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Reuben Allen Breeze
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Birth: Jul. 19, 1830
Illinois, USA
Death: Jan. 21, 1905
Missouri, USA

Veteran: Civil War (USA)

h/o 1st, Sarah Ann McCullough, 2nd Mary Jane Foster.

Birth: in Illinois, 7th of eight known children.

Mother dies 1834 in Illinois.

Census: 1850, age 20 District 11, Marion county, Illinois with father & (?) step-mother.

Census: 1860, age 29 Jefferson county, Illinois with 1st wife & four children, wealth, $4,000 real estate, $1,000 personal.


Pvt. Reuben A. Breeze (First_Last)
Regiment Name 53 Illinois Infantry.
Side Union
Company H

53rd Regiment, Illinois Infantry

Organized at Ottawa, Ill., January, 1862. Moved to Chicago, Ill., February 27, 1862, and duty there till March 23, guarding prisoners. Moved to St. Louis, Mo., thence to Pittsburg Landing, Tenn., March 23-April 7. Attached to 1st Brigade, 4th Division, Army of the Tennessee, to July, 1862. 1st Brigade, 4th Division, District of Memphis, Tenn., to September, 1862. 1st Brigade, 4th Division, District of Jackson, Tenn., to November, 1862. 1st Brigade, 4th Division, Right Wing 13th Army Corps (Old), Department of the Tennessee, to December, 1862. 1st Brigade, 4th Division, 17th Army Corps, to January, 1863. 1st Brigade, 4th Division, 16th Army Corps, to July, 1863. 1st Brigade, 4th Division, 13th Army Corps, to August, 1863. 1st Brigade, 4th Division, 17th Army Corps, to April, 1864. 2nd Brigade, 4th Division, 17th Army Corps, to July, 1864. 1st Brigade, 4th Division, 17th Army Corps, to July, 1865.

SERVICE.-Battle of Shiloh, Tenn., April 7, 1862. Advance on and siege of Corinth, Miss., April 29-May 30. March to Memphis, Tenn., via Grand Junction, La Grange, Holly Springs, etc., June 1-July 21, and duty at Memphis till September 6. Moved to Bolivar, Tenn., September 6-13. March to relief of Corinth, Miss., October 4. Battle of Hatchie's River (or Metamora) October 5. Grant's Central Mississippi Campaign. Operations on the Mississippi Central R. R. November 2, 1862, to January 10, 1863. Reconnoissance from La Grange to Lamar, Miss., November 5. Worsham Creek November 6. At Moscow, Tenn., and guarding Memphis & Charleston R. R. January to March, 1863. Skirmishes near Moscow February 9 and 18. Moved to Memphis, Tenn., March 11, and duty there till May 17. Moved to Young's Point, La., May 17-20. Siege of Vicksburg May 20-July 4. Advance on Jackson, Miss., July 4-10. Siege of Jackson July 10-17. Assault on Jackson July 12. Duty at Vicksburg till August 15. Moved to Natchez, Miss., August 15, and duty there till November 30. Moved to Vicksburg November 30. At Milldale till February 1, 1864. Meridian Campaign February 3-March 2. Pearl River February 27. Regiment veteranize January 1, 1864. Veterans on furlough March and April. Moved to Bird's Point, thence to Clifton, Tenn., and march to Ackworth, Ga., via Huntsville and Decatur, Ala., and Rome, Ga., April 28-June 8. Ordered to Allatoona Pass June 8, and duty there building fortifications till July 13. Rejoined army at Marietta and duty there till November. Skirmish at Decatur July 20-21. Shadna Church and Westbrook's October 2. March to the sea November 15-December 10. Oconee River November 26. Siege of Savannah December 10-21. Campaign of the Carolinas January to April, 1865. Salkehatchie Swamps, S. C., February 2-5. Rivers' Bridge, Salkehatchie River, February 3. Binnaker's Bridge, South Edisto River, February 9. Orangeburg, North Edisto River, February 11-12. Columbia February 15-17. Cheraw March 3. Fayetteville, N. C., March 11. Battle of Bentonville March 20-21. Occupation of Goldsboro March 24. Advance on Raleigh April 10-14. Bennett's House April 26. Surrender of Johnston and his army. March to Washington, D. C., via Richmond, Va., April 29-May 19. Grand Review May 24. Moved to Louisville, Ky. June 6. Mustered out July 22, 1865.

