C. Douglas' Civil War Ancestry

Cdoug96

Corporal
Joined
Dec 22, 2016
Location
Michigan, United States
Cyrus Eyster (1837 - 1904)
Relationship: 2nd Cousin of Rebecca (Schaeffer) Walter, my great, great, great, great grandmother.

Regiments: 92nd Illinois Infantry, Company H
Rank: Private
Enlisted: 11 Aug. 1862
Mustered In: 4 Sept. 1862
Mustered Out: 15 Feb. 1863

Possible Actions: Duty at Danville, Ky., till December 26, 1862. Expedition to intercept Morgan on Louisville & Nashville R. R. December 26, 1862-January 2, 1863. Moved to Louisville, Ky., thence to Nashville, Tenn., January 26-February 6, 1863. Repulse of Forest's attack on Fort Donelson, Tenn., February 4, 1863. Duty at Nashville, Tenn.

Hiram Oakes (1839-don't know)
Relationship: 2nd Cousin of Rebecca (Schaeffer) Walter, my great, great, great, great grandmother.

Regiments: 92nd Illinois Infantry, Company H
Rank: Private
Enlisted: 11 Aug. 1862
Mustered In: 4 Sept. 1862
Mustered Out: 21 June 1865

Possible Actions: Duty at Danville, Ky., till December 26, 1862. Expedition to intercept Morgan on Louisville & Nashville R. R. December 26, 1862-January 2, 1863. Moved to Louisville, Ky., thence to Nashville, Tenn., January 26-February 6, 1863. Repulse of Forest's attack on Fort Donelson, Tenn., February 4, 1863. Duty at Nashville, Tenn., till March 5, 1863. Moved to Franklin, Tenn., March 5, and pursuit of Van Dorn March 5-12. Operations about Columbia March 9-10. At Brentwood till April 8. Repulse of Van Dora's attack on Franklin April 10. At Franklin till June 2. Moved to Triune June 2. Action with Wheeler at Triune June 11. Middle Tennessee (or Tullahoma) Campaign June 24-July 7. Occupation of Shelbyville July 1. March to Wartrace July 3. Detached from Brigade July 6 and attached to Wilder's Mounted Infantry Brigade July 10. Mounted July 22. Occupation of Middle Tennessee till August 16. Passage of Cumberland Mountains and Tennessee River and Chickamauga (Ga.) Campaign August 16-September 22. Rossville and Ringgold, Ga., September 11. Lee and Gordon's Mills September 11-13. Leet's Tan Yard, or Rock Springs, September 12-13. Alexander's Bridge and Dyer's Ford September 18. Battle of Chickamauga, Ga., September 19-21. Operations against Wheeler and Roddy September 30-October 17. Hill's Gap, Thompson's Cove, near Beersheba, October 3. Murfreesboro Road October 4. Near McMinnville October 4-5. Farmington October 7. Sim's Farm, near Shelbyville, October 7. Guard Tennessee River north of Chattanooga till October 27. Moved to Bridgeport, Ala., and duty there till January 15, 1864. Ringgold Gap, Ga., November 27, 1863 (Co. "E"). Operations in North Alabama January 23-29. Bainbridge Ferry January 25 (Co. "I"). Sweetwater and Florence January 25. At Huntsville, Ala., till April 6. Moved to Ringgold, Ga., April 6. Nickajack Trace (or Gap) April 23. Reconnoissance from Ringgold toward Tunnel Hill April 29. Skirmish at Tunnel Hill April 29. Stone Church May 1. Leet's Cross Roads May 2. Atlanta (Ga.) Campaign May to September. Near Ringgold Gap May 2. Near Nickajack Gap May 7. Demonstrations on Resaca May 8-13. Near Resaca May 13. Battle of Resaca May 14-15. Calhoun May 15. Operations on line of Pumpkin Vine Creek and battles about Dallas, New Hope Church and Allatoona Hills May 25-June 5. Operations about Marietta and against Kenesaw Mountain June l0-July 2. Assault on Kenesaw June 27. Operations on line of Chattahoochie River July 3-17. Siege of Atlanta July 22-August 25. Fairburn August 15. Sandtown August 15. Kilpatrick's Raid around Atlanta August 18-22. Jonesboro August 19. Lovejoy Station August 20. Flank movement on Jonesboro August 25-30. Fairburn August 27-28. Jonesboro August 30. Flint River Station August 30. Battle of Jonesboro August 31-September 1. Lovejoy Station September 2-6. Glass Bridge September 2. Operations against Hood and Forest in North Georgia and North Alabama September 29-November 3. Camp Creek September 30. Sweetwater and Noyes Creek, near Powder Springs, October 1-3. Van Wert October 9-10. March to the sea November 15-December 10. Bear Creek Station November 16. Near Clinton and Walnut Creek November 20. East Macon November 20. Near Macon November 21. Near Waynesboro November 27-28. Thomas' Station December 3. Waynesboro December 4. Ebenezer Creek December 8. Siege of Savannah December 10-21. Campaign of the Carolinas January to April, 1865. Near Barnwell, S.C., February 6. Aiken and Johnson's Station February 11. Phillips' Cross Roads March 4. Averysboro, Taylor's Hole Creek, N.C., March 16. Bentonville March 19-21. Occupation of Goldsboro March 24, and of Raleigh April 14. Bennett's House April 26. Surrender of Johnston and his army. Duty in Department of North Carolina till June. Mustered out at Concord, N.C., June 21, and discharged at Chicago, Ill., July 10, 1865.

William L. Oakes (1840-1918)
Relationship: 2nd Cousin of Rebecca (Schaeffer) Walter, my great, great, great, great grandmother, and brother of Hiram.

Regiments: 12th Illinois Cavalry, Company A
Rank: Private
Enlisted: 3 April 1862
Mustered In: 3 April 1862
Transferred: 2 March 1865 to Unassigned Company
Mustered Out: 14 June 1865 (educated guess)

Possible Actions: Duty at Martinsburg, W. Va., and on the Upper Potomac to September, 1862. Near Martinsburg September 3. Bunker Hill September 3-4. Martinsburg September 6. Darkesville September 7. Williamsport, Md., September 11. Martinsburg September 11-12. Defence of Harper's Ferry, W. Va., September 13-14. Regiment cut way through enemy's lines on night of September 14. Antietam, Md., September 16-18. Hagerstown, Md., September 20. Duty on Upper Potomac September 20 to December 8. Williamsport September 21. McCoy's or Russell's Ferry and near Green Springs Furnace October 10. Reconnoissance from Bolivar Heights to Rippon, W. Va., November 9. Dumfries, Va., December 26-27. At Falmouth, Va., till April 1863. Chancellorsville Campaign April 27-May 8. Stoneman's Raid April 29-May 8. Tunstall Station May 4. Aylett's May 5. Raid from Yorktown into Matthews County May 19-23. March to Falmouth, Va., Brandy Station and Beverly Ford June 9. Upperville June 21. Expedition from Yorktown to South Anna Bridge June 23-28 (Detachment). South Anna Bridge June 26 (Detachment). Battle of Gettysburg, Pa., July 1-3. Williamsport, Md., July 6. Bronsboro July 8. Benevola or Beaver Creek July 9. At and near Funkstown July 10-13. Falling Waters July 14. Chester Gap July 26. Kelly's Ford July 31-August 1. Brandy Station August 1-4. Near Fairfax Court House August 6 (Detachment). Brandy Station and Culpeper Court House September 7-8. Near Bristoe Station September 12. Advance from the Rappahannock to the Rapidan September 13-17. Culpeper Court House September 13. Raccoon Ford September 14-16. Stevensburg September 17. Reconnoissance across the Rappahannock September 21-23. Jack's Shop, Madison Court House, September 22. Bristoe Campaign October 9-22. Raccoon and Morton's Fords October 10. Brandy Station October 11-12. Oak Hill October 15. Rappahannock Station October 27. Moved to Chicago, Ill., November 20-28, and duty there till February, 1864. Moved to St. Louis, Mo., February 9, thence moved to New Orleans, La., March 15-April 1. Moved to Red River April 20, arriving at Alexandria April 23. Actions at Alexandria April 28-May 5-8. Bayou Teche, La., May 5-8. Wilson's Landing May 14. Avoyelle's or Marksville Prairie May 15. Mansura May 16. Yellow Bayou May 17. Morganza May 20. Arrived at New Orleans, La., June 1. Moved to Napoleonville June 11, and duty there till October, engaged in picketing and scouting. Near Napoleonville July 29 (Co. "L"). Expedition from Paincoursville to Natchez, Miss., with skirmish August 15-21 (Cos. "I," "L"). Expedition to Grand Lake, Grand River and Lake Natchez September 7-11. Expedition from Napoleonville to Grand River and Bayou Pigeon September 26-30. Moved to Baton Rouge, La., and duty there till November 14. Liberty November 18. Davidson's Expedition against Mobile and Ohio R. R. November 27-December 13. Expedition from Baton Rouge to Clinton December 23-24. Moved to Vicksburg, Miss., thence to Memphis, Tenn., and to Gaines' Landing, Ark., January 7-26, 1865. Osban's Expedition through Southern Arkansas and Northern Louisiana January 27-February 14. Duty near Memphis, Tenn., till June. Consolidated with 5 Companies from 4th Cavalry, 14 June 1865.
 

Cdoug96

Corporal
Joined
Dec 22, 2016
Location
Michigan, United States
Abraham Sechler (1830 - 1917)
Relationship: 1st Cousin of Rebecca (Schaeffer) Walter, my great, great, great, great grandmother.

Regiments: 16th Illinois Cavalry, Company I
Rank: Private then Corporal
Enlisted: 21 Feb. 1865
Mustered In: 21 Feb. 1865
Promoted: 16 June 1865
Mustered Out: 24 July 1865

Possible Actions: Appomattox Campaign March 28-April 9. Dinwiddie C. H. March 30-31. Five Forks April 1. Paine's Cross Roads and Amelia Springs April 5. Sailor's Creek April 6. Farmville April 7. Appomattox C. H. April 9. Surrender of Lee and his army. Expedition to Danville April 23-29. Moved to Lynchburg, Va., and duty there and in the Dept. of Virginia till August.

Michael Sechler (1837 - 1912)
Relationship: 1st Cousin of Rebecca (Schaeffer) Walter, my great, great, great, great grandmothe, half-brother of Abraham.

Regiments: 3rd Pennsylvania Heavy Artillery, Company L
Rank: Private then Corporal
Enlisted: 4 Jan. 1864
Mustered In: 4 Jan. 1864
Mustered Out: 9 Nov. 1865, at Fort Monroe, VA

Possible Actions: Duty in the Dept. of Virginia entire term, with Headquarters at Fortress Monroe, Va. Detachments of all Companies but "H" served at times in Graham's Naval Brigade and participated in several engagements on the James, Chickahominy and Nausemond Rivers. Detachments of the regiment guarded Jefferson Davis while he was imprisoned at Fort Monroe.
 

