4th Regiment Minnesota Infantry Volunteers
from Dyers Compendium…

 

Organized by Companies at Fort Snelling, Minn., as follows: Company "A" mustered in October 4, 1861, and Company "B" October 2, 1861. Moved to Fort Ridgley, Minn., and garrison duty there until March, 1862. Company "C" mustered in October 7, 1861. Also moved to Fort Ridgley and garrison duty there until March, 1862. Company "D" mustered in October 10, 1861. Moved to Fort Abercrombie, D. T., and duty there until March, 1862. Company "E" mustered in November 27, 1861. Company "F" mustered in October 11, 1861. Company "G" mustered in November 22, 1861. Moved to Fort Abercrombie and duty there until March, 1862. Company "H" mustered in December 20, 1861. Company "I" mustered in December 23, 1861.  Company "K" mustered in December 23, 1861. Regiment concentrated at Fort Snelling March, 1862, and moved to Benton Barracks, Mo., April 20-23, 1862. Moved to Hamburg Landing, Tenn., May 2-14. Attached to 1st Brigade, 3rd Division, Army of Mississippi, May to November, 1862. 1st Brigade, 7th Division, Left Wing 13th Army Corps (Old), Dept. of the Tennessee, to December, 1862. 1st Brigade, 7th Division, 16th Army Corps, to January, 1863. 1st Brigade, 7th Division, 17th Army Corps, to September, 1863. 1st Brigade, 2nd Division, 17th Army Corps, to December, 1863. 1st Brigade, 3rd Division, 15th Army Corps, to April, 1865. 1st Brigade, 1st Division, 15th Army Corps, to July, 1865.

 

SERVICE.--Advance on and siege of Corinth, Miss., May 18-30, 1862. Pursuit to Booneville May 31-June 12. Duty at Clear Creek until August. Expedition to Rienzi and Ripley June. Moved to Jacinto August 5, and duty there until September 18. March to Iuka, Miss., September 18-19. Battle of Iuka September 19. Moved to Corinth October 1. Battle of Corinth October 3-4. Pursuit to Ripley October 5-12. Grant's Central Mississippi Campaign November, 1862, to January, 1863. Reconnaissance from Lagrange November 8-9, 1862. Duty at White's Station and Memphis, Tenn., until February, 1863. Expedition to Yazoo Pass by Moon Lake, Yazoo Pass and Coldwater and Tallahatchie Rivers February 24-April 8. Operations against Fort Pemberton and Greenwood March 13-April 5. Moved to Milliken's Bend, La., April 13-15. Movement on Bruinsburg and turning Grand Gulf April 25-30. Battle of Port Gibson, Miss., May 1. Jones' Cross Roads and Willow Springs May 3. Battles of Raymond May 12; Jackson May 14; Champion's Hill May 16; Big Black River May 17. Siege of Vicksburg May 18-July 4. Assaults on Vicksburg May 19 and 22. Expedition to Mechanicsburg May 26-June 4. Surrender of Vicksburg July 4. Garrison duty at Vicksburg until September 12. Moved to Helena, Ark., September 12, thence to Memphis, Tenn., and Corinth, Miss., and march to Chattanooga, Tenn., October 6-November 20. Operations on Memphis & Charleston Railroad in Alabama October 20-29. Chattanooga-Ringgold Campaign November 23-27. Tunnel Hill November 24-25. Mission Ridge November 25. Pursuit to Graysville November 26-27. At Bridgeport and Huntsville, Ala., until June, 1864. Operations about Whitesburg, Ala., February 2, 1864. Veterans on furlough March 5 to May 4, 1864. Moved from Huntsville, Ala., to Stevenson, Ala., thence to Kingston, Ga., June 22-25, thence to A1latoona July 5-6, and garrison duty there until November. Battle of Allatoona October 5. March to the sea November 15-December 10. Siege of Savannah, Ga., December 10-21. Campaign of the Carolinas January to April, 1865. Salkehatchie Swamps, S.C., February 2-5. South Edisto River February 9. North Edisto River February 12-13. About Columbia February 15-17. Cheraw March 3. Battle of Bentonville, N. C., March 19-21. Occupation of Goldsboro March 24. Advance on Raleigh April 10-14. Occupation of Raleigh April 14. Bennett's House April 26. Surrender of Johnston and his army. March to Washington, D.C., via Richmond, Va., April 29-May 20. Grand Review May 24. Moved to Louisville, Ky., June 2-3. Duty there until July 19. Mustered out July 19 and discharged at St. Paul, Minn., August 7, 1865.

