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law brought it under control of the township, the town clerk acting as
librarian, and after the city was incorporated, in 1859, a register of the
books was kept by the recorder under supervision of the board of school
inspectors, libraries in this state having always been treated as a part of
the public school system.

The present organization, however, properly dates from an act of the
Legislature in 1871, incorporating the public schools of the city, at
which time the library, belonging to the old school district, was trans-
ferred to the new corporation, and has since been undei' the manage-
ment of its board of trustees.

For the first few years following the incorporation, its affaiis were not
very prosperous, as is shown by the report of the superintendent, I. L.
Stone, in June. 1875, which stated, that out of nearly 1,000 books regis-
tered, only about 400 could be accounted for. A determined effort to rem-
edy the matter resulted in the removal to the library from the city iiall
to a room in the central school building, the purchase of 150 new Iiooks
and rebinding of 100 old ones, the publishing of a new classified catalogue



and adoption of such rules and regulations as to prevent further loss
and damage.

At the close of the same year the public schools received from the
estate of Henry B. Denman the sum of $10,000, as a donation for the
use and benefit of the library, which, by an amendment to the act of
incorporation, was later made a permanent fund, the income to be ex-
pended in the purchase of books and publications. Placed by this mu-
nificent bequest upon an assured basis of support, the library has
experienced a steady growth. In 1876, through Hon. Geo. Willard,
member of congress, it was made a depository of the government publi-
cations, which it continues to receive, and which have added materially
to its value and usefulness.

In 1893 the entire library, consisting of over 12,000 volumes, was re-
classified and numbered according to the Dewey decimal system ; a

Oi 1) ^ UkooK'- M W'-kin
Erected in 1830 on site of Willaid Library

complete card catalogue was introduced, and a dictionary catalogue
printed, the work, which lasted several months, lieing done under the
direction of Miss Ganley, of the Detroit Public Library. A supplement
was added two years later, but since then the use of the cards, which are
kept thoroughly up to date, has lieen found sufficient.

The close relationship of tlie library to the schools has resulted in
giving a prominent place upon its shelves to those books most helpful
to teachers and pupils, such as works of history, liiography, travel and
general literature, and while an increasing demand on the part of the
general public has made necessary, a corresponding increase in the
supply of fiction, an effort is made to select only that of the highest

Since the location of the library in the central school building and


iHM'ii few i-liiiiiircs ill the ol'lici' of lilifariaii. -Miss Xdlir l!ui-|-all. who
had charge of the books from lS7:MST(i. was followed liy Miss M. The-
rese French, whom many still recall as one unusually well fitted for the
position, combining high ideals with unbounded enthusiasm and great
executive ability. Having been compelled, by failing health, to re-
sign in 1884, she was succeeded by Prof. Fred P. Jordan, who served un-
til 1889, when he left, to accept the position, which he now holds, of
assistant librarian at the University of ^Michigan. Mrs. Frances Wil-
lard Brewer occupied the office for the next fourteen years, and upon
her resignation, in 1903, IMiss Isca Amberg. formerly assistant, became
head librarian, her assistants being iliss Helena P^ldrcd and .Mi.ss Jean

The constant increase in books from year to year had made the

question of new quaitcrs for their iic-coiiniiiMlatioii an iiiipcrative one.
when the generous bequest of the lale Charles Willard made possible
the erection of the beautiful and commodious building recently I'oni-
pleted. The donor, who was a Vermonter by birth, had been a resident
of Battle Creek since early boyhood, coming here in 183(3 with his
parents. ]\lr. and Mrs. Allen Willard, and an older brother, the late
Hon. George Willard. ^lost of his life had been spent upon the farm
at Goguac Lake, adjoining the city, where, by thrifty management and
the judicious investment of his means, he had amassed a handsome
fortune. The father, though a hard-working pioneer farmer, was an
educated man, a graduate of Dartmouth college, and the son Charles,
while his tastes and opportunities did not lead to a literary or i)ro-
fessional life, was always a lover of books and reading of the more solid
kind, and a firm believer in the benefits to be derived therefrom. His


thorough sj'mpathy with the cause of education was shown by his many
public benefactions in that line.

