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Episcopal church of Albion during the latter part of the war.

The regiment went by rail to St. Louis, Missouri, and from there by
steamer via the Mississippi, the Ohio and the Tennessee rivers to Pitts-
burg Landing, where in less than three weeks from the time they left
the state they were in desperate battle at Shiloh. It fell to the honor of
Albion to have one of the two companies con'imanded by Captain Phineas
Graves, detailed to picket duty on the left of the line the night before the
battle and to help arouse the sleeping army in the early morning of
April 6 and warn them that the enem.y was not only close at hand but
was advancing in force. This service was greatly appreciated at the
time and indeed it well might be for its value, under the circumstances,
could hardly be over-estimated.

On the 24th of December, 1862, a detachment of the regiment, con-
sisting of portions of Companies D, E, P and K, in all about 120 muskets
were located in a stockade at Middleburg, Tennessee, when a staff officer
of the Confederate general, Van Dorn, advanced under a flag of truce
and demanded the surrender. This demand was declined by the com-
manding officer. Col. W. H. Graves, wherefore a force estimated at )!,000
moved to the attack. Their repeated assaults were repulsed and they
finally withdrew with a loss in killed, wounded and captured equal Id all
the officers and men in the stockade. This affair was deemed by (ieneral
Grant of sufficient importance to make it the subject of a general order,
in which among other things he said, "The following general order from



508 HISTORY OF CALllOUX COrXTY

the headquarters of the department of the Tennessee is px-oinulgated, to
be read on dress parade at the head of each regiment and detachment
in this command.

"The general commanding availing himself of the appropriate occa-
sion, made immediate report of the circumstances attending the gallant
and successful defense of Middleburg, and gratefully commended Col.
W. H. Graves and his heroic little band of the Twelfth Michigan to the
notice of the general commanding the district and the department."

Again General Grant said, ' ' The heroic defense of the gallant Twelfth
Michigan at Middleburg is deserving of the thanks of the army."

Captain Phineas Graves having been promoted successively to major
and lieutenant colonel, commanded the Twelfth for some time to the
entire satisfaction of his superior officers.

The regiment remained on duty in the southwest until the early part
of 1866. It arrived at Jackson. Michigan, on the 27th of February,
and on the 6th of March following was paid off and discharged.

The total enrollment was 2,857.

The total killed in action was 29.

The total died of wounds was 26.

The total died in Confederate prisons was 17.

The total died of disease was 316.

The total discharged for disability was 221.



'UAUKrU'AI, LlbT OF



Aiidifus, William. Company D. Enlisted at Albion, Dec. 17. JSUl. .Mustered,
Dee. m, JSUl. A'o further record.

Arsnell, Nelson. Company H. Enlisted at Marshall, Dec 17, ISIJI. .Mustered
out at Camdeu, Ark., Feb. 15, 1866.

Avery, Charles S. Company D. Enlisted at Albion, Xov. 13, 1861. Corporal.
Mustered out Feb. 15, 1866.

Bailey, Eihvard JV. Company D. Enlisted at Albion, Dec. 31, 1861. .Mustered
out Jan. '8, 1862.

Bailey, George W. Company 1). Enlisted at Albion, Dec. 31, 1861. Discharged
June 30, 1862.

Batchelder, William D. Company D. Enlisted at Albion, Xov. 16, 1861. Dis-
charged Jan. 7, 1865.

Brower, George W. Company E. Enlisted at .Marshall, ilarch 21, 1865. .Mus-
tered out June 1, 1865.

Burns, Peter. Company D. Enlisted at Albion, Dec. 17, 1861. Taken pris-
oner at Sliiloh, Tenn., April 6, 1862. Returned to regiment, April 7, 1863. Mustered
out March 1, 1866.

Chapel, Emory. Company A. Enlisted at Albion, Nov. 20, 1862. Died of
disease at Little Eock, Ark., Aug. 20, 1864.

Cocher, Peter. Company H. Enlisted at Marshall, Sept. 26, 1861. Discharged
Aug. 1, 1862.

