Civil War Soldiers

of

Mecosta County

 

Name

Enlistment

Residence Age††††† Date††††††† Location††††† Rank-Unit

Discharge

††† Date†††††††††† Location

Remarks

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Frederick L.

Barker

Mecosta

County

19

05/13/61

Grand

Rapids

PVT Co. K 3rd MI INF

07/05/65

Jeffersonville IN.

Reenlisted SGT Brandy Station VA 12/24/63.

WIA Wilderness VA 05/05/64, Transferred Co. I 5th MI INF 06/10/64 1st. SGT

2LT 08/12/64.

1LT Co. H 5th MI INF 11/02/64.

CPT 02/04/65. Enlistment discharge.

Nathan

Bragg

Mecosta County

30

12/26/61

Mecosta County

SGT Co. H 15th MI INF

07/28/62

Detroit

Disability discharge.

Solomon

Bragg

Mecosta County

34

01/12/62

Mecosta County

PVT Co. H 15th MI INF

 

 

Died of disease Keokuk IA 06/20/62.

Buried Shiloh National Cemetery.

Charles

Buehel

Mecosta County

35

05/23/61

Grand Rapids

PVT Co. C 3rd MI INF

04/28/63.

Washington DC

Disability discharge.

Thomas

Byers

Newaygo County

25

05/13/61

Grand Rapids

PVT Co. H 3rd MI INF

07/05/65

Jeffersonville IN

Reenlisted 12/24/63.

Transferred to Co. A 5th MI INF 06/10/64.

Enlistment discharge.

Frederick

Chapin

 

 

 

 

CPL BAT B 4th US ART

 

 

 

Isaac W.

Clifton

 

26

11/02/61

Grand Rapids

PVT Co. D MI ENGRS & MECHS

09/22/65

Nashville TN

Reenlisted Chat-tanooga TN 01/03/64.

Jacob O.

Coburn

Big Rapids

30

09/08/62

Big

Rapids

CPL Co. I

6th MI CAV

 

 

QM SGT 07/01/63. POW Charlestown WV 11/18/63.

Died in prison Hospital No. 21 Richmond VA 01/14/64.

Buried Richmond National Cemetery.

George

Cochran

Mecosta County

21

01/31/62

Grand

Rapids

PVT Co. K 3rd MI INF

 

 

WIA Groveton VA

Died of wounds 08/29/62.

Burial site unknown.

Oren H.

Coleman

Big

Rapids

24

05/13/61

Grand

Rapids

PVT Co. K 3rd MI INF

06/20/64

Detroit

Enlistment discharge.

Peter

Conners

Mecosta County

32

09/20/61

Richmond

 

PVT Co D

2nd MI CAV

10/22/64

Nashville TN

Enlistment discharge.

Benjamin

Cook

Mecosta County

20

08/11/62

Grand

Rapids

PVT Co. A 6th MI CAV

 

 

Deserted Grand Rapids 11/001/62.

Lyman A.

Crandall

Newaygo County

20

05/13/61

Grand Rapids

PVT Co. K 3rd MI INF

 

 

Deserted 12/23/63.

George W.

Crane

Mecosta County

44

08/31/64

Grand Rapids

PVT Co. I

11th MI CAV

06/16/65

Knoxville TN

Enlistment discharge.

James

Crane

Mecosta County

19

08/28/62

Grand Rapids

PVT CO. A 6th MI CAV

O6/21/65

Fort Leaven-

worth KS

Enlistment discharge.

Joseph

Crane

Mecosta County

20

08/28/62

Grand Rapids

PVT Co. A 6th MI CAV

O6/21/65

Fort Leaven-

worth KS

Enlistment discharge.

William

Dalziel

Mecosta

County

27

07/23/62

Grand

Rapids

PVT Co. A 6th MI CAV

 

 

POW Trevillian Station 06/11/64.Died Ander-sonville Prison 08/10/64.

Buried Andersonville National Cemetery.

William

Davenport

Newaygo County

39

08/10/63

Newaygo County

CPL C0. A 10th MI CAV

11/11/65

Memphis TN

Enlistment discharge.

Lawrence

Dean

 

41

08/31/64

Grand Rapids

PVT Co. I

11th MI CAV

06/16/65

Knoxville TN

WIA and taken prisoner Sandy Ridge VA 10/04/64.

Enlistment discharge.

