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O. A. A. Gardner enlisted September 18th, 1861, at Camp McClellan, Iowa, and was enrolled as a private in Co. A, 11th Volunteer Infantry; served in the department of Missouri; was on detached service as military telegraph operator and as provost marshal the whole term of service; was mustered out and honorably discharged at St. Louis, Mo., June 22d, 1865; was in the government service about four years after the close of the war.

William L. Hubbard enlisted in September, 1861, and was enrolled in Co. B, 34th regiment, Illinois Volunteer Infantry; served in the army of the Cumberland, and was severely wounded at the battle of Stone River. Was honorably discharged in 1864, having served three years and two months; came to Kansas in 1873, and settled in Lincoin township, where he has since resided.

Joshua Harlan enlisted August 1st, 1862, at Valpariso, Indiana, and was enrolled in Co. I, 5th Indiana Cavalry, as a blacksmith, in which capacity he served but a few months when the blacksmith tools were turned over to the regiment quartermaster. Served in the 23d army corps under General Burnside. Took part in the battle of Henderson's Mills, Tennessee, after which the regiment fell back to Wraytown, where a stand was made and another battle fought. The rebel troops engaged were Bragg's and Longstreet's commands. Was in all the campaign in East Tennesee; was partially disabled by being thrown from his horse while making a cavalry charge; also took part in the capture of John Morgan; was mustered out and honorably discharged May 28th, 1865, at Louisville, Kentucky.

H. K. Hoyt enlisted in Co. E, 9th Vermont Volunteer Infantry as a private, at Woodstock, Vermont, December 17th, 1863. Served in the army of the Potomac; took part in the battle of Newport and several skirmishes. Served on detached duty as hospital steward about one year; was mustered out and honorably discharged at Burlington, Vermont, December 1st, 1865.

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W. H. Hamilton enlisted August 11th, 1862, at Saybrook, McLean county, Illinois, and was enrolled as a private in Co. F, 116th Illinois Volunteer Infantry. Served in the 15th army corps under General John A. Logan. Took part in the attack on Vicksburg, the battle of Arkansas Post, seige of Vicksburg, Jackson, Mississippi; Missionary Ridge, Atlanta campaign and marched with Sherman to the sea. Was never in the hospital or sick a day; was mustered out at Washington and received final discharge at Springfield, Illinois, June 28th, 1865.

F. M. Higgason enlisted at Monmouth, Illinois, in August, 1863, and was enrolled as a private in Co. C, 83d regiment, Illinois Volunteer Infantry. Served in the army of the Cumberland under General Thomas. Served about six months and was discharged by reason of loss of left arm while in the line of duty.

Joseph L. Harkness was born in Huron county, Ohio, November 24th, 1831. He enlisted on the 12th day of August, 1862, at Story City, Iowa, and was enrolled as a private in the 32d regiment, Iowa Volunteer Infantry. He took part in the battle of Pleasant Hill and many minor engagements; was with General A. J. Smith on the famous Red River expedition. He was made a prisoner of war at the battle of Pleasant Hill and spent thirteen months in prison at Tyler, Texas. Came to Republic county October 13th, 1876, and settled in Belleville township, where he still resides.

Ben Hull enlisted in the fall of 1861, at Ottawa, Illinois, and was enrolled as a private in Co. G, 4th Illinois Volunteer Cavalry. Served in the western army. Took part in the battles of Fort Henry and Donelson, Shiloh, Vicksburg and several minor engagements. Was mustered out at Springfield, Illinois, after having served three years and two months.

John Harris enlisted in August, 1861, in the Leroy, Coffee county, Kansas, Home Guards, commanded by Cap-

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tain Scott, in which he served three months. This company was recognized and paid by the general government. Soon after being discharged from the Home Guards, he enlisted in Co. C, 2d Kansas Cavalry. Served in the western department; was in several skirmishes and running fights with Quantrell's men. Was honorably discharged at Leavenworth, Kansas, after having served two years.

James Isaac enlisted in November, 1861, and was enrolled as a private in Co. I, 10th Kentucky, Volunteer Infantry. Took part in the battles of Mill Springs, Kentucky, seige of Corinth, campaign in Kentucky under General Buel, Chickamauga, Jonesboro, and many minor engagements. Was mustered out and honorably discharged at Louisville, Kentucky, in Febuary,[sic] 1865. Settled in Grant township in the spring of 1869, where he still at[sic] resides.

S. A. Ingham, a native of the state of New York, from whence he moved at an early age to Wisconsin, where he resided until Febuary[sic] 1862, when he enlisted in the 9th Light Battery, Wisconsin Volunteers, Captain James H. Dodge commanding. Served in the western divison under Generals Blunt and Curtis. Was honorably discharged Fort Leavenworth, Kansas, January, 26th, 1865.