The fine edifice, for which his will provided, occupied nearly two
years in construction, being formally opened April 27th, 1905, with
a public reception lasting during the afternoon and evening, which was
attended by hundreds of citizens, who were cordially welcomed by a
committee, consisting of the librarians, the architect of the building,
J. C. Llewellyn, of Chicago, superintendent Coburn, members of the
school board, trustees of the Willard estate and their wives. The beauty
of the interior was enhanced by a profusion of flowers, ferns, palms and
potted plants, distributed about the rooms, while music by the Germania
orchestra added greatly to the enjoyment. In the evening, myriads of
incandescent lights lent increased brilliancy to the scene, and on every
hand were heard expressions of admiration and praise for the building.

The structure, which is two stories in height, is Grecian in architec-
ture, and built of terra cotta pressed brick, with terra cotta stone trim-
mings. Four massive granite columns ornament the front entrance,
which is reached by a flight of granite steps. The first room entered
is a large and handsome lobby, whose wainscoting is of choice white
marble. Opening to the left is the librarian's private office, finished in
white enamel, with mahogany furniture, and leading from this, as well
as from the lobby, is the main or delivery room, which is finished in
mahogany, with arched ceiling of handsomely designed staff work, and
dome having a skylight of frosted glass. At the left is the stack or book
room, over the entrance to which is a bronze tablet with the following
inscription: "Henry B. Denman, Bequeathed to the City of Battle
Creek Ten Thousand Dollars for the establishment of a Public School
Library, 1875."

To the right of the delivery room is the magazine room, in quarter-
sawed oak, with walls of delicate buff, the ceiling in white, and furnished
with massive tables and chairs of oak. The children's room, next
this, is a large and attractive one, fitted with every modern convenience
for their comfort, and the remaining fioor space is occupied by the
reading and reference room, having a pleasant outlook to the west, and
containing a handsome fireplace. It is finished in oak, with ceilings of
white staff work. In the delivery room are hung the portraits of Charles
^Yi]lard and Henry B. Denman, with bronze tablets underneath each,
on which are inscribed their names.

Ascending the stairway of marble and wrought iron, at the right of
the lobby, an ample hallway is entered, to the right of which is a large
room set apart for the school board, which opens into the superintendent's
private office, both rooms being finely finished in oak, with furniture
to correspond. Connecting with the board room also, is a large fire-
proof vault for the storing of important records. The rooms reserved
for the Woman 's League and Woman 's Club occupy the west part of the
floor, and are finished in white enamel, with buff walls and ceilings.
At the extreme left of the hall is the teacher's assembly room, having
a seating capacity of about 200. It is fitted with a stage, and hand-
somely finished in white enamel, with staff cornice work. In the base-
ment is located an auxiliary l)ook room, containing the government


documents, wliieh have been newly catalogued and arranged in a con
venient manner. A room has also been reserved here for the museum.

The choicest materials have been used .throughout in the constinic-
tion, and situated, as it is, on a beautiful site, with extensive and at-
tractive grounds, and of graceful and imposing architecture, the build-
ing will always remain one of the city's chief ornaments.

In addition to the bequests already noted, there have been from
time to time small donations of books and periodicals, and several years
since the sum of $500.00 was received from the estate of the late John
Meachem. The children of the late Hon. George Willard, also, have
presented recently a portion of his library, consisting of about -400
volumes, chietly classical, and many of them old and rare editions, re-
presenting years of careful selection, which will be installed as soon as
a suitable place is provided.

Xuniliering now aliout 20,000 volumes, housed in a magnificent build-
ing, fitted with every modern appliance, and with a large and increasing
cii-culation, the library enters upon a new period of usefulness and
prosperit\-. which cannot but be gratifying to every citizen of Battle

Miss Lynne Worth held the position of librarian from September,
190n. until September. 1911, her assistants being Jean Climie, Leila
Williams and Xancy Beadle, who is the binder. From September, 1911,
librarian, Jean Climie: children's librarian, Leola Barnes; reference
librarian, Leila Williams; and desk assistant, Winifred Davis, with
Miss Xancy Beadle as binder.

B.VTTLE Creek in the Civil War
By A. B. Simpson

The echo of the gun that fired on Fort Sumter aroused the dormant
spirit of patriotism, loyalty and love of the Union, throughout the
North. Meetings were called in everj- town, hamlet and city and the
answer sent back to the South was, that the Union must be preserved,
the states must not be divided, the government of the United States
must and shall be maintained, whatever the cost and sacrifice.

Battle Creek wa.s not behind her sister cities in stepping to the
front. As in other localities meetings were called to make preparations
for the coming struggle. Our prominent citizens, the Woolnoughs,
the Willards, the Hinmans and all other of that class gave their time,
their counsel and of their means to aid in the just cause of preserving
the Union.

