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Charles Oliver "Charlie" Abbey was born September 20, 1825, in Hope Twp., Durham Co., Upper Canada, and died May 22, 1863, before the fortifications of Vicksburg, Warren Co., MS, at age 37. He is the son of Isaac Abbey of Dutchess County, Province of New York, and Lucinda "Sandy" Bradley of Haldimand Twp., Northumberland Twp., Upper Canada.

Phoebe Elizabeth Searle was born June 4, 1826, in Bodmin, County Cornwall, England, and died January 27, 1903, at the Adam Shidell residence, Sherry Twp., Wood Co., WI, at age 76. Buried in Union Protestant Cemetery, Milladore, Wood Co., WI. She is the daughter of William Husband Searle of Tywardreath, County Cornwall, England, and Ann Hill of England. William Searle and his family came from Cornwall, England to the Cobourg-Port Hope area in the early 1830's with many other Bible Christians who came from Cornwall at that time. It appears that she never could read or write. This helps explain the various spellings of her last name, which became known as Searle.

Charles Oliver "Charlie" Abbey and Phoebe Elizabeth Searle were married December 20, 1847, in Hope Twp., Durham Co., Canada West. The Family Bible shows: Married December 19, 1847: Mr. Charles W. Abbey and Miss Phebe E. Searles.

Charles Oliver "Charlie" Abbey and Phoebe Elizabeth (Searle) Abbey had five surviving children out of the nine she reported were born to her:

  1. Lucinda Matilda Abbey: Born September 20, 1848, in Hope Twp., Durham Co., Canada West; Died February 26, 1926, in Sherry Twp., Wood Co., WI (age 77). Buried in Union Protestant Cemetery, Milladore, Wood Co., WI. Married April 2, 1866, in her mother's home in South Byron, Byron Twp., Fond du Lac Co., WI, to Adam William Scheidel: Born April 25, 1843, in the town of Grittvil (or Crativiler), Alsace-Lorraine, France; Died September 4, 1919, on his farm in Sherry Twp., Wood Co., WI (age 76). Buried in Union Protestant Cemetery, Milladore, Wood Co., WI.
  2. Isaac Abbey: Born June 26, 1850, in Hope Twp., Durham Co., Canada West; Died January, 1926, in the City of Superior, Douglas Co., WI (age 75). Married December 21, 1873, in Lamartine Twp., Fond du Lac Co., WI, to Mary L. Allen: Born 1857 in Fond du Lac, Fond du Lac Co., WI; Died about November 3, 1897, in Milladore Twp., Wood Co., WI (age 38).
  3. William Searle Abbey: Born April 12, 1853, in Hope Twp., Durham Co., Canada West; Died June 1, 1936, in Richland Center, Richland Co., WI (age 83). Buried in Section 4, Lot 1/4 7, Block A, Eastside Cemetery, Dodgeville, Iowa Co., WI. Married October 1, 1874, in Grant Co., WI, to Ida Elmira Blake: Born September 17, 1858, in Orion Twp., Richland Co., WI; Died Monday evening, October 6, 1941, in the hospital, Waupaca, Waupaca Co., WI (age 83). Buried in Section 4, Lot 1/4 7, Block A, Eastside Cemetery, Dodgeville, Iowa Co., WI.
  4. Mary Jane Abbey: Born July 3, 1859, in Clarke Twp., Durham Co., Canada West; Died July 17, 1954, in the hospital of Fairview Rest Home, Degolia, Bradford Twp., McKean Co., PA (age 94). Buried in Spring Green Cemetery, Spring Green Twp., Furnas Co., NE. Married March 2, 1880, in Fond du Lac Co., WI, to August Ferdinand Krause: Born November 13, 1855, in Swanbach, Prussia, Germany; Died August 28, 1934, in Norton, Norton Co., KS (age 78). Buried in Spring Green Cemetery, Spring Green Twp., Furnas Co., NE.
  5. Charles Washington Abbey: Born August 10, 1861, in South Byron, Byron Twp., Fond du Lac Co., WI; Died March 5, 1926, near Beulah, Mercer Co., ND (age 64). Buried in Rose Hill Cemetery, Mercer Co., ND. Married April 17, 1883, at the rectory of the Church of the Intercession, Stevens Point, Portage Co., WI, to Cora Adella Armstrong: Born September 30, 1866, in Baraboo, Sauk Co., WI; Died July 21, 1955, at 1209 Lake Street, Los Angeles, Los Angeles Co., CA (age 88). Buried in Forest Lawn Memorial Park (Hollywood Hills), Los Angeles, Los Angeles Co.,  CA. Divorced.