David Jones enlisted July 25th, 1861, at Kinmunda, Illinois, and was enrolled as a private in Co. B, 40th Illinois Infantry. Served in the 15th army corps under John A. Logan. Was in the battles of Shiloh, Vicksburg, and Jackson, and took part in all the battles and skirmishes in which the regiment was engaged; marched with Sherman to the sea. Was mustered out at Louisville, Kentucky, July 25th, 1865, having served exactly four years.

Robert T. Jellison was born in Lawrence County, Pennsylvania, January 3d, 1848, came to Kansas in 1859 where he has resided ever since. Enlisted August 19th, 1862, in Co. I, 13th Kansas Infantry, and was mustered in

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soon after at Troy, Kansas. Served in the 7th army corps. Took part in three heavy engagements and several skirmishes; was mustered out July 26th, 1865, and honorably discharged. Comrade Jellison claims the distinction of being the youngest soldier now living in Republic county, if not in the state, who served in the war of the rebellion as long as he did, being only 14 years and seven months old when he enlisted. Came to Republic county in 1884; was elected register of deeds in 1894, serving two terms.

Gabriel M. Jones was mustered in as a private and enrolled in Co. H, 2d regiment, Illinois Cavalry, August 12th, 1861. Served in the department of Mississippi the first two years, and the last year in the department of the Gulf. Took part in the battle of Holly Springs and all the fighting and skirmishing in which his regiment was engaged; was seriously wounded in the leg at Sabine Cross Roads; was mustered out and honorably discharged at Baton Rogue, Louisiana, August 11th, 1864, having served exactly three years.

Josiah Kindt enlisted April 21st, 1861, and was enrolled as a private in Co. A, 20th Illinois Volunteer Infantry, and took part in the following engagements: Fredericktown, Missouri; Charlestown, Missouri; Forts Henry and Donelson, seige of Corinth, battle of Estanola or Brittons Lane, Fort Gibson, Jackson, Mississippi: Baker's Creek, Vicksburg, and many minor engagements and skirmishes; was mustered out and honorably discharged after having served three years and nearly three months. He was four times elected sheriff of Republic county, viz: in 1873-75-79-81, always on the independent ticket, never receiving large majorities but getting there just the same. He fed and shipped the first stock from Republic county, two cars of cattle and two of hogs in the spring of 1874.

Solomon Kent enlisted as a private, August 11th, 1862, in Co. C, 72nd regiment. Indiana Infantry. After the battle of Stone river the regiment served as mounted

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infantry. Took part in the battles of Stone River, Hoover Gap, Ringgold, Chattanooga, Chickamauga, Atlanta, Selman, Columbus, Georgia; and Macon, Georgia. Was color bearer most of the time; was mustered out and honorably discharged at Nashville, Tennessee, July 20th, 1865.

M. E. Kavanaugh of Freedom township enlisted January 1st, 1862, at Springfield, Illinois, as a private and was enrolled in Co. A, 49th regiment, Illinois Volunteer Infantry. Served in the army of the Cumberland under General McClernand. Took part in the battles of Fort Donelson and Shiloh; was mustered out and honorably discharged at Springfield in January, 1865. Afterwards served 30 days in an independent company guarding prisoners at Camp Butler.

Joseph H. Long was born in Putnam county, Indiana, November 22d, 1848. While quite young the family moved to Iowa, where he grew to manhood. His father enlisted early in the war of the rebellion, leaving Joe to be the support of his mother and younger brothers and sisters. In the fall of 1863 he was discharged for disability and upon his return home Joe began trying to enlist. He was promised a position as teamster, but upon reporting at St. Louis was rejected. He then made efforts to join the army at Alton, Mt. Sterling and Jacksonville, but each time rejected on account of his youth and slight form. Nothing daunted, he resolved to make another effort, and this time went to Springfield, Illinois, where he was accepted and mustered into Co. B, 152d regiment, Illinois Infantry, in which he served until the close of the war, not being 17 years of age when mustered out. At the close of the war he returned to Iowa, where he lived until 1878, when he came to Kansas, and in 1883 to Belleville, which was his home until the time of his death. He was married to Miss Madge Bradley in June 1885. Mr. Long was an active worker in Grand Army circles, being a member of John Brown Post, No. 44, and its commander

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for the year 1889, and adjutant of the same for the years 1890-92-93-94-95-96-97 and 98. He was appointed postmaster at Belleville by President McKinley, taking charge of the office, with Mrs. Long as assistant, in April, 1899, but owing to failing health was unable to give it but little personal attention. His health failed rapidly during the summer and on September 15th, 1899, he passed peacefully away. Mr. Long was intensely loyal, a man highly respected by all who knew him, for his high standard of moral character and spotless business integrity. He will always be remembered for his loyalty and devotion to the old flag. He was succeeded in the postoffice by his faithful wife, who is conducting the business in a highly satisfactory manner.