Lincoln's first proclamation calling for seventy-five thousand troops
and convening both houses of congress, to meet July 4, was issued
April 14, 1861. On the 22d of April, '61, a public meeting was called at
which the late Judge B. F. Graves presided, and. addressing the assembly,
made an earnest appeal to all, to "bury all differences and unite in the
support of our country." and requested the as.sembled multitude to
unite in the following declaration of allegiance to our country's flag:
"We do solemnly declare, that we continue steadfast in our love for.


and loyalty to, the ensign of the republic; and that to the utmost of
our ability we will uphold and maintain against all opposers whatso-
ever. " •

It is lamentable that in some localities there were some few of the
citizens who were tainted with the disease called ' ' Copperheadism, ' ' but
Battle Creek had a cure for the disease which was very effective. To
illustrate, one of our citizens who was troubled with the distemper and
was denouncing the government in vitriolic terms was marched upon
the balcony of the old Battle Creek House with a rope around his
neck and then made to kneel and take the oath of allegiance.

At the date of the outbreak of the Civil war. Battle Creek had a
population of about five thousand people. There are no statistics to
tell just how many men were sent to the front from our city, but she
sent her quota at every call. The first company to organize for the

Soldiers" iloxr.MEXT, Battle Creek

fray was ""C" and it was attached to the Second ilichigan Infantry.
This company was officered as follows: Captain Cornelius Byington
(who gave his life at the seige of Knoxville) ; Fir.st Lieutenant, Joseph
Barton, Jr. ; Second Lieutenant, Joseph Gillman ; First Sergeant, D.
Cameron Morrison; Second Sergeant, A. S. Phelps; Third Sergeant,
John Hollman ; Fourth Sergeant, George W. Freeman ; First Corporal,
C. H. Hodskin ; Second Corporal, C. D. Wliite ; Third Corporal, S. M.
Holton ; Fourth Corporal, Jerome Angell.

Privates: Edward Leggett; J. H. Renick ; J. E. Cummings; S.
A. Sheldon ; M. Livingston ; J. Q. Elliott ; James Ethridge ; A. Fiero ;
J. Richardson ; Alonzo Campbell ; J. C. Barnes ; J. J. Leonard ; Stephen
Russell ; James Frey ; T. P. Jones ; G. W. Hayes ; Wm. H. Mason ;
W. H. Brininstool ; H. T. Hummistou : Geo. H. Holland ; B. C. Kidder ;
C. C. Barker: Alfred Shepavd : H. C. Bigelow ; I. W. Kelsey; Robert


Bowles; Eugeue Stewart ; W.H.Jewell; E.H.Jewell; Darwin Moore;
George C'astan ; C. A. Daley; R. W. Howe; Henry Percy; Heui7
Berry; R. W. JMolyneaux; U. Scowgal; W. Baleh; S. Beutley; Squire
Reasoner; C. S. Taylor; W. H. Knights; John Mingus; \V. E. Culver;
H. B. Can-; Robert Percy; W. E. Whaley; Robert Short; James
O'Brien; Isaac Perrine; John Barringer; JMahlon Gore; James Nor-
ton; E. Lewis; Jabez Burley ; T. H. Kelley ; W. A. Pygall; Charles
Hume; Charles Risdorph; J. C. Bevier; William Laberteaux ; C. E.
Connelly; Stephen Manchester; John Connelly; LeRoy I). Fish; D.
S. Carr; C. R. Galpin ; William Harris and James Willison.

The writer of this lias thought that these named above, who were
the first in our city to otter their services in defense of the Hag, who
were iii"st to offer their lives in defense of the Union are entitled to
have their names recorded in this history.

It was inspiring to note the great enthusiasm of our people when
we left our city for the front. It seemed that all the people including
the children turned out to give us godspeed. To illustrate, the Hon.
E. C. Hinman, then a mere child, sat upon the fence and shouted his
feeble voice hoarse in trying to give us good cheer. However, we were
aware that .some among the adults were of the Artemus Ward Class,
who said he was "Willing to sacrifice all his first wife's relations on
the altar of his country for the preservation of the Union."