 

Regiment lost during service 3 Officers and 58 Enlisted men killed and mortally wounded and 3 Officers and 175 Enlisted men by disease. Total 239.

 

Company D, 4th Regiment Minnesota Infantry Volunteers (Martin L. Webb I & George W. Van Syckle)
Compiled by Jonathan Webb Deiss, 2000, 2001, 2002

 

Martin Luther Webb undoubtedly saw his older brother Lester leave to join the ranks of the Goodhue County Company of the 1st Regiment Minnesota Volunteers in April of 1861.  He was too young to join the Goodhue volunteers and must have yearned to join the gallant men as they marched off to fight.  By October it is certain that he was not able to stay at home any longer and obtained permission to join the same company and regiment as his brother in law George W. Van Syckle, who had married Martin’s sister Eliza in 1859.  George was older and it seems likely that Martin’s parents agreed to allow him to join considering that George would be there to look after him.

 

Martin was still too young though and had to obtain a note of consent from his parents giving him permission. Martin was 16 years 6 months and 4 days old when he enlisted on 6 October 1861 into Captain Inman’s company, and he was likely the youngest man in his company.  Martin was tall and fit, so the surgeons admitted him and he was mustered 10 October 1861 at Fort Snelling, Minnesota.

 

Shortly after or possibly during the Battle of Iuka, Martin was assigned to duty with 11th Independent Battery Ohio Light Artillery (under Lieutenant Cyrus Sears, CMH).  This seems natural as Martin was born in Ohio and it may have been ‘appropriate’ at the time to assign him to an Ohio unit; also the fact that the 4th reinforced the 11th’s position at the battle lends more credibility.

 

He served on detached service with the Battery until it completed it’s term of service and he was discharged and transferred back to 4th Regiment Minnesota Infantry 15 August 1864 to finish his last two months of his three year enlistment.  Ironically, although he had weathered the entire war without a single significant wound, his term tainted only by illness, he was wounded by gunshot wound to the arm at Allatoona Pass, Georgia on 5 October 1864, six days before his discharge date, while engaged against 35th and 39th Regiments Mississippi Infantry as they attacked the fortifications.  He mustered out, 11 October 1864, at Allatoona, Georgia (likely in hospital there or nearby), returned to Fort Snelling, Minnesota.  It was there that he volunteered for Company A, 9th Regiment U.S. Volunteer Veterans Infantry on 10 March 1865, mustered in 11 March 1865 and served his one-0year term in the Quarter-Master’s Office in Indianapolis, Indiana.  He was discharged and mustered out, 9 March 1866.

 

Chronological Abstract : Service of Private Martin Luther Webb – from service record  1861 – 1866.

