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EMANUEL SMITH

Was born in Stark county, O., Feb. 7, 1839, and was a son of Daniel and Catherine (Perry) Smith, deceased. The lady whom he chose for a helpmate through his life was Maria Canfield, and they were married April 19, 1868, in Burr Oak, Mich. She was born in Erie, Ohio, Jan. 21, 1844, a daughter of Moses and Belinda (Macks) Canfield, deceased. One child was the issue of this marriage, Mary B. Comrade Smith's record as a soldier was one of gallantry and faithful service. He was 22 years of age when he was enrolled at Burr Oak, Mich., Aug. 24, 1861, as a private in Co. D, 11th Mich. V.I., 2d Brig., 3d Div., 14th A.C. He was forced to seek hospital rest and care in the spring of 1862 at Louisville, Ky., two months suffering with typhoid fever. In 1864 he was detailed at Rossville, Ga., to take prisoners to Chattanooga one month. He was actively engaged in the battles of Stone River, Chickamauga, Missionary Ridge, Ressaca, Kenesaw Mt. and several others. He was honorably discharged Sept. 30, 1864 at Sturgis, Mich. His brothers Henry and Oliver, were in the service, as was his wife's brother Charles, who was wounded in the neck. Comrade Smith is a member of Liddle Post, and his wife belongs to W.R.C; he is a farmer by occupation and his address is Colon, Mich.

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WALLACE SMITH

Was born in Syracuse, N.Y., Oct. 9, 1845, of parents, Alexander and Eunice (Richardson) Smith, deceased. The lady whom he chose for a helpmate through his life was Julia Searles, the marriage occurring May 27, 1866, in Battle Creek, Mich. She was born in Tioga county, N.Y., Aug. 24, 1848. Her parents no longer living, were Thomas and Nancy (Taylor) Searles. As the fruit of this marriage three children were born William, dec., James and Wallie. When the war broke out, he responded to the president's call for brave boys to don the blue in defence of the Stars and Stripes. He was 20 years of age when he enlisted at Augusta, Mich., as a private in C. A, 5th Mich. Cav., March 10 , 1865. He was stricken with diarrhea and received treatmnent in Armory Square hospital, Washington, for six weeks. June, 1865, he was detailed at Washington as guard for six weeks. Owing to this service and the close of hostilities soon after his enlistment, he was not called into active service. He was honorably discharged July 17, 1865, at Washington D.C. His wife had three brothers in the Union army, Nathaniel, who was wounded, William and James. Our subject has a pension and his postoffice address is Banfield, Michigan.

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JAMES M. SMITLEY

A native Ohioan, was born Oct. 6, 1843, of parents, Joseph and Elizabeth (Whiting) Smitley, the former is deceased, the latter is still spared. He was married Dec. 2, 1866, in Three Rivers, Mich., to Mary A. Candee, who was born in Genesee county, N.Y., and passed from the shores of time March 17, 1897. Her parents, Cyrus and Harriet (Fordham) Candee, are also deceased. One child was born to them, Hattie A. Comrade Smitley was 17 years old when he went forth to help save the Nation. He was enrolled in Co. C, 6th Mich. V.I. , and in due time was promoted to Corp. Aug. 5, 1862, he was wounded at Baton Rouge through right lung; he entered hospital there and was later transferred to New Orleans, receiving treatment for wound three months. In the spring of 1864 he was honorably discharged at Port Hudson, and immediately re-enlisted in same command and obtained a thirty day furlough. In 1864-5 he was detailed as Hd. Qtrs. guard four months. He took part in several battles and skirmishes and was honorably discharged at New Orleans, La., Aug. 20, 1865. His brother, Franklin, served in the late war and was killed in front of Atlanta. Comrade Smitley belongs to Corbin Post; he is an engineer and his address is Colon, Mich.

