The Civil War Research Database (http://www.civilwardata.com) lists no "Daniel M.
Bartlett" who served in the Union Army. It lists only four men named "Daniel
Bartlett" who served in the Union Army and who survived the war, and only one of
those four was from Ohio. He was 45 at enlistment, so that's not him.
The CWRD is not infallible, but it's generally reliable.
--- On Sun, 10/25/09, Laura J. Spurrier <ljspurrier(a)gmail.com> wrote:
From: Laura J. Spurrier <ljspurrier(a)gmail.com>
Subject: [IA-CIVIL-WAR] Daniel Myers Bartlett
Date: Sunday, October 25, 2009, 3:17 PM
I am trying to find out why my great-grandfather's grave in Prairie City,
Jasper Co., has a GAR emblem on the gravestone. D.M. Bartlett was born in
Ohio in 1840, prob. in Washington Co., and died in Prairie City in 1875,
having moved there with his bride in 1866. His name shows up in some of the
early town records; he was on the school board, ran a newspaper, etc. I
have no idea why he died so young; there was no epidemic at the time. He
became the father of 4 children (2 surviving), all born in Prairie City.
Daniel's wife, Mary Hodgin Smith, came from a devout, anti-war Quaker family
in Ohio. I doubt she would have accepted Civil War pension money or put a
GAR emblem on his gravestone. She returned to Ohio shortly after Daniel's
death. So how did that GAR emblem get there? I tried contacting a GAR
expert at the Iowa State Hist. Soc. and got no response. I have not been
able, so far, to locate my Daniel among the dozens of men by that name in
the Ohio Civil War service records. I've cross-checked records in the 2
most likely Ohio counties. Any suggestions appreciated!
To unsubscribe from the list, please send an email to IA-CIVIL-WAR-request(a)rootsweb.com
with the word 'unsubscribe' without the quotes in the subject and the body of the