Thursday, January 24, 2008

Ensign H. King

Chaplin, Co. I, 15th Iowa Infantry

Born in Pennsylvania. At the time of his enlistment he was 23 years old and resided in Osceola, Clarke County, Iowa. He enlisted with the rank of 1st Sergeant on November 4, 1861 and was mustered in January 24, 1862. He was promoted to 2nd Lieutenant on July 4, 1862, 1st Lieutenant on December 10, 1862, and again on April 22, 1863 to Adjutant.

On March 27, 1864 in a ceremony performed by the Rev. H. B. Heacock Adjutant Ensign H. King married Fidelia C. Wilson in the home of her father in Clarke Co., Iowa.

Ensign H. King was promoted to Chaplin of the 15th Iowa Infantry on September 19, 1864. At the close of the war he was mustered out on July 24, 1865 at Louisville, Kentucky.

Sometime between 1875 & 1880 Mr. & Mrs. King, with their four children, Pereival S., Lyman M., George C. & Mary M. removed to Dutch Flat, Placer Co., CA. They were enumerated there in the 1880 Federal Census.

Sources: Civil War Soldiers and Sailors System; Roster and Record of Iowa Soldiers During the War of the Rebellion, Vol. 2, p. 972; 1880 Federal Census for Dutch Flat, Placer Co., CA; "Married," The Union Sentinel, Osceola, Iowa, April 2, 1864

See Other Blog Entries:
Letter from Lieut. King - March 28, 1863
Letter from E. H. King - June 15. 1863
Letter from Adjt. King - September 23, 1863
Married -March 27, 1864

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