4 October 1861 - Martin obtains a consent waiver from his parents to enter the service of the Army of the U.S. in the presence of A. Perkins. 
10 October 1861 Enlisted, Captain Inman's Company, 4th Regiment Minnesota Volunteer infantry. Mustered in by Captain Nelson at Fort Snelling, Minnesota for three years.
10 November 1861 - Recorded as present on muster roll, Captain Inman's Company, 4th Regiment Minnesota Volunteers.
31 December 1861 - Recorded as present on muster roll, Company D, 4th Regiment Minnesota Volunteers.
January, February 1862 - Recorded as present on muster roll, Company D, 4th Regiment Minnesota Volunteers.
March, April 1862 - Recorded as present on muster roll, Company D, 4th Regiment Minnesota Volunteers.
May, June 1862 - Recorded as present on muster roll, Company D, 4th Regiment Minnesota Volunteers.
July, August 1862 - Recorded as present on muster roll, Company D, 4th Regiment Minnesota Volunteers.
September 1862 - Recorded as absent on muster roll, Company D, 4th Regiment Minnesota Volunteers.
28 September 1862 - Reported to duty to 11th Independent Battery Ohio Light Artillery.
October 1862 - Recorded as absent on muster roll, Company D, 4th Regiment Minnesota Volunteers.
5 October 1862 - On detached service to 11th Ohio Battery Light Artillery.
31 October 1862 - Recorded as present on muster roll of 11th Independent Battery Ohio Light Artillery.
November - December 1862 - On detached service to 11th Ohio Battery Light Artillery.
19 November 1862 - A letter is received from Luther by his brother Captain Loren Webb in which Luther states that he is in the 11th Ohio battery and is doing well.
26 December 1862 - Detached to guard provision train to Memphis. $10 of his pay is forfeited to US by department order against straggling.
January, February 1863 - Recorded as present on muster roll of 11th Independent Battery Ohio Light Artillery.
March, April 1863 - Recorded as present on muster roll of 11th Independent Battery Ohio Light Artillery.
May, June 1863 - Recorded as present on muster roll of 11th Independent Battery Ohio Light Artillery.
30 June 1863 - Paid by Major Stanton.
July, August 1863 - Recorded as present on the Hospital muster roll of Adams USA General Hospital, Memphis, Tennessee.  Recorded as absent on muster roll of 11th Independent Battery Ohio Light Artillery.
13 August 1863 - Sick in hospital. }
26 August 1863 - Recorded as patient in hospital, Adams USA General Hospital, Memphis, Tennessee.
September, October 1863 - Recorded as absent on muster roll, Company D, 4th Regiment Minnesota Volunteers. Recorded as present on the Hospital muster roll of Adams USA General Hospital, Memphis, Tennessee, attached to Company E, 11th Battery Ohio Light Artillery.
14 September 1863 - Luther arrives home in Roscoe, Minnesota on furlough.  He had been very ill.
26 October 1863 - Deserted from furlough.
29 October 1863 - Recorded as sick in hospital on the hospital muster roll of Adams USA Hospital, Fort Snelling, Minnesota.
24 November 1863 - Joined Detachment of Convalescents, 11th Independent Battery Ohio Light Artillery.
November, December 1863 - Recorded as absent on muster roll, Company D, 4th Regiment Minnesota Volunteers.  Recorded as absent on muster roll of 11th Independent Battery Ohio Light Artillery. $13 stopped for transportation during absence.
31 December 1863 - Settled clothing account, drawn $33.77.  Last paid $100 by Major Phenney.
January, February 1863 - Present on muster roll of Convalescent Detachment of 11th Independent Battery Ohio Light Artillery at USA Hospital, Fort Snelling, Minnesota.  Returned to duty and transferred.
March 1864 - Transferred back to service.
April 1864 - Recorded as sick in hospital until August.
May, June 1864 - Attached to Hospital as patient, Keokuk USA General Hospital, Keokuk, Iowa.  Recorded as absent on muster roll, Company D, 4th Regiment Minnesota Volunteers. Remarks : Non-vet, absent sick in Keokuk, Iowa since June 1, 1864. Stop for transportation on furlough $13.
19 May 1864 - Patient in hospital, Keokuk USA General Hospital.
1 June 1864 - Sick in Hospital as patient, Keokuk USA General Hospital, Keokuk, Iowa.
30 June 1864 - Last paid by Major R. Smyth.  Bounty due $100.
July, August 1864 - Recorded as absent on muster roll, Company D, 4th Regiment Minnesota Volunteers.  Stopped for furlough $13.  With reg't at Allatoona, Georgia. Non-vet.
15 August 1864 - Transferred  back to 11th Independent Battery Ohio Light Artillery.
September 1864 - this month is un-recorded on any muster roll, but it should be apparent that he returned to service with 4th Regiment Minnesota Volunteer Infantry in Georgia.
5 October 1864 - Shot at Battle of Allatoona Pass, Georgia.  Struck in arm, severe.  Casualty report issued in 1880.
11 October 1864 - Mustered out - expiration of service- at Allatoona, Georgia. Due $100.
4 January 1865 - 4th Regiment Minnesota Volunteer Veterans (?).
19 January 1865 - Appears as present on company muster-out roll, Company D, 4th Regiment Minnesota Volunteer Infantry at Huntsville, Alabama.  Bounty due $100.  Between January and March he must have returned to Minnesota.
10 March 1865 - Volunteered at St. Paul, Minnesota for Company A, 9th Regiment U.S. Volunteer Veterans Infantry.
11 March 1865 - Mustered in at St. Paul, Minnesota.
23 April 1865 - Draft Rendezvous at Fort Snelling, Minnesota.
15 May 1865 - Appears on the company muster roll for Co. A, 9th Reg't USVV at Camp Stoneman, District of Columbia.
18 May 1865 - Special $300 Bounty paid.
30 June 1865 - Recorded as Present on muster roll of Co. A, 9th Reg't USVV.
July, August 1865 - Recorded as Present on muster roll of Co. A, 9th Reg't USVV.
5 August 1865 - Detached in Quarter Master Department, Indianapolis, Indiana. Recorded as Absent on returns for Co. A, 9th Reg't USVV.
September, October 1865 - Recorded as Present on muster roll of Co. A, 9th Reg't USVV.
November 1865 - On returns of Co. A, 9th Reg't USVV as Absent by reason of Post to Q.M. Department.
November, December 1865 - Recorded as Present on the muster roll of Co. A, 9th Reg't USVV.  Posted to Q.M. Department.
January, February 1866 - Recorded as Present on muster roll of Co. A, 9th Reg't USVV. 
9 March 1866 - Appears on Detachment Muster Out Roll for Co. A, 9th Reg't USVV at Indianapolis, Indiana.