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Ontario was known as: "Upper Canada" from December 26, 1791, to February 10, 1841; "Canada West" from February 10, 1841, to July 1, 1867; and "Ontario" after July 1, 1867.


Charles Oliver "Charlie" Abbey and Phoebe Elizabeth (Searle) Abbey grave marker, Union Protestant Cemetery, Milladore, Wood Co., WI. Thanks to Find-A-Grave for making this image available.

Grave markers of Charles and Phoebe Abbey, located in Milladore, WI. Leigh Larson visited the gravesite on September 13, 2001. Since Charles Oliver Abbey was killed near Vicksburg, MS, he may have been buried in Vicksburg National Cemetery, although no records show him there. The small marker in the left foreground reads: C A. which stands for Charles Abbey. The small marker to the right reads: P E A. which stands for Phoebe Elizabeth Abbey. The tall stone in the rear center contains an angled surface with the birth and death dates of Phoebe, while the vertical upright surface below contains information for Charles. The pedestal rests on a horizontal ABBEY section, and the darker color base rests on the ground. The markers have areas of moss-like plants (lichen) growing on the surfaces, indicating a lack of cleaning for many years.

Charles Oliver Abbey grave portion close-up. Thanks to Find-A-Grave for making this image available.

Phoebe Elizabeth Abbey grave close-up. Thanks to Find-A-Grave for making this image available.


Charles Oliver Abbey was born September 20, 1825, in Hope Twp., Durham Co., Upper Canada.

Phoebe Elizabeth Searle was born June 4, 1826, in Broadoak (Braddock) Parish, County Cornwall, England.

Phoebe's father, William Searle, first appeared as a property holder on the Durham County census in 1836. He was undoubtedly there a year or two earlier. That census shows 2 males over 16, 1 female over 16, 2 males under 16 and 5 females under 16. In 1840 William's household gained another adult female and 2 female children. It seems that in 1839/40 William might have become remarried to a widow with 2 daughters. William is still listed on the census in 1848 as a farmer with 10 in the household (Lot 32 Con 2 Hope Twp. - 1848). In 1851, Alice Searle (age 17) and George Searle (age 1), are listed with 2 in the household (but no William). William by then may have already made the move to the western territories of the USA. Nathaniel Abbey lived on Lot 27 Con 2, Hope Twp., from about 1806 until his death in 1825/1826, and his family continued to live there until about 1848. Only four farms about a mile apart separated the Abbey and the Searle homes. By 1860 William Searle was still in Wisconsin, married to a lady 9 years older born in New York.

Charles Oliver Abbey operated a farm in Hope Twp., Durham Co., Canada West, after growing to manhood.

Charles Oliver "Charlie" Abbey and Phoebe Elizabeth Searle were married December 20, 1847, in Hope Twp., Durham Co., Canada West. The Family Bible shows: Married December 19, 1847: Mr. Charles W. Abbey and Miss Phebe E. Searles.


       

Charles Oliver "Charlie" Abbey and Phoebe Elizabeth Searle Marriage Records.


The 1850 Census/Assessment for Hope Township, Canada West, shows Charles Abbey (not an owner) living on Lot 27, Concession 3, Total of 3 in Family.

The 1851 Census/Assessment for Hope Township, Canada West, shows Charles Abbey living on Lot 27, Concession 3, Total of 4 in Family. The Charles Abbey family lives in a Shanty, which includes both Allice Sarl (age 17) unmarried, and George Sarl (age 1). Leigh Larson note: Allice is likely the sister of Elizabeth (Searle) Abbey.

