Kellogg Honors Its War Heroes
ADAIR, ADAMS, BELLAMY, BELSON, BIRCHARD BLEAKNEY, BLOSSERBODEN BRUNSON, COFFEE, DE BONDT DRAKE FAIRCLOTH, FISHER, FOSTER, HACKETT, HAMMER, HARVEY, HIATT, HOLDSWORTH, JACOBS, JOHNSON, KINGMA, LUDWICKMACK, MARSHALL, MCANINCH, MCCAUSLAND, MCGLASON, MILLIGAN, MORGAN, MUNTZ, PAULSON, REED, SHOEMAKER, SPARKS, STUART, TOMLINSON, TOUGH, VAUGHN, VEBER, WEBER, WEST, WILSON
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Date: 6/28/2019 at 09:02:52
Kellogg Honors Its War Heroes
T. S. Mack, 87, Is Only Survivor Of Civil War Living In Town
Kellogg, June 7 – Special to The Daily News – In spite of the inclement weather, a fair sized crowd gathered at Our Silent City cemetery Monday afternoon to enjoy the special Memorial Day program prepared by members of Ben Morgan Post of American Legion and pay respect to those who have passed beyond. Rev. Ernest McAninch, pastor of the local Methodist Episcopal church, gave the address of the day, using as his topic “Forty Years in the Wilderness.” Other numbers on the program included band selections, the invocation by Rev. W. G. Weber, pastor of the Lutheran church, the “Star Spangled Banner,” and “Nearer My God to Thee,” the singing of “America” by the group with R. C. Birchard leading, Lincoln’s Gettysburg address by Mack Reed, a world war veteran; taps by Conrad De Bondt and the benediction by Rev. Weber.
T. S. Mack is the only surviving veteran of the Civil war in Kellogg. He was born in Castalia, O., July 17, 1846, and came to Iowa with his parents in 1855. He enlisted twice at the age of 16 years and was rejected. In 1863 he was working in Des Moines when he was finally accepted as a bugler and went to Woodville, Ala., where he spent that winter. In the spring he was transferred to the Fourth division of the Fifteenth army corps and after the fight at Atlanta he with others were transferred to troops under General Thomas.
He was discharged at Davenport in 1865 and two years later he re-enlisted and served three years in Company E Third United States heavy artillery at Fort Augustine, Ga., Fort Negley and the last 18 months at the Pulaski Military prison in Georgia.
The only injury he received while in service was at Alabama on July 22, 1965, when a ‘splint’ bullet knocked a tooth loose.
He has lived alone since the death of his wife, and came to Kellogg about nine years ago where he has made his home since. He is 87 years of age and quite active, always being busy with some kind of work about his house or garden. He plays the violin and enjoys entertaining with old time melodies. Kellogg also boasts of one Spanish-American war veteran, Michael Sorenson, who spends a part of the time at his home here and part of the time he and Mrs. Sorenson stay at the Soldiers’ home in Marshalltown.
The following graves were decorated by members of Ben Morgan Post No. 355 American Legion:
Mexican war – Asa Hiatt, Thomas McGlason, and William Ludwick;
Civil war – Dr. A. W. Adair, Andrew Adams, S. N. Bellamy, John Brunson, Samuel Belson, B. F. Bleakney, Isiah Coffee, John Foster, Roswell Fisher, M. V. Faircloth, Walker Hiatt, William Harvey, J. F. Hackett, I. L. Hammer, James Johnson, sr., James Johnson, jr., Thomas Jacobs, Thomas McGlason, jr., C. H. Morgan, Ryan Morgan, A. J. McCausland, William Marshall, C. T. Shoemaker, J. N. Stuart, J. Tomlinson, B. Wilson, A. G. West, James Drake;
Spanish-American – James Vaughn and John Boden;
World war – Bryan Faircloth, George Holdsworth, Ben Morgan, Charles Milligan, Milton Muntz, Charley Paulson, Tracy Sparks, Charley Tough, Vern Veber, Adam Kingma, LeMoyne Blosser and Ross Reed.
Wreaths were also placed around the Legion monument in honor of those who were buried overseas.
Source: Newton Daily News; June 7, 1932, page 8
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