[Click here to see copies of Martin’s Compiled Service Record cards.]

 

 

Roster of Captain Inman’s Company, [Company D], 4th Regiment Minnesota Infantry Volunteers

Between 8 October and 10 October 1861 all men were mustered in at Fort Snelling, Minnesota.

 

Officers :

 

Captain Elder Thomas E. Inman : Inman, age 47, was a Baptist minister when he was mustered 10 October 1861 as Captain of Company D. He was wounded in action, assigned Chaplain of Fort Abercrombie 30 April 1863 and later died 18 May 1882 at the town of Inman, Minnesota.

 

First Lieutenant Benjamin F. Butler : Butler, age 32, was mustered 8 October 1861 and resigned in November 1862.

 

Second Lieutenant Harrison M. Stanton : Stanton, age 29, was mustered 10 October 1861 and died 8 June 1862 at Benton Barracks, Missouri.

 

Second Lieutenant Andoniram (Adoniram) J. Whitney : Whitney, age 21, was mustered as Sergeant 10 October 1861 and promoted to 2nd Lieutenant 18 December 1864. He reenlisted 1 January 1864 and mustered out 19 July 1865 at Louisville, Kentucky.
 

Lieutenant Chessman Gould : Gould , age 50, enlisted as Second Lieutenant 2 December 1862, transferred to Company B 29 January 1864 as 1st Lieutenant and mustered out 19 July 1865 at Louisville, Kentucky.

 

Non-Commissioned Officers and Staff

 

1st Sergeant George W. Van Syckle : Van Syckle was born in 1834 in Kingston, New York. He was a farmer and lived in Roscoe, Minnesota with his wife Eliza, who was the sister of Private M. L. Webb, and his daughter Luella.  He mustered in 10 October 1861 and died of ‘lung fever’ 17 May 1862 at Hamburg Landing, Tennessee. Service record of Sergeant Van Syckle.

 

1st Sergeant William T. Lambert : Lambert, age 23, enlisted as Private 8 October 1861, reenlisted 1 January 1865 and was mustered out 19 July 1865 at Louisville, Kentucky.

 

Sergeant Oliver P. Shelton : Shelton, age 24, mustered in as Private 10 October 1861, reenlisted 1 January 1864 and mustered out 19 July 1865 at Louisville, Kentucky.

 

Sergeant David I. Hanscom : Hanscom, age 28, mustered in as Private 8 October 1861 and mustered out 14 October 1864.

          

Sergeant Edward Dowling : Dowling, age 29, enlisted as Corporal and mustered in 10 October 1861 and promoted to Sergeant.  He reenlisted 1 January 1864 and mustered out 19 July 1865 at Louisville, Kentucky.

 

Sergeant George G. (C.) Kimball : Kimball, age 33, enlisted as Sergeant and mustered in 10 October 1861.He transferred 15 September 1863 to Veteran Reserve Corps and mustered out 9 October 1864.

