Saturday, December 9, 2017

The Wounded at Antietam: Battery B 4th U. S. Artillery, Part 4

Thomas M. Clark was born at sea in about 1816.  He was a resident of of La Crosse, Wisconsin when  he enlisted as a private in Company B, 2nd Wisconsin Volunteer Infantry on May 22, 1861. He was detached to Battery B 4th U. S. Artillery June 7, 1862 and served with the battery at Antietam where he was wounded.  Clark remained with Battery B until June 15, 1864.  He was mustered out on June 30, 1864 at the expiration of service.  Private Clark's pension records indicate that after mustering out of the 2nd Wisconsin he enlisted in the 1st Connecticut Independent Artillery Battery on August 17, 1864 and served with that unit until June 11, 1865.

Thomas Clark got married in Columbia, Wisconsin on May 6, 1866.   Fifty-three year old Thomas Clark was living with his wife in La Crosse, when he was admitted to the Northwest Branch National Home for Disabled Soldiers in Milwaukee on October 3, 1869.  His was disabled by an injury to his head and right hand.  He died June 6, 1871 at the soldiers home from bleeding from the lungs.  He was interred in Wood National Cemetery which is adjacent to the National Home for Disabled Soldiers (now the VA)

                        Find A Grave Photo Nadeen Sobottka

Benjamin Franklin Noble was born March 1, 1838 in Erie, Pennsylvania the son of Adna Wilcox Noble and his second wife Hanna (Newton) Noble whom he married on December 29, 1828.  In 1850 the family was living in Millcreek Township, Erie County, Pennsylvania where Adna was a carpenter and joiner.  By 1860 22 year old Frank Noble was a farm laborer living in Rutland, Dane County,  Wisconsin.  On August 10, 1861 Noble enlisted in Company D, 7th Wisconsin Volunteer Infantry.  Frank was detached to Battery B from January 8, 1862 until January 1864.  His obituary notes he was wounded at Gainesville and Antietam.  He was discharged for disability September 30, 1864.  In 1866 Frank Noble moved to Oxford, Johnson County, Kansas where he farmed.  He married Sarah Ellen Hancock in 1868.  Frank and Sarah would have  2 sons and one daughter.  He was a charter member of the Franklin Post, Grand Army of the Republic, in Olathe.  Benjamin Franklin Noble was 65 when he died April 5, 1903.  He is buried in Pleasant Valley Cemetery, Oakland Park, Johnson County, Kansas.  Noble's headstone states he served with Battery B, 4th U. S. Artillery and Company D, 7th Wisconsin Infantry.

Benjamin's younger brother Andrew Jackson Noble served with Company G & C 19th Pennsylvania Cavalry.

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Elias Burton Miller, the son of Bernard and Gelina (Butte) Miller was born October 17, 1835 in New York.  In 1850 the family lived in Arcadia, Wayne County, New York.  Burton age 14 was one of six children.  Burton was a resident of Berrien County, Michigan when he enlisted in Company G, 6th Wisconsin Volunteer Infantry on July 12, 1861.  He was on detached service with Battery B 4th U. S. Artillery from May 1862 until December 1863.  Miller was wounded at Antietam.  On January 1, 1864 Private Miller transferred to the 10th Wisconsin Light Artillery.  He mustered out June 7, 1865.  On March 23, 1871 Elias married Delila (Stacy) Leslie  at St. Joseph, Michigan.  In 1880 Elias, Delila and her son from a previous marriage, Henry, were living with Elias's father Bernard in Lincoln, Michigan.  In 1900 Elias was still working as a day laborer.  He died December 26, 1903 in St. Joseph Michigan and is buried in the St. Joseph City Cemetery.

Joseph D. Grim the son of George Grim and his wife Mary (Correll) Grim was born September 5, 1838 in Ohio.  In 1850 and 1860 he lived in Jefferson, Owen County, Indiana.  On July 29, 1861 Joseph enlisted as a private in Company I, 19th Indiana Volunteer Infantry Regiment.  He was detached to Battery B on November 1, 1861 and served with the battery until January 1863.  He was wounded in action at Antietam.   The Indiana Draft Registration for June 1863 noted Joseph had been discharged from the service.  On October 8, 1864 Joseph married Elmira E. Gard.  In 1870 they lived in Jefferson, Indiana however by 1880 the family, which now included three children, were residing in Salt River, Adair County, Missouri where Joseph was a farmer.  The 1900 and 1910 Census shows Joseph and Elmira living in Kirksville, Adair County, Missouri.  Joseph D. Grim died September 24, 1917 and is buried in Forest-Llewwllyn Cemetery in Kirksville.    Grim's headstone notes he served with Company I, 19th Indiana Veteran Volunteer Infantry.

                           Find A Grave Photo Chris Porche

John H. Fulton, the son of Thomas B. and Elizabeth G. Fulton was born April 3, 1843 in Quincy, Adams County, Illinois.  When John was three years old the family moved to Belmont, Lafayette County, Wisconsin.   Nineteen year old John H. Fulton was living in Belmont when he enlisted as a private in Company C, 7th Wisconsin Volunteer Infantry on August 12, 1861.   He was detached to Battery B June 8, 1862.  He was wounded at Antietam while serving with Battery B.  Fulton was mustered out of the 7th Wisconsin on September 1, 1864.  On January 3, 1866 he married Delia A. Phillips.  The couple would have 7 children.  They lived in Belmont, Wisconsin until 1872 when they moved to a homestead near Scribner, Dodge County, Nebraska.  In 1879 John & Delia moved to Creighton, Nebraska.  John H. Fulton died on April 9, 1921 and is buried in Greenwood Cemetery, Creighton, Knox County, Nebraska.