C. Douglas' Civil War Ancestry

Cdoug96

Corporal
Joined
Dec 22, 2016
Location
Michigan, United States
Barton W. Graham (1827 – 1886)
Relationship: 2nd Cousin once removed of John Porter, my great, great, great, great grandfather.

Regiments: 63rd Indiana Infantry, Company H
Rank: Sergeant, 1st Sergeant, and 2nd Lieutenant
Enlisted: 20 Aug. 1862
Mustered In: 20 Aug. 1862
Promoted: 1 May 1865, to 2nd Lt., but not mustered
Mustered Out: 31 May 1865

Possible Actions: Duty in the defenses of Washington, D. C., till August, 1862. Pope's Campaign in Northern Virginia August 16-September 2. Ordered to Indianapolis, Ind., October 3. Completing organization of Regiment and prison guard at Camp Morton and Indianapolis till December 25, 1862. Ordered to Shepherdsville, Ky., December 25, and guard duty along Louisville & Nashville Railroad till January 16, 1864. Operations against Morgan July 2, 1863. Cummings Ferry July 8. At Camp Nelson, Ky., January 16 to February 25, 1864. March over mountains to Knoxville, Tenn., February 25-March 15; thence moved to Mossy Creek and to Bull's Gap April 1. Expedition toward Jonesboro and destruction of Tennessee & Virginia Railroad April 23-28. Atlanta (Ga.) Campaign May 1 to September 8. Demonstrations on Rocky Faced Ridge and Dalton May 8-13. Battle of Resaca May 14-15. Cartersville May 20. 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. Lost Mountain June 15-17. Muddy Creek June 17. Noyes Creek June 19. Cheyney's Farm June 22. Olley's Farm June 26-27. Assault on Kenesaw June 27. Nickajack Creek July 2-5. Ruff's Mill July 3-4. Chattahoochie River July 5-17. Isham's Ford July 8. 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. Lovejoy Station September 2-6. Pursuit of Hood into Alabama October 3-26. Nashville Campaign November-December. Columbia, Duck River, November 24-27. Columbia Ford November 29. Battle of Franklin November 30. Battle of Nashville December 15-16. Pursuit of Hood to the Tennessee River December 17-28. At Clifton, Tenn., till January 16,1865. Movement to Washington, D. C., thence to Fort Fisher, N. C., January 16-February 9. Operations against Hoke February 12-14. Fort Anderson February 18-19. Town Creek February 19-20. Capture of Wilmington February 22. Campaign of the Carolinas March 1-April 26. Advance on Goldsboro March 6-21. Occupation of Goldsboro March 24. Gulley's March 31. Advance on Raleigh April 10-14. Occupation of Raleigh April 14. Bennett's House April 26. Surrender of Johnston and his army. At Raleigh till May 5. At Greensboro till June 21. Companies "A," "B," "C" and "D" mustered out May 3, 1865. Regiment mustered out June 21, 1865.
 

Cdoug96

Corporal
Joined
Dec 22, 2016
Location
Michigan, United States
Albert W. Graham (1839 – 1920)
Relationship: 2nd Cousin once removed of John Porter, my great, great, great, great grandfather, first cousin to Barton Graham, who was in the same regiment and company.

Regiments: 63rd Indiana Infantry, Company H
Rank: Private
Enlisted: 20 Aug. 1862
Mustered In: 20 Aug. 1862
Mustered Out: 21 June 1865

Possible Actions: Duty in the defenses of Washington, D. C., till August, 1862. Pope's Campaign in Northern Virginia August 16-September 2. Ordered to Indianapolis, Ind., October 3. Completing organization of Regiment and prison guard at Camp Morton and Indianapolis till December 25, 1862. Ordered to Shepherdsville, Ky., December 25, and guard duty along Louisville & Nashville Railroad till January 16, 1864. Operations against Morgan July 2, 1863. Cummings Ferry July 8. At Camp Nelson, Ky., January 16 to February 25, 1864. March over mountains to Knoxville, Tenn., February 25-March 15; thence moved to Mossy Creek and to Bull's Gap April 1. Expedition toward Jonesboro and destruction of Tennessee & Virginia Railroad April 23-28. Atlanta (Ga.) Campaign May 1 to September 8. Demonstrations on Rocky Faced Ridge and Dalton May 8-13. Battle of Resaca May 14-15. Cartersville May 20. 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. Lost Mountain June 15-17. Muddy Creek June 17. Noyes Creek June 19. Cheyney's Farm June 22. Olley's Farm June 26-27. Assault on Kenesaw June 27. Nickajack Creek July 2-5. Ruff's Mill July 3-4. Chattahoochie River July 5-17. Isham's Ford July 8. 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. Lovejoy Station September 2-6. Pursuit of Hood into Alabama October 3-26. Nashville Campaign November-December. Columbia, Duck River, November 24-27. Columbia Ford November 29. Battle of Franklin November 30. Battle of Nashville December 15-16. Pursuit of Hood to the Tennessee River December 17-28. At Clifton, Tenn., till January 16,1865. Movement to Washington, D. C., thence to Fort Fisher, N. C., January 16-February 9. Operations against Hoke February 12-14. Fort Anderson February 18-19. Town Creek February 19-20. Capture of Wilmington February 22. Campaign of the Carolinas March 1-April 26. Advance on Goldsboro March 6-21. Occupation of Goldsboro March 24. Gulley's March 31. Advance on Raleigh April 10-14. Occupation of Raleigh April 14. Bennett's House April 26. Surrender of Johnston and his army. At Raleigh till May 5. At Greensboro till June 21. Companies "A," "B," "C" and "D" mustered out May 3, 1865. Regiment mustered out June 21, 1865.
 

Cdoug96

Corporal
Joined
Dec 22, 2016
Location
Michigan, United States
James W. Denton/Denten (1831 – 1918)
Relationship: 2nd Cousin once removed of John Porter, my great, great, great, great grandfather.

Regiments: 23rd Iowa Infantry, Company F
Rank: Private, Corporal, Sergeant
Enlisted: 15 Aug. 1862
Mustered In: 1 Sept. 1862
Promoted: 8 March 1863, to 8th Corporal
Promoted: 30 June 1863, 3rd Corporal
Promoted: 17 April 1864, 2nd Corporal
Promoted: 20 Sept. 1864, to 1st Corporal
Promoted: 1 July 1865, to 4th Sergeant
Mustered Out: 26 July 1865

Possible Actions: Duty at St. Louis, Camp Patterson and West Plains, Mo., till February, 1863. March via Thomasville and Eminence to Iron Mountain, Mo., February 9-26, and duty there till March 9. Moved to St. Genevieve March 9-12, thence to Milliken's Bend, La., March 22-27, and duty there till April 25. Movement on Bruinsburg and turning Grand Gulf April 25-30. Anderson's Hill April 30. Battle of Port Gibson May 1. Bayou Pierrie May 2-3. Battle of Champion's Hill May 16. Big Black River May 17. (A detachment of Regiment guard prisoners to Memphis, Tenn., May 18-June 10, and while en route to rejoin Brigade at Vicksburg, reinforced garrison at Milliken's Bend, La., June 5, and participated in repulse of McCullough's attack on Milliken's Bend June 6-7.) Siege of Vicksburg May 18-July 4. Advance on Jackson July 5-10. Siege of Jackson July 10-17. Ordered to the Dept. of the Gulf August 13. Duty at Carrollton, Brashear City and Berwick till October 3. Western Louisiana Campaign October 3-November 17. Expedition to New Iberia October 3-7, and to Vermillion Bayou October 8-30. Moved to Brazos Santiago, Texas, November 17-23. Fort Esperanza November 27-30. Duty at Indianola till March, 1864, and at Matagorda Island till May 4. Moved to New Orleans, La., thence to join Banks on Red River, May 4-15. Joined at Simsport and retreat to Morganza May 16-22. Duty at Morganza till October. Simsport October 6. Moved to Duvall's Bluff October 12, and duty there and in Arkansas till January, 1865. Ordered to New Orleans, La., thence to Barrancas, Fla., February 17. Campaign against Mobile and its defences March and April. Steele's march from Pensacola, Fla., to Blakely, Ala., March 21-April 2. Occupation of Canoe Station March 27. Siege of Fort Blakely April 2-9. Assault and capture of Fort Blakely April 9. Occupation of Mobile April 12, and duty there till June. At Columbus till July. Mustered out July 26, 1865.
 

Cdoug96

Corporal
Joined
Dec 22, 2016
Location
Michigan, United States
Gabriel Ellis Porter (1830 - 1889)
Relationship: 2nd Cousin of John Porter, my great, great, great, great grandfather.

