|Birth: ||Mar. 4, 1846|
|Death: ||Jan. 7, 1865|
Arthur D. Pierce was the son of Daniel Thompson Pierce and Francis Elizabeth Lewis.
"Enlisted in company G, (reorganized Third Infantry [Michigan], Sept. 3, 1864, at Pontiac, for 3 years, age 18. Mustered Sept. 8, 1864. Transferred to (reorganized) Fourth Infantry, as Regimental Commissary Sergeant, Oct. 14, 1864. Died of disease in hospital at Murfreesboro, Tenn., Jan. 1, 1865."
Source: Record of Service of Michigan Volunteers in the Civil War, 1861-1865, Vol. 3, Third Michigan Infantry, pg. 184.
From his diary:
January SUNDAY, 1, 1865
"A beautiful day. No better but hope I shall be soon resolved with Gods help that I will serve him better and do my duty as well as possible. Saw Harry Travis had quite a pleasant talk with him. The sanitary Conditions of the Hospital very bad. little to eat and very poor food for sick at that Men grumble a great deal and they have cause to."
A few days later, his mother added the following:
January SATURDAY, 7,1865
"On this day Jan 7 My dear Son Arthur Don Pierce died in Murfreesborough Tenessee. Aged 19 yrs in the Union Army."
Diary in possession of Karl Peterson, a Pierce family descendant. Go to http://www.firedragon.com/~kap/FamilyHistory/adpierce.html
Daniel Thompson Pierce (1803 - 1857)
Frances Elizabeth Brown Lewis Pierce (1809 - 1874)
Harriet A. Pierce Myrick (1829 - 1919)*
Susan A Pierce (1831 - 1845)*
Daniel Thompson Pierce (1835 - 1895)*
Georgina Pierce (1836 - 1890)*
Clara F. Pierce Stewart (1840 - 1915)*
Arthur Don Pierce (1846 - 1865)
Oak Hill Cemetery
Created by: Ray Henry
Record added: Oct 02, 2010
Find A Grave Memorial# 59526520
Added: Nov. 30, 2013
Thank you for your dedicated service as a soldier in the Fourth Michigan Infantry.May you rest in honor.|
4th Michigan Infantry
Added: Mar. 9, 2012
Died in the Civil War at age 19.|
Added: Oct. 2, 2010