Company H, Detailed Roster

Chase, Seymour. [Photo] 1861-1865. Capt. then Major in the 21st Michigan Infantry, Company H. From Cannonsburg MI.

Belknap, Charles E. [Belknap page] [photo] Entered service Aug. 14, 1862, as Sergeant Co. H, 21st Inf. Second Lt. Feb. 3, 1863. First Lt. to rank from Jan. 8, 1863. Cap. Jan. 22, 1864. Mustered out June 8, 1865, and honorably discharged.

Bishop, Loomis K. First Lt. 21st Inf., July 30, 1862. Capt. Feb. 3, 1863. Lt. Col. Sept. 20, 1863. Brev. Col. U.S. Vol's. March 18, 1865. Mustered out June 8, 1865, and honorably discharged.

Kingin, Emory Eugene. [Photo] Company H, 21st Michigan Infantry.

Miel, Charles Homer. [Photo] 1864-1865. Greenville. Enlisted Company H, 21st Michigan Infantry Aug. 17 1864 at Grand Rapids for 1 year age 20. Mustered Aug. 17 1864. Transferred to Company F Oct. 16 1864. Mustered out at Washington D.C. June 8 1865.

Robinson, Robert R. Second Lt. 21st Inf., July 30, 1862. First Lt., Feb. 3, 1863. Capt., to rank from Jan 8, 1863. Mustered out June 8, 1865, and honorably discharged.

Sage, David B., Cannonsburg. Entered service Aug. 13, 1862. Sergeant, Co. H, 21st Inf. First Lt., Oct. 1, 1863. Mustered out June 8, 1865, and honorably discharged.

Sears, Charles F., Courtland Center. Entered service Aug. 12, 1862. Sergeant, co. H. 21st Inf. First Lt., Jan. 22, 1864. Mustered out June 8, 1865, and honorably discharged.

Snyder, George Washington, [Image1] [Image2] [Image3] Private, 21st Michigan. A short history provided by his family:

George Washington Snyder was born in Chemung County, New York on August 26, 1845 and with the exception of one summer, he lived there until his parents came to Barry County, Michigan. After he arrived in Michigan, he went to Jackson, Michigan and on October 1st enlisted in Company H, Twenty-first Michigan Infantry. Eight days later he parted to the front and joined the regiment of Chattanooga, Tenn. whence they went to Dalton, Ga., and took up the line of march with Sherman to the sea.

Mr. Snyder was at Savannah during the seven days' siege after which the troops rested thirty days before starting the return trip. They went to Goldsborough, captured Fayetteville and reached Bentonville March 19, 1865, meeting the combined forces of the Generals Bragg and Johnston. The hardest fight of the march to and from the east took place there and the last engagement led by Gen. Sherman. In one charge made by three hundred men, nearly a third were left on the field, so great was the slaughter.

Continuing on toward the North after witnessing the surrender of Gen. Johnston, Mr. Snyder was afflicted with rheumatism and was sent to Washington via Newbern, North Carolina. He was placed in the hospital at Alexandria, Va where he received his discharge June 16, 1865.* (He also suffered from diarrhea and exposure to the hardships of the long walk to Atlanta, Georgia.   

Source: Portraits and Biographical Album of Ionia County, Chapman Brothers, Chicago, Ill. 18981 pgs. 385-386. 

He bought 80 acres of wild land in Maple Grove Township, Michigan and for two years labored at its development and at the carpenter's trade. He sold the property, bought land in the town of Barry County, MI and began the study of medicine under Dr. Watson of Bedford, Calhoun County, Mi. He entered Bennet Medical College and after his graduation and establishment at Sebawa, Mi, exchanged his Barry County property for land in Ionia County. He owned one hundred and thirty acres.  He married Mary C. Bowman, daughter of Henry and Mary Bowman of Johnstown, Barry County, Michigan. George and Mary were the parents of five children. The oldest Edwin M. Snyder also went on to become a medical doctor.  

George belonged to the Henry Rice Post, No. 131 G.A R. at Sebawa and is a member of the Odd Fellows Lodge. 

He died of Chronic Hepatitis and buried in East Sebewa, Ionia Co., Michigan.

 

Thomas, James L. [Thomas page] Private, 21st Inf.

Thomas, John M. [Thomas page] Sergeant, 21st Inf.

Thomas, Lewis D. [Thomas page] Private, 21st Inf.

Thomas, William H. [Thomas page] Private, 21st Inf.

Washburn, James {Washburn site], Wagoner, Company H. 21st Inf

 

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