Martin County Genealogical Society's Daughters and Sons of
U.S. Civil War Soldiers, 1861 - 1865.
In Celebration of the 150th Anniversary of the Civil War,
Here is the Database of Their Soldiers, with a Member's Code #.
Use the FIND feature of your web browser (under EDIT) to input keywords of interest.
Such as FAMILY names, names of BATTLES, names of STATES, names of PLACES, etc.
If you are interested in contacting a particular member, note the member's code # and
then contact MCGS via E-mail:    A MCGS member will then reply via E-mail.
Josh Liller has a interest in Civil War history.  He is planning on giving talks in 2012 on the following subjects:
February 2012: Causes of The Civil War,
April 2012: Grant & Shiloh
May 2012: The Peninsular Campaign
June 2012:  The War of 1812
July 2012:  Antietam

Member Code # 21a.


ANTHONY, Mark (1827-1893) – Pvt., 94th Ohio Infantry Regiment, Co. K – Union (my maternal great grandfather)


DUMM, Eli (1821-1892) -


McCLINTOCK, William Andrew (1844-1916) – Pvt., 156th Ohio Infantry (National Guard), Co. G – Union (Film #M552, roll 69) (my paternal great grandfather)


SILVERS, Doctor William (1837-1915) – Pvt., 94th Ohio Infantry Regiment, Co. K – Union (my maternal great grandfather)


SNOW, Henry (1845-1886) – Pvt., 128th Ohio Infantry Regiment, Co. G – Union (1861-1865) (Aug 30 1862 Land Navy 1 year)  (NARA T289) (Film #M552, Roll 101) (my maternal great grandfather)

Member Code # 11a.


PARTIN, Charles Perry (1825-1893), Capt. & Major, Cos. C, F, and S 36th Mississippi – Confederate (my 2nd Great Grandfather)


MARS, James Henry (1828-1904), (rank?), Gamblin’s Co., Mississippi Calvary State Troops -Confederate (my 2nd Great Grandfather)


RIVES, George M. (1829-1872) Sergeant Major, 19th Texas Infantry and 2nd Texas Calvary F.W.P. Lane Rangers – Confederate (my 2nd great grandfather)


MEEKS, John Littleton (1820-1882), (rank?), 37th Mississippi – Confederate (my 3rd Great Grandfather)

Member Code # 19d.

SHAFER, Isaac (1835-1923) Pvt. Tennessee Co G, 5th TN Mounted Infantry  , CSA, enlisted 15 March 1863 at Madisonville , TN , captured at Vicksburg , Mississippi 4 July 1863, paroled 9 July 1863. Confederate.

SCOLES, Joshua (1817-1868) Pvt. - Ohio -. Company 9, Unit 2 Battalion Veteran Reserve Corps, Union Army.

Member Code # 18g.


FOLK, William H. (1837-1892) Major by brevet; captain, 173rd New York Inantry.  He enlisted at Brooklyn on September 6, 1862, as an adjutant, and was commissioned into Field and Staff of the 173rd New York on November 10, 1862.  He was promoted to captain on August 7, 1865, and mustered out on October 18, 1865, at Savannah, Georgia.  In 1867, he was brevetted major “for gallant and meritorious services in the late War.”  His father, John Seward Folk, was elected the first police chief of Brooklyn in 1851.  He last lived at 144 Van Buren Street in Brooklyn.  Section 55, lot 14206, Green-wood Cemetery, Brooklyn, NY.

 Member Code # 2d.


Grenville FALES (m g-grandfather) b 04 Sep 1841 - Thomaston ME, d 30 Dec 1917 - Houltonville LA

He enlisted 15 Aug 1862 in Minnesota and was assigned to Co. H, Minn 8th Inf. of 30 Oct 1862.  It was my understanding he fought Indian Wars until towards end of Civil War where his company fought in battle at Murfreesboro TN.  He mustered out 11 Jul 1865 at Ft. Snelling, MN


His brother, Eugene Harrison FALES has a more interesting (?) story.  He was born 10 Mar 1840 in St. George (now Thomaston) ME and died 12 Jul 1868 in St. Paul, Ramsey, MN.  He enlisted in Union Army 09 Sep 1862 in Brooklyn NY (where family had moved sometime in 1850s).  The family then moved west to St. Paul MN, but it appears Eugene remained behind. 