Cdoug96

Corporal
Joined
Dec 22, 2016
Location
Michigan, United States
Reuben Schaeffer (1838 - 1921)
Relationship: 1st Cousin of Rebecca (Schaeffer) Walter, my great, great, great, great grandmother.

Regiments: 38th Ohio Infantry, Company K
Rank: Private
Enlisted: 1 Sept. 1861
Mustered In: 15 Sept. 1862
Mustered Out: 10 June 1865, at Washington, D. C.

Possible Actions: Organized at Defiance, Ohio, September 1, 1861. Ordered to Nicholasville, Ky., September 1. At Camp Dick Robinson, Ky., till October 19. March to relief of Wild Cat October 19-21. March to Somerset, Ky., and duty there till January, 1862.
Advance on Camp Hamilton, Ky., January 1-17, 1862. Battle of Mill Springs, Ky., January 19-20 (not engaged). Moved to Louisville, Ky., February 10-16; thence to Nashville, Tenn., via Ohio and Cumberland Rivers February 18-March 2. March to Savannah, Tenn., March 20-April 8. Advance on and siege of Corinth, Miss., April 29-May 30. Pursuit to Booneville June 1-6. March to Iuka, Miss., June 22; thence to Tuscumbia, Ala., June 26. Moved to Huntsville, Ala., July 19-22; thence to Deckard, Tenn., July 27. Decatur, Ala., August 7 (Detachment). March to Louisville, Ky., in pursuit of Bragg August 21-September 26. Pursuit of Bragg into Kentucky October 1-15. Battle of Perryville, Ky., October 8 (not engaged). March to Nashville, Tenn., October 16-November 7, and duty there till December 26. Advance on Murfreesboro December 26-30. Battle of Stone's River December 30-31, 1862, and January 1-3, 1863. Duty at Murfreesboro till March, and at Triune till June. Expedition toward Columbia March 4-14. Middle Tennessee (or Tullahoma) Campaign June 23-July 7. Hoover's Gap June 24-26. Occupation of Middle Tennessee till August 16. Passage of the Cumberland Mountains and Tennessee River and Chickamauga (Ga.) Campaign August 16-September 22. Conducting trains of the army from the Cumberland to Chattanooga during battle of Chickamauga, Ga., Chattanooga, Tenn., September 25-26. Siege of Chattanooga September 26-November 23. Chattanooga-Ringgold Campaign November 23-27. Orchard Knob November 23-24. Mission Ridge November 25. Regiment re-enlisted December, 1863. Atlanta (Ga.) Campaign May 1 to September 8, 1864. Demonstrations on Rocky Faced Ridge May 8-11. Buzzard's Roost Gap May 8-9. Battle of Resaca May 14-15. Advance on Dallas May 18-25. Operations on line of Pumpkin Vine Creek and battles about Dallas, New Hope Church and Allatoona Hills May 25-June 5. Ackworth June 4. Operations about Marietta and against Kenesaw Mountain June 10-July 2. Pine Hill June 11-14. Lost Mountain June 15-17. Assault on Kenesaw June 27. Ruff's Station July 4. Chattahoochie River July 5-17. Peach Tree Creek July 19-20. Siege of Atlanta July 22-August 25. Utoy Creek August 5-7. Flank movement on Jonesboro August 25-30. Battle of Jonesboro August 31-September 1. Operations against Hood in North Georgia and North Alabama September 29-November 3. March to the sea November 15-December 10. Siege of Savannah December 10-21. Campaign of the Carolinas January to April, 1865. Fayetteville, N. C. Battle of Bentonville March 19-21. Occupation of Goldsboro March 24. Advance on Raleigh April 10-14. Occupation of Raleigh April 14. Bennett's House April 26. Surrender of Johnston and his army. March to Washington, D. C., via Richmond, Va., April 29-May 19. Grand Review May 24. Moved to Louisville, Ky., June 12. Mustered out July 12, 1865. Regiment lost during service 8 Officers and 132 Enlisted men killed and mortally wounded and 2 Officers and 227 Enlisted men by disease. Total 369.

Milo Barnum Schaeffer (1845 - 1901)
Relationship: 1st Cousin of Rebecca (Schaeffer) Walter, my great, great, great, great grandmother.

Regiments: 1st Michigan Cavalry, Company A
Rank: Private then Sergeant
Enlisted: 16 Nov. 1863
Mustered In: 18 Nov. 1863
Promoted: 15 July 1865
Mustered Out: 19 July 1865, at St. Louis, MO

Possible Actions: Mine Run Campaign November 26-October 2. Morton's Ford November 26. Raccoon Ford November 26-27. (4 new Companies organized October 13 to December 29, 1863.) Regiment absent on furlough December 21, 1863, to March 1, 1864. Returned to Camp Stoneman, D. C., and duty there till April, 1864. Campaign from the Rapidan to the James River May 3-June 24. Todd's Tavern May 5-6. Wilderness May 5-7. The Furnaces and Brock Road May 6. Todd's Tavern May 7-8. Sheridan's Raid to James River May 9-24. Beaver Dam Station May 9. Ground Squirrel Church and Yellow Tavern May 11. Meadow Bridge May 12. Hanover Court House May 21. On line of the Pamunkey May 26-28. Dabney's Ferry, Hanovertown Ferry, Hanovertown and Crump's Creek May 27. Haw's Shop and Aenon Church May 28. Totopotomoy May 28-31. Old Church and Mattadequin Creek May 30. Bethesda Church, Cold Harbor. May 31-June 1. Sheridan's Trevillian Raid June 7-24. Trevillian Station June 11-12. Newark, or Mallory's Cross Roads, June 12. Black Creek, or Tunstall's Station, and White House, or St. Peter's Church, June 21. Jones' Bridge June 23. Demonstration north of the James River July 27-29. Deep Bottom July 27-28. Ordered to Washington, D. C., August, Sheridan's Shenandoah Valley Campaign August 7-November 28. Winchester and Toll Gate near White Post August 11. Cedarville, or Front Royal, August 16 and 18. Kearneysville August 23. Near Kearneysville August 25. Shephardstown August 25. Leetown and Smithfield August 28. Smithfield Crossing of the Opequan August 29. Berryville September 4. Locke's Ford, Opequan Creek, September 13. Sevier's Ford, Opequan Creek, September 15. Battle of Opequan, Winchester, September 19. Fisher's Hill September 21. Milford September 22. Luray September 24. Port Republic September 26-28. Mt. Crawford October 2. Luray Valley October 8. Tom's Brook October 8-9. Battle of Cedar Creek October 19. Near Kernstown November 11. Expedition into Loudoun and Faquier Counties November 28-December 3, Middleburg December 2. Raid to Gordonsville December 19-28. Madison Court House December 21. Liberty Mills December 22. Jack's Shop, near Gordonsville, December 23. Expedition from Edenburg to Little Fort Valley, February 13-17, 1865. Sheridan's Raid from Winchester February 27-March 25. Occupation of Staunton March 2. Waynesboro March 2. Duguidsville March 8. Hanover Court House March 15. Appomattox Court House March 28-April 9. Dinwiddie Court House March 30-31. Five Forks April 1. Scott's Cross Roads April 2. Tabernacle Church, or Beaver Creek Pond, April 4. Sailor's Creek April 6 Appomattox Station April 8. Appomattox Court House April 9. Surrender of Lee and his army. Expedition to Danville April 23-29. March to Washington May. Grand Review May 23. Moved to Fort Leavenworth, Kansas, June 1. Regiment lost during service 14 Officers and 150 Enlisted men killed and mortally wounded and 6 Officers and 244 Enlisted men by disease. Total 414.

George Gambee Schaeffer (1831 - 1919)
William Harrison Schaeffer (1833 - 1913)
Benjamin F. Schaeffer (1842 - 1907)
John Jesse Schaeffer (1845 - 1931)
Relationship: 1st Cousins of Rebecca (Schaeffer) Walter, my great, great, great, great grandmother, they were all brothers, and they all enlisted and were all discharged at the same time.

Regiments: 145th Ohio Volunteer Infantry, Company F
Rank: Privates
Enlisted: 12 May 1864
Mustered In: 12 May 1864
Mustered Out: 24 Aug. 1864

Possible Actions: Organized at Camp Chase, Ohio, and mustered in May 12, 1864. Left State for Washington, D. C., May 12. Attached to 1st Brigade, DeRussy's Division, 22nd Army Corps, and assigned to garrison duty at Forts Whipple, Woodbury, Chase, Tillinghast and Albany, Defences of Washington, south of Potomac, till August. Repulse of Early's attack on Washington July 11-12. Mustered out August 20, 1864.
 

Cdoug96

Corporal
Joined
Dec 22, 2016
Location
Michigan, United States
Severyn M. Terwilliger (1818 - 1863)
Relationship: 1st Cousin of Martin Terwilliger, my great, great, great, great grandfather.

Regiments: 143rd New York Infantry, Company C
Rank: Private
Enlisted: August 15, 1862
Mustered In: October 8, 1862
Died of Disease: November 6, 1863, in Washington, D. C.

Possible Actions: Organized at Monticello, N. Y., and mustered in October 8, 1862. Left State for Washington, D. C., October 14, 1862. Duty in the Defences of Washington, D. C., till April, 1863. Moved to Suffolk, Va., April 18. Siege of Suffolk April 20-May 4. Providence Church Road May 3. Siege of Suffolk raised May 4. Dix's Campaign on the Peninsula June 24-July 7. Moved to Washington, D. C., July 10. Pursuit of Lee to Berlin, Md., July 13-22. Near Bristoe Station, Va., till September (regiment then leaves for the western theater but since Severyn dies in Washington D. C. in Nov. 1863 I believe he got sick before they left and he stayed in a hospital in Washington)

Benjamin Henry Terwilliger (abt. 1839 - 1864)
Relationship: 2nd Cousin of Albert Terwilliger, my great, great, great grandfather.

Regiments: 7th New York Heavy Artillery, Company L
Rank: Private
Enlisted: January 4, 1864
Mustered In: January 4, 1864
Mortally Wounded and died: 6 June 1864

Possible Actions: Garrison duty in the Defences of Washington, D. C., till May 15, 1864. Ordered to join Army of the Potomac in the field May 15, 1864. Rapidan Campaign May-June. Spottsylvania Court House May 17-21. Harris Farm or Fredericksburg Road May 19. North Anna River May 23-26. On line of the Pamunkey May 26-28. Totopotomoy May 28-31. Cold Harbor June 1-12. Regiment lost during service 14 Officers and 277 Enlisted men killed and mortally wounded and 4 Officers and 374 Enlisted men by disease. Total 669.

