Ecorse Soldiers Fight in the Civil War
Civil War Soldiers that Michigan Veterans of the Civil War Burial Sites lists as being buried in St. Francis (Ecorse) Cemetery
Moses Barron. Age 20, Monroe County, 15th Infantry Company G. Buried in St. Francis Xavier, Ecorse.
Louis Beaubien, Age 40. 24th Infantry, Company F. Buried in St. Francis Cemetery. Born April 17, 1822. Died June 3, 1911.
John Brest, 41, Pvt. Enlisted January 27, 1862. Buried in St. Francis Cemetery.
Charles Brock, 28, 5th Michigan Cavalary, Co. C.
Charles Cicotte. 24th Infantry, Company F. Buried in St. Francis. Born December 18, 1832 and died August 15, 1915.
Oliver Delisle, 36, 1st Michigan Cavalry, Company G. Buried in St. Francs.
Gregory Drouillard, 18, Pvt. Enlisted December 12, 1861. Buried in St. Francis.
Solomon Drouillard, 23, Pvt. Enlisted December 12, 1816. Buried in St. Francis
Christian Freese, 44, Pvt. Enlisted January 27, 1862. Buried in St. Francis
Elijah J. Goodell, 5th Cavalry, Co.C. Buried in St. Francis. Born in 1832 and died in 1909.
Martin Goodell, 23, 5th Michigan Cavalry, Co. B
Peter Jager, 1st Cavalry, Company K. Buried in St. Francis. Born March 23, 1827 in France. Died May 19, 1898.
Fred K. LaFleur, Co. C, 5th Michigan Cavalry. Monroe. Age 18. Buried in St. Francis
Francis Metty, Co. D., 11th Michigan Infantry. Buried in St. Francis.
August Misch, 5th Michigan Cavalry, Co. C.
Louis Montry. Co. G, 15th Infantry. Born August 22, 1845. Buried in St. Francis.
James Pendergrass, Co. D 100th New York Infantry. Buried in St. Francis
Francis Ransom, Co. K., 1 Mo. L.A. Buried in St. Francis.
Anthony Reno, co. F. 24th Michigan Infantry. Buried in St. Francis
Antoine Salliotte. Co. H 14th Michigan Infantry. Buried in St. Francis.
Gilbert Salliotte. 182-1922. Buried in St. Francis.
Thomas H. Somers. Capt. 1st Ohio Vol. Inf. Born November 25, 1834. Died September 11, 1913. Buried in St. Francis.
William Young, 32. Private. Enlisted December 31, 1863. Buried in St. Francis.
Civil War Veterans From Ecorse – Burial Site Unknown
1st Michigan Cavalry Co C.
David Cicotte, Jr., Ecorse, 18
Augustus c. Bordino, Ecorse, 0
John P. Demay, Ecorse 21.
Richard J. Loranger, Ecorse, 22
Peter Jacob, Ecorse, 32
Charles Phillips, Ecorse, 18
5th Michigan Cavalary
John Harris, Ecorse, 29
Richard N. Collins, Ecorse, 43
William R. Frasier, Ecorse, 20
Elijah J. Goodell, Ecorse, 27
ivil War Veterans From Ecorse – Burial Site Unknown
5th Michigan Cavalry
John Harris, Ecorse, Age 29
Richard N. Collins, Ecorse, Age 43
William R. Frasier, Ecorse, Age 20
Buried in Ecorse (St. Francis) Cemetery
August Misch, Ecorse, Age 35
Charles Brock, Ecorse, Age 28
Elijah Goodell, Ecorse, Age 27
Joseph D. Kilson, Ecorse, Age 33
Henry Namen, Ecorse, Age 28
Martin Goodell, Ecorse, Age 23 -Buried in Andersonville, Ga. Died in Andersonville Prison On February 2, 1865.