1851 Canadian Census shows Charles Abbey (age 27) born in Canada and with W. Methodist religion is a married Laborer and is living in a Shanty in Hope Twp., Durham Co., Canada West. Living with him are: a married female, Elizabeth Abbey (age 26) born in England and W. Methodist religion; Metilda L. Abbey (age 4); and Isaac Abbey (age 2) born in Canada. Also living there, but not residents, are: and unmarried female, Allice Sarl (age 17) born in Canada and W. Methodist religion; and George Sarl (age 1) born in Canada. Leigh Larson note: The Charles Abbey family includes Elizabeth (Searle) Abbey, the sister of Mary (Searle) Watson, Allice Sarl (age 17) unmarried, and George Sarl (age 1). Allice Searle is likely Alice (Searle) Thompson, the widowed daughter of William Husband Searle, and George Searle is George William (Searle) Thompson (born 1849 in Hope Twp., Durham Co., Canada West), the son of the widowed Alice (Searle) Thompson.

1851 Canadian Census shows William Watson (age 26) born in Canada and with Catholic religion is a Labourer and is living in a Frame Home in Hope Twp., Durham Co., Canada West. Living with him is Mary Watson (age 26) born in England and affiliated with the Church of England religion. Also living there are three Watson children, all born in Canada: Franklin Watson (age 4); Laury Ann Watson (age 3); and Hannah Watson (age 1). Leigh Larson note: The Charles Abbey family lives in a Shanty a few homes away, including Elizabeth (Searle) Abbey, the sister of Mary (Searle) Watson, Allice Sarl (age 17) unmarried, and George Sarl (age 1). Allice Searle is likely Alice (Searle) Thompson, the widowed daughter of William Husband Searle, and George Searle is George William (Searle) Thompson (born 1849 in Hope Twp., Durham Co., Canada West), the son of the widowed Alice (Searle) Thompson.

This is the PDF link to page 1 of the 1851 Canadian Census for Hope Township, Ontario, Canada shows Charles Abbey and family.

Charles Oliver Abbey, his wife Phoebe Elizabeth (Searle ) Abbey and his four children came to the U. S. A. from Clarke Twp., Durham Co., Canada West, in 1860. They are found by July 5, 1860, living in Oak Grove Twp., Dodge Co., WI, next door to Phoebe's father and his wife, William Surl and Abigail Surl. William had his son, William Surl Jr., and his insane (step)son, Thomas Surl living there, too.

The 1860 U. S. Census taken on July 5, 1860, shows Charles Abby (age 35) born in Canada with personal estate valued at $100 is a Farm Laborer living in Oak Grove Twp., Dodge Co., WI. Living with him is his wife, Elisebeth Abby (age 34) born in England. Also living there are four children, all born in Canada: Lucinda Abby (age 12), Isaac Abby (age 9), William Abby (age 7), and Mary J. Abby (age 1). Charles and Elizabeth Abbey cannot read and write. Leigh Larson note: Elizabeth Abby's father is living in the adjacent house.

The 1860 U. S. Census taken on July 5, 1860, shows William Surl (age 60) born in England with real estate valued at $800 and personal estate valued at $400 and who cannot read and write is a Farmer and is living in Oak Grove Twp., Dodge Co., WI. Living with him is his wife, Abigal Surl (age 69) born in Connecticut who cannot read and write. Also living there are: Thomas Surl (age 25) born in New York who cannot read and write and indicated as insane; and William Surl, Jr. (age 11) born in Canada. This might be the "George Searle" mentioned in the 1851 Canadian census.

About 1861 the Charles Abbey family removed from Oak Grove Twp., Dodge Co., WI, to South Byron, Byron Twp., Fond du Lac Co., WI.

By August 10, 1861, Charles and Phoebe were living in South Byron, Byron Twp., Fond du Lac Co., WI, when Charles Washington Abbey was born.

