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Samuel enlisted in the 5th Tennessee Infantry, Co. D on February 25, 1862 at age 25.  His brother-in-law Thomas Coker (age 35) also enlisted in the same Company.   He mustered out of service on 1865.   The 5th Tennessee Infantry was organized in Barbourville, Ky. in 1862 and saw action at Cumberland Gap, the East Tennessee Campaign, the Atlanta Campaign, Franklin, Nashville, and Wilmington, N.C.   The regiment suffered severe casualties during the Battle of Resaca, Georgia and was engaged in the battle near the Carter House cotton gin during the Battle of Franklin, TN.   My GG Grandfather.

Alex enlisted in the 11th Kansas Cavalry, Co. L on Mar 8, 1864.  He mustered out on Sep 26, 1865.  Company stationed Ft. Riley.  Duty guarding telegraph lines and operating against Indians.  Moved to Fort Halleck, protecting stage route from Camp Collins, Colorado.  Lana's GG Grandfather.

Our Union Grandfathers

John enlisted in the 11th Kansas Cavalry, Co. B on Aug 16, 1862.  He mustered out on Aug 31, 1865.  Assigned to duty on eastern border of Kansas until October, 1864.   Operations against Quantrell on his raid into Kansas and against Price in Missouri and Kansas.  Regiment moved to Fort Kearney, NB, then to Fort Laramie, protecting stage route from Camp Collins, Colorado.  Lana's GGG Grandfather.

James Burbridge Williams

Private, Company E, 99th Illinois Infantry, USA

Born: May 15, 1840, Pike Co., IL           Died: Jan 24, 1897 Shawnee, Pott. Co., Oklahoma Territory

Buried: Fairview Cemetery, Shawnee, Pottawatomie Co., OK.

Samuel C. Carter

Private,  Company D, 5th Tennessee Volunteer Infantry, USA

Born: Jan 31, 1837, Roane Co, TN                 Died: Feb 2, 1902, Driftwood, Oklahoma Territory

Alexander Polk Crane

Private, Company L, 11th Kansas Cavalry, USA

Born: Oct 18, 1846, Mahaska Co., IA             Died: Mar 21, 1918, Tecumseh, OK

Buried: Mission Hill Cemetery, Tecumseh, Pottawatomie Co., OK

John Albin

Private, Company B, 11th Kansas Cavalry, USA

Born: Dec 31, 1827,  Vermillion Co., IN        Died: May 11, 1902, Jackson Co., Kansas

Buried: James Crossing Cemetery, Jackson Co., KS

J. B. enlisted in the 99th Illinois Infantry, Co. E on Aug 23, 1862.   Participated in the battles of Port Gibson, Champion's Hill, Big Black Bear Bridge and Vicksburg.  Lana's GG Grandfather.