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BENJAMIN STILL

Was born in Liverpool, England, Dec. 11, 1840, and was a son of James and Elizabeth (Still) Still, deceased. He married Jane Blodgett at Fabius, Mich., December, 1864. She was a daughter of John and Mary Blodgett, deceased, and was born in 1841. As the fruit of this marriage nine children were born, Delia, Mary, Olive, Florence, Edith, Wesley E., Irving B., Jennie and Charles. Comrade Still enlisted April 18, 1861, at Constantine, Mich., when 22 years of age as a private in Co. G, 2d Mich. V.I., 1st Brig., 2d Div., 9th A.C., and did noble service for his country. Nov. 24, 1863, he was wounded in left arm at Knoxville, for which he was treated in hospital three months. In the spring of 1864 while guarding a wagon train at Bell Plains, he was knocked off the wagon, breaking his lower jaw; he was treated in ambulance en route to Washington for this injury. He was also stricken with typhoid fever and was cared for in hospital at Detroit. With this regiment he took part in the engagements of Blackman's Ford, Bull Run, Siege of Yorktown, Williamsburg, Fair Oaks, Richmond, Glendale, Malvern Hill, 2d Bull Run, Chantilly, Fredericksburg, Vicksburg, Jackson, Blue Springs, Loudoun, Lenoir Station, Campbell Station and Siege of Knoxville. He was honorably discharged July 9, 1864, at Detroit, Mich. His brother Isaac, and his wife's father, both served in Mich. Regts. during the late war. Comrade Still is successfully engaged in farming and his address is Three Rivers, Mich.

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HERMAN SWANK

Whose parents, Edward and Catherine Swank, are deceased, was born in Germany May 29, 1834. The maiden name of his wife was Catherine Steffen, and they were married Jan. 16, 1866. She was born in Germany Feb. 21, 1847, and was a daughter of Matthias Steffen, deceased, and Margaret (Peters), still living. Their domestic ties have been graced with the following children: Cecelia, Columbus, Charles, Edward, Herman, Rose, Elizabeth, Frank, Martin, Agnes and Kate. When the war cloud settled over our country, our subject was employed as a carpenter. He was 28 years of age when he was enrolled from Detroit, Mcih., September, 1863, as a private in Co. M, 1st Mich. V.I. In 1864 he was confined in hospital at Nashville seven months, having received an injury by wagon wheel passing over his body. In 1863 he was detailed to take prisoners from one place to another, and spent one month in this way. He was furloughed for thirty days and returned to duty at end of time. He took part in the battle of Murfreesboro and was honorably discharged Sept. 22, 1865, at Jackson, Mich. Comrade is a farmer by occupation and his address is Mendon, Mich.

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JOHN TAGGART

Was born in Bronson, Mich., Jan. 20, 1840, and was a son of David and Sarah (Perry) Taggart, the former is living, the latter is deceased. He was united in the bonds of matrimony Oct. 8, 1865, at Coldwater, Mich., to Alma Smades, who was born in Jackson county, Mich., Jan. 24, 1849. Her parents, both deceased, were Jacob and Harriet (Gifford) Smades. The following children have graced this union: Frederick, Francis M., Lena L., Louise, John H. and Grace M. Comrade Taggart's record as a soldier is a noble one, enlisting April, 1861, at the age of 21 years, from Burr Oak, Mich., near which place he had been engaged in farming. He entered the ranks of Co. G, 1st Mich. V.I. May, 1864, he was confined in hospitals at Washington and Philadelphia two months, suffering with fever. April, 1865 he was furloughed for thirty days and returned at end of time. He was honorably discharged Aug. 3, 1861, at Detroit, Mich., and re-enlisted at Chicago, Ill., in Co. D, 67th Ill. V.I., and was again discharged September, 1862, re-enlisting Feb. 13, 1864, in 7th Mich. V.I. He fought at 1st Bull Run, Wilderness, Hatcher's Run, Siege of Petersburg and several others, receiving an honorable discharge July 5, 1865, at Jackson, Mich. His brother Frederick died in service. Comrade Taggart has been supervisor, highway commissioner and school commissioner; he is Q.M. of Hackett Post; he is a farmer by occupation and his address is Bronson, Mich.

