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Lewis, Globe D. Company I. Enlisted at Tekonsha, Aug. 12, 1862.

Lewis, Sylvester. Company C. Enlisted from Bedford, Aug. 21, 1862. Killed
in action at Bethesda Church, Va., June 2, 1864.

Lewis, Wm. J. Company C. Enlisted from Pennfield, July 31, 1862. Discharged
May 17, lS6o, on account of wounds received before Petersburg, Va., July 30, 1864.

Lorensberry, Clement A. Company I. Enlisted from Marengo, Aug. 9, 1862.
Colonel March 11, 1865.

McDonald, William N. Company I. Enlisted from Convis, March 11, 1862.
Died at Annapolis, Md., April 12, 1864.

McFadden, Wm. J. Company I. Enlisted at Tekonsha, Aug. 11, 1862.

McRobert. James. Company — . Enlisted at Marshall, Aug. 11, 1862. Taken
prisoner at Spottsylvania, Va., May 12, 1864. Died in prison at Andersonville, Ga.

Manchester, Perry H. Company C. Enlisted at Battle Creek, .July 29, 1862.
Wounded in action at North Anna, Va., May 24, 1865.

Mathews, Hugh. Company C. Enlisted at Battle Creek, Aug. 8, 1862. Taken
prisoner June 2, 1864.

Maud, Henry. Company C. Enlisted at Battle Creek, July 30, 1862. Died
as a result of wounds received in action at Spottsylvania, Va., May 12, 1864.

Maynard, William. Company C. Enlisted from Emmett, Aug. 7, 1862. Wounded
and missing in action at Spottsylvania, Va., May 12, 1864. No further record.

Mench, Charles H. Company I. Enlisted at Marshall, Aug. 13, 1862. Sergeant.
Taken prisoner Nov. 29, 1863. Died at Andersonville, Ga., July 26, 1864.

Mickel, Jeremiah. Company I. Enlisted at Marshall, Aug. 9, 1862. Wounded
in action Jan. 9, 1865. Arm amputated.

Mickel, Joseph E. Company I. Enlisted at Marshall, Aug. 9, 1862.

Mickel. William H. Company I. Enlisted at Marshall, July 31, 1862.

Monk, James B. Company C. Enlisted from Le Boy, Aiig. 8, 1862. Taken
prisoner at Cold Harbor, Va., June 2, 1864. Died Dec. 29, 1864.

Moore, William. Company C. Enlisted at Battle Creek, July 21, 1862.

Mulharon. Henry. Company C. Enlisted at Battle Creek, July 22, 1862.
Wounded and taken prisoner May 12, 1864.

Nickerson, John. Company C. Enlisted at Battle Creek, July 31, 1862. Died
at Crab Orchard, Ky.. Nov. 11, 1863.

Nover, Conrad. Company I. Enlisted at Marshall, Aug. 11, 1862. Wounded
in action June 18, 1864.

Nover, Peter. Company I. Enlisted at ilarshall, .Tulv 25, 1862. Wounded, Nov.
29, 1863. Sergeant.



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Oniloii. .loliii. Coiiipanv 1. Kiilisti'ii lium Marshall, Aug. S, lIMi'J. Uisehaitti'd
J line •2-2. 1865.

(Miioy, Jonathan H. Coniiiaiiy C. Knlisteil at Athens, Man-h IJH, Isti.j.

Orwig, Samuel W. Company C. Enlisteil from Emniett, Aug. 7, 1H6'.'. Taken
prisoner at Spottsylvania, Va., May 12, 1864. Died Sept. 8, 1864.

Owen. Eilwin H. Company C. Enlisteil at Battle Creek, Aug. 1, ISfii'. Killcil at
Spottsylvania, Va., May 12, 1864.

Parker, Nathan P. Company 1. Enlisted from Convis. An;;. 11. INtii'. Serfjcant.
Died at Falmouth, Va., Dec. 4, 1864.

Parsons, James M. Company C. Enlisted from Pennfiehl, Aug. IH, 1S62.
Died at Falmouth, Va., Jan. 15, 1863.

Phelps, Simary. Company I. Enlisted from Fredonia, Aug. 11, 1862.

Powles, George. Company C. Enlisted at Battle Creek, Aug. 1, 1862. Taken
prisoner at Cold Harbor, Va., June 2, 1864. Corporal.

Pratt, William P. Company I. Enlisted from Convis, Aug. 11, 1862.

Pureell, Bradley. Unassigned. Enlisted at Le Roy, April 4, 1865.

Raven, Charles H. Company I. Enlisted from Xewton, Aug. 9, 1862.

Riley, James O. Company C. Enlisted at Battle Creek, Aug. 8, 1862.

