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 One Hundred and Twenty-sixth Pennsylvania, Company F:--“Sergeant Frank Mayne: deserted Aug. 24, 1862; subsequently killed in battle in another regiment, and discovered to be a woman; real name, Frances Day.” Second Michigan, Company F:--“Franklin Thompson; deserted.” (Charge of desertion removed by House Committee on Military Affairs, Washington, Feb. 1887, the soldier having had a good record and had fought well in several battles, but proved to be a woman; real name was Miss Seelye.) Twenty-sixth North Carolina (C. S. A.) Company F:--“Mrs. L. M, Blaylock; enlisted March 20, 1861; discharged for being a woman.” 1 Fifty-sixth New York, Company F:--“John Hoffman killed by lightning at Cashtown, Maryland.” Second New Jersey Cavalry, Company M:--__________________; “executed at Memphis, Tenn., June 10, 1864. for rape and robbery; sentence G. C. M.” Second Wisconsin, Company B:--“Robert Swartz; discharged oil account of youth.” Eleventh Vermont, Company B:--“Lt. Edward B. Parker; died a prisoner at Columbia, S. C., Oct. 13, 1864, from injuries received from bloodhounds.” Fourth New Jersey, Company C:--“Geo. W. Hindley; died in a fit at Alexandria, Va., Oct. 7, 1861.” Seventh Wisconsin, Company A:--“Horace A. Ellis; awarded medal of honor for capture of flag of the Sixteenth Mississippi at Weldon R. R., Aug. 21, 1864.” Ninth New Jersey, Company G:--“Christian Huber; shot by rebel sentinel while stepping on dead-line at Andersonville, Aug. 5, 1864.” First Indiana Cavalry, Company L:--“Andress (Greene; drafted for nine months; killed in action.” Twenty-second Indiana, Company C:--“Private Eli P. Wells; promoted Chaplain.” Fifth New York Cavalry, Company H:--“Lt. J. A. Benedict; died from amputation of right arm resulting from the bite of a man on thumb, Dec. 11, 1861.” 2 Fifth New York Cavalry, Company G:--“John Evans; March 7, 1865, had a ball pass through a pack of cards and a plug of tobacco, lodging against the skin opposite his heart.” 3 Twenty-first Wisconsin, Company I:--“August Meyer; left camp while insane, and not heard from afterwards.” Thirty-first Maine, Company A:--“Fred R. Cole; killed in his tent, Aug. 14, 1864. before Petersburg.” Seventh Indiana, Company E:--__________________; “Sentenced by G. C. M. to work on fortifications 12 months after expiration of enlistment.” Second Minnesota, Company F:--“William Blake, musician; threw away his drum and took a gun at Mill Springs.” Eighth Tennessee (Unions), Company C:--“Sergeant John Gossett; killed at Utoy Creek while planting his colors on the enemy's works.” Nineteenth Wisconsin:--“Chaplain J. H. Nichols; died Jan., 1863, in an insane asylum.” Fifty-second Indiana, Company B:--“Timothy Westport; discharged April 27, 1863, for loss of speech.” Twenty-first Illinois:--“Colonel U. S. Grant; enlisted June 15, 1861; promoted Brigadier dier General, Aug. 7, 1861.”
1 In the printed rolls of the North Carolina regiments (Confederate) a foot-note, referring to this item, says:--“This lady had done a soldier's duty without a suspicion of her sec among her comrades, until her husband, L. M. Blaylock, was discharged, when she claimed the same privilege, and was sent home rejoicing.”
2 From records attached to regimental history.
3 From records attached to regimental history.
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