1) JAMES F. GREEN
My 2nd Great Grandfather
Jacob was born 1846 in NY. He fought in the
Union Wisconsin Volunteers 16 WI Inf Co H, B Pvt
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Organized at Madison, Wis., and mustered in January 31, 1862.
Left State for St. Louis, Mo., March 13, thence
moved to Pittsburt Landing, Tenn., March 14-20.
Attached to 1st Brigade, 6th Division, Army of the Tennessee,
to July, 1862. 1st Brigade, 6th Division District of Corinth, Miss.,
to November, 1862. 1st Brigade, 6th Division, Left Wing 13th Army
Corps (Old), Dept. of the Tennessee, to December, 1862. 1st Brigade,
6th Division, 16th Army Corps, to January, 1863. 1st Brigade 6th
Division, 17th Army Corps to September, 1863. 1st Brigade, 1st Division,
17th Army Corps, to April, 1864. 1st Brigade, 3rd Division, 17th Army
Corps, to July, 1865. Service. Battle of Shiloh, Tenn, April 6-7, 1862.
Advance on and seige of Corinth, Miss., April 29-May 30. Duty at
Corinth till September 17. Battle of Corinth, October 5-12.Ordered
to Grand Junction November 2 and duty there till November 28. Grant's Central
Mississippi Campaign. Operations on the Mississippi Central Railroad to
December 28. Moved to Moscow and duty along Memphis & Charleston Railroad
till January 10, 1863. Moved to Memphis, Tenn., January 10, thence to Young's
Point, LA., January 17, and to Lake Providence March 8. Action at Old River,
Lake Providence, February 10. Provost duty at Lake Providence till August.
Pin Hook and Caledonia Bayou. Macon, May 10. Expedition to Mechanicsburg May
26-June 4. Near Lake Providence June 9. Moved to Red Bone Church August 1 and
duty there till February 5, 1864. Garrison duty at Vicksburg till March 4.
Veterans on furlough March and April. Non-veterans on duty at Vicksburg till
April 5, then joined Regiment at Cairo, Ill. Veterans moved to Cairo, Ill.,
April 20-22. Moved to Clifton, Tenn., May 4, thence march to Ackworth, Ga. via
Huntsville and Decatur, Ala., and Rome, Ga., May 5-June 8. Atlanta (Ga.) Campaign
June 8-September 8. Operations about Marietta and against Kenesaw Mountain June
10-July 2. Brush Mountain June 15. Assault on Kenesaw Mountain June 27.
Nickajack Creek July 2-5. Howell's Ferry July 5. Chattahoochie River July 5-17.
Leggett's or Bald Hill July 20-21. Battle of Atlanta July 22-July 28. Siege of
Atlanta July 22-August 25. Flank movement on Jonesboro August 25-30. Battle of
Jonesboro August 31-September 1. Lovejoy Station September 2-6. Operations
against Hood in North Georgia and North Alabama September 29-November 3. March
to the sea November 15-December 10. Siege of Savannah December 10-21. Campaign
of the Carolinas January to April, 1865. Pocotaligo, S.C., January 14.
Reconnoissance to Salkehatchie River January 25. Barker's Mills, Whippy Swamp,
February 1. February 2-5 Binnaker's Bridge, South Edisto, Febryary 9. Orangeburg
February 11-12. Columbia February 16-17. Averysboro, NC march 16. Battle of
Bentonville March 19-21. Occupation of Goldsboro March 24. Advance on Raleigh
April 10-14. Occupation of Raleigh April 14. Bennett's House April 26.
Surrender of Johnston and his army. March to Washington, D. C., via Richmond,
VA., April 29-May 19. Grand Review May 24. Moved to Louisville, KY., June 7.
Mustered out July 12, 1865. Regiment lost during service 6 Officers and 141
Enlisted men killed and mortally wounded, and 4 Officers and 248 Enlisted men
by disease. Total 399.