On December 9, 1861, Charles Oliver Abbey was as a resident of Byron Twp., Fond du Lac Co., WI, when he enlisted for a period of three years in Company A, Wisconsin Volunteers 14th Regiment Infantry, along with his cousins Isaac Abbey and Wellington Abbey.

On January 30, 1862, Charles Oliver Abbey was mustered into service as a Private in Milwaukee, Milwaukee Co., WI.

Charles Oliver Abbey was killed in action from a gunshot wound in the stomach on May 22, 1863, before the fortifications during the siege of Vicksburg, MS, at age 37. His body is not listed as being buried at the National Cemetery at Vicksburg. A marker would eventually be placed in Union Cemetery, Milladore, Wood Co., WI, alongside his wife, upon her death in 1903.


Charles Oliver Abbey was killed in action on May 22, 1863, before the fortifications during the siege of Vicksburg, MS, at age 37. Please note that his name was incorrectly entered as Charles Abers, the fourth listing from the top of the page.


On November 1, 1865, Phoebe Abbey created a mortgage to Hayward Jones, both parties of Byron Twp., Fond du Lac Co., WI, in the amount of $120.00 for one acre of land: Commencing at the NE corner of the E 1/2 of the NW 1/4 of the SW 1/4 of Section 32 Twp. 14 N; to 17 E, thence south eighteen rods thence west seventeen rods to lot owned by George McLean, thence north along said line eighteen rods to the center of the public highway thence east along said highway seventeen rods to the place of beginning containing one acre and 146 rods be the same more or less. Hayward Jones died July 17, 1904 in Fond du Lac Co., WI.


   

As a Civil War widow applying for survivor benefits for her minor children, Phoebe Elizabeth (Searle) abbey needed to provide birth certificates. Since none existed, she needed to provide affidavits from those who attended the birth. This one is for Mary Jane Abbey.


Phoebe was receiving widow's benefits and living after the Civil War in Byron Twp., Fond du Lac Co., WI, raising her five children.

On April 2, 1866, Phoebe's oldest daughter, Lucinda Matilda Abbey, was married to Adam William Shidell at Phoebe's home in Byron Twp., Fond du Lac Co., WI. 

In 1869 Phoebe purchased a one acre plot in Township 14 North, Range 17 East, Fond du Lac Co. (V60p207-8) and sold it on April 5, 1872. The value of the property was given in the 1870 census as $600. It was close to a school and to the community of Byron. The land is on a hill and has a lovely view.

Adam and Lucinda had removed to Oakfield Twp., Fond du Lac Co., WI, according to the 1870 Census.


Phoebe Elizabeth (Searle) Abbey, Fond du Lac Co., WI, about 1870


The 1870 U. S. Census taken on June 4, 1870, shows Phebe Abbie (age 44) is living in Byron Twp., Fond du Lac Co., WI as the head of household with $600 value of real estate (keeping house and born in Canada West), along with her five living children: Lucinda Abbie (age 22) keeping house, Isaac Abbie (age 20) farm laborer, William Abbie (age 17) farm laborer, Mary Jane Abbie (age 10) at school, and Charles Washington Abbie (age 8) at school. All children were born in Canada West, except for Charles Washington being born in Wisconsin. The George McLean family lived next door. He was born in Canada West.

The 1870 U. S. Census taken on August 9, 1870, shows Adam Shidell (age 27) born in France is a farmer living in Oakfield Twp., Fond du Lac Co., WI with personal property worth $500. Living with him is his wife Lucinda Shidell (age 22) born in Canada. Also there are their children: Emma Shidell (age 3) and William E. Shidell (age 1), both born in Wisconsin.

On April 5, 1872, this one acre parcel was subsequently sold to George McLean for $120.00.

The 1875 Wisconsin State Census taken on June 1, 1875, shows Phoebe Abbey is the Head of Household and is living in Byron Twp., Fond du Lac Co., WI. Living in the household: 1 Male, and 3 Females.

The 1876 Centennial Directory for Fond Du Lac Co., WI, printed about March 20, 1876, shows Mrs. P. Abbey (an Englishwoman, widowed with 3 in the family) resides on 1 acre in Byron Twp.