Cole, James H. Company H. Enlisted at Marshall, Dec. 7, 1861. Mustered out,
Feb. 15, 1866.

Curney, Francis J. Company D. Enlisted at Albion, Oct. 29, 1861. Dis-
charged Sept. 2, 1862.

Davis, Joseph H. Company D. Enlisted at Albion, Xov. IS, 1861. Corporal.
Died at Washington, Ark., June 29, 1865.

Draper, Dondi C. Company D. Enlisted at Albion, Dec. 9, 1861. Died May
22, 1862.



HISTORY OF C'ALllOIN COrXTY 509

Dutton, Harvey. Company D. Enlisted at Albion, Aug. lo, IMiJ. Hied at
Little Rock, Ark., Oct. 14, 1863.

Dyer, Horatio B. Company D. Enlisted at Albion. Oct. 2.3, 18ii:i. Deserted,
Nov. 25, 1S62.

Earie, Edgar. Company D. Enlisted at Albion, Dee. 14, ISUl.

Edkin, George W. Company D. Enlisted at Albion, Deo. 4, ISiil. Wounded
in action at Shiloh. Discharged, Nov. 1(3, 1862.

Eldred, Croyton D. Company D. Enlisted at Albion, Dee. 31, 1861.

Emins, Alexander \V. Company D. Enlisted at Albion, March 2, 186-5. Mustered
out, Feb. 15, 1866.

Failing, James. Company D. Enlisted at Albion, Nov. 5, 1861. Taken pris-
oner at Shiloh. Commissioned Second Lieutenant, Acting Aide-de-Camp, First Lieu-
tenant, April 14, 1865. Mustered out at Camden, Ark., Feb. 15, 1866.

Failing, Sidney. Company H. Enlisted at Marshall, Oct. 9, 1861. Mustered
out Feb. 15, 1866.

Ferguson, William. Company D. Enlisted at Albion, Dec. 7, 1861.

Fink, Charles E. Company H. Enlisted at Marshall, Dec. 1, 1861. Corporal.
Mustered out at Camden, Ark., Feb. 15, 1861.

Fink, William H. Company H. Enlisted at Marshall, Dec. 1, 1S61. Corporal.
Mustered out Feb. 15, 1861.

Fitzgerald, Thomas. Compary D. Enlisted Dec. 6, 1861. Taken prisoner at
Shiloh. Discharged Jan. 7, 1865.

Fleming, James B. Company 1). Enlisted at Albion, Oct. 21, 1861. Wounded
at Shiloh, April 6, 1862. Died 'in hospital, April 22, 1862.

Folsom, George W. Company H. Enlisted at Marshall, Nov. 16, 1S61. Died
at Little Rock, Ark., Sept. 28, 1864.

Ford, William H. Company D. Enlisted Nov. 16, 1861. Mustered out at
Camden, Ark., Feb. 15, 1866.

Gage. Henry F. Companv D. Enlisted at Albion, Dec. 14, 1861. .Mustered out.
Feb. 15. 1866.

Gallt, James E. Company D. Enlisted at Albion, Dec. 31, 1861. Died May
13, 1862.

Graham, Gorton. Company H. Enlisted at Marshall, Oct. 17, Isiil. Wounded
in action at Shiloh, April 6, 1861. Died of disease, Nov. 18, 1862.

Graves, George H. First Sergeant, Company I. Sixth Infantry. Enlisted Juno
19, 1861. Second Lieutenant, Company D, 12 Infantry, Nov. 1, 1861. Resigned and
honorably discharged as First Lieutenant, March 22, 1863.

Graves, Phineas. Albion. Entered service as captain. Company D, Oct., 1861.
Major, Aug. 3, 1862. Acting assistant inspector general, Feb. to June, 1865. Lieut.
Colonel, June 10, 1865. Mustered out at Camden, Ark., Feb. 15, 1866.

Graves, William W. Company D. Sergeant, Oct. 21, 1861. Second Lieut.
1862. First Lieut., March 19, 1864 and Captain, Nov. 15, 1864. Mustered out, Feb.
15, 1866.

