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Biography of George Musalas Colvocoresses

Born in Scio, Grecian Archipelago, October 22, 1816. During the Greek Revolution the Turks invaded that island in 1822, and after narrowly escaping the massacre that followed, George with his mother and two young sisters were carried captives to Smyrna. Through friends in that city he was ransomed and sent in an American brig to Baltimore; much kindness was shown him by members of the Greek Relief Committee, and the story of his misfortunes excited the sympathy of Captain Alden Partridge, head of the military academy then at Norwich, who offered to receive and provide for young Colvocoresses as his son. Accordingly, he was sent to Norwich and his kind benefactor educated him in his military academy and secured for him an appointment in the United States Navy in 1832. He was a passed midshipman in the Wilkes Exploring Expedition in the Pacific, 1838- ’42, and saw service in all parts of the world during his naval career. He married Miss Eliza Freelon Halsey, niece of Captain Thomas W. Freelon, U. S. N., in 1846, and Norwich continued to be his home until 1863, As lieutenant and second in command of the U. S. S. “Levant,” on the China station, he took part in the bombardment and capture of the Barrier Forts in the Canton River. At the outbreak of the Civil War he was ordered to the U. S. S. “Supply” and promoted to commander; while in this ship he captured the “Stephen Hart” of Liverpool, loaded with arms and ammunition for the rebels. He was in constant service along the Atlantic coast and in the Gulf of...

The Discovery Of This Continent, it’s Results To The Natives

In the year 1470, there lived in Lisbon, a town in Portugal, a man by the name of Christopher Columbus, who there married Dona Felipa, the daughter of Bartolome Monis De Palestrello, an Italian (then deceased), who had arisen to great celebrity as a navigator. Dona Felipa was the idol of her doting father, and often accompanied him in his many voyages, in which she soon equally shared with him his love of adventure, and thus became to him a treasure indeed not only as a companion but as a helper; for she drew his maps and geographical charts, and also wrote, at his dictation, his journals concerning his voyages. Shortly after the marriage of Columbus and Felipa at Lisbon, they moved to the island of Porto Santo which her father had colonized and was governor at the time of his death, and settled on a large landed estate which belonged to Palestrello, and which he had bequeathed to Felipa together with all his journals and papers. In that home of retirement and peace the young husband and wife lived in connubial bliss for many years. How could it be otherwise, since each had found in the other a congenial spirit, full of adventurous explorations, but which all others regarded as visionary follies? They read together and talked over the journals and papers of Bartolomeo, during which Felipa also entertained Columbus with accounts of her own voyages with her father, together with his opinions and those of other navigators of that age his friends and companions of a possible country that might be discovered in the distant West, and the...

Norwich Vermont in the Civil War

During the four years of war for the suppression of the Rebellion, Norwich furnished 178 different men for the armies of the Union. There were seven re-enlistments, making the whole number of soldiers credited to the town 185. By the census of 1860, the number of inhabitants was 1759. It appears, therefore, that the town sent to the seat of war rather more than one in ten of its entire population, during the four years’ continuance of hostilities. About the same proportion holds good for the state at large, Vermont contributing, out of an aggregate population of 315,116, soldiers to the number of 34,555 for the defense of the Union. Of the 178 men enlisting from Norwich, twenty-seven laid down their young lives in the service of the country. The soil of every southern state, from the Potomac to the Rio Grande, was moistened by the blood or supplied a grave to one or more of these. The town paid the larger part of these men liberal bounties, amounting to about $32,000, in addition to their state and government pay. All calls for men upon the town by the national authorities were promptly and fully met. The patriotic response of our people to the expenses and sacrifices of the war was, in general, hearty and emphatic; and yet candor and the truth of history compels us to confess that there were here, as in most other towns throughout the north, a few disloyal spirits who sympathized with the Slaveholders’ rebellion, who denounced the war from beginning to end, and who scarcely concealed their satisfaction when news came of rebel...

