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William Henry Kinsman
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- Michele Herrick
 Added: Jul. 11, 2016
 
Colonel thank you for your service to our country during our American Civil War. May you rest in peace, sir.
- Daniel Moran
 Added: May. 16, 2016
 

-Anonymous
 Added: May. 16, 2016
 
The plaque says, "On the morning of May 16, 1863, the twenty-third led the charge" on Confederates entrenched along the Big Black River. The date is wrong. During the Vicksburg Campaign, the Battle of Champion's Hill was on May 16th. A brigade that included three Iowa regiments spent that night at Edward's Station. On the 17th they led the movement toward Vicksburg and encountered the Confederates who hoped to keep the railroad bridge over the river open so the rest of their withdrawing forces could cross. The 21st and 23rd led the assault in which Colonel Kinsman was fatally wounded. On May 30, 1899, the 21st's Colonel Merrill wrote to his sister and described the events. "Colonel Kinsman and myself, my adjutant [Henry] Howard and Sergeant [Sam] Moore, the latter a Methodist Clergyman, were consulting as to the plans of the charge, Colonel Kinsman to the right and my regiment to the left. Before we four separated Sergeant Moore gently struck up the tune of Old Hundred, 'Be Thou O God Exalted High,' and all of us, quartett [sic] joined, my Adjutant Howard, a broad chested young man with a grand old bass, all singing tenderly. It was one of the most impressive and solemn scenes of my life time, but sadder things were to follow. Before I gave the order to charge the works, Sergeant Moore was shot in the neck and lay dead. In ten minutes our commands were struggling to capture the Works. In less than an hour Col. Kinsman, Adjutant Howard and myself lay near each other in the care of surgeons. Both Col. Kinsman and Adjutant Howard died before morning and myself left to tell the sad story." Although severely wounded, Merrill recovered after ten months of convalescence in McGregor and served as a postwar Governor of Iowa.
- Carl Ingwalson
 Added: Nov. 21, 2015
 

- Rebecca Marden
 Added: Dec. 25, 2014
 

- Rebecca Marden
 Added: Dec. 5, 2014
 
Rest in Peace.
- Elsie Celestino
 Added: May. 16, 2013
 

- elaine bailey
 Added: May. 16, 2013
 

- Aunt Bee on the porch in Mayberry
 Added: May. 15, 2013
 
CIVIL WAR VETERAN
-Anonymous
 Added: Jan. 4, 2013
 

- Rebecca Marden
 Added: Dec. 12, 2012
 

- Donna Lee Wall
 Added: Sep. 6, 2012
 

- kerri
 Added: May. 12, 2012
 
I light a candle for William Henry Kinsman ...
- Candles
 Added: Jan. 21, 2012
 
rest in peace cousin ...
- Connie Kappelman McKean
 Added: Jul. 10, 2011
 

- SFC Kathline Forrester
 Added: Apr. 4, 2011
 

- Southernatheart
 Added: Jul. 11, 2010
 

- LaDene
 Added: Jul. 11, 2010
 

- Kate Duvall
 Added: May. 16, 2010
 
Thank You, Sir!
- LaDene
 Added: May. 16, 2010
 

- lisa greenman
 Added: May. 12, 2010
 

- Satoris LeFier
 Added: Jan. 23, 2010
 
Happy Angel Day and Armed Forces Day to a hero gone too soon!
- Kate Duvall
 Added: May. 16, 2009
 

- James J. Stalcup
 Added: May. 16, 2009
 

- tup tim
 Added: May. 16, 2009
 

- Sharon
 Added: May. 16, 2009
 
Happy Birthday William
- P.L.M.
 Added: Jul. 11, 2008
 

- purple-lady
 Added: Jul. 11, 2008
 

- Republican
 Added: Jul. 11, 2008
 

- anny
 Added: Apr. 24, 2008
 

- Unioneer
 Added: Feb. 6, 2008
 

- anny
 Added: Dec. 6, 2007
 
Thank you for your service.
- Republican
 Added: Jul. 11, 2007
 
Happy birthday!!!
- Eclectic One
 Added: Jul. 11, 2007
 

- gaby hayes
 Added: Jul. 11, 2007
 

- Mellissa Lake Co. Illinois
 Added: May. 16, 2007
 

- Dawn
 Added: Sep. 8, 2006
 

- Gary Holcomb, Sr.
 Added: Aug. 1, 2006
 
Happy Birthday Maj. Kinsman
- P.L.M.
 Added: Jul. 11, 2006
 

- ChargerBill
 Added: Jul. 11, 2006
 
Remembering you on your birthday, Sir. Rest in peace and God bless
- Medora
 Added: Jul. 11, 2006
 

- Mellissa Lake Co. Illinois
 Added: Jul. 11, 2006
 
In memory.
-Anonymous
 Added: Jul. 11, 2006
 

- Erika Sauve
 Added: Jul. 11, 2006
 
REPOSE EN PAIX!
- quebecoise
 Added: Mar. 29, 2006
 
Happy birthday!
- NorthStar
 Added: Jul. 11, 2005
 
Happy Birthday!
- Tracey Reid
 Added: Jul. 11, 2005
 
Rest in eternal happiness
- A Marine's Daughter
 Added: May. 16, 2005
 

-Anonymous
 Added: Jun. 6, 2004
 

- God Bless & R.I.P. ~ Daughter Of An Angel ~
 Added: May. 16, 2004
 
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