Grotzsiuger, John. Companv H. Enlisted at Marshall, Dec. 9, 1861. .Mustered
out, Feb. 15, 1866.

Harvey, Charles E. Company H. Enlisted Sept. 26, 1861 at ilarshall and made
First Lieutenant.

Hartsell, Sidney. Company H. Enlisted at Marshall, Oct. 23, 1861. Deserted,
Sept. 25, 1862.

Holt, Orrin J. Companv H. Enlisted at Burlington, Oct. 1. 1861. Sergeant.
Mustered out, Feb. 15, 1866."

Hulett, Orlo P. Company D. Enlisted at Albion, Nov. 20, ISfil. Cdrpor;!!.
Mustered out Feb. 15, 1866.

Huntley, Henrv. Company 1). Enlisted from Slieridan. Ort. 2-1, lS(n. Died
July 15, 1862.

Lacy, Martin. Company H. Enlisted at Marshall, Deo. 9. 1S61. Mnsterc.l out
Feb. 15, 1866,

Lansing, Isaac W. Company H. Enlisted at Marshall, Sept. 27, 1861. Taken
prisoner at Shiloh. Died while in prison at Macon, Georgia, July 17, 1862.



510 HISTORY OF CALHOUN COUNTY

McCollura, George H. Company H. Enlisted at Marshall, Dec. 7, 1861.

McCormiek, Patrick. Company D. Enlisted at Albion, Oct. 21, 1861. Killed
in action at Shiloh, Tenn., April 6, 1862.

Manning, Isaac. Company D. Enlisted at Albion, Oct. 24, 1861. Discharged
for disability, Nov. 20, 1865.

Markham, Albert V. Company D. Enlisted at Albion, Aug. 15, 1862. Dis-
charged Aug. 14, 1865.

Marsh, William H. Company D. Enlisted at Albion, Nov. 16, 1S61. Mustered
out, Feb. 15, 1866.

Miller, Merrill. Company D. Enlisted at Albion, Dec. 19, 1861. Deserted,
Aug. 1, 1862.

Moon, Philip. Company H. Enlisted at Marshall, Sept. 28, 1861. Deserted
Jan. 13, 1862.

Nichols, Jonas H. Company D. Enlisted at Albion, Oct. 21, 1861. Served as
First Sergeant, Second and First Lieutenant, Assistant Adjutant General of Brigade,
Feb. 15, 1865, made captain. Mustered oirt Feb. 15, 1866.

Owen, Charles A. Company D. Enlisted at Albion, Dec. 31, 1861. Missing in
action at Shiloh. No further record.

Palmer, Geo. W. Company D. Enlisted at Albion, Dec. 6, 1861.

Parmeter, Jefferson. Company D. Enlisted at Albion, Dec. 31, 1861. Mustered
out, Sept. 20, 1864.

Pealing, Bobert M. Company H. Enlisted at Marshall, Dec. 22, 1862. Corporal.
Discharged at Little Rock, Ark., Dec. 18, 1865.

Pincomb, William. Companv D. Enlisted at Albion, Nov. 16, 1861. Died in
Tennessee, Oct. 13, 1862.

Preston, Charles T. Company D. Enlisted at Albion, Dee. 4, 1861.

Randall, Augustus. Company B. Enlisted at Burlington, March 25, 1865. Mus-
tered out, Fetj. 15, 1866.

Robinson, Hiram N. Company D. Enlisted at Albion, Aug. 30, 1862. Dis-
charged Oct. 18, 1865.

Shultz, John. Company D. Enlisted at Albion, Dee. 4, 1861. Mustered out,
Feb. 15, 1866.

Skutt, Wallace. Company D. Enlisted at Albion, Dee. 16, 1861. First Sergeant,
Aug. 13, 1865. Mustered out, Feb. 15, 1866.

Skutt, Wesley. Company D. Enlisted at Albion, Dec. 31. 1861. Taken prisoner
at Shiloh. Corporal. Mustered out, Feb. 15, 1866.

