Clinton County in the Civil War

Source: Clinton County Advertiser, Lyons, Iowa, June 13, 1878 (Please keep in mind that these old newpapers can be very difficult to read.  I did the best I could but I'm sure there are errors.

The following is the address read by Mr. J. C. Root, at the Decoration services at the Odeon May 30:

Who does not remember with a thrill of emotion those stirring days of the approach of the black cloud of war, tinted with the reddening tinge of fire and blood, that made every heart throb with apprehension, but to quickly make a firm resolve to vindicate the honor of our flag, and the perpetuity of our Union.  In those stirring days of '61 the marshal bands and resonant cannon awakened the most stolid natures to the urgency of the occation.  The recruiting offiers were seen at every cross road and the stars and stripes were borne by strong hands through our streets.  Capt. H. P. Cox, of this City, was the first to begin the gathering together of a company of brave men to respond to the Presidents's first call. It was then that pure patriotism inspired such men as N. B. Howard, H. H. Green, Joe Conway, Thos. Paine, Frank Daly, Fernando Rupert, Alber E. Winchell and others to step into the ranks -- a free will offering upon the altar of their Country.  Young men, with every promise of successful careers before them, looked the strange demon of war sternly in the face, and 100 strong they set out for the head quarters at Keokuk, and in May 28th, 1861, 17 years ago, were mustered into the U. S. service.  When they signed the muster roll, they expected to return in three months time.  When called upon to pledge their lives for 3 years, be it said to the honor of the entire Company, only one man refused, and he was not a Lyons man.  Of this brave band there now lies at Oakland cemetery: Albert E. Winchell, Charles Scott, Fernando Rupert and N. B. Howard, and on the battle fields they left many brave companions, whose bodies were lost in the chaos of war burial.

Let us for a moment recall to our minds the brave boys of C. I, 2nd Regiment, whose graves we have this day decorated.  I have gathered together a few reminiscences and personal recollections which I have to recall.

Corp. Albert E. Winchell was a fine looking young man, 20 years of age at the time of his enlistment.  He was the possessor of handsome black eyes, dark brown hair, of medium height and good physique.  He had finished his studies at a Davenport College and entered into the employ of a dry goods firm, in the store now occupied by Mr. Nugent.  He was attached to his Guitar and was a merry companion of our young men on many a serenade.  He was fond of a joke; but underlying all was a delicate feeling and a regard for right that made him an upright gentleman; his habits were exemplary; he was a Sunday school scholar, and if ever a man enlisted for motives of the purest, love of Country, Albert was the one.  But his career was to be a short one.  On May 28th, 1861, he was mustered in.  On June 22, oly three short weeks afterwards while laying upon their arms near Macon City, Mo., Frank Daly and Corporal Winchell, both reposing on the same blankest, and as the grey dawn of early morning was just at hand, a companion in passing them hit, with his foot, the hammer of a gun, lying on the ground, which was discharged, sending its leaden messenger through his hip and in a few short hours the soul of the first martyr from Clinton County had gone to its reward.  Oh! the sorrow of that hour, as we passed the news from mouth to mouth, "Winchell has given up his young life," and the realities of war are thus brought to our hearts.  He was my friend, and should I live a thousand years, I shall never forget the impression this event made upon our whole County.  His mother still resides with us, and no man can tell the keen anquish that wrung that mother's heart, and ye, I believe the record he left is some compensation.  History will do full justice to his memory, of a young life, the first to fall, accident though it were, for our County, in fullfillment of its obligation to the entire nation.

Charles Scott was 30 years of age when he enlisted, many of our people remember the genial young attorney, but that dread disease Consumption, had fastened its deadly hold upon him and, after a short service his physical condition rendered him unfit for the rugged life of a soldier, and in Oct, 1861, he was discharged.  He died May 2nd, 1866.

