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Pvt Garrett O. Post
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Birth: unknown
Death: Apr. 6, 1862
Hardin County
Tennessee, USA

Probable husband of unidentified woman, FAG #103828309
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Probable father of infant, FAG #103828428
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The name Garret Post "disappears" from the Wisconsin historical records after 1836 - appearing again, only in the Civil War veteran records of the State. Garrett was an 1830's pioneer to the newly-formed, "Oiusconsin Territory", and was present at "Pike River". That pioneer settlement was eventually renamed as "Southport" (the present-day location of Kenosha, Kenosha Co., WI., ca. 2013)

To have been the father of the infant (referenced below), he would have to be born about 1818 or ealier (i.e. aged to at least 18, by the time his wife and child died). [See the "Relationship Links" to their memorials.] In which case, at the time of his own death (during the battle of Shiloh), he was already a widower, and without heirs. At that date, he would have been aged to 44 years (or more, as best can be estimated, in light of the scant records of his life and death).

The Military documentation found to date, doesn't furnish the date of his birth (nor the locality). No civilian record of his marriage has been located as of this writing (i.e. prior to arriving in Wisconsin). One may presumed that the couple had married before their departure (probably in NY. or VT.) since a child was born shortly after their arrival at "Pike River".

The Post family from which he hailed, appears to have been of Dutch origin. Indeed, there were many "Post" families who settled in Rutland Co., VT. (which makes sense, since a number of the earliest "Pike River" pioneers were likewise from Rutland, VT.).

SOURCES: GOOGLE books pertaining to Kenosha Co. WI history; the Wisconsin Historical Society; and Kenosha County, WI. historical records.
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US CIVIL WAR, Company C. 16th WI. Infantry (his participation and death): The battle of Shiloh was one of the severest of the war, and Wisconsin soldiers fought as bravely there, as elsewhere - although at that time, they were without drill nor experience. The records of the Sixteenth and Eighteenth, show that those two regiments nobly did their duty. The Sixteenth was engaged from 5 o'clock in the morning until 3 o'clock in the afternoon, without rations, and suffered greatly for want of food, the regiment having been called into battle before the men bad been to breakfast. Colonel Allen was on duty during the entire day, until he was wounded, about 3 o'clock. Of the line officers, Captain Saxe was killed while on picket duty, his Lieutenant, Cooley Smith, was mortally wounded, Captain Oliver Pease, of Company D, was also mortally wounded during the day, as was also Lieutenant Vail, of Company I. All of these officers fell while gallantly leading their men. The list of killed, we find in the records of the Adjutant General; the list shows 47 killed or died of wounds and 149 wounded - including:

KIA - Post, Garret O., private, Company C.

Source [link]:
http://www.secondwi.com/wisconsinregiments/16th.htm
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The death of Mrs. Kellogg {Mrs. Austin KELLOGG, i.e. Artemetia Howe-Kellogg -ed.} was preceded by that of a frail lovely woman, Mrs. Post. The loss of his companion, induced Mr. Post to migrate to Texas. We regretted his departure, for he was a valuable citizen. To part with one of an emigrant band, brings clouds and doubts over the survivors.

SOURCE (Google Books): "The City of Kenosha and Kenosha County, Wisconsin; a Record of Settlement ...", pages 170-171, 1916, by Francis H. Lyman.

 
 
Family links: 
 Spouse:
  [Unknown] [Unknown] Post (____ - 1836)*
 
 Children:
  [Infant] [child] Post (1836 - 1836)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Note: Company C. 16th Wisconsin Infantry.
 
Burial:
Shiloh National Military Park
Shiloh
Hardin County
Tennessee, USA
Plot: Unknown
 
Maintained by: Robert Kuhmann
Originally Created by: Anonymous
Record added: Sep 03, 2004
Find A Grave Memorial# 9403146
Pvt Garrett O. Post
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Pvt Garrett O. Post
Added by: Robert Kuhmann
 
Pvt Garrett O. Post
Added by: Robert Kuhmann
 
 
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Private G. O. POST - having settled at "Pike River", WI., in the early 1830's, would have been a neighbor, known to "our" Abraham RESSEGUIE and family (in-as-much-as they were also present at the "Western Emigration Company" settlement - as ancestors of m...(Read more)
- Robert Kuhmann
 Added: Feb. 15, 2013

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 Added: Sep. 3, 2004
 
 
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