Othniel Waterman
May Gambia
Frederick C. Waterman


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Frederick C. Waterman 1

  • Born: 26 Aug 1841, Oneida County, New York, USA
  • Marriage (1): Ellen Danks on 2 May 1867 in Waterloo, Dekalb County, Indiana, USA

bullet  General Notes:

Biography of Fredrick C. Waterman. Vol. II, pages 703 / 704. Presidents,
Soldiers, Statesmen; H.H. Hardesty, Publisher, New York, Toledo, and
Chicago, 1894.

