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The 1878 History of Benton County, Iowa
pages 395-397
Thirteenth Infantry

Was recruited under the Presidentís proclamation of July 22, 1861, and ordered to rendezvous at Camp McClellan, near Davenport, where the regiment was filled up, completely organized and mustered into service Nov. 2, 1861. The mustering officer, Capt. Chambers, rejected a few men, but when it entered the service there were 899 names on its rolls. The number was soon increased by enlistments to 989. Maj. Marcellus M. Crocker, of the Second Regiment, was commissioned Colonel of the Thirteenth. Milton M. Price was Lieutenant Colonel, and John Shane, Major.

Soon after organization, having been supplied with clothing, the regiment was ordered to Benton Barracks, Mo., where it remained from November 20th to December 11th, when it was ordered to report to Gen. Pope, and was assigned to garrison duty at Jefferson City, where it remained during the Winter. The time was improved to the utmost by Col. Crocker and his command. Schools of Instruction were instituted for the officers, and regular drills for the men. Several hours each day were spent in obtaining a thorough knowledge of their duties, and every officer and private labored diligently to obtain proficiency in the art of war, that they might be ready for efficient service when called upon.

In March, Col. Crocker received orders to report to Gen. Grant; and on the 8th of that month, 1862, the regiment left, by railroad, for St. Louis, where it embarked for Pittsburg Landing, arriving on the 23rd. Col. Crocker reported to Gen. McClernand, commanding First Division, and with the Eleventh Iowa and Eighth and Eighteenth Illinois, constituted the First Brigade, under Col. Richard Oglesby. At Shiloh, on the first day, it was under fire for ten consecutive hours, and gallantly sustained the reputation of Iowa troops. On that day, Lieutenant. Col. Price and Major Shane were wounded, and the regiment lost 24 killed, 139 wounded and 9 missing. A few days after the battle of Shiloh the army was reorganized, and the Thirteenth was placed in the Sixth Division, and attached to the Third Brigade, composed of the Eleventh, Thirteenth, Fifteenth and Sixteenth Iowa Regiments, Col. M. M. Crocker commanding, soon becoming known as the "Iowa Brigade." About this time, Lieutenant. Col. Price resigned, Maj. Shane was promoted to be Lieutenant Colonel, and Capt. G. M. Van Hosen became Major. The command participated in the siege of Corinth, and became a part of the garrison at that place when evacuated by the rebel forces.

After remaining at Corinth two months, the regiment marched to Bolivar, Tenn., to look after the enemy, but returned to Corinth September 12th.

Its next movement was under Gen. Ord, in a march on Iuka, and returned to Corinth about the 1st of October, where it was engaged on the 3rd and 4th; but although under heavy artillery fire for some time, its losses were light. On Sunday morning, October 5th, the command joined in pursuit of the rebels, which was continued to Ripley. On its return, the regiment reached Corinth October 11th, where it remained three weeks, when it joined in the campaign, under Gen. Grant, against Vicksburg, via Holly Springs and Granada. It reached "Yocana" Creek, when, Holly Springs having been lost, the army countermarched to the frontier of Tennessee, and arrived at Memphis Jan. 13, 1863. On the 20th, it embarked on steamers, moving down the river to Duckport, La,; but, without disembarking, returned to Millikenís Bend, where it remained a fortnight. It then moved to Providence and went into camp for two months, working much of the time on the Lake Providence Canal. While here the army was reorganized, and the Thirteenth became a part of the First Division, Seventeenth Corporals, observation, Gen. McPherson commanding. Shortly after, Col. Crocker was promoted to be a Brigadier General, when Lieutenant. Col. Shane as commissioned Colonel of the regiment.

During most of the campaign at Vicksburg, the Iowa Brigade performed much extra service, involving hard labor and calling for tough marching qualities, and acquired the sobriquet of "Crockerís Grayhounds." It was a part of Shermanís army of observation, and July 4, 1863, when Vicksburg was being surrendered to Grantís victorious army, the Thirteenth was skirmishing with Johnstonís rebels, at Big Black River.

In August, it was engaged with a portion of the navy in wrecking and dismantling gunboats that had been sunk by rebel torpedoes in Yazoo River. It also participated in a campaign against Monroe, La., under Gen. Stevenson. September 3rd, it went into quarters at Vicksburg, where it remained four months. From February 4 to March 4, 1864, it was with the forces under Gen. Sherman in the famous raid on Meridian. On its return from this raid, most of the men having re-enlisted, it was declared a veteran organization, and officers and men were given "thirty days in their own State," and were homeward bound on the 7th of March.