Chester Lewis, of Jay county, Indiana, enlisted August 15th, 1862, at Wabash, Indiana, and was enrolled as a private in Co. E, 89th Indiana Volunteer Infantry, served in the army of the Cumberland; took part in the battle of Mumfordsville, Ky., where he was taken prisoner; was exchanged about thirty days after and served the remainder of his term of enlistment in the 16th Illinois Infantry, being most of the time on detached service; was mustered out and honorably discharged at Indianapolis, Indiana, August 15th, 1865; settled in Norway township May 1st, 1871, where he still resides.

Henry Leibeck enlisted at Chicago, Illinois, in December, 1863, and was enrolled in battery G, 2d Illinois Light Artillery as a private; was in the battle of Eastport, Miss., took part in the capture of Price,s army, was in the battles of Nashville, Tenn., and Spanish forts and Fort Blakely; was mustered out and honorably discharged September 5th, 1865, at Springfield, Illinois.

David Lawrence enlisted at Seneca Falls, New York, in May 1861, and was enrolled as a private in Co. A, 33d New York Volunteer Infantry, a two-year regiment. Served in the army of the the Potomac, took part in the

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battles of Williamsburg, Yorktown, White House Landing, Mechanicsville, Savage's Station, Anteitam, Malvern Hill, Cold Harbor, Fredericksburg and many minor engagements; was slightly wounded at Fredericksburg; was mustered out and honorably discharged at Elmira, New York, in June, 1863, by reason of expiration of term of service.

Conrad Myers was born in Somerset county, Pennsylvania, in 1831, and lived in that state until 1850. His father was a blacksmith, of whom young Myers learned the trade, afterward learning the trade of millwright. Emigrated to Iowa in 1850; locating at Marion, the county seat of Linn county, where he remained four years, then moved to Benton county, where he lived for six years, working at his trade as millwright. In 1860, he and his brother, Daniel, emigrated to Kansas, arriving at Manhattan June 6th, where they remained until February, 1861, when they came to Republic county, arriving here on the 28th, locating on Salt Creek as described in another chapter, and where Conrad has ever since resided, never leaving his home on account of Indian troubles. He was married at Grasshopper Falls, Jefferson county, Kansas, in August, 1862. His dwelling house was destroyed by fire March 4, 1901, but has rebuilt on the same site, where it is hoped he may live many years to enjoy a competency which he has secured by frugality and honest industry.

W. H. Mosher enlisted August 8th, 1861, at Milwaukee, Wisconsin, and was enrolled as a corporal in Co. B, first Wisconsin Volunteer Infantry. Served in the 14th army corps under Generals Rosecrans and Thomas; took part in the battles of Perryville, Stone River, Hoover's Gap, Chickamauga and the siege of Atlanta; was slightly wounded at Chickamauga; was mustered out and honorably discharged at Milwaukee, November 2d, 1864; came to Kansas and settled in Washington township in the spring of 1874.

J. C. McPherren enlisted May 1, 1861, at Young America,

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Illinois, and was enrolled as a private in Co. C, 36th Illinois Infantry; took part in the battles of Pea Ridge, Siege of Corinth, Perryville and Stone River; in the last named engagement he was wounded and taken prisoner; after being released re-enlisted in Co. I, Mississippi Marine Brigade, under Gen. Ellet; served in all three years and nine months; was mustered out and discharged at Vicksburg, Mississippi, in February 1865. Settled in Union township in the spring of 1871, where he still resides.

George S. Milner enlisted August 11th, 1862, and was enrolled in Co. I, 73d Indiana Volunteer Infantry. Served in the army of the Cumberland; was on duty with his company during the entire period of his enlistment, except a short time while on detached service. Took part in all the battles and skirmishes in which his regiment was engaged, the 73d being known as a fighting regiment; was mustered out and honorably discharged, after serving nearly three years.

A. W. Miller enlisted April 2d, 1862, at St. Joseph, Missouri, and was enrolled as a private in Co. G, 5th regiment, Missouri Volunteer Cavalry. Was in all the fights and skirmishes in which the regiment was engaged, principally with the guerrillas and bushwhackers in the mountains of Missouri; was mustered out in June 1864 at St. Joseph, Missouri, and honorably discharged.