 

Sergeant Samuel A. Kirkham : Kirkham, age 25, enlisted as Sergeant and mustered in 10 October 1861, and was discharged 16 March 1864 by reason of disability.

          

Sergeant George S. Scofield : Scofield, age 21, enlisted as Private and mustered in 10 October 1861. He died in service 8 December 1863 at Murfreesboro, Tennessee.

 

Sergeant John F. Snyder (Snider) : Snyder, age 21, enlisted as Private and mustered in 10 October 1861.He was promoted to Corporal and Sergeant, reenlisted 1 January 1864 and mustered out 19 July 1865 at Louisville, Kentucky.

 

Sergeant Tenn (Fenn) B. Woodcock : Woodcock, age 26, enlisted as Private and mustered in 8 October 1861, reenlisted 1 January 1864 and mustered out 19 July 1865 at Louisville, Kentucky.

 

Musician Hezekiah G. Perkins : Perkins, age 47, enlisted as Musician and mustered in 10 October 1861 and discharged 3 October 1862 by reason of disability.

 

Musician Chester H. Clark : Clark, age 18, enlisted as Musician and mustered in 8 October 1861, and later transferred 11 February 1864 to Veteran Reserve Corps.

 

Wagoner Thadeus J. (I.) Robinson : Robinson, age 22, enlisted as Wagoner and mustered in 8 October 1861 and died 24 July 1863 at Vicksburg, Mississippi.

 

Enlisted Men

 

Newton A. Abell (Able), Corporal, enlisted 8 October 1861, age 25

Warren Adley, enlisted 8 October 1861, age 31                  

Emanuel Amos,enlisted 10 October 1861, age 32

George Anderson          

Herman Artman, enlisted 26 June 1864, age 35

Edward Ash, Sr., enlisted 8 October 1861, age 44  

Uriah S. Ayers, enlisted 8 October 1861, age 19    

Miles W. Begordis, enlisted as Private in 16th Regiment Wisconsin Infantry 2 January 1862, from Plainfield, Wisconsin         

Isaac N. Bentley, enlisted as Private 8 October 1861, age 27

Henry C. Boober           

Thomas J. Cadwell, Corporal

Wellington S. Cater (Cates)       

Geo. A. Clarck (Clark)                           

Remi Crapeau  

Charles J. Daken (Dakin, Daekin) 

John Danielson

Thomas Darling

Andrew Daudes

George Davidson          

Francisca V. DeCoster, Corporal  

Henry Dolheimer           

Valentine Dolheimer      

John Donovan  

Andrew Doudes

Charles E. Ellis 

Quartus B. Farwell        

Jacob Fegar (Feger)

Franklin F. Fisher                      

Frederick Follett, Corporal

Charles Foot   

Edward J. French         

George Garden 

Charles Gaskell (Gaskill)             

Edward Gorden (Gordon), Corporal                       

James R. Graff 

Horace S. Greeley (Greely)         

Elbert D. Green

Albert Guptill   

John P. Guptill 

Lorenzo Haight

William H. Hall  

Henry Hanks    

William S. Haskins

John Henry     

Ezra G. Hicks   

Conrad Hochstettler     

Frank Hoffman 

Charles Howard

John T. Hower 

Daniel Hughes  

Aron P. Hull, Corporal

Charles M. Hutchins, Corporal

George Johnson

John Johnson  

Knud Johnson  

Daniel Keer     

Joseph E. Keerney, Corporal

Augustus H. Kellogg                  

George W. Kenney

Joseph E. Kenny, Corporal

John Ker (Keras)          

Daniel Kere     

Michael Kertains (Kertans)         

Edwin Kidder   

Michael Kinna  

George W. Kinney         

J.E. Kinney, Corporal

Christian Klenkart (Klinkart)        

A.P. Knowles   

Richard Lambert           

James Langan (Langen)

James Lawrence          

Antoine Leich (Leisch)   

Charles C. Lent

James Linn      

Clement Longworth       

John   Maltcan  (Maltcam, Maltcon)

Nelson D. Marble          

Joseph McNalley (McNally)         

Samuel M. Meacham (Meachem) 

