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National Society Daughters of the Union 1861-1865

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Henry S. Jenks 1837-1925 Co. D, 114th Reg't, NY Volunteer Infantry

WHO WE ARE

The National Society Daughters of the Union 1861-1865 was founded by Carrie Crowell (Mrs. Frank) on October 9, 1912 in New York City, New York. The Society is a hereditary society formed to honor the soldiers and patriots who were dedicated to preserving the Union during the Civil War. Our society accepts both lineal and collateral lines of both men and women who served the Union cause.

Linda Haney (Mrs. Michael), Organizing Regent of Henry S. Jenks Chapter organized the chapter August 25, 2001. The chapter was chartered November 17, 2001 in Grand Rapids Michigan and celebrated it's 10th anniversary on October 22, 2011.

MEET OUR NEWEST MEMBERS

Julie Marie (Mrs. Timothy) Meyers of Sunfield, MI
Pvt. Amos Beeman; served in Co. B 13th MI Vol Inf. He was born in N.Y. to Moses Barnum and Nancy Swena Beeman on Feb. 22, 1827. In 1849 he married Clarinda J. Waters in N.Y. and had five children; 4 sons and 1 daughter (Amos, Emeline, Volney J., Eugene P. and Adelbert). At some point they traveled to Michigan where he enlisted in the 13th Infantry. Pvt. Beeman died the 24th of December at Savanah, Georgia and is buried in the Beaufort Nat'l Cemetery in S.C.

Ione Weller Thomas of Owosso, MI
Pvt. Joseph E Barnes, Sr. served in Co. K 14th MI Vol Inf. He enlisted on Feb. 17, 1862 and was discharged the 10th of April 1865. He was born in 1818 in N.Y. married Eliza Arnold and died in Flint, MI of pneumonia on May 2, 1882. The Fourteenth was organized at Ypsilanti under the supervision of Colonel Robert P. Sinclair, mustering into the service of the United States on the 13th of February, 1862 with an enrollment of 925 officers and men. The Fourteenth left the state on the 17th of April for St. Louis, Mo., joining General Grant's army at Pittsburgh Landing, Tenn. It participated in the Seige of Corinth, Miss., and when the Confederates evacuated that city, the Fourteenth formed a part of General Buell's army, in the famous race with the Confederate army, under General Bragg, to Louisville, Ky. It went no farther than Nashville where it was assigned to the First Brigade, Second Division of the Fourteenth Corp, serving in that Corp throughout the remainder of the war.

Shirley Weller of Atlanta, GA
Pvt. Joseph E Barnes, Sr. served in Co. K 14th MI Vol Inf. He enlisted on Feb. 17, 1862 and was discharged the 10th of April 1865. He was born in 1818 in N.Y. married Eliza Arnold and died in Flint, MI of pneumonia on May 2, 1882. The Fourteenth was organized at Ypsilanti under the supervision of Colonel Robert P. Sinclair, mustering into the service of the United States on the 13th of February, 1862 with an enrollment of 925 officers and men. The Fourteenth left the state on the 17th of April for St. Louis, Mo., joining General Grant's army at Pittsburgh Landing, Tenn. It participated in the Seige of Corinth, Miss., and when the Confederates evacuated that city, the Fourteenth formed a part of General Buell's army, in the famous race with the Confederate army, under General Bragg, to Louisville, Ky. It went no farther than Nashville where it was assigned to the First Brigade, Second Division of the Fourteenth Corp, serving in that Corp throughout the remainder of the war.

Vicki Friddle of Olivet, MI
Hiram B. French, Sr., was born July 22, 1804, in Waterville, Somerset Co., ME. He married Frances A. Emerson abt 1825 in Somerset County, ME. Hiram enlisted on October 23, 1861, in Florence, Madison Co., OH. He was 58 years old. He joined the 72nd Regiment Ohio Volunteer Infantry which was organized at Fremont, Sandusky Co., OH, between October and December 1861. In January, the 72nd departed Fremont for Camp Chase in Columbus, OH, arriving January 24, 1862.
In late February 1862, they departed Columbus and arrived at Fort Henry in TN in March. Next the 72nd was ordered to Eastport, MS, where the organization was to destroy portions of the Memphis and Charleston Railroad. Heavy rains prevented this from occurring, stranding the regiment and the rest of its brigade on steamers. After two weeks the ships arrived at Pittsburg Landing, TN, where they entered camp with the rest of General Ulysses S. Grant's Army of the Tennessee.
On April 3, 1862, the 72nd's brigade participated in a reconnaissance, during which a small skirmish with Confederate forces occurred. Three days later, on April 6, the Confederates launched a surprise attack and the Battle of Shiloh erupted. Pvt. Hiram B. French, Sr., a musician, was captured that day. He died August 26, 1862 in a Confederate military prison in Macon, Georgia. Place of burial unknown.

