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Additions to Veterans’ List – T, U, and V

Posted By on June 12, 2013

Veterans of the Civil War identified as having some connection to the Lykens Valley area and included in the Civil War Research Project was last updated 19 April 2012.  In a series of posts continuing intermittently until concluding in mid-June, a brief sketch of each of the new names added since then will be presented.  Note that in a few cases, the persons are not veterans, but have been identified with some Civil War event or are related to a Civil War veteran.  At the conclusion of the listing of these added names, the Veterans list will be updated with the new names, re-alphabetized, and presented in a new format which includes the Project File Number for each individual.

Additional information is sought on each of the individuals in the Veterans’ List.  Comments can be added to the blog post or information can be sent by e-mail.  Of particular interest are stories, pictures, military records, pension information, and genealogies.

Abbreviations:  CW#Civil War Research Project File Number.  MI = Mustered In.  MO = Mustered Out.  NARA = National Archives and Records Administration Microfilm Series and Roll Number.  POW = Prisoner of War.  AKA = Also Known As.  Months are abbreviated with the standard 3-letter abbreviation.

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[CW#T002.5] Daniel F. Taylor (18xx-xxxx) ——– 172nd Pennsylvania Infantry, Company D, ?  Found in Trevorton Civil War veterans’ list, p. 54.

[CW#T008.5] Alfred Howe Terry (1827-1890) ——– General.

[CW#T008.7] William C. Tharp (18xx-xxxx) ——- 46th Pennsylvania Infantry, Company K, ?  Found in Trevorton Civil War veterans’ list, p. 54.

[CW#T009.5] Benjamin Franklin Thomas (1885-xxxx) ——–  Not a Civil War veteran. Possibly the son of William E. Thomas.   Buried:  I.O.O.F. Cemetery, Lykens, Dauphin County.  G.A.R. at grave, but not born until after the Civil War.

[CW#T017.5] Charles V. Thome (1835-1917) ——– 127th Pennsylvania Infantry, Company E, Private (MI 13 Aug 1862 – MO 29 May 1863).  NARA M554-R122.  Enrolled: Lebanon.  MI: Harrisburg.  Wounded in head at Chancellorsville, Virginia, 3 May 1863, by fragment from exploding shell.  Married: Emma P. Early.  Buried:  Dayton National Cemetery, Dayton, Montgomery County, Ohio.  Occupation:  Physician.  Declared insane, 1917.  Wife applied for pension from Jackson, Michigan.  Lived in Veterans’ Home, Dayton, Ohio.   AKA: Thorne.

[CW#T021.5] James Baxter Thompson (1823-1902) ——– Unknown.  Possibly not a Civil War veteran.  Residence: Carlisle & Harisburg.  Possibly an African American, or another of same name, records co-mingled.  Found in Commemorative Biographical Encylopedia of Dauphin County, p 303 & 593 (portrait).

[CW#T026] William Thompson (1840-1862) ——- 96th Pennsylvania Infantry, Company G, Private (MI 23 Sep 1861 – Died 18 Dec 1862).  Died of disease at Frederick, Maryland, 18 Dec 1862.  Buried:  Antietam National Cemetery, Antietam, MD (Section 26, Lot E, Grave 480).   Named on Lykens G.A.R. Monument as a Civil War vet who died of disease – Private.  Possibly the one named on the Tower City Veterans’ Memorial.  Possibly the one for whom the Pottsville G.A.R. Post was named.   AKA: William W. Thompson.

[CW#T028.2] Thomas Thornton (1840-xxxx) ——– 210th Pennsylvania Infantry, Company H, Private (MI 8 Sep 1864 – Not on MO Roll).  Enrolled: Harrisburg.  MI: Harrisburg. No pension index card located.

[CW#T028.5] John Caldwell Tidball (1825-1906) ——– General.

[CW#T037] Alexander Humphries Todd (1839-1862) ——– Confederate.  Killed in action (KIA) near Baton Rouge, Louisiana, 1862.  Lincoln’s brother-in-law (Mary Todd Lincoln‘s brother).

[CW#T038] David Humphries Todd (1832-1871) ——  NARA M378-R29.  Confederate.  Commandant of the Richmond Prisons.   Lincoln’s brother-in-law (Mary Todd Lincoln‘s brother).  Buried:  Maple Hill Cemetery, Huntsville, Alabama.  Invoved in scandals – allegations of murder.

[CW#T039] George Rogers Clark Todd (18xx-xxxx) ——– Lincoln’s brother-in-law (Mary Todd Lincoln‘s brother).