Fernando Rupert was 33 years of age when he enlisted in May, 1861.  He was a member of the Congregational church, and a carpenter by trade.  He was unmarried and owned some property in this City.  Never shall I forget what he told me when he informed me that he had enlisted.  He was at work in a building on the corner of 3rd and Main streets.  He told me that he had joined Capt. Cox's Co.  I was incredulous.  He assured me that it was a fact.  "But," says he "I never shall return again.  I have a premonition that my life shall be required of me by my Country, and I freely give it." and holding up his right hand, he said, "In that good right arm there flows as pure blood as ever leaped through the veins of a living being.  I am in the most perfect health, vigorous and strong; but that pure blood will be spilt upon a Southern battle ground," and then raising his eyes as if seeking inspiration from Heaven, he added, "But I shall go; my country is in danger; I shall respond."  I kept up a correspondence with Mr. Rupert and treasure a portait of him, which he gave me.  At Ft. Donaldsonthe Second regiment were the heroes of that day.  While entrenched behind low earth works the regiment were submitted to a fire of canister from the enemy.  Mr. Rupert, although warned of his danger by his comrade was watching the artillery fire when a canister shot inflicted what was not regarded as a serious wound upon his head.  He was removed to the Mound City hospital where he died March 2nd, 1862.  Indeed, his premonition was a true one, but his words are not forgotten, and they remain to testify to the love he had for his country.  His name should be treasured in our hearts.

Col. N. B. Howard lived to see our National armies triumphant; to enjoy the serene happiness of a home, of wife and child.  Having received a military education, in his youth, he was selected as 1st Lieutenant of Co. I.  His companions speak of him as a strict diciplinarian and give him credit for the high standard of efficiency attained by the Company.  Oct. 13, 1862, he was promoted to Major of the regiment, having been previously promoted to Capt. in place of Capt. Cox, who was wounded at Shiloh and resigned.  On May 2nd, 1864, he was again promoted to Lieut. Col., of the Second Veteran Regiment, and on Nov. 8, 1864, to Collonel.  It was in May, 1864, that the term of enlistment of the original Co. from Lyons expired.  After that time the regiment was filled up with drafted men and re-enlisted veterans and but a few remained from this City.  We notice in the roster, the names of Joseph S. and Geo. Miller, Michael Buckley, Foy Shadduck, Thos. F. Turner, L. T. Sloan, F. H. Sloan and Russel Monroe as hailing from Lyons; but Co. I had ceased to be a Lyons and Clinton company.  Col. Howard made an efficient officer, and his bravery and coolness under fire were proverbial.  After peace was declared he was elected county clerk, Carrying the same thorough proficency into that office, which secured his re-election. He died of consumption, Feby. 21, 1871, at the age of 34.  Young in years, but old in honros.  His name has a brillant setting; his fame a living light.  In looking over the ?? of the Lyons men in Co. I we gather the following:

W. Jurney, killed Feb. 15th, 1862, at Ft. Donaldson.
Corp. A. E. Winchell, killed Jun22nd, at Macon City.
Frank Daly, severely wounded, Oct. 4th, at Corinth.  His wound has requred 8 operations by skillful surgeons during the past 4 years.
Samuel Terwilliger, Co. I, 2nd Infantry, 8 years.  Returned to Lyons; died fall of 1865; buried in Elk River Township.
Capt. H. P. Cox, Co. I, 2nd. Wounded at Shiloh.
Edward A. Banks, killed Feby. 15th, 1862, at Ft. Donaldson.
Geo. N. Banks, died June 27th, 1862.
Gen. F. Cook, wounded Feby 15th at Ft. Donaldson, again, Oct 4th, at Corinth.
W. F. Ganger, wounded, Feby 15th, 1862, at Ft. Donelson.
John S. Herwick, wounded, Apr. 6th, 1862, at Shiloh.
W. H. Laird, wounded Apr. 6th, 1862, at Shiloh.
Henry F. Miller, wounded, Oct 4th, 1862, at Corinth.
Donald McKeen, wounded severely, Feby 15th at Ft. Donelson. 
John G. Pinkerton, died June 28th 1862, at Quincy.
Thos. Paine, wounded at Donaldson, died two days after at Mound City.
Jerome Polley, wounded at Donaldson.
Fernando Rupert, wounded at Donaldson, died at Mound City.

