Monday, December 17, 2012

Lorain, Ohio's Civil War Dead-- Part 2

Two others buried in Lorain.

Augustus Silverthome was born in New York and moved to Lorain.  In 1863, at age 28, he enlisted in Co. F, 128th Ohio and served three years as a private.  He was discharged in 1865, three months before Lee's surrender on a surgeon's certificate of disability.

He served as a guard for the remainder of the war and after it at the Confederate prison camp at Johnson's Island in Sanduskey Bay and died Feb. 27, 1866.  I have to wonder if it is from his disability.  He is buried at Charleston Cemetery.

A,H. Babcock, Sr. served as mayor of Lorain 1889-1890.  He was born in Dundee, Michigan, and in 1861 enlisted in Co. F, First regiment Engineers and Mechanics Corps.  He spent much of the war building blockhouses and repairing bridges.  This would probably have been by railroads for both endeavors.

He fought at Mill Springs, Ky.; Champions Hill, Mississippi; Murfreesboro, Tn.; and the March to Atlanta.  Honorably discharged in 1864, he returned to Dundee and operated a general merchandise business until 1878 when he moved to Lorain and opened a grocery.

Ohio's Pride.  --Old Secesh

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