William, Mary Jane, Lucinda, Charles and Isaac Abbey, about 1880.


The 1880 U. S. Census taken on June 7, 1880, shows Phoebe Abbey (age 54) born in England to English-born parents is found keeping house in Byron Twp., Fond du Lac Co., WI for her father William Searl (age 79), a Farmer born in England to English-born parents who is listed as either widowed or divorced.

William Husband Searle died on August 18, 1880, probably in Byron Twp., Fond du Lac Co., WI.

The 1885 Wisconsin State Census taken on June 20, 1885, shows Mrs. Phoebe Abbey is the Head of Household and is living alone in Byron Twp., Fond du Lac Co., WI. Living in the household: 1 Female, born in British America.

The 1890 Wisconsin Veterans Schedule shows Phoeba Abbey is a widow of Charles W. Abbey (Deceased) and is living in Byron Twp., Fond du Lac County, WI.


Map of South Byron, Byron Twp., Fond du Lac Co., WI, 1893.


In 1881 Adam and Lucinda Shidell removed to Sherry Twp., Wood Co., WI, and Phoebe undoubtedly followed them there sometime between 1890 and 1895.

Phoebe Abbey appears in the old church records for the Methodist Church in Byron Twp. (probably the one in South Byron), Fond du Lac Co., WI. It indicates that Phoebe Abbey removed without sending a letter to the church. This would not be surprising since Phoebe could neither read nor write. This church record was found in the Adams House historical building in Fond du Lac, WI.

The 1895 Wisconsin State Census taken on June 20, 1895, shows Adam Schidel is the Head of Household living in Sherry Twp., Wood Co., WI. The following are in the household: 6 Males, 4 Females. Of these, 8 born in the United States, 1 born in Great Britain, and 1 born in Scandinavia. Leigh Larson note: The Great Britain person in likely Phoebe (Searle) Abbey, widowed mother of Lucinda (Abbey) Shidell.

The 1900 U. S. Census taken on June 6, 1900, shows Adam Shidell (age 57) born April 1843 in France to French-born parents is a farmer living in Sherry Twp., Wood Co., WI having emigrated in 1860. Living with him is his wife of 35 years, Lucinda M. Shidell (age 52) born September 1849 in Canada to Canadian-born parents. Nine of the eleven children born to Lucinda are still alive. Also there are their children: Ida B. Shidell (age 15) born September 1885; James A. Shidell (age 12) born October 1887; Dixon Shidell (age 10) born August 1889; and Blanch E. (age 9) born May 1891. All children were born in Wisconsin. Also living there is Lucinda's mother, Phebe Abbey (age 72) born June 1827 in Canada to French and Canadian parents. Leigh Larson note: Adam William Shidell's older sister, Emma (Shidell) Hollingshead, is living on the adjacent farm, married to George Washington Hollingshead.


Top row, L to R: Emma Jane (Shidell) Hollingshead; Lucinda Matilda (Abbey) Shidell. Bottom row, L to R: Phoebe Elizabeth (Searle) Abbey; Sarah Jane "Sadie" (Hollingshead) Boucher. The picture, dated early January, 1902, was from Joyce (Stanton) Hines, now deceased.


Phoebe Elizabeth (Searle) Abbey died January 27, 1903, at the Adam Shidell residence, Sherry Twp., Wood Co., WI, at age 76. Buried in Union Protestant Cemetery, Milladore, Wood Co., WI.


The Stevens Point Journal, Saturday, January 31, 1903

WEDNESDAY. Mrs. Phoebe Abbey, a lady 77 years of age, died at her home near Milladore Monday afternoon after a long illness with dropsy. The funeral will be held tomorrow.