He was 1st Lt. NY Inf., 131st Regmt. and fought in battle of Gettysburg 02 Jul 1863.  At some point he was captured and was in both Libby and Andersonville Prisons.  I understand he escaped, but not sure if only one location, or both. 


He married (in Brooklyn) Jan 1865 and had 1 son, Eugene Washburn Fales.  They moved west to be with rest of his parents and brothers/sisters in St. Paul.   He died a few years later of TB/consumption in St. Paul (contracted during the war) and buried in Oakland Cemetery there.  His young son died in 1867 of convulsions and is buried next to his father and mother, who died the following year.

Member Code # 3b.


BRENNEMAN, Michael Bursey (1838-1915) Pvt. Co “C” 125th Regiment PA Infantry.  Wounded at Antietam (NARA various).


GRAY, Isaac J. (1844-1917) Pvt. Co “F” 166th Regiment Ohio Vol. Infantry (NARA Cert. # 770268) (Can 15999, Bin 32).


Member Code # 3a.


SEUBERTH, Samuel (1817-1868) Pvt. Co “H” 37th Ohio Vol. Infantry (German speaking unit)

(NARA Box 34738) (Certificate #207758).  Injured near Princeton, NJ.


CALDWELL, David Blair (1830-1915) 2nd Lt. Co “I” 75th Ohio Vol Infantry (NARA various files).

Wounded at Barlow's Knoll (1st battle of Gettysburg) captured East Cemetery Hill; imprisoned in Libby Prison, Richmond.  Escaped twice, once from moving prison train rejoining Union troops in Knoxville.

Promoted to Captain.

 Member Code # 15c.


Albert L. BROWN enlisted in the Union Army with brothers Daniel and Thomas in 1861 with Company G, 8th Maine Infantry and were part of General Sherman's Expeditionary Force that deployed to the south after the attack on Ft. Sumpter, South Carolina by the Confederate Army.


Albert re-enlisted in 1864 and stayed with the Maine Infantry to include Company C, 9th Maine Infantry til the North defeated the 1865..He fought in numerous battles from Ft. Pulaski to Cold Harbor to Appomattox to the Sieges of Petersburg, and Richmond, VA. He was there when when Lee surrendered to Grant..Albert mustered out of the Union Army in 1866.


Brother's Daniel and Thomas finished their enlistments in the Union Army in 1864, and transferred for/to duty with the Union Navy until the war was over.

Member Code # 17b.


Nathan LaFayette REEDER, Co. B, 18th Alabama Infantry

Enlisted July 26, 1861 at Andalusia, Al. Captured near Franklin, Tenn., Dec. 17, 1864,

Sent to Nashville, Tenn., then Louisville, Ky., prisons, arrived Louisville Jan. 1-5, 1865.

Sent to Camp Chase, Ohio, Jan. 4, 1865, arrived Jan. 6, 1865.

Signed Oath of Allegiance to U.S. June 12, 1865.


Abijah REEDER, 40th Alabama Infantry Regiment,  my ggggrandfather:

Captured June 15, 1864, Big Shanty, Ga. This is near Kennesaw and Marietta, Ga. The entire 40th Alabama regiment, some 320 men, was captured, according to a report by Maj. Gen. William T. Sherman dated June 15, 1864, 7:30 p.m.  Sherman later led his forces southeast into Atlanta, which was burned.  Confederate accounts give lower numbers. Abijah Reeder...appears on a Roll of Prisoners at Nashville, Tenn., captured by forces under the command of Maj. Gen. Thomas, commander, Department of the Cumberland and forwarded to Capt. S.E. Jones, Provost Marshal General, Louisville, Ky., June 20, 1864.''

Arrived at Louisville, Ky. prison ``during the five days ending June 25, 1864.

