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Kern, Henry. Company I. Enlisted as a musician at Marshall May 1, 1861.

Ke.yes, George M. Company E. Enlisted February 24, 1862. Wounded and
taken prisoner at Malvern Hill, Va. and again wounded at Gettysburg.



HISTORY OF CALHOUN COUNTY 493

Lane, Hiram F. Company I. Enlisted at Marshall, April :22, ISOl. Taken
prisoner at Bull Run, July 21, 1861.

McCamley, Chancy. Company I. Eulisteil at Marshall April 2-2, ISOl. Wounded
in action at Bull Run, July 2\, 1S61.

Mains, Lorengo. Company I. Enlisted at Marshall, April L"J, ls(il. Died in
Washington, D. C, July 121, 1S61.

Merritt, Charles H. Company I. Enlisted at Marshall, April :2l\ IStil.

Mills, Lucius B. Company H. Enlisted February 24, 1S61. Displayed special
gallantry in the battle of Allsop's farm. May 8, 1864, in which battle he was
wounded.

Mills, William. Company K. Enlisted at Marshall, July 5, 1861. Killed in
front of Petersburg, Va., September 30, 1864.

Miner, Peter. Company K. Enlisted at Marshall, July 22, 1S61. Killed in
action at Manassas, Va., August 30, 1862.

Mintline, Daniel. Company E. Enlisted August 5, 1861. Died from wounds
received in action at the second Bull Bun battle.

iloraii, Patrick. Company H. Enlisted at Albion, July 9, 1861. Twice wounded
in action.

Morris, Theodore. Company I. Enlisted at Marshall, April 22, 1861.

Morrow, Sandy. Company H. Enlisted at Marshall, July 12, 1861.

Niekerson, Constant. Company I. Enlisted at Marshall, April 22, 1861.

Owens, Daniel H. Company E. Enlisted at Tekonsha, September 7, 1861.
Died of disease, January 15, 1862.

Owens, Uriah. Company E. Enlisted at Tekonsha, September 6. 1861.

Pease, Peter H. Company I. Enlisted at Marshall, April 22, 1861.

Perkins, Martin. Company K. Enlisted at Tekonsha, October 21, 1861. Wounded
in action at Gaines Mills, Va.

Pierce, Delazen S. Company B. Enlisted at Marshall, October 19, 1861.
Wounded in action August 30, 1861.

Pierce, Titus V. Company B. Enlisted at JIarshall, October 19, 1861. Died
of wounds received in action.

Preston, Marvin. Company H. Enlisted at ilarshall, July 16, 1861.

Pugh, Theophilus. Company G. Enlisted at Marshall, July 9, 1861. Killed in
action at JIanassas, August 30, 1862.

Randall, Edgar A. Company E. Enlisted at Tekonsha, September 14, 1861.
Severely wounded in action at Manassas, Va., August 30, 1861.

Eeardian, Dennis. Company I. Enlisted at Marshall, April 22, 1861.

Russell, James F. Company G. Enlisted at Marshall, July 5, 1861. Severelj
wounded in action. Was Sergeant, First Sergeant, First Lieutenant and Captain.

Russell, Stephen P. Company G. Enlisted at Battle Creek, March 9, I860.

Scouten, Isaac. Company I. Enlisted at Marshall, April 22, 1861.

Seaman, Isaac H. Company E. Enlisted at Tekonsha, September 28, 1861.

Shaw, George W. Company G. Enlisted at Marshall, July 8, 1861. Died in
hospital at Bladensburg, Md.. November 1, 1861.

Shedd, James 0. Company E. Enlisted at Tekonsha, September 10, 1861.

Shriner, Robert W. Company I. Enlisted at Marshall, April 22, 1861.

Shumway, Francis. Company B. Enlisted at Tekonsha, October 19, 1861.
Wounded at Gaines Mills and again at Chancellorsville.

Sibley, John E. Company G. Enlisted at Marshall, July 6, 1S61. Taken
prisoner at Culpepper, Va., and died in Andersonville prison.

Simons. Frederick. Company I. Enlisted at Marshall, April 22, 1861.

Siseo, Rufus. Company I. Enlisted at Marshall, April 22, 1861.

Skutt, Marion W. Company D. Enlisted at Marshall, October 19. 1S61. Wounded
May 4, 1864.

Smith, John. Company I. Enlisted at Marshall, April 22, 1861.

Thomas, Mathew C. Company A. Enlisted at Marshall, October 23, 1861.

Thomas, Robert. Company K. Enlisted at Tekonsha. October 10, 1861.

Thomilson, Henry. Company I. Enlist,.! ;it >r.ir-li.-ill, April 22. 1861.

Thompson, Emanuel E. Company I. KhIim.,! .n Marshall. April 22, 1861.

