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From: Sioux Stoeckle <>
Subject: [NYSTLAWR] George CLELAND, Civil War vet
Date: Tue, 4 Jan 2011 21:04:49 -0600
I read some 10-year-old posts on this list, and I'm going to add some data
to the mix. I'm still not certain if the George CLELAND that I'm working on
is the same George mentioned in the earlier posts. What I'd like to know is:
Are Thomas and Jane CLELAND (CLELAN) of Lisbon (1850) and Canton (1860) the
parents of the following George CLELAND?
George CLELAND (CLEALAND) enlisted at Ogdensburg in the 60th New York
Infantry, Company F, in 1861. In 1862, he transferred to the 6th U.S.
Cavalry. He suffered gun shot wounds to the head and right hip, and was
presumably taken prisoner close to the end of the war. On two state censuses
(Kansas and Nebraska) he states he was held at Andersonville, although his
pension file at NARA does not mention that, nor does he show up on the Park
Service web site's roster of Andersonville prisoners. His discharge papers
do state that he was "missing in action since May 23/64" and presumed taken
prisoner since he was carrying dispatches in the field.
This George married Louise Drew MARLEY in St. Joseph, MO, in 1869.
I've got lots more, but I'd like to know if I've got the "right" George, as
there's another one in the area.
One point to keep in mind: He was "officially" age 21 at enlistment, but
every single census gives a year of birth somewhere between 1845 and 1846.
The 1900 census gives it as May, 1846. This means he would have been closer
to 15 1/2 (rather than 21). However, his aged widow gave his age as 84 in
his 1928 obituary. This gives a birth year of 1844, still making him a
teenager at the time of enlistment.
Hope someone can help with this!
Sioux L. Stoeckle
President, Palo Verde Valley Genealogy Society
Random Acts of Genealogical Kindness volunteer for Palo Verde Cemetery,
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