Two companies of cavalry were organized in this vicinity soon after Co. I had left for service.  These companies became Co. B and Co. M., 1st Iowa cavalry.  In Oakland cemtery now rest the following members of this regiment: William C. Potts, John F. Wanichik, Jeptha D. Dunn, Charles H. Leffingwell and August Thomas.  All of these have died since the close of the war.

Wm. C. Potts was brought up in Lyons, and his name is familiar to long residents.  He was a genial, good hearted young man, of an impulsive nature, but kindly disposition.  He was a brave soldier, and after serving out his three years he re-enlisted.  After five years of faithful service, at the end of the war, he was discharged.  In the many skirmishes and battles of his regiment, he was always at his post.  He was 23 years of age when he enlisted and was mustered in Sept. 12th, 1861.  He was a member of Co. M.  The date of his re-enlistment was Dec. 22d, 1863.  He settled in Nebraska after the war, and strange to say, after escaping all the dangers of war, he fell by the hand of an assassin.

John F. Wanichik was 23 years of age when he joined Co. B June 13, 1861.  He was a fine musician and played in the regimental band.  On Aug. 20th 1861, he was promoted to first-class musician.  Lewis Dean, of this city, now has the instrument that he played in the regimental band.  I believe that he was a tinner by trade.  For several years after the war he had a band in Clinton and Lyons, and was recognized as a musician of rare excellence.  He was mustered in Sept. 1st, 1862.  He married a sister of Wm. C. Potts, and died July 2d, 1868.

Jeptha B. Dunn was 3d Sergeant of Co. B, 1st Calvary.  He went into quarters July 18th, 1861; was mustered into U. S. service July 30th, 1861 and was discharged on account of rheumatism June 30, 1862.  Returning to Lyons, he engaged in work at his trade as a carpenter, but falling a victim to consumption, died about five years ago, I believe.  He was well known to the citizens generally, and lived an honorable life.  His usefulness as a soldier, owing to his disability, being materially lessened, but his patriotism and devotion to his country, none could presume to doubt.

The untimely death of Chas. H. Leffingwell, by an accidental discharge of a gun, is still fresh in our minds.  At the minimum age of 18, "Charlie" enlisted in Co. B Jan 4th, 1861 for three years.  He served until the war was at an end, and came home with an honorable record.

August Thomas was 30 years of age when he joined Co. B July 18, 1861.  He is spoken of as an efficient soldier of unquestioned bravery.  He died in Lyons about five years ago.

Geo. W. Dailey, killed at Centralia, Sept. 27, 18??

E?? A. Rolland, of Lyons, a member of Co. M was killed at Clear Creek, Mo., Aug 2d, 1862.  Thos. E. Francis, of this city, was wounded at the same battle.  The 1st Iowa Cavalry did a great amount of marching, and guard duty, and had many hotly contested skirmishes and battles, but the citizens from our locality escaped with a light fatality.

Wm. Thompson of Co. A 16th Infantry, lies buried at Oakland cemetery.  He was 39 years old when he enlisted Jan 4th, at Lyons, and was mustered into the U. S. service Jan. 19 1861 and died at Lyons, Iowa, April 19th, 1864 of pneumonia.

Lieut J. F. Evans of Co. A 15th was wounded near Atlanta.  Co. A 15th Regiment, was recruited in Lyons and vicinity, and I find records of friends as follows: W. H. Bole, one of the famous "Hampshire Band" who did so much to arouse the enthusiams at the war meetings of those stirring times, was wounded July 22d, 1864, near Atlanta.  Samuel Bailie, wounded Oct 3d, 1862 at Corinth.  James Getty, wounded and captured July 22d, 1864, near Atlanta. Gus. Hulbert, wounded April 6th, 1862, at Shiloh.  David Lawderbaugh, died Dec 16th, 1863 at Keokuk.  Frank Lombard, wounded April 6th, 1862, at Shiloh.  John Mullany, wounded Oct 3d, 1862 at Corinth.  Elanson Morey, died Dec. 29th, 1861, at Keokuk.  John Trump, killed in action, Oct. 3d, 1862, at Corinth.  Wm. Watson, wounded April 6th, 1862, at Shiloh, again, July 4th, 1864 at Kenesaw Mountain.  Chas. M. Wheelock, wounded April 6th, 1863, at Shiloh.  Lieut. J. F. Evans, at the age of 19, enlisted June 21st, 1862; was promoted to Lieut.  Died a year ago at Nebraska City.  Jacob Sells, wounded severely at Shiloh.