Regiments: 2nd Maryland Infantry Potomac Home Brigade
Rank: Captain, Major and Lieutenant Colonel
Enlisted: 28 Aug. 1861
Mustered In: 28 Aug. 1861
Promoted: 3 January 1862, to Lieutenant Colonel
Mustered Out: 2 Oct. 1864 or 4 Oct. 1864, served as a Surgeon in a hospital in Cumberland until the end of the war

Possible Actions: Duty on Baltimore & Ohio Railroad. At Patterson Creek and Romney, W. Va., till March, 1862. Skirmishes at Springfield, W. Va., August 23, 1861. Blue House August 26. South Branch Bridge, Mill Creek Mills, Romney and Springfield, October 26. Great Cacapon Bridge January 4, 1862. Duty at Charlestown, New Creek and Cumberland guarding Railroad between and to the Ohio River till March, 1863; and from Monocacy Bridge to the Ohio River till April, 1864. Action of Vance's Ford, near Romney, September 17, 1862. Charlestown. W. Va., May 15, 1863. Perryville June 14, 1863 (Co. "F"). Point of Rocks June 17 (Co. "F"). Summit Point October 7, 1863 (Co. "F"). Charlestown, W. Va., October 18, 1863. Burlington November 16. Salem December 16, 1863. Jackson River, near Covington, December 19, 1863. Ridgeville, Va., January 4, 1864. Moorefield Junction January 8, 1864. Medley January 30, 1864. Hunter's Raid on Lynchburg May 26-July 1, 1864. Lynchburg June 17-18. Salem June 21. Salem Branch Bridge July 4. Sir John's Run July 6. Snicker's Gap July 18. Kernstown, Winchester July 24. Martinsburg July 25. Back Creek Bridge July 27. Hancock, Md., July 31. Green Springs Run August 2. Guard duty in West Virginia till mustered out.

From Scharf, J. Thomas (John Thomas). (1882). History of western Maryland: being a history of Frederick, Montgomery, Carroll, Washington, Allegany, and Garrett counties from the earliest period to the present day ; including biographical sketches of their representative men. Philadelphia: L.H. Everts.

Dr. G. Ellis Porter received his primary education in the common school at Tyrone, his academic at the Connellsville and Uniontown Academies. He began the study of medicine with Dr. James M. Porter, of Frostburg, in 1848, with whom he remained eighteen months. He continued his studies in the office of Dr. Lutellus Lindley, of Connellsville, Pa., until September, 1850, after which he attended lectures at Jefferson Medical College during the years 1850-51 and 1852-53, receiving his diploma from that institution in March of the latter year. In April following he entered upon the practice of his profession in company with his former preceptor, Dr. J. M. Porter, at Frostburg, and was associated with him till September, 1856. He then located at Lonaconing, where he built up a large practice, and was its only physician until the breaking out of the war, in 1861. From the first the doctor took a decided stand on the side of the Union, and made the opening speech at a mass-meeting called at Lonaconing for the purpose of raining volunteers in response to the President's call for 75,000 men. A company was raised for the three months' service, and Dr. Porter was elected its captain. Upon the organization of the Second Maryland, Potomac Home Brigade, August, 1861, he was appointed major. In January, 1862, he was promoted to lieutenant-colonel, and from December, 1863, to the time of its being mustered out of service, Oct. 2, 1864, had command of the regiment. The doctor was appointed in October, 1864, acting assistant surgeon and post surgeon in charge of the hospital at Cumberland, which position he held till the close of the war. In October 1865, he returned to his old field of labor at Lonaconing, where he has since continued in the practice of his profession.

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Cdoug96

Corporal
Joined
Dec 22, 2016
Location
Michigan, United States
Samuel Smith Porter (1831 - 1897)
Relationship: 2nd Cousin of John Porter, my great, great, great, great grandfather, brother of Gabriel Ellis Porter.

Regiments: 16th Pennsylvania Cavalry, Company A, and 2nd Maryland Infantry Potomac Home Brigade, Company I
Rank: Private and 2nd Lieutenant
Enlisted: 24 Sept. 1862
Mustered In: 24 Sept. 1862
Transferred: 5 June 1864, to the 2nd Maryland Infantry Potomac Home Brigade
Promoted: 5 June 1864, to 2nd Lieutenant
Mustered Out: 30 Sept. 1864

Possible Actions:
16th Pennsylvania Cavalry:
At Camp Casey, near Bladensburg, Md., till January 3, 1863. Moved to Falmouth, Va., January 3, and duty on line of the Rappahannock till April, 1863. Operations at Rappahannock Bridge and Grove Church February 5-7. Hartwood Church February 25. Kelly's Ford March 17. Operations about Bealeton Station April 13-27. Elk Run April 13. Chancellorsville Campaign April 26-May 8. Stoneman's Raid April 29-May 8. Kelly's Ford April 29. Ely's Ford May 2. Brandy Station, Stevensburg and Beverly Ford June 9. Aldie June 17. Near Middleburg June 18. Middleburg June 19. Battle of Gettysburg, Pa., July 1-3. Steven's Furnace July 5. Shepherdstown, W. Va., July 14-16. Little Washington August 27. Advance to the Rapidan September 13-17. Culpeper C. H. September 13. Crooked Run September 18. Bristoe Campaign October 9-22. Warrenton or White Sulphur Springs October 12-13. Auburn and Bristoe October 14. St. Stephen's Church October 14. Catlett's Station October 14. Mine Run Campaign November 26-December 2. New Hope Church November 27. Parker's Store November 29. Expedition to Luray December 21-23. Amissville, Gaines Cross Roads and Sperryville December 22. Kilpatrick's Raid on Richmond February 28-March 4, 1864. Beaver Dam Station February 29. Fortifications of Richmond March 1. Rapidan Campaign May-June. Todd's Tavern, Wilderness, May 5-8. Sheridan's Raid to James River May 9-24. North Anna River May 10. Ground Squirrel Church and Yellow Tavern May 11. Brook Church, Fortifications of Richmond, May 12. Milford Station May 21. Line of the Pamunkey May 26-28. Haw's Shop May 28. Totopotomoy May 28-31. Cold Harbor May 31-June 1. Sumner's Upper Bridge June 2.

2nd Maryland Infantry Potomac Home Brigade:
Lynchburg June 17-18. Salem June 21. Salem Branch Bridge July 4. Sir John's Run July 6. Snicker's Gap July 18. Kernstown, Winchester July 24. Martinsburg July 25. Back Creek Bridge July 27. Hancock, Md., July 31. Green Springs Run August 2. Guard duty in West Virginia.
 

Virginia Dave

First Sergeant
Forum Host
Joined
Jan 3, 2019
Location
Waynesboro, Virginia
Uncles

Pvt. Joseph Myers (1836)
Relationship: great great great grand uncle (brother of Pvt. William Myers)

Regiments: 16th New York Volunteer Infantry Regiment (Company E), 2nd New York Cavalry
Rank: Private
Enlisted: May 2, 1861
Mustered out: May 22, 1863
Enlisted: August 24, 1864
Mustered out: June 23, 1865

Probable Actions:

16th New York Infantry: Reconnaissance from Alexandria on Fairfax Road July 14, 1861. Advance on Manassas, Va., July 16-21. Fairfax Court House July 17. Battle of Bull Run July 21. Duty in the Defences of Washington till March, 1862. Expedition to Pohick Church October 3, 1861. Advance on Manassas, Va., March 10-15, 1862. McDowell's advance on Fredericksburg, Va., April 4-12. Ordered to the Virginia Peninsula April 22. Siege of Yorktown April 24-May 4 (on transports). West Point May 7-8. Near Mechanicsville May 22. Seven days before Richmond June 25-July 1. Gaines Mill June 27. Savage Station June 29. White Oak Swamp and Glendale June 30. Malvern Hill July 1. At Harrison Landing till August 16. Movement to Fortress Monroe, thence to Centreville August 16-28. In works at Centreville August 28-31, and cover Pope's retreat from Bull Run to Fairfax Court House September 1. Maryland Campaign September 6-22. Crampton's Gap, South Mountain, September 14. Battle of Antietam September 16-17. Duty in Maryland till October 29. Movement to Falmouth, Va., October 29-November 19. Battle of Fredericksburg, Va., December 12-15. "Mud March" January 20-24, 1863. At Falmouth till April. Chancellorsville Campaign April 27-May 6. Operations about Franklin's Crossing April 29-May 2. Maryes Heights, Fredericksburg, May 3. Salem Heights May 3-4. Banks' Ford May 4. Mustered out May 22, 1863, expiration of term.

