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Tango01 Supporting Member of TMP11 Jan 2018 2:45 p.m. PST

""My father went to Paw Paw Michigan in the year 1851 and purchased a nice tract of land, but two days later was called from this world to that better one, and where he had laid up greater treasures. Not having paid in full for the land in Michigan, my Mother lost nearly everything. My Mother having several children, I went to live with a neighbor farmer until I should be twenty one."

At the outbreak of the Civil War John and many of his neighbors tried to enlist as volunteers in the Union Army. The local militia company, known as the La Fayette Light Guard, had formed in Van Buren county in 1859, and its ranks soon swelled with volunteers. The problem was that Michigan had already provided her share of the volunteers requested by President Lincoln. Not to be deterred, the company's officers persisted in their efforts and the company became Company C, 70th New York Volunteer Infantry. John enlisted in the company on April 25, 1861, five days after his cousin Arthur…."
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Dadster Supporting Member of TMP11 Jan 2018 3:39 p.m. PST

My g-great uncle was a farrier in the 2nd US Cavalry. Nice aeticle!

Tango01 Supporting Member of TMP12 Jan 2018 9:28 a.m. PST

Glad you enjoyed it my friend!. (smile)


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