7th Michigan Cavalry
Charles Philips, Ecorse, 18
John Wood, Ecorse, 27
9th Michigan Cavalry
James I. David, Colonel, Trenton
Charles A. Brown, Ecorse, 30
John Canaday, Ecorse, 21
Moses Cowell, Ecorse, 19
Andrew J. Fox, Ecorse, 20
Jacob Kuntz, Ecorse, 42
Joseph Polts, Ecorse, 18
Charles H. Saunders, Ecorse, 28
Christian Smith, Ecorse 44
James Ferguson, Ecorse 18
Hazel Terrell, Ecorse, 18
Charles Philips, Ecorse, 18
John Wood, Ecorse, 37
1st Michigan colored Infantry
Thomas Seymore, Ecorse, 23
Samuel Pearce, Ecorse, 19
2nd Michigan Infantry
Franklin Rhodes, Ecorse, 18
4th Michigan Infantry
Samuel J. Lawrence, Brownstown, 16
7th Michigan Infantry
Silas Fenton, 36
11th Michigan Infantry
Frank Metty, Co.D. Buried in St. Francis
14th Michigan Infantry
Joseph Borran, Ecorse, 24
Henry Beaubien, Ecorse, 23
Richard Barrow, Ecorse, 26
Alexander Bondy, Ecorse, 27
Joseph Bragensen, Ecorse, 31
Emanuel Brest, Ecorse, 34
Joseph Fountain, Ecorse, 18
Gregory Drouillard, Ecorse, 18
Solomon Drouillard, Ecorse, 23
Francis Labor, Ecorse, 43
Joseph La Duke, Ecorse, 20
Pascoh Odette, Ecorse, 24
Peter Rabideau, Ecorse, 35
Antoine Salliotte, Ecorse, 18
Buried in St. Francis Cemetery
John Short, Ecorse, 41
Samuel Smith, Ecorse, 32
James Streeter, Ecorse, 19
15th Michigan Infantry
John N. Bortau, Ecorse, 24
16th Michigan Infantry
Oliver Brown, Ecorse, 19
Frank Valkenstine, Ecorse, 20
17th Michigan Infantry
Andrew Tabater, Ecorse, 18
Thomas McIntyre, Ecorse, 20
William Wilson, Ecorse, 23
23rd Michigan Infantry
Henry Myer, Ecorse, 40
Pascal Odette( the soldier enlisted in Company H, 14th Michigan Infantry on December 30, 1861, at age 18. He re-enlisted as a Veteran Volunteer on January 4, 1864 at Columbia, South Carolina. On August 7, 186, he was killed on the outskirts of Atlanta, Georgia.
The 24th Michigan Infantry
The 24th Michigan Volunteer Infantry was known as the Iron Brigade and it included many volunteers from Wayne County. At least 11 of the company were Ecorse (Township) men whose names and descendents are still well known in the area. In May 1951, theEcorse Advertiser reported that State Representative Earl Hebert had searched the records in Lansing and found a complete history of both Company F and the 24th Michigan Infantry. Frank X. LeBlanc, a member of one of Ecorse’s oldest families requested the information because his father Antoine LeBlanc had volunteered and served with the Iron Brigade.
Antoine Leblanc and the rest of the Iron Brigade recruits left Detroit a week after being mustered into the service. The men made many long marches and on December 12, 1862, crossed the Rappahannock at Fredericksburg and during the next three days saw its first action. For three days, Confederate troops constantly fired on the Iron Brigade and suffered heavy casualties.
Its next important engagement was at Port Royal on April 23, 1863, when the regiment made a brilliant attack, capturing a number of prisoners and driving the enemy from their positions.
Shortly after Port Royal, the 24th Infantry entered the Pennsylvania campaign and on July 1, 1863, arrived at Gettysburg, Pa. The regiment immediately went into battle and it was one of the first infantry commands to enter the action in the three day battle. The first order was to charge and the 24th Infantry with the rest of the brigade dashed forward and captured parts of Confederate General Archer’s army.
Following this success, the 24th Infantry changed front and formed a line of battle in McPherson’s Woods. The Confederates advanced in double lines, their numbers being large enough to overlap and flank the Union forces. They poured a murderous fire into the line of Yankees and forced a retreat to new positions. The ground was covered with dead and wounded. Four color bearers were killed and three wounded in holding the flag aloft.
The 24th Infantry went into this action with 28 officers and 468 men. During the first day of the battle, 22 officers were killed or wounded, 71 enlisted men were killed, and 223 wounded for a total loss of 316.
In all, the 24th Infantry took part in 21 major engagements, finally returning to Springfield, Illinois. While the 24th was in Springfield, it escorted at the funeral of President Abraham Lincoln. It was mustered out of service in Detroit on June 30, 1865, after nearly three years of brilliant service.
Ecorse Township men serving in Company F included Abram Akey, August Albrecht, Louis L. Beaubien, J.B. Beyette, Anthony Bondy, Daniel Bourassa, Charles Cicotte, John B. Cicotte, Charles Gochy, Antoine LeBlanc, and Anthony Reno.