1894 Michigan State Census – Eaton County

United States Soldiers of the Civil War Residing in Michigan, June 1, 1894 [ Names within brackets are reported in letters. ] Eaton County Bellevue Township. – Elias Stewart, Frank F. Hughes, Edwin J. Wood, Samuel Van Orman, John D. Conklin, Martin V. Moon. Mitchell Drollett, Levi Evans, William Fisher, William E. Pixley, William Henry Luscomb, George Carroll, Collins S. Lewis, David Crowell, Aaron Skeggs, Thomas Bailey, Andrew Day, L. G. Showerman, Hulbert Parmer, Fletcher Campbell, Lorenzo D. Fall, William Farlin, Francis Beecraft, William Caton, Servitus Tucker, William Shipp, Theodore Davis. Village of Bellevue. – William H. Latta, Thomas B. Williams, Hugh McGinn, Samuel Davis, William Reid, Charles B. Wood, Marion J. Willison, Herbert Dilno, Jerry Davidson, Edward Campbell, John Markham, Jason B. Johnson, Josiah A. Birchard, Richard S. Briggs, John Ewing, George Crowell, Henry Legge, James W. Johnston, Luther Tubbs, Oscar Munroe, John W. Manzer, Henry E. Hart, Leander B. Cook, Cyrus L. Higgins, Martin Avery, John M. Anson, Washington Wade, George P. Stevens, James Driscoll, Alexander A. Clark, Antoine Edwards, George Kocher, Charles W. Beers, Lester C. Spaulding, George Martin, Griffen Wilson, Sr., Amos W. Bowen, Josiah G. Stocking, Charles A. Turner, Levi 0. Johnson, Sullivan W. Gibson, Alonzo Chittenden. Benton Township. – Oliver P. Edman, Charles T. Ford, Emanuel Ream, Samuel Bradenberry, Isaac Mosher, Ezra W. Griffith, Joshua Wright, Michael Lynn, Mitchell Chalender, Luther Johnson, George A. Godsmark, George Wigent, Daniel Place, John J. DeWitt, Jay Henderson, William H. Barr, Josephus Sanborn, John C. Thomas, Michael Hamill, William Mitchell, Henry Thrall, William Motter, George Upright, Thomas J. Hitchcock, Asa Goodrich, Charles Albright, George Hoag, David Wise,...

Roll of Company F, 22nd Battalion, Georgia Cavalry

Roll of Company F, 22nd Battalion, Georgia Cavalry (State Guards). Mustered into the Confederate service, August 6, 1863, at Hawkinsville, Georgia B. N. Mitchell, captain H. H. Whitfield, first lieutenant W. M. Oliver, second lieutenant L. H. Harrell, third lieutenant E. W. Coney, first sergeant A. C. McPhail, second sergeant R. F. DeLamar, third sergeant H. D. Hendley, fourth sergeant William Miller, fifth sergeant E. D. Fountain, first corporal; Robin Mercer, second corporal John McKinney, third corporal Moses T. Fort, fourth corporal J. B. Mitchell, bugler Privates J. H. Anderson Milton Bozeman G. W. Bowen J. Bowen G. W. Budd C. M. Bozeman, Jr. C. H. Colding C. E. Clark N. W. Collins James Chalker W. W. Culpepper W. A. Chancey D. C. Daniel S. M. Daniel M. W. Daniel R. G. Fulghum W. J. Fountain John Fale Thomas Grace Mather Grace I. B. Hamilton O. C. Horne J. W. Howell N. N. Howell Asa Howell W. L. Howell W. W. Howell A. G. Holt G. W. Jordan W. W. Jennings D. E. Kibbee D. S. Kellam William McKinney S. C. Nicholson J. C. Polhill R. M. Rose Nicholas Rawlings Daniel Rawls R. T. Reeves P. F. Scarborough R. C. Smith David Sapp D. L. Stewart T. M. Stewart James Sewell J. W. Simpson D. H. Tramil S. W. Taylor T. L. Taylor J. W. Trawick E. M. Wood E. F. Way W. M. White C. M. W. Wynne J. D....

Pulaski Greys: Company K, 49th Georgia Volunteer Infantry

Company K, 49th Georgia Volunteer Infantry, Army of Northern Virginia, C. S. A., as compiled by the late A. C. Pipkin. (Fourth Company, from Pulaski County) S. M. Manning, captain. Enlisted March 4, 1862; elected lieutenant-colonel, March 22, 1862; mortally wounded at Cedar Run, Va., August 9, 1862; died, 1862. H. H. Whitfield, first lieutenant. Enlisted March 4, 1862; promoted to captain, March 22, 1862; resigned, June 27, 1863. John H. Pate, second lieutenant. Enlisted March 4, 1862; promoted to first lieutenant, March 22, 1862; promoted to captain, June 27, 1862; elected major, July 28, 1863. E. A. Smith, second lieutenant jr. Enlisted March 4, 1862; wounded at Frasier’s Farm, Va., June 27, 1862; died of wounds, August 7, 1862. W. R. Collins, first sergeant. Enlisted March 4, 1862; served through the war; absent on furlough on date of surrender of Lee’s army. W. R. Sapp, second sergeant. Enlisted March 4, 1862; lost arm at Cedar Run, Va., August 9, 1862, and discharged. A. M. Smith, third sergeant. Enlisted March 4, 1862; elected first lieutenant, August 28, 1863; absent without leave, February 3, 1865. J. H. Anderson, fourth sergeant. Enlisted March 4, 1862; discharged August 1, 1862, furnishing Nathaniel Lynch as substitute. Bart H. Harrell, fifth sergeant. Enlisted March 4, 1862; discharged on account of disability, 1862. A. C. Pipkin, first corporal. Enlisted March 4, 1862; wounded at Wilderness, May 6, 1864; captured at Petersburg, Va., March 25, 1865; released from prison July 3, 1865. Jas. W. Fleming, second corporal. Enlisted March 4, 1862; died in Macon, Ga., November 14, 1863. Thurman Jennings, third corporal. Enlisted March 4, 1862...

