Capt Arminius S Round

Capt Arminius S Round

Richfield, Otsego County, New York, USA
Death 22 Jan 1890 (aged 53)
Fenton, Whiteside County, Illinois, USA
Burial Lyndon, Whiteside County, Illinois, USA
Plot Sect. 5
Memorial ID 15644366 · View Source
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Of Fenton Twp.
Arminius S. Round, a farmer on section 25, Fenton Township, is the son of George and Rebecca (Potter) Round. His father was born in Scituate, R.I. and went with his parents to the state of New York when he was 16 years of age. The mother's history was much the same. She died in Fenton at the home of her son. The senior Round had a large family and limited resources.

The son, who is the subject of this biographical notice, set out in his single-handed with the world when he was fourteen years old. He was born Feb. 23, 1836, in Richfield, Otsego Co., New York. He hired out to a farmer in 1850, to work one season at $5.00 per month. In the winter ensuing he did chores for his board and went to school. Two successive summers he worked for $6.00 and $8.00 a month and went to school winters. He continued to operate in this method until he was twenty years of age. In 1856 he went to Grand Rapids, Mich. and worked on a farm one summer, teaching school in the winter following. The next year he took up a claim in Kansas, and lived there until fall, when he returned to the state of New York, and spent a year in farm labor. He next came to Grundy County, Illinois, and passed two years teaching school winters. He went next to Missouri, and thence to Memphis, Tenn. Where he remained two months. He returned to Illinois, and reached Whiteside county June 10, 1859.

He was interested in farming until the breaking out of the Southern Rebellion, when he hastened back to his native state to enter the military service of the United States. He enlisted May 1, 1861, twenty days after the first of the insurgents fired upon Fort Sumter. He enrolled in Co. G, 34th N.Y. Vol. Inf. He was in action at Fair Oaks, Savage Station, White Oak Swamp, Malvern Hill, South Mountain, Antietam and the Second Battle of Fredericksburg. Co. G went into the fight at Antietam Sept. 17, 1862, with 35 men, and in less than five minutes after forming in line of battle nine men were killed and eight wounded. Mr. Round was shot through the right lung in the first vollery, and before he could leave his position a canister shot passed through his left leg, and he was reported in the list of casualties as killed. He lay 26 on the field, during which time our own and the rebel line of battle passed over him three times in charging and recharging, and when fighting finally ceased, he lay midway between the two lines of battle. Five months later he rejoined his command at Falmouth, Va., where he was commissioned Second Lieutenant. He was mustered out of service at Albany, N.Y. June 30, 1863 at the expiration of his period of enlistment. Jan. 1, 1864 Mr. Round reenlisted in Co. L 2nd N.Y. Heavy Artillery; as a private. He was promoted to the rank of Sergeant March 1. His regiment joined the army of the Potomac after the Battle of the Wilderness, leaving their siege guns at Washington, and going to the front as infantry, and doing service as such until the war ended. The regiment was under fire at Spottsylvania Courthouse, May 19, 1864; North Anna River, May 22; Tolopoyomy Creek, May 31; Cold Harbor, June 2-10; Petersburg, June 16, 17, 18, and 22; Strawberry Plains, July 28; Deep Bottom, August 14 and 16; Ream's Station, Aug. 25; Hatcher's Run, Dec. 9; Battle of the Second Corps, near Petersburg, Mar. 25, 1865; Five Forks, Mar. 1; South Side Railroad, April 22; Amelia Springs (Sailor's Creek) April 6; Farmville (Round Fort), April 7; Surrender of the Rebel Army by Gen. R. E. Lee to Gen. U.S. Grant, at Appomattox Court-house, April 9, 1865.

Mr. Round was with his regiment through the entire list which has been given, and was in the nine months' of Petersburg and Richmond, and at Deep Bottom on the James River. At the close of the last engagement, he was the only commissioned officer left to his company, which went into action with three who ranked him. He was made second Lieutenant July 26, 1864; Dec. 24, 1864 was commissioned first Lieutenant, and Feb. 20, 1865 became Captain of his company. He assumed command of his company Aug. 14, 1864, and was its chief officer until Oct. 11, 1865. On that day the command was mustered out on David's Island (N.Y.) Harbor. Mr. Round sustained the honor of the blood which descended to him from his ancestral stock, and proved the quality of the patriotism which laid the sure foundations of freedom in New World. Barthrum Round, his grandfather, was a soldier of the Revolution, with the rank of Ensign, and drew a pension from the government.

Mr. Round returned to Illinois in the fall of 1865, in the capacity of a civilian. In the spring following he bought the farm on which he has since resided. He formed a matrimonial alliance Dec. 28, 1866, with Helen J., daughter of Asa and Elvira Adams. Mrs. Round was born in Aurora, Erie Co., N.Y. Nov. 9, 1843. Morris, Thaddius, Nora, Daisy, and George are the names of the children of Mr. and Mrs. Round, thwo of whom, Daisy and Frank are deceased.

George Round was born April 21, 1779 and died Oct. 4, 1872; Barthrum Round was born Dec. 22, 1741 (Father of George) and died Oct. 1, 1833, aged 92 years. Alice Round, Paternal grandmother of A.S. Round, was born Nov. 6, 1774, and died April 11, 1828, aged 84 years. The parents, whose birth and deaths are given at the opening of this paragraph, were 73 at the time of their decease. The estate of Mr. Round is situated on section 24 and 25 and comprises 215 acres, in valuable condition. [Contributed by Dan Hand from Portraits & Biographical 1885]

Married Helen J. Adams on 28 December 1866 in Whiteside County, Illinois.


Morris Sheridan
Thaddeus L.
Nora R.
Daisy E.
George Arminius
Frank Read

Enlisted on 1 May 1862 in Co. G. 34th New York Infantry. He was wounded at Antietam and subsequently due to wound was discharged in Albany, New York on 30 June 1863.

On 1 January 1864 he re-enlisted, this time into Co. L of the 2nd New York Heavy Artillery. 1 March he was promoted to Sgt., and then on 26 July 1864 was commissioned a 2nd Lt.. 26 July 1864 he again was promoted to a 1st Lt. When he mustered out on 20 February 1865 he had become the captain of his company.

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  • Find a Grave Memorial 15644366
  • Find a Grave, database and images ( : accessed ), memorial page for Capt Arminius S Round (23 Feb 1836–22 Jan 1890), Find a Grave Memorial no. 15644366, citing Lyndon Cemetery, Lyndon, Whiteside County, Illinois, USA ; Maintained by Dan Hand (contributor 46860713) .