April 16th, they were off to the wars again, arriving at Huntsville, Ala., May 20th, thence to Ackworth, Ga., joining Shermanís army on the 8th of June. Its first battle in the Atlanta campaign was at Kenesaw Mountain, and was almost continuously under fire until July 20th, when it took position before Atlanta, three miles away. On the 21st, the Iowa Brigade, under Col. Shane, lost 226 men in twenty-seven minutes, in a splendid assault on a rebel fort. Again engaged on the 22nd, and suffered severely. On the 28th, gallantly fought, having been ordered to reinforce a portion of the line hard pressed by the enemy.

It participated in Shermanís famous march to the sea, and a portion of the regiment, under Lieutenant. Col. Kennedy, entered Columbia and hoisted the Stars and Stripes on the rebel capitol.

The Thirteenth, after a long and honorable career, was mustered out, paid off and disbanded at Davenport, Iowa, July 28 and 29, 1865.

ROSTER OF COMPANY E, THIRTEENTH INFANTRY

Rice, Moses W., veteran Feb. 19, 1864, wounded at Atlanta July 22, 1864.

Sherman, Buren Robinson, Capt., age 24, resident of Vinton, born NY, enlisted as Sergeant in Co. G. Sep. 27, 1861, promoted Second Lieutenant. Feb. 9, 1862, wounded at battle of Shiloh, TN, promoted Captain Apr. 17, 1862, resigned Apr. 17, 1863. See Co. G, Twelfth Infantry (Note: Sherman later became Governor of Iowa).

ROSTER OF COMPANY G, THIRTEENTH INFANTRY

Amburn, Jesse T., age 29, resident of Benton County, native IN, enlisted Dec. 22, 1863, captured July 22, 1864 near Atlanta, GA, died Feb. 15, 1865, Florence, SC.

Amburn, William, Corporal, age 18, resident of Vinton, native IN, enlisted Sep. 27, 1861, re-enlisted Jan. 1, 1864, promoted Fourth Corporal Jan. 22, 1864, wounded July 21, 1864 near Atlanta, GA, promoted First Corporal Nov. 1, 1864, Fifth Sergeant Jan. 1, 1865, mustered out Jul 21, 1865 Louisville, KY.

Auld, George W., age 26, resident of Vinton, native PA, enlisted Sep. 27, 1861, re-enlisted Jan 1, 1864, mustered out July 21, 1865, Louisville, KY.

Barker, Ruel, Corporal, age 22, resident of Vinton, native OH, enlisted Sep. 27, 1861, re-enlisted Dec. 1, 1863, promoted Third Corporal Jan. 1, 1865, mustered out July 21, 1865, Louisville, KY.

Barnum, Washington D., age 18, resident of Vinton, native CT, enlisted Oct. 6, 1861, died of fever Sep. 9, 1863 at Vicksburg, MS, buried National Cemetery Vicksburg, MS, Sec. G, grave 174.

Beckley, Edward, age 31, resident of Vinton, enlisted Sep. 27, 1861, discharged for disability Oct. 22, 1862.

Beumont, Edmond C., age 25, resident of Second Congressional District, native NY, enlisted Nov. 3, 1864, mustered out July 21, 1865, Louisville, KY.

Black, George W., age 20, resident of Marysville, native NY, enlisted Oct. 4, 1861, wounded Apr. 6, 1862 near Shiloh, TN, transferred to First Mississippi Marine Brigade, Apr. 15, 1863. No further record.

Bowen, James H., age 24, resident of Vinton, native NY, enlisted Sep. 27, 1861, discharged for disability Oct. 22, 1862.

Branch, Phineas, age 37, resident of Vinton, native VT, enlisted Aug. 21, 1862, missing July 22, 1864, near Atlanta, GA, mustered out June 2, 1865, Washington, D.C.

Briggle, Jeremiah, age 18, resident of Benton Co., native OH, enlisted Jan 28, 1864, mustered out Jul 21, 1865, Louisville, KY.

Brollear, Job, age 31, resident of Vinton, native OH, enlisted Sep. 27, 1861, died of illness May 23, 1862.

Brown, Alfred H., age 21, resident of Vinton, native OH, enlisted Sep. 27, 1861, re-enlisted Jan. 1, 1864, wounded Jul 28, 1864 near Atlanta, GA, discharged for disability Mar. 31, 1865, Davenport, IA.

Brown, Henry J., age 22, resident of Vinton, native IN, enlisted Sep. 27, 1861, re-enlisted Jan. 1, 1864, mustered out Jul 21, 1865, Louisville, KY.

Brown, Thomas, age 18, resident of Vinton, native England, enlisted Aug. 20, 1862, captured Feb. 1, 1865, mustered out June 6, 1865, Clinton, IA.

Buchen, William H., enlisted Jan. 2, 1864, promoted corporal, wounded near Atlanta.

