Muscatine County Iowa
Here is what the abbreviations in the bios stand for: far: farm; Co.: company or county; dir: dealer; IVA: Iowa Volunteer Artillery; IVC: Iowa Volunteer Cavalry; IVI: Iowa Volunteer Infantry; P.O.: Post Office; S. or Sec.: section; and st.: street.
Source: History of Muscatine County Iowa, Biographical Section, 1879, page 650
S. D. FULMER, Agent B. C. & N. R. R., and American Express Co., Nichols; born Jan. 25, 1842, in Armstrong Co., Penn.; in August, 1861, enlisted in Co. F of the 105th Penn. Inf.; participated in the second battle of Bull Run, where he was wounded in the left hand; was also in most of the battles in the Peninsular Champaign, and at the battle of Chantilly, where Gen. Kearney fell; also at the battles of Chancellorsville, Fredericksburg and Gettysburg; at the latter lost his left leg; was mustered out of the United States service August, 1864, and returned home; in the spring of 1869, came to Cedar Rapids, Iowa, and engaged in the telegraph office of the Chicago & North-Western Railroad Co.; in the spring of 1871, went to Kossuth, Des Moines Co., and engaged in the B., C, R. & N. R. R. office, and in May, 1874, came to this station and took charge of the office here. Married Ann J. Cartwright Jan. 5, 1874; she was born Nov. 10, 1854, in Des Moines Co., Iowa; have one daughter--Nellie, born Nov. 6, 1876. Republican.
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