Discharged from Louisville, June 22, 1864 to Rock Island, Ill., arrived there June 24, 1864. Released Feb. 25, 1865 in a prisoner exchange.

``Roll 41, Fort Columbus, Governor's Island, New York Harbor, bears the following endorsement, which applies to the men whose names are borne on the roll. ~Received Boulwares Wharf, Va., March 5, 1865 from Jno. E. Mulford, Lt. Col. & U.S. Agent for exchange, 602 paroled Confederate prisoners of war, including 97 officers.''

Admitted to Receiving & Wayside Hospital or General Hospital No. 9,Richmond, Va., March 5, 1865. 

Jackson Hospital, Richmond Va., diagnosis: debilatas, admitted March 6, 1865. Furloughed March 8, 1865. Time furloughed, 30 days.''  Lee surrendered April 12, 1865.

Abijah and brothers Zaccheus and William  were captured at Big Shanty, Ga.

William, died in the Union prison at Louisville, Ky. and is buried in Cave Hill Cemetery.

The 40th Alabama fought at Deer Creek during the siege of Vicksburg, Miss.  Zaccheus was captured there, released after signing a loyalty oath to the US.  He rejoined the CSA.


I just remembered the Confederate defector on my mother's side.  He was my great grandfather.


Daniel N. CAMPBELL, 1838-ca. 1920, served in the 4th Georgia Cavalry.  This unit patrolled the Ga. coast on the lookout for Union forces coming ashore as well as pursuing runaway slaves.


He left the Confederate forces at Fort Pulaski in Savannah Harbor.  Records show him as a  civilian in the Quartermaster's Office at Hilton Head, SC after his defection to the Union.


He returned home to Jesup, Ga. after the war.  He filed a pension application claiming he was in the Confederate Navy.  The application was denied for lack of proof.

Member Code # 15b.


I have an interesting story about researching my husband's civil war ancestor.  He was Captain William P. BLACK, 37th Illinois Infantry.  I had always known something about him, but as I was surfing the web, I came across a reference to him that proved to be very enlightening.  He had written letters home to his mother and sisters from the battlefield, and they had been saved and placed in the Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library in Springfield, Illinois


I inquired about getting copies of the letters and received, by interlibrary loan, a microfilm of the complete set of papers.  These papers included not only the letters of Captain Black, but also letters of his brother, Colonel John BLACK, and letters from their father, John BLACK, to his own mother in the 1830's and 1840's.  What a treasure!  I was attempting to copy and transcribe all of the most interesting letters, when I came across another item on the Internet.  All of the letters from Captain Black had already been transcribed and published in a book - Duty, Honor and Country, the Civil War Experiences of Captain William P. Black, Thirty-Seventh Illinois Infantry.  This book had just been published as I was attempting to transcribe the letters.


You may wonder how the Black Family Papers got into the Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library.  The Black brothers grew up in Danville, Illinois.  Their father, who was a Presbyterian minister, had died in Pennsylvania and their mother moved to Danville, Illinois, where she married Dr. William FITHIAN, a well known physician, landowner and politician.  He knew Abraham Lincoln and during the president's campaign, stayed at the Fithian home.  This home is now the Vermillion County Museum.


About the book -- it was edited by Michael E. Banasik and published by Press of the Camp Pope Bookshop.  This publisher has published numerous similar books containing papers, letters and stories of lesser known participants of the Civil War.

Members Code # 11e.


Joseph W. GROFF, Capt . - born October 20, 1821 in New London (in what was then Lancaster Co.), PA.  Groff died February 12, 1903 in Frederick, MD.


He enlisted as a 1st lieutenant, Co. B of 1st Potomac Home Brigade of Maryland on Aug. 21, 1861 in Frederick. At the same time his oldest child, William Shelton Groff, age 17 years, also enlisted into the same Company "B" with his father. On Feb. 10, 1863, Lt. Joseph Groff was made a captain of Company "B". Capt. Joseph Groff fought at Spangler's Spring at Gettysburg, PA in the early hours of July 3, 1863 and was wounded just above his foot. Capt. Joseph Groff and his son, Pvt. William S. Groff, were mustered out on Sept. 6, 1864 at Harpers' Ferry, Virginia.  William Shelton Groff died September 19, 1899 in Ashland, Schuylkill County, PA.


