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|Carl Ingwalson||RE: Thompson Spottswood|
No. For the past 25 years I have researched his regiment and know more than any sane person would be interested in. After the regiment was mustered in on 09/09/62, Thompson was the first to die although one was discharged due to a preexisting condition and three had deserted. Measles spread rapidly among men closely confined in the barracks at Camp Franklin and several more deaths soon followed that were related to measles they had contracted while in training. Thompson's prior service with the 1st Infantry, a 90-day regiment, no doubt helped secure a commission for him when he reenlisted. He wasn't with the regiment very long, but if I can provide more information, let me know.
|Carl Ingwalson||Memorial #36474034 Thompson Spottswood|
Born in Carlisle, Thompson had moved to Iowa two or three years before the Civil War
On April 23, 1861, Thompson enlisted in the 1st Regiment, Iowa Volunteer Infantry, Company I. He was mustered in on May 14, 1861 and mustered out on August 21, 1861. Roster & Record of Iowa Soldiers, Volume I.
On August 5, 1862, he was working as a dentist when he was appointed 2d Lieutenant in the 21st Regiment, Iowa Volunteer Infantry, Company F. The Company was mustered in and went into quarters on August 22, 1862. Training was received at Camp Franklin in Dubuque during which time there was an outbreak of measles. Thompson was one of many who contracted the illness. He was granted a furlough on September 5, 1862 and went to his uncle's home in Epworth to recover. According to his attending physician, Thompson was, at first, apparently recovering, "but on the sudden invasion of violent congestion of the lungs, he failed rapidly, & died." He was not married and had no children. There are conflicting reports in military records and in affidavits as to whether the death was on September 16 or September 17,1862.
Willard's parents were then still living in Carlisle, Pennsylvania. His father, James, died March 9, 1873 and, the following year, on May 26, 1874, Thompson's mother applied for a mother's army pension. Thompson had provided substantial financial support for his parents and, with his death and now the death of his father, Margaret was in need of assistance. Her application was supported by Thompson's uncle (Edward Spottswood), Thompson's brother (Wilson Spottswood), two comrades who had served with Thompson, and others who knew the family. Margaret was 65 years old with no real estate and only a "little house furniture." According to Wilson, her health was "delicate. She has 2 children living but none to look to for support, one a daughter living with her mother & the other a son [Wilson] married with a family which he can scarcely support and can do nothing whatever toward supporting his mother."
Margaret was approved for a $15.00 monthly pension, payable quarterly, effective May 22, 1875. She was subsequently approved for an "arrears" pension and was awarded another $2,282.50.
Thompson's site is linked to his parents, but a hotlink could also be added linking him to his brother, Memorial #17047773.
|Glenn Ellis||RE: Lelar Wooten Mullis|
Lelar Wooten Mullis
Her maiden name came from her death certificate which states she was the dau of Thomas and Betty Wooten; as well as her marriage license dated 21 Dec 1903.
mu great grandmother was a Wooten ~~~
|Linda Ellington||W F Ellington|
Thanks so much for transferring his memorial over to me, I appreciate it very much.
|Sunni Winkler||Memorial 28156587 Frances Steptoe Jefferson Casey|
Even though the site indicates you have put a picture of the headstone there, I can't get it to appear on my computer. Haven't had this problem before. Anything you can do to correct this from your end of the spectrum?
Thanks for all you do via findagrave.com to help people find their ancestors!
|Russ Thomas||Tencie R Smith Morgan transfer|
Thanks for transferring the Tencie R Smith Morgan memorial to me.
Thank you so very much for connecting
infant son Alderman to his parents!
|Peter SCHIFFERS||G. A. Follin|
Can you tell me where you found the information about Follin?
thank you for taking the picture and adding the photo of the headstone of my cousin Marian Mahony from the Salem Cemetery
Added by Kramer on Dec 12, 2013 3:28 PM
|Debbie Wood||Lewis Belo|
Thank you so very much!! I treasure this memorial!! Debbie
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