A letter received by his father which relates the circumstances of his death:

Dear Sir,
It is my painful duty to inform you of the death of your son, Benjamin. I have but time now to give you the simple facts of the distressing event.
My home is in Bath, Maine and should you communicate with me by letter directed there I will tell you, in a week or two, more of the incidents of his death. Duties to the living and dying call for every moment just now.
I met your son as he was brought off from the field and saw at once he was mortally wounded. I immediately got his name and history, your name etc. before he died. The circumstances are these:
Wounded in the morning of the 6th, in the back, by a sharpshooter as he was stooping down for something, the bullet coming out of his bowels. When I told him he could not live as tenderly as I could, he was not surprised. I asked him what I should say to his wife and boy, he said he had made all arrangements he could with his wife in case of such an event. Sent his love to them. Tell father (said he) to take care of my family.
In reply to questions about his hopes after death he said he trusted that he had given his heart to the Savior two months ago and had the consciousness of the love of God in his soul ever since.
His trust was unfaltering and his faith and resignation remarkable. He met death through faith in the conqueror triumphantly. I prayed with him to which he responded "Amen" with me.
I kissed him goodbye for you all and he wept. His comrades stood around in deep sympathy. He died in the evening of the 6th and was interred this morning with Christian services and a prayer at his grave. He lies 1 1/2 miles from Cold Harbor near Headquarters. A headboard with his name, etc. we have placed at his grave.
He lies in the back garden lot of Dr. Tylers (brother of ex-president Tyler) farm, in a pleasant spot beneath a tree, by other graves near the rear of the carriage house.
He was fully prepared to die. I am quite assured by my conversation with him and your loss must be his gain. His solicitude was for his family. I send with this some pictures - the only effects which he said he had.
May God comfort you all and help you to meet him.
 

lupaglupa

2nd Lieutenant
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Severyn M. Terwilliger (1818 - 1863)
Relationship: 1st Cousin of Martin Terwilliger, my great, great, great, great grandfather.

Regiments: 143rd New York Infantry, Company C
Rank: Private
Enlisted: August 15, 1862
Mustered In: October 8, 1862
Died of Disease: November 6, 1863, in Washington, D. C.

Possible Actions: Organized at Monticello, N. Y., and mustered in October 8, 1862. Left State for Washington, D. C., October 14, 1862. Duty in the Defences of Washington, D. C., till April, 1863. Moved to Suffolk, Va., April 18. Siege of Suffolk April 20-May 4. Providence Church Road May 3. Siege of Suffolk raised May 4. Dix's Campaign on the Peninsula June 24-July 7. Moved to Washington, D. C., July 10. Pursuit of Lee to Berlin, Md., July 13-22. Near Bristoe Station, Va., till September (regiment then leaves for the western theater but since Severyn dies in Washington D. C. in Nov. 1863 I believe he got sick before they left and he stayed in a hospital in Washington)

Benjamin Henry Terwilliger (abt. 1839 - 1864)
Relationship: 2nd Cousin of Albert Terwilliger, my great, great, great grandfather.

Regiments: 7th New York Heavy Artillery, Company L
Rank: Private
Enlisted: January 4, 1864
Mustered In: January 4, 1864
Mortally Wounded and died: 6 June 1864

Possible Actions: Garrison duty in the Defences of Washington, D. C., till May 15, 1864. Ordered to join Army of the Potomac in the field May 15, 1864. Rapidan Campaign May-June. Spottsylvania Court House May 17-21. Harris Farm or Fredericksburg Road May 19. North Anna River May 23-26. On line of the Pamunkey May 26-28. Totopotomoy May 28-31. Cold Harbor June 1-12. Regiment lost during service 14 Officers and 277 Enlisted men killed and mortally wounded and 4 Officers and 374 Enlisted men by disease. Total 669.

A letter received by his father which relates the circumstances of his death:

Dear Sir,
It is my painful duty to inform you of the death of your son, Benjamin. I have but time now to give you the simple facts of the distressing event.
My home is in Bath, Maine and should you communicate with me by letter directed there I will tell you, in a week or two, more of the incidents of his death. Duties to the living and dying call for every moment just now.
I met your son as he was brought off from the field and saw at once he was mortally wounded. I immediately got his name and history, your name etc. before he died. The circumstances are these:
Wounded in the morning of the 6th, in the back, by a sharpshooter as he was stooping down for something, the bullet coming out of his bowels. When I told him he could not live as tenderly as I could, he was not surprised. I asked him what I should say to his wife and boy, he said he had made all arrangements he could with his wife in case of such an event. Sent his love to them. Tell father (said he) to take care of my family.
In reply to questions about his hopes after death he said he trusted that he had given his heart to the Savior two months ago and had the consciousness of the love of God in his soul ever since.
His trust was unfaltering and his faith and resignation remarkable. He met death through faith in the conqueror triumphantly. I prayed with him to which he responded "Amen" with me.
I kissed him goodbye for you all and he wept. His comrades stood around in deep sympathy. He died in the evening of the 6th and was interred this morning with Christian services and a prayer at his grave. He lies 1 1/2 miles from Cold Harbor near Headquarters. A headboard with his name, etc. we have placed at his grave.
He lies in the back garden lot of Dr. Tylers (brother of ex-president Tyler) farm, in a pleasant spot beneath a tree, by other graves near the rear of the carriage house.
He was fully prepared to die. I am quite assured by my conversation with him and your loss must be his gain. His solicitude was for his family. I send with this some pictures - the only effects which he said he had.
May God comfort you all and help you to meet him.
What a wonderful letter! Was this something your family had? Or did you find it online as you did the research?
 

Cdoug96

Corporal
Joined
Dec 22, 2016
Location
Michigan, United States
What a wonderful letter! Was this something your family had? Or did you find it online as you did the research?

I believe it was written in a book on the history of the Terwilliger family in America. See, the Terwilliger family has a Dutch origin, descended from a man who settled in New Amsterdam before it became New York. At that time he did not have a surname, so after a few years in America he adopted the surname Terwilliger. My great-great grandmother's maiden name was Terwilliger, and I can prove decent from that man. This means that I am theoretically related to every single Terwilliger. Here are Terwilligers that were in the war. https://www.nps.gov/civilwar/search-soldiers.htm#sort=score+desc&q=Terwilliger
 

Cdoug96

Corporal
Joined
Dec 22, 2016
Location
Michigan, United States
Ambrose Porter (1839-1916)
Relationship: 2nd Cousin of John Porter, my great, great, great, great grandfather.

Regiments: 4th Missouri Battalion State Militia Infantry (Thompson's Battalion) (Union), 5th Missouri State Militia Cavalry (Old) (Union) in Company C, 12th Missouri Cavalry Regiment (Union) in Company D, 88th USCT Infantry (New Organization) in Company B, 3rd USCT Heavy Artillery in Company L
Rank: Private, Comm. Sergt., 2nd Lt., 1st Lt.

Enlisted: 14 Oct. 1861, 4th Missouri Battalion State Militia Infantry (Union)
Mustered In: November 9, 1861
Mustered Out: 11 Feb. 1862

Enlisted: 5 March 1862, 5th Missouri State Militia Cavalry (Old) (Union)
Mustered In: 5 March 1862
Mustered Out: 22 June 1863

Enlisted: 15 Sept. 1863, 12th Missouri Cavalry Regiment (Union)
Mustered In: 15 Sept. 1863
Medal of Honor: On 7 Aug. 1864, awarded at the Tallahatchie River engagement "Was 1 of 4 volunteers who swam the river under a brisk fire of the enemy's sharpshooters and brought over a ferry boat by means of which the troops crossed and dislodged the enemy from a strong position."
Mustered Out: 16 March 1865

Enlisted: 16 March 1865, 88th USCT Infantry (New Organization)
Mustered In: 16 March 1865
Consolidated: 16 Dec. 1865, 3rd USCT Heavy Artillery
Mustered Out: 30 April 1866

Possible Actions:
4th Missouri Battalion State Militia Infantry:
Organized for six months at Rockfort, Mo., and mustered in November 9, 1861. Engaged in scouting and guard duty in Holt and Atchison Counties till February, 1862. Mustered out February 11, 1862.

5th Missouri State Militia Cavalry (Old):
Organized at St. Joseph, Mo., March and April, 1862. Attached to District of Central Missouri, Dept. of Missouri, to February, 1863. Duty in Central District of Missouri until February, 1863. Operations in Carroll, Ray and Livingston Counties July 27-August 4, 1862. Grand River August 1. Near Barry Section August 14. Iron County September 11. California House October 18. Independence February 3, 1863. Lost 21 Enlisted men killed and mortally wounded and 1 Officer and 47 Enlisted men by disease. Total 69.

12th Missouri Cavalry Regiment:
Duty at St. Louis, Mo., till June 1, 1864. Ordered to Memphis, Tenn., and duty there till August 1. Smith's Expedition to Oxford, Miss., August 1-30. Holls Springs August 1. Elkshute August 4. Tallahatchie River August 7-9. Hurricane Creek and Oxford August 9. Abbeville August 13. Hurricane Creek August 13-14 and 19. College Hill, Oxford, August 23. At White's Station till September 30. March to Clifton and Lawrenceburg in pursuit of Forest September 30-October 8. At Clifton till October 27. Nashville Campaign November-December. March to Pulaski, Tenn., October 27-November 6. Expedition to Moscow November 9-13. Shoal Creek November 11. Eastport, Miss., November 10-11. On line of Shoal Creek November 16-20. Lawrenceburg November 22. Campbellville and Lynnville November 24. In front of Columbia November 24-27. Crossing of Duck River November 28. Battle of Nashville December 15-16. Pursuit of Hood December 17-28. Richland Creek December 24. King's Gap, near Pulaski, December 25. At Gravelly Springs, Ala., and Eastport, Miss. Scouting in Northern Mississippi and Alabama till May, 1865.

88th USCT Infantry (New Organization):
Attached to Post and Defences of Memphis, Tenn., District of West Tennessee, to July, 1865. 2nd Infantry Brigade, District of West Tennessee, to September, 1865. Dept. of Tennessee to December, 1865. Duty at Memphis, Tenn., and in the District of West Tennessee till December, 1865. Consolidated with 3rd United States Colored Heavy Artillery December 16, 1865.

3rd USCT Heavy Artillery Regiment:
Served as garrison at Fort Pickering, and in Defences of Memphis, Tenn., and in District of West Tennessee till April, 1866. Mustered out April 30, 1866.



