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Connie Bottolfsen/Loftus (#18979274)
 member for 14 years, 7 months, 21 days
Valerie Wixen Thruelsen
RE: Alvah Philbrook
We're talking about the Civil War. If he got promoted in the field its extremely likely that she wouldn't have gotten mail because mail at that time "if they were lucky" came by pony express. I just read this item this morning.
Major Alvah Philbrook, who was instantly killed at Franklin, soon after the grand charge that turned the tide of battle in our favor, " was beloved and esteemed" says Captain Parsons, " by all, both officers and men, and his loss was sorely felt." Lieutenant Goodrich adds, " He had not an enemy in the whole regiment" He served faithfully and bravely; his name was entered on General Rosecrans' roll of honor for gallant services in the field; he rose from the captaincy of his company to the majority of his regiment; and his death seems the more sad because he fell so near the close of the great contest when soon he might have shared in the nation's rejoicing over victory. But victory and liberty cost many such deaths! Source Title William De Loss Love's Wisconsin in the War of the Rebellion, Vol. 2Regiment24th InfantryVolume2 Topic casualties; wounds Author/Creator Love, William De Loss, 1819-1898 Source Type historyPlace of Publication Chicago; New York Source Creation Date 1866 Source Publisher Church and Goodman; Sheldon & Co. Publisher-Electronic Wisconsin Historical Society Publication Date- Electronic2010Rightsİ Copyright 2010 by the Wisconsin Historical Society (Madison, Wisconsin).

Added by Valerie Wixen Thruelsen on Apr 05, 2015 2:34 AM

Peterson in Glendale
Connie, I asked Glendale Cemetery to flag Vera and Ruth's plot, which is in Block 29, #114. I also took out some flowers for them. I have added the photo per your request to Vera's profile. If you would want a high-res copy just let me know. Blessings!

Added by Tracy on Jun 29, 2008 4:55 PM


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