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Malcolm Sears Corse

My great-grandfather was Malcolm Sears Corse, private, Co B, Regiment 1, Vermont Calvary, enl. 10/26/61, m/i 11/19/62, reen 12/30/63, pow, Columbia Furnace, 10/7/64,
-- held in Libby Prison, Roanoke, VA; contracted Black Scurvy, causing 3 running sores on his left leg, 2 on his right, and a rising in his head that caused fits of falling down;
--transferred to Andersonville Prison, near Americus, Macon CO, GA; prld 2/15/65; tr to Co E 6/21/65; m/o 8/9/65; rsdd, 1913 TX/Fort Worth

Malcolm and Nancy Holmes had a son, Elmer, in 1871, and a daughter, Ethel, in 1868, in Enosburgh, VT; a son, Arthur, 1871, in Kansas; and a son, Chancy Henry (my grandfather), in 1875, in Spring Garden (Bedford), Tarrant CO, TX. He bought a lot near the Fort Worth court house; later bought 40 acres in south Tarrant CO (Brambleton, now Forest Hill), moving there in 1904. His great-granddaughter, Mildred Brown (my 1st cousin) lives on a portion of that acreage that has been in continuous family ownership for 100 years.

Malcolm used his Civil War Colt Model 1860 pistol, in his duties as a Special Police to the Mayor of Fort Worth for several years.

William Reece Holden
Anchorage, Alaska