This web site is about the life and times of Capt. Groff


Wesley WAGONER - born in 1843 in Carroll Co., Maryland. He enlisted in the 76th Pa. Vol., Co. ‘D’ as a private on Oct. 28, 1862, to serve during the Civil War on the Union side.  He served under Capt. William S. Diller.  Wesley was captured on July 11, 1863 at the Battle of Ft. Wagner in South Carolina and sent to Belle Isle Prison, located in the James River in Richmond, Va.  He died Nov. 15, 1863 at the prison hospital from disease, lack of food and medical care.


This web site is about the Civil War experience for Wesley Wagoner.


George Calvin BEECHER - born January 15, 1846 in Adams Co., PA.  He died July 18, 1916 in York Co., PA.  George served with the 21st Cavalry of Pa., Co ‘B’ as a private.  He was wounded on June 19, 1864 at Petersburg, VA.  He served between February 12, 1864 and July 08, 1865.

Member Code # 8i.


ANDREW J. CUNNINGHAM :   Born in Germantown Twp , PA.. June 28, 1844

His Volunteer Enlistment papers show him enlisting at the age of eighteen on August 31, 1862 for three years at Masontown, PA.

His obituary states:  Andrew joined the company organized in Masontown,PA and vicinity by a Captain Abrams.  The Pennsylvania allotment being filled, the company rode horseback to Grafton, W. VA.  where they were mustered in as part of Troop L, Second West Virginia Calvary..


Another article written by an unknown source states:  Andrew was enrolled as a Private in

Co. L, 2nd W. VA  V.I.   He was 18 years old when mustered into service Aug 31, 1862 at

Wheeling, W. VA.    He was wounded at Charleston March 1863 and stayed there for two months.  In July 1864, he was confined in a hospital at Gallipolis, OH for three months with chills and fever and then was transferred to Grafton, WV  for three weeks.


During his first year of service he was frequently detailed as Ord.  He took active part in the battles of Nashville, 1st & 2nd;   Antietam, South Mt.Lynchburg, New Market, Cedar Creek, Piedmont  and several skirmishes. 


He was honorably discharged June 29, 1865  at Grafton. W. VA.  Andrew died at Masontown, Fayette Co, PA  on August 21, 1926.  Buried at Masontown Cemetery, Masontown, PA.  Andrew was a member of the Will F. Stewart Post Grand Army of the Republic


I have  a copy of Andrew's Volunteer Enlistment paper, a picture of Andrew, his  Dept. of the Interior Bureau of Pensions  cert. # 231716  dated July 4, 1898, and his obituary from the Morning Herald, Uniontown, PA.


 TIMOTHY  AUSTIN  MATHEWS:    Born April 7, 1831 at Stockholm, Lawrence Co, NY.  He enlisted in Co D  4th   Iowa Inf.  in October 1864. as a Private.


His obituary from the Lincoln Beacon Newspaper February 4, 1892  states... before his

return to enlistment had expired he was sent to the Savannah hospital where he lay ill of

malarial fever for 7 months.      


Civil War Pension Index     ( pension files 1861- 1934 )  has Mathew, Timothy A.

         application # 445994,  cert., 348315  from Kansas May 25, 1882.  ( invalid)

         application # 540918, cert 387360  , KS,  widow   ( Sarah A Mathews )


Timothy Austin MATHEWS died 28 January 1892  in Lincoln, Lincoln Co. Kansas

Buried in the Lincoln Cemetery, Lincoln, Co. KS.  His funeral was participated in by the Gen. Hazen Post G. A. R. and W. R. C.             

                Tombstone has inscription:

                                                      TA Mathews

                                                          CO D

                                                      4th  Iowa Inf

                                                  Born: April 7, 1831

                                                  Died: Jan 28,m 1892    

                                                      61 yrs. 9 m  2 d.

Headstones provided for Deceased Union War Veterans 1879 - 1903  shows

Mathew, Timothy A

Member Code # 19d.