Skutt, Wilfred. Company D. Enlisted at Albion, Dec. 31, 1861.

Stevens, Isaac. Company D. Enlisted at Albion. Oct. 21, 1861. Died of disease
at Memphis, Tenn., Jan. 28, 1864.

Sylvester, Lyman. Company H. Enlisted at Burlington, Sept. 27, 1S61. Ser-
geant. Mustered out Feb. 15, 1866.

Taylor, James W. Company F. Enlisted at Athens, March 28, 1865. Mustered
out, 1866.

Teeter, George. Company D. Enlisted Oct. 21, 1861. Died of disease, 1864.

Tibbitts, Jeremiah. Company E. Enlisted at Albion, Feb. 16, 1865. Discharged
May 22, 1865.

Tompkins, George B. Company D. Enlisted at Albion, Oct. 21, 1861.

Town, Richard. Company D. Enlisted at Marshall, March 21, 1865.

Trumbull, Charles. Comp"any B. Enlisted from Burlington. March 25, 1865.

Watson, John. Company D. Enlisted at Albion, Nov. 16, 1861. Sergeant.
Mustered out Feb. 15, 1866.

Weldon, George R. Company D. Enlisted at Albion, Jan. 13, 1865. Mustered
out with regiment.

Whitmore, David. Company D. Enlisted from Eckford, Dec. 6, 1861. Taken
prisoner at Shiloh.

Wiselogel, Fred G. Company D. Enlisted at Albion, Dec. 24, 1861. Captain,
April 12, 1865. Mustered out Feb. 15, 1866.

Wiselogel, Louis. Company D. Enlisted at Albion. Dec. IS. 1862. Corporal.
Discharged, Jan. 6, 1866.



IIISTOKY OK CALHOrX (Ol XTV 511

WiselogPl, William H. Conipanv I). Enlisteil at Alliion, \)ri-. IS, KS(i-.'. Corporal.
Mustered out, Feb. 15, 1866.

Wright, EJnin T. Coinpany D. Enlistea at Marsliall, Die. 'Jil, IsOl. Died
of disease, May 6, 1862.

The Thiktekxtji ^liniKi.w 1m-\\ntkv

was recruited under the leadership of tlie liou. Charles E. Stuart, who
served one term in the house of representatives and retired froijyi pul)lie
life in 1859, after a full term in the United states senate. The regi-
ment was organized at Kalamazoo, having its eamp of instruction there
with ]Mr. Stuart as its first eolonel. It was mustered into the United
States service January 12, 1862.

Company D, of this regiment was recruited almost wholly from Cal-
houn county. Battle Creek, Marshall and Athens being strongly repre-
sented. The captain of Company D, Loren Chadwick; first lieutenant,
Henry C. Hall, and second lieutenant, Jerome S. Bigelow, were all
from Battle Creek.. Colonel Stuart having resigned, Michael Shoe-
maker, of Jackson, was commissioned Colonel and led the regiment to
the held, departing from the state on the 12th of February, 1862.
Shoemaker was a brave and an efficient officer, distinguishing himself
repeatedly in battle. The Thirteenth was assigned to that portion of
the army then under command of General Buell, .ioining it at Nashville,
Tennessee, and the latter part of .March advanced with Buell's com-
mand to Pittsburg Landing, arriving on the field of Shiloh the second
day of the battle. It participated in the siege of Corinth, ^Mississippi,
in the march of the Union army from northern Alabama to Limisville
in the summer and early fall of 1862, and in the battle of Stone river,
in the holiday week of 1862-68. In the last named battle it performed
its part in such manner as to receive generous praise from the officers
in command of brigade and division. About one-third of the men
actually engaged at Stone's river were killed, wounded or missing.

At Chickainauga it was again hotly engaged, losing a iiundred
and seven killed, wounded and missing, out of a total of 217 officers
and men. Charles G. Hall, of Battle Creek, who entered the company
as a private and had risen to first lieutenant was wounded and taken
prisoner. He w^as subsequently exchanged, recovered from his wounds,
and, in April, 1865, was commissioned captain of Company K.