Robinson, Holland F. Company I. Enlisted from Convis, Aug. 6, 1862. Cap-
tain Company K., Nov. 4, 1864. Killed in action before Petersburg, Feb. 4, 1865.

Romig, John. Company C. Enlisted from Bedford, Aug. 8, 1862. Fifer.

Russell, David S. Company C. Enlisted from Athens, Aug. 8, 1862. Died
May 14, 1863 of wounds received in action at Horse Shoe Bend, Ky., May 10, 1863.

Ryan. Philip. Company C. Enlisted from Le Roy, Aug. 17, 1862. Died, Dec.
7, 1863 of wounds received in action. Corporal.

Sammons, John W. Company I. Enlisted from Convis, Aug. 6, 1862.

Sammons, Jlyron J. Company I. Enlisted from Convis. Aug. 6. 1862. Wounded
in action, May 12, 1864.

Saulsbury, Theodore C. Company I. Enlisted from Marengo, Aug. ^, lS(i2.
Killed at Spottsylvania, May 12, 1864.'

Saunders, Jay. Company I. Enlisted from Marengo, Aug. 4, 1862.

Scates, Charles. Company C. Enlisted from Battle Creek, July 2:i, 1862.

Scotford, Edgar H. Company C. Enlisted from Le Roy, Aug. 6. 1862.
Corporal.

Smith. Charles B. Company L Enlisted from Convis. Au«. 1 1, 1 S(i2. Wounded
May 12, 1864.

Smith, David. Company I. Enlisted at JIarshall, Aug. 2, 1S62.

Smith, George S. Company I. Enlisted from Marengo, Aug. 9, 1862. Wounded
near Petersburg, Va.. July 30, 1864.

Smith, Henry W. Company I. Enlisted from Marshall, Aug. 8, 1862. Wounded
in action June 18, 1864.

Smith, Jacob F. Company I. Enlisted at Marshall, Aug. 9, 1862.

Smith, John E. Company I. Enlisted from Convis, Aug. 11, 1862. Wounded
May 11, 1864.

Smith, Josiah. Company I. Enlisted from Fredonia, Aug. m. 1862. Killed
in action before Petersburg, Va., June 18, 1864.

Stiles, Aaron L. Company C. Enlisted from Athens, Aug. 8, 1S62. Sergeant.

Stone, Eugene. Company T. Enlisted at Marsh.all. Aug. 6. ISiii'. Wounded,
June 7, 1864. First Sergeant.

Stowell, Henry H. Company T. Enlisted at Marshall. Aug. 11. isiij. (MplMin,
Jan. 12, 1865.

Swarthout, Stephen. Company C. EnlLsted from Battle Creek, Aug. S, 1862.
Drummer.

Sweet. James. Company C. Enlisted from Battle Creek, Aug. 7, 1862.

Talbot, Dennis. Company I. Enlisted at Marshall, Aug. 9, 1862. Deserted,

Taylor, Thomas. Company I. Enlisted at Marshall, Aug, 8, 1862.
Terrill. George M. Company C. Enlisted from Bedford, Aug. 21, 1862.
Killed in action near Petersburg. Va., July 30, 1864.



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Thomas, George W. Company C. Knlisted from Penufield, Aug. 25, 1862.

Tooley, James L. Company I. Enlisted from Burlington, Aug. 12, 1862.

TreadwelJ, Charles. Company I. Enlisted from Newton, Aug. 11, 1862. Corporal.
Died at Falmouth, Va., Jan. 6, 1863.

Treadwell, Edson. Company I. Enlisted from Newton, Aug. 7, 1S62. Corporal.
Wounded, June 18, 1864.

Trumbull, Ira O. Company I. Enlisted from Convis, Aug. 9, 1862.

Van Buren, Levi. Company I. Enlisted from Convis, Aug. 13, 1862.

Van Ness, Jacob H. Company I. Enlisted from Marshall, Aug. 9, 1862.

Warner, Hiram S. Company I. Enlisted April 22, 1861, for three months.
Wounded at Bull Run. First Lieutenant Captain 1861. Adjutant Twentieth
Infantry, July 19, 1862. Eegimental and Brigade Quartermaster.

Weeks, Joseph H. Entered service as First Lieutenant Company C, July 21,
1862.

White, Arian C. Company C. Captain, March 11, 1865.

Wilbur, Hiram E. Company C. Enlisted from Athens, Aug. 8, 1862. Corporal.

Williams, Charles B. Company C. Enlisted at Battle Creek, July 25, 1862.
Corporal.

Williams, Germane L. Company C. Enlisted from Battle Creek, Aug. 9, 1S62.
Wounded, Nov. 16, 1862.