The Second Michigan Infantry commenced to organize, first as three
months men, but before the organization was complete the enlisted
men were given their choice (by an order from the war department)
to reinlist for three years or return home. To many of the boys, the
three years seemed too long a picnic, so (juite a number preferred to
return to mother. This necessitated the return from camp of the officers
to fill up their ranks which was very ((uickly done and for the three
years service. Company "C" was composed of the following named
volunteers : Captain, C. Byington ; First Lieutenant, J. Barton, Jr. ;
Second Lieutenant, J. E. Gillman ; First Sergeant, D. C. Morrison ;
Second Sergeant, C. H. Hodskin ; Third Sergeant, G. W. Freeman ;
Fourth Sergeant, S. A. Sheldon; Fifth Sergeant, J. M. HoUman;
First Corporal, C. D. White; Second Corporal, S. M. Holton; Third
Corporal. J. E. Angell; Fourth Corporal, G. W. Hayes; Fifth Cor-
poral, C. C. Baker; Sixth Corporal, M. Burt; Seventh Corporal, T.
P. Jones; Eighth Corporal, C. R. Galpin; Fifer, Eugene Stewart;
Drummer, George ileConnelly ; Wagoner, Squire Reasoner.

Privates : M. Adams ; William Balch ; George Bentley ; S. M. Bent-
ley; J. C. Barris; D. Boswiek; R. Bowles; J. H. Brown; William Brin-
instool; George E. Conley; W. E. Culver; J. E. Cummings; D. D.
Davis; H. S. Dickinson; A. Dennison ; H. Dengman ; J. Etheridge;
C. Evans; T. R. Fish; E. Fish; A. Fiero; James Frey; W. E. Fox;
William II. Flagg: L. Fairehilds; 0. Harris; William Himes; E.
Hodge ; George Holland ; H. J. Humiston ; C. W. Hume ; C. Halistoad ;
C. Icher; A. C. Ide; A. Jones; F. Kinsley; B. C. Kidder; J. J.
Leonard; C.Lee; E.Lewis; M.Livingston; S.Manchester; E. Marsh;
W. H. Mason; D. Moore; M. IMarion; D. Mack; P. Mayo; R. W.


Maleiieux; L. G. Mills; J. H. Norton; R. Poole; C. J. Palmeter; H
Percy; J. Perrien, Jr.; W. A. Pigall; C. P. Porter; P. Pugsley; C. C
Roorniaii; S. J. Rath; C. Risdorph; J. Richardson; D. Rogers; N
Rogers; G. Rogers; J. H. Renick; C. W. Robinson; S. R. Russell
R. Sharp; S. E. Simonds; A. B. Simpson; E. Spencer; A. N. Smith
J. Sullivan; D. Swanson; D. Tainter; C. S. Taylor; H. E. Van Woert;
W. F. AVhaley ; D. Wilson ; C. Wilson ; W. A. Wright.

As a memento of the service of its soldiers in the Civil war, Battle
Creek has erected, through the energy and patriotism of the late C. F.
Bock, president, and Mr. Frank E. Halladay, secretary of the monument
committee, a monument to the memory of the fallen and surviving
veterans, thus in a substantial manner recognizing its indebtedness to
the men who went in defense of the Union.

Farr.\gut Post G. A. R.
By Austin W. Alvord

Farragut Post Number 82, Grand Army of the Republic, was or-
ganized in the fall of 1881, by Ur. S. S. French, late surgeon of the
Twentieth Michigan Regiment Volunteer Infantry. A charter was is-
sued to thirty-four members on the fifth day of November, 1881. The
charter members were S. S. French; William H. Mason; W. C. Barden;
G. 11. Lunt; Albert Griswold; I. W. Taylor; R. W. Surby; J. C.
Hall; L. J. Allen; W. W. Stillson; W. J. ]Miller; A. A. Beach; J.
W. Wood; H. H. Hubbard; Josiah Caldwell; H. 0. Paine; Abraham
Piero; R. Kellogg; J. R. Cooper; W. H. Hall; J. R. Sweeney; E. L.
Conklin ; J. G. Bohnett ; Benjamin F. Chase ; Robert Nevin ; J. P.
Russell; J. G. Cleveland; John L. Dolan; J. B. Lobdell; Charles E.
Robinson; C. VanValkenburg ; William Pettibone ; E. Ben Fisher and
Albert Gore. Of these twelve are still living.

The name. Farragut Post, was adopted at the suggestion of J. C.
Hall, who had served under this great commander on board his flagship,
during the war. The present membership is one hundred and twelve. It
is estimated that more than two hundred and fifty former membere have
passed away.

