Sunday, September 30, 2007

James Rands (4)

When lived

How related to Kieran
Great-great-great-great uncle (brother of Martha Bignell) (photo shows his gravestone in Pepin County, Wis.)

Robert Rands and Elizabeth Holton (Rands)

Nov. 13, 1825


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Interesting facts
Timeline of experiences in Civil War:
g Nov. 1 - Volunteers and joins Co. G, 16th Regiment Infantry, given rank of private (military records list his home as Frankfort; alt. source says enlistment date is Dec. 1)
g Nov./Dec - Co. G, 16th Regiment Infantry is sent to Camp Randall, Wis., for training
g Jan. 31 - 16th Inf. joins with G.A.R.
g March 13 - 16th Inf. leaves for St. Louis
g March 14 - 16th Inf. arrives that night in East St. Louis and assigned to General Grant
g March 16 - 16th Inf. embarks on steamers, taking Mississippi River south to Cairo, Ill., up Ohio River to Paducah, Ken., then up Tennessee River to Savannah, Tenn.; along four-day journey, regiment stops at historical spots (including Johnsonville and Ft. Henry)
g March 20 - 16th Inf. disembarks at Pittsburgh Landing, nine miles south of Savannah, camps near river
g April 4 - During an officer's review of troops, Confederate soldiers spotted 50 rods away are chased off
g April 5 - 16th Inf., situated to the extreme front extreme left of Union forces, four miles off main road to Corinth, Miss., are attacked that evening by Confederate forces
g April 6 - Listed as MIA in Shiloh, Tenn.; held rank of private

Missing in action April 6, 1862, Shiloh, Tenn., during Civil War

Slideshow of James Rand documents/pictures:

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