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JOSEPH E. PULMAN

Was born in Niagara county, N.Y., June 4, 1836, and was a son of Jonathan and Lois (Eggleston) Pulman, deceased. He was married Aug. 15, 1860, in Bronson, Mich., to Sarah E. Parsons, who was born in New York Sept. 8, 1835, a daughter of Samuel Parsons, deceased. Two children were born to this marriage, William and Blanch. At the outbreak of the Rebellion our subject was engaged in farming. His patriotic love for freedom prompted him to take an active and leading part. He was enrolled from Bronson, Mich., Feb. 6, 1864, as a private in Co. K, 7th Mich. V.I., 1st Brig., 2d Div., 2d A.C. June 24, 1864 , he was wounded at Petersburg in right shoulder, for which he was treated in hospitals at City Point and Washington six months. In 1864 he was detailed at Mine Run as S.S. He took part in several of the most decisive battles of the war, Wilderness, Mine Run, Cold Harbor and Petersburg. He was honorably discharged from Campbell hospital Dec. 25, 1864, on account of physical disability. His wife's brother, A. Lampson, served in the war and was confined in Andersonville prison. Comrade Pulman is a farmer by occupation and his address is Bronson, Mich.

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RANSOM S. PUTNAM

Was born in Pennsylvania Oct. 5, 1834, of parents, James and Abigail (Long) Putnam, the latter only is living. He was united in the bonds of matrimony November, 1859, in Leroy, Mich., to Chloe Riley, who was born in Summit county O., in 1835. Her parents, both deceased, were Richard and Mary (Wright) Riley. One child has been born to them, Nellie. Comrade Putnam was employed as a laborer when the late war of the Rebellion began. His heart being with the Northern cause he was enrolled Jan. 4, 1864, at Leroy, Mich., as a private in Co. E, 13th Mich. V.I., 2d Brig., 1st Div., 14th A.C., and was soon promoted to the rank of Corp. In the winter of 1864-5 he was ill with rheumatism and chronic diarrhea and was cared for in hospital at Savannah four months. He did not take part in any regular battles as his services consisted of scouting, skirmishing, guard and garrison duty. His brother Newton was in service. Comrade Putnam has been constable and trustee; he is a machinist, and his address is Mendon, Mich.

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WILLIAM B. RANDALL

Was born in Perry county, O., Nov. 19, 1833, and was a son of Harvey and Lorinda (Bingham) Randall, deceased. He was married in Union City, Mich., June 5, 1875, to Emma Cady, who was born in Erie, Pa., Dec 12, 1853. Her father Prosper Cady, is deceased, but her mother, Sarah (Malick), is still living. By this marriage there are four children, Hattie, Myrtle, Harvey and Bessie A. Comrade Randall was among the veterans of the late war. He was enrolled when 29 years of age as a private in Co. E, 2d Mich. V.I., 1st Brig., 2d Div., 9th A.C., April 25, 1861. His record for distinguished bravery and good service on the field was one of which to be proud. He was furloughed for thirty days and returned to Detroit, Mich., at the end of time. He was honorably discharged January, 1864, at Knoxville, Tenn., and re-enlisted at that place, in Co. E, 2nd Mich. V.I. He was detailed at Burnside's Hd. Qtrs. to drive ambulance eighteen months. He took part in several desperate battles, Williamsburg, 1st Bull Run, Fair Oaks, Seven Pines, Charles City Cross Roads, Malvern Hill, 2d Bull Run, Centerville and several others, receiving an honorable discharge August, 1865, at Detroit, Mich. He had three brothers in action, Henry, Amandas and Steven. Comrade Randall is living n retirement and his address is Bronson, Mich.

