Wednesday, June 10, 2015

Civil War Forts in Knoxville Part Two

Battery Wiltsie: Captain Wendell Wiltsie


20th Michigan Volunteers who was mortally wounded in our lines during the siege Burial:
Wendell Wiltsie born about 1827. Attended Union College in NY. He is listed as a senior in 1857. Married Charlotte Benton on 7 September 1857 in MI
Wendell Wiltsie

Fort Huntington Smith: Lieutenant Colonel W Huntington Smith 

20th Michigan Volunteers who fell at the battle of Campbell's Station. 
 Married Susan Redford  Buried in Oakwood Cemetery, Adrian, Lenawee County, Michigan
Burial: Link Permission to use photos from David Clark.

Battery Zoellner: Lieutenant Frank Zoellner

2nd Michigan Volunteers who fell mortally wounded in the assault upon the enemy's rifle pits in front of Fort Sanders on the morning of November 24th. Buried Knoxville National Cemetery

Battery Billingsley: Lieutenant Josiah Billingsley

 MI 17th Michigan Infantry
Lieutenant Josiah Billingsley from Coldwater, MI 17th Michigan Infantry 
He died in the action in front of Fort Sanders November 20th, 1863. He left a widow Mary. He is believed to be buried in Mason Cemetery Coldwater, Branch County, Michigan

Battery Clifton Lee: Captain Clifton Lee

112th Illinois Mounted Infantry
Burial place: unknown

Battery Fearns: Lieutenant Charles W. Fearns

Adjutant 45th Ohio Mounted Infantry

He was killed in action at Fort Sanders on 18 Nov 1963. He was married to Sarah J Tremble.
G W Fearns Marker


Battery Stearman: William Stearman

William Stearman, 13th Kentucky Volunteer Infantry, who died 17 Nov 1863 of wounds received near Loudon, Tennessee.  Married on 8 January, 1857 to Sarah Jane Craddock
Buried in Knoxville National Cemetery


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