Williams, Kay G. Company C. Enlisted at Battle Creek, Aug. 9, 1862. Died
at Annapolis, Md., May 30, 1864.

Witter, Cyrus L. Company C. Enlisted at Battle Creek, Aug. 7, 1862. Taken
prisoner near Petersburg, July 30, 1864. Died in prison, Dec. 19, 1864.

Wood, Delos. Company I. Enlisted from Convis, Aug. 11. 1862. Died at Balti-
more, Md., July 4, 1863.

Yerrington, Charles L. Company C. Enlisted from EninuHt, Aug. 4. 1862.

Twenty-third Infantry

Newton, Horace. Company K. Drafted from Newton. Mustered mit. June
28, 1864.

Twenty-fourth Infantry

Alton, Henry C. Company C. Enlisted at Marshall, Feb. 21, 1865.
Billings, Franklin. Company C. Enlisted at Marshall, Feb. 28, 1865.
Boyce, Job. Company C. Enlisted at Burlington, March 6, 1865.
Caffry, James. Company E. Enlisted from Eckford, March 25, 1865.
Collins, Robert H. Company C. Enlisted at JIarshall, Feb. 28, 1865.
Dickey. Harrison M. Company E. Enlisted at Marshall, March 4, 186.5. Ser-
geant, April 1, 1865.

English, Edward. Company H. Enlisted at Marshall, March 7, lS6o.

Frey, Peter. Unassigned. Enlisted at Eckford, March 27. 1865.

Hannis, or Haines, Richard. Company H. Enlisted at Marshall, .Manli 21, 1865.

Hartranft, William. Unassigned. Enlisted at Ecklcrd, .Mardi 27, lS(i.-,. _

Hulett, Philo. Company H. Enlisted at Marshall, March in, iso.j.

Hunt, William C. Unassigned. Enlisted at Eckford, March 27, 1S65.

Lyon, Joel O. Company A. Enlisted at Eckford, March 27, 1865.

Marble, Charles F. Company K. Enlisted from Battle Creek, March 21, 1865.

Morton, Marcus. Company C. Enlisted at Marshall, Feb. 28, 1865.

Owens, James H. Company H. Enlisted at Marshall, March 15, 1865.

Reese. George. Unassigned. Enlisted at Eckford, March 27, 1865.

Smalley, William O. Company K. Enlisted at Marshall, Feb. 21, 1865.

Voorhees, William C. Company K. Enlisted at Battle Creek, March 28, 1865.

Warren, George S. Company B. Enlisted at Marshall, Feb. 10, 1865.

Watson, Albert. Company B. Enlisted at Marshall, March 6, 1865.

Twenty-fifth Infantry

was organized at Kalamazoo September 22, 1862. Its first colonel was
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aniiy prt'vious to the Civil war. His tirst service with tiic \'oiiuiteers
was as lieutenant colonel of the Thirteenth Michii;an. wiiieh position
he resigned to eomniand tlie Twenty-tifth.

In this regiment Calhoun county had one lull c(>iii))any which was
designated hy the letter A. Homer village and township and Ki-edonia
township furnished a large proportion of the recruits for the company
from this county. Charles H. Pratt, of ^larshall, was largely in.strumental
in recruiting the company and was made captain at the organization.
For nearly two years Captain Pratt was on duty as executive officer at
the military prison at Louisville, Kentucky. He was repeatedly compli-
mented in official reports. The surgeon and acting medical inspector,
of prisoners, in his report of October, 1863, to the authorities at Washing-
ton said, "I commend Captain Pratt most highly for the condition to
which he has brought the prison under his command."

Another inspecting officer in his report of December 3, 1864, said,
"Great credit is due Captain Pratt for his efficient discharge of the
duties of his position," and still another inspector whose report is dated
January 21, 1865, says: "Captain Pratt, executive officer of the prison,
certainly deserves credit for the efficient and faithful manner in which
he discharges the duties of his position. "

Orange Bugbee, of Homer, was first lieutenant from August lU, 1862.
to April 27. 1864. when he was honorably discharged for disability.

Norris J. P"'rink. of Mar.shall. \vent out with the company as second
lieutenant, but resigned October, 1863, and later re-entered the service
as captain in the Twenty-eighth Infantry.

Abner Van Dyke, of Marshall, entered the service August 19, 1862, as
a private in Company A. February 7. 1864: he was made tirst lieutenant
in the One Hundred and Second U. S. Colored Infantry.

The Twenty-fifth left Kalamazoo September 29, 1862, for Louisville,
Kentucky, at which time the Confederate army under Geiiei-al Bragg
w-as threatening the capture of that city. During the winter and spring
of 1862 and 1863 it was on provost duty at Bowling Green and at Louis-
ville.