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WILLIAM T. RENNER

Was a son of Daniel and Rebecca (Thomas) Renner, deceased, and was born Dec. 1, 1838. He was united in marriage Dec. 22, 1885, to Adalaide Davidson, who was born in Flowerfield, Mich., Sept. 14, 1845. Her father, H.D. Davidson, is deceased, but her mother, Polly (Carney), is still spared. No children have been born to them. Comrade Renner served in Co. A, 11th Mich. V.I., 2d Brig., 2d Div., 14th A.C. and rendered some important service during that trying time. He was 23 years old and had been engaged in farming when he was enrolled Aug. 24, 1861, at White Pigeon, Mich. In 1864 he was confined in hospital at Nashville, Tenn., three months receiving treatment for chronic diarrhea and rheumatism. He bore conspicuous part in the battles of Stone River, Tullahoma, Chickamauga, Missionary Ridge, Lookout Mt., Buzzard Roost, Atlanta and several others. He was honorably discharged Oct. 20, 1864, at Sturgis, Mich. His cousins, Henry and Robert Renner, were in the late service. Comrade Renner takes an active interest in all affars of his country; he has been highway commissioner two years, deputy sheriff two years and constable four years; he has been O.D. of Liddle Post, and Commander; he is a farmer by occupation and his address is Colon, Mich.

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GEORGE R. ROSENBROOK

Was born in Clarendon, N.Y., July 10, 1846, of parents, Henry and Caroline (Pike) Rosenbrook, deceased. He ws married first, July 30 , 1865, in Batavia, N.Y., to Dorcas A. Smith, who was born in Albion, N.Y. Her father, Valentine Smith, is living, but her mother, Harriet (Dibble), is deceased. One child was born to them, Harriet C. He was again married to Elizabeth Thompson, by whom he had these children: Sarah M., George R., Clarence H., Grace A. and Nettie L. Comrade Rosenbrook was a farmer boy of 17 years when the war broke out. He enlisted from Albion, N.Y. Aug. 4, 1863, as a private in Co. B, 14th N.Y.V.H.A., and shared its fortunes and its glories during his term of enlistment. In the winter of 1864 he was confined in hospital at Staten Island, N.Y., four weeks with typhoid pneumonia. He was captured at Ft. Steedman March 25, 1865, and was held in Libby prison five days. In 1865 he was furloughed for thirty days and returned to duty at end of time. He fought in some of the most important and hard-fought battles of the war, Spottsylvania, North Anna River, Topopotomy, Bethesda Church, Cold Harbor, Petersburg, Siege of Petersburg, Mine Explosion, Weldon R.R., Pegram's Farm and Fort Steedman. He was honorably discharged July 6, 1865, at Rochester, N.Y. His brother, William, was wounded in the face. Comrade Rosenbrook is a member of Hackett Post, No. 185; his occupation is that of a farmer and his address is Bronson, Mich.

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ALFRED SARGENT

Was born in Lagrange county, Ind., Aug. 17, 1844, and was a son of Daniel and Maria (Young) Sargent, deceased. He was married first to Lizzie Clugston, who is now deceased. He was again married June 5, 1880, in Gaston, Ind., to Amanda Selby, who was born in Ohio Nov. 6, 1851. Her parents, both living, are Luke and Mary (Kicinger) Selby. Two children were the issue of this marriage, Rosanna and Daniel L. During the Civil war our subject's patriotism was shown in all loyal directions. He was but 17 years of age and had been engaged in farming when he enlisted July 24, 1861, as Corp. in Co. A, 21st Ind. Art. In the fall of 1863 he was wounded slightly but did not enter hospital. With this gallant regiment he faced the enemy in many famous battles: Baton Rouge, capture of Pt. Jackson, Phillippi, Ft. Hudson, Morganzie Bend, Red River Campaign and several others, receiving an honorable discharge July 31, 1864, at New Orleans, La. Comrade Sargent was postmaster three years, and is J.P. at present, being a popular and obliging official; he also keeps a general store in Findlay, Mich.

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A very special "Thank you" to LeAnn K. Clark for her generous contribution of this material

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