Tyler, George. Company L Enlisted :it M,ir-li;.ll. April 22, 1861.

I'pright, Edmond. Company I. Enlisted at Marshall, April 22, 1861.



494 HISTORY OF CALHOUN COUNTY

VanDyke, Abner. Company E. Enlisted at Tekonsha, September 12, 1861.

Van Gordon, Abraham D. Company I. Enlisted at Marshall, April 22, 1861.

Watkins, Hiram T. Company F. Enlisted at Marshall, July 18, 1861. Color
guard corporal. Wounded in action at Gettysburg.

Watson, George W. Company H. Enlisted February 26, 1862. Wouniled in
action at Gaines ilills, Va.

West, George P. Company G. Enlisted at Marshall, July 8, 1861.

Wilder, Samuel S. Company E. Enlisted September 14, 1861.

Wise, Eaton. Company H. Enlisted February 24, 1862.

Wolf, Elisha. Company F. Enlisted at Marshall, July 18, 1861. Killed in
action at Manassas, Va., August 30, 1862.

Woodruflf, William S. Company E. Enlisted at Marshall, July 16, 1861.
Wounded and taken prisoner at Manassas. Wounded at Gettysburg. Died of
wounds received in action at Petersburg. He was successively Sargeant, Second
Lieutenant and First Lieutenant commanding Company.

Woolever, Charles. Company I. Enlisted April 22, 1861. Mustered out August
7, as sergeant.

Worth, William. Company E. Enlisted February 24, 1862. Killed in ,-ic-tinn
at Gaines Mills, Va., June 27, 1862.

The Second Michigan Inf.vntry

Was inadi' up almost wholly of uniformed militia companies which in
obedience to orders assembled in camp of instruction on the old fair
grounds in Detroit during the last week of April, 1861. The first colonel
of the Second was Israel Bush Richardson, who was graduated from the
military academy 1840. He was brevetted captain for gallant and
meritorious service in the war with Mexico. He was made a brigadier
and major general successively in the Union army ; was mortally wounded
at Antietam; his body rests in Oak Hill cemeterj', Pontiac, Michigan.
The regiment participated in the peninsula campaign under McClellan,
being commanded by Colonel Orlando M. Poe, who succeeded Richardson
when the latter was promoted to brigader general. Col. Poe was also a
graduate of West Point, who became especially distinguished as a civil
engineer. His greatest single achievement as an engineer was subse-
quent to the war in the building of the the "Poe Lock" at the Sault St.
Marie, which at the time of its construction was the largest lock in the
world.

The third I'oginieiital commander was William H. Humphrey, a
civilian who entered the service from Adrian as captain of Company U.
He was commissioned colonel in April, 1863, and commanded his regi-
ment with great skill and gallantr.v under Burnside in Kentucky and
Tennessee and later in the great battles of the Army of the Potomac
He became a brigade commander and was brevetted brigadier general for
conspicuoiis and gallant service. Edwin J. March was made lieutenant
colonel April 1, 1864, and colonel September 30 same year. A brave and
capable officer.

The fifth and last colonel of this regiment was Frederick Schneider,
who rose from the ranks step by step through almost every grade of non-
commissioned and commissioned officer until April 18, 1865, when he was
made colonel. Col. Schneider is the only commander of the regiment now
living. At his home in Lansing he is as modest and retiring in peace as
he was brave and gallant in war.



HISTORY OP CALHOUN COUNTY 495

Cornelius Byiugton, who entered the service from Battle Creek as
captain of Coinpau}' C, was promoted to major and as such commanded
his regiment in repeated engagements and always with great personal
gallantry. He was mortally wounded while leading his regiment in an
assault on the enemies" works in front of Fort Saunders, Kiioxville,
Tennessee, November 24, 1864. He was sincerely mourned !)>■ his enm-
rades in the tield and by citizens at home.

Isaac Perrine, Jr., was another soldier from Calhuuii cduiily in this
historic regiment who received honorable mention in general orders.
Perrine was but eighteen years old when he enlisted as a private in Com-
pany C at Battle Creek. He was made first lieutenant August 27, 18(34,
and captain August 25, 1865. He was recommended for a brevet cap-
taincy by i\Iajor General Parke, commanding Ninth Army Corps, and
approved by General ]\Iead "for conspicuous gallantry at Port Stedman,
Virginia, March 22, 1865."

Total enrollment was, 1,819.

Total killed in action, 118.

Total died of wounds, 100.

Total died in Confederate prisons, 16.

Total died of disease, 109.

Total discharged for disability, 208.

Pew regiments from any state can show a record ecjual to the above.
Out of a total mortality of 343, two hundred and eighteen were killed in
battle or died from wounds received in action.

