HomeLatest ThreadsGreatest ThreadsForums & GroupsMy SubscriptionsMy Posts
DU Home » Latest Threads » Forums & Groups » Topics » Home & Family » Ancestry/Genealogy (Group) » Civil War tragedy » Reply #5
In the discussion thread: Civil War tragedy [View all]

Response to csziggy (Original post)

Sun Dec 28, 2014, 03:18 AM

5. Walter Scott died age 14 at Petersburg, the first night they drew picket duty.

His brother Corwin 16, was wounded that night and died in 1895 as a result of those wounds. Their father, my gggrandfather signed the paper for Walter to enlist and it was said ended the marriage but he never got a divorce. I descend from the next wife, a Quaker. When she found out what had happened she left him too but my ggrandfather Edwin was by then old enough to stay with his father. Ggrandpa died in 1912 from his service during the Spanish American War but he reconciled with his mother before his death.

From Corwin's obituary

'Corwin D Scott was born Jan 25th 1848 in Warren Co, Penn and at an early age with his parents went to Wisc. In March 1864 being only 16 years old enlisted in the 39th Wisconsin infantry, on Jan 18th, 1864 was wounded at the battle of Petersburg (disability discharge).'

Reply to this post

Back to OP Alert abuse Link to post in-thread

Always highlight: 10 newest replies | Replies posted after I mark a forum
Replies to this discussion thread
Arrow 6 replies Author Time Post
csziggy Dec 2014 OP
dixiegrrrrl Dec 2014 #1
csziggy Dec 2014 #2
PADemD Dec 2014 #3
csziggy Dec 2014 #4
LineNew Reply Walter Scott died age 14 at Petersburg, the first night they drew picket duty.
kickysnana Dec 2014 #5
csziggy Dec 2014 #6
Please login to view edit histories.