Buck, Walter W., age 24, resident of Vinton, native OH, enlisted Sep. 28, 1861, re-enlisted Jan 1, 1864, wounded Jul 21, 1864 near Atlanta, GA, discharged July 6, 1865, Davenport, IA.

Bysong, Samuel, age 27, resident of Vinton, native Canada, enlisted Sep. 27, 1861, re-enlisted Jan. 1, 1864, mustered out, July 21, 1865, Louisville, KY.

Cassell, Thomas K., age 29, resident of Vinton, native IN, enlisted Dec. 19, 1863, discharged June 18, 1865, Madison, IN.

Catlin, Lewis L., Sergeant, age 30, resident of Vinton, native NY, enlisted Sep. 27, 1861, re-enlisted Dec. 15, 1863, promoted Fifth Sergeant Nov. 1, 1864, Fourth Sergeant Jan. 1, 1865, wounded Mar. 1, 1865 near Falling Creek, NC, mustered out Jul. 21, 1865, Louisville, KY.

Clark, Alvin, age 41, resident of Vinton, native NY, enlisted Sep. 27, 1861, discharged for disability Aug. 2, 1862, Davenport, IA.

Clingon, Robert L., Corporal, age 27, resident of Vinton, native OH, enlisted Sep. 27, 1861 as Fourth Corporal, promoted Third Corporal Apr. 30,1862, Second Corporal Jan. 5, 1863, Sixth Corporal, mustered out Nov. 1, 1864, Louisville, KY.

Collin, William H. H., age 20, resident of Vinton, native NY, enlisted Mar. 30, 1864, mustered out, Jul 21, 1865, Louisville, KY.

Coppoc, Joseph L., Captain, age 21, resident Benton County, native OH, enlisted Sep. 27, 1861 as Third Corporal, promoted Second Corporal, Apr. 30, 1862, discharged June 5, 1863, and promoted as Captain Co. D, Louisiana Colored Infantry, Jun 5, 1863.

Correll, Daniel P., age 20, resident of Vinton, native PA, enlisted Aug. 21, 1862, mustered out May 29, 1865, Louisville, KY.

Cuer, John P., age 37, resident of Vinton, native NY, enlisted Dec. 19, 1863, mustered out Jul 21, 1865, Louisville, KY.

Dart, George W., Corporal, age 21, resident of Vinton, native NY, enlisted Sep. 27, 1861, re-enlisted Dec. 15, 1863, promoted Fourth Corporal, Jan. 1, 1865, mustered out Jul 21, 1865, Louisville KY.

Dart, S. G., enlisted Sept. 27, 1861, veteran Dec. 15, 1863.

Davis, John, age 27, resident of Vinton, native OH, enlisted Aug. 21, 1862, wounded at Jonesboro GA, mustered out Jun 2, 1865, Washington, D.C.

Day, Thomas G., age 25, resident of Vinton, native CT, enlisted Sep. 28, 1861, re-enlisted Jan. 1, 1864, killed in action Atlanta, GA, Aug. 25, 1864, buried National Cemetery, Marietta, GA, Sec. J, grave 44.

Dean, Frederick, age 27, resident of Vinton, native OH, enlisted Sep. 27, 1861, died of illness May 17, 1862 on the steamer City of Memphis, buried National Cemetery, Quincy, IL.

Dean, Stowell G., age 23, resident of Vinton, native OH, enlisted Sep. 27, 1861, died of illness May 12, 1862 at Camp Denison, OH, buried Spring Grove National Cemetery, Dennison, OH, Lot C, grave 119

Dearth, Jeremiah, age 28, resident of Vinton, enlisted Sep. 27, 1861, wounded Apr. 6, 1862 at Shiloh, TN, discharged for disability, June 30, 1862.

Detwiler, Zenas, age 18, resident of Benton County, native IL, enlisted Mar. 22, 1864, mustered out Jul 21, 1865, Louisville, KY.

Durand, Robert B., Sergeant, age 18, resident of Vinton, native MI, enlisted Sept. 27, 1861, wounded Apr. 6, 1862 at Shiloh, TN, promoted Fifth Corporal Sep. 21, 1863, re-enlisted Jan. 1, 1864, promoted First Sergeant Jan. 22, 1864, killed in action July 21, 1864 near Atlanta, GA, buried National Cemetery Marietta, GA, Sec. E, grave 353.

Engledow, Samuel S., age 18, resident of Vinton, native IN, enlisted Sep. 27, 1861, discharged for disability Mar. 7, 1862.

Fawcett, William H., age 18, resident of Vinton, native OH, enlisted Sep. 27, 1861, captured July 22, 1864, near Atlanta, GA, mustered out July 21, 1865, Louisville, KY.

