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Edwin Chamberlain

of Company G, 11th New Hampshire Infantry Regiment in sergeant’s uniform with guitar



Edwin Chamberlain was born on January 27th, 1844, in Bath, New Hampshire.  He enlisted as a corporal in the G Company of the 11th New Hampshire Infantry of the Union army on September 2nd, 1862 during the American Civil War
He was reported to have deserted on November 26th, 1862.  But he had been captured and remained a prisoner until April 1863.  He died in the Nelson General Hospital after August 14, 1863 of inflammation of the lungs.
Source:  Library of Congress
Compiled by: Ann Tyler Moses, Liljenquist Family Fellow

John E. Cummins

 John E. Cummins was in the 50th, 99th, and 185th Ohio Infantry regiments. He is in Union uniform.  He enlisted at the age of 31 as a Lt. Colonel in the 99th Ohio Infantry.  In December 1864, he was transferred to the 50th Ohio and was then promoted to the rank of Colonel and transferred to the 185th Ohio in February 1865.  In November 1865 Cummins was promoted to Brevet Brigadier General.  He died in 1875 in Denver, Colorado.
Source: Library of Congress; Matthew R. Gross and Elizbeth T. Lewin 2010.


The following is copied from the Liljenquist Collection; Library of congress.  I’m going to copy everything as I don’t see any point in leaving information out or changing the words there by distorting history.  Also add the first picture of Edward Chamberlin on this page to the collection. I may have found it in another part of the Library of Congress but now see it is part of the collection.

 John W. Anthony


John W. Anthony, a 19-year-old farmer from Campbell County, Virginia, enlisted with the Southern Guards Company B, 11th Virginia Infantry, on April 23, 1861.  During the American Civil War, this Confederate army regiment fought at Manassas on July 21st, and the first members of the regiment fell in battle at Dranesville, Virginia, the following December 20th.

At the Battle of Seven Pines on May 31st, Anthony was wounded—just a “little scratch,” as he described it, perhaps with some careful understatement, to his parents and sister in a letter two days later.

His letter gives the sense of a community amidst the suffering.  In it he recounts by name the four men killed in the battle and the status of a wounded soldier from their hometown.  He mentions visiting twice Colonel Arnold from a nearby company, presumably a family friend from home, who was “very glad” to see him and promised to write to Anthony’s family as well.  And he instructs his family to look out for a few wounded soldiers, urging that if “no one goes after them you had better do it, for they are both brave and good soldiers.”



 I’m sorry, this is the best I could get the letters adjusted.

Anthony himself would be wounded again on September 15th of that year.  He obtained a reprieve from the fighting on February 26th, 1863, by furnishing a substitute, Patrick Murry.  However, Murry is on the record as deserting the very next day.  Whatever happened, Anthony was back at war on or about April 1st, 1865, when he was again wounded, at Five Forks, Virginia.

On April 25, 1865, during the Battle of Petersburg, Anthony received a gunshot to his right thigh and was hospitalized.  But he survived to see the end of the war, and many more years.  He died on November 8th, 1920, in Campbell County, Virginia, and was laid to rest in his family cemetery at Evington.

Source:  Library of Congress;  Compiled by: Ann Tyler Moses

A little genealogy for JOHN WILLIAM ANTHONY starting with his grandfather

JOHN ANTHONY  was born 1750 in Hanover County, VA.  He married susanna Austin 1772 on their estate, ‘Walnut Hill’ in Evington, Campbell,VA.  Susnna was born 1755 in Hanover County, VA

CHARLES ANTHONY born 28 January 1793 in Evington, Campbell, Virgina and died 25 may 1884 at Walnut Hill, Bedford VA. Charles married  MARTHA DAVIS HADEN.  She was born 20 October 1806 in Evington, Campbel, VA and died 17 February 1870 in Walnut Hill, Bedford, VA

JOHN WILLIAM ANTHONY, our Civil War Vet was born 12 November 1841 and died 8 November 1920 in Campbell County VA.  He married  EMMA REID ARNOLD 17 December 1874.  She was born 10 May 1851 and died 16 November 1914.   John inherited his father’s home plantation, ‘Walnut Hill’.  He and Emma are Buried there.

John and Emma’s children are:

Martha Davis Anthony b. 11 mar 1876:  Bernard Anthony b. 22 may 1877, d.2 apr 1896:  Annie Idoline Anthony b. 8 may 1880; d. 26 aug 1969 on Walnut Hill:  Charles Anthony b 18 jul 1883; d. 29 apr 1966 at Walnut Hill:  John William Anthony b. 18 jul; d. 30 aug 1948.  Married JULIA BROOKS MOSES; b. 19 dec 1896 d. 7 feb 1982 Lynchburg, VA:  Reid Arnold Anthony b. 28 jul 1889; d. aft 1966, at Walunt Hill.  He married ELIZABETH ‘LIZZIE’ MILES:  and Callie Anthony b 8 November 1892; d. 15 February 1893.  There are 2 other unnamed children.  Sources Library of Congress, Roots Web and



Samuel Decker,

a Civil War veteran poses with the prosthetic arms he made for himself.



Private Thomas Green

of Co. B. 11th Massachusetts Infantry Regiment.



Captain Ferdinand F. Boltz

of Co. S, 12th Indiana Infantry.



Corp. John I. Guigher

of Co 156th Pennsylvania Infantry. Abt 1843



 Child named Carl who became a soldier.


David Potts

with revolver in front of painted background.



Mary Bannister,

wife of Private George H. Bannister of company H, 13th New Hampshire Infantry Regiment.



Private George H. Bannister

of Company H, 13th New Hampshire Infantry Regiment in sack coat and forage cap with holstered payonet, cartridge pouch and bayoneted musket.



 Private Levi F. Hocker

of Co. F, 17th Pennsylvania Cavalry Regiment, in uniform with postol and sword, on horseback.



Private Charles F. Sherman

of 2nd Massachusetts Light Artillery Battery, with inset photo of unidentified woman and Grand Army of the Republic medal in case.



 Corporal John A. Hartshorn

of Company A, 19th Maine Infantry, in Union uniform sitting with bayoneted musket.


private Silas York

 Private Silas York

of Co. F, 5th Illinois Cavalry Regiment, with single shot percussion pistol, Lefaucheux revolver and sword.

 Private Raymond Gause or Couse

of Co. B, 22nd Pennsylvania Cavalry Regiment, in uniform.  1862 – 1964

 Captian Ferdinand F. Boltz


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