2nd New York Cavalry: Near Kearneysville August 25. Waynesboro September 2. Berryville September 4. Near Winchester September 9. Abram's Creek September 13. Battle of Opequan, Winchester, September 19. Near Cedarville September 20. Fisher's Hill September 21. Front Royal Pike September 21. Milford September 22. Staunton September 26. Waynesboro September 29. Mt. Crawford September 30. Bridgewater and Woodstock October 2. Brock's Gap October 6. New Market October 7. Fisher's Hill October 8. Tom's Brook, "Woodstock Races," October 8-9. Cedar Run October 13. Battle of Cedar Creek October 19 and November 7. Nineveh November 12. Mt. Jackson November 22. Hood's Hill November 23. Expedition from Kernstown to Moorefield November 28-December 2. Moorefield December 3. Expedition to Lacy Springs December 19-22. Lacy Springs December 21. Mt. Jackson December 21. Sheridan's Raid from Winchester February 27-March 25, 1865. Occupation of Staunton March 2. Action at Waynesboro March 2. Charlottesville March 3. Ashland March 15. Appomattox Campaign March 28-April 9. Dinwiddie Court House March 30-31. Five Forks April 1. Fall of Petersburg April 2. Namozine Church April 3. 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, D. C., May. Grand Review May 23. Mustered out June 5 and honorably discharged from service June 23, 1865.

Sgt. Henry Myers (1844-1869)
Relationship: great great great grand uncle (brother of Pvt. William Myers)

Regiments: 60th New York Volunteer Infantry Regiment (Company E)
Rank: Private
Enlisted: September 21, 1861
Mustered out: July 17, 1865

Probable Actions: Duty at Baltimore, Md., and between there and Washington, D. C.; also at Relay House, Md., and Harper's Ferry, W. Va., till June, 1862. Defence of Harper's Ferry May 28-30. Operations in the Shenandoah Valley till August. Pope's Campaign in Northern Virginia August 16-September 2. Sulphur Springs August 24. Battle of Groveton August 29. Bull Run August 30. Maryland Campaign September 6-22. Battle of Antietam, Md., September 16-17. Duty at Bolivar Heights till December. Reconnoissance to Rippon, W. Va., November 9. Expedition to Winchester December 2-6. March to Fredericksburg, Va., December 9-16. Duty at Fairfax till January 20, 1863. "Mud March" January 20-24. Chancellorsville Campaign April 27-May 6. Battle of Chancellorsville May 1-5. Gettysburg (Pa.) Campaign June 11-July 24. Battle of Gettysburg, Pa, July 1-3. Pursuit of Lee to Manassas Gap, Va., July 5-24. Duty on line of the Rappahannock till September 24. Movement to Bridgeport, Ala., September 24-October 3. Duty in Lookout Valley till November. Reopening Tennessee River October 26-29. Chattanooga-Ringgold Campaign November 23-27. Battles of Lookout Mountain November 23-24. Mission Ridge November 25. Ringgold Gap, Taylor's Ridge, November 27. Duty at Bridgeport, Ala., till May, 1864. Scout from Stevenson to Caperton's Ferry April 11 (Detachment). Veterans on furlough December, 1863-January, 1864. Atlanta (Ga.) Campaign May 1-September 8. Operations about Rocky Faced Ridge, Tunnel Hill and Buzzard's Roost May 8-11. Battle of Resaca May 14-15. Near Cassville May 19. New Hope Church May 25. Battles about Dallas, New Hope Church and Allatoona Hills May 26-June 5. Operations about Marietta and against Kenesaw Mountain June 10-July 2. Pine Mountain June 11-14. Ackworth June 12. Lost Mountain June 15-17. Gilgal or Golgotha Church June 15. Muddy Creek June 17. Noyes Creek June 19. Kolb's Farm June 22. Assault on Kenesaw June 27. Ruff's Station, Smyrna Camp Ground, July 4. Chattahoochie River July 6-17. Peach Tree Creek July 19-20. Siege of Atlanta July 22-August 25. Operations at Chattahoochie River Bridge August 26-September 2. Occupation of Atlanta September 2 to November 15. Expedition from Atlanta to Tuckum's Cross Roads October 26-29. Near Atlanta November 9. March to the sea November 15-December 10. Near Davisboro November 28. Siege of Savannah December 10-21. Campaign of the Carolinas January to April, 1865. North Edisto River, S. C., February 12-13. Battle of Bentonville, N. C., March 19-21. Occupation of Goldsboro March 24. Advance on Raleigh April 9-13. 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 20. Grand Review May 24. Mustered out July 17, 1865.

Sgt. Joseph Franklin Campbell (1831-1906)
Relationship: great great great great grand uncle (brother of Capt. William H. Campbell)

Regiments: 60th Illinois Volunteer Infantry (Company G)
Rank: Private
Enlisted: February 17, 1862
Mustered out: October 11, 1862 (I have a picture of him in which he is missing his left eye)
Burial: Concord Cemetery, McLeansboro, Hamilton County, Illinois, United States

Probable Actions: Operations against Island Number 10, Mississippi River, March 14-April 8. Return to Columbus, Ky., and Cairo, Ill., thence moved to Hamburg Landing, Tenn., May 7-12. Advance on and siege of Corinth, Miss., May 12-30. Pursuit to Booneville May 31-June 12. At Clear Creek till July. March to Tuscumbia, Ala., July 20-25, thence to Nashville, Tenn., August 28-September 15. Action at Columbia September 10. Siege of Nashville September 15-November 6.

Pvt. James Madison Campbell (1838-1910)
Relationship: great great great great grand uncle (brother of Capt. William H. Campbell)

Regiments: 60th Illinois Volunteer Infantry (Company G)
Rank: Private
Enlisted: February 17, 1862
Mustered out: October 11, 1862
Burial: Concord Cemetery, McLeansboro, Hamilton County, Illinois, United States

Probable Actions: Operations against Island Number 10, Mississippi River, March 14-April 8. Return to Columbus, Ky., and Cairo, Ill., thence moved to Hamburg Landing, Tenn., May 7-12. Advance on and siege of Corinth, Miss., May 12-30. Pursuit to Booneville May 31-June 12. At Clear Creek till July. March to Tuscumbia, Ala., July 20-25, thence to Nashville, Tenn., August 28-September 15. Action at Columbia September 10. Siege of Nashville September 15-November 6.

Pvt. Hiram Rosenbarker (1831-1910)
Relationship: great great great great grand uncle (brother of Jerusha (Rosenbarker) Douglas who was wife of Pvt. William Douglas)

Regiments: 14th United States Infantry, 193rd New York Infantry
Rank: Private
Enlisted: 29 July 1861
Mustered out: 24 December 1862
Enlisted: 16 March 1865
Mustered out: 28 January 1866

Probable Actions:
14th U.S. Infantry: Moved to 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. At Sharpsburg, Md., till October 29. Kearneysville and Shepherdstown October 16-17. Movement to Falmouth, Va., October 29-November 19. Snicker's Gap November 3. Battle of Fredericksburg, Va., December 12-15.

193rd New York Infantry: Left State for Shenandoah Valley, Va., by detachments March and April, 1865. Attached to 3rd Brigade, 3rd Division, Army of the Shenandoah Valley, to July, 1865, and District of West Virginia to January, 1866. Duty in the Shenandoah and Dept. of West Virginia. Mustered out at Harper's Ferry, W. Va., January 28, 1866.

Cpl. Silas Amberson (1825-1862)
Relationship: great great great great grand uncle (brother of Jerome Amberson, my great great great great grandfather)

Regiments: 11th Pennsylvania Reserves/40th Pennsylvania Volunteers
Rank: Corporal
Enlisted: July 5, 1861
Killed in Action: June 27, 1862
Burial: Cold Harbor National Cemetery, Mechanicsville, Virginia, United States

Probable Actions: Duty at Tennallytown, Md., and picket at Great Falls August 2 to October 10, 1861. At Camp Pierpont, near Langley. Va., till March, 1862. Expedition to Grinnell's Farm December 6. 1861. Advance on Manassas, Va., March 10-15, 1862. McDowell's advance on Falmouth April 9-19. Duty at Manassas Junction, Catlett's Station, and Falmouth, till June. Moved to White House June 9-12. Seven days before Richmond June 25-July 1. Battles of Mechanicsville June 26; Gaines' Mill June 27

Pvt. Daniel Bolton (1837-1862)
Relationship: great great great great grand uncle (brother of Catherine (Bolton) Harrington, my great great great great grandmother)

Regiments: 11th Michigan Infantry (Company K)
Rank: Private
Enlisted: August 24, 1861
Died of Disease: February 12, 1862

Probable Actions: Guard duty along Louisville & Nashville Railroad March to July, 1862

Pvt. James Bolton (1841-1914)
Relationship: great great great great grand uncle (brother of Catherine (Bolton) Harrington, my great great great great grandmother)