Ferrell, Edward, age 28, resident of Vinton, native Ireland, enlisted Sep. 27, 1861, re-enlisted Jan. 1, 1864, mustered out July 21, 1865, Louisville, KY.

Forsyth, Edward P., Sergeant, age 42, resident of Vinton, native KY, enlisted Sep. 27, 1861, promoted Second Sergeant, re-enlisted Jan. 1, 1864, wounded near Atlanta, GA, died of wounds Nov. 1, 1864, Chattanooga, TN, buried National Cemetery, Chattanooga, TN, Sec. G, grave 148.

Gipe, John H., Corporal, enlisted Sept. 27, 1861, veteran Jan. 1, 1864, captured near Atlanta.

Greer, James V., age 18, resident of Benton County, native OH, enlisted Jan. 29, 1864, killed in action at Atlanta July 22, 1864, buried National Cemetery, Atlanta, GA, Sec. E, grave 355.

Hallock, Hiram, Sergeant, age 34, resident of Vinton, native OH, enlisted Sep. 27, 1861, promoted First Corporal, Jan. 15, 1862, Fourth Sergeant Jul. 5, 1862, Second Sergeant Aug. 12, 1862, First Sergeant June 5, 1862, re-enlisted Jan. 1, 1864, killed in action July 22, 1864, Atlanta, GA.

Hanford, Rush R., age 28, resident of Vinton, native NY, enlisted Aug. 21, 1862, mustered out June 2, 1865, Washington, D.C.

Hanna, John D., Quartermaster, age 20, resident of Vinton, native OH, enlisted Sep. 27, 1861, re-enlisted Jan. 1, 1864, promoted Quartermaster, June 1, 1865, mustered out Jul. 21, 1865, Louisville, KY.

Hanna, William S., age 20, resident of Vinton, native OH, enlisted Sep. 27, 1861, wounded Apr. 6, 1862 at Shiloh, TN, wounded also at Corinth, MS, re-enlisted as veteran Jan. 1, 1864, mustered out July 21, 1865, Louisville, KY.

Hayhurst, Elias, age 37, resident of Benton County, native OH, enlisted Feb. 29, 1864, killed in action Aug. 11, 1864 near Atlanta, GA, buried National Cemetery, Marietta, GA, Sec. J, grave 46.

Heller, Joel, enlisted Sept. 27, 1861, veteran Jan. 1, 1864.

Henry, John, Corporal, age 18, resident of Benton County, native OH, enlisted Sep. 27, 1861, re-enlisted Jan. 1, 1864, promoted Second Corporal Jan. 22, 1864, m.i.a. July 22, 1864 near Atlanta, GA, promoted First Corporal Jan. 1, 1865, returned Apr. 18, 1865, mustered out May 27, 1865, Davenport, IA.

Hoover, Benton, age 20, resident of Vinton, native NY, enlisted Sep. 27, 1861, killed in action July 22, 1864 near Atlanta, GA, buried in National Cemetery Marietta, GA, Sec. E, grave 356.

Howett, Joseph, age 18, resident of Vinton, native England, enlisted Sep. 27, 1861, wounded Oct. 4, 1862 at Corinth, MS, re-enlisted Jan. 1, 1864, mustered out July 21, 1865, Louisville, KY.

Hull, Henry, age 22, resident of Vinton, native PA, enlisted Sep. 27, 1861, re-enlisted Feb. 19, 1865, mustered out July 21, 1865, Louisville, KY.

Hull, Jerome, age 18, resident of Vinton, native MI, enlisted Sep. 27, 1861, wounded July 22, 1864 near Atlanta, GA, mustered out July 21, 1865, Louisville, KY.

Hull, Joseph, enlisted Sep. 27, 1861, wounded and missing Oct. 4, 1862 Corinth, MS, died Oct. 6, 1862 Corinth, MS.

Hussong, James M., age 30, resident of Vinton, native IL, enlisted Aug. 21, 1862, re-enlisted Feb. 20, 1864, died of disease July 23, 1864 at Evansville, IN.

Jackson, Julius, age 18, resident of Vinton, native PA, enlisted Sep. 27, 1861, wounded Oct. 4, 1862 Corinth, MS, re-enlisted Feb. 28, 1864, killed in action July 21, 1864 near Atlanta, GA, buried National Cemetery, Marietta, GA, Sec. G, grave 354.

Jackson, William I., enlisted Sept. 27, 1861, wounded at Shiloh and discharged Oct. 10, 1862.

Jenkins, George W., age 21, Resident of Vinton, native IL, enlisted Aug. 21, 1862, mustered out June 2, 1865 Washington, D.C.

Joyce, Jacob, Corporal, age 42, resident of Vinton, native PA, enlisted Sep. 27, 1861, re-enlisted Jan. 1, 1864, promoted Third Corporal Jul 21, 1864, wounded Aug. 9, 1864, promoted Second Corporal Jan. 1, 1865, mustered out July 21, 1865, Louisville, KY.

