Post by bandboxtroop on Jun 6, 2011 19:47:57 GMT -5
Rch great work. I never knew about Benjamin Brandon from the 9th Connecticut died with F Troop 7th Cav as my direct ancestor died with F Troop and Im related to 3 soldiers who served in the 9th Connecticut that was an Irish Regiment. We have a good data base of photos of 9th men we are building so maybe we can add another face to the LBH collection of enlistedmen. Ill post his name to the group site and see if any were related to him and have a cdv of him.
Post by bandboxtroop on Jun 7, 2011 1:47:04 GMT -5
Brandons record with 9th Connecticut(Irish) Infantry . I have the group looking for a photo we have over 100 descendants with the 9th, just freaked me out that my LBH ancestor was KIA with F Troop along with Brandon and I have another ancestor who served in the 9th Connecticut. A new reimental is being written Benjamin Brandon
Residence Norwich CT; Enlisted on 5/24/1862 as a Private.
On 5/24/1862 he mustered into "K" Co. CT 9th Infantry He Re-enlisted on 6/9/1864 He was transferred out on 10/12/1864
On 10/12/1864 he transferred into "D" Co. CT 9th Battn He was Mustered Out on 8/3/1865 at New Haven, CT
Promotions: * Corpl 10/19/1862 * Sergt 11/27/1862 * 1st Sergt 1/27/1863 * Private 8/23/1863 (Reduced to ranks) So he was a 1Sgt in the war busted to private, the 9th were on Custers flank at Cedar creek
I have completed posting the names of possible Civil War combat veterans among the enlisted men of the 7th Cav. Any additional information about these men and others related to CW service and combat experience will be appreciated. Records, rosters, morning reports of the regiments mentioned might reveal in greater detail data about these men.
Of the regiments 794 enlisted men 109, 13.7%, were possible CW combat veterans.
Of the 570 enlisted men present 74, 12.9%. were veterans.
The 109 men served in 125 regiments and independent companies and batteries, the U. S. Navy, and the Confederate Army.
15 additional men served during the CW, but almost certainly saw no combat.
7 civilians were veterans of the CW.
20 possible CW veterans. [Total corrected from 19 to 20 on 15 Jun 11, I had missed Louis Lobering] The reasons they are listed are given, I hope, in an understanable way. This list is informational and given in the hope that additional research will resolve the question of their service one way or the other.
There were probably a few additional veterans among the men killed or who died after their 1876 service and who didn't leave anyone behind who might have claimed a pension.
Rch I can give you a lotof info on John Darris KIA with I troop he was a private in 1st NJ Cav 4 years.I have a notebook on the guy. His records are a lill messed up as he was from New York and enlisted in New Jersey. He abandoned his family and his wife had thourght he had served in a New York regiment and her pension was held up after his death at LBH. I posted about him earlier they found his boot and leg and foot bones in 1923 in the deep Ravine. Ill check on the 14 Connecticut guy I have a lot of Connecticut CW connections, mainly the 9th Irish CT Inf but a fellow in our group does a lot of work on the 14? Are you saying William Abrams was one of the Union Soldiers that took the parole offer at Andersonville to serve in the Confederate Artillery or engineers? Most of them guys were captured at Columbus Georgia a week after Lees Surrender and a few others were captured by Stonemans cavalry 2 weeks after the surrender. Interesting book on Columbus, Benteen played a part in the battle and his men didnt like him some were pretty bitter at him seems there was a mixed up in commands and he thourght they had all retreated ran away when they were in the works. As for Stoneman just finished that book and Keough is all over the book, most Ive ever read about him in the Civil War was in the new Stoneman book. I do have a list of the captured union soldiers who galvanized. I dont know if they were ever given UCMJ for trading sides. Late enlistments dont mean they didnt actually see combat.The Civil war was considered officially over in 1866. Thats why GAR membership ws open to those who served1861-1866. Texas and Missouri seen Union soldiers being killed by Guerillas and diehards till1866. President Johnson considered the Texas trouble and thew war over in 1866.On August 20, 1866, President Andrew Johnson gave a proclamation declaring that the Civil War was now officially over. So guys who even enlisted in 1866 were considered Civil war veterans. The actual last Union soldier listed as killed in the war wasnt at Palmetto Hill Texas it was a Sgt at some Bridge crossing in Florida. Anyway Ill look up William Abrams for you. Funny thing when they recovered the CSS Hunly they found a ID tag from a Union soldier who went MIA at Battery Wagner from the 7th Connecticut, yeah a lot of white troops were at Battery Wagner but you wouldn tknow by the movie. Great work your doing on the enlisted Civil War men. Read Ryans 10 years with Custer he actually list that a group of ex confederates joined the 7th in his 1st enlistment and he gives some names.