civil war

3rd Michigan buried at Gettysburg PA

Of the 171 Michigan soldiers buried here 10 (not 11) were members of the 3rd Michigan Infantry; three errors are noted, however: Erson Smith was not killed but taken prisoner and died of his wounds in Richmond in September of 1863, Reuben Tower is listed incorrectly as Reuben "Power" and John M. Brown is incorrectly reported in the 3rd Michigan cavalry.

Charles Soule buried in Vicksburg MS

Charles was born about 1845 in Michigan, the son of Benjamin (1810-1876) and Alzina or Alvina (1816-1868) and the brother of Harrison Soule, born about 1842 in Michigan. Both men enlisted in the 3rd Michigan Infantry. (See his full biography.)


Charles was taken prisoner on November 30, 1863 at Mine Run, Virginia, and sent to Andersonville, Georgia. Charles was struck down by dysentery and admitted to the prison hospital on March 24, 1865 with chronic diarrhea. He was exchanged on March 26, and admitted to McPherson hospital in Vicksburg, Mississippi from Camp Parole on April 7. Charles died in the hospital on April 20, 1865 and was buried in Vicksburg National Cemetery: section I, grave 7429.


Note, the cemetery is laid out on a series of stepped hills and many of the sections -- arranged by letter and then sequential grave number -- are not clearly marked if at all. Also, you will need to go to the USS Cairo Museum to ask about specific burials. They can provide you with maps -- also not very good -- and give you the general sense of where to look.

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Unidentified civil war

I apologize for the poor quality but these were copied (xeroxed) with the photos (carte de visites) still in their plastic sleeves. I plan to return to reshoot with the images out of the sleeve.

These photos came from collection no. 242 Grand Rapids Historical Collections, Grand Rapids (MI) Public Library. They are unidentified although several have the photographer stamped on the reverse side (click on a photo for details).

Photos of two officers of the 5th Michigan infantry

I apologize for the poor quality but these were copied (xeroxed) with the photos (carte de visites) still in their plastic sleeves. I plan to return to reshoot with the images out of the sleeve.

Photos from collection no. 242 Grand Rapids Historical Collections, Grand Rapids Public Library.

George Winans, captain of Company D

George Winans, captain of Company D

Col. John Pulford

Col. John Pulford

Mason County Burials

I've just finished updating the gravesite photos for the six men of the 3rd Michigan Infantry who are buried in Mason County, Michigan. Three are in Lakeside Cemetery, one in Tallman Cemetery and two in Brookside near Scottville. 

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In Lakeside: John B. Marsh Sr. 1823-1900

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In Lakeside: John Benson 1831-1903

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In Lakeside: Walter W. Waite 1843-1905

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In Tallman Cemetery: Albert M. Cole 1842-1922 (he transferred to the 3rd US Artillery)

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In Brookside: Edmund B. Arthur 1837-1910

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In Brookside: John Allen Stanton 1838-1907