Kendall, Oscar, Corporal, enlisted Sept. 27, 1861, wounded at Corinth, died April 4, 1862.

Kennedy, Andrew R., Corporal, age 24, resident of Benton County, native NY, enlisted Sep. 27, 1861 as Second Corporal, promoted First Corporal Apr. 30, 1862, Fourth Sergeant June 15, 1862, Second Sergeant July 5, 1862, discharged for disability July 29, 1862.

Keyes, Almond C., age 27, resident of Vinton, native OH, enlisted Jan. 2, 1864, wounded July 2, 1864, discharged for wounds May 18, 1865.

Keyes, Newell C., Quartermaster, age 21, resident of Vinton, native OH, enlisted as Seventh Corporal Sep. 27, 1861, wounded Apr. 6, 1862 at Shiloh, TN, promoted Sixth Corporal Apr. 30, 1862, Quartermaster Sergeant May 1, 1862, re-enlisted Jan. 1, 1864, promoted Quartermaster Nov. 11, 1864, mustered out July 21, 1865, Louisville, KY.

LaRue, Chambers C., Sergeant, age 25, resident of Vinton, native OH, enlisted Sep. 27, 1861, promoted Third Sergeant May 1, 1863, re-enlisted Jan. 1, 1864 wounded July 21, 1864 at Atlanta, GA, transferred to Veterans Reserve Corporals, mustered out Sep. 18, 1865, Davenport, IA.

LaRue, William H., Corporal, age 24, resident Vinton, native OH, enlisted Sept. 27, 1861 as Sixth Corporal, promoted Fifth Corporal Apr. 30, 1862, mustered out Nov. 1, 1864.

Lord, Lewis, age 28, resident of Vinton, native NY, enlisted Dec. 17, 1863, captured near Atlanta, GA July 22, 1864, died Sep. 6, 1864, Andersonville prison, buried Andersonville National Cemetery, grave 7959.

Lowell, Marion, age 26, resident of Benton County, native MI, enlisted Jan. 29, 1864, died of smallpox Mar. 18, 1865 at Beaufort, NC.

Lyman, Frederick, Sergeant, age 38, resident of Vinton, native VT, enlisted Sep. 27, 1861 as Fifth Sergeant, promoted Third Sergeant Apr. 10, 1862, Second Sergeant Apr. 30, 1862, Sergeant Major June 15, 1862, wounded Oct. 4, 1862 at Corinth, MS, discharged for promotion as First Lieutenant of Eighth Louisiana Colored Troops June 5, 1863.

Lynch, Jeremiah, Corporal, age 18, resident of Vinton, native Ireland, enlisted Sep. 27, 1861, wounded June 16, 1863, at Vicksburg, re-enlisted Jan. 1, 1864, promoted Sixth Corporal June 1, 1865, mustered out July 21, 1865, Louisville, KY.

Marine, Stephen A., age 19, resident of Vinton, native IN, enlisted Aug. 21, 1863, wounded July 21, 1864, discharged for disability Apr. 5, 1864.

Marine, William H. H., age 21, resident of Vinton, native IN, enlisted Sep. 27, 1861, re-enlisted Dec. 15, 1863, killed in action Yazoo City, MS, buried National Cemetery Vicksburg, MS, Sec. Q, grave 393.

Martin, Charles M., Sergeant, age 29, resident of Eden, native OH, enlisted Sep. 27, 1861, wounded Apr. 6, 1862 near Shiloh, TN, promoted First Corporal July 5, 1862, Fourth Sergeant Aug. 12, 1863, died of chronic illness June 7, 1864.

Martin, Samuel C., Sergeant, age 23, resident of Vinton, native OH, enlisted Sep. 27, 1861, killed in action Shiloh, TN Apr. 6, 1862, buried Shiloh National Cemetery, Pittsburg Landing, TN, Sec. R. G., grave 8.

McCasland, Alexander, Sergeant, age 31, resident Vinton, native IN, enlisted Sep. 27, 1861, promoted Fifth Corporal Oct. 16, 1862, Fourth Corporal June 5, 1863, Third Sergeant July 6, 1863, mustered out Nov. 1, 1864.

McElroy, Hayes H., age 21, resident of Vinton, native PA, enlisted Sep. 27, 1861, discharged for disability April 22, 1863, Evansville, IN.

Merchant, David D., Corporal, age 26, resident Gomersal, native OH, enlisted Sep. 27, 1861, wounded Apr. 6, 1862 at Shiloh, TN, re-enlisted Jan. 1, 1864, promoted Third Corporal Jan. 22, 1864, killed in action near Atlanta, GA, July 21, 1864.

