Tuesday, March 20, 2012

Soldiers, farmers

Emery Garlinghouse (d. 1864) died from wounds he sustained during the Battle of Atlanta in the Civil War.

Military records on Ancestry.com reveal that Garlinghouse enlisted in the Union Army as a Private on August 27, 1861 at the age of 20. He was a Corporal at the time of his death, three years later.



EMERY,
SON OF
GEORGE & SAPHRONA
GARLINGHOUSE,
Died
Aug. 1, 1864
AGED 23 Y. 2 M. 25 D.
WOUNDED AT ATLANTA GA.
July 21, 1864,
A member of Co. I
32 Regiment
O.V.V.I.


James Garlinghouse (d. 1850)
More research is needed on my part, but Emery Garlinghouse may be the great-grandson of James Elijah Garlinghouse, who fought in the Revolutionary War. James died in 1850 and is buried just a few miles away in Fancher Cemetery.

Not difficult to imagine a young Emery listening to his great-grandfather tell stories of war and battle, is it?


Center Village Cemetery, Delaware County, Ohio
Fancher Cemetery, Delaware County, Ohio

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