I. F. Moon enlisted at Des Moines, Iowa, in December, 1864, and was enrolled as a private in Co. B, 40th regiment Iowa Volunteer Infantry. Served in Tennessee and Arkansas; was in several skirmishes with Quantrell's guerrilla band. Had enlisted twice before in the early part of the war but his parents interfered and prevented his muster on account of his age. Was mustered out and honorably discharged at Fort Gibson, Cherokee Nation, after having served nearly one year.

Albert Myers, of Freedom township, was mustered in as a corporal, in Co. F, 161st regiment, Ohio Volunteer

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infantry, at Columbus, Ohio, May 7th, 1864. Served four months and was mustered out by reason of expiration of term of service. Enlisted again in September, 1864, in Co. E, 55th Ohio Infantry to serve one year; was mustered out and honorably discharged June 5th, 1865, by reason of the close of the war.

William McCullough, of Freedom township, enlisted August 21st, 1862, and was mustered in at Davenport, Iowa, October 6th; was enrolled in Co. K, 32d regiment, Iowa Infantry, for three years or during the war. Served in the army of the Mississippi under Generals Sherman, Banks, Canby and A. J. Smith; was in ten battles and several skirmishes; was mustered out and honorably discharged at Clinton, Iowa, August 24th, 1865, by reason of the close of the war.

J. P. Nutter enlisted in Fayette county, Illinois, in 1861, and was enrolled as a private in Co. K, 54th Illinois infantry. Served in the Trans-Mississippi department under Generals Steele and Canby; was taken prisoner at Ashley Station, Arkansas, August 24th, 1864; was kept in parole camp at Benton barracks about four months, when he was sent back to the army and served out his term of enlistment; was mustered out and honorably discharged at Springfield, Illinois, in February, 1865.

George W. Nelson enlisted in 1861 in the 44th regiment, Ohio Volunteer Infantry, and re-enlisted in the winter of 1863, in the 8th regiment, Ohio Volunteer Cavalry; was in the 9th army corps and served in West Virginia, Kentucky and Tennessee. While charging the enemy at Dunstan Hill, Kentucky, was seriously wounded in the forehead and left on the field for dead; was in active service three years, eleven months and eleven days; was mustered out and honorably discharged at Clarksburg, West Virginia.

Chauncey Perry was born in Lenawee county, Michigan, April 21st, 1843. He was raised on the farm, work-

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ing thereon during the summer and going to school in winter. He enlisted December 5th, 1861, in Co. E, 3d Michigan Cavalry and served until February 12th, 1866. Soon after his discharge he moved to Iowa and took a course in the Great Western Business College at Mt. Pleasant, from which he graduated September 10th, 1866, and for nearly three years held an important clerkship in the state asylum for the insane. He came to Kansas in 1870, taking the NE 1/4 of section 1, in Jefferson township as a homestead and while making it his home, taught school for about eighteen months. He was appointed deputy clerk of the district court, and was elected to that office in 1872; was elected county clerk in November, 1873, which office he filled in a creditable and satisfactory manner for ten years. He was married November 18th, 1872, to Miss Adela E. Counter. Soon after leaving the county clerk's office he engaged in banking, and continued in the business about seven years; was elected councilman of the city of Belleville in 1878, and again in 1882, and mayor in 1880 and 1881. Mr. Perry always took a lively interest in everything that pertained to the welfare and advancement of the community, and his advice and counsel were often sought. He died at the residence of his brother-in-law, Mr. J. N. Counter, in Wray, Colorado, August 17th, 1894.

J. W. Penfield enlisted at the age of eighteen years at Peru, Bennington county, Vermont, and was enrolled as a private in Co. F, 9th regiment Vermont Volunteer Infantry; served in the army af the James, his regiment being one of the first to enter Richmond; took part in the second battle of Fair Oaks, and was very active in service from date of enlistment to date of discharge; was honorably discharged at Richmond, Virginia, June 13th, 1865.

James W. Pringle, of Belleville City, enlisted May 2d, 1864, at South Charleston, Ohio, and was enrolled in Co. I, 147th regiment, Ohio Volunteer Infantry; served in the Kanhawa valley in West Virginia; was mustered out and


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From A history of Republic County, Kansas : embracing a full and complete account of all the leading events in its history, from its first settlement down to June 1, '01 ... Also the topography of the County ... and other valuable information never before published. by I. O. Savage.; Illustrated. Published by Jones & Chubbic, Beloit, KS : 1901. 321 p. ill., plates, ports., fold. map ; 23 cm. Transcribed by Carolyn Ward, July 2006.


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