Merchant, William, age 24, resident of Vinton, native OH, enlisted Aug. 21, 1862, captured Jul 22, 1864, near Atlanta, GA, died of disease Aug. 25, 1864, Andersonville, GA, buried Andersonville National Cemetery, grave 6815.

Millage, James, enlisted Sept. 27, 1861, died at Corinth July 26, 1862.

Murdock, Philip, Sergeant, age 31, resident of Vinton, native OH, enlisted Sep. 27, 1861 as Third Sergeant, re-enlisted Jan. 1, 1864, mustered out July 21, 1865 Louisville, KY. See Co. K, First Infantry.

Palmer, Henry N., Lieutenant, age 18, resident of Vinton, native OH, enlisted Sept. 27,1861, re-enlisted Jan. 1, 1864, wounded July 22, 1864 near Atlanta, GA, promoted Third Sergeant Nov. 1, 1864, Second Sergeant Jan. 1, 1865, Second Lieutenant June 7, 1865, mustered out July 21, 1865, Louisville, KY.

Pray, Robert J., age 31, resident of Vinton, native PA, enlisted Sep. 27, 1861, promoted Fifth Corporal Dec. 16, 1861, Fourth Corporal Apr. 30, 1862, Second Sergeant June 5, 1863, wounded near Atlanta July 22, 1864, mustered out Louisville, KY, Nov. 1, 1864.

Putnam, Charles E., Capt., age 22, resident of Benton County, native NH, enlisted as Fifth Corporal Sept. 27, 1861, promoted Second Lieutenant Oct. 31, 1861, promoted First Lieutenant Apr. 19, 1862, promoted Captain Mar. 13, 1863, resigned Oct. 22, 1864.

Reed, Elias, wounded Jul 22, 1864 near Atlanta, GA, died June 18, 1863, buried National Cemetery, Vicksburg, MS, Sec. P, grave 128.

Rickets, William H., age 26, resident of Vinton, native OH, enlisted Sep. 27, 1861, re-enlisted Jan. 1, 1864, mustered out July 21, 1865, Louisville, KY.

Ridge, Alfred, age 31, resident of Vinton, native OH, enlisted Sep. 27, 1861, discharged Oct. 22, 1862.

Ridge, John, Lieutenant, age 26, resident of Vinton, native OH, enlisted as First Corporal Sep. 27, 1861, promoted Fifth Sergeant Apr. 10, 1862, Fourth Sergeant Apr. 30, 1862, Second Sergeant June 15, 1862, First Sergeant July 5, 1862, Second Lieutenant Mar. 13, 1863, promoted First Lieutenant Apr. 29, 1863, wounded July 20, 1864 near Atlanta, GA, died of wounds Oct. 4, 1864 Louisville, KY.

Ringlow, George, age 18, resident of Benton County, native OH, enlisted Jan. 29, 1864, mustered out July 21, 1865, Louisville, KY.

Ritchey, Jonathan, Corporal, age 18, resident Vinton, native OH, enlisted Sep. 27, 1861, re-enlisted Dec. 15, 1863, wounded July 22, 1864, near Atlanta, GA, promoted Fifth Corporal Jan. 1, 1865, mustered out July 21, 1865, Louisville, KY.

Roberts, Joseph, age 31, resident of Vinton, native OH, enlisted Sep. 27, 1861, re-enlisted Jan. 1, 1864, killed in action July 21, 1863 near Atlanta, GA.

Robertson, David, age 26, enlisted Jan. 2, 1864, died Aug. 26, 1864 while prisoner at Andersonville, GA, buried Andersonville National Cemetery, GA, grave 6572.

Robertson, James W., age 22, Resident of Benton County, native PA, enlisted Feb. 29, 1864, mustered out July 21, 1865, Louisville, KY.

Rodabeck, William S., age 26, resident of Vinton, native OH, enlisted Sep. 27, 1861, re-enlisted Jan. 1, 1864, mustered out July 21, 1865, Louisville, KY.

Ross, George F., Lieutenant, age 24, resident of Vinton, native PA, enlisted as First Sergeant Sept 27, 1861, promoted Second Lieutenant Apr. 19, 1862, wounded Oct. 4, 1862 at Corinth, MS, promoted First Lieutenant Mar. 13, 1863, resigned Apr. 28, 1863 for disability.

Royce, Samuel J., age 36, resident of Vinton, native NY, enlisted Sep. 27, 1861, wounded Oct. 3, 1862 at Corinth, MS, died Oct. 6, 1862 Corinth, MS.

Schoonover, Joseph O., age 21, resident of Vinton, native OH, enlisted Sep. 27, 1861, wounded Apr. 6, 1862 at Shiloh, TN, discharged Aug. 23, 1862.

