The Biographical review of Johnson, Massac, Pope and Hardin counties, Illinois; containing biographical sketches of prominent and representative ... of the presidents of the United States

 
9781232128229: The Biographical review of Johnson, Massac, Pope and Hardin counties, Illinois; containing biographical sketches of prominent and representative ... of the presidents of the United States
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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1893 Excerpt: ... of Belmont, at Ft. Donelson (where the regiment lost one hundred and sixty men), was at the second battle of Corinth, at Port Gibson, Raymond, Jackson, Champion Hills, and numerous other battles and skirmishes. He took a part in a charge at Vicksburg which proved a failure, and was there throughout the siege, and was, he thinks, in the first regiment that entered the city after the surrender, and was certainly in the first brigade that entered. Mr. Mosely has lived principally in Pope County I since the war, moving on his present farm of one hundred and twenty acres in 1888. One of his children died while he was in the army at the front, in March, 1862. He has three children living by his first wife, viz: Green T., a farmer of Union County, Ky., who has a wife and family; Angeline, wife of Frank Mullinx, of Union County, Ky., who has a family of children; and Jennie H., wife of John Darnell, who resides in Ozark, and who has three children. Mr. Mosely by his second wife has one son, Henry, in Ballard County, who has a wife and three children. Mr. Mosely buried his first wife October 26, 1865, when she was but twenty-eight years of age. He was married in February, 1866, to Elizabeth Cobeth Caldwell, a sister of J. C. Caldwel1. Mr. Mosely votes as he fought, with the Republican party, and is a member of the Baptist Church. He is now living with his third wife, who was a Miss Phcebe Austin. Our subject's brother, George Mosely, was also in the army, in the retreat of Shiloh. At one time in Mr. Mosely's experience in the army, when crossing a river on a pontoon bridge, Kit Harrison stepped off the bridge and but for the prompt action of Mr. Moscly and Albert Hendrickson, would have found a watery grave. Senator Morris, who was in the same company with Mr. Mose...

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