839.
Death: Jan. 31, 1902,

Parents: Benjamin I. Dunlap (1810 - 1880), Elizabeth A. Crump Dunlap (1814 - 1912).

Wife; Charlotte Virginia Little Dunlap (1850 - 1909).,

Children: Louise Dunlap (1885 - 1895).

Siblings: Hannah P. Dunlap (____ - 1854), John Jennings Dunlap (1839 - 1902), George Thomas Dunlap (1841 - 1920), Agnes Craighead Dunlap Bennett (1844 - 1903), David Richard Dunlap (1847 - 1917), James Alexander Dunlap (1849 - 1909).

Burial: Eastview Cemetery, Wadesboro, Anson County, North Carolina..

North Carolina Fourteenth, Infantry, Co C., C. S. A., (Anson Guards ).


came a teamster, driving a wagon. Has no war record as he was not with the bullet department on the firing line. Was faithful to his job to the last and numbered wlth those who surrendered at Appomattox. He married Mlss Virginia Little, daughter of Geo. W Little, Esq.

Friday, February 05, 2016

Capt. Charles Robert Skinker.

Capt. Charles Robert Skinker.

Birth: Jul. 11, 1838.
Death: Dec. 17, 1903.

Wife: Rose Lesslie Allen Skinker (1845 - 1924).

Children: Mary Lyle Skinker Valentine (1868 - 1940), Charles Robert Skinker (1871 - 1920).

Burial: Hollywood Cemetery, Richmond, Richmond City, Virginia.

Roster of 21st., Virginia Co. F.

Skinker, Charles R., enlisted April 21, 1861 ; wounded at Kernstown March 23, 1862; transferred to second company of Howitzers in 1862; wounded at Fredericksburg, 1862; promoted first lieutenant
Company K, 48th Va. Regt. of infantry 1863; captain 1863; wounded at Chancellorsville, May 2, 1863; captured at Spottsylvania C. H. May 12, 1864; sent to Fort Delaware and rejoined his command in about seven months ; wounded at Hatcher's Run Feb. 12, 1865 and permanently disabled.

Wednesday, February 03, 2016

Joseph N Dunton.

Joseph N Dunton.

Birth: Dec. 28, 1837, Vermont.
Death: Oct. 27, 1915.

Wife: Ann M. Fisher Dunton (1837 - 1920 or 1924.

Burial: Oakside Cemetery, Zephyrhills, Pasco County, Florida.

Vermont Eighth Infantry, Regimental History .
Joseph N. Dunton. Private Company H, Nov. 23, 1861 ; corporal, Feb. 18, 1862 ; sergeant ; 1st sergeant, Nov. 26, 1863 ; re-enlisted Jan. 5, 1864; 2d lieutenant Company H, Feb. 20, 1864; 1st lieutenant Company H, Nov. 24, 1864 ; captain Company C, March 3, 1865 ; mustered out June 28, 1865.

Tuesday, February 02, 2016

Winfield Scott Leach..

Winfield Scott Leach.

Birth: unknown, New York.
Death: Sep. 8, 1898, Crawford County, Pennsylvania.

Winfield Scott Leach was the son of James & Minerva (Benton) Leach. He was born abt 1816 & died 8 Sep 1898. He married to a woman I have seen in family trees as Mathilda Merchant b. abt 1821 CT but shows up on the 1850, 1860 & 1870 censuses as Marietta b. abt 1821 NY. They had (at least) two children, Martin b. 1835 & Ann Augusta b. abt 1847. They moved from PA to NY to IA to WI to MN back to PA.

Parents: James Leach (1795 - 1877).

Wife: Nancy Herrick Leach (1828 - 1912).

Children: Martin Leach (1835 - 1923).

Burial: Rose Hill Cemetery, Spartansburg, Crawford County, Pennsylvania.

Wisconsin Thirty - Sixth Infantry Co. G. Regimental History.

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Isaac Higgins.

Isaac Higgins.

Birth: Feb. 10, 1846, Switzerland County, Indiana.
Death: Apr. 24, 1918.

Parents:Elijah Higgins (1813 - 1880),

Wife: Susan Brindley Park (1856 - 1934).

Children: James Higgins (1883 - 1950).

Burial: Ebenezer Cemetery, Moorefield, Switzerland County. Indiana.

Indiana Third Cavalry ( Forty-Fifth ) Regiment, Co, F & B., Reorganized, Regimental History.

Page 69,  Isaac Higgins, of Company F, was captured by having his bridle rein seized by a rebel cavalryman near the river bank some distance below the ford. While being led away captive, his pistol, cocked, was held by him under his coat cape, and in an unguarded moment he shot his captor, whirled his horse  and leaped into the river and escaped.  

Friday, January 29, 2016

William P Hiserodt

William P Hiserodt.

Birth: Mar. 20, 1840.
Death: Sep. 25, 1894.

Wife: Charity Smith Hiserodt (1841 - 1903).

Children: Samuel Smith Hiserodt (1867 - 1938), William Albert Hiserodt (1869 - 1958).

Burial: Jackson Township Cemetery, Owasa, Hardin County, Iowa.

Iowa Thirty-Second Infantry, Co. A., Regimental History.

William. P. Hiserodt, promoted Sergeant, thrice wounded and captured at Pleasant Hill, escaped and ached our army at Vicksburg; furloughed himself, and came to Iowa with Captain Ackerman; returned and served through the entire Missouri. Nashville and Gulf campaigns; was discharged for disability at Montgomery. July 17. 1865.

Comrade Hiserodt was a man of rare bravery and resources; of great endurance; and would put down the rebellion if it took the last ham. chicken, or horse in the Confederacy. Illustrative of this it is told of him that in Montgomery after Bragg's force was disbanded there, "Bill" was in a saloon, and heard a rebel Major raving about the results of the surrender and his embarrassment at being compelled to go home without ever being whipped, etc., etc.

"Bill" finally told him to square himself and he should have something that he could talk about to his folks at home; and proceeded at once to administer to the boastful and hitherto unwhipped rebel a most thorough and severe beating in the most approved knock down style. After he returned to his home near Robertson he engaged in farming and raising live stock; was elected Justice of the Peace; was a member of the Board of Supervisors; took an active part in the prosecution of outlaws in chat region: and died there in 1894.

Thursday, January 28, 2016

David H. Lee

David H. Lee

David H. Lee. Enrolled June 12, 1861. Transferred from Co. A June 10, 1864 ; detailed August 8, 1864, as Aid-de-camp on General Gill's staff ; killed Oct. 27, 1864, by guerrillas on the Coosa river.
Ohio Thirty-Second Infantry, New Co. F., Regimental History.

On the 27th day of October, Lieut. D. H. Lee, of F. Company, then on staff duty, went in command of a detail, among which was two or more of our regiment. He had with him probably a dozen men. His duty was to find and bring into camp some citizens whose testimony was wanted by a Confederate who was being held as a spy.

When Lee, with his command, had gone some miles outside our lines, and while bearing a flag of truce, was surrounded by a band of guerillas, under command of one Jenkins, and although they displayed the white flag, they were denied its protection and a fight began, in which every man but Lee and one private, a Thirty-second Ohio man, was killed.

Lee was yet unhurt when the guerilla captain called to him to surrender and his life would be spared. On this Lee threw down his arms and the guerilla force gathered around him, and while the captain was talking with him, one of his men came up and shot Lee with a revolver through the back of the head. They took from his finger a diamond ring that had been given Lieut. Lee by his young wife, whom he had married when home on veteran furlough.

His body, with that of others, was thrown into a ravine and covered with brush, where it lay until the summer of 1865 after the surrender when the father of the young lieutenant went south, and with the aid of some of the citizens of a hamlet near by, recovered the remains of his son, which he was able to identify by the clothing. He was also fortunate enough to recover the diamond ring, which was in possession of an old citizen who claimed to have bought it from one of the guerillas.

Note His Burial is unknown.