From the Death Certificate for Phoebe Abbey, found at the courthouse in Wisconsin Rapids, Wood Co., WI:

Name: Mrs. Phoebe Abbey. Maiden Name: Phoebe Salz. Color: White. Sex: Female. Race: Caucasian. Occupation: Housework. Age: 76 Years, 7 Months, 23 Days. Father: Mr. Salz. Father's Birthplace: England. Mother: Mrs. Salz. Mother's Birthplace: England. Born: England. Husband: Charles Abbey. Widowed. Died: January 27, 1903. Residence: Adam Shidell's residence, Sherry Twp. Cause of Death: Primary cause General Dropsy; Secondary cause: Asthma Shock. Place of Death: Home at Adam Shidell, Sherry Twp. Duration of Disease: Seven years. Buried: Union Cemetery, Milladore Twp., Wood Co., WI. Name of person conducting burial: Adam Shidell. Date of Certificate and also date of burial certificate: January 28, 1902. Notes: Deceased has been an invalid for some time.


Phoebe's father, William Searle, first appeared on the Durham County census in 1836 as a property holder. He was undoubtedly there a year or two earlier. That census shows 2 males over 16, 1 female over 16, 2 males under 16 and 5 females under 16. In 1840 William's household gained another adult female and 2 female children. It seems that in 1839/40 William might have become remarried to a widow with 2 daughters. William is still listed on the census in 1848 as a farmer with 10 in the household (Lot 32 Con 2 Hope Twp. - 1848). In 1851 Alice Searle (age 17) and George Searle (age 1) are listed with 2 in the household (but no William). William by then may have already made the move to the western territories of the USA. Nathaniel Abbey lived on Lot 27 Con 2 Hope Twp. from about 1806 until his death in 1825/1826, and his family continued to live there until about 1848. Only four farms about a mile apart separated the Abbey and the Searle homes. By 1860 William Searle was still in Wisconsin, married to a lady 9 years older born in New York.


History of Wood County, 1923

Adam Shidell, now deceased, who spent many useful years as a resident of Wood Co., was born in Alsace-Lorraine, April 25, 1843, and came to America with his parents about 1857. The family settled in Fond du Lac Co., WI and from there at the age of 18 Adam Shidell enlisted in Company A of the 14th Wisconsin Regiment to take part in the Civil War. He served for four years and took part in much of the hard fighting of the war, being twice wounded. At the close of the war he returned to Fond du Lac Co. and was there married on April 2, 1866 to Lucinda M. Abbey, who was born in Canada, September 20, 1848, daughter of Charles and Phoebe (Searls) Abbey. Her parents were natives of Canada and England respectively. Charles Abbey was born in Hope, Canada, September 20, 1825. He remained in his native place till he was about 35 years old, operating a farm after growing to manhood. Then in 1860 he came to Wisconsin, locating in Fond du Lac. In the fall of 1861 he enlisted for services in the Civil War, becoming a member of Company A, 14th Wisconsin Volunteers. His regiment was assigned to Grant's army and Mr. Abbey was killed before Vicksburg, May 22, 1863. His wife was left with five children, namely; Lucinda M., now Mrs. Adam Shidell; Isaac, now residing at Superior, WI; William, of Dodgeville, WI; Mary J., now Mrs. A. Krause of Norton, KS; and Charles W., of North Dakota. Mrs. Phoebe Abbey died February 7, 1903. For awhile after his marriage Adam Shidell continued to live in Fond du Lac Co., doing farming and teaming. Later he went to Waupun, where he engaged in farming, and in the spring of 1881 he came to Wood Co., where he had previously purchased 80 acres of wild land in Section 14, Sherry Twp. On his first coming here he lived in true pioneer state in an old logging shack that was on his farm. During the following years he went through the struggle that is the lot of him who essays to build up a farm from wild land in a primitive country. He worked first for several years as fireman and night watchman for the Sherry Lumber Co., going into the woods during the winters to work in the logging camps. Gradually, however, the results of Mr. Shidell's persistent, untiring work in the development of his property began to make themselves shown, and in the end a fine farm emerged, with 70 acres of rich soil cleared and modern buildings erected, including a fine brick house. He operated this property until his death, September 14, 1919, which resulted from his being gored by a bull while engaged in his duties about the farm. The mother still makes her home with her son Dixon. Mr. and Mrs. Shidell were the parents of 11 children: Emma J., born December 24, 1866, now Mrs. George Hollinghead, of Woodland, CA; Willie A., born February 22, 1869, now living at Milwaukee, WI; John J., born October 7, 1870, residing at Portland, OR; Isaac E., born December 15, 1872, who died November 19, 1874; Wallace I., born October 27, 1876, now living in Marathon Co., WI; Neta M.; born June 18, 1879, now Mrs. Charles Shorey of Marathon Co., WI; George A., born November 14, 1882, who died April 18, 1883; Ida B., born September 18, 1884, now Mrs. Matthew Paulson of Marathon Co., WI; James A., born October 2, 1886, now living at Hope, ND; Dixon, born August 20, 1888, a sketch of whom follows this; and Blanche, born May 3, 1891, now the wife of John J. Becker of Rudolph Twp., Wood Co.