The Thirteenth was among the besieged at Chattanooga and on No-
vember 25, 1863, participated in the successful storming of Missionary
Ridge. It went with Shenuan to the sea and was at the surrender of
Johnston's army in North Carolina, April, 1865. It marched in the
grand review at Washington in iMay, 1865. It was mustered out of
service at Louisville, Kentucky, July 25, 1865, and two days latci- was
paid off and disbanded at Jackson, Jlichigan.

Total enrollment. 2.092.

Killed in action, 47.

Died of wounds, 33.

Died in Confederate prisons. 7.

Died of disease, 263.

Discharged for disability (wounds or di.sease), 216.



512 HISTORY OF CALHOUN COrXTY

Calhoun County Soldiers in Thirteenth Infantry

Abbey, Burton. Company D. Enlisted at Battle Creek, Aug. 28, 1S62. Wounded
in action at Chickamaiiga.

Abbott, Andrew J. Company K. Enlisted at Battle Creek, Aug. 30, 1864.
Abbott, Ezra. Company K. Enlisted at Battle Creek, Jan. 15, 1864.
Alvord, Elmer S. Company H. Enlisted at Athens, Sept. 7, 1864.
Berner or Earner, John. Company 1. Enlisted at Battle Creek, Aug. 30, 1864.
Bigelow, Jerome S. Entered the service from Battle Creek as Second Lieutenant,
Company»D. Died of disease at Corinth, Miss., May 28, 1862.

Blakely, John. Company K. Enlisted at Battle Creek, March 24, 1864.
Blank, Ataliber H. Company H. Enlisted at Athens, Dee. 19, 1861.
Bochme, Albinius. Comiiany D. Enlisted at Battle Creek, Oct. 3, 1861. Cor-
poral. Mustered out July 2.5, 1865.

Brooks, Livingston. Company D. Enlisted at Marshall, Sept. 15, 1861. Wounded
in battle of Chickamauga, Sept." 19, 1863.

Clark, George. Company D. Enlisted at Marshall, Feb. 1, 1862.
Cook, Henry J. Company C. Enlisted from Battle Creek, Sept. 2, 1804.
Davis, Theodore. Company D. Enlisted as fifer at Battle Creek, Dee. 28, 1861.
Taken prisoner at Chickamauga.

Dolon, Michael. Company D. Enlisted from Battle Creek, Aug. 5, 1864.
Durham, Dealton. Company G. Enlisted from Battle Creek, Sept. 7, 1864.
Fairchilds, James M. Company D. Enlisted at Battle Creek, Dec. 9, 1861. Cor-
poral.

Francis, Martin H. Company H. Enlisted at Athens, Sept. 7, 1864. Died in
service.

Gifford, George. Company K. Enlisted from Battle Creek, March 7, 1864.
Gleason, Medonah. Company D. Enlisted at Battle Creek, Sept. 1, 1864.
Hall, Charles T. Company D. Enlisted at Battle Creek, Feb. 12, 1862. Wounded
and taken prisoner at Chickamauga. Captain, April 25, 1865. Mustered out July
25, 1865.

Hall, Edward H. Company K. Enlisted from Battle Creek, March 22, 1864.
First Lieutenant, April 25, 1865.

Hall, Henry C. Company D. First Lieutenant at organization, Oct. 1, 1861.
Lieutenant Colonel, April 11, 1865.

Hampton, George W. Company D. Enlisted at Athens, Oct. 7, 1801.
Heath, Calvin M. Company E. Enlisted from Battle Creek, Oct. 29, 1861.
Wagoner.