The G. A. R. has a very comfortable home near the center of the
city, on College and Calhoun streets, in a brick building of ample size,
formerly used as a tire station, and donated by the city for their use.
It is located on a lot owned by the school board. The Woman's Relief
Corps and the Sons of Veterans also have a home in it.

The needs of the Grand Army have been genei-ously provided for
year by year; by the people of Battle Creek, and the city council. The
kindly spirit of the community toward the post has been deeply ap-
preciated and speaks volumes for the patriotism of its citizens.

Officers of Post

Commander, J. H. Stephens, Co. A, 1st M. S. S.
S. V. C, Wyatt Burch, Co. H, Merrill's Horse Cav.
J, V. C, Geo. H. Lunt, 111. Inft.


Chaplain, Win. G. Mulford, Co. H, 8rd Mich. Inft.

Surgeon, Horace R. Wood, Co. E, 8th O. V. I.

Quartermaster, Lewis L. Flint, Co. C, 4th Mich. Inft.

Off. of Day, Emuierson W. Bordo, Co. P, 7th Vt. Inft.

Adjutant," C. L. Ward, Co. D, 12th Pa. Inft.

Off. of Guard, Truman G. Wilder, Co. C, 8th 111. Cav.

Sergt. JIajor, Wm. Forward, Co. H, 8th ilass. Inft.

Qm. Sergt.. John Blakeslev Co. K, 13th Mich. Inft.

Board of Trustees : Wm. Dowsett, U. S. Steamer Vt. ; R. M. Bell-
inger, Co. A. 7th Mich. Cav.; Chas. H. Browning, Co. M, 11th Mich.


Austin W. Alvord, Capt., Co. H, 109 N. Y. Cav.
W. H. Ashley, Co. A, 9th Mich. Inft.
Wm. C. Barden, Co. G, 7th Mich. Cav.
Howard A. Beardslev, Co. P, 19th N. Y. Inft.
John G. Bohnett, Co. C, 28th ]Mieh. Inft.
0. C. Bliss, Co. A, 2d 111. Art.
John R. Barker. Co. I. Merrill's Horse Cav.
G. H. Clough, Co. D, 17th Pa. Cav.
S. L. Cooper, Co. K, 9th N. Y. Inft.
Edward Cunningham, Co. A, 8d N. Y. Art.
Gordon Crossett, Co. C, 1st Mich. Cav.
Wm. H. Clevenger, Co. D, 18th Ind. Inft.
John Cotton, Co. A, 7th Mich. Cav.
Alexander M. Clavman, 5th Wis. Lt. Art.
John W. Caton, Co. C, 38th Mass. Inf.
Malcolm B. Dnffv, Drummer 19th Mich. Inf.
R. W. Davidson, Co. I. 20th :\Iich. Inf.
Friend T. Denison, Co. D, 1st Mich. Inf.
Thomas C. Duffy, Co. L, 8th N. Y. H. Artillery.
John Dunn. Co. G, 2d Mich. Inf.
John G. Dowd, Co. P, 8th Mich. Inf.
Peter Davis, Co. K, 1st Mich. Eng. 3.
Wm. E. Doekery, Co. G. Ohio, 19th Inf.
John Easey, Co. D, 1st Mich. S. S.
Alson Evans, Co. D. 6th Mich. Cav.
A. L. Edwards, Co. P. 2d Mich. Inf.
Amos H. English. Co. K, 4th .Mich. Inf.
John Estell, Co. C. 111th Pa. Inf.
Putnam Pish, Co. A, 7th Mich. Cav.
Wm. II. Flagg, Co. C. 2d Midi, Inf.
Luther Panning, Co. D, 6tli Mich. Inf.
Chas. D. Purner, Co. C, 44th N. Y. Inf.
Albert A. Griswold, Co. L, Merrill's Horse.
Samuel E. Gustin, Co. F, 56th 111. Inf.
James Gardner, Co. I, 128tli Ind. Inf.
George A. Godsmark, Co. P, 7th Mich. Cav.


George Holland, Co. C, 2d Mich. Iiif.

Myrou T. Hill, Co. L, 1st N. Y. Cav.

Horace B. Hays, Co. C, 100th Ohio Inf.

Geo. :M. Hodges, Co. M, 8th Mich. Cav.

Chius. T. Hall, Co. K, 13th Mich. Inf.

Sanmel M. Holtou, Co. C, 2d Mich. Inf.

