Notable Plymouth Pilgrims

 

AUBREY, Peter - Corporal, Co. G, 2nd MA Heavy Artillery. Chief of Police at Andersonville.

BLAKESLEE, Bernard F. - 16th CT Infantry. Author of the History of the 16th Connecticut Volunteers. In 1882 he was elected President of the National Union of Survivors of Andersonville and other Southern Military Prisons.

BRADLEY, Patrick - Private, Co. H, 2nd MA Heavy Artillery. Prosecuting attorney at the Raiders trial in Andersonville. Served as a witness at the Wirz trial. Elected to be the first President of the Andersonville Survivors Association in 1865.

BROWN, Jacob D. - Corporal, Co. D, 101st PA Infantry. Served as a witness at the Wirz trial.

BURFORD (BUFORD), Reuben - Private, Co. B, 103d PA Infantry.  Probably the first soldier from the 103d PA to die at Andersonville. Died 4 June 1864.

COOPER, Alonzo - 1st Lieutenant, Co. F, 12th NY Cavalry. Author of  In And Out Of Rebel Prisons

DICKEY, Luther S. - Corporal, Co. C, 103d PA Infantry. Authored History of the 103d Regiment PA Veteran Volunteer Infantry.

DOUGHERTY, William E. - 1st Sgt., Co. G, 101st PA Infantry - After the war, William served as Superintendant of Beaufort National Cemetery, SC & New Bern National Cemetery, NC.

FOOTE, Morris Cooper, D.D. - 2nd Lieutenant, Co. H, 92nd NY Infantry. Born 16 Sept 1843 in Madison Barracks, New York; son of Dr. Lyman & Mary Morris (Cooper) Foote. Enlisted 21 June 1862. Captured 20 April `64 at Plymouth, NC. Escaped 29 Nov `64 from Camp Sorghum, Columbia, SC. Picked up 12 Dec `64 by the crew of the U.S. Gunboat Nipsic. Discharged 31 Dec 1864. Also served in Co. C, 44th NY Infantry & Co. G, 121st NY Infantry. After the war he enlisted in the Regular Army and for the next forty years served in various Indian campaigns, fought in the Battle of San Juan Hill during the Spanish-American War, and was a member of the international expeditionary force sent to quell the Chinese Boxer Rebellion in 1900. Married Annie Murphy on 29 April 1891. Retired in 1900 as a Brigadier General. Died in 6 Dec 1905 in Geneva, Switzerland.

GOSS, Warren Lee - Sergeant, Co. H, 2nd MA Heavy Artillery. Author of The Soldier's Story of his Captivity at Andersonville, Bell Isle and other Rebel Prisons, Recollections of a Private and Jed- A Boy's Adventures in the Army. In 1875 he was elected President of the National Union of Andersonville Survivors. Authored many other books as well.

GROW, Hiram - Private, Co. C, 85th NY Infantry. According to Private, James K. P. Coon, while at Andersonville, during the hanging of the Raiders, Hiram Grow & Joseph Maxson captured the Raider whose rope broke (possibly Mosby) and returned him to the gallows.

HACKETT, Frank Warren - Acting Assistant Paymaster, USS Miami. Served as a civilian administrator and Lawyer for the US Navy and as Assistant Secretary of the Navy (1900-1901) under President William McKinley. 

JOSEPH, Newton - Private, Co. B, 103d PA Infantry. Killed In Action May 29, 1862 during Battle of Fair Oaks / Seven Pines, Virginia. Evidently died at close range as his forehead was crushed by a blow from a musket while on picket line. First man in the regiment killed by a Confederate soldier. Buried at Seven Pines Cemetery, Seven Pines, Virginia.

KELLOGG, Robert H. - Sergeant Major, 16th CT Infantry. Served as a witness at the Wirz trial. Author of Life and Death in Rebel Prisons. In 1878 he was elected President of the National Union of Survivors of Andersonville and other Southern Military Prisons. 

LEONARD, Margaret (Larney) - In Warren Lee Goss’ book, The Soldier’s Story of his Captivity at Andersonville, Belle Isle, and other Rebel Prisons, we learn that “The conduct of one woman deserves to be mentioned, - Margaret Leonard - the wife of a private [Newton Leonard] of Company H, second Massachusetts heavy artillery. During the battle, she was engaged in making coffee for the men in a building exposed to heavy fire. At one time a solid shot passed through the building, taking with it one of her dresses, which hung on a nail by the wall. Another carried away the front legs of her cooking stove. Yet when the fight was over, on the evening of the 19th, she had coffee for the men and supper for the officers. She was in Fort Williams during the remainder of the fight and subsequently went through with a long and severe imprisonment at Andersonville, Macon, and Castle Thunder, Richmond.” Margaret is just one of two documented women who were held captive at Andersonville. The second is Janie Hunt also captured at Plymouth!

LONGENECKER, Jacob H. - Adjutant, Co. D, 101st PA Infantry. During 1885 & 1886 he served as President of the National Association of Ex-Union Prisoners of War.

MOESNER, August - Private, Co. G, 16th CT Infantry. Served as a witness at the Wirz trial.

MOFFIT, Stephen - Lieutenant Colonel, 96th NY Infantry. He has an exsensive history of public service in Clinton Co., NY after the war. Photo, Bio & Headstone

REED, John A. - Private, Co. H, 101st PA Infantry. Author of History of the 101st Regiment PA Veteran Volunteer Infantry.

SPRING, Andrew - Private, Co. E, 16th CT Infantry. Served as a witness at the Wirz trial.

SMITH, Mason C. - Corporal, 24th NY Independent Battery. Died 12 May 1864 of Typhus Fever in the hospital at Andersonville, GA. Grave # 1039. First soldier to die at Andersonville from the 24th Battery; only twelve days after arriving. Possibly also the first Plymouth Pilgrim to die at Andersonville.

SULLIVAN, Dennis - Private, Co. K, 101st PA Infantry. Died 14 May 1864 at Andersonville, GA. Grave # 1105. First soldier to die at Andersonville from the 101st PA; only two weeks after their arrival.

WARD, Sheldon - Private, Co. E, 2nd NC Union Volunteers. First confirmed death at Andersonville of a 2nd NC soldier captured at Plymouth. Died on or about 24 May 1864.