William Wallace

Dickinson

Newaygo County

30

05/13//61

Grand Rapids

SGT Co. K 3rd MI INF

01/24/63

Washington DC

Disability dis-charge.

Reenlisted 2LT Co. A 10th MI CAV 07/13/63.

Injured in accident 03/15/64 Knoxville TN.

Promoted 1LT 01/05/65.

Acting Commissary of Subsistence First Brigade, First Cavalry Division 06/--/65.

Mustered out Memphis TN 11/11/65.†††

 

Harvey

Doney

Big

Rapids

28

02/29/64

Big Rapids

PVT Co. M 3rd MI CAV

 

 

Died of disease Brownsville AR 09/09/64.

Burial site unknown.

William S.

Doyle

Big

Rapids

32

08/11/62

Big

Rapids

PVT Co. K 3rd MI INF

 

 

WIA Chancel-lorsville VA 05/03/63.

Died Lincoln Hospital Washington DC of typhoid fever 1015/63.

Buried Soldiers and Sailors Home Cemetery Washing-ton D C.

Cyrus M.

Duncan

Mecosta

County

30

09/20/61

Grand

Rapids

PVT Co. F

2nd MI CAV

06/20/62

Farmington MS

Disability discharge.

 

Daniel W.

Dutcher

Mecosta County

31

10/11/62

Big Rapids

PVT Co. I

6th MI CAV

11/24/65

Fort Leaven-

worth KS

Enlistment discharge.

Henry

Escott

Big Rapids

25

07/24/64

Grand Rapids

PVT Co. D 21st MI INF

07/13/65

Detroit

WIA 03/08/65.

Enlistment discharge.

Henry C.

Evarts

Mecosta County

28

10/08/61

Mecosta County

PVT Co. I

3rd MI CAV

 

 

Reenlisted as SGT La Grange TN 01/19/64.

Accepted commission 2LT 4th US COL CAV 03/24/65.

John

Fenning

Big

Rapids

27

09/20/62

Big

Rapids

PVT Co. I

6th MI CAV

11/24/65

Fort Leaven-worth KS.

POW Charlestown WV 11/18/63.

Rejoined unit 06/10/65. Enlistment discharge.

Sydney

Fox

Mecosta

County

22

05/13/61

Grand

Rapids

PVT Co. K 3rd MI INF

 

 

Died of pneumonia Chesapeake General

Hospital Fortress Monroe VA 10/20/62.

Buried Fortress Monroe Cemetery.

Charles

Franklin

Big

Rapids

33

09/05/62

Big Rapids

PVT Co. I

6th MI CAV

 

 

POW Charlestown WV 11/18/63.

Died in prison hospital Richmond VA 01/14/64.

Buried Richmond National Cemetery

Alexander

French

Big

Rapids

 

18

05/13/61

Grand

Rapids

PVT Co. K 3rd MI INF

 

 

WIA Groveton, VA 08/29/62.

Finger amputated.

CPL 09/--/62.

Awarded Kearny Cross for Valor 05/27/63.

WIA Mine Run VA 11/21/63.

Died Military Hospital Alex-andria VA 12/05/63.

Buried Alexandria National Cemetery.

George

French

Big Rapids

26

05/13/61

Grand

Rapids

CPL Co. K 3rd MI INF

06/20/64

Detroit

Promoted SGT

Enlistment discharge.

Orrin T.

Fuller

Big

Rapids

19

02/22/62

Brooks

PVT Co. E 3rd MI CAV

08/02/62

Detroit

Disability discharge.

William W.

Gardner

Big Rapids

28

09/09/62

Big Rapids

PVT Co. I

6th MI CAV

08/17/64

 

Disability discharge.

Samuel

Garzo

Mecosta County

32

09/19/61

Richmond

PVT Co. D 2nd MI CAV

 

 

Transferred to Invalid Corps 01/15/64.

John M.

Gibson††††††††

Big Rapids

24

09/12/63

Big Rapids

PVT Co. A 10th MI CAV

11/11/65

Memphis TN

Enlistment discharge.

John

Golder

Newaygo County

24

03/29/65

 

PVT Co. E 15th MI INF

 

 

Drafted from Barton Township.

Deserted Louisville KY 06/18/65.

Benjamin

Gooch

Mecosta County

30

05/13/61

Grand Rapids

PVT C0. K 3rd MI INF

06/20/64

Detroit

Regimental Flag Color Bearer.

