Civil War Photos
My great great uncle Merritt P Kelly in his Civil War naval uniform. His obituary states that he was employed by the Pony Express and while in San Francisco enlisted in the U S Navy, serving aboard the USS Wyoming. It was ordered to persue the CSS Alabama and other Rebel Raiders ( the tribune article says pirates ) Reading about its tour in the far east is very interesting.
Edward Hatch (December 22, 1832 – April 11, 1889) born in Bangor, Maine, was a soldier who served as a general in the Union Army during the American Civil War. He served under General Ulysses S. Grant in the South. After commanding the entire cavalry division in the Army of the Tennessee, he was made brigadier general in early 1864. After the war he became the first commander of the 9th Cavalry Regiment, a Buffalo soldier regiment with African-American troops commanded by white officers.
John Harrison Simpson. Enlisted in Co I, 3rd Tennessee Cavalry (Union) in 1863 at age 15. Wounded and captured by Confederates under Nathan Bedford Forrest in 1864 and sent to Cahaba prison. Survived the ordeal, exchanged in March, 1865, and loaded onto the steamship Sultana. A boiler blew and the Sultana sunk rapidly, killing some 1800 of the 2400 passengers and crew. Amazingly, Simpson survived once again. He lived past the age of 80 and died in 1929.
Daughters of Union Veterans of the Civil War, 1861-1865, Laura Belle Stoddard Tent #22-------- Santa Barbara, California - Sgt. Edward O. Wallace, 3rd IN Cavalry
Sgt. Edward O. Wallace, Company L, 3rd IN Cavalry (Western Division) Edward went first to Tennessee and then south to Georgia where they saw action around Marietta and against Kenesaw Mountain. The Third Indiana fought against Hood in North Georgia and North Alabama and then was part of the march to the sea and siege of Savannah.