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Hello, My name is David and I'm from Ripley, W.V. I just recently got interested in the Civil War after my father gave me some information about some relatives that had served in the war. I look forward to learning more about them and their service. My GGGrandfather, Morris Van Houghton (Howten) his name was spelled two ways foe some reason, served in Co.E 146th New York Volunteers, enlisting in 1863, and died after being wounded at the Battle of the Wilderness on May 5,1864. My other ancestor, who I know little about, was Lt. Col. Joseph S. Gage who served in the 29 Missouri Volunteers. He survived the war and died in San Francisco in 1908. Thanks
 

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Welcome from Michigan . The 146th NY was a famous regiment that suffered severely at the Wilderness . It was very common to have names spelled phonetically . It can make looking up records a challenge .
 
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Hello, My name is David and I'm from Ripley, W.V. I just recently got interested in the Civil War after my father gave me some information about some relatives that had served in the war. I look forward to learning more about them and their service. My GGGrandfather, Morris Van Houghton (Howten) his name was spelled two ways foe some reason, served in Co.E 146th New York Volunteers, enlisting in 1863, and died after being wounded at the Battle of the Wilderness on May 5,1864. My other ancestor, who I know little about, was Lt. Col. Joseph S. Gage who served in the 29 Missouri Volunteers. He survived the war and died in San Francisco in 1908. Thanks
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Here is a copy of a picture of Morris Van Houghton in his Zouave uniform

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Great photo. Here's another of his comrades in Company E, also killed at the Wilderness. My 40-year-old Confederate 2 x great-grandfather from North Carolina, "saw the elephant" (first battle) in that battle.

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Hello, My name is David and I'm from Ripley, W.V. I just recently got interested in the Civil War after my father gave me some information about some relatives that had served in the war. I look forward to learning more about them and their service. My GGGrandfather, Morris Van Houghton (Howten) his name was spelled two ways foe some reason, served in Co.E 146th New York Volunteers, enlisting in 1863, and died after being wounded at the Battle of the Wilderness on May 5,1864. My other ancestor, who I know little about, was Lt. Col. Joseph S. Gage who served in the 29 Missouri Volunteers. He survived the war and died in San Francisco in 1908. Thanks
Twenty-ninth Infantry
MISSOURI
(3-YEARS)

Twenty-ninth Infantry. -- Cols., John S. Cavender, James
Peckham Joseph S. Gage, Lieut.-Cols., James Peckham, T. H.
McVickers, Joseph S. Gage, P. H. Murphy; Majs., B. H.
Peterson, Joseph S. Gage, P. H. Murphy, Christian Burkhardt.

This regiment was raised under the call of July, 1862, Co., A
being mustered in on Sept. 5, and Co. K, the last of the
regiment, on Oct. 18. During the period of organization the
companies rendezvoused at Cape Girardeau, and when the
regiment was complete it was ordered to report to Gen.
Davidson, at Patterson, Mo., which it did on Nov. 17, 1862.

From Patterson it went by water to Helena Ark., where it was
assigned to Blair's brigade, and on Dec. 21 left Helena to
join Gen. Sherman's expedition up the Yazoo River. It
received its baptism of fire at Johnson's landing and
Chickasaw Bluffs, where it lost heavily in killed and wounded,
but sustained the reputation of the Missouri troops for
bravery.

It was in the battle of Arkansas Post; was on duty at Young's
point and Milliken's bend, La., and was with Gen. Grant in the
siege of Vicksburg. After Pemberton's surrender it took part
in the pursuit of Gen. J. E. Johnston beyond Brandon, Miss.;
next engaged the enemy at Tuscumbia, Ala., while marching
across the country to Chattanooga, fought with Gen. Hooker's
command in the battle of Lookout Mountain, and was with Gen.
Sherman in the Atlanta campaign, after which it joined Gen.
Thomas at Nashville and was in the campaign against Gen. Hood.

In Jan., 1865, it marched overland to Pocotaligo, S. C., where
it rejoined the army under Sherman, and was present at the
surrender of Gen. Johnston at Goldsboro. The regiment, with
the exception of Co. K, was mustered out at Washington, D. C.,
and arrived in St. Louis, June 9, 1865. Co. K was made a part
of the consolidated battalion. (See 31st Mo. infantry.)

Source: The Union Army, vol. 4, p. 266
 


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