Lieut. Jesse Penniman enlisted in Co. L 2d Regiment, at the age of 22 in May 1861.  He afterwards was transferred to Co. A 15th, as 2d Sergeant, and afterwards to 2d Lieutenant.  He was killed at the battle of Shiloh.

Capt. A. D. Gaston, of Co. A 26th Regiment, wounded at Walnut HIlls, Mississippi.

Co. A 16th, was organized in this county, and we find the following members who enlisted under Capt. J. H. Smith and Lieut. Madden, of Lyons, and suffered while in the service.  Daniel Miles died at Hamburgh, Tennessee.  Jas. Smith, wounded at Shiloh and Iuka, and captured at Atlanta.  Corporal John Winters died at Pittsburgh Landing.  Gilbert Wakefield, killed at Iuka.  Wm. East, died at Shiloh.  Alex. Gordon, wounded at Iuka.  Wm. Harkness, died at Corinth.  John N. Atchison, captured at Atlanta.  Henry Minnecke, died at Iuka.  Chas. Smith, captured at Atlanta.  Humphrey Manahan, wounded at Iuka.  Jas. Stalcop, wounded at Nick a Jack.  Michael Conley, wounded at Iuka.

Wm. Confare, died at Monteray.
John Cummings, died at Shiloh.
Chas. Darling, wounded at Kenesaw Mountain.
Sergt. Jacob Shambaugh, killed at Iuka.
Fenlan Beatty, killed at Nick a Jack.
J. C. Kelly, lost an arm at Shiloh.
Jno. L. Miller, wounded at Kenesaw Mountain.
Geo. Juhl, killed at Shiloh.
Richard B. Kelly, killed at Iuka.
Edward Garretty, of Co. G 16th Regiment, died March 19th, 1864, at Blair's Landing, S. C.

The Clinton Co. Regiment was the 26th.  Three Companies had Lyons men upon their rolls, and the following lie buried at Oakland Cemetery:  L. A. Curtis of Centre township, was 25 years of age when he enlisted in Co. K Aug 14th, 1862, and after serving faithfully his full term, he returned.  He died at the Miller Hotel in 1866.  His last hours were attended by the Odd Fellow's of which order he was a member.

George Tutton, a mason by trade, enlisted in Co. K August 15, 1862, mustered in Sept. 12th 1862.  He died at St. Louis, Mo., March 28th, 1863.  Aged 30 years.  He was a faithful friend, a good workman and a brave soldier.

Wm. H. Blakely, son of A. B. Blakely, aged 24, enlisted Aug. 15th, 1862, mustered Sept. 12, 1862; was wounded in the left thigh Jan. 11th, 1863, at Arkansas Post, and died in the steamer D. A. Jan. 20, 1863.  A more noble boy never left Iowa to meet the enemy.  He was a favorite will all who knew him.

J. P. Douglas enlisted Aug 15th, 1862, was wounded in the same battle as Blakely, Jan. 11 and died at Lawson Hospital, St. Louis, Feb 7th, 1863.  He left a wife who still resides in Lyons.  He was a member of the Congregational church, and assisted in setting out the maple trees which now shade the church.  He was a carpenter by trade and was a good friend, a kind neighbor and a patriotic citizen.

John Wilson, a bright boy of 18 years, a native of Canada, was early infused by the patriotism of his patron, J. P. Gage, and in the enthusiasm of youth and health early joined the ranks of Co. K.  He went into quarters Aug. 15th and was mustered in Sept. 12th, 1862.  Like the lamented Winchell, his career was a short one.  He died Dec. 7th of the same year, of typhoid fever at Helena, Ark.