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JOHN L. THOMAS

Was born in St. Joseph county, Mich., May 6, 1842, and was a son of Lewis and Sarah (Baker) Thomas, deceased. He was united in the bonds of matrimony Sept. 29, 1868, in Three Rivers, Mich., to Sarah E. Westlake, who was born in Wayne county, Pa., Sept 16, 1843. Her father, John Westlake, is deceased, but her mother, Sallie H. (Wilson), is still living. As the fruit of this marriage, six children were born: Ada, Jennie L., Harry W., Edward L., Bertha V. and Charles W. Comrade Thompson was 20 years of age when the late war broke out, and had been employed as a blacksmith. He enlisted Aug. 9, 1862, at Centerville, Mich., as a private in Co. D, 19th Mich. V.I., 2d Brig., 3d Div., 20th A.C., and was one of the best soldiers of his Regt. He was wounded in 1864 at Peach Tree Creek in right arm and was confined to hospital in Nashville three months for same. March 2, 1863, he was captured near Brentwood and was held by the rebels for nineteen days. Oct. 9, 1863, he was again captured, but was released soon thereafter. Among the battles in which he took a prominent part may be mentioned Brentwood, Stone River, Buzzard Roost, Resacca, Burnt Hickory, Marietta, Peach Tree Creek, Savannah, Averysboro, Bentonville and Raleigh. He was honorably discharged June 10, 1865, at Washington, D.C. His brother Charles served in Co. D, 19th Mich. V.I. and was taken prisoner; his paternal grandfather served under Napoleon; his wife's brother-in-law, Jas. Duncan, served in Co. D, 19th Mich. V.I. Comrade Thomas is a night watchman and his address is Three Rivers, Mich.

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WILLIAM THOMAS

Was born near Buffalo, N.Y., Sept. 19, 1833 and was a son of Asa and Sarah (Tradewell) Thomas, deceased. His wife, to whom he was married in Washington, Mich., March 2, 1857, bore the maiden name of Delight Galpin. She was born in Utica, Mich., Aug. 18, 1836, and was a daughter of Mitchell and Polly (Bennett) Galpin, deceased. Their domestic ties have been graced with six children, Alzada, dec., Carrie L., N.C., Rosetta, dec., Johnnie, dec., and Flora. Comrade Thomas enlisted Sept. 15, 1861, at Grand Rapids, Mich., as a private in Co. H, 2d Mich., Cav., and was brave and true defender of his country. In the spring of 1862 he was injured by fast riding which caused rupture, for which he was treated near Farmington four weeks. June, 1862, he was cared for in a field hospital at Farmington, Tenn., Corinth and St. Louis, Mo., till discharged Jan. 20, 1863 on account of general disability. Jan 20, 1863, he was honorably discharged, having re-enlisted in old command as a veteran and was given the usual furlough. April, 1862, he was detailed to drive team near New Madrid; in the spring of 1864 he was detailed to take charge of wagon train, first as repairer then as wagon master, till fall of 1864. He was also detailed to make coffins till the Wilson raid, when he went back to tagon train as repairer until honorably discharged Aug. 17, 1865, at Macon, Ga. Comrade Thomas is a member of E.M. Prutzman Post, No. 72, in which he is honored with the office of S.V.C., and his wife is Pres. of W.R.C.; our subject is an ice dealer and he resides in Three Rivers, Mich.

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IRVIN TISDEL

Was born at Fawn River, Mich., June 7, 1843, and was a son of Lucian and Betsey (Putnam) Tisdel, deceased. He was married in Marion, Minn., April 23, 1875, to Anna E. Johnson, who was born at Fawn River, Mich., Nov. 23, 1854. Her parents, long ago numbered with the dead, were E.B. and Sarah (Bristol) Johnson. He was again married to Alma A. Emerson, by whom he had one child, Alma. When the war broke out he was engaged in farming. He was 22 years of age when he shouldered a musket and went forth to fight for the glorious cause. He entered the ranks of Co. D, 12th Mich. V.I., as a private. Sept. 4, 1864. In 1864 he was confined in hospital at Duball's Bluff ten days with malarial fever. He was detailed as patrol guard most of his enlistment, and he was honorably discharged Sept. 18, 1865, at Camden, Ark. Comrade Tisdel is a member of Bennett Post, No. 71; his occupation is that of a farmer and his address is Burr Oak, Mich.