Almo Larson Map

Union Protestant Cemetery, Milladore, Wood Co., WI.


Port Hope, Durham Co., Ontario, Canada, on the north shore of Lake Ontario. Charles Oliver Abbey's grandfather, Nathaniel Abbey, removed from New York State to Upper Canada in 1798.


Union Wisconsin Volunteers

14th Regiment, Wisconsin Infantry

Organized at Fond du Lac, Wis., and mustered in January 30, 1862. Left State for St. Louis, Mo., March 8, thence moved to Savannah, Tenn., March 23-28. Served unattached Army of the Tennessee to May, 1863. 2nd Brigade, 5th Division, Army of the Tennessee, May, 1862. Provost guard at Pittsburg Landing and Hamburg Landing, Tenn. Unattached, Army of the Tennessee, to August, 1862. 2nd Brigade, 6th Division, District of Corinth, Miss., Army of the Tennessee, to November, 1862. 2nd Brigade, 6th Division, Left Wing, 13th Army Corps (Old), Dept. of the Tennessee, to December, 1862. 2nd Brigade, 6th Division, 16th Army Corps, to January, 1863. 2nd Brigade, 6th Division, 17th Army Corps, to September, 1863. 2nd Brigade, 1st Division, 17th Army Corps, to March, 1864. 2nd Brigade, Provisional Divisional, 17th Army Corps, Dept. of the Gulf, to June, 1864. (Veterans attached to 3rd Brigade, 3rd Division, 17th Army Corps, Army of the Tennessee, April to November, 1864.) Detached Brigade, 17th Army Corps, and 4th Brigade, 1st Division, 16th Army Corps, to August, 1864. 1st Brigade, 3rd Division, 16th Army Corps, to December, 1864. 1st Brigade, 3rd Division, Detachment Army of the Tennessee, Dept. of the Cumberland, to February, 1865. 1st Brigade, 3rd Division, 16th Army Corps (New), Military Division of West Mississippi, to March, 1865. 2nd Brigade, 3rd Division, 16th Army Corps, to August, 1865. District of Alabama to October, 1865.

