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Braley, Alson H., homesteaded a farm in Kellogg Iowa in 1866, Married Dell Anna Jackson in 1872 (Ohio), had 2 sons. Ernest, my grand uncle, Harry Jackson Braley, my Grandfather. Eventually, became WM of Kellogg Masonic Lodge 1891-3. I have the tinted portrait of him from the lodge. Died May 31, 1921 in Wesley, IA, and was buried in Kellogg. Contributed by his great-grandson Alson Braley.

Clark, Francis Grey; mustered out of service in the summer of 1863; returned to Vermont and resumed his studies at Middlebury College, graduating in 1864. He took charge of Chester Academy in Chester Vt, until January 4, 1865 when he re-enlisted in the Twenty-sixth New York Cavalry (moved to do so by the Confederate raid at St Albans in Oct of 1864). Finally mustered out of service at the end of the war in June, 1865. Took his law degree and entered law office of Gen Peter T. Washburne in Woodstock, Vt. December 1866 Admitted to Windsor County Bar. Migrated to Iowa in 1870 where he established a law practice and served one term in the Iowa State Legislature (1872/73). (David Miller, Washington DC,

Dolph, John (13th Infantry, Co. B); born Essex Cty, NY; postmaster, Brighton, also proprietor of the 'Brighton News' (Sturtevant 455)

Fleming, Luke (13th Infantry, Co. E); Luke Fleming and his wife Ann Edgerly Fleming and children migrated to Linn county Iowa, north of Cedar Rapids Iowa shortly after the civil war ended with his brother in law George C. Edgerly and family. They had all but their last child in Cambridge, VT. before moving to Iowa. Luke Fleming was a farmer and after the death of his wife he remarried; Ann Kenney, they had no issue as he was an elderly man then. His second wife applied for a pension upon his death. Luke died in ArKS, we beleive he went there for the hot springs treatments for his ailing health. According to his pension application, health informaiton and his discharge papers he became ill while on sentry duty and had taken a fall injuring himself. He was never quite right after that, physically speaking, it seems he suffered until his death with arthritic conditions and that his body was emancipated and flaccid. (Kelly Smith, Luke's 3rd-great-granddaughter)

Fletcher, James; emigrated to Iowa immediately after the Civil War. He lived in Waverly, Iowa, for 18 years. He was deputy country treasurer for two years, then owner of a bookstore, and finally co-owner and editor of the Waverly Republican, a weekly newspaper. In 1883, Chester Arthur appointed him U.S. Consul in Genoa, Italy, a post he retained until his death there in 1901. (Jeremy Main, great-grandson)

Folger, Frederick Anson (5th Infantry, Co. E); received a land grant and moved to Marshalltown, Iowa. He married Betsy Johnson; he died 7/16/1924, Story City, and she died in Marshalltown on 5/30/1953. (Gerry Walters, Pekin IL,

Fortuna, Antoine (1st Cavalry, Co. B/E) moved to Woodbury Iowa after leaving the military. He lived for a time in Chicago Illinos, then to Iowa. He was a farmer until his death in 1920. Antoine never married. (Polly Donahue, New Brighton MN,

Harding, Lorenzo Harvey; son of John Harding and Mary (Hutchins) Harding of Lowell, Vermont. In 1846 he married Elizabeth P. Lawrence in Milford, New Hampshire. They had one child, a daughter, Adene Susan Harding, born in 1850 in Nashua, New Hampshire. He was enlisted on February 19, 1862 while a resident of Rockingham. He was discharged for disability on December 17, 1862. Some time in the 1860's, he and his wife and child moved to Osage, Mitchell County, Iowa and later to Nora Springs, Floyd County, Iowa. His daughter returned to New England where she married my great grandfather, Benjamin Cornell, about 1880 in the Attleboro, Massachusetts area. (Roy Cornell Gutfinski, Gardiner MA,

Hull, John P.; John was wounded by a bullet fragment in his thigh in the Battle of Gettysburg. He also suffered sun stroke on July 02, 1863 in that same battle. After the war, he and his wife, Rosina Edwards moved to MN in 1868. Then, to Iowa in 1873 where he died of heart disease (1877) caused by the sun stroke incurred at the Battle of Gettysburg in 1863. (descendant)

Lillie, (William) Leroy; moved to Linn County Iowa, in 1865, accompanied by his brother George A. Lillie He lived the rest of his life in Marion Twp, Linn County,IA except for 2 years in adjacent Buchanan County, Iowa. He was a farmer and stock raiser, noted for his fine horses. The 1901 Biographical Record of Linn County described his Civil War service thus: "W.L. Lillie enlisted in 1862, in the fifty-first (sic) Vermont Volunteer Infantry, which was assigned to the Army of the Potomac and was in the reserve force at the battle of Gettysburg. He was honorably discharged at the end of nine months when his term of enlistment expired." (descendant)

McKean, John H., buried St. Paticks cemetery, Garyowen IA, with my gg-grandmother Mary McKean Cannon Crowley and the marker for his grave is the standard issue Civil War veteran marker that lists his name and unit and no other information. He died on 8 Jul 1867. Contributed by Patrick Coleman, his 2nd-great-grandnephew?.

Munson, Jonas Henry, Moved from VT to MN with his family, then to Iowa where he farmed, raised 11 children, owned and raced a trotter, died at age 89. (Mona Strachan Baran, Orange, CA,

Paige, Sargent; moved to LaPorte City, Iowa in early 1894. Sargent opened a general merchandise store which remained open until 1939. (Jennifer Woodson, Greenfield, IA,

Sargent, Seth (10th Infantry, Co. B) returned to Vermont, married, had two children, Frank and Elizabeth and moved to Iowa where he became a farm owner. (Bruce Lambert,

Sheldon, Charles Gilbert. After the war he took a job in Washington DC and worked for the government for $20.00 a month doing constuction. After marrying Sarah Margaret Davidson on December 24, 1863 in Baltimore, Maryland they moved to Newtonville, New York and their first child Harry Augustus was born there February 22, 1866. After that they moved back to Laurel,Maryland and had five children born there.He was a school teacher in Maryland. Then they moved to Monroe Township, Madison County, Iowa around 1876. There My Grand-father James Alvin was born May 9,1877, followed by Uncle Lewis A. born July 5 1879. Sarah died of a miscarriage March 29,1881. Charles then married Sally Compton August 21, 1884. Charles died September 8, 1818. He is buried At Hamblin Cemetery near Macksburg, Iowa along with his wifes and sons Harry and James along with their families. (Jeannette Harrison, great-granddaughter)

Washburn, Gustavus; born in VT married Montpelier. Moved to Des Moines 1856. Younger brother of Charles Henry Washburn, Pvt., 13th VT, Co. I. Contributed by Laura DeForce, his 2nd-great-grandnephew.