Samuel Haskell, the Spartan, son of a Spartan family, was a drummer boy in Co. I, 28th Regiment.  He was only 19 years old at the time of his enlistment Aug. 15, being mustered in Aug. 30th, 1862.  April 8th, 1863, he was discharged.  Laying in a hospital emaciated from disease, and death almost at hand, he wrote to his sister, Miss Lizzie Haskell.  The sacred love of a sister inspired her to gather together her scanty means to go to him and bring him home.  To do this she must get an order from the officer in charge, who had forbidden the admission of every person on this errand; but Lizzie was decided; she would see him; the subordinate officer found human nature could not resist her appeals.  She saw the Commander and of course he couldn't resist her appeals.  Sammy was discharged, and his resolute sister brought him home to die among his friends.  It is said that the General gave his subordinate officer a regular "blowing up" for permitting her to see him, but she was successful, nertheless.  Sammy was a printer by trade and worked in the Mirror office of this city.  His brother John was afterwards rescued from an army hospital by this same heroic sister, when orders were imperious forbidding discharges.  His father, now living and over 80 years of age, was a soldier in the famous Grey Beard regiment, so that this family were truly a band of patriots.

Phillip Rummell was a private in Co. E, 26th; was 35 years of age when he joined his company in August 1862.  I think he served his entire term and afterwards died in this city.

A. J. Cribbs joined Co. H 26th regiment on Aug. 24th, 1862.  He died at Lyons of typhoid fever Dec. 13th, 1862, and rests at Oakland.  He was 26 years old and a native of Pennsylvania.

Nelson Bradstream was a member of Co. A 16th and afterwards belonged to the 17th Regiment Veteran Reserve Corps, which he joined Jan. 1st, 1864.  He served through the war and died in this city.  He was 80 years old when he enlisted.

David M. Cooper enlisted Aug. 12th, 1862 in Co. A 26th regiment.  He was promoted from private to Quarter Master Sergeant on Sept. 12, 1862.  He died in this city.

Horace Mason enlisted March 19th, 1862, and as a veteran March 13, 1864.  He was orderly Sergeant Co. K 65th Ill. and was discharged July 13th, 1865 at Greensboro, N. C. He passed through 28 battles and was never wounded.  He died at Lyons.

Carl G. Spatz was a member of the 34th Illinois infantry; was Quarter Master Sergeant.  He died Dec. 8th, 1865.

Johan C. Jansen went as a substitute Sept. 29th, 1864.  He was assigned to the 8th Iowa, and the war ended in ten months.

Jas. T. Scofield first enlisted in the Engineer corps, being the 11th company in the regiment, were obliged to withdraw.  He afterwards enlisted in the 14th Brooklyn, and passed safely through 13 general engagements, from the first battle of Bull Run to the battle of Gettysburg, it being the 14th engagement he was in.  On the third day he was wounded by a sharp shooter.  He died Dec. 13, 1863 at Clinton.

Geo. Wisner was only 16 when he enlisted in the 14th Illinois cavalry.  He was captured at Stone river and sent to Andersonville.  He died February 19th, 1877.

Elliott H. Callender was a member of Co. B 140 Ill.  He died at Soldier's Rest, Chicago, Oct. 15th, 1864, on his way home from a campaign in Missouri.  He was only 17 years old; the youngest soldier from Lyons who lost his life in the war.

Richard Roberts wasin the 72nd Ill.  He was wounded.  He died last year.
Wm. Baker enlisted Aug. 14th, 1861 at Davenport in Co. C ?? Iowa cavalry.  He was 20 years old.  He died before entering actual service.
Valentine Fiest, of Illinois volunteers is also buried at Oakland.

But saddest of all are the two unknown soldier's graves.  Nameless here but the good Father of us all may give them glory over yonder.

William Martin, Co. F, 15th Iowa infantry, was 18 years old when he enlisted Nov. 5th, 1862.  He was discharged July 31st, 1862 and died a few days after in this city.

