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T B Myers

MYERS, HERMAN

Posted By: County Coordiantor
Date: 11/18/2006 at 22:57:12

T B Myers, farmer, Sec 4, P O Boone, was born in Clay county, Maryland, October 1, 1844, and in 1856 came with his parents to this county, where the subject of this sketch was raised, he chose farming as his occupation, and has followed it since, in January 1862, he enlisted in company D, sixteenth Iowa infantry and served till the close of the war, and was discharged July 2, 1865, he participated in the following battles, Shiloh, siege of Vicksburg, Walnut Landing, Black River, Kenesaw Mountain, and we may say all those in which the regiment was engaged, he was captured with the regiment on July 22, 1864, and taken to Andersonville prison, where he endured all its horrors, and the average daily deaths were about one hundred, he was discharged September 22, 1864, and taken to the hospital at Atlanta, Georgia, and afterwards went with Sherman on his march to the sea, after the war he returned home and resumed his occupation of farming, he purchased his present homestead of ninety acres in 1875, he was married March 15, 1869, to Miss Rosetta C Herman, a native of Des Moines county, this state, they have five children: Florence I, Mary A, W W, Cora A and Nellie Ethel

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