Tuesday, December 18, 2012

US Civil War: Scots served on both sides

DearREADERS,
"From Edinburgh was Col Robert A Smith, of the 10th Mississippi. The 26-year-old was wounded leading a charge at the Battle of Munfordville in 1862 and later died. As the US prepares for another year of milestone anniversaries - including one for the landmark Battle of Gettysburg - Mr Mackie's search for names continues."

FOR FURTHER READING
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-scotland-highlands-islands-20544216

Happy family tree climbing!
Myrt     :)
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  1. Do you have contact information for Mr Mackie? I came across this man in another search. I don’t know quite how he connects with my brother-in-law’s family but he deserves to be remembered.
    Daniel McNeilage was born July 15, 1820 in Campbelltown, Argyll, Scotland and died April 6, 1862 in the battle of Shiloh, Shiloh, Tennessee. I first noticed Daniel McNeilage while searching for Lamonts in Cincinnati city directories. He was boarding with Roger Lamont. Roger’s mother’s maiden name was McNeilage.
    In the 1850 census he is a tailor boarding in Oquawka, Henderson, Illinois. In 1860 he is married with a wife and two children living in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. He is a house painter.
    He and Roger Lamont’s nephew Thomas J. Lamont enlisted on September 17, 1861. Daniel enlisted as a Corporal, Thomas as a Private. On 20 Nov 1861they enlisted in Company G, Illinois 45th Infantry Regiment. Daniel was killed on April 7, 1862 at Shiloh, TN. Thomas was injured in the same battle but survived.
    In 1870 his widow is living in the Winnebago County Poor Farm and their son is living with another family as a farm hand. I don’t know what happened to the daughter. The Lamonts lived in Rockford, Winnebago County also

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    1. Dear Alison, I'd write to the author of the article, since he is the one who interviewed the good Reverend.
      Myrt. :)

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