Hickman, John E. Company C. Enlisted at Battle Creek, August 27, 1864.
Howe, John. Company D. Enlisted at Battle Creek, Dec. 29, 1861.
Howe, William H. Company 1. Enlisted at Battle Creek, Aug. 30, 1864.
Hungerford. Cyrus B. Company C. Enlisted from Battle Creek, Sept. 5, 1864.
Jackson, William E. Company G. Enlisted from Battle Creek, Aug. 30, 1864.
Jaynes, Lewis C. Company H. Enlisted from Clarendon, Nov. 13, 1861.
Jones, Samuel. Company I. Enlisted from Battle Creek, Aug. 30, 1864.
Joy, Dudley M. Company D. Enlisted at Battle Creek, Aug. 30, 1861. Died in
hospital. May 25, 1865.

Rnowles, William. Company G. Enlisted at Battle Creek, Sept. 3, 1861. Died
at Savannah, Ga.. Dee. 27, 1864.

Landreth, John E. Company C. Enlisted at Battle Creek, Sept. 3, 1S64.
Lee, Orrin D. Company H. Enlisted Oct. 26. 1861. Sergeant.
Leonard, Orville. Company K. Enlisted at Battle Creek, Aug. 20, 1864. Died
on board transport, Feb. 15, 1865.

Libhart, Lafayette. Company H. Enlisted from Athens, Sept. 7, 1864.
Lingo, Jesse. Companv H. Enlisted at Athens, Oct. 7. 1S61. Deserted Oct. 1,
1862.

Link, Eli or Levi. Company D. Enlisted at Battle Creek, Oct. 19, 1861.
Miller, Albert. Company D." Enlisted from Battle Creek, Sept. 3. 1864.
Miller, Charles. Company E. Enlisted at Battle Creek, Sept. 8, 1864. Died
at Camp Chase, Ohio. Jan. 14, 1865.



HISTORY OP CALHOUN COUNTY 513

Morton, George. Company K. Enlisted Nov. 11, 1861.

Munson, George. Company D. Enlisted at Battle Creek, Nov. 1, 1861.

Murphy, John. Company K. Enlisted from Battle Creek, March 24, 1864.

Paxton, Eobert. Company D. Enlisted at Marshall, Oc-t. 15, 1861. Killed la
the battle of Stone Eiver, Deo. 31, 1862.

Eenouf, George. Company K. Enlisted from Battle Creek, Sept. 3, 1S64. Sub-
stitute for John W. Dickinson.

Rundell, Charles E. Company H. Enlisted at Athens, Sept. 7, 1864,

Sherman. Stephen. Company H. Enlisted from Clarendon, Oct. 16, 1861. Dis-
charged Januarv 15, 1865. Corporal. „,.-,,. .,„ lor^

Snedaker, Samuel. Company K. Enlisted at Battle Creek, Aug. M 1S64.

Sprague, Oristus. Company D. Enlisted from Albion, Oct. 14, 1861.

Spencer, Oscar. Company D. Enlisted at Battle Creek, Aug. 27, 1864.

Stoddard, Orlando W. Company I. Enlisted at Battle Creek, Aug. 2,, lSb4
Died of disease, March 13, 1865.

Storey, John T. Company K. Enlisted from Battle Creek, Sept. 3, 1864. Sub-
stitute for Charles H. Storey. , „ . o ,o^,

Strickland, George. Company D. Enlisted from Battle Creek, Sept. 3, 1864
Wounded in action at Bentonville, N. C, March 19, I860.

Strickler Aldrieh. Company D. Enlisted at Battle Creek, Nov. 18, 1861. Cor
poral Wounded at Chickamauga, Sept. 19, 1863. Taken prisoner, March 19, 186o

Stull, or Stoll. Joseph H. Company D. Enlisted from Battle Creek, Aug. 2l,

Swart Peter L Company D. Enlisted from Bedford, Sept. 3, 1864.

Tallet' Julius. Company K. Enlisted from Battle Creek, March 7, 1864. Second
Lieutenant, April 25, 1865. ,r, ioe.

Vanhyning, Franklin. Company E. Enlisted from Battle Creek, Feb. 29, 1864.

Volker, John G. Company F. Enlisted from Battle Creek, Sept. 6, 18S4

Yedenbergh, Henrv. Company G. Enlisted at Battle Creek, Aug. •



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