Regiments: 11th Michigan Infantry (Company K)
Rank: Private
Enlisted: August 24, 1861
Wounded: At the Battle of Stone's River he received a gun shot wound in the left shoulder. On Sherman's march to Atlanta he was also wounded by a spent ball on the knee.
Mustered out: September 30, 1864

Probable Actions: Guard duty along Louisville & Nashville Railroad March to July, 1862. Operations against Morgan July 4-28. Paris, Ky., July 19. Action with Morgan at Gallatin, Tenn., August 13. Ordered to Nashville, Tenn., August, and duty there till December 26. Siege of Nashville September 12-November 7. Neeley's Bend, Cumberland River, October 5. Advance on Murfreesboro December 26-30. Battle of Stone's River December 26-30, 1862, and January 1-3, 1863. Duty at Murfreesboro till June. Middle Tennessee or Tullahoma Campaign June 23-July 7. Occupation of Middle Tennessee, and at Dechard, Ala., till August 16. Passage of the Cumberland Mountains and Tennessee River and Chickamauga (Ga.) Campaign August 16-September 22. Davis Cross Roads near Dug Gap September 11. Battle of Chickamauga September 19-21. Rossville Gap September 21. Siege of Chattanooga, Tenn., September 24-November 23. Chattanooga-Ringgold Campaign November 23-27. Lookout Mountain November 24. Mission Ridge November 25. Pea Vine Valley and Graysville November 26. Outpost duty at Rossville till March 15, 1864. Atlanta (Ga.) Campaign May 1-August 27. Demonstrations on Rocky Faced Ridge May 8-11. 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. Pickett's Mills May 27. 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. Ordered to Chattanooga August 27. Pursuit of Wheeler to Huntsville, Ala., August 30-September 13. Moved to Michigan September 18-25. Mustered out September 30, 1864.
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Cdoug96

Corporal
Joined
Dec 22, 2016
Location
Michigan, United States
The following is a account from the book A genealogy of the Porter family of Maryland, West Virginia, Michigan by Samuel Doak Porter. Samuel and Aden Porter were brothers of my great, great, great, great grandfather, John Porter. Ellsworth Porter was the son of Samuel Porter. Both Samuel and Aden Porter can be found in Preston County, Virginia, in 1860. This would later be Preston County, West Virginia. John Porter was living in Tucker County, Virginia, in 1860, later Tucker County, West Virginia.

SAMUEL AND ADEN PORTER IN THE CIVIL WAR

As related by Ellsworth W. Porter

Samuel offered to enlist in the Union Army but was told by the enlistment officer to go home and take care of his wife and eight children, none of whom were at that time mature enough (the oldest was 15) to fend for the family or defend the home gainst the lawless element of southern sympathisers infesting the neighborhood. Samuel slept with his trusty rifle by his bedside as a precaution justified by the circumstances.

An incident in which Samuel and his brother, Aden were implicated follows. The Battle of Carricksford was fought on Shaver’s Fork River about one mile south of Parsons. In this battle, fought July 13, 1861, General Morris, Union General, engaged the confederate forces under General Garnette. Garnette was routed and mortally wounded and his command scattered. Several hundred Confederate cavalrymen who escaped from this defeat fleeing northeastward from the Union pursuit came to the Porter Settlement and impressed Samuel and Aden Porter, who lived at the foot of the Alleganies, to pilot them to the top of the Backbone Division.

The trail over which they must travel was a very difficult one for horses. It was about two miles long and involved an ascent of 700 or 800 feet through a dense growth of oak and chestnut thicket, over down timber and rocks and dangerous ledges. This trail would have been hazardous in daytime but at night was nearly impossible since the only light used was a perforated tin lantern with a tallow candle in it. The rebels were frantic and panic stricken and cast off equipment, clothing and supplies of every character as they worked their way to the summit where a good road awaited them. On reaching this road, the officer in charge released them and permitted them to return over the difficult trail.

As they started to do so, they were met by the rear units of the detachment who threatened to shoot them but they were protected by others, and wisely got back from the trail, wrapped a coat around the lantern until the rear end of the rout had passed from sight. They got home in time for breakfast which had hardly been completed before the Union pursuit arrived.

When the Union officers learned that Samuel and Aden had guided the rebels over the mountain they talked at length of shooting the brothers for aiding the enemy. Samuel at last convinced the officers that their action was forced on them, practically at bayonet point. The officers relented and stopped for breakfast, since many of them had not eaten for 24 hours. Samuel’s wife had already put the griddle back on the fire and started to fry them corn cakes but these were not permitted to get done as they were taken off the griddle by the half famished officers long before they were thoroughly baked. Hungry men are not finicky.

Samuel had found a fine sword cast aside by some panicky Confederate officer. One of the Union officers took a fancy to it and traded his own for it. Samuel served as guide for the Union pursuit which in daytime was accomplished with greater ease on July 14 1861. Much clothing, blankets,
 

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Corporal
Joined
Dec 22, 2016
Location
Michigan, United States
Benjamin F. Dawson (1839 - 1890)
Relationship: 2nd Cousin of Sylvia (Prentiss) Terwilliger, my great, great, great, great grandmother.

Regiments: 14th Vermont Infantry, Company K
Rank: Private
Enlisted: 18 Sept. 1862
Mustered In: 21 Oct. 1862
Mustered Out: 30 July 1863

Possible Actions: At Camp Chase, Arlington, Va., October 25-28 and at East Capital Hill to October 30. Much to Munson's Hill October 30 and to Hunting Creek November 5. At Camp Vermont, near Hunting Creek, November 5-26. Picket duty near Occoquan Creek November 26-December 5. At Camp Vermont till December 12. Duty near Fairfax Court House till January 20, 1863. Defence of Fairfax Court House from attack by Stuart's Cavalry December 29, 1862. At Fairfax Station January 20-March 24, 1863. At Wolf Run Shoals, Union Mills and on the Occoquan March 24 to June 25. March to Gettysburg, Pa., June 25-July 1. Battle of Gettysburg, Pa., July 1-3. Pursuit of Lee July 4-18. Moved to Brattleboro, Vt., July 18-21. Mustered out July 30, 1863.
 

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Corporal
Joined
Dec 22, 2016
Location
Michigan, United States
George Amberson (1825 - 1888)
Relationship: 2nd Cousin of Jerome Amberson, my the great, great, great, great grandfather.

Regiments: Battery A 5th Pennsylvania Heavy Artillery
Rank: Private
Enlisted: Aug 30, 1864
Mustered Out: Jun 30, 1865

Possible Actions: Duty in Northern Defences of Washington, D. C., and along Manassas Gap Railroad, protecting supplies for Sheridan, and constantly engaged with Mosby. Action at Salem October 4, 1864. Rectortown October 7. White Plains October 11. Destruction of Manassas Gap Railroad October and November. Duty in the Northern Defences of Washington; 1st Battalion at Prospect Hill, 2nd Battalion at Vienna and 3rd Battalion at Fairfax C. H. Duty on Bull Run battlefield in spring of 1865, burying nearly 2,000 dead. Ordered to Pittsburg for muster out. Mustered out June 30, 1865.

William H. Amberson (1841 - 1920)
Relationship: 2nd Cousin of Jerome Amberson, my the great, great, great, great grandfather.

Regiments: 109th Pennsylvania Infantry (Company D), 111th Pennsylvania Infantry (Company K)
Rank: Private
Enlisted: Mar 1, 1862
Transferred: Mar 31, 1865, to 111th Pennsylvania Infantry
Mustered Out: 16 June 1865

Possible Actions: Defence of Harper's Ferry, W. Va., May 24-30, 1862. Operations in the Shenandoah Valley till August. Battle of Cedar Mountain August 9. Pope's Campaign in Northern Virginia August 16-September 2. Guarding trains during Battles of Bull Run. Maryland Campaign September 6-22. Battle of Antietam September 16-17 (Reserve). Duty at Bolivar Heights till December. Reconnoissance to Rippon, W. Va., November 9. Reconnoissance to Winchester December 2-6. March to Fredericksburg December 9-16. Burnside's 2nd Campaign, "Mud March," January 20-24, 1863. At Stafford Court House till April 27. Chancellorsville Campaign April 27-May 6. Battle of Chancellorsville May 1-5. Gettysburg (Pa.) Campaign June 11-July 24. Battle of Gettysburg July 1-3. Pursuit of Lee July 5-24. Duty near Raccoon Ford till September. Movement to Bridgeport, Ala., September 24-October 3. Re-opening Tennessee River October 26-29. Battle of Wauhatchie, Tenn., October 28-29. Chattanooga-Ringgold Campaign November 23-27. Lookout Mountain November 23-24. Mission Ridge November 25. Ringgold Gap, Taylor's Ridge, Ga., November 27. Duty on Nashville & Chattanooga Railroad till April, 1864. Atlanta (Ga.) Campaign May 1-September 8. Demonstration on Rocky Faced Ridge May 8-11. Battie of Resaca May 14-15. Near Cassville May 19. New Hope Church May 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. Gilgal or Golgotha Church June 15. Muddy Creek June 17. Noyes Creek June 19. Kolb's Farm June 22. Assault on Kenesaw June 27. Ruff's Statlon or Smyrna Camp Ground July 4. Chattahoochie River July 5-17. Peach Tree Creek July 19-20. Siege of Atlanta July 22-August 25. Operations at Chattahoochie River Bridge August 26-September 2. Occupation of Atlanta September 2-November 15. Expedition to Tuckum's Cross Roads October 26-29. Near Atlanta November 9. March to the sea November 15-December 10. Siege of Savannah December 10-21. Campaign of the Carolinas January to March, 1865. Battle of Bentonville, N. C., March 19-21. Consolidated with 111th Pennsylvania Infantry March 31, 1865.