From the 1905 Biographical history: Atchison County, Missouri:
AMBROSE PORTER. THE subject of this sketch. Ambrose Porter, of Phelps City, Mo., is a man out of the ordinary, as regards citizenship and service rendered his country. Thrown on his own resources when quiteyoung, we may say his attainments and accomplishments, as a result, wholly, of his own efforts,have resulted in a successful life. Mr. Porter's parents were Henry and Lydia (Majors) Porter. natives of the state of Maryland,and he was born in Alleghany county of that state, Feb. 2, 1839, and is the tenth of a family of eleven children. Until he was eight years old he was with his parents on a farm in Ohio, where they had moved from their native state when he (Ambrose) was five years old. After residing on the farm in Ohio about three years his father died and his mother moved to town. At the age of seventeen he began working at the carpenter's trade, which occupation he followed until he entered the army.However, in 1858 he came to Atchison county, Missouri, and engaged in farming in connection with carpentering On Oct. 14, 1861, he enlisted in the six-months service of the Union army, and was mustered out in February, 1862; re-enlisted March 5, 1862, in the 5th Missouri, and was mustered out June 22,1863. Veteranized in the 12th Missouri cavalry; commissioned First Lieutenant in the 88th U. S. C. T., and was later transferred to the 3rd U. S. C. H.; was finally mustered out April 30, 1866. He is a member of James Karnes Post, G. A. R., Rock Port, Mo., and his government recognizes his services in the civil conflict by having his name enrolled on the pension list. That he did his duty as a soldier and was exceptionally brave in the performance thereof is a matter of remark by his old comrades when they recount the incidents of war times. On one occasion did he especially distinguish himself. The command in which he was serving had driven a regiment under General Forest across the Talahatchie river, in Mississippi, when the Colonel rode in front of the firing line and called for volunteers to swim across the river and get a flat-boat, so that the river could be crossed and the enemy pursued. This was an exceedingly dangerous undertaking, considering that there was continuous and heavy firing by the enemy on the opposite side of the stream. The horse which the colonel rode was shot while he called for volunteers. Mr. Porter and three others responded to the call, and, plunging into the river, swam across and got the boat. On the day following, the brave volunteers were called in front of the army and publicly complimented. Regarding this incident the following order was also issued by the commanding officer:

HEADQUARTERS 12TH MISSOURI VOL. CAVALRY,
TALAHATCHIE, Miss., AUG. 8, 1864.
SPECIAL ORDER No.- It is hereby ordered by the commanding officer that Lieutenant Chas. Leach of Co. B, Sergeant Ambrose Porter of Co. D, Sergeant Chas. Montgomery of Co. B, and Private George Mann of Co. D, are hereby recommended for bravery for crossing the Talahatchie river under heavy fire of enemy posted on opposite bank.
By order of R. H. BROWN, Lieut. Colonel commanding regiment.
Attest:-LIEUT. and ADJ. KEREGAN; GEO. STECK, Second Lieut. Co. D, 12th Reg. Mo. Vol. Cav.

On this occasion the following gentlemen from Atchison county were present: James Gaffney, Geo. Steck, Jos. O'Neal, Jacob Fox, John Fox, B. F. Plasters, Ansel Steck and Geo. Redinger; also A. A. Mclninch, of St. Joseph, Mo. Mr. Porter was appointed agent of the K. C., St. Joe & C. B. R. R. Co., at Phelps City, in 1871,which position he held twenty years, to the satisfaction of the company and its patrons. For years this was the only railroad line in the county and Phelps City was the main shipping point, and in the capacity above mentioned Mr. Porter became favorably known all over the county. He was Justice of the Peace of Templeton township ten years and a member of the Phelps City town board eleven years. Where his residence is located in Phelps City he owns a block of ground. His residence, in size, is 18x32 feet, and 14x18 feet, 11/2 stories; also a barn and all necessary outbuildings. He also ownsthe Dewey Hotel in Phelps City, the dimensions of same being 36x36 feet, two stories, and 34x16 feet,one story, with four lots; also owns two tenant houses and seven lots in the same town. In October, 1867, Mr. Porter and Miss Mary A. Worthington were united in marriage at Memphis.Tenn. Mrs. Porter died July 26, 1901. She was a very estimable lady and was beloved by her neighbors and friends. Mr. Porter is an active member of the Catholic church, as was also his wife. Mr.Porter's daughter, Miss Cleta, presides over his household. She was born Feb. 9, 1882, and is an accomplished lady.

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Cdoug96

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Joined
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Location
Michigan, United States
Severyn M. Terwilliger (1818 - 1863)
Relationship: 1st Cousin of Martin Terwilliger, my great, great, great, great grandfather.

Regiments: 143rd New York Infantry, Company C
Rank: Private
Enlisted: August 15, 1862
Mustered In: October 8, 1862
Died of Disease: November 6, 1863, in Washington, D. C.

Possible Actions: Organized at Monticello, N. Y., and mustered in October 8, 1862. Left State for Washington, D. C., October 14, 1862. Duty in the Defences of Washington, D. C., till April, 1863. Moved to Suffolk, Va., April 18. Siege of Suffolk April 20-May 4. Providence Church Road May 3. Siege of Suffolk raised May 4. Dix's Campaign on the Peninsula June 24-July 7. Moved to Washington, D. C., July 10. Pursuit of Lee to Berlin, Md., July 13-22. Near Bristoe Station, Va., till September (regiment then leaves for the western theater but since Severyn dies in Washington D. C. in Nov. 1863 I believe he got sick before they left and he stayed in a hospital in Washington)

Benjamin Henry Terwilliger (abt. 1839 - 1864)
Relationship: 2nd Cousin of Albert Terwilliger, my great, great, great grandfather.

Regiments: 7th New York Heavy Artillery, Company L
Rank: Private
Enlisted: January 4, 1864
Mustered In: January 4, 1864
Mortally Wounded and died: 6 June 1864

Possible Actions: Garrison duty in the Defences of Washington, D. C., till May 15, 1864. Ordered to join Army of the Potomac in the field May 15, 1864. Rapidan Campaign May-June. Spottsylvania Court House May 17-21. Harris Farm or Fredericksburg Road May 19. North Anna River May 23-26. On line of the Pamunkey May 26-28. Totopotomoy May 28-31. Cold Harbor June 1-12. Regiment lost during service 14 Officers and 277 Enlisted men killed and mortally wounded and 4 Officers and 374 Enlisted men by disease. Total 669.

A letter received by his father which relates the circumstances of his death:

Dear Sir,
It is my painful duty to inform you of the death of your son, Benjamin. I have but time now to give you the simple facts of the distressing event.
My home is in Bath, Maine and should you communicate with me by letter directed there I will tell you, in a week or two, more of the incidents of his death. Duties to the living and dying call for every moment just now.
I met your son as he was brought off from the field and saw at once he was mortally wounded. I immediately got his name and history, your name etc. before he died. The circumstances are these:
Wounded in the morning of the 6th, in the back, by a sharpshooter as he was stooping down for something, the bullet coming out of his bowels. When I told him he could not live as tenderly as I could, he was not surprised. I asked him what I should say to his wife and boy, he said he had made all arrangements he could with his wife in case of such an event. Sent his love to them. Tell father (said he) to take care of my family.
In reply to questions about his hopes after death he said he trusted that he had given his heart to the Savior two months ago and had the consciousness of the love of God in his soul ever since.
His trust was unfaltering and his faith and resignation remarkable. He met death through faith in the conqueror triumphantly. I prayed with him to which he responded "Amen" with me.
I kissed him goodbye for you all and he wept. His comrades stood around in deep sympathy. He died in the evening of the 6th and was interred this morning with Christian services and a prayer at his grave. He lies 1 1/2 miles from Cold Harbor near Headquarters. A headboard with his name, etc. we have placed at his grave.
He lies in the back garden lot of Dr. Tylers (brother of ex-president Tyler) farm, in a pleasant spot beneath a tree, by other graves near the rear of the carriage house.
He was fully prepared to die. I am quite assured by my conversation with him and your loss must be his gain. His solicitude was for his family. I send with this some pictures - the only effects which he said he had.
May God comfort you all and help you to meet him.

John Wesley Terwilliger (abt. 1840 - abt. 1923)
Relationship: 2nd Cousin of Albert Terwilliger, my great, great, great grandfather, brother of Benjamin Henry Terwilliger, in the quoted post.

Regiments: 7th New York Heavy Artillery, Company L
Rank: Private
Enlisted: January 4, 1864
Mustered In: January 4, 1864
Wounded: May 21, 1864 at the Battle of Spotsylvania, on 24 May 1864 at the Battle of North Anna, and May 30, 1864, at
the Battle of Totopotomoy Creek, then he was sent to the hospital.
Mustered Out/Deserted: 31 July 1864, from the Harewood General Hospital in Washington, D.C., while on furlough (however he applied for and was granted a pension so I suspect that he was actually given a Surgeons discharge, and that the news somehow did not make it back to the regiment, so on the roster of 7th he is listed as deserting)

Possible Actions: Garrison duty in the Defences of Washington, D. C., till May 15, 1864. Ordered to join Army of the Potomac in the field May 15, 1864. Rapidan Campaign May-June. Spottsylvania Court House May 17-21. Harris Farm or Fredericksburg Road May 19. North Anna River May 23-26. On line of the Pamunkey May 26-28. Totopotomoy May 28-31.
 

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Location
Michigan, United States
Henry Cornelius Hasbrouck (1839 - 1910)
Relationship: 2nd Cousin once removed of Albert Terwilliger, my great, great, great grandfather.

Regiments: 4th United States Artillery
Rank: 2nd Lieutenant, 1st Lieutenant, Bvt. Captain Post-War: promoted through the ranks until he reached the rank of Brigadier General.
Cadet at the Military Academy (West Point): July 1, 1856
Mustered In/Graduated: 6 May 1861, with rank 2nd Lieutenant, in the 4th US Artillery
Promoted: 14 May 1861, 1st Lieutenant
Promoted: Bvt. Captain, Oct. 25, 1862, for Gallant and Meritorious Services in Action at Blackwater Bridge, near Suffolk, Va.
Reassigned: Sep. 1, 1863, Asst. Professor of Natural and Experimental Philosophy at West Point
Reassigned: Feb. 22, 1865, rejoins the 4th US Artillery
Promoted: Bvt. Major, Apr. 2, 1865, for Gallant and Meritorious Services during the Siege of Petersburg, Va.: Declined.
Retired: Jan. 5, 1903

Possible Actions: Served during the Rebellion of the Seceding States, 1861‑66: attached to the West Point Battery at Washington, D. C., May to July, 1861; in the Manassas Campaign of July, 1861, being engaged in the Battle of Bull Run, July 21, 1861; in the Defenses of Washington, D. C., July to Dec., 1861; in garrison at Hampton Roads, Va., Dec., 1861, to Apr., 1862; in Operations about Suffolk, Va., May, 1862, to Aug., 1863; at the Military Academy as Asst. Professor of Natural and Experimental Philosophy, Sep. 1, 1863, to Feb. 22, 1865; and in Operations about Richmond, Va., Feb. to Oct., 1865.


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Location
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Edgar Perry (abt. 1838 - 1864)
Relationship: 2nd Cousin once removed of Albert Terwilliger, my great, great, great grandfather.

Regiments: 139th New York Infantry, Company F
Rank: Captain, Lt. Col.
Enlisted: 6 Sept. 1862
Mustered In: 9 Sept. 1862
Promoted: 14 Aug. 1863,
Killed In Action: 2 June 1864, at the Battle of Cold Harbor, by a sharpshooter

Possible Actions: Duty at Camp Hamilton, Va., September 20, 1862, to April, 1863. Action at Whittaker's Mills, Williamsburg and Fort Magruder April 11, 1863. Moved to Yorktown, Va., April, and duty there, at Williamsburg and in the District of the Currituck till April, 1864. Dix's Peninsula Campaign June 24-July 7, 1863. Expedition from White House to Bottom's Bridge July 1-7. Baltimore Cross Roads July 2. Crump's Cross Roads, Bottom's Bridge, July 2-8. Expedition from Williamsburg to Charles City Court House December 12-14. Near Chickahominy River December 11. Forge Bridge December 12. Charles City Court House December 18. Scouts from Williamsburg January 19 and 24, 1864. Wistar's Expedition against Richmond February 6-8. Butler's operations on south side of the James River and against Petersburg and Richmond May 4-28. Occupation of City Point and Bermuda Hundred May 5. Swift Creek or Arrowfield Church May 9-10. Operations against Fort Darling May 12-16. Battle of Drury's Bluff May 14-16. Bermuda Hundred May 16-27. Moved to White House, thence to Cold Harbor May 28-31. Battles about Cold Harbor June 1-2.