Geo. C. Hicks, Co. L, Merrill's Horse Cav.

Win. 0. Holmes, Co. D, 1st Mich. S. S.

Hiraui J. Johnson, Co. H, ^Merrill's Horse.

Wni. K. Jackson, Co. F, 46th Mass. Inf.

M. J. Jones, Co. K, 5th jMich. Cav.

Levi A. Juckett, Co. K, 1st Mich. Engineers & JMechanics.

Wm. Karcher, Co. A, 8th Mich. Cav.

Geo. M. Knowles, Co. C, 20th Mich.

Geo. Kocher, Co. G, 9th Mich. Inf.

Edgar D. Kaine, Co. B, 156th N. Y. Inf.

John W. King, Co. G, 9th Mich. Inf.

Andrew Knight, Co. C, 20th Mich. Inf.

Philitus Laphani, Co. F, 1st Mich. Cav.

Edgar L. Lewis, Co. F, 8th N. Y. H. Artillery.

Jerome V. Lucas, Co. A, 8th Iowa Inf.

Emory Morse, Co. C, 51st Ind. Vols.

Geo. R. McCreary, Co. D, 145 Pa. Vols.

D. L. Merrill, Capt., Co. B, 24th Wis. Inf.

Erastus S. Marsh, Co. L, 24th N. Y. Cav.

L. M. McCoy, Co. F, 33d Iowa Inf.

Chas. E. Manchester, Co. F, 1st Mich. Cav.

Jerome Morse, Co. K, 44th Ind. Vols.

Pierce Llitchell, Co. H, U. S. Artillery.

Wm. H. Mason, Co. C, 2d Mich. Inf.

II. .^IcDonald. X. Y. Inf.

Jiiinrs .M,-F;i:-i;nHl. (o. G, ."..jih Ohio V. L

Win. II. Oudcn. C). A. o6th 111. Inf.

Alhrit I'ci-iiiiK. ( n. F, 139th hid. Inf.

John Pollack, Co. C, 42d (). \'. Inf.

James Phillips, Co. I, 7th Mich. Vols.

ai. H. Perkins, Co. D, 1st N. Y. Cav.

Austin 8. Parker, Co. B, 23d Ohio Inf.

Wm. Pratt, Co. H, Merrill's Horse.

Abram Powers, Co. C. IBtli Mich. Inf.

Chas. Parker, Co. H. Mniiirs Horse.

Wm. D. Rogers. Co. K. l()4tli X. V. Inf.

Robert W. Raynor, Co. E, 5tli Wis. Inf.

John R. Robinson, Co. E, 1st Lt. Art.

Geo. H. Rowell, Co. H, Merrill's Horse.

Wm. J. Reed, Co. C, 93d N. Y. Vols.

Chas. W. Robinson, Co. C, 2d Mich. Inf.

Ephraim Rebell, Co. C, 14th Mich. Inf.

Chas. J. Shoemaker, Co. I), 17th ^lich. Inf.


Alphonso Sharpsteeu, C"o. H, Merrill's Horse.

Amos Swanagan, Co. F, 107th U. S. Vols.

Chas. M. Stephens, Co. A, 1st Mich. S. S.

Albert B. Simpson, Co. C, 2d Mich. Inf.

Geo. F. Stone, 18th N. Y. Battery.

M. D. Strickland, Co. A., 9th Mich. Cav.

Daniel D. Strain, Co. H, 27th X. Y. Inf.

Daniel Snyder, Co. L, Merrill "s Horse.

Enos Short. Co. F, 98th N. Y. Vols.

I. W. Taylor, 111. Inf.

Alonzo Traver, Co. D, 20th Mich. Inf.

Stephen R. Travis, Co. C, 2d Mieh. Cav.

John Tenipleton, Co. L, Merrill's Horse.

Albert E. Thayer, Co. E. O. V. I.

Frank Thayer, Co. D, 27th Iowa. Inf.

Wm. Vickerv. Co. H, 6th .Mich. Inf.

Geo. L. Wallace. Co. IT. 12th Mi' li. liif.

S. Van Horn. Co. F. 7th .Mirh.

I. C. Williams, Co. I. Merrill's Horse,

John H. Williams, Co. M. 1st X. Y. Artillery.

Wm. O. Wells, Co. A. 25th Mich. Inf.

Henrv C. Winbrenuer. Co. B. 88th Ind. Vols.

T. J. "Young. Co. A. 1st Penn. Cav.


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