111th Pennsylvania: Advance on Raleigh April 9-13. 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 20. Grand Review May 24. Duty at Washington till July.

Wesley James Powers (1845 - 1902)
Relationship: 2nd Cousin of John Douglas, my great, great, great grandfather.

Regiments: 13th Wisconsin Infantry (Company D), 141st Illinois Infantry (Company G), 147th Illinois Infantry (Company F)
Rank: Private and Corporal, also Musician
Enlisted: 7 July 1863 (13th Wisconsin), 7 May 1864 (141st Illinois), Jan 30, 1865 (147th Illinois)
Mustered In: 7 July 1863 (13th Wisconsin), 16 June 1864 (141st), Jan 30, 1865 (147th Illinois)
Medal of Honor: 3 April 1865 "Voluntarily swam the river under heavy fire and secured a ferryboat, by means of which the command crossed." At Oostanaula River, Georgia, USA.
Mustered Out: 23 Nov. 1863 (13th Wisconsin) for disability, 10 Oct. 1864 (141st), Jan 20, 1866 (147th)

Possible Actions:
13th Wisconsin: Duty at Fort Donelson till August 27. March to Stevenson, Ala., August 27-September 14 and duty there guarding supplies till October. Moved to Nashville, Tenn., and duty there.

141st Illinois: Organized at Elgin, Ill., and mustered in for 100 days June 16, 1864. Moved to Columbus, Ky., and Garrison duty in that District till October.

147th Illinois: Duty at Dalton, Ga., and operating against guerrillas till May 1, 1865. Expedition to Mill Creek March 14-16. Action near Dalton March 14. Expedition to Spring Place March 20-22, and to Ringgold March 28-29. Moved to Resaca May 1-2, thence to Calhoun June 26, to Dalton July 2-3. To Marietta, Macon and Albany July 27-31. Duty there and at Americus and Smithville till November. Moved to Macon and Hawkinsville November 4-6, thence to Savannah November 25-December 3. (Cos. "F" and "I" at Hawkinsville till November 28. Joined Regiment at Savannah December 5.) Duty at Savannah till January 23, 1866. Mustered out January 20, 1866. Moved to Springfield, Ill., January 23-31. Discharged February 8, 1866.
 

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Corporal
Joined
Dec 22, 2016
Location
Michigan, United States
Robert S. Downey (1839 - 1862)
Relationship: 2nd Cousin of John Douglas, my the great, great, great grandfather.

Regiments: 16th New York Infantry (Company H)
Rank: Private
Enlisted: 15 May 1861
Mustered In: 15 May 1861
Killed In Action: 27 June 1862, at the Battle of Gaines Mill

Possible Actions: Reconnaissance from Alexandria on Fairfax Road July 14, 1861. Advance on Manassas, Va., July 16-21. Fairfax Court House July 17. Battle of Bull Run July 21. Duty in the Defenses of Washington till March, 1862. Expedition to Pohick Church October 3, 1861. Advance on Manassas, Va., March 10-15, 1862. McDowell's advance on Fredericksburg, Va., April 4-12. Ordered to the Virginia Peninsula April 22. Siege of Yorktown April 24-May 4 (on transports). West Point May 7-8. Near Mechanicsville May 22. Seven days before Richmond June 25-July 1. Gaines Mill June 27.

Mason Sherman Allen (1840 - 1878)
Relationship: 2nd Cousin of John Douglas, my the great, great, great grandfather.

Regiments: 11th New York Cavalry (Company I)
Rank: Private
Enlisted: 16 Feb. 1862
Mustered In: 16 Feb. 1862
Mustered Out: 13 September 1862

Possible Actions: Duty in the Defenses of Washington, D. C., till March, 1864. Action at Blue Ridge Mountain, Va., June 18, 1862.

Edgar A. Powers (1842 - 1880)
Relationship: 2nd Cousin of Jerusha (Rosenberger) Douglas, my the great, great, great, great grandfather.

Regiments: 148th Illinois Infantry (Company K)
Rank: Corporal
Enlisted: 11 Feb. 1865
Mustered In: 11 Feb. 1865
Mustered Out: Absent sick since 3 July 1865, no discharge furnished.

Possible Actions: Organized at Camp Butler, Ill., and mustered in February 21, 1865. Moved to Nashville, Tenn., February 22-25, thence to Tullahoma, Tenn. March 1. Attached to 1st Brigade, Defences Nashville & Chattanooga R.R. to April, 1865. 2nd Brigade, 1st Sub-District, District of Middle Tennessee, Dept. of the Cumberland, to June, 1865. Duty at Tullahoma, Tenn., till June 18, 1865; then distributed 5 Companies at Decherd, 1 Company at McMinnville and 4 Companies guarding Nashville & Chattanooga R.R. from Lombardy to Anderson's Station till September.

Norman Powers (1819 - Unknown)
Relationship: 2nd Cousin of Jerusha (Rosenberger) Douglas, my the great, great, great, great grandfather.

Regiments: 4th Illinois Cavalry, Company I
Rank: Private
Enlisted: 22 Aug. 1861
Mustered In: 17 Oct. 1861
Mustered Out: 18 Aug. 1862, discharged for disability.

Possible Actions:
Organized at Ottawa, Ills., and mustered in September 26, 1861. Moved to Cairo, Ills., October, 1861, and duty in that district till February, 1862. (Co. "A" detached as escort to General Grant, November, 1861, to August, 1863.) Attached to District of Cairo to February, 1862. 2nd Brigade, 1st Division, District of West Tennessee, to March, 1862. 2nd Division, Army of the Tennessee (Cos. "E," "F," "G," "H"). 4th Division, Army Tennessee (Cos. "I," "K," "L" and "M"). 1st Division, Army Tennessee (Cos. "A," "B," "C," "D"), to April, 1862. 5th Division, Army Tennessee, to July, 1862 (Cos. "E," "F," "G," "H," "I," "K," "L," "M"). 1st Division, Army Tennessee, to July, 1862 (Cos. "A," "B," "C," "D"). 1st Division, District of Jackson, Tenn., to November, 1862 (Cos. "A," "B," "C," "D"). 5th Division, District of Memphis, Tenn., to November, 1862 (Cos. "E," "F," "G," "H," "I," "K," "L," "M").

Reconnaissance of Columbus Ky. December 1861. Reconnaissance from Paducah Ky. to Fort Henry Tenn., January 15-25 1862 (Detachment). Expedition from Cairo into Kentucky January 16-21. Operations against Fort Henry Tenn., February 2-6. Fort Donelson Tenn., February 12-16 (Co. "I"). Expedition from Paducah Ky. to Tennessee River and operations about Crump's Landing Tenn. March 8-14. Expedition from Savannah to Yellow Creek Miss. and occupation of Pittsburg Landing March 14-17. Black Jack Forest March 16 (Detachment). Battle of Shiloh, Tenn., April 6-7. Corinth Road April 8. Expedition to Bear Creek, Ala., April 12-13 (Cos. "E," "G," "H," "L," "M"). Pea Ridge April 15. Corinth Road April 24-25. Pea Ridge April 27. Advance on and siege of Corinth, Miss., April 29-May 30. Raid on Mobile and Ohio R. R. April 29-May 14. March to Memphis, Tenn., June 1-July 21 (8 companies). Four companies operating in district of Jackson, Tenn., till November, and (eight companies) in District of Memphis, Tenn., till November. Tallahatchie Bridge, Miss., June 18. Near Holly Springs, Miss., July 1. Hatchie Bottom July 29.

Joseph S. Tracy (1844 - Unknown)
Relationship: 2nd Cousin of Jerusha (Rosenberger) Douglas, my the great, great, great, great grandfather.