Bunker B. Beil (? Bell) died May 30th, 1860.  Is said to have been a bugler in the Rebel army.

One of them which we have marked "Unknown" is said to be a soldier of a Wisconsin or Minnesota regiment, who died on the steam-boat enroute to the south.

Louis Caille died in Lyons during 1869.  He was a soldier during the entire war.  He enlisted at Galena.  He was for years a successful merchant in this city.

I think I have now paid a brief but loving tribute to the memory of every soldier whose body reposes at Oakland.  All honor to their names and may future generations call them blessed.

 The following are buried at the Catholic Cemetery:

John J. Cooty, aged 19, musician, mustered in Sept. 17, 1862, died at Clinton Oct. 2d, 1862.
Chas. Batey, aged 19, mustered in Sept. 15th, 1862.  Wounded Jan. 11th, 1863, at Arkansas Post.  Discharged may 13th, 1864.
Pat Cahill, aged 30.  Mustered in Sept. 15th, 1862.  Discharged Feb. 19, 1863, at Young's Point, Louisiana.
Jas. McDermott, entered service Aug. 30, 1862.  Wounded at Walnut Hill, Miss., May 19, 1863.  Belonged to Co. G and lies buried at Catholic Cemetery.
Michael Galvin, enlisted at the age of 21.  He was a wagoner in Co. G 26th Regiment.  He entered the service Aug. 15th, 1862, and was mustered in Sept. 15, 1862.
Thos. P. Cooty was 21, when he joined Co. G 26th Regiment, Aug. 1862.  Mustered in Sept. 15th, 1862, as 3d Sergeant.  Discharged June 6th, 1863.
Patk Carlin, Co. F 16th Infantry.  Age at enlistment, 37.  Mustered in Feb. 15th, 1862.  Discharged May 26th, 1863.  
Jas. Hagerty, Regiment unknown.

As yet we have found but two soldier's graves in the German Catholic Cemetery, August Detterman and Alex. Gabowski, Regiments and history unknown.

Co. E. 26th Regiment. Col. John Lubbers, wounded at Kenesaw Mountain, June 15th, 1864.

The following are casualties to soldiers who enlisted from Lyons during the war, in the 26th Regiment.

1st Sergeant, Jurgen Unrau, wounded at Ark, Post.
Corporal Louis Pankow, killed at Arkansas Post.
Henry Clausen, died at Andersonville. (How much suffering that word implies.)
Johannes Dalmeier, died on Steamer "Jennie Dean."
Aug. Hoffman, died of wounds at St. Louis.
Henry Krumiwiede, died of wounds at Arkansas Post.
Johan Kroger, died at Memphis.
Johan Kruse, killed at Resata, Georgia.
Anton Meyer, wounded at Arkansas Post.
Frederick Molir, killed at Kingston, Georgia.
Johannes Moller, killed at Cherokee Station, Alabama.
Christian Naeve, died at Nashville.
Heinrich Nelson, died at Lyons of typhoid fever Oct. 17th, 1862.  Supposed to be buried at Oakland.
Wm. Nyrop, killed at Arkansas Post.
Johann Petersen, died at Andersonville.
Corporal Jacob Peters, died at Memphis.  Johannes Ruberg, died at Black River Bridge, Mississippi.
Johann H. Schultz, killed at Vicksburg.
Heinrich Sorgenfrel, drowned at Helena Dec 21st, 1862.
Johan Sothman, died on Steamer "City of Memphis."
Frederick Schlichting, died on Str. "City of Memphis."
Detlef Schnack, wounded at Arkansas Post.
Detlef Tode, died at St. Louis.
Jens Zolek, died at Memphis.