[CW#T040] Levi Oldham “Owen” Todd (1816-1864) ——– No known military service.  Lincoln’s brother-in-law (Mary Todd Lincoln‘s brother).  Married: Louisa Searles.  Separated from wife at time of death.  Buried:  Lexington Cemetery, Lexington, Kentucky.  He was not pro-Confederate.  Had alcohol dependency.  Died at Lexington Hotel during Civil War.

[CW#T041] Samuel Todd (1830-1862) ——–  Confederate.  Killed in action, second day at Shiloh (KIA).   Lincoln’s brother-in-law (Mary Todd Lincoln‘s brother).

[CW#T044.3] James A. Towsen (1829-xxxx) —— 47th Pennsylvania Infantry (Emergency of 1863), Company K, Private, Sergeant (MI 9 Jul 1863 – MO 14 Aug 1863).  Enrolled: McCall’s Ferry, Pennsylvania.  MI: Harrisburg. Married:  Maria Stauffer.  Promoted to Sergeant, 17 Jul 1863.     Found in Commemorative Biographical Encyclopedia of Dauphin County, p. 534.  Another one of same name served in 3rd Pennsylvania Artillery, records could be co-mingled.  AKA:  Towson.

[CW#T046.5] George Traub Jr. (1846-1882) ——– 48th Pensylvania Infantry, Company G, ? (MI ? – MO ?).  Father:  George Traub.   Buried:  Weishample Church of God Cemetery, Weishample, Schuylkill County.  Found in Citizen Standard, 22 Mar 2012.

[CW#T046.8] Philip Travitz (1843-1896) ——– 210th Pennsylvania Infantry, Company H, Sergeant (MI 8 Sep 1864 – MO 30 May 1865).  173rd Pennsylvania Infantry, Company K, ? (MI ? – MO ?). Enrolled: Harrisburg.  MI: Harrisburg.  Promoted to Sergeant, 1 Oct 1864.  Commissioned 2nd Lieutenant, 16 May 1865, not mustered. Died: Luther, Iowa.  AKA:  Trewitz.

[CW#T050.5] Peter R. Treon (18xx-xxxx) ——-  172nd Pennsylvania Infantry, Company K, ?   Found in Trevorton Civil War veterans’ list, p. 54.

[CW#T052.5] Charles Trout (1831-xxxx) ——- 210th Pennsylvania Infantry, Company H, Private (MI 19 Sep 1864 – MO 30 May 1865).  Enrolled: Harrisburg.  MI: Camp Curtin.   No pension index card located.

[CW#T056] Elias Troutman (18xx-xxxx) ——– Unknown.   NARA M554-R123?  Residence in 1890: Berrysburg (no regiment given).  Widow: Hannah Romberger.  There is an Elias T. Troutman in Halifax, possibly a different one?

[CW#T068.5] Irving W. Tyson (1843-1922) ——– 50th Pennsylvania Infantry, Company C, Private (MI 22 Feb 1864 – MO by GO 10 Jun 1865).  NARA M554-R124.  Enrolled: Reading.  MI: Reading.  Disability given in 1883 pension list:  Gunshot wound in right hand.  Wounded in Wilderness, Virginia, 6 May 1864.   Married:  Ellen E. ?  Brother of William H. Tyson, also a Civil War veteran.  Buried: Union Cemetery, Schuylkill Haven, Schuylkill County.  Politician: Postmaster of Schuylkill Haven, Secretary of Board of Education.  Tragedy: Lost lower limb while working for F & R Navigation Company.  Occupation: Boatman.  Residence: Schuylkill Co.

[CW#T069.5] William H. Tyson (1846-1934) ——– 50th Pennsylvania Infantry, Company C, Private (MI 22 Feb 1864 – MO 30 Jul 1865).  NARA M554-R124.  Enrolled: Reading.  MI: Reading.                Married: Laura ?  Married:  Caroline ?  Brother of Irving W. Tyson, also a Civil War veteran.  Buried:  Union Cemetery, Schuylkill Haven, Schuylkill County.   Possibly two different with same name, co-mingled.  Occupation: Boatman.  Residence: Berks County.

[CW#U002] Edwin S. Uhler (1832-xxxx) ——– 11th Pennsylvania Infantry, Company A, Private (MI 24 Apr 1861 – MO 31 Jul 1861).  Ulman’s Independent Battery Light Artillery, Jr. Lieutenant, Corporal (MI 14 Feb 1862 – MO 7 Mar 1862).   NARA M554-R124.  Refused to serve in infantry and was mustered out.