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Cdoug96

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Location
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Here are my Civil War ancestors. I will start with my direct ancestors first.

Direct Ancestors

Pvt. William Douglas (circa 1818 - 1897)
Relationship:
great, great, great, great grandfather

Regiments: 4th Regiment Illinois Cavalry (Company D) and 12th Regiment Illinois Cavalry (Company L)
Rank: Private
Enlisted: January 14, 1864
Consolidated into the 12th: June 14, 1865
Mustered out: Oct. 27, 1865, by Certificate of Disability
Burial: Leon, Butler, Kansas

Possible Actions:
Meridian Campaign February 2-March 2 1884. (Cos. "A," "B," "C," "D"). Chunky Station February 14. Washington March 29 (Detachment). Concordia July 25. Expedition from Natchez to Gillespie's Plantation August 4-6. Gillespie's Plantation August 5 (Detachment). Cross Bayou August 6. Bullitt's Bayou August 26. Consolidated to a Battalion of 5 companies October 14, 1864. Expedition from Natchez to Buck's Ferry and skirmishes September 21-26. Expedition from Natchez to Woodville October 4-11 (Detachment). Woodville October 5-6. Ordered to Memphis, Tenn., December. Grierson's Raid on Mobile and Ohio R. R. December 21, 1864, to January 15, 1865. Franklin Creek December 21-22. Verona December 25, 1864. Egypt Station December 28. Franklin January 2, 1865. Duty at Memphis till June. Expedition from Memphis to Marion, Ark., January 19-22. Expedition from Memphis into Northern Mississippi February 3-11. Expedition from Memphis to Brownsville, Miss., April 23-26. Consolidated with 12th Illinois Cavalry June 14, 1865.

Service detail: Present for duty until May and July 1865 where he is marked absent sick with chronic conjunctivitis (having first experienced symptoms in August or September of 1864). He was sent to the General Hospital in Memphis, Tennessee in May and July 1865 (having first reported to the regimental hospital where within 48 hours he was sent to the General Hospital in Memphis). Honorably discharged Oct. 27, 1865, by Certificate of Disability, he was kept on the rolls of the 12th Illinois Cavalry until May 29, 1866, when he was again reported to have been discharged but that appears to have been an clerical error.

Sgt. William Myers (1832 - 1912)
Relationship:
great, great, great grandfather

Regiments: 10th United States Infantry (Company I) and 26th New York Cavalry (Company G)
Rank: 1st Sergeant
Enlisted in the 10th United States Infantry: 4 May 1855
Mustered out: 22 November 1862, for disability
Reenlisted in the 26th New York Cavalry: January 28, 1865
Mustered out: July 6, 1865
Burial: Soldiers Home National Cemetery, Washington, D.C.

Probable Actions:

10th US Infantry:
Duty in Defences of Washington, D.C., till March, 1862. Moved to the Virginia Peninsula March, 1862. Siege of Yorktown, Va., April 5-May 4. Seven days before Richmond June 25-July 1. Battles of Mechanicsville June 26; Gaines' Mill June 27; Turkey Bridge June 30; Malvern Hill July 1. At Harrison's Landing till August 16. Movement to Fortress Monroe, thence to Centreville August 16-28. Pope's Campaign in Northern Virginia August 28-September 2. Battles of Groveton August 29; Bull Run August 30. Maryland Campaign September 6-22. Battle of Antietam September 16-17. Shepherdstown Ford September 19-20.

26th Cav.: Organized for one year's service on the Northern Frontier of New York. Company "G" organized at Plattsburg, N. Y., and mustered in February 11, 1865. Mustered out at Plattsburg, N. Y., July 6, 1865.

Capt. William Hume Campbell (1829 - 1895)
Relationship:
great, great, great, great grandfather

Regiments: 60th Illinois Infantry (Company G)
Rank: Captain
Enlisted: February 17, 1862
Mustered out: July 31, 1865
Burial: Hamilton County, Illinois

Possible Actions: 1862 and the first half of 1863 he was home on recruiting duty, Murfreesboro, Tenn., July 20, thence march to Columbia, Athens, Huntsville and Stevenson, Ala., August 24-September 7, and to Bridgeport, Ala., September 12. Duty there till October 1. Operations up the Sequatchie Valley against Wheeler October 1-17. Anderson's Cross Roads October 2 (Detachment). Moved to Waldron's Ridge, thence to Kelly's Ferry and guard lines of transportation till January, 1864. Chattanooga-Ringgold Campaign November 23-27, 1863. Chickamauga Station November 26. March to relief of Knoxville, Tenn., November 28-December 24. At Rossville, Ga., till May, 1864. Demonstration on Dalton, Ga., February 22-27, 1864. Tunnel Hill, Buzzard's Roost and Rocky Faced Ridge February 23-25. Atlanta (Ga.) Campaign May 1-September 8. Near Tunnel Hill May 5. Tunnel Hill May 6-7. Demonstration on Rocky Faced Ridge May 8-11. Buzzard's Roost Gap May 8-9. Battle of Resaca May 14-15. Rome May 17-18. Operations on line of Pumpkin Vine Creek and battles about Dallas, New Hope Church and Allatoona Hills May 25-June 5. Operations about Marietta and against Kenesaw Mountain June 10-July 2. Pine Hill June 11-14. Lost Mountain June 15-17. Assault on Kenesaw June 27. Ruff's or Vining Station July 4. Chattahoochie River May 5-17. Peach Tree Creek July 19-20. Siege of Atlanta July 22-August 25. Utoy Creek August 5-7. At hospital at Lookout Mountain, Tennesse, August 1864, soon rejoins Company. Operations in North Georgia and North Alabama against Forest and Hood September 29-November 3. He is detached from regiment because he is sick November 15, 1864, sent to hospital at Lookout Mountain, Tennesse, until 31 Dec 1864 or 1 January 1865. Rejoined the Company and Regiment February 1865. Campaign of the Carolinas January to April, 1865. Fayetteville, N.C., March 13. Averysboro, Taylor's Hole Creek, March 16. Battle of Bentonville March 19-21. Occupation of Goldsboro March 24. Advance on Raleigh April 10-14. Occupation of Raleigh April 14. Bennett's House April 26. Surrender of Johnston and his army. March to Washington, D. C., via Richmond, Va., April 29-May 19. Grand Review May 24. Moved to Louisville, Ky., June 12. Provost guard at headquarters 14th Army Corps till July 31. Mustered out July 31, 1865.

Pvt. Theodore DeKimpe (1821 - 1873)
Relationship:
great, great, great, great grandfather

Regiments: 42nd Illinois Infantry (Company E)
Rank: Private
Enlisted: July 26, 1861
Wounded: Minnie Ball shatters one of his legs but it is not amputated, probably at the Battle of Stones River. He wears a elastic stocking for the rest of his life.
Mustered out: March 11, 1863, one record says for disability, but probably actually for wounds incurred in battle
Cause of Death: Gifted a cannon by the regiment, during a firing at a celebration in support of President Grant at Medina, Missouri, his wounds are aggravated and it kills him about 9 weeks later, Jan. 14, 1873.
Burial: Adair, Adair County, Missouri

Possible Actions: Joined Fremont at Tipton, Mo., October 18, 1861. Fremont's Campaign against Springfield, Mo., October 18-November 9. Duty at Smithton, Mo., December 13, 1861, to February 3, 1862. March to St. Charles, Mo., thence moved to Fort Holt, Ky., February 2-20, 1862. Operations against New Madrid, Mo., and Island No. 10, Mississippi River, February 28-April 8. Engagement at New Madrid, March 3-4. Actions at Island Number 10, March 15-16 and 25. Action and capture at Tiptonville April 8. Expedition to Fort Pillow, Tenn., April 13-17. Moved to Hamburg Landing, Tenn., April 17-22. Advance on and siege of Corinth, Miss., April 29-May 30. Action at Farmington May 3. Reconnoissance toward Corinth May 8. Action at Farmington May 9. Pursuit to Booneville May 31-June 12. Skirmish at Rienzi June 3 (Detachment). Reconnoissance toward Baldwyn June 3. Camp at Big Springs June 14 to July 22. Moved to Iuka, Miss., July 22, thence to Courtland, Ala. Skirmish at Courtland August 22. Duty along line of Memphis and Charleston R. R. till September 2. March to Nashville, Tenn., September 3-12. Action at Columbia, Tenn., September 9. Siege of Nashville September 12-November 6. Repulse of Forest's attack on Edgefield November 5. Duty at Nashville till December 26. Hardin Pike near Nashville December 3. Advance on Murfreesboro December 26-30. Battle of Stone's River December 30-31, 1862, and January 1-3, 1863. Expedition to Columbia March 5-11.

Cpl. Albert Eugene Terwilliger (1844 - 1922)
Relationship:
great, great, great grandfather

Regiments: 138th New York Infantry/9th New York Heavy Artillery (Company B)
Rank: Corporal
Enlisted: August 14, 1862
Regiment Redesignated: December 9, 1862
Wounded: September 19, 1864, at the Battle of Opequon, in the shoulder
Mustered out: July 6, 1865
Burial: Clayton, Lenawee, Michigan

Possible Actions: Organized at Auburn, N.Y., and mustered in September 8, 1862. Left State for Washington, D.C., September 12, 1862. Attached to 2nd Brigade, 1st Division, 12th Army Corps, Army of the Potomac, to October, 1862. 4th Brigade, 1st Division, 12th Army Corps, October, 1862. 2nd Brigade, Defences north of the Potomac, Defences of Washington, to December, 1862. Designation of Regiment changed to 9th New York Heavy Artillery December 9, 1862. Garrison duty in the Defences of Washington, D. C., till May, 1864, during which time built and garrisoned Forts Mansfield, Bayard, Gaines and Foote. Relieved from garrison duty and ordered to join Army of the Potomac in the field May 18, 1864. Rapidan Campaign May-June. North Anna River May 26. On line of the Pamunkey May 26-28. Totopotomy May 28-31. Cold Harbor June 1-12. Bethesda Church June 1-3. Before Petersburg June 18-19. Siege of Petersburg June 18-July 6 Jerusalem Plank Road, Weldon Railroad, June 22-23. Moved to Baltimore, Md., July 6-8. Battle of Monocacy, Md., July 9. Sheridan's Shenandoah Valley Campaign August 7-November 28 . Near Charlestown August 21-22. Charlestown August 29. Battle of Winchester September 19. Fisher's Hill September 22. Battle of Cedar Creek October 19. Duty at Kernstown till December. Moved to Washington, D. C., December 3; thence to Petersburg, Va. Siege of Petersburg, Va., December, 1864, to April, 1865. Fort Fisher, Petersburg, March 25, 1865. Appomattox Campaign March 28-April 9. Assault on and fall of Petersburg April 2. Amelia Springs April 5. Sailor's Creek April 6. Appomattox Court House April 9. Surrender of Lee and his army. Expedition to Danville April 17-27. Duty there and at Richmond till June. Moved to Washington, D. C. Corps Review June 8. Mustered Out July 6, 1865.