Sells, George A., age 19, resident of Vinton, native IA, enlisted Dec. 17, 1863, wounded July 22, 1864, discharged May 1, 1865 for promotion in Fourth United Colored Troops,

Shane, John, Captain, age 38, resident of Vinton, native OH, appointed Captain Oct. 28, 1861, promoted Major Oct. 30, 1861, wounded Apr. 6, 1862, Shiloh, TN, promoted Lieutenant Colonel Apr. 17, 1862, promoted Colonel Mar. 13, 1863, mustered out Nov. 9, 1864.

Sherman, Buren R., Capt., age 24, resident of Vinton, born NY, enlisted Sep. 27, 1861 as Second Sergeant, promoted Sergeant Major Dec. 23, 1861, Second Lieutenant Feb. 9, 1862, wounded Apr. 6, 1862, Shiloh, TN, promoted Captain Apr. 17, 1862, resigned Apr. 17, 1863.

Sherman, W. B., enlisted Sept. 28, 1861.

Shields, John C., Drum Major, age 20, resident of Vinton, born PA, enlisted Sep. 27, 1861, promoted Drummer, Mar. 20, 1863, Drum Major, May 1, 1863, re-enlisted Jan. 1, 1864, wounded July 22, 1864 near Atlanta, GA, mustered out July 21, 1865, Louisville, KY.

Shutts, James H., Lieutenant, age 38, resident of Vinton, native NY, appointed First Lieutenant Oct. 28, 1861, resigned Apr. 19, 1861.

Shutts, Lewis E., age 16, resident of Gomersal, native TN, enlisted Dec. 25, 1863, wounded Aug. 13, 1864 near Atlanta, GA, discharged for disability June 4, 1865.

Simpson, W. J., enlisted Sept. 27, 1861.

Sims, Dwight, age 23, resident of Vinton, native NY, enlisted Sep. 27, 1861, re-enlisted as veteran Jan. 1, 1864, mustered out July 21, 1865, Louisville, KY.

Skinner, Amasa, Sergeant, age 29, resident of Vinton, native NY, enlisted Sep. 27, 1861, re-enlisted Jan. 1, 1864, promoted Second Sergeant Nov. 1, 1864, wounded July 22, 1864 near Atlanta, GA, promoted First Sergeant June 1, 1865, mustered out July 21, 1865, Louisville, KY.

Small, Orzo, Sergeant, age 22, resident of Vinton, native VT, enlisted Sep. 28, 1861, promoted Seventh Corporal Oct. 16, 1862, Fifth Corporal June 5, 1863, Fourth Corporal Sep. 21, 1863, re-enlisted Jan. 1, 1864, promoted Third Sergeant Jan. 22, 1864, killed in action July 22, 1864, Atlanta, GA, buried National Cemetery Marietta, GA, Sec. E, grave 352.

Small, Plummer, age 26, resident of Vinton, native VT, enlisted Aug. 21, 1862, died of typhoid fever June 17, 1863, Lagrange, TN.

Smock, Daniel D., age 22, resident of Benton County, native IN, enlisted Sep. 27, 1861, re-enlisted Jan 1, 1864 promoted First Lieutenant Co. F, Sixtieth U.S. Colored Troops, mustered out Oct 15, 1865. See Co. A & D Reorganized, First Infantry.

Smock, Simon, age 28, resident of Gomersal, native IN, enlisted Dec. 16, 1863, died of consumption Aug. 12, 1864 at Marietta, GA, buried National Cemetery, Marietta, GA.

Smock, Thomas C., Corporal, age 20, resident of Vinton, native IN, enlisted Sep. 27, 1861, wounded Oct. 4, 1862 at Corinth, MS, discharged for disability Nov. 9, 1862, re-enlisted Feb. 12, 1864, captured July 22, 1864 near Atlanta, GA, promoted Seventh Corporal Jun 18, 1865, mustered out July 21, 1865, Louisville, KY.

Starbuck, John, enlisted March 7, 1864, died at Savannah, Ga., Jan. 21, 1865.

Starkweather, John, Lieutenant, age 21, resident of Vinton, native NY, enlisted as Fourth Sergeant Sep. 27, 1861, promoted Fifth Sergeant Apr. 30, 1862, re-enlisted Jan. 1, 1864, promoted First Sergeant Aug. 1, 1864, wounded Aug. 9, 1864 near Atlanta, GA, promoted Second Lieutenant Oct. 6, 1864, First Lieutenant Jan. 1, 1865, mustered out July 15, 1865, Louisville, KY.

Toombs, Daniel, age 20, resident of Vinton, native NY, enlisted Sep. 27, 1861, re-enlisted as veteran Jan. 1, 1864, mustered out July 21, 1865, Louisville, KY.