Co. G. Jas. H. Heavey Capt.
Ed. Berger, died at Clinton, Oct 9th, 1862.
John Collins, wounded at Arkansas Post Jan. 11th, 1863.
Cornelius Cahill, wounded at Arkansas Post.
Wm. Farrell, killed in action at Arkansas Post.
Lorenzo Fuller, died at St. Louis.
Hugh Lyons, died March 24th, 1863, at St. Louis.
W. H. H. Babcock, aged 25.  Died Feb. 16th, 1863, at St. Louis.
John McDonnell, wounded at Arkansas Post.
Jas. McDermott, wounded at Walnut Hills, Mississippi.
John Owens, wounded at Arkansas Post.
James Bulger, wounded at Vicksburg.
Wm. McDonnell, killed at Rongold, Georgia, Nov. 22d, 1863.

Co. K. N. C. Roe, Capt.
Henry J. Beck, wounded at Arkansas Post, died Jan. 13th, 1863.
Wm. H. Blakely, wounded at Arkansas Post, died Jan. 20th, 1863.
David Ballard, died Dec. 8th, 1863, at Helena.
Ambrose Cline, wounded at Vicksburg, May 20th, 1863.
J. P. Douglass, wounded at Arkansas Post, died Feb. 1863.
Wm. Demuth, killed at Vicksburg, May 22d, 1863.
Richard Paine, wounded March 21st, 1863 at Hentonville, N. C.
Allan Reund, lost a leg at Reshea, May 14th, 1864.
Geo. A. Stockwell, wounded at Vicksburg, died Dec. 18th, 1863.
Richard Shields, wounded at Arkansas Post, died Feb. 1st, 1863.
Geo. Tutton, died at St. Louis, March 28th, 1863.
John Wilson, died at Helena, Dec. 7th, 1862.
Lieut. N. D. Hubbard, wounded at Ringold, Georgia.
Sergeant Wm. Holmes, wounded at Vicksburg, May 20th, 1863.
Sergeant E. P. Watson, wounded May 14th, 1864 at Resaea.
Sergeant C. J. Henle, wounded at Arkansas Post.
1st Corporal Jackson Cook, died March 1st, 1863, near Vicksburg.
Lieut. W. W. Shew, died at Black River Bridge, Aug. 29th, 1863.
J. G. Moyses, wounded Jan. 13th, 1863.

It will be noticed that the casualties at Arkansas Post were very severe upon our Lyons men.  The regiment lost 122, killed and wounded, at this point.

A portion of Co. A was enlisted in Lyons, by Capt. S. R. Williams.

Beniah Case, died at Helena, Dec 13th, 1862.

Co. F. 16th Regiment, enlisted by Lieut. Miller:

Capt. Peter Miller, wounded near Atlanta.
Wm. Rimmer was wounded at Shiloh.
Austin Dutcher, killed by guerrillas Dec 13th, 1864, in Georgia.
Michael Murphy, wounded July 19th, 1865.
Wm. McKinston, captured at Atlanta July 22, 1864.
Wm. W. Rayner, captured at Atlanta.
Martin O'Hara, lost at Atlanta.
Corp. Harvey Whitman, killed at Iuka Sept. 10th, 1862.

A strange fatality seemed to follow Lieutenant Miller's recruits.

In the 6th Iowa Cavalry, Lieutenant S. J. Toll's recruits, Co. A:

Frederick Renfeldt died at Ft. Randall, Oct. 24, 1864.
David Pence died at Ft. Sully, Oct. 25, 1863.

In the 1st colored Infantry, Co. C:

Elf Poston died at Keokuk, Oct. 20, 1863.
Edward Riddle died at Helena, Jan. 27, 1865.

The following veterans of 1812 lie buried at Oakland Cemetery: Joseph Scott, John Crosby, John Brigham, and Fred Kahler.

I find the following names of Lyons men who served during the war, 71 men from Lyons were members of Co. M., Missouri Artillery.

Joseph Labrick, Co. K, 58th Illinois, wounded.
Chas. Ringstein, Co. E 43d Illinois.

Mr. Root closed his reminiscences by paying a feeling tribute to the memory of the dead, and in honor of those who suffered from wounds and disease, from our city and vicinity, as well as those who fell from other places.  He reminded us of the cost of our Union, and how dearly we should treasure our national institutions and stand by the Government.