Picture of Albert Terwilliger:

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Post-War Picture of William Myers:

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Cdoug96

Corporal
Joined
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Location
Michigan, United States
Augustus D. Terwilliger (1838 - 1913)
Relationship: 2nd Cousin once removed of Albert Terwilliger, my great, great, great grandfather.

Regiments: 3rd Connecticut Infantry, Company D, and 21st Connecticut Infantry, Company G
Rank: Captain, Lt. Col.
Enlisted: April 25, 1861
Mustered In: May 11, 1861
Mustered Out: 12 Aug. 1861
Reenlisted: August 14, 1862 (21st Connecticut Infantry)
Mustered In: 9 Sept. 1862
Wounded: May 16, 1864 at the Battle of Drewry’s Bluff
Mustered Out: 16 June, 1865

Possible Actions:
3rd Connecticut Infantry: Duty at Camp Corcoran, defences of Washington, D.C., till June 1, 1861. Advance to Vienna and Falls Church, Va., June 1-3, and picket duty there till July 16. Advance to Manassas, Va., July 16-21. Occupation of Fairfax C.H. July 17. Battle of Bull Run, Va., July 21. Mustered out August 12, 1861.

21st Connecticut Infantry: Duty at Arlington Heights, Va., Defenses of Washington, D.C., till November, 1862. March to Falmouth, Va., November 7-19. Battle of Fredericksburg, Va., December 12-15. Burnside's 2nd Campaign, "Mud March," January 20-24, 1863. Moved to Newport News, Va., February 6-9, thence to Suffolk, Va., March 13. Siege of Suffolk April 12-May 4. Chuckatuck and Reed's Ferry, Nansemond River, May 3. Siege of Suffolk raised May 4. Reconnaissance to Chickahominy June 9-16. Moved to Portsmouth, Va., June 16. Provost and guard duty at Portsmouth and Norfolk till November 10. Moved to Newport News November 10, and duty there till February, 1864. Expedition up James River to Fort Powhatan January 24-25. Smithfield February 1. Moved to Morehead City, N. C., February thence to Newberne February 12, and duty there, at Plymouth and at Washington, N. C., till April. Near Blount's Creek April 5. Moved to Portsmouth, Va., April 28. Butler's operations on South Side of the James River and against Petersburg and Richmond May 10-28. Swift Creek, or Arrowfield Church, May 10. Operations against Fort Darling May 12-16. Battle of Drewry's Bluff May 14-16. At Bermuda Hundred May 17-27. Moved to White House, thence to Cold Harbor May 27-31. Battles about Cold Harbor June 1-12. Before Petersburg June 15-18. Siege operations against Petersburg and Richmond June 16, 1864, to April 2, 1865. Hare's Hill June 24-28, 1864. In trenches at Bermuda Hundred August 25-September 27, 1864. Chaffin's Farm, New Market Heights, September 28-30. Fair Oaks October 27-28. Duty in trenches before Richmond till March, 1865. Expedition to Fredericksburg March 5-8, and up the Potomac River March 11-13. Moved to White House March 13-18, thence to Signal Hill, before Richmond, March 24-26. Occupation of Richmond April 3. Moved to Columbia April 28, and duty there till June. Mustered out June 16, 1865.
 

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Joined
Dec 22, 2016
Location
Michigan, United States
Silas Marion Garrison (1832 – 16 March 1863)
Relationship: 2nd Cousin of Rebecca (Garrison) Campbell, my great, great, great, great grandmother.

Regiments: 51st Alabama Cavalry Partisan Rangers, Company C and G
Rank: Private
Enlisted: 1 Sept. 1862 (probably)
Mustered In: 1 Sept. 1862 (probably)
Died of Disease: 16 March 1863 because of Typhoid fever at Dalton, Whitfield, Georgia in St Mary's Hospital.

Possible Actions: 51st Regiment Partisan Rangers was organized at Oxford, Alabama, in August, 1862. Its members were from the counties of Calhoun, Pike, Talladega, Dallas, Saint Clair, Tuscaloosa, Perry, Mobile, and Montgomery. It was assigned to Wheeler's command and served principally in the brigades of W.W. Allen and J. Hagan. The unit took an active part in the conflicts at Murfreesboro, then Silas died before their next major battle.

Ausborn J. "Ozzie" Garrison (1836–1911)
Relationship: 2nd Cousin of Rebecca (Garrison) Campbell, my great, great, great, great grandmother, brother of Silas Marion Garrison.

Regiments: 43rd Alabama Infantry, Company D
Rank: Private
Enlisted: March 1862
Mustered In: March 1862
Mustered Out/Surrendered: 9 April 1865 at Appomattox

Possible Actions: 43rd Infantry Regiment was organized at Mobile, Alabama, in May, 1862, and immediately moved to Tennessee. The men were recruited in the counties of Marengo, Greene, Tuscaloosa, Walker, Jefferson, and Mobile. It served for a time under the command of General Leadbetter, then transferred to Gracie's Brigade. The regiment spent the winter of 1862-1863 at Cumberland Gap, fought at Chickamauga, and after the Knoxville Campaign served in Virginia. It continued the fight at Drewry's Bluff and in the Petersburg siege north of the James River. During the last month of the war it was placed in Moody's Brigade and was active in various conflicts around Appomattox. At Cumberland Gap the unit had about 600 effectives, reported 16 killed and 83 wounded at Chickamauga, lost many at Sayler's Creek, and surrendered with 15 officers and 113 men. Its commanders were Colonels Archibald Gracie, Jr. and Young M. Moody; Lieutenant Colonel John J. Jolly; and Majors T.M. Barbour, Robert D. Hart, and William J. Mims.

Hugh Chesly Garrison (about 1839 – about 1875)
Relationship: 2nd Cousin of Rebecca (Garrison) Campbell, my great, great, great, great grandmother, brother of Silas Marion Garrison.

Regiments: 16th Alabama Infantry, Company F
Rank: Private
Enlisted: Aug. 1861
Mustered In: Aug. 1861
Mustered Out: don't know, probably before 5 Jan 1864, when he marries his wife

Possible Actions: 16th Infantry Regiment, assembled at Courtland, Alabama, in August, 1861, contained men from Russell, Lauderdale, Lawrence, Franklin, Cherokee, and Marion counties. The unit was ordered to Tennessee, then Kentucky where it fought at Fishing Creek under General Zollicoffer. Later it was assigned to General Wood's, Lowrey's, and Shelley's Brigade. After taking part in the Battle of Shiloh and Perryville, the 16th participated in the campaigns of the Army of Tennessee from Murfreesboro to Atlanta, moved with Hood to Tennessee, then saw action in North Carolina. In September, 1861, the regiment totalled 867 effectives. It sustained 168 casualties at Murfreesboro, and lost fifty-nine percent of the 414 engaged at Chickamauga. During December, 1863, there were 302 present for duty and 202 arms. It lost 150 killed and wounded at Jonesboro and half of its remaining force were disabled at Franklin and Nashville. On April 26, 1865, about 50 officers and men surrendered. Its commanding officers were Colonels Frederick A. Ashford, A.H. Helvenston, and William B. Wood; and Lieutenant Colonels John W. Harris, Joseph J. May, and John H. McGaughy.

John M. Garrison (about 1837 – about 1875)
Relationship: 2nd Cousin of Rebecca (Garrison) Campbell, my great, great, great, great grandmother, brother of Silas Marion Garrison.

Regiments: 4th Alabama Cavalry (Roddy's), Company B
Rank: Private
Enlisted: Don't Know
Mustered In: Don't Know
Mustered Out: Don't Know

Possible Actions: There were 2 4th Alabama Cavalry regiments I don't know which one he was in because the record did not say, but probably Roddy's, because Russel's 4th Alabama Cavalry's roster appears to be intact and he is not on it while Roddy's roster appears to have been mostly lost (the National Park Service lists only around 300 men).

4th (Roddey's) Cavalry Regiment was organized at Tuscumbia, Alabama, in October, 1862, and moved to Tennessee where it wintered. The men were from Franklin, Lauderdale, Lawrence, and Walker counties. During the next spring it was sent to Northern Alabama, assigned to General Roddey's Brigade, then took an active part in raiding and attacking the Federals. In April, 1864, the regiment was transferred to the Department of Alabama, Mississippi, and East Louisiana. After fighting at Brice's Cross Roads it saw action in various conflicts from Montevallo to Selma where on April 2, 1865, most of the unit was captured. The remaining part surrendered at Pond Spring. Its commanders were Colonels William A. Johnson and Phillip D. Roddey, Lieutenant Colonel E.M. Windes, and Majors R.W. Johnson and John E. Newsom.
 

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John E. Hawks (1838 - 1880)
Relationship: 2nd Cousin of Rebecca (Garrison) Campbell, my great, great, great, great grandmother.

Regiments: 20th Virginia Infantry, Company I, and 59th Virginia Infantry, Company B
Rank: Private
Enlisted: 3 June 1861
Mustered In: 3 June 1861
Transferred: 9 May 1862, to 59th Virginia Infantry, Company B
Detailed: 1 Sept. 1864, a wagoner
Mustered Out: don't know

Possible Actions:
20th Regiment, Virginia Infantry: assembled in July, 1861, with men from Richmond and the counties of Lunenburg, Powhatan, Buckingham, Prince Edward, Halifax, and Brunswick. Two companies were captured in the fight at Rich Mountain and in September five companies were disbanded. An unsuccessful attempt was made to reorganize, and later the two companies were assigned to the 59th Virginia Regiment.

59th Regiment, Virginia Infantry [also called 2nd Regiment, Wise Legion] It was attached to the Department of Richmond, assigned to Wise's Brigade, and saw action during the Seven Days' Battles. Later the regiment was transferred to the Department of South Carolina, Georgia, and Florida, and participated in various conflicts around Charleston. Returning to Virginia in the spring of 1864 it was placed in the Petersburg trenches, then fought in the Appomattox Campaign. Many were disabled at Sayler's Creek, and none of its members were present at the surrender.

Charles Hawks (1838 - 1880)
Relationship: 2nd Cousin of Rebecca (Garrison) Campbell, my great, great, great, great grandmother, brother of John Hawks

Regiments: 20th Virginia Infantry, Company I, and 59th Virginia Infantry, Company B
Rank: Private, and 4th Corporal
Enlisted: 3 June 1861
Mustered In: 3 June 1861
Transferred: 9 May 1862, to 59th Virginia Infantry, Company B
Listed as: 15 May 1862, sick (in Brunswick County, Virginia)
Prisoner of War: 29 March 1865, at Hatcher's Run, Virginia
Confined: 30 March 1865, at Point Lookout, Maryland
Mustered Out/Oath of Allegiance: 27 June 1865 at Point Lookout, Maryland, and released

Possible Actions:
20th Regiment, Virginia Infantry: assembled in July, 1861, with men from Richmond and the counties of Lunenburg, Powhatan, Buckingham, Prince Edward, Halifax, and Brunswick. Two companies were captured in the fight at Rich Mountain and in September five companies were disbanded. An unsuccessful attempt was made to reorganize, and later the two companies were assigned to the 59th Virginia Regiment.