Regiments: 6th Vermont Infantry (Company A)
Rank: Private
Enlisted: 1 Oct. 1861
Mustered In: 15 Oct. 1861
Wounded: 4 May 1863 at the Battle of Bank's Ford, Virginia
Mustered Out: 28 Oct. 1864

Possible Actions: Duty in the Defences of Washington till March 10, 1862. Moved to Alexandria March 10, thence to Fortress Monroe, March 23-24. Reconnoissance to Warwick River March 30. Siege of Yorktown April 5-May 4. Lee's Mills April 16. Battle of Williamsburg May 5. Seven days before Richmond June 25-July 1. Garnett's Farm June 27. Savage Station June 29. White Oak Swamp Bridge June 30. Malvern Hill July 1. At Harrison's Landing till August 16. Moved to Fortress Monroe, thence to Alexandria August 16-24. Maryland Campaign September-October. Crampton's Pass, Md., September 14. Battle of Antietam September 16-17. At Hagerstown, Md., till October 29. Movement to Falmouth, Va., October 29-November 19. Battle of Fredericksburg December 12-15. Burnside's Second Campaign, "Mud March," January 20-24, 1863. Chancellorsville Campaign April 27-May 6. Operations at Franklin's Crossing April 29-May 2. Maryes Heights, Fredericksburg, May 3. Salem Heights May 3-4. Banks' Ford May 4. Franklin's Crossing June 5-13. Battle of Gettysburg, Pa., July 2-4. Funkstown, Md., July 10-13. Detached for duty in New York August 14-September 16. Rejoined Army at Culpeper Court House September 23. Bristoe Campaign October 9-22. Advance to line of the Rappahannock November 7-8. Rappahannock Station November 7. Mine Run Campaign November 26-December 2. Campaign from the Rapidan to the James May-June, 1864. Battles of the Wilderness May 5-7; Spottsylvania May 8-12; Spottsylvania Court House May 12-21. Assault on the Salient, Spottsylvania Court House, May 12. North Anna River May 23-26. Line of the Pamunkey May 26-28. Totopotomoy May 23-31. Cold Harbor June 1-12. Before Petersburg June 13-19. Jerusalem Plank Road June 22-23. Siege of Petersburg till July 9. Moved to Washington, D. C., July 9-11. Repulse of Early's attack on Fort Stevens July 11-12. Sheridan's Shenandoah Valley Campaign August 7-November 28. Near Charlestown August 21-22. Gilbert's Ford, Opequan Creek, September 13. Battle of Opequan, Winchester, September 19. Fisher's Hill September 22. Battle of Cedar Creek October 19. At Strasburg till October 28, 1864.
 

Cdoug96

Corporal
Joined
Dec 22, 2016
Location
Michigan, United States
Salmon Powers (1820)
Relationship: 2nd Cousin of Jerusha (Rosenberger) Douglas, my the great, great, great, great grandfather.

Regiments: 2nd Iowa Cavalry (Company F)
Rank: Private
Enlisted: 9 Aug. 1862
Mustered In: 9 Sept. 1862
Promoted: To 4th Sergt. 1 Feb. 1862.
Appointed: 15 Oct. 1862, Company Comm. Sergt.
Promoted: To 3rd Sergt. 25 March 1863.
Mustered Out: 3 Oct. 1864

Possible Actions: At Rienzi till September. Rienzi August 26. Payton's Mills September 19. Iuka September 19-20. Battle of Corinth, Miss., October 3-4. Pursuit to Ripley October 5-12. Capture of Ripley and Orizaba November 2. Grant's Central Mississippi Campaign November, 1862, to January, 1863. Warsham's Creek November 6, 1862. LaGrange November 8-9. Coldwater November 8. Hudsonville November 9. Reconnoissance to Holly Springs November 12-14. Holly Springs November 13-14. Expedition to Ripley November 19-20. Ripley November 20. Waterford or Lumpkin's Mill November 29-30. Tallahatchie River November 30. About Oxford December 1-3. Yocana River and Spring Dale Bridge December 3. Water Valley December 4. Coffeeville December 5. Expedition against Mobile & Ohio Railroad December 14-19. Ripley December 23-25. Prairie Station February 21, 1863. Davis Mills March 14 (Detachment). Expedition to Mt. Pleasant, Miss., April 5-7. Grierson's Raid from LaGrange to Baton Rouge, La., April 17-May 2 (Detachment). Pontototoc, Miss., April 19. Palo Alto and Okolona April 21-22. Birmingham, Miss., April 24 (Detachment). Scout from LaGrange into Northern Mississippi April 29-May 5. Expedition from LaGrange to Panola, Miss., May 11-15. Walnut Hill and Pigeon Roost May 15. Tuskahoma May 15. Expedition from LaGrange to Senatobia, Miss., May 21-26. Senatobia May 23. Hernando May 28. Operations in West Mississippi June 15-22. Near Holly Springs June 16-17. Coldwater Bridge June 18 (Detachment). Matthews Ferry, Coldwater River, June 20 (Detachment). Jackson July 13. LaGrange July 16. Expedition from Memphis to Grenada, Miss., August 14-23. Grenada August 14. Expedition from Memphis to Hernando, Miss., October 10-11 (4 Cos.). Operations on Memphis & Charleston Railroad November 3-5. Colliersville, Tenn., and Coldwater, Miss., November 3. Moscow November 5. Operations on Memphis & Charleston Railroad against Lee's attack November 28-December 10. Salisbury December 3. Wolf Bridge, near Moscow, December 3-4. Pursuit of Forrest December 22-30. Colliersville, Tenn., December 27-28. At Memphis till February 5, 1864. Smith's Raid from Colliersville to Okolona, Miss., February 11-26. Wall Hill February 12. West Point, Miss., February 20-21. Okolona February 21. Ellis Bridge February 21. Ivy's Hill, near Okolona, February 22. Veterans on furlough April-May. Smith's Expedition to Tupelo, Miss., July 5-21. Near Ripley July 7. Camargo's Cross Roads, near Harrisburg, July 13. Tupelo July 14-15. Old Town Creek July 15. Smith's Expedition to Oxford, Miss., August 1-30. Tallahatchie River August 7-9. Hurricane Creek and Oxford August 9. Hurricane Creek August 13-14 and 19. Oxford August 19.
 

Cdoug96

Corporal
Joined
Dec 22, 2016
Location
Michigan, United States
Jay Woodward Powers (1833 - 1918)
Relationship: 1st Cousin of Jerusha (Rosenberger) Douglas, my the great, great, great, great grandfather.

Regiments: 29th Wisconsin Infantry (Company C)
Rank: Private
Enlisted: 15 Aug. 1862
Mustered In: 15 Aug. 1862
Wounded: Left leg severely wounded at the Battle of Champion's Hill on 16 May 1863 and amputated
Mustered Out: Discharged for wounds 19 Dec. 1864

Possible Actions: Expedition from Helena, Ark., to Arkansas Post, November 16-21, 1862. Duty opposite Helena till December 23. Action at Helena December 5. Moved to Helena December 23, thence to Friar's Point, and duty there till January 7, 1863. Expedition up White River to Devall's Bluff January 11-23. At Helena till April 10. Ordered to Milliken's Bend, La., April 10. Movement on Bruinsburg and turning Grand Gulf April 25-30. Battle of Port Gibson , May 1 (Reserve). Battle of Champion Hill, May 16. In hospital then discharged 19 Dec. 1864.
 

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Corporal
Joined
Dec 22, 2016
Location
Michigan, United States
Henry Clayton Campbell (1825 - 1894)
Relationship: 1st Cousin of Capt. William Campbell (60th Illinois Infantry), my the great, great, great, great grandfather.

Regiments: 24th Tennessee Infantry (Company H)
Rank: 1st Sergeant and Captain
Enlisted: definitely in Aug. 1861, probably 24 Aug. 1861, as 1st Sergeant
Wounded: 6 April or 7 April, 1862, at the Battle of Shiloh
Mustered Out: unknown, but probably before May 2, 1862

Possible Actions: Battles of Shiloh and Siege of Corinth.
 

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Corporal
Joined
Dec 22, 2016
Location
Michigan, United States
James Monroe Randall (1841 - 1918)
Relationship: 1st Cousin of Sgt. William Myers.

Regiments: 14th Wisconsin Infantry (Company B), 21st Wisconsin Infantry (Company G)
Rank: Sergeant, 2nd Lt., Captain.
Enlisted: 5 Oct. 1861, as Sgt.
Mustered In: 5 Oct. 1861, 14th Wisconsin, Company B
Transferred and Promoted: 9 Aug. 1862, to 2nd Lt., commissioned into 21st Wisconsin
Promoted: 29 March 1863, to Captain, Company G
Mustered out: resigned 2 April 1865

Probable Actions:

14th Wisconsin: Battle of Shiloh , Tenn., April 6-7, 1862. Advance on and siege of Corinth , Miss., April 29-May 30. Provost duty at Pittsburg Landing, Tenn., till July 23, and St. Hamburg till August 9.