 Here is the information on my relative who was in the Civil War. 

William Henry BRICHER was born in Newburyport, MA in 1844.


William Henry BRICHER served in Company B, 40th (Mozart) Regiment, New York.  He enlisted in Newburyport, MA 6/14/1861 as a Private in Company B.  William was captured 5/3/1863 at Chancellorville, and imprisoned in Richmond, VA.


He was exchanged and re-enlisted as a veteran 12/29/1863. 


William BRICHER was killed in action 5/12/1864 at Spotsylvania, VA.  He was found under an apple tree, killed by a cannonball.  A fellow soldier found his diary, and sent it to his mother: our family still has it.


I consulted the 1890 Veterans Schedule, Headstones Provided for Deceased Union Civil War Veterans, U.S. Civil War Soldiers, and the Civil War Pension Index 1861-1934.

Member Code # 11c.- her great grandfather


HARRIS, Lyman P. – Pvt., B, 150 NY Vols. – enrolled 12 Sep 1864, in Hospital since 14 April 1865, Discharged 6 June 1865  (Pension Claim form of Eva M. Harris – Lyman P. HARRIS & Eva M. BALL were married Aug 10, 1850.  The widow was a resident of Dutchess Co, NY – Poughkeepsie, NY)


His attending Physician testified that he was called to see him in June 1865 and found him suffering from consumption, of which he died in April or May 1866.  Proof shows he died April 16, 1866.  The Surgeon of his Regiment testifies that while in line of duty he contracted a severe cold, which resulted in consumption, was sent to the Hospital and did not rejoin his Regiment.

Member Code # 2c2.


William Ormond HORTON – Native of Vermont – Shoemaker.

Born March 14, 1834, son of Abraham and Sally BINGHAM.  Abraham, a soldier of the War of 1812, was a native of Springfield, Mass.  He died in 1838.  Sally was a native of New Hampshire and died in 1863.


William O. Horton was reared on a farm and educated in the common schools.  He started when he was a young man, came west, and at the close of the war came to Rose Valley and engaged in shoemaking, which he has since followed.  He married in 1866 to Sarah BREWER, a native of Bennington, Vermont, by whom he had five children:  Mary, (our grandmother) Willie, Hattie and two who died in infancy.


Mr. HORTON is a member of Sherman Post #401 G.A.R.  He enlisted in 1861 in Bonton’s Battery 1st. Illinois, served a short time, and was wounded at Shilo.  He re-enlisted in Co. K Vermont Volunteers.  (Some records show that he was in Co. K. 7 Vermont Volunteers.)  He served until the close of the war.  He was in the following battles:  Shilo, Fort Donaldson, Vicksburg, Grand Gulf, Bolton, Champion Hill, Fort Hudson, Baton Rouge, Nashville, on Red River expedition and New Orleans, Mobile and many skirmishes.  He was wounded five times.  When a young man, he spent three years in California.

Member Code # 5c


Harvey CROCKER was my maternal grandfather.  He enlisted in the Union Army on 20 January 1864.  Since he was under age, 16, he enlisted as Joseph Grogan of New York.  He was assigned to the 4th Massachusetts Cavalry, 3rd Battalion, under Major Louis Chabot.


He sailed from Boston, on 23 April 1664, on the steamer Western Metropolis.  Harvey arrived in Hilton Head, S.C., on April 27th.  He was sent back north to Fort Monroe, Virginia, arriving on 3 May 1864.  In late May, he moved up to City Point on the James River, where he performed duty there such as scouting and picketing on the fortifications until 16 June 1864.  Duty was at Bermuda Hundred until 23 August 1864.  Companies E and H were assigned to 18th Corps Headquarters.  While Companies F and G were assigned to 10th Corps Headquarters, 3rd Battalion was not actively engaged during the winter of 1864-65, being mainly assigned to headquarters duty.


Harvey CROCKER was honorably discharged 8 December 1865.


Sources:  History of Fourth Regiment, Massachusetts Volunteer Cavalry and Widow’s Pension Application.