- Dec 30, 2019
Hello Civil War enthusiast friends. I grew up on an 80 acre farm in Manitowoc county, Wisconsin. When I was maybe 10 years old, I got really interested in the American Civil War. Our best friends in the area were next door a half mile. Our farms abutted each other. Now in my almost 60's, I've done a little research of the area and discovered that two brothers built and lived on those two farms and the brother who lived in our neighbors house had enlisted in the Union army in February 1864. His unit fought around Atlanta and then was assigned as pontoon guard during Sherman's march to Savannah and up through the Carolina's. He was mustered out in October, 1865. He died of TB in 1870 and his family sold the farm, looks like somewhere before 1880 to the ancestors of the family who we knew. His brother Patrick, lived in the house where I grew up, passed it down to his son John, who lived there until 1921 when he passed away. I tried to get muster rolls and his pension records, which his wife received until she passed away around 1920. Evidently she had gone with relatives in Michigan. I couldn't figure out how to get the info from the national archives, so I would appreciate any help. Thank you too, ScotWarner.