21st Wisconsin: Pursuit of Bragg to Crab Orchard, Ky., October 1-16, 1862. Perryville, Ky., October 8 (Actively engaged). Guard duty at Mitchellsville till December 7. Moved to Nashville, Tenn., and duty there till December 26. Advance on Murfreesboro December 26-30. Jefferson December 30. Battle of Stone's River , December 30-31, 1862, and January 1-3, 1863. Duty at Murfreesboro till June. Expedition to McMinnville April 20-30. 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. Davis Cross Roads , near Dug Gap, September 11. Battle of Chickamauga, September 19-21. Rossville Gap September 21. Siege of Chattanooga September 24-November 23. Chattanooga-Ringgold Campaign November 23-27. Orchard Knob November 23-24. Mission Ridge November 25. Reconnoissance to Cooper's Gap November 30-December 3. Atlanta (Ga.) Campaign May 1 to September 8, 1864. Demonstrations on Rocky Faced Ridge , May 8-11. 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. Pickett's Mills May 27. 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. Run's Station 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. Utoy Creek , August 5-7. Flank movement on Jonesboro August 25-30. Near Red Oak August 29. Battle of Jonesboro , August 31-September 1. Operations against Hood in North Georgia and North Alabama September 30-November 3. March to the sea November 15-December 10. Siege of Savannah December 10-21. Campaign of the Carolinas January to April, 1865. Taylor's Hole Creek, Averysboro , N. C., March 16. Battle of Bentonville, March 19-21. Occupation of Goldsboro March 24. Resigned April 2.

John Franklin Randall (1843 - 1873)
Relationship: 1st Cousin of Sgt. William Myers, brother of James M. Randall.

Regiments: 14th Wisconsin Infantry (Company B)
Rank: Corporal
Enlisted: 8 Oct. 1861, as Cpl.
Mustered In: 8 Oct. 1861, 14th Wisconsin, Company B
Mustered out: 9 Oct. 1865, at Mobile, Alabama

Probable Actions: Battle of Shiloh , Tenn., April 6-7, 1862. Advance on and siege of Corinth , Miss., April 29-May 30. Provost duty at Pittsburg Landing, Tenn., till July 23, and St. Hamburg till August 23. Moved to Corinth August 23. Battle of Iuka, Miss., September 19. Battle of Corinth , Miss., October 3-4. Pursuit of Ripley October 5-12. At Corinth till November 2. Grant's Central Mississippi Campaign. Operations on the Mississippi Central Railroad November 2 to December 23. Moved to Moscow and duty along Memphis & Charleston Railroad till January 10, 1863. Moved to Memphis January 10, thence to Young's Point, La., January 17 and to Lake Providence, La., February 8. Duty there till April. Movement on Bruinsburg and turning Grand Gulf April 25-30. Battle of Champion Hill May 16. Siege of Vicksburg , Miss., May 18-July 4. Assaults on Vicksburg May 19 and 22. Expedition to Mechanicsville May 26-June 4. Moved to Natchez, Miss., July 12. Capture of Natchez July 13 and duty there till October 9. Moved to Vicksburg, Miss., October 9 and duty there till March, 1864. Regiment veteranized December 11, 1863 and Veterans on furlough January 3 to March 6, 1864. (Company "E" and Veteran detachments from each Company joined 3rd Brigade, 3rd Division, 17th Army Corps, at Clifton, Tenn., thence march to Ackworth, Ga., via Huntsville and Decatur, Ala.. and Rome, Ga., April 29-June 8. Atlanta (Ga.) Campaign June 8 to September 8. Operations about Marietta and against Kenesaw Mountain June 10-July 2. Assault on Kenesaw June 27. Nickajack Creek July 2-5. Chattahoochie River July 5-17. Howell's Ferry July 5. Leggett's or Bald Hill July 20-21. Battle of Atlanta July 22. 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. Pursuit of Hood into Alabama October 3-26. Rejoined Regiment at Nashville, Tenn., December, 1864, except Company "E," which went as a pontoon train guard to the sea November 15-December 10, and through the Carolinas to Washington, D. C., rejoining Regiment at Montgomery, Ala., July 16, 1865.) Battle of Nashville December 15-16. Pursuit of Hood to the Tennessee River December 17-28. Moved to Eastport, Miss., and duty there till February 6, 1865. Moved to New Orleans, La., February 6-22. Campaign against Mobile and its Defences March 17-April 12. Fish River March 17. Siege of Spanish Fort and Fort Blakely March 26-April 8. Assault and capture of Fort Blakely April 9. Occupation of Mobile April 12. March to Montgomery April 13-25 and duty there till August. Moved to Mobile August 27 and duty there till October. Mustered out October 9, 1865.
 

Cdoug96

Corporal
Joined
Dec 22, 2016
Location
Michigan, United States
Joshua David Lilly (1834 - 1924)
Relationship: 1st Cousin of Jacob L. Walter, my great, great, great, great, grandfather.

Regiments: 2nd Illinois Cavalry (Company A)
Rank: Private
Enlisted: 26 Feb. 1864
Mustered In: 28 March 1864, 2nd Illinois Cavalry, Company A
Mustered out: 27 May 1865

Probable Actions: Red River Campaign March 28-May 22. Advance from Franklin to Alexandria, La., March 14-26. Monett's Ferry and Cloutiersville March 29-30. Natchitoches March 31. Crump's Hill, Piney Woods, April 2. Natchitoches April 5. Bayou de Paul April 8. Sabine Cross Roads April 8. About Cloutiersville April 22-24. Monett's Ferry, Cane River Crossing, April 23. Alexandria April 28 and May 2-9. Retreat to Morganza May 13-20. Near Alexandria May 14. Mansura May 16. Near Moreauville May 17. Yellow Bayou May 18. Steamer "City Belle" May 30. Regiment united at Baton Rouge, La., July, 1864. Operations near Baton Rouge July 3-25. Near Barton's Ferry, Amite River, July 25 (Detachment). Bayou Letsworth August 11. Expedition to Clinton August 23-29. Olive Branch, Comite River and Clinton August 25. Expedition from Baton Rouge to Clinton, Greensburg, Osyka and Camp Moore October 5-9. Clinton October 6. Lee's Expedition from Baton Rouge to Brookhaven, Miss., and Skirmishes, November 14-21. Davidson's Expedition from Baton Rouge against Mobile & Ohio R. R. November 27-December 13. Campaign against Mobile and its defences March 17-April 12, 1865. Steele's march from Barrancas, Fla., to Fort Blakely March 18-31. Near Evergreen March 24. Muddy Creek March 26. Near Blakely April 1. Operations against Fort Blakely April 1-9. Expedition from Blakely to Claiborne April 9-17. Expedition from Blakely to Georgetown, Ga., April 17-30. Moved to Mississippi, May 1865, and he was mustered out.
 

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Corporal
Joined
Dec 22, 2016
Location
Michigan, United States
Robert W. Clark (1841 - 1914)
Relationship: 1st Cousin once removed of Jacob L. Walter, my great, great, great, great, grandfather.

Regiments: 150th Pennsylvania Infantry, Company K
Rank: Private
Enlisted: 15 Aug. 1862
Mustered In: 29 Aug. 1862
Mustered out: 16 June 1865

Probable Actions: His company acted as President Lincoln's bodyguard their entire term of service. They were in the trenches under fire at the Battle of Fort Stevens when President Lincoln went to watch the battle and suffered no casualties.

Jacob R. Menges (1840 - 1922)
Relationship: 2nd Cousin of Jacob L. Walter, my great, great, great, great, grandfather.