WIA twice Fair Oaks VA 05/31/62. WIA Second Bull Run 08/29/62. WIA Gettysburg PA 07/02/63.

CPL Sep. 1862.

Enlistment discharge.

Thomas

Gorman

Big Rapids

18

10/01/62

Grand Rapids

PVT Co. B 6th MI CAV

01/25/63

Washington D.C.

Transferred to Co. D.

Enlistment discharge.

Nathan

Green

Big Rapids

19

11/11/62

Grand Rapids

PVT Co. B 6th MI CAV

03/17/64

Washington D.C.

Transferred to Co. D. Disability discharge.

Jacob

Haist

Big Rapids

19

09/08/62

Grand Rapids

PVT Co. B 6th MI CAV

11/24/65

Fort Leavan-

worth KS.

Transferred to Co. D.

CPL 04/01/64.

SGT 07/01/65.

Enlistment discharge.

William

Hanton

Big Rapids

30

08/24/63

Big Rapids

PVT Co. A 10th MI CAV

11/11/65.

Memphis TN

Promoted CPL.

Enlistment discharge.

Luther C.

Haskins

Big Rapids

31

09/06/62

Grand Rapids

PVT Co. I

6th MI CAV

 

 

Hospitalized Detroit. No further record.

Edward

Haslam

Mecosta

County

28

09/09/61

Grand Rapids

PVT Co. C 2nd MI CAV

11/22/64

Nashville TN

Enlistment discharge.

James D.

Havens

Big Rapids

21

09/24/62

Grand Rapids

PVT. Co. I

6th MI CAV

 

 

Deserted Grand Rapids 11/20/62.

Charles G.

Hunt

Big Rapids

18

10/09/61

Grand Rapids

PVT Co. F

MI ENGRS & MECHS

11/31/64

Atlanta GA

Enlistment discharge.

Stewart

Ives

Big Rapids

17

09/07/61

Grand Rapids

1ST LT Co. E 3rd MI CAV

11/10/64

 

CPT Co. M 07/12/62. Brevet MAJ & Brevet LT COL 03/13/65 for gallant and meritorious service.

Enlistment discharge.

Andrew J.

Johnson

Newaygo County

23

04/28/61

Grand Rapids

PVT Co. H 3rd MI INF

 

 

Promoted CPL.

Transferred to Invalid Corps 02/15/64.

George B.

Jones

Mecosta County

19

02/22/62

Newaygo County

PVT C0. E

3rd MI CAV

02/12/66

San Antonio TX

Transferred to Co. M 03/--64.

Reenlisted Big Rapids 03/15/64.

Enlistment discharge.

John

Keinberger

Mecosta County

44

02/28/64

Big Rapids

PVT Co. M 3rd MI CAV

08/26/66

Fort Mackinac

Transferred to Fourth Indepen-dent Company Veteran Reserve Corps

William P.

Leggett

Big Rapids

30

08/24/63

Big Rapids

SGT Co. A 10th MI CAV

06/05/65

Louisville KY

Enlistment discharge.

George W.

Logan

Big Rapids

24

11/02/61

Grand Rapids

PVT Co. D MI ENGRS & MECHS

11/22/65

Nashville TN

Reenlisted Chatta- nooga TN 02/10/64. Promoted CPL 06/07/65. Enlistment discharge.

Charles

Lovesey

Mecosta County

28

09/08/62

Grand Rapids

PVT Co. B 6th MI CAV

 

 

Last name may be Lorsey.

Transferred to Co. D.

KIA Falling Waters MD 07/14/63.

Burial site unknown.

William

Lowe

Big Rapids

35

09/20/62

Grand Rapids

PVT Co. B 6th MI CAV

01/18/64

Washington D.C.

Transferred to Co. D.

Disability discharge.

John

McAlister

Mecosta

County

27

05/13/61

Grand Rapids

PVT Co. K 3rd MI INF

 

 

Reenlisted as SGT Brandy Station VA 12/24/63.

Died of disease Camp Lee Grand Rapids 02/05/64.

Buried Oak Hill Cemetery Grand Rapids.

Duncan

McLelland

Big Rapids

31

09/06/62

Big Rapids

WAGON-ER Co. I

6th MI CAV

11/24/65

Fort Leavan-

worth KS

Promoted Saddler 12/02/62. Enlistment discharge.