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DANIEL TOLLS

Was born in Rockford, N.Y., Sept. 9, 1841, of parents Isaac and Clarissa (Rennock) Tolls, deceased. His wife's maiden name was Elenore Loudoun, and they were married Aug. 26, 1865. She was a daughter of William and Mary (Rogers) Loudoun, deceased, and was born in Batavia, N.Y., July 8, 1844. Three children have blessed this marriage, William, Martha and Grace. Comrade Tolls was engaged in farming when the late war broke out. He was twenty years of age when he enlisted Aug. 11, 1862, at Kalamazoo, Mich., in Co. F, 19th Mich. V.I., 2d Brig., 3d Div., 20th A.C. He was enrolled as a private and before the close of his service on the field of battle had attained the rank of Corp. March 5, 1862, he was taken prisoner and was held in Libby prison 28 days, when he was exchanged and returned to duty. In the summer of 1864 he was wounded at the battle of Kenesaw Mt., by minie ball; he was taken to hospital at Chattanooga three weeks, thence to Nashville three months, for wound, and was furloughed in the winter of 1865 for thirty days. He returned to duty at end of time and bore conspicuous part in the battles of Thompson Station, Buzzard Roost, Snake Creek Gap, Resacca, Cassville, New Hope Church, Kenesaw Mt., Peach Tree Creek and several others. He was honorably discharged May 2, 1865, at Detroit, Mich. His brothers, Otis and Henry, were in service, the former having been taken prisoner. Comrade Tolls has been constable four years; he has a pension and his address is Hickory Corners, Mich.

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WILLIAM H. TRUMBLE

Was born in Lorain county, O., May 24, 1840, and was a son of Amasa and Polly (Fairchild) Trumble, the former deceased, the latter still living. He was married in S. Joseph county May 29, 1839, to Hannah Fry, who was a daughter of Jacob Fry, deceased. One child was born to them, John. When the stirring events that happened at Sumpter fired the hearts of the boys with patriotism, he responded to the call for troops and was enrolled March 27, 1865, at Kalamazoo, Mihc., as a private in 15th Mich. V.I. In 1865 he was forced to remain in hospital six weeks at Mansfield, N.C., suffering with measles. He was placed on special duty at Jackson for two weeks. Owing to this duty and the close of the war so soon after his enlistment, he did not take part in any battles. His wife had three brothers in service, Louis, who was confined in Andersonville prison seven months, Samuel, who was a prisoner same length of time, and Maland Fry. Comrade Trumble has been pathmaster four years; he is a farmer and his address is Sherwood, Mich.

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WILLIAM TUNGATE

A native of England, was born in 1830, and coming to the States in 1845, settled in Barry county, Mich., in 1866. He was a son of Samuel and Sarah (Seals) Tungate, deceased. The lady who became his wife in the fall of 1857, in Rochester, N.Y., was previous to that event Delia Hucksley. She was born in Rochester, N.Y., May 10, 1844, a daughter of Chauncey and Clara (Stockade) Hucksley, long ago deceased. To this marraige were given three children, Ellsworth, Helen and Sarah. During the Civil war his patriotism was shown in all loyal directions. He was 31 years of age and had been engaged in farming when he was enrolled Sept. 7, 1861, at Oswego, N.Y., as a private in Co. D, 81st N.Y.V.I. In February, 1862, he was wounded at Albany, N.Y., and was cared for in hospital at New York. He was also confined in hospital at Philadelphia, Pa., four months, suffering with relapse of typhoid fever. He was honorably discharged August, 1862, at Huron, N.Y., on surgeon's certificate of disability, being unfit for further field service on account of heart trouble and rheumatism. His brother Benj. died from an injury received in service. A second brother, John, was taken prisoner and starved to death in prison; a third brother, Edward, was wounded in face. His wife's grandfather was a soldier in the Revolutionary war. Comrade Tungate is a member of John Stark Post, in which he is Sergt. and his address is Banfield, 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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