Wm. A. Millegan           

Joseph S. Miller, Corporal

Robert R. Miller,            Corporal

Salem W. Miller, Corporal

William A. Milligan         

Samuel L. Momeney (Momeny, Momeney, Momony)

James F. More 

Charles           Neal (Neil), Corporal

John Nelson                

Franz Nibbler (Nibler)                            

Oliver Oleverson (Olivercon, Oliverson)     

Thomas O'Neil  

George W. Page            (Paige)

Mirun Page (Myron Paige)

Joseph Paquin, Corporal

Peter Parker    

Charles Peabody

George Peak (Peake)

 

Andrew N. (W.) Perkins : Perkins, age 21, enlisted as Private and mustered in 10 October 1861, reenlisted 1 January 1864 and mustered out 19 July 1865 at Louisville, Kentucky. 

                      

Daniel F. Perkins : Perkins, age 32, enlisted as Private and mustered in 8 October 1861 and was killed 22 May 1863 at Vicksburg, Mississippi.

          

Harmon A. Perkins : Perkins, age 20, enlisted as Private and mustered in 20 October 1861 and discharged 19 September 1862 by reason of disability.  He later enlisted as Corporal and mustered into Company A, Hatch’s Battalion Cavalry, 20 July 1863 and mustered out 5 June 1866.

                      

Jeremiah B. Perkins : Perkins, age 21, enlisted as Private and mustered in 10 October 1861 and mustered out 11 October 1864.

                      

Benjamin A. Plummer     

Alonzo Popple  

Theodore Rasmas (Rasmus, Rastmus)

Thomas Reilley (Reilly)

Eugene Reith   

Silas W. Rice   

Thomas Rielly (Riley)     

George W. Rions          

Thomas V. Robbinson (Robinson)             

George W. Ryons

Joel E. Sampson, Corporal

Milo N. Scoville

Aaron Scribner, Corporal

DeLa Fletcher Sevenus (Severns)

Peter Severson

John Shaw      

Charles B. Smith          

George W. Smith          

Joseph Steffer 

Edmond Stetlen (Stetlin, Stettlen)

William A. Steward (Stewart)     

Thomas Straw, Corporal

John Swenson (Swinson)           

Elijah J. Tanner

William Taylor  

James H. Thomas         

Willard C. Tufts

William Vail      

Lorenz Vetsch 

Abana Wade   

Horace Walleat                        

Lyman T. Ward

William F. Ward

John A. Warrell                        

Richard Waterman 

          

Martin L. Webb : Webb, age 16 (youngest man in Co. D), enlisted 6 October 1861 and mustered in 10 October 1861.

 

Reuben A. Wheeler       

William White   

Augustus E. Whitney

James L. Williams         

McDonough W. Willoughby         

Frank Wilson   

Jeremiah C. Winslow     

Walter L. Winter, Corporal

Horace Wolleat

John A. Worell 

Ross Workman 

John A. Worrell

Stephen Wyles

Enos A. Bunker


 

 

Sources :


Catton, Bruce. The Army of the Potomac. Mr. Lincoln's Army.  Doubleday & Company. Garden City, New York. 1951

 

Catton, Bruce. The Army of the Potomac. Glory Road.  Doubleday & Company. Garden City, New York. 1951

 

Dyer, Frederick H., Compendium of the War of the Rebellion, compiled and arranged from official records of the Federal and Confederate armies. Dyer Publishing Company. Des Moines, Iowa 1905. Courtesy of the U.S. Military History Institute, Carlisle, Pennsylvania. Located online http://carlisle-www.army.mil/usamhi/DL/

 

Webb, Loren. Diary of Captain Loren Webb, 1861 - 1863, Firelands Historical Society. Norwalk, Ohio. 1995. Transcribed by Matthew L. Burr.

Service Record of George W. Van Syckle, Co. D, 4th Reg't Minnesota Infantry, National Archives and Records Administration, Washington, DC. Compiled 1890's, viewed February 2001.

Service Record of Private Martin L. Webb, Company D, 4th Reg't Minnesota Infantry, National Archives & Records Administration, Washington, DC. Compiled 1894, reviewed 2001. *includes regimental returns for 11th Independent Battery Ohio Light Artillery.

 

http://inman.surnameweb.org/sketches/Death_of_a_Pioneer.htm (Elder Thomas Inman info).

 

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