Adams, Marvin C. Company C. Enlisted at Battle Creek, May 10, ISIJI.

Allen, Kirk P. Company I. Enlisted April ■22, 1861. Discharged July i;4. ]sr,4.

Angell, Jerome E. Company C. Enlisted at Battle Creek, May 10, 1S61.

Baker, Charles C. Company C. Enlisted at Battle Creek, May 10, 1861. Com-
missioned First Lieutenant in 159th N. Y. Volunteers, November 10, 1862.

Baloh, William. Company C. Enlisted at Battle Creek, May 10, 1861.

Barringer, James M. Company C. Enlisted at Battle Creek, July 10, 1861.
Wounded in action at Campbells Station, Tenn., Novemoer 16, 1861, and again at
Knoxville, Tenn.. November 24, 1863.

Barris, Joseph C. Company C. Enlisted at Battle Creek, May 10, 1861. Mas-
tered out July 28, 1865.

Barton, Joseph M. Company C. Enlisted May 10, 1861. First Lieutenant and
Regimental Quartermaster. Later Captain in the 1.3th, and Acting Assistant In-
spector General First Division Fourteenth Army Corps. Mnstorod mit July 25, 1S65.

Bently, George. Company C. Enlisted at Battir inrk, M,iy 10, ls(il.

Bostvvick, Dana. Company C. Enlisted at Battir i rnk, Al:i\ i n. Isiil. Wnim.!,.,]
in action at Knoxville, Tenn., November 24, 1863. Died DciiMiilicr !i, 1863.

Bowls, Robert. Company C. Enlisted Battle Creek, May In. Isiil.

Bradley, Albert. Company I. Enlisted April 22, 1861. ' Wnnn.lcd in action at
Knoxville, Tenn., November 24, 1863.

Brininstool, William. Company C. Enlisted at Battle Creek, .May Hi, Isiil.

Brown, James H. Company C. Enlisted at Battle Creek, ilay in. IMil.

Brown, John W. Company I. Enlisted April 22, 1S61.

Burt, Marcina. Company C. Enlisted at Battle Creek, Jlay in, 1S61.

Byington, Cornelius. Entered service at Battle Creek as Captain Company C,
May 10, 1861. Major, July 26, 1862. Jlortally wounded at Knoxville, Tenn.,
November 24, 1861.

Cole, Archibald. Company D. Enlisted at Albion, Jlardi 2!l. lS(i4. Died from
wounds received in action June 18, 1864.

Conley, Geo. C. Company C. Enlisted at Battle Creek, May In. IMil. March
27, 1862, discharged for disability on account of wounds n'ceived in act ion.



496 HISTORY OP CALHOUN COUNTY

Culver, William E. Company C. Enlisted at Battle Creek, May 10, 1861.

Cunimings, Willis A. Company F. Enlisted March 27, 1862. Died in Ander-
sonville prison July 22, 1864.

Davis, Darwin D. Company C. Enlisted at Battle Creek, May 10, 1861.
Wounded in action at Knoxville, Tenn., November 24, 1863. Taken prisoner and
Buffered amputation of leg.

Denman, Horace. Company C. Enlisted at Battle Creek, May 10, 1861. De-
serted October 19, 1862.

Dennison, Alvin. Company C. Enlisted in Battle Creek, May 10, 1861. Wounded
in action June 30, 1862.

Diekman, Alphonso E. Company I. Enlisted April 22, 1861. Wounded June
30, 1862. Taken prisoner January 21, 1864. Discharged June 30, 1865.

Dorlin, Martin. Company G. Enlisted at Battle Creek, September 7, 1861.

Dunn, John. Company G. Enlisted at Battle Creek, September 7, 1861.
Wounded before Petersburg, Va., June 17, 1864.

Edwards, Albert L. Company F. Enlisted at Battle Creek, September 7, 1861.

Ethridge, James. Company C. Enlisted at Battle Creek, May 10, 1861.

Evans, Charles. Company C. Enlisted at Battle Creek, May 10, 1864. Dis-
charged by order of secretary of war, being a minor.

Fairchilds, Lansing. Company C. Enlisted at Battle Creek, May 10, 1861.

Fish, Eugene P. Company C. Enlisted at Battle Creek, May 10, 1861.

Fish, Timothy E. Company C. Enlisted at Battle Creek, May 10, 1861. Was
Sergeant, First Lieutenant and Adjutant. Wounded in action March 25, 1866.

Fisher, Martin. Company G. Enlisted at Battle Creek, September 7, 1861. Died
of disease June 9, 1862.

Flogg, William H. Company C. Enlisted at Battle Creek, March 10, 1861.
Sergeant. Wounded in action at Blue Springs, Tenn., October 10, 1863.