Regiments: 11th Pennsylvania Infantry, Company D
Rank: Corporal
Enlisted: 24 Sept. 1861
Mustered In: 4 Oct. 1861
Prisoner of War: 19 Aug. 1864, Second Battle of Weldon Railroad, taken to Libby Prison
Released from POW Camp: 2 March 1865
Mustered out: 6 June 1865

Probable Actions: Duty at Annapolis, Md., till April 9, 1862. Moved to Washington, D. C., April 9-10; thence to Manassas Junction April 17, and guard Manassas Gap Railroad till May 12. Moved to Catlett's Station May 12 and to Falmouth May 14. Expedition to Front Royal June. Battle of Cedar Mountain August 9. Pope's Campaign in Northern Virginia August 16-September 2. Fords of the Rappahannock August 21-23. Warrenton August 26. Thoroughfare Gap August 28. Bull Run August 30. Chantilly September 1. Maryland Campaign September 6-24. Battles of South Mountain September 14. Antietam September 16-17. Duty at Sharpsburg till October 30. Movement to Falmouth, Va., October 30-November 19. Battle of Fredericksburg, Va., December 12-15. "Mud March" January 20-24, 1863. At Falmouth and Belle Plain till April 27. Chancellorsville Campaign April 27-May 6. Operations at Pollock's Mill Creek April 29-May 2. Fitzhugh's Crossing April 29-30. Chancellorsville May 2-5. Gettysburg (Pa.) Campaign June 11-July 24. Battle of Gettysburg July 1-3 (served with 1st Brigade July 1 to 18). Duty on the Rapldan till October. Bristoe Campaign October 9-22. Advance to line of the Rappahannock November 7-8. Mine Run Campaign November 26-December 2. Demonstration on the Rapidan February 6-7, 1864. Regiment re-enlisted January 5, 1864. Veterans on furlough February 5 to March 28. Rapidan Campaign May-June. Battles of the Wilderness May 5-7. Laurel Hill May 8; Spottsylvania May 8-12; Spottsylvania Court House May 12-21. Assault on the Salient May 12. North Anna River May 23-26. Jericho Ford May 25. On line of the Pamunkey May 26-28. Totopotomoy May 28-31. Cold Harbor June 1-12. Bethesda Church June 1-3. White Oak Swamp June 13. Before Petersburg June 16-18. Siege of Petersburg June 16, 1864, to April 2, 1865. Mine Explosion Petersburg July 30. 1864 (Reserve). Weldon Railroad August 18-21.

(Who knowns how long he spent recovering after returning from Libby. He may have been in all of the following actions or none at all. The article linked below says he was on furlough at home after returning but not for how long. He does say he escaped dysentery which probably means he was comparatively healthy compared to many others.)

Appomattox Campaign March 28-April 9. Lewis Farm, Gravelly Run, March 29. White Oak Road March 31. Five Forks April 1. Appomattox Court House April 9. Surrender of Lee and his army. Moved to Washington May. Grand Review May 23.

He wrote a memoir which can be found at the U. S. Army Heritage and Education Center. Part of it is reproduced in a article about his service.
 

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Corporal
Joined
Dec 22, 2016
Location
Michigan, United States
Benjamin Franklin Delaney (1832 - unknown)
Relationship: 2nd Cousin of Sarah C. (Dyke) Duncan, my great, great, great, great, grandmother.

Regiments: Company K, 21st Tennessee Cavalry (Wilson's), Confederacy
Rank: Private
Enlisted: Feb. 1864
Mustered In: Feb. 1864
Mustered out: probably surrendered 4 May 1865 with the regiment

Probable Actions: 21st (Wilson's) Cavalry Regiment [also called 16th Regiment] was organized in February, 1864, with eleven companies. It was formed by consolidating various irregular organizations from the counties of Hardin, Chester, Henderson, Madison, McNairy, and Carroll. It was assigned to T.H. Bell's Brigade, fought at Brice's Cross Roads as dismounted skirmishers, then was active at Harrisburg and Athens. Later it moved back to Tennessee with Hood and in November and December reported 42 casualties. During February, 1865, the unit was consolidated with Barteau's 22nd Cavalry, and this command totaled 31 officers and 317 men on May 3. The next day it was included in the surrender of the Department of Alabama, Mississippi, and East Louisiana. The field officers were Colonel Andrew N. Wilson, Lieutenant Colonel Jesse A. Forrest, and Majors William T. Parham and M.G. Stegall.
 

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Corporal
Joined
Dec 22, 2016
Location
Michigan, United States
William Henry Gregg (1838 - 1916)
Relationship: 2nd Cousin of Sarah C. (Dyke) Duncan, my great, great, great, great, grandmother.

Regiments: Quantrill's Raiders, 12th Missouri Cavalry (Confederate) Company I, and the 1st Missouri Infantry State Guard Regiment (8th Division) Company M
Rank: Captain
Enlisted: Dec. 1861
Mustered In: Dec. 1861
Mustered out: probably surrendered with the 12th Missouri on June 2, 1865

Probable Actions: "Jacob and Nancy Lewis Gregg's son William was born on February 8, 1838. As an adult, Captain William Henry Gregg, served under Confederate guerrilla leader William Quantrill from December, 1861 through 1864. He rode with his brother J. Frank Gregg and with Jesse and Frank James and Cole and Jim Younger during the war. He was a key soldier in the raid on Lawrence, Kansas of August 21, 1863. Quantrill gave Captain Gregg a rear guard of sixty men during the sack of Lawrence. His sister, Mary Gregg Ralston, would live until 1912, extolling the virtues of the Confederacy. Her brother J. Frank Gregg survived the Civil War and settled in Independence, Missouri. Her brother William, the Captain, became a prominent farmer and deputy sheriff in Jackson County, Missouri. He wrote a manuscript about Jesse James and was pall bearer to both John and Cole Younger. Captain William Gregg died on April 22, 1916. When Jesse James was disinterred William was a pallbearer at his second internment. Captain Will Gregg wrote A Little Dab of History Without Embellishment, a memoir written in 1906 about his days with Quantrill." - The Ralstons of Montana

"WILLIAM H. GREGG (1838-1916) was born in Jackson County, Missouri. He was married to Elizabeth Eleanor Hook; they had five children. During the Civil War, Gregg served under William Clarke Quantrill from late 1861 to early 1864. After leaving Quantrill's band, he joined General Joe Shelby and was made a captain in Shanks's Brigade. After the war Gregg returned to his farm in Jackson County and served as a deputy sheriff, during which time he wrote of his experiences with Quantrill." - University of Georgia Press

Christopher Riley Gregg (1833 - sometime during the Civil War)
Relationship: 2nd Cousin of Sarah C. (Dyke) Duncan, my great, great, great, great, grandmother, brother of William Gregg.

Regiments: 12th Missouri Cavalry (Confederate), Company D
Rank: Private
Enlisted: summer 1863
Mustered In: summer 1863
Mustered out: he died in the war, don't know when or how

Probable Actions: 12th Cavalry Regiment, formerly the Jackson County Cavalry, was organized during the summer of 1863. The unit was assigned to General Shelby's Brigade, Trans-Mississippi Department, and confronted the Federals in Missouri and Arkansas. Later it was part of Price's operations in Missouri. The regiment sustained 2 casualties at Marks' Mills and 35 during Price's Expedition. It was included in the surrender on June 2, 1865. Its commanders were Colonel David Shanks, Lieutenant Colonel William H. Erwin, and Major Samuel Bowman and H.J. Vivien.

Josiah Gregg (1835 - 1923)
Relationship: 2nd Cousin of Sarah C. (Dyke) Duncan, my great, great, great, great, grandmother, brother of William Gregg.

Regiments: 12th Missouri Cavalry (Confederate), Company D
Rank: Private
Enlisted: summer 1863
Mustered In: summer 1863
Mustered out: probably surrendered with the 12th Missouri on June 2, 1865

Probable Actions: See above

Jacob Franklin Gregg (1844 - 1905)
Relationship: 2nd Cousin of Sarah C. (Dyke) Duncan, my great, great, great, great, grandmother, brother of William Gregg.

Regiments: Missouri State Guard, Quantrill's Raiders, and the 12th Missouri Cavalry (Confederate), Company D
Rank: 1st Lieutenant
Enlisted: Dec. 1862
Mustered In: Dec. 1862
Mustered out: surrendered with the 12th Missouri on June 2, 1865

Probable Actions: "He was born in Jackson County Missouri at Stoney Point. In the fall of 1862, he and his father Jacob Gregg, were taken prisoners and held in confinement for some time. Frank as he was called, enlisted in the Missouri State Guard in December of 1862 and served until February 1863. He then went to Clay County, Missouri and in April of 1863 met Frank James and enlisted in Capt. Andy Blunt's company of guerrillas, part of Quantrill's Raiders, remaining with them until the fall. He next went to Texas and joined Capt. John Jarrette's regiment and traveled to Shreveport, La. where he remained on the Mississippi river for some time. During the winter of 1863, he went to Camden, Missouri, joining Shelby's command in Ben Ellioy's Battalion. In June of 1864, with sixteen men, he made his way to the Missouri river being slightly wounded on route. He was a member of George Todd's command until Todd was killed. It was said that he was at Centralia on September 27 1864. At the end of the war Frank was a lieutenant and surrendered at Lexington, Missouri. He was accused of being in the Liberty Missouri bank robbery of February 13 1866. Gregg then farmed, and on March 17 1869 was arrested on an old war indictment and removed to Lexington and held prisoner until the following December. On account of disease, he was bound over until May of 1870 when he was released. He returned home and in 1872 went to Texas. He returned home in the fall of 1877 and settled in Grain Valley Missouri. He attended Jesse James second funeral in 1902. He also attended Quantrill men reunions. He died on August 27 1906." - "Branded as Rebels" by Joanne Chiles Eakin & Donald Hale
 
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