Thomas CALLENDER
Martha J. (---)
Levi/Levy CALLENDER
(1839-1914)

 

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Spouses/Children:
1. Rachael Elizabeth MILLSLAGLE

Levi/Levy CALLENDER 1 2

  • Born: 1839, OH
  • Marriage (1): Rachael Elizabeth MILLSLAGLE on 5 Apr 1877 in Hardin Co., IA 1
  • Died: 1914, probably IA at age 75
  • Buried: Steamboat Rock Cemetery, Steamboat Rock, Hardin Co, OH
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bullet  General Notes:

1850 OH CENSUS, Van Wert Co, Harrison: Levi "Calander", 10, b. OH, father b. VA, mother b. OH. He was living with his parents, Thomas & Martha J. "Calander", and siblings.

AMERICAN CIVIL WAR SOLDIERS:
Name: Levi Callender
Residence: Waukon, Iowa
Enlistment Date: 24 Oct 1862
Side Served: Union
State Served: Iowa
Service Record: Enlisted as a Private on 24 October 1862 at the age of 23.
Enlisted in Company F, 6th Cavalry Regiment Iowa on 17 Dec 1862.
Mustered Out Company F, 6th Cavalry Regiment Iowa on 17 Oct 1865 at Sioux City, IA.

AMERICAN CIVIL WAR REGIMENTS:
REGIMENT: 6th Cavalry Regiment Iowa
Date of Organization: 31 Jan 1863
Muster Date: 17 Oct 1865
Regiment State: Iowa
Regiment Type: Cavalry
Regiment Number: 6th
Enlisted Died of Disease or Accident: 1
Officers Died of Disease or Accident: 1
Enlisted Killed or Mortally Wounded: 21
Enlisted Died of Disease or Accident: 74
Regimental Soldiers and History: List of Soldiers

Regimental History
Sixth Cavalry IOWA (3 YEARS)

Sixth Cavalry. Cols.,David S. Wilson, Samuel M. Pollock; Lieut Cols., Samuel M. Pollock, Edward P. Ten Broeck; Majs., Edward P. Ten Broeck, Thomas H. Shephard, Albert E. House, John Galligan, De Witt C. Cram. This regiment was recruited in different parts of the state, in a wide belt of country extending from the northeastern to the southwestern parts of it.

The regimental rendezvous was near the city of Davenport, where eight of the companies were mustered into the U. S. service on Jan. 31, 1863. Three of the companies were mustered a very few days afterward and the twelfth company on March 5. The regiment at this time had a few more than 1,100 names on its rolls, but they were constantly being increased by additional enlistments, so that when it left the rendezvous for active service not long afterwards it was nearly up to the maximum standard of a cavalry regiment.

The regimen served during its term of enlistment in the war against the Indians, and its record in the field brought no discredit to the fair fame of Iowa soldiers. It had hard marches, far away from the comforts or advantages of civilization; fought barbarous foes, usually in overwhelming numbers, and was always victorious.

The regiment was nearly always more or less divided, garrisoning different posts, scouting and marching in different directions, making a succinct history of its arduous services almost impossible. During its term of service its losses were as follows: deaths from battle, 25; deaths from disease, 66; wounded, 19; discharged, 87

Source: The Union Army, vol. 4

Battles Fought by 6th Iowa Cavalry:
Fought on 3 Sep 1863 at White Stone Hill, DT.
Fought on 5 Sep 1863 at White Stone Hill, DT.
Fought on 6 Dec 1863 at Sioux City, IA.
Fought on 1 Mar 1864 at Fort Randall, DT.
Fought on 8 Aug 1864 at Bad Lands, DT.
Fought on 28 Aug 1864 at Fort Rice, DT.
Fought on 8 Sep 1864 at Heart River, DT.
Fought on 21 Sep 1864 at Fort Rice, DT.
Fought on 27 Sep 1864 at Fort Rice, DT.
Fought on 14 Apr 1865.

1870 IA CENSUS, Marshall Co, LeGrand Twp, LeGrand town: Levi Calender, 31, common laborer, b. OH.

CIVIL WAR PENSION INDEX: GENERAL INDEX TO PENSION FILES, 1861-1934:
Levi Callender
widow Rachel Callender
7 6th IA Cav
invalid pension filed June 1, 1880
widow pension filed Nov. 27, 1914 in IA


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Levi/Levy married Rachael Elizabeth MILLSLAGLE, daughter of Samuel MILLSLAGLE and Hannah WICKHAM, on 5 Apr 1877 in Hardin Co., IA.1 (Rachael Elizabeth MILLSLAGLE was born on 30 Jan 1855 in Hardin Co, IA, died on 11 Feb 1919 in probably IA and was buried in Steamboat Rock Cemetery, Steamboat Rock, Hardin Co, OH.)


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Sources


1 Hardin Co, IA Marriages.

2 1941 letter from Stella J. Millslagale.


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