Thursday, July 03, 2008

The Civil War & Us

When I was younger, I mistakenly thought Minnesota was either too young or too far away from the center of action to have been involved in the American Civil War, but I eventually learned that was a very wrong assumption.

Not only was Minnesota involved, but men from Kittson County (or Pembina County, depending on when we're talking...the lines kept being redrawn - and renamed...)

Below are lists of a several of those local men; you will notice that many deserted...

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Surname: Donaldson
Given Name and Rank: Hugh S. Captain
Age: 33
Induction Date: 19 NOV 1863
Regiment: D HATCH
Birthplace: CANADA
Town of Residence: PEMBINA KITTSON D.T.
Notes: DISMISSED 19 Nov 1864

Surname: Le Claire
Given Name and Rank: Joseph Pvt
Age: 19
Induction Date: 31 Oct 1863
REGIMENT: D HATCH
Birth Place: B.A. [British America]
Town of Residence: Pembina
State of Residence: D.T.
Notes: DESERTED 18/JUL/1864

Surname: LA Pierre
Given Name and Rank: Louis Pvt
Age: 26
Induction Date: 3 Oct 1863
REGIMENT: D HATCH
Birth Place: B.A.
Town of Residence: Pembina
State of Residence: D.T.
Notes: DESERTED 20/JUL/1864

Surname: Borbeau
Given Name and Rank: Antoine Pvt
Age: 21
Induction Date: 21 Jul 1863
REGIMENT: D HATCH
Birth Place: Canada
Town of Residence: Pembina
State of Residence: D.T.
Notes: DISCHARGED FOR DISABILITY
Discharge Date: 02/MAY/1865

Surname: Busha
Given Name and Rank: Paul-James Pvt
Age: 19
Induction Date: 4 Feb 1864
REGIMENT: D HATCH
Birth Place: B.A.
Town of Residence: Pembina
State of Residence: D.T.
Notes: DESERTED 05/JUN/1864

Surname: Dagneau
Given Name and Rank: James Pvt
Age: 24
Induction Date: 31 Oct 1863
REGIMENT: D HATCH
Birth Place: B.A.
Town of Residence: Pembina
State of Residence: D.T.
Notes: DESERTED 18/JUL/1864

Surname: Dechan
Given Name and Rank: Francis Pt
Age: 18
Induction Date: 17 Aug 1863
REGIMENT: D HATCH
Birth Place: D.T.
Town of Residence: Pembina
State of Residence: D.T.
Notes: DESERTED 18/JUL/1864

Surname: Dilley
Given Name and Rank: John S. Pvt
Age: 19
Induction Date: 19 Aug 1863
REGIMENT: D HATCH
Birth Place: D.T.
Town of Residence: Pembina
State of Residence: D.T.
Notes: DESERTED 21/NOV/1863

Surname: Foive
Given Name and Rank: Manuel Pvt
Age: 19
Induction Date: 10 Nov 1863
REGIMENT: D HATCH
Birth Place: B.A.
Town of Residence: Pembina
State of Residence: D.T.
Notes: PER ORDER
Discharge Date: 03/MAY/1865

Surname: Gognon
Given Name and Rank: Joseph Pvt
Age: 30
Induction Date: 11 Oct 1863
REGIMENT: D HATCH
Birth Place: Canada
Town of Residence: Pembina
State of Residence: D.T.
Discharge Date: 01/MAY/1866

Surname: Minnie
Given Name and Rank: Charles Pvt
Age: 41
Induction Date: 11 Aug 1863
REGIMENT: D HATCH
Birth Place: D.T.
Town of Residence: Pembina
State of Residence: D.T.
Notes: DESERTED 05/JUN/1865

Surname: Moyres
Given Name and Rank: John Pvt
Age: 29
Induction Date: 19 Aug 1863
REGIMENT: D HATCH
Birth Place: Scotland
Town of Residence: Pembina
State of Residence: D.T.
Notes: DESERTED 20/NOV/1863

Surname: Morgan
Given Name and Rank: Peter Pvt
Age: 28
Induction Date: 11 Aug 1863
REGIMENT: D HATCH
Birth Place: Switzerland
Town of Residence: Pembina
State of Residence: D.T.
Discharge Date: 01/MAY/1866

Surname: Mulligan
Given Name and Rank: James F. Pvt
Age: 20
Induction Date: 11 Oct 1863
REGIMENT: D HATCH
Birth Place: England
Town of Residence: Pembina
State of Residence: D.T.
Notes: DESERTED 01/APR/1865

Surname: Mulligan
Given Name and Rank: George P. Pvt
Age: 18
Induction Date: 4 Feb 1864
REGIMENT: D HATCH
Birth Place: B.A.
Town of Residence: Pembina
State of Residence: D.T.
Discharge Date: 01/MAY/1866

Surname: Primeau
Given Name and Rank: Francis Pvt
Age: 22
Induction Date: 24 Oct 1863
REGIMENT: D HATCH
Birth Place: B.A.
Town of Residence: Pembina
State of Residence: D.T.
Notes: DESERTED 15/SEP/1864

Surname: Case
Given Name and Rank: Alvin
Age: 19
Induction Date: 12 Sep 1863
REGIMENT: D HATCH
Birth Place: Ohio
Town of Residence: Pembina
State of Residence: D.T.
Notes: DISCHARGED WITH COMPANY