Adopt a Soldier

The Canton Historical Society has established an "Adopt a Civil War Soldier Project." The Society has identified over eighty soldiers who lived in Canton before, during, or after the war, or are buried in Canton. We are currently trying to obtain the entire pension records of these soldiers and the military records of those who did not receive pensions. The cost to obtain the entire file is $75 for the first 100 pages, and 62¢ for each page over 100. This is an important project to obtain and preserve the records of early settlers in our community. Donations of any amount toward this project would be greatly appreciated. All records are available at the Canton Historical Society Archives for researchers; this collection is known as the David L. Curtis Collection of Civil War Pension Records.

To adopt a soldier, please e-mail Dave Curtis at cantonhist@comcast.net and include "Adopt a Soldier" in the subject line.

Soldiers
  • Adams, David Leroy 24th MI Inf.
  • Amrhine, John M. 1st MI Inf.
  • Anderson, George B. 1st MI Inf.
  • Artley, John H. 24th MI Inf.
  • Bagley, Osceola 1st MI Inf.
  • Baker, George W. 1st MI Inf & 4th MI Cav.
  • Baker Murray S. 1st MI Inf. & 4th MI Cav.
  • Baker, Thomas J. 4th MI Cav.
  • Ballou, Thomas 24th MI Inf.
  • Bartlett, James N. 24th MI Inf.
  • Bartlett, John A. 24th MI Inf.
  • Berdan, Dixon 2nd CA Cav. & 5th MI Inf.
  • Berdan, Harrison 5th MI Inf.
  • Blanchard, Jonathan 26th MI Inf.
  • Bronson, Edwin 4th MI Inf.
  • Carleton, Eliphalet 24th MI Inf.
  • Chaffee, Martin 10th MI Inf.
  • Collier, Ortha 100th OH Inf.
  • Comer, George C. 1st MI Inf.
  • Corwin, Amos Bird 19th MI Inf.
  • Corwin, Erastus 10th MI Inf.
  • Corwin, Nelson 2nd MI Inf.
  • Coykendall, Alfred 16th MI Inf.
  • Coykendall, Jacob 3rd MI Cav.
  • Crandall,Reuben 1st MI Light Art.
  • Derby, Ezra E. 24th MI Inf.
  • Dicks/Dix, Wallace P. 24th MI Inf.
  • Duntley, Sylvanus R. 3rd MI Inf.
  • Eddy, Clark 24th MI Inf.
  • Eldred, George 1st Eng. & Mech.
  • English, Francis M. 11th MI Inf.
  • Fairman, Sebre 24th MI Inf.
  • Filkins, William 20th MI Inf.
  • Gardner, William 9th MI Inf.
  • Gillespie, James 24th MI Inf.
  • Gregory, Albert 20th MI Inf.
  • Hill, Alva S. 24th MI Inf.
  • Holmes, William 1st MI Inf.
  • Hough, Ira Albert 1st MI Cav.
  • Howden, Gilbert 1st MI Cav.
  • Hughs, Hiram 24th MI Inf.
  • Huston, Almond J. 24th MI Inf.
  • Huston, Benjamin W. 23rd MI Inf.
  • Huston, Dwight 16th MI Inf.
  • Huston, William H. 24th MI Inf.
  • Kelly, Elisha A. 4th MI Cav.
  • Kelly, Silas 3rd MI Inf.
  • Kelly, William B. 1st MI Inf. & 4th MI Cav.
  • Lauran, Alexander 4th MI Cav.
  • Leng, George 24th MI Inf.
  • Leng, James H. 15th MI Inf.
  • Leonard, Heil 8th NY Inf. & 101st PA Inf.
  • Lewis, Addison U.S. Navy
  • Lewis, Lloyd 20th MI Inf.
  • Lyon, John W. Western Sharpshooters
  • Lyon, Joseph B. 4th MI Cav.
  • McDougall, John 17th MI Inf.
  • McKinstry, Robert
  • Magraw, John L. 5th NY Inf.
  • Moore, Amzi H. 3rd MI Cav.
  • Moore, Solon 3rd MO Inf.
  • Newkirk, Charles 16th WI Inf.
  • Newton, Stephen 3rd MI Cav.
  • Packard, Winslow 4th MI Inf.
  • Parrish, DeWitt 3rd MI Cav.
  • Passage, John 24th MI Inf.
  • Pooler, Nelson 24th MI Inf.
  • Ray, William 24th MI Inf.
  • Reinhart, Robert 1st MI Lt. Art. & 2nd MI Inf.
  • Rich, Andrew 24th MI Inf.
  • Robinson, Charles 1st MI Cav.
  • Root, Roswell 24th MI Inf.
  • Rose, Justin 6th MI Inf.
  • Safford, Benjamin D. 17th MI Inf.
  • Safford, Joseph 24th MI Inf.
  • Safford, Winfield S. 24th MI Inf.
  • Sterling, James 24th MI Inf.
  • Stevens, Arthur 5th MI Inf.
  • Stevens, Augustus 20th MI Inf.
  • Stevens, David B. 24th MI Inf.
  • Stevens, Jared
  • Stevens, Joseph 3rd MI Inf.
  • Stevens, Newell 24th MI Inf.
  • Suggitt, George Western Sharpshooters
  • Tait, John 24th MI Inf.
  • Thompson, Albert 1st Light Art.
  • Thompson, Dwight 1st US Sharpshooters
  • Thompson, Isaac D. 1st Light Art. & 1st US Sharpshooters
  • Treat, Thadeus J. 54th IN Vol.
  • Truesdall, Ephraim F. 4th MI Cav
  • Truesdall, Horace 16th MI Inf.
  • Truesdall, Lewis B. 1st MI Cav.
  • Walker, Henry 6th MI Inf.
  • Warner, Silas P. 20th MI Inf.
  • Way, William C. 24th MI Inf.
  • Westfall, Orson 24th MI Inf.