Foster, Francis A. Company E. Enlisted at Battle Creek. September 7, 1861.

Freeman, George H. Company C. Enlisted at Battle Creek, May 10, 1861.
Sergeant, First and Second Lieutenant. Aide de Camp on the staff of General Berry
and later Acting Assistant Adjutant General Artillery Brigade Eleventh Corps.

Frey, James. Company C. Enlisted at Battle Creek, May 10, 1861. Wounded
at Willjamsburg, Va., May 5, 1862. Taken prisoner at Knoxville, Tenn., November
24, 1863.

Galpin, Charles R. Company C. Enlisted at Battle Creek, May 10, 1861. Suc-
cessive Sergeant, Sergeant Major and Second Lieutenant. Killed in action at Knox-
ville, Tenn., November 24, 1863.

Gardner, Nelson. Company K. Enlisted May 10, 1861. Wounded in action at
Knoxville, Tenn., November 24, 1863. Lost an arm at Petersburg, Va., June 17,
1864.

Oilman, Joseph F. Company C. Entered service with company as Second
Lieutenant. Commissioned First Lieutenant September 22, 1861 and resigned
because of disability November 6, 1861.

Glass, Wm. H. Company F. Enlisted at Battle Creek, September 7, 1861.
Wounded in action at Knoxville, Tenn., November 24, 1864.

Gregg, John C. Company I. Enlisted April 22, 1861. Died of disease in
hospital January 9, 1863.

Grover, Hiram A. Company I. Enlisted April 22, 1861. Wounded in action,
Petersburg, Va., June 17, 1864."

Harper, or Hoyes, George W. Company C. Enlisted at Battle Creek, ilay 10,
1861. Wounded in action at Williamsburg. Va., and again at Fair Oaks, Va.

Harris, Charles. Company D. Enlisted at Battle Creek. September 7, 1861.
Wounded in action at Knoxville, Tenn., November 24, 1863. Lost left arm.

Harris, Orville. Company C. Enlisted at Battle Creek, May 10, 1861.

Harris, William. Company C. Enlisted at Battle Creek. May 10, 1S61.

Hethcoat, James K. Company G. Enlisted at Battle Creek, September 7, 1861.

Hodges, Edward. Company C. Enlisted at Battle Creek, May 10, 1S61.

Hodskin, Charles H. Company C. Enlisted at Battle Creek, May 25, 1861.
Successively Sergeant, Second Lieutenant, First Lieutenant and Captain. Acting In-
spector General, Second Brigade, Third Division Ninth Army Corps.



HISTORY OF CALHOUN COITXTY 497

Holliman, John H. Company C. Enlisted at Battle Creek, Mny in, lS(i1. Ser-

^^^°Holton, Samuel M. Company C. Enlisted at Battle Creek, Miiy 10, isiil. Suc-
cessively Hospital Steward, Assistant Surgeon and Surgeon ,„ ,.,-1

Humiston. Hubert I. Company C. Enlisted at Battle Creek, May 10, 1801.

lehor, Charles. Company C. Enlisted at Battle Creek, May lU, 1861.

Ide, Alonzo C. Company C. Enlisted at Battle Creek, May 10, 18(31. Wounded
at Jackson, Miss., July 11, 1863. , ,„,,

Jones, Austin. Company C. Enlisted at Battle Creek, May 10, ISbl. Taken
prisoner at Jackson, Miss. No further record. m loci

Jones Thomas P. Company C. Enlisted at Battle Creek, May 10, 1861.
Sargeant. Wounded in action at Knoxville, Tenn., November IM, 1863

Kidder, Benjamin C. Company C. Enlisted at Battle Creek, May 10, 1861.

Kingsley, Fenton. Company C. Enlisted at Battle Creek, May 10, 1861. Killed
in the Battle of the Wilderness, Va., May 6, 1864.

Lee Curtis. Company C. Enlisted at Battle Creek, May 10, 18fal.

Leonard. John I. Company C. Enlisted at Battle Creek. May 10, 1861.

Lewis, Eugene. Company C. Enlisted at Battle Creek, May 10, 1861.

Livingston. Myron. Company C. Enlisted at Battle Creek, May 10, 1861. Died
at Knoxville, Tenn., December 27, 1863 of wounds received in action.

Lunt, Mortimer F. Company C. Enlisted at Battle Creek, September ,, 1861.
Deserted in the field, June 30, 1862. t, , n i,

McConnelly, George. Company C. Enlisted as a drummer at Battle Creek,

^^Ma'ek, Daniel. Company C. Enlisted at Battle Creek, May 10, 1861. Died of
disease at Point Lookout, Md., Aug. 29, 1862. ,„,„



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