Roster of Pulaski County Georgia Volunteers

Company G, Eighth Regiment, Georgia Volunteers, Infantry, C. S. A., First company to leave Pulaski County. Compiled by the late D. G. Fleming: T. D. L. Ryan, captain. Enlisted May 23, 1861; resigned March 2, 1863. Geo. W. Carruthers, first lieutenant. Enlisted May 23, 1861; resigned January 1862. S. W. Taylor, Jr., second lieutenant. Enlisted May 23, 1861; resigned January 1863. John A. Young, first sergeant. Enlisted May 23, 1861; transferred to Regimental Band of Musicians, June 25, 1861; elected first lieutenant, February, 1862; promoted to captain, March 5, 1863, killed at Gettysburg, July 3, 1863. Daniel H. Mason, second sergeant. Enlisted May 23, 1861; lost arm First Manassas, July 21, 1861; died of wound, October 1861. John W. Laidler, third sergeant. Enlisted May 23, 1861; died in camp near Manassas, September 1861. Moses Daniel, fourth sergeant. Enlisted May 23, 1861; died in hospital at Richmond of disease, September 1861. Daniel M. Blue, fifth sergeant. Enlisted May 23. 1861; promoted to first sergeant September 15, 1861; killed at Spotsylvania, Va., May 10, 1864. Alexander Pipkin, first corporal. Enlisted May 23, 1861; elected second lieutenant jr., December 1861; died May 10. 1862, at Richmond. T. J. Spivey, second corporal. Enlisted May 23, 1861; died in same hospital near Manassas, September 1861. Geo. W. Folds, third corporal. Enlisted May 23, 1861; mortally wounded at Fort London. Knoxville. Tenn., November 19, 1863; died January 1, 1864, at Knoxville. Tenn. C. C. Benton, fourth corporal. Enlisted May 23, 1861; discharged on account of rheumatism contracted in 1861. A. H. Affleck. Enlisted May 23, 1861; made leader Regimental Band; discharged 1862. J. J. Armstrong....

Regimental Band of Musicians, Eighth Georgia

Roster of soldiers who served in the Regimental Band of Musicians, Eighth Georgia. These men were primarily from Pulaski County, GA. A. H. Affleck-(Detailed from Co. G) June 1, 1861 (see roster Co. G). A. A. Marck-Co. A, June 1, 1861; succeeded Affleck as leader, January, 1862 (see Co. A). A. Starowski-Co. G, June 1, 1861 (see Co. G). John A. Young-Co. G, June 1, 1861; elected lieutenant, afterwards captain (see Co. G). John H. Lowery-Co. G, June 1, 1861; killed at First Manassas (see Co. G). F. Schwab-June 1, 1861 (see Co. C). Chas. Henry Speer-June 1, 1861 (see Co. F). J. M. Harris-June 1, 1861 (see Co. *). Felix A. Williams-June 1, 1861; surrendered April 9, 1865 (see Co. C). “Bill” Parish-June 1, 1861 (see Co.). W. E. Connally-June 1, 1861 (see Co. F). M. M. Dupree, March 23, 1862 (see Co. *) P. J. Wray, July 16, 1862 (see Co. K). J. R. West-September 12, 1862 (see Co. *). W. C. Edwards-November 2, 1864 (see Co. *). John H. Holmes-Died June 1864. P. Kreuger-Deserted to enemy and took oath of allegiance, July...

Pulaski Blues: Company F, 27th and 31st Georgia Infantry

Roster of soldiers who served in Company F, 27th and 31st Georgia Infantry. These men were primarily from Pulaski County, GA and were known as the Pulaski Blues. Warren D. Wood, captain Isaac Woodard, first lieutenant William D. Brunson, second lieutenant Joel D. Wilson, second lieutenant Thomas J. Mills, captain Henry M. Bozeman, first lieutenant John A. Harrell, first lieutenant, promoted to captain W. O. Gwyn, first lieutenant George H. Camble, second lieutenant Joseph Miller, second sergeant, promoted to first sergeant William E. Hanner, fourth sergeant Charles J. Bradshaw, first corporal and regular drummer William R. Taylor, second corporal Hamilton A. Laidler, third corporal, promoted to fourth sergeant John H. Singletary, fourth corporal Lawrence C. Bryan,...
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