1. (1999) Admiral George Dewey. [Online]
Sarah Elizabeth Rose and General Lee:
Our common ancestors are Hugh -4-
Courtenay, and Margaret De Bohun
General Lee's line descends through
Hugh and Margaret's daughter,
Margaret De Courtenay in this way;
Margaret De Courtenay, Joan Cobham,
Joan De La ole, Joan Braybrooke,
Edward Brooke, Elizabeth Brooke,
Robert-2-Tanfield, William Tanfield,
Francis Tanfield, Anne Tanfield, Elizabeth
Vincent, Dorothy Lane, Richard Randolph,
COL. William Randolph, Elizabeth Randolph,
Mary Bland, Henry II Lee, Henry Lee, Gen
Robert Edward Lee
Sarah Elizabeth Rose's line descends through
Hugh and Margaret's son, Sir Edward
Courtenay in this way:
Sir Edward Courtenay, Hugh -5- Courtenay,
Hugh -6-Courtenay, Elizabeth Courtenay,
Thomas Tretherff, Margaret Tretherff, Francis
(Sheriff) Buller, Sir Richard Buller, Katherine
Buller, richard (Img) Parker, Richard (Pilgrim)
Parker, Elizabeth (Pilgrim) Parker, Parker
(Rev War) Adkins, Susanna Adkins, Margaret
McGriff, Susannah Harless, Suzanna Jane
James, Lydia Jane Snethen, Bessie Susie
Scheer, , Then two more generations
down to myself.
Since General Robert Lee,
and my ancestor, Bessie Susie Scheer,
are 18th cousins, and since there are
3 more generations between Gen Lee
and myself, he and I are therefore,
three times removed.
Lee, is the son of Revolutionary War hero
Horse Harry" Lee .
He graduated 2nd in his class at the United States Military Academy. Afterward
he was commissioned as an Army Engineer, he helped build the St. Louis aterfront.
He also worked on coastal forts in Brunswick and Savannah. He married Mary Custis
the granddaughter of George Washington. In 1845 He served in the Mexican War under
the command of General Winfield Scott. After the war, he was stationed near D.C.,
where he was called upon to put down the rebellion at Harper Ferry. Colonel Lee, and a
detachment of U.S. marines, were rushed by by train to Harper's Ferry where they
captured John Brown, the Abolitionist, and his followers. When seven states seceded;
(South Carolina, Georgia, Florida, North Carolina, Alabama, Mississippi, Louisiana,
and Texas.), Gen Scott asked Col Lee to take command for the United States Army
and put down the rebellion which John Brown's actions had greatly stirred up.
However, Lee decided instead to follow Jefferson Davis,the elected President of the
Confederate States of America. Davis commissioned Lee to the rank of General in the
Confederate States of America, and made him advisor to President Davis and the
Secretary of War. General Lee's braveness ability to strategize, and willingness to take
risks, made him more than a match for every General that Lincoln sent against him
until Gen. Grant defeated him through the "Battle of Attrition". Lee's greatest victory
was the Battle of Chancellorsville in May of 1863. He was faced with a larger army led
by fighting Joe Hooker. Lee and his most trusted lieutenant, Gen. Stonewall Jackson
divided their forces, and through a forced march, were able to defeat the union forces
once again. The greatest land battle in the Western Hemisphere, was fought at
Gettysburg, Pa., on July 1st, 2nd,3rd. Between the Army of Northern Virginia led by
Lee, and the Army of the Potomac led by the newly appointed General George Meade.
It was a real slaughter. On the 3rd day of the battle General Lee ordered a great frontal
assault, known afterward as "Pickett's Charge". This attack was a huge failure, but in
spite of that, this fighting continued on for two more years! General Lee surrendered at
Appomatox Court House on April 9, 1865, bringing the American Civil War to an end
because as the other Confederate field commanders heard of General Lee's surrender,
they realized they too would have to surrender, and that is what they did. After the war
Lee was almost tried as a traitor. His civil rights were suspended and he had to settle for
a job as the President of Washington University where he served until his death in 1870.
It wasn't until much later, that President Gerald Ford was finally able to
have General Lee's citizenship restored (posthumously).
may also enjoy visiting:
The Civil War Homepage, at
And The U.S. Civil War Center, at
for history, bios, and lot's of other
great reading about the Civil War.
SARAH ROSE SITES