John B. Beyette
John B. Cicotte
Antoine LeBlanc- Buried in St. Francis
Louis Beaubien. Buried in St. Francis
Charles Cicotte. 12-18-1832- to 8-15-1915. Buried in St. Francis
Anthony Reno. Buried in St. Francis. Married Mary Salliotte
First Michigan Light Artillery
George Theek, Ecorse, 25
Joahim Theek, Ecorse, 20
James Miller, Ecorse, 38
2nd Regiment Veteran Reserve Corps
Francis Devan, Ecorse, 34
Joseph Forester, Ecorse, 40
James Pendergrass, Co.D. 100th N.Y. Infantry. Buried in St. Francis
Francis Ransom, Co. K., 1st Mo., L.A. buried in St. Francis
Thomas Somers, Capt. 41st Ohio Vol. Infantry. Buried in St. Francis.
Elijah J. Goodell
Elijah Goodell is buried in St. Francis Xavier Cemetery and according to his tombstone, he was born in 1832 and died in 1909. The rest of his stone is buried in the ground, but the word “sergeant” is still legible.
Elijah enlisted in Company C of the 5th Michigan Cavalry and enlistment records note that he was 27 years old.
Samuel J. Lawrence
Samuel J. Lawrence was born on the Island of Guernsey, English Channel, on August 15, 1848. In 1852, he came to America with his parents who settled in Wayne County, Michigan. Samuel acquired a common school education and at the age of 16, enlisted in Company D of the 14th Michigan Volunteer Infantry. Samuel spent six of his 22 months of service as a mounted orderly on General Stanley’s staff.
When the war ended, Samuel went West, spending time in nearly every western state and territory. In 1872, he returned to Michigan, settling in the City of Wyandotte and was appointed lighthouse keeper by the Honorable Zachariah Chandler, a position that he held for five years.
From 1897-1898, Samuel was Senator from the Fourth District, that comprised the 12th, 14th, and 16th wards of the city of Detroit, the city of Wyandotte, and Ecorse Township. He also served two terms as a Wyandotte Alderman.
He died in 1919.
James I. David
James I. David was born at Catskill, New York, on August 20, 1811, and came to Michigan in 1842.
He forged an early business career as a contractor in canal and bridge work. When he settled on Grosse Isle in 1848, he went into the lumbering business. He was the Representative from Wayne County in 1859-1860.
In 1861, James enlisted in Broadhead’s Cavalry, designating his hometown as Trenton. By 1862, he had been promoted to Colonel of the 9th Michigan Cavalry and in 1863, he commanded a division of Burnside’s Corps, Shackleford’s Division. He was mustered out in 1864, after resigning because of disability.
Continuing to be active in politics after the Civil War, James served as Senator for the Third District in 1875 and 1876. In 1886, President Grover Cleveland appointed James Indian Agent for the Osage Agency.
James died at Ecorse on October 13, 1872.
Silas Fenton Enlists in Ecorse at Age 36
Silas Fenton enlisted in Company E of the Seventh Michigan Infantry in May 1864 at Ecorse. Silas enlisted for a period of three years. He was wounded in action at the Battle of Spottsylvania Courthouse on May 12, 1864, and discharged for disability at Washington D.C., on February 25, 1865.
Salliotte Soldiers Fight in the Civil War
Moses Salliotte was born in Ecorse in 1807 and according to the data on his tombstone in St. Francis Cemetery, married Charlotte Cook, born in Yorkshire, England in 1815. Moses and Charlotte had five children, including Gilbert, the third son. Gilbert never married. He enlisted in the Army during the Civil War and was shot through the cheek and mouth.
Hyacinth Salliotte, brother of Moses, married Adelaide Labadie. Their son, Samuel, was a Civil War veteran and their son Antoine, born in 1841, was also a Civil War veteran. He served with General Sherman in his famous march through Georgia and was twice wounded in action.
The GAR – 1879-1948
From about 1879 until 1948, Northern veterans of the Civil War who had returned home and rebuilt their lives organized and joined Grand Army of the Republic Posts. Ecorse veterans formed F. Buhl Post, possible named for Frederick Augustus Buhl, the oldest son of Frederick Buhl, a prominent Detroit businessman. For a time, Captain Buhl served on the staff of George Armstrong Custer and he was badly wounded in a fight near Sharpsburg, Maryland. He died of his wounds on September 15, 1864.