Joseph

Miller

Newaygo County

30

05/13/61

Grand Rapids

PVT Co. C 3rd MI INF

 

 

POW Mine Run VA 11/30/63.

Died Andersonville Prison 06/07/64.

Buried Andersonville National Cemetery.

Robert

Minor

Big Rapids

25

07/31/62

Grand Rapids

PVT Co. A 6th MI CAV

06/25/65

Fort Levan-

worth KS

Enlistment discharge.

James H.

Misner

Mecosta County

21

05/13/61

Grand Rapids

PVT Co. K 3rd MI INF

07//05/65

Jeffersonville IN

Reenlisted 12/24/63 Brandy Station VA. Transferred to Co. I 5th Mi Inf. 06/10/64.

Enlistment discharge.

Robert

Misner

Mecosta County

27

05/13/61

Grand Rapids

PVT Co. K 3rd MI INF

01/13/63

Philadelphia PA

Promoted CPL.

Disability discharge.

John

Mitchell

 

29

08/31/64

Grand Rapids

PVT Co. I

11th MI CAV

06/16/65

Knoxville TN

Enlistment discharge.

William H.

Mitchell††††

Big Rapids

19

09/08/62

Grand Rapids

PVT Co. B 6th MI CAV

07/10/65

Fort Leaven-

worth KS

Reported in Co. D.

Enlistment discharge.

George W.

Montague

Mecosta County

22

03/16/65

 

PVT Co. F

15th MI INF

08/26/65

Little Rock AR

Drafted from Green Township.

Died 08/26/65.

Buried Memphis National Cemetery.

William P.

Montonye

Big Rapids

26

02/22/62

Newaygo

PVT Co. E 3rd MI CAV

06/17/65

Baton Rouge LA

POW 08/19/63 vicinity Grenada MS.

Paroled 12/26/64. Enlistment discharge,

Robert A.

Moon

Big Rapids

30

09/01/62

Grand Rapids

1ST LT Co. I 6th MI CAV

11/24/65

Fort Levan-

worth KS

POW Charlestown WV 10/13/63.

Returned to unit 05/09,65.

Enlistment discharge.

Moses

Mosher

Mecosta County

19

02/05/62

Grand Rapids

PVT Co. K 3rd MI INF

02/06/63

Philadelphia PA

Disability discharge.

Casius M.

Nethaway

Mecosta County

18

09/01/64

Grand Rapids

PVT Co. D 3rd MI INF

 

 

Died Bullís Run Gap TN 04/22/65.

Burial site unknown.

Marcellus

Nethaway

Mecosta County

27

08/10/63

Mecosta County

CM SGT Co. A 10th MI CAV

11/11/65

Memphis TN

Promoted 1SGT.

Enlistment discharge.

 

Edwin

Nicolson

Big Rapids

23

09/06/62

Big Rapids

PVT Co. I

6th MI CAV

 

 

POW Charlestown, WV

11/18/63.

Died Andersonville Prison 04/02/64. Buried Andersonville National Cemetery.

Martin

Rens

Big Rapids

30

08/11/62

Grand

Rapids

PVT Co. A 6TH MI CAV

06/21/65

Fort Levan-

worth KS

Enlistment discharge.

Cyrus T.

Richardson

Big Rapids

25

08/15/64

Grand Rapids

PVT Co. L

MI ENGRS & MECHS

06/06/65

Washington D.C.

Enlistment discharge.

William

Riley

Big Rapids

25

11/23/63

Grand Rapids

PVT Co. A 10th MI CAV

 

 

Deserted Grand Rapids 11/18/63.

Franklin S.

Robbins

Mecosta County

21

04/30/62

Grand Rapids

PVT Co. F

3rd MI INF

04/21/63

Baltimore MD

Disability discharge.

John

Rupert

Mecosta County

18

 

 

PVT Co. C 4th MI CAV

 

 

KIA Irwinville GA 05/10/65.

Buried Andersonville National Cemetery.

Frederick

Scriver

Big Rapids

24

05/13/61

Grand Rapids

PVT Co. K 3rd MI INF

 

 

KIA Groveton VA 08/29/62.

Burial site unknown.

Harvey K.

Seeley

Big Rapids

18

10/11/62

Grand Rapids

PVT C0. B 6th MI CAV

 

 

 

 

POW Trevillian Station VA 06/11/64.