SERVICE. Battle of Shiloh, Tenn., April 6-7, 1862. Advance on and siege of Corinth, Miss., April 29-May 30. Provost duty at Pittsburg Landing, Tenn., till July 23, and St. Hamburg till August 23. Moved to Corinth August 23. Battle of luka, Miss., September 19. Battle of Corinth, Miss., October 3-4. Pursuit of Ripley October 5-12. At Corinth till November 2. Grant's Central Mississippi Campaign. Operations on the Mississippi Central Railroad November 2 to December 23. Moved to Moscow and duty along Memphis & Charleston Railroad till January 10, 1863. Moved to Memphis January 10, thence to Young's Point, La., January 17 and to Lake Providence, La., February 8. Duty there till April. Movement on Bruinsburg and turning Grand Gulf April 25-30. Battle of Champion Hill May 16. Siege of Vicksburg, Miss., May 18-July 4. Assaults on Vicksburg May 19 and 22. Expedition to Mechanicsville May 26-June 4. Moved to Natchez, Miss., July 12. Capture of Natchez July 13 and duty there till October 9. Moved to Vicksburg, Miss., October 9 and duty there till March, 1864. Regiment veteranized December 11, 1863 and Veterans on furlough January 3 to March 6, 1864. (Company "E" and Veteran detachments from each Company joined 3rd Brigade, 3rd Division, 17th Army Corps, at Clifton, Tenn., thence march to Ackworth, Ga., via Huntsville and Decatur, Ala.. and Rome, Ga., April 29-June 8. Atlanta (Ga.) Campaign June 8 to September 8. Operations about Marietta and against Kenesaw Mountain June 10-July 2. Assault on Kenesaw June 27. Nickajack Creek July 2-5. Chattahoochie River July 5-17. Howell's Ferry July 5. Leggett's or Bald Hill July 20-21. Battle of Atlanta July 22. Siege of Atlanta July 22-August 25. Flank movement on Jonesboro August 25-30. Battle of Jonesboro August 31-September 1. Lovejoy Station September 2-6. Pursuit of Hood into Alabama October 3-26. Rejoined Regiment at Nashville, Tenn., December, 1864, except Company "E," which went as a pontoon train guard to the sea November 15-December 10, and through the Carolinas to Washington, D. C., rejoining Regiment at Montgomery, Ala., July 16, 1865.) Non-veterans on Meridian Campaign February 3-March 2, 1864. Red River Campaign March 10-May 22, 1864. Fort De Russy March 14. Occupation of Alexandria March 16. Grand Ecore April 3. Pleasant Hill Landing April 12. About Cloutiersville April 22-24. About Alexandria April 26-May 13. Wells' Plantation May 6. Bayou Boeuf May 7. Retreat to Morganza May 13-20. Mansura May 16. Moved to Vicksburg, Miss., May 20-24, thence to Memphis, Tenn., May 28-30, and duty there till June 22. Moved to Moscow and LaGrange June 22-27. Smith's Expedition to Tupelo, Miss., July 5-21. Camargo's Cross Roads, near Harrisburg, July 13. Harrisburg, near Tupelo, July 14-15. Moved to St. Charles, Ark., August 3-6, thence to Devall's Bluff September 1, and to Brownsville September 8. March through Arkansas and Missouri in pursuit of Price September 17-November 17. Moved to Nashville, Tenn., November 23-30. Battle of Nashville December 15-16. Pursuit of Hood to the Tennessee River December 17-28. Moved to Eastport, Miss., and duty there till February 6, 1865. Moved to New Orleans, La., February 6-22. Campaign against Mobile and its Defences March 17-April 12. Fish River March 17. Siege of Spanish Fort and Fort Blakely March 26-April 8. Assault and capture of Fort Blakely April 9. Occupation of Mobile April 12. March to Montgomery April 13-25 and duty there until August.

Moved to Mobile August 27 and duty there until October. Mustered out October 9, 1865.

Regiment lost during service 6 Officers and 116 Enlisted men killed and mortally wounded and 3 Officers and 194 Enlisted men by disease. Total 319.

Vicksburg   

Other Names: None

Location: Warren County

Campaign: Grantís Operations against Vicksburg (1863)

Date(s): May 18-July 4, 1863

Principal Commanders: Maj. Gen. Ulysses S. Grant [US]; Lt. Gen. John C. Pemberton [CS]

Forces Engaged: Army of the Tennessee [US]; Army of Vicksburg [CS]

Estimated Casualties: 19,233 total (US 10,142; CS 9,091)

Description: In May and June of 1863, Maj. Gen. Ulysses S. Grantís armies converged on Vicksburg, investing the city and entrapping a Confederate army under Lt. Gen. John Pemberton. On July 4, Vicksburg surrendered after prolonged siege operations. This was the culmination of one of the most brilliant military campaigns of the war. With the loss of Pembertonís army and this vital stronghold on the Mississippi, the Confederacy was effectively split in half. Grant's successes in the West boosted his reputation, leading ultimately to his appointment as General-in-Chief of the Union armies.

Result(s): Union victory