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Charles B. Baldwin

Charles B. Baldwin

Charles B. Baldwin was a resident of Mansfield on July 30, 1862 when he enlisted as a Private in Co. F of the 18th Regiment Connecticut Volunteer Infantry. He was killed in action on June 15, 1863 in Winchester, Virginia.

“Two companies, one of which was company F, charged on a body of rebels on the Berryville Road, and captured twelve guns, and took four prisoners. They were ordered to fall back, but Charles Baldwin of Mansfield staid behind, probably not hearing the order. A rebel Lieutenant and two privates came out of the woods, and one ordered him to surrender. He refused, and raised his gun to shoot the rebel, but the gun only snapped the cap, and the rebel Lieutenant shot him through the bowels with his carbine. He was buried where he fell, by a citizen who owned the property.”

The Willimantic Journal reported the above account that was communicated by Corporal Chas. D. Burdick, Co. F 18th C.V.I. July 24, 1863

He was born July 4, 1845 to Seth P. and Celinda (Farnham) Baldwin. In the 1860 U.S. census in Mansfield, he is a 15 year old living in the household of Seth P. Baldwin.

Seth P. Baldwin applied for a dependent father’s pension. According to the Pension List of 1883, he was receiving a pension of $8 per month that commenced in October, 1872.

Charles Baldwin shares a headstone with his father at the New Storrs Cemetery in Mansfield.

William P. Baxter

William P. Baxter

William P. Baxter was a resident of Hartford on February 20, 1862 when he enlisted as a Private in Co. F of the 12th Regiment Connecticut Volunteer Infantry; on November 26, 1864, he was transferred to Co. F of 12th Battalion Connecticut Volunteer Infantry and he was discharged on February 20, 1865, time expired.

He was born on February 20, 1832 in Connecticut. After the Civil War, he was living in Tolland by the date of the 1870 U.S. census and working as a farm laborer. William Baxter married Clarissa ______ before 1870 and they moved to Willington, Connecticut by 1880; he was a farmer in Willington. 

On February 1, 1878, he applied for an invalid pension, No. 247,908 that was granted under Certificate No. 188,110. According to the list of pensioners on the roll in 1883, he was receiving $6 per month for a gunshot wound in the right leg, injury to the left leg and chronic diarrhea.

William Baxter died on July 4, 1911 and is buried at the New Storrs Cemetery in Mansfield.

Ira M. Bowers

Ira M. Bowers

Ira M. Bowers was a resident of Millbridge, Maine on August 21, 1862 when he enlisted as a Sergeant in Co. H of the 18th Regiment Maine Volunteer Infantry. He transferred into Co. H of the 1st Regiment Maine Heavy Artillery on December 19, 1862 and was promoted to Full 1st Sergeant on January 23, 1864. On July 27, 1864, he was promoted to Full 2nd Lieutenant and was discharged for disability on October 27, 1864.

He was born on April 10, 1823 in Hampton, Connecticut to Alpheus and Lucy (Flint) Bowers. One brother, James A.H. Bowers, enlisted in the 10th Regiment Connecticut Volunteer Infantry from Mansfield. In the 1860 U.S. census in Brooklyn, Connecticut, Ira was a 27 year old farmer and head of household. Ira Bowers married Caroline Hyde on May 24, 1846 in Thompson, Connecticut. Children included: James Bowers, born about 1857 and Lucy Bowers, born about 1859. He married, second, Maria Ella Bushnell about 1864. Their children include: Minnie L. Bowers, born about 1865; Clara M. Bowers, born about 1867; William/Willis E. Bowers, born about 1870; Alice M. Bowers, born about 1872; Herbert H. Bowers, born about April 1874; Jessie M. Bowers, born about 1878 and Andrew J. Bowers, born about 1879. After his Civil War service, he returned to Maine and worked as a farmer.

On March 30, 1865, he applied for an invalid pension, No. 64,562 that was granted under certificate No. 41,618. His widow applied for a pension on June 30, 1894. According to the list of pensioners on the roll in 1883, he was receiving a pension in Machias Port, Maine of $11.25 per month for a wounded right shoulder.

Ira M. Bowers died on March 12, 1894, reportedly in Jonestown, Maine; he is buried at the New Storrs Cemetery in Mansfield.

Edward P. Conant

Edward P. Conant

Edward P. Conant was a resident of Mansfield on August 11, 1862 when he enlisted as a Corporal in Co. D of the 21st Regiment Connecticut Volunteer Infantry. He was mustered out June 16, 1865.

The descriptive muster roll for the 21st Regiment Connecticut Volunteer Infantry lists his age as 23 and his occupation as farmer.  He is described as 5’8” tall with a fair complexion and auburn hair and blue eyes.  His marital status is single.

He was born November 3, 1839 in Mansfield to Nelson and Sarah (Barrows) Conant. In the 1860 U.S. census in Mansfield, he is a 20 year old farmer in the household of Nelson Conant. Edward P. Conant married Abby C. Smith between 1860 and 1870. He was an overseer at a silk mill in Mansfield.

His widow applied for a pension on May 5, 1908, No. 894,760 that was granted under certificate No. 663,982.

Edward P. Conant died on December 1, 1886 in Mansfield and is buried at the New Storrs Cemetery in Mansfield.

George H. Crosby

George H. Crosby

George Herbert Crosby was a resident of Mansfield on August 11, 1862 when he enlisted as a Private in Co. D of the 21st Regiment Connecticut Volunteer Infantry. He died January 3, 1863 at the U.S. General Hospital in Washington, D.C.

George Crosby, a member of Co. D, 21st Connecticut Regiment from Mansfield, died of fever in the hospital at Washington, recently.”

The Willimantic Journal, Friday, Jan 9, 1863

The descriptive muster roll of the 21st Regiment Connecticut Volunteer Infantry lists his age as 18 and his occupation as farmer.  He is described as 5’ 7” tall with a fair complexion and brown hair and brown eyes.

He was born about August, 1845 in Pomfret, Connecticut to Josiah M. and Mary A. ______ Crosby. In the 1860 U.S. census in Mansfield, he is a 14 year old in the household of Sarah C. Crosby.

George H. Crosby is buried in the New Storrs Cemetery in Mansfield; the inscription states that he was 17 years and 4 months old.

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