59th Regiment, Virginia Infantry [also called 2nd Regiment, Wise Legion] It was attached to the Department of Richmond, assigned to Wise's Brigade, and saw action during the Seven Days' Battles. Later the regiment was transferred to the Department of South Carolina, Georgia, and Florida, and participated in various conflicts around Charleston. Returning to Virginia in the spring of 1864 it was placed in the Petersburg trenches, then fought in the Appomattox Campaign. Many were disabled at Sayler's Creek, and none of its members were present at the surrender.

Berthier "Burwell" Bott Hawks (1841-1921)
Relationship: 2nd Cousin of Rebecca (Garrison) Campbell, my great, great, great, great grandmother, brother of John Hawks

Regiments: 56th Virginia Infantry, Company E
Rank: Private
Enlisted: 9 Feb. 1863
Mustered In: 9 Feb. 1863
Hospitalized: 16 June 1863 Richmond, VA (With chronic diarrhea)
Returned: 19 July 1863
Wounded: 3 June 1864 Cold Harbor, VA
Hospitalized: 21 June 1864 Richmond, VA (With gunshot wound)
Furloughed: 28 June 1864 (For 30 days)
Mustered Out: don't know

Possible Actions: 56th Infantry Regiment completed its organization in September, 1861, with men from Louisa, Mecklenburg, Buckingham, Nelson, and Charlotte counties. It moved to Tennessee and attached to Floyd's Brigade was captured in the fight at Fort Donelson. After being exchanged, the unit returned to Virginia and was assigned to Pickett's, Garnett's, and Hunton's Brigade, Army of Northern Virginia. It fought with the army from the Seven Days' Battles to Cold Harbor except when it served under Longstreet at Suffolk. The 56th then endured the hardships of the Petersburg trenches north and south of the James River and saw action around Appomattox. In June, 1862, it contained 466 effectives and reported 100 casualties during the Seven Days' Battles. This regiment carried only 40 men into action at Sharpsburg and 8 were wounded. Of the 289 engaged at Gettysburg, more than sixty-five percent were disabled. Many were captured at Sayler's Creek, and only 3 officers and 26 men surrendered on April 9, 1865. The field officers were Colonels William E. Green, Philip P. Slaughter, and William D. Stuart; Lieutenant Colonel Timoleon Smith; and Major John B. McPhail.
 
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My great-great-great grandfather's family tree. I know next to nothing about the families of his parents, and only have educated guesses for his grandparents identities. The places listed are where they were born.

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This is my great-great-great grandmother's family tree, and thanks to a first cousin, Thomas Garrison Stansberry, who was born in 1818, writing a family history of the Garrisons, and because the records for the Anderson family survived intact and because there were other family histories written, with one of them online, it is the family of Rachel Ann Garrison that I know the most about in the south. The records for the the others like the Campbells and the Hughes are far more fragmentary or non-existent, and I have yet to find them.

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Family tree for one of my great-great-great-great grandmothers. I don't know all that much about what the Loughry family was doing during the Civil War, nor the Johnsons.

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Family tree for one of my great-great-great-great grandfathers. Interestingly, Mary Houston is somehow related to THAT Houston family, and Sam Houston himself. Both the Trimbles and the Houstons lived on neighboring properties, but the biggest piece of evidence I have for this is a letter written by Sam Houston in which he refers to the Trimbles as his kinsmen. I don't really know anything about the Anderson family of Sarah Anderson, only that William Anderson lived in Allegheny County, Maryland. By 1860, John M. L. Porter would be living in Tucker County, West Virginia, and many other Porters also lived there. As far as I can tell, they were all Unionists and earlier in this thread you can see that many of them ended up in West Virginian regiments.

Like the Andersons, the Combs family is mostly a mystery, other than the identity of one brother, John, and his descendants, but I know that they had lived either in or near Augusta County, Virginia, and by 1800, both John and Cudberth had moved to Allegheny County, Maryland, where John would die, but in 1840 and 1850 Cudberth had moved with one of his daughters to Pennsylvania where he would die. As far as I can tell, most of the family was Unionist.

Most of the Trimbles that I know of were also Unionist, but I do know of one part of the family which definitively supported the south. Quoting the family history: "Being a large slave owner, William Trimble was a Southern Sympathizer. This fact caused confrontation with Federal Troops on occasions when they would go through this mountainous area. One of these occasions William's son Asbury Trimble was bushwhacked while overseeing his father's tannery. Asbury's wife who was expecting a child at the time named the child South in defiance of the Union Forces. This South Trimble later became a noted member of the U.S. Congress." Asbury Trimble was actually named Stephan Asbury Trimble, but he went by Asbury, and he was a 2nd cousin of Hannah (Combs) Porter. William Trimble was also "a Bugler Boy in the War of 1812 and was an eyewitness to the killing of Indian Chief Tecumseh at the Battle of the Thames at Chatham, Ontario." He was also a POW of that war. Other members of the Trimble family include one twice governor of Ohio, Allen Trimble, one US Senator of Ohio, William A. Trimble, both 2nd Cousins once removed of Hannah, and one James Trimble, according to the family history, "Gen. Sam Houston studied Law under James Trimble, a great-nephew of David, from Nashville, TN." It was he that Gen. Houston called kinsman in a letter.

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I have no doubt that there were relatives in the Confederate Army which where from the Shenadoah Valley, but I have yet to identify them.
 

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Cyrenus Waite Trimble (1834 - 1908)
Relationship: 2nd Cousin once removed of John Porter, my great, great, great, great grandfather.

Regiments: 19th Kentucky Infantry (Union), Company A
Rank: Private
Enlisted: 7 Oct. 1861
Mustered In: 2 Jan. 1862
Mustered Out: 26 Jan. 1865 (however it is listed as Jan. 1864 in the Census of Union Veterans and Widows of the Civil War, 1890, but that same record also records that he served 3 years 4 months, which would be consistent with the January 1865 muster out date)

Possible Actions: Moved to Somerset, Ky., January, 1862, and duty there till April. Cumberland Gap Campaign March 28-June 18. At Cumberland Ford till June. Occupation of Cumberland Gap June 18-September 16. Evacuation of Cumberland Gap and retreat to Greenup on the Ohio River September 16-October 3. Expedition to Charleston, W. Va., October 21-November 10. Moved to Memphis, Tenn., November 10-15, and duty there till December 20. Sherman's Yazoo Expedition December 20, 1862, to January 3, 1863. Chickasaw Bayou December 26-28. Chickasaw Bayou December 29. Expedition to Arkansas Post, Ark., January 3-10, 1863. Assault and capture of Fort Hindman, Arkansas Post, January 10-11. Moved to Young's Point, La., January 15-22, and duty there till March 10. Expedition to Fort Pemberton and Greenwood March 10-April 5. Moved to Milliken's Bend, La., April 5-8. Movement on Bruinsburg and turning Grand Gulf April 25-30. Battles of Port Gibson, Miss., May 1; Champion's Hill May 16; Big Black River Bridge May 17. Siege of Vicksburg May 18-July 4. Assaults on Vicksburg May 19 and 22. Surrender of Vicksburg July 4. Advance on Jackson, Miss., July 5-10. Siege of Jackson July 10-17. Camp at Big Black till August 13. Ordered to New Orleans, La., August 13. Duty at Carrollton, Brashear City and Berwick till October. Western Louisiana Campaign October 3-November 30. Grand Coteau November 3. At New Iberia till December 19. Moved to New Orleans December 19, thence to Madisonville January 19, and duty there till March. Red River Campaign March 10-May 22. Advance from Franklin to Alexandria March 14-26. Battle of Sabine Cross Roads April 8. Bayou de Paul April 8. Battle of Pleasant Hill April 9. Cane River Crossing April 22-23. At Alexandria April 27-May 13. Near Alexandria May 2-9. Retreat to Morganza April 13-20. Mansura May 16. Moved to Baton Rouge, La., May 29, and duty there till January, 1865. Ordered to Louisville, Ky., and there mustered out January 26, 1865.

Wesley R. Trimble (1842 - 1864)
Relationship: 2nd Cousin once removed of John Porter, my great, great, great, great grandfather, brother of Cyrenus.

Regiments: 13th Kentucky Cavalry (Union), Company M
Rank: Private
Enlisted: 1 Oct. 1863
Mustered In: 23 Dec. 1863
Died of Disease: 30 April 1864, of Fever, in Scottsville, Kentucky (another record says he was killed, but I can't find any record of a skirmish or battle there)

Possible Actions: Duty at Lebanon and protecting country south of Lebanon till June, 1864.
 
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Thomas K. Trimble (1844 - 1920)
Relationship: 2nd Cousin once removed of John Porter, my great, great, great, great grandfather.

Regiments: 3rd Kentucky Infantry (Union), Company C
Rank: Private
Enlisted: 7 Aug. 1861
Mustered In: 8 Oct. 1861
Mustered Out: 28 Mar. 1864, at Nashville, Tennessee, having suffered a disability in the service.

Possible Actions: Moved to Lexington, Ky., September, 1861, and duty there till October 1. Moved to Camp Dick Robinson, Ky., October 1. Duty there, at Round Stone Creek, Crab Orchard, Somerset and Columbia till January, 1862. Moved to Renick's Creek, near Burkesville, January 7, and to mouth of Greasy Creek January 17. Moved to Nashville, Tenn., March 18-25; thence march to Savannah, Tenn., and to Shiloh March 29-April 7. Advance on and siege of Corinth, Miss., April 29-May 30. Pursuit to Booneville May 30-June 6. Buell's Campaign in North Alabama and Middle Tennessee June to August. March to Nashville, Tenn., and Louisville, Ky., in pursuit of Bragg, August 19-September 26. Pursuit of Bragg into Kentucky October 1-18. Battle of Perryville October 8. Nelson's Cross Roads, Ky., October 18. March to Nashville, Tenn., October 18-November 7, and duty there till December 26. Advance on Murfreesboro December 26-30. Stewart's Creek December 29. Battle of Stone's River December 30-31, 1862, and January 1-3, 1863. Duty at Murfreesboro till June. Reconnoissance to Nolensville and Versailles January 13-15. Middle Tennessee (or Tullahoma) Campaign June 23-July 7. Occupation of Middle Tennessee till August 16. Passage of Cumberland Mountains and Tennessee River and Chickamauga (Ga.) Campaign August 16-September 22. Reconnoissance toward Chattanooga September 7. Lookout Valley September 7-8. Occupation of Chattanooga September 9. Lee and Gordon's Mills September 11-13. Near Lafayette September 14. Battle of Chickamauga September 19-20. Siege of Chattanooga September 24-October 26. Reopening Tennessee River October 26-29. Chattanooga-Ringgold Campaign November 23-27. Orchard Knob November 23-24. Mission Ridge November 25. Pursuit to Graysville November 26-27. March to relief of Knoxville November 28-December 8. Campaign in East Tennessee till April, 1864.

