I hope you enjoyed last week’s gallery of Civil War soldiers. I have several more to share with you this week.
Merle Ladd’s ancestor Lemuel Ladd (below) lost his life at Blackburn’s Ford, near Manassas, Va. on July 18, 1861. He served with the 12th New York.
Roxanne Munns sent in this photograph of George Allen (below). This photo was stored with her Young family pictures. She doesn’t know who George is, but she thinks he might be George Allen of Co. G of the 7th Wisconsin. If anyone is related to this man, email me and I’ll forward your message to Roxanne.
Bruce A. Brown’s great-great-grandfather John McNown (below) enlisted Oct. 6, 1861, into Company F, 16th Wisconsin Volunteer Infantry Regiment from Lemonweir Township, Juneau County, Wis. He lost his life on April 6, 1862.
John McNown immigrated from the Isle of Man to Canada about 1825, and then to the United States in 1849.
This picture of John is a copy of the original photo. From its appearance, the original is a tintype or an ambrotype. There are distinctive marks that suggest it was once in a case with a mat framing the image.
Four children of Oliver and Lucinda (Boodey) Leathers of Maine served in the Civil War. John served with the Maine cavalry, Alphonso served with a New Hampshire regiment while the other two brothers enlisted with a Minnesota unit. Lynn Kent submitted the photo below and thinks it depicts Charles Leather from the 1st Minnesota regiment.
Look closely at Emvira Smith Fuller’s dress (below). She was the wife of Calvin Fuller of Barnard, Maine. She wears his picture in a piece of photographic jewelry.
Thank you for all the photos!
For a guide to researching your Civil War ancestors, see the July 2007 Family Tree Magazine (available as a digital download from Family Tree Shop).