One of the most notable of the minor engagements of the war was the
repulse on July 4, 1863, of General John H. Morgan's division, estimated
as 3.000 strong, by five companies of the Twenty-fifth under command of
Colonel ]\Ioore. In the early morning Genei-al Morgan sent an officer
under a flag of truce demanding an "immediate and unconditional sur-
render" of the Federal forces. Colonel Jloore. who had selected, at
Gibb's bend, and fortified, an admirable position for defense, met the offi-
cer bearing the demand and said to him: "Present my compliments to
General jMorgan and say to him that this being the Fourth of July I can-
not entertain the jiroposition to surrender." After three and one-half
hours of fiohting ^Moigan withdraw, leaving as many dead and wounded
on the field iis the ilichigan commander had men. Twenty-two commis-
sioned Confeilerate officers were among the killed and wounded, two of
the dead being field officers. The number of killed and wounded Confed-
erates was equal to the whole number of Federals engaged. The Michigan
commander and his men received for their gallant conduct the thanks of
the commander of the Ninth Army Corps published in General Orders.



526 HISTORY OP CALHOUN COUNTY

The Twenty-fifth though enduring many hardships and privations,
did good service in East Tennessee during the terribly cold winter of
1863-64. The regiment as part of the Twenty-fifth Army Corps partici-
pated in the Atlanta campaign. It was with tlie troops that confronted
the Confedei-ate General Hood in the battle of Franklin and in the
advance upon and repulse at Nashville.

After the utter defeat and overthrow of Hood's army at Franklin and
Nashville, the Twenty-fifth with the Twenty-third Army Corps under
General Schotield was transferred to North Carolina and was with thq
army under Sherman when the Confederate forces under General Joseph
E. Johnston surrendered at the village of Durham in that state.

June 24, 1865, it was mustered out at Salisbury, North Carolina.
July 2, arrived at Jackson, Michigan, where it was paid off and dis-
banded.

Total enrollment, 1,008.

Killed in action, 23.

Died of wounds, 17.

Died in Confederate prisons, 2.

Died of disease, 126.

Discharged for disability (wounds and disease), 157.

The following, as nearly as could be obtained, is an accurate list of
those who served from Calhoun county in the Twenty-fifth regiment.

Twenty-fifth Infaxtry List

Aeker, PiTiy. Company A. Eulisted at Fretlonia, Aug. ll', 1862. Died of
disease, June S, 18(53.

Adcoek, or Hadcoek, George. Company A. Enlisted at l^redonia, Jan. LI, 1864.
Deserted, April 19, 1866.

Allen, William. Company A. Enlisted at Eckford, Jan. 5. 1864. Distdiarged,
July 18, 1865.

Berger, David F. Company A. Enlisted at Homer, Aug. 5, 1862. Discharged,
May 24, 1865.

Blake, Hiram, or Homer. Company A. Eulisted at Homer, Aug. 5. 1862. JIus
tered out, June 24, 1865.

Blodgett, Joseph F. Compauy A. Enlisted at Homer, Aug. 9, 1862. Discharged,
July 8, 1865.

Brand, Benjamin E. Company A. Enlisted at Fredonia, Aug. 12, 1862. Mus-
tered out, June 24, 1865.

Brand, Jeremiah. Company A. Enlisted at Fredonia, Aug. 12, 1862. Died of
disease, Jan. 16, 1863.

Brainard, John H. Company A. Enlisted at Homer, Aug. 5, 1862. Mustered
out, June 24, 1865.

Brewer, John. Company A. Enlisted at Marshall, Aug. 22, 1862. .Mustered
out, June 24, 1865.

Brown, Benjamin F. Company A. Enlisted at Homer, Aug. 11, 1862. Dis-
charged, July 3, 1865.

Brown, Orlando. Company A. Enlisted at Homer, Aug. 5, 1862. Sergeant,
Sept. 12, 1864. Mustered out, June 24, 1865.

Bugbee, Orange. Company A. Enlisted at Homer, Aug. 10, 1862. Entered
service at organization as First Lieutenant. Discharged for disability, April 27, 1864.

Burns, Henry S. Company A. Enlisted at Homer, Aug. 11, 1862. Corporal,
1864. Mustered out, June 24, 1865.

Burt, Charles D. Company A. Enlisted at Homer, Aug. 7, 1862. Discharged,
June 30, 1865.



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Bush, Andrew. Company A. Enlisted at Homer, Aug. 4, 1S(J2. I'lisoiu'i from
January :;i', to April 16, 1864. Mustered out, June 1'4, 1.S65.

Campbell, Bobert C. Company A. Knlisted at Marshall Aut: -1 1*



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