Died Andersonville Prison 06/11/64. Buried Andersonville National Cemetery.

John W.

Sharpes

Mecosta County

18

09/01/64

Grand Rapids

PVT Co. D 3rd MI INF

 

 

Died of disease Murfeesboro TN 01/13/65.

Buried Murfees-boro National Cemetery.

John W.

Shaw

Big Rapids

36

05/13/61

Grand Rapids

PVT Co. K 3rd MI INF

01/10/63

Camp Pitcher VA

Disability discharge.

Thomas

Shaw

Newaygo County

49

08/22/63

Green Township

PVT Co. A 10th MI CAV

11/11/65

Memphis TN

Promoted Hospital Steward 09/21/64.

Promoted Assistant Surgeon 08/17/65.

Enlistment discharge.

Thomas R.

Shaw

Mecosta County

20

07/3062

Grand Rapids

CHIEF BUGLER

Co. A 6th MI CAV

11/07/65

Fort Leaven-

worth KS

Enlistment discharge.

Gardner

Simonds

Big Rapids

22

09/06/62

Big Rapids

PVT Co. I

6th MI CAV

10/11/65

Fort Leaven-

worth KS

Taken prisoner Gettys- burg PA.

Rejoined unit 11/--/63.

Enlistment discharge.

Henry J.

Simonds

Big Rapids

18

09/08/62

Big Rapids

PVT Co. I

6th MI CAV

07/10/65

Fort Leaven-

worth KS

Enlistment discharge.

Elias A.

Snyder

Big Rapid

22

05/13/61

Grand Rapids

PVT Co. K 3rd MI INF

 

 

Died of disease Alexandria VA 12/27/61.

Burial site unknown.

Daniel E.

Stearns

Big Rapids

17

02/22/62

 

PVT Co. E 6th MI CAV

02/12/66

San Antonio TX

CPL 12/15/63.

Reported in Co. M 12//64.

Reenlisted 03/15/64 at Big Rapids.

QM SGT 03/15/64.

1SGT 07/18/64.

2LT 10/24/64.

1LT 01/02/65.

1LT & ADJ 06/11/65.

Enlistment discharge.

Henry W.

Strauss

Big Rapids

18

02/29/64

Big Rapids

PVT Co. M 3rd MI CAV

 

 

Died Saint Louis MO 04/04/64.

Buried Jefferson Barracks National Cemetery.

Francis O.

Vandersluis

Big Rapids

24

07/29/62

Grand Rapids

PVT Co. L

6th MI CAV

06/12/65

Washington D.C.

Enlistment discharge.

Francis

Velaire

Big Rapids

24

09/08/62

Big Rapids

PVT Co. I

6th MI CAV

 

 

Deserted Grand Rapids 11/09/62.

Simon G.

Webster

Big Rapids

20

02/29/64

Grand Rapids

QM SGT Co. M 3rd MI CAV

10/06/65

New Orleans LA

Enlistment discharge.

George W.

Wilkins

Big Rapids

33

02/29/64

Big Rapids

PVT Co. M 3rd MI CAV

 

 

Died Saint Louis MO 03/27/64.

Buried Jefferson Barracks National Cemetery.

Edward L.

Williams

Big Rapids

40

08/09/62

Big Rapids

SGT Co. I

6th MI CAV

 

 

KIA Cedar Creek VA 10/19/64.

Buried Winchester National Cemetery.

John C.

Wilman

Big Rapids

25

08/18/62

Grand Rapids

PVT Co. B 5th MI CAV

03/16/65

Detroit

Enlistment discharge.

William

Woodard

Mecosta County

44

03/18/65

Grand Rapids

PVT Co. K 6th MI CAV

 

 

Died of disease Fort Leavenworth KS 10/08/65.

Buried Fort Leavenworth National Cemetery.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

General Notes: 1. Disability discharge implies soldier left service due to injury or illness.

†††††††††††††††††††††††††† 2. Enlistment discharge means that soldierís term of enlistment had expired.

†††††††††††††††††††††††††† 3. KIA Killed In Action

††††††††††††† †††††††††††††4. MIA Missing In Action.

†††††††††††††††††††††††††† 5. WIA Wounded In Action.

†††††††††††††††††††††††††† 6. POW Prisoner of War.

†††††††††††††††††††††††††† 7. All locations in Michigan unless noted.