[CW#U024.5] William H. Umbenhower (18xx-xxxx) ——– 128th Pennsylvania Infantry, Company H, ? Found in Trevorton Civil War veterans’ list, p. 54.

[CW#U025] Azariah C. Umberger (1828-1895) ——– 9th Pennsylvania Cavalry, Company B, Private (MI 29 Aug 1864 – MO by General Order 29 May 1865).  NARA M554-R124.  Enrolled: Harrisburg.  MI: Harrisburg.  Born:  Dauphin County.  Buried:  Dauphin Cemetery, Dauphin Borough, Dauphin County.  Occupation: Boat Builder.  Residence in 1870: Enterline, Dauphin County.   AKA: Uenberger or Umbarger.

[CW#U041.5] Jacob Umlo (18xx-xxxx) ——– 18th Pennsylvania Infantry (Emergency of 1862), Company B, ? (MI ? – MO ?).  Found in Trevorton Civil War veterans’ list, p. 54.

[CW#V000.2] David Vanaman (1844-1929) ——– 21st Pennsylvania Infantry, Company G, ?  (?).  18th Pennsylvania Infantry, Company ? (?).  ? 13th Pennsylvania Infantry (?).                               Possibly Died: Ocean View, New Jersey.  Brothers George Vanaman and Thomas Vanaman also served in Civil War.   Found in Northumberland County Biographical Annals, p. 628.   AKA: Vennaman or VanEmon.

[CW#V000.4] George Vanaman (1846-1922) ——– 17th Pennsylvania Cavalry, Company I. Private (MI 17 Feb 1864 – MO 7 Aug 1865).  2nd Pennsylvania Provisional Cavalry.  NARA M554-R124.  Enrolled: Philadelphia.  MI: Philadelphia.  Born: Juniata County, Pennsylvania.  Marrie 1st:  Mary ?  Married 2nd:  Mary ?.  Brothers David Vanaman & Thomas Vanaman also Civil War veterans.  Buried:  Woodland Memorial Park, Woodland, Berry County, Michigan.  Applied for pension from Michigan.  Died in Veterans’ Home.  Occupation: Farmer.  Residence: Liverpool, Pennsylvania.  Found in Northumberland County Biographical Annals, p. 628.

[CW#V000.6] Thomas Vanaman (1844-1905) ——– 17th Pennsylvania Cavalry, Company I, Private (MI 17 Feb 1864 – Deserted ?).  2nd Pennsylvania Provisional Cavalry (?).  NARA M554-R124.  Enrolled: Philadelphia.  MI: Philadelphia.  Deserter.  Court Martial, given punishment but continued to serve.  Deserted at Alexandria, Virginia.  Married:  Mary ?  Brothers David Vanaman & George Vanaman also were Civil War veterans.   Found in Northumberland County Biographical Annals, p. 628.  Residence: Liverpool, Perry County, Pennsylvania.

[CW#V001] Wesley VanGasken (1838-1913) ——– 61st Pennsylvania Infantry, Company D, Private (MI 1 Mar 1862 – MO Surgeon’s Certificate of Disability 29 Dec 1864).  8th Pennsylvania Infantry, Company A, Private (MI 22 Apr 1861 – MO 29 Jul 1861).  NARA M554-R125.  Enrolled: Shamokin.  MI: Harrisburg.   Married:  Nancy ?  Only one of large family to serve in Civil War.  Died: Shamokin.   Buried:  Shamokin Cemetery, Shamokin, Northumberland County.  Residence: Shamokin.  Occupation: Blacksmith.  Found in Northumberland County Biographical Annals, p. 980-981.   AKA:  VanGaskin.

[CW#V001.5] George W. VanGilder (18xx-xxxx) ——- 187th Pennsylvania Infantry, Company C, ?   Found in Trevorton Civil War veterans’ list, p. 54.

[CW#V003.3] George Veit (18xx-xxxx) ——– 74th Pennsylvania Infantry, Company I, ?  Found in Trevorton Civil War veterans’ list, p. 54.

[CW#V003.5] Arthur Venable (1836-1916) ——– 50th Pennsylvania Infantry, Company C, Private (MI 13 Feb 1865 – MO 30 Jul 1865).  NARA M554-R125.  Enolledr: Norristown.  MI: Norristown.  Died: Philadelphia.  Buried:  Montrose Cemetery, Upper Darby, Delaware County.  Residence: Carbon County. Occupation: Shoemaker.  AKA:  Venabel.

 


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