Regiment lost during service 8 Officers and 80 Enlisted men killed and mortally wounded and 2 Officers and 137 Enlisted men by disease. Total 227.

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His battle record pits him at many battles against Carl R Gray's father, Confederate, Capt Oliver Crosby Gray, under Gen Earl Van Dorn.

First wife died in 1867, remarried in 1868.

Census: 1870, age 39 Jefferson county, illinois with 2nd wife & seven children, two of three known children by 2nd wife, wealth, $5,600 real estate, $600 personal.

Census: 1880, age 49 McDonald township, Jasper county, Missouri with four children, a carpenter.

Father dies 1870 in Illinois.

1895, He or son Reuben, owned small tract of land in Preston township, Jasper county, Missouri.

Census: 1900, age 72 Carthage, Jasper county, Missouri in daughter Rebecca Hartman's household at 1127 Jersey street.

Civil War Pension: He was 5'-8", dark complexion, blue eyes, dark hair, drew $10 as of 29 DEC 1900, increased to $12.

Death: in Jasper county, Missouri.

Father: John Breeze b: 5 MAY 1790 Harrison, Orange county, North Carolina.
(married 17 SEP 1810, Harrison county, Indiana).
Mother: Sarah Hallowell b: 3 MAR 1794 Contentnea, Wayne county, North Carolina.

Marriage 1: Sarah Ann McCullough b: about 1834 Virginia.
Married: 3 MAR 1852 Jefferson county, Illinois.

Known Children

Nancy Jane Breeze b: 1853 Illinois.

Sarah H Breeze b: 17 OCT 1855 Illinois.

Benjamin Franklin Breeze b: 15 AUG 1857 Illinois.

Mary F Breeze b: about 1859 Illinois.

Rebecca Ellen Breeze b: 21 NOV 1860 Illinois.

Martha A Breeze b: 1861 Illinois.

Reuben Allen Breeze b: 4 JAN 1867 Illinois.

John S Breeze b: about 1865 Illinois.

Reuben Allen Breeze b: 4 JAN 1867 Illinois.

NOTE: Martha Ann Meares b: 13 May 1887 Missouri, d: 1945 California, is NOT d/o of Reuben & Sarah, possibly (?) a granddaughter.

Marriage 2: Mary Jane Foster b: 22 FEB 1847 Jefferson county, Illinois.
Married: 1868 Jefferson county, Illinois.

Known Children

Charles Richard Breeze b: 30 JUL 1869 Illinois.

Ida Belle Breeze b: 1871 Illinois.

Alta Ann Breeze b: 4 OCT 1875 Illinois.

Prepared in part by Bill Boggess.
Family links: 
  Mary Jane Foster Breeze Baldwin (1847 - 1927)
  Sarah Breeze Lewis (1855 - 1912)*
  Benjamin Franklin Breeze (1857 - 1911)*
  Mary F. Breeze Watson (1859 - 1940)*
  Rebecca Elber Breeze Hartman (1860 - 1951)*
  Reuben Allen Breeze (1867 - 1913)*
  Charles Richard Breeze (1869 - 1938)*
  Alta Ann Breeze Garren (1875 - 1962)*
*Calculated relationship
Park Cemetery
Jasper County
Missouri, USA
Plot: Traditional Sector Bl 5 Lot 20 Sp 10
Created by: NJBrewer
Record added: Oct 14, 2011
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Reuben Allen Breeze
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Reuben Allen Breeze
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- Bill
 Added: Mar. 1, 2013
The American people, North and South, went into the [Civil] war as citizens of their respective states, they came out as subjects what they thus lost they have never got back. H.L. Mencken
- NJBrewer
 Added: Oct. 14, 2011

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