Jeanne McMillan of Frankfort, MI
Pvt. Henry Clay Ripley of Co. I 28th Reg. IL Inf. The 28th Illinois Infantry was organized at Camp Butler, Illinois (dubbed "Camp Misery" because of overcrowding and poor conditions) seven miles (11 km) northeast of Springfield, Illinois, which had just been opened as a training camp for Illinois soldiers, and was mustered into Federal service on August 15, 1861. Between that date and March 15, 1866, when the regiment was mustered out and then discharged at Camp Butler on May 13, 1866, 290 fatalities were recorded, 184 of them from disease and 106 killed and mortally wounded. The 28th Illinois Infantry saw action at the Battle of Fort Henry, the momentous, bloody Battle of Shiloh, and the Siege of Corinth, Mississippi. Grant's Central Mississippi campaign ( November 2, 1862—January 10, 1863) culminated in the Siege of Vicksburg (June 11—July 4, 1863), one of the most important Union victories of the war. It opened the Mississippi River for the Union and cut the Confederacy in half.[4] The Vicksburg victory effectively finished the Confederacy in the West, severing Texas, Arkansas and large parts of Louisiana from the remainder of the insurgent states. Vicksburg's surrender was followed by the campaign against the Confederacy's 4th largest city, Mobile, Alabama, which fell after the siege and capture of Spanish Fort and the Battle of Fort Blakely (February 17—April 12, 1865). The 28th Illinois Infantry completed later assignments with the occupation of Brazos Santiago, Clarksville, and Brownsville, Texas (July, 1865—March, 1866)

Susan L. Savard of Aldephi, Maryland
Pvt. Ezra D. Barnes, Jr. enlisted October 27, 1862 into Michigan Company D, 6th Cavalry at Grand Rapids, Michigan and mustered out at Fort Leavenworth, Kansas on November 24, 1865. The 6th Cavalry lost 386 men during the war; 7 Officers and 128 enlisted men killed and mortally wounded in battle, another 251 died from disease. He was born at Burns, Shiawassee County, Michigan on July 13, 1844 and died February 13, 1905 at Greenville, Montcalm County, Michigan.

MEMBERSHIP INFORMATION
Our chapter meets 3 to 4 times a year in the greater West Michigan area.

For information about our chapter and the requirements for membership, please contact:

     Regent L. Haney or Registrar C. Darling

PRINCIPLES OF THE SOCIETY
This Society acknowleges as its fundamental principles:

A. A firm belief and trust in Almighty God, extolling Him under whose beneficent guidance the sovereignty and integrity of the Union have been maintained, the honor of the Flag vindicated and the blessings of Civil Liberty secured, established and enlarged.

B. Allegiance to the United States of America based on paramount respect for and fidelity to its Constitution and laws, manifested by discountenancing whatever may tend to weaken loyalty, incite to insurrection, treason or rebellion, or impair in any manner the efficiency and permanency of our free institutions.

OUR OBJECTS

  • To honor the memory of the men and women who contributed towards the preservation of the Union during the Civil War, extending over the years 1861-1865
  • To foster a spirit of patriotism, loyalty and love of country
  • To uphold the honor of the Flag of the United States of America
  • To give financial aid to Lincoln Memorial University, Harrogate, Tennessee
  • Our National motto is "Let Us Have Peace"
  • Our National song is "Battle Hymn of the Republic"
  • Our flower is the Tea Rose

CHAPTER MEETINGS

     January 2016 Meeting

       Date: Saturday January 23, 2016 - 10:00 am
       Place: Home of L. Farrand - Portage (see Yearbook for address)
       Minutes: Oct. 24, 2015 Minutes
       Agenda: January 23, 2016 Agenda
                   
       Program: Part Two: "Reconstruction: The Second Civil War" DVD
       Lunch provided by L. Farrand. RSVP please!

April 2016 Meeting

       Date: Saturday April 23, 2016 - 10:00 am
       Place: Home of L. Haney - Grandville (see Yearbook for address)
       Minutes: Jan. 23, 2016 Minutes
       Agenda: April 23, 2016 Agenda
                   
       Program: "A Time to Remember" by Phyllis Simmons; Annual Memorial Service; Installation of Chapter Officers
       Lunch provided by L. Haney. RSVP please!

SCHOLARSHIP INFORMATION

          Emily C. VanDyke Memorial Endowed Scholarship

      

Emily's scholarship is now maintained by Alma College. If you would like to make a donation go to Alma College or phone them directly at 800-291-1312.
Designate your donation to: Emily C. VanDyke Memorial Endowed Scholarship.    All gifts are tax deductible.

Scholarship Recipients

The 2013-2014 third annual recipient of the $1000 Emily Van Dyke Scholarship at Alma College was Ms. Elizabeth D. Liedel. Elizabeth tells us that she intends to achieve a Bachelor’s degree in History with a Spanish minor. After college she plans on obtaining a job in history and is interested in working in a museum.

The First and Second Annual Emily Van Dyke Scholarship both were awarded to Ashley Mrozinski, a 2014 graduate. Ashley majored in history and social studies along with a secondary education major. She said “I love helping others and making those around me happy and what better way than to teach.”

All members of the National Society are urged to donate to the Emily Van Dyke Scholarship to further support its work to assist history students.

NATIONAL EVENTS

Visit the National website National Society Daughters of the Union 1861-1865 to view images of past National Congresses.

2016 Annual Congress (May 19-22) at Atlanta, GA. Check back for further information.

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NSDU LINKS

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FAVORITE LINKS

Lincoln Memorial University

DJ-Jacobetti Veterans Home for Veterans

National Museum of American History

Civil War Home

Stephen Preston Chapter United States Daughters 1812

Sons of Union Veterans Civil War

Civil War Soldiers and Sailors System

Michigan Family History Network

Civil War Photographs at The Library of Congress

RootsWeb

U.S.Genweb

The History Place

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