Traer, Isaac A., age 18, resident of Benton Co., native OH, enlisted Feb. 11, 1864, mustered out July 21, 1865, Louisville, KY.

Traer, Jonathan B., age 18, resident of Vinton, native OH, enlisted Sep. 27, 1861, killed in action at Corinth, Oct. 3, 1862, Corinth, MS.

Trayer, J. B., enlisted Sept. 27, 1861, killed in battle of Corinth Oct. 3, 1862. (same as Traer, Jonathan B.)

Turner, William, age 23, resident of Vinton, native OH, enlisted Dec. 16, 1863, mustered out July 21, 1865, Louisville, KY.

Utley, Matthew, age 37, resident of Vinton, enlisted Jan. 15, 1864, mustered out July 21, 1865, Louisville, KY.

Volgamore, Jesse M., age 18, resident of Vinton, native OH, enlisted Sep. 27, 1861, re-enlisted Jan. 1, 1864, mustered out July 21, 1865, Louisville, KY.

Walker, Stephanus, age 24, resident of Vinton, native IN, enlisted Dec. 16, 1863, captured at Clifton, SC. No further record.

Walker, William A., Major, age 24, resident of Vinton, commissioned Second Lieutenant Oct. 28, 1861, promoted Captain Oct. 31, 1861, promoted Major Mar. 13, 1863, killed in action July 22, 1864 near Atlanta, GA, buried National Cemetery, Marietta, GA, Section F, grave A A.

Wallace, James R., Corporal, age 24, resident of Vinton, native OH, enlisted Sep. 27, 1861, promoted Eighth Corporal Apr. 30, 1862, Third Corporal June 5, 1863, wounded July 22, 1864 near Atlanta, GA, mustered out Nov. 1, 1864.

Whipple, Wesley, Sergeant, age 36, resident of Vinton, native VT, enlisted Sep. 27, 1861, promoted Fourth Sergeant Feb. 7, 1862, Second Sergeant Apr. 10, 1862, First Sergeant Apr. 30, 1862, died of typhoid at Corinth, MS, July 3, 1862.

White, James E., Captain, age 19, resident of Vinton, native NY, enlisted May 20, 1861, transferred from Co. I, Third Infantry, promoted Fourth Sergeant Apr. 10, 1862, Third Sergeant 1862, First Sergeant May 1, 1863, Second Lieutenant Apr. 29, 1863, wounded July 22, 1864 near Atlanta, GA, promoted First Lieutenant Oct. 4, 1864, Captain Jan. 1, 1865.

Wilcox, William, Corporal, enlisted Sept. 27, 1861, veteran Jan. 1, 1864, discharged March 17, 1865, disabled.

Williams, Samuel, Wagoner, age 24, resident of Vinton, native IN, enlisted Sep. 27, 1861, promoted Wagoner, died of disease June 5, 1862 at Corinth, MS.

Williams, Walter C., age 21, resident of Vinton, native VT, enlisted Sep. 27, 1861, died of typhoid fever Jan. 11, 1862, Jefferson City, MO.

Wilson, Harvey M., age 18, resident of Benton County, native IN, enlisted Apr. 22, 1864, mustered out July 21, 1865, Louisville, KY.

Wilson, Henry, age 22, resident of Vinton, native Ireland, enlisted Aug. 21, 1862, wounded July 22, 1864, mustered out June 2, 1865, Washington, D.C.

Wilson, James, Sergeant, age 23, resident of Vinton, native Ireland, enlisted Sep. 28, 1861, re-enlisted Jan. 1, 1864, promoted Second Sergeant Jan. 22, 1864, Fourth Sergeant Nov. 1, 1864, Third Sergeant Jan. 1, 1865, Second Sergeant, Jan. 22, 1865, mustered out July 21, 1865.

Worthen, Rufus, Corporal, age 18, resident of Vinton, native VT, enlisted Sep. 28, 1861, re-enlisted Jan. 1, 1864, promoted First Corporal Jan 2, 1864, captured near Atlanta, GA, July 22, 1864. No further record.

UNASSIGNED, THIRTEENTH INFANTRY

Abbott, S. A., enlisted Dec. 29, 1863.

Chapman, Judson S., age 21, resident of Vinton, native NY, enlisted Aug. 21, 1862. No further record.

Ferry, Frank L., age 21, resident of Vinton, native France, enlisted Jan. 22, 1864. No further record.

Holt, Andrew C., age 25, resident of Vinton, native MI, enlisted Aug. 21, 1862. No further record.

Moore, Joseph, enlisted Jan. 5, 1864.

Sanders, William, age 26, resident of Vinton, native IN, enlisted Aug. 21, 1862. No further record.


Transcribed, 2006, by Tierney Ratti.



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