William Trimble (1836 - 1863)
Relationship: 2nd Cousin once removed of John Porter, my great, great, great, great grandfather, brother of Thomas.

Regiments: 3rd Kentucky Infantry (Union), Company C
Rank: Private
Enlisted: 7 Aug. 1861
Mustered In: 8 Oct. 1861
Killed in Action: 3 Jan. 1863, at the Battle of Stones River

Possible Actions: Moved to Lexington, Ky., September, 1861, and duty there till October 1. Moved to Camp Dick Robinson, Ky., October 1. Duty there, at Round Stone Creek, Crab Orchard, Somerset and Columbia till January, 1862. Moved to Renick's Creek, near Burkesville, January 7, and to mouth of Greasy Creek January 17. Moved to Nashville, Tenn., March 18-25; thence march to Savannah, Tenn., and to Shiloh March 29-April 7. Advance on and siege of Corinth, Miss., April 29-May 30. Pursuit to Booneville May 30-June 6. Buell's Campaign in North Alabama and Middle Tennessee June to August. March to Nashville, Tenn., and Louisville, Ky., in pursuit of Bragg, August 19-September 26. Pursuit of Bragg into Kentucky October 1-18. Battle of Perryville October 8. Nelson's Cross Roads, Ky., October 18. March to Nashville, Tenn., October 18-November 7, and duty there till December 26. Advance on Murfreesboro December 26-30. Stewart's Creek December 29. Battle of Stone's River December 30-31, 1862, and January 1-3, 1863.
 

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Blatchley C. W. Caughron (1823 - 1873)
Relationship: 2nd Cousin once removed of John Porter, my great, great, great, great grandfather.

Regiments: 3rd Kentucky Infantry (Union), Company D
Rank: Sergeant and Private
Enlisted: 5 Nov. 1861
Mustered In: 1 Jan. 1862
Reduced to Ranks: 31 Aug. 1862
Mustered Out: 10 Jan. 1865

Possible Actions: Moved to Lexington, Ky., September, 1861, and duty there till October 1. Moved to Camp Dick Robinson, Ky., October 1. Duty there, at Round Stone Creek, Crab Orchard, Somerset and Columbia till January, 1862. Moved to Renick's Creek, near Burkesville, January 7, and to mouth of Greasy Creek January 17. Moved to Nashville, Tenn., March 18-25; thence march to Savannah, Tenn., and to Shiloh March 29-April 7. Advance on and siege of Corinth, Miss., April 29-May 30. Pursuit to Booneville May 30-June 6. Buell's Campaign in North Alabama and Middle Tennessee June to August. March to Nashville, Tenn., and Louisville, Ky., in pursuit of Bragg, August 19-September 26. Pursuit of Bragg into Kentucky October 1-18. Battle of Perryville October 8. Nelson's Cross Roads, Ky., October 18. March to Nashville, Tenn., October 18-November 7, and duty there till December 26. Advance on Murfreesboro December 26-30. Stewart's Creek December 29. Battle of Stone's River December 30-31, 1862, and January 1-3, 1863. Duty at Murfreesboro till June. Reconnoissance to Nolensville and Versailles January 13-15. Middle Tennessee (or Tullahoma) Campaign June 23-July 7. Occupation of Middle Tennessee till August 16. Passage of Cumberland Mountains and Tennessee River and Chickamauga (Ga.) Campaign August 16-September 22. Reconnoissance toward Chattanooga September 7. Lookout Valley September 7-8. Occupation of Chattanooga September 9. Lee and Gordon's Mills September 11-13. Near Lafayette September 14. Battle of Chickamauga September 19-20. Siege of Chattanooga September 24-October 26. Reopening Tennessee River October 26-29. Chattanooga-Ringgold Campaign November 23-27. Orchard Knob November 23-24. Mission Ridge November 25. Pursuit to Graysville November 26-27. March to relief of Knoxville November 28-December 8. Campaign in East Tennessee till April, 1864. March to Charleston April 18-26. Atlanta (Ga.) Campaign May to September. Demonstrations on Rocky Faced Ridge and Dalton May 5-13. Tunnel Hill May 6-7. Buzzard's Roost Gap May 8-9. Rocky Faced Ridge May 8-11. Battle of Resaca May 14-15. Near Calhoun May 16. Adairsville May 17. Near Kingston May 18-19. Near Cassville May 19. Advance on Dallas May 22-25. Operations on line of Pumpkin Vine Creek and battles about Dallas, New Hope Church and Allatoona Hills May 25-June 5. Operations about Marietta and against Kenesaw Mountain June 10-July 2. Pine Hill June 11-14. Lost Mountain June 15-17. Assault on Kenesaw June 27. Ruff's Station, Smyrna Camp Ground, July 4. Chattahoochie River July 5-17. Buckhead, Nancy's Creek, July 18. Peach Tree Creek July 19-20. Siege of Atlanta July 22-August 25. Flank movement on Jonesboro August 25-30. Battle of Jonesboro August 31-September 1. Lovejoy Station September 2-6. Moved to Nashville, Tenn., September 9-12; thence to Louisville, Ky., October 6. Mustered out by Companies October 13, 1864, to January 10, 1865.
 

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Enoch Mason Martin (5 July 1833 – 27 April 1915)
Relationship: 2nd Cousin once removed of John Porter, my great, great, great, great grandfather.

Regiments: 5th Kansas Cavalry, Company A
Rank: Private
Enlisted: 4 Aug. 1861
Mustered In: 4 Aug. 1861
Mustered Out: 11 Aug. 1864

Possible Actions: Companies "A" and "F" moved to Kansas City, Mo., July 17, 1861. Expedition to Harrisonville July 20-25. Skirmish at Harrisonville July 25 (Cos. "A" and "F"). Regiment moved to Fort Scott, Kansas, as escort to a supply train and duty there till September 17, 1861. (Cos. "B," "C" and "E" joined at Fort Scott.) Ball's and Morse's Mills August 28-29. Fort Scott September 1. Drywood Creek, Fort Scott, September 2. Fort Scott September 3. Papinsville September 5. Morristown September 17. Moved to West Point, Mo., September 17; thence with 3rd and 4th Kansas to Osceola. Actions with Price at Osceola September 20, 21 and 22. Butler October 1. West Point October 5. Moved to Kansas City, Mo., thence to Springfield, Mo., and join Fremont. Little Santa Fe November 6. Moved to Fort Scott, Ossawatomee, and Fort Lincoln, Kansas, and duty at Camp Denver, near Barnesville, till February, 1862. Camp near Fort Scott till March 17. March to Carthage, Mo., March 17-19. Duty there till April 10. Moved to Springfield, Mo., April 10-12. Turnback Creek April 26. Moved to Houston May 25-27, thence to Rolla, Mo. March to join Curtis June 17. Eminence June 17. March to Helena, Ark., June 17-July 12. (Cos. "A," "D" and "K" escort train June 25-July 14.) Salem July 6. Jacksonport, Black River, July 8. Duty at Helena, Ark., till August, 1863. Operations against Quantrell in Kansas August 20-28, 1862 (Detachment). Clayton's Expedition toward Clarendon August 4-17. Expedition to Johnsonville and Marianna September 26 (Detachment). Action at Trenton October 14. Expedition to Moro November 5-8 (Detachment). Expedition against Arkansas Post November 16-26. Expedition to Grenada, Miss., November 27-December 5. Oakland, Miss., December 3. Expedition to Big and Little Creeks and skirmishes March 6-10, 1863 (Detachment). Mount Vernon May 11. Polk's Plantation, near Helena, May 25. Repulse of Holmes' attack on Helena July 4. Steele's Expedition to Little Rock August 1-September 10. Bayou Metoe August 27. Bayou Fourche and capture of Little Rock September 10. Near Brownsville September 12. Moved to Pine Bluff September 14 and duty there till March 27, 1864. Tulip October 10, 1863. Pine Bluff October 25. Scout to Monticello January 13-14, 1864. Monticello January 16. Branchville, Ivy's Ford, January 19. Expedition to Mount Elba and Longview March 27-31. Branchville March 27 (Detachment). Longview March 29-30. Action at Mount Elba and pursuit to Big Creek March 30. Swan Lake April 23. Mark's Mills April 25 (Detachment). Duty at Pine Bluff and Little Rock till October, 1864. Monticello Road, near Pine Bluff, June 17. Reconnoissance from Pine Bluff July 13.

James Allen Martin (1840 – 1892)
Relationship: 2nd Cousin once removed of John Porter, my great, great, great, great grandfather, brother of Enoch.

Regiments: 69th Illinois Infantry, Company K, and 12th Illinois Cavalry, Company A
Rank: Private and Corporal
Enlisted: 4 June 1862 (69th Illinois)
Mustered In: 14 June 1862
Mustered Out: 6 Oct. 1862
Enlisted: 4 Jan. 1864 (12th Illinois Cavalry)
Mustered In: 31 Jan. 1864
Mustered Out: 2 March 1866

Possible Actions:
69th Illinois: Organized at Camp Douglass, Chicago, Ill., and mustered in June 14, 1862, for three months. Assigned to guard duty at Camp Douglas till September. Mustered out September 27, 1862.

12th Illinois Cav.:
Moved to Chicago, Ill., November 20-28, and duty there till February, 1864. Moved to St. Louis, Mo., February 9, thence moved to New Orleans, La., March 15-April 1. Moved to Red River April 20, arriving at Alexandria April 23. Actions at Alexandria April 28-May 5-8. Bayou Teche, La., May 5-8. Wilson's Landing May 14. Avoyelle's or Marksville Prairie May 15. Mansura May 16. Yellow Bayou May 17. Morganza May 20. Arrived at New Orleans, La., June 1. Moved to Napoleonville June 11, and duty there till October, engaged in picketing and scouting. Near Napoleonville July 29 (Co. "L"). Expedition from Paincoursville to Natchez, Miss., with skirmish August 15-21 (Cos. "I," "L"). Expedition to Grand Lake, Grand River and Lake Natchez September 7-11. Expedition from Napoleonville to Grand River and Bayou Pigeon September 26-30. Moved to Baton Rouge, La., and duty there till November 14. Liberty November 18. Davidson's Expedition against Mobile and Ohio R. R. November 27-December 13. Expedition from Baton Rouge to Clinton December 23-24. Moved to Vicksburg, Miss., thence to Memphis, Tenn., and to Gaines' Landing, Ark., January 7-26, 1865. Osban's Expedition through Southern Arkansas and Northern Louisiana January 27-February 14. Duty near Memphis, Tenn., till June. Expedition from Memphis, Tenn., into Northern Mississippi March 3-11. Moved to Alexandria, La., June 15-22, thence marched to Hempstead, Texas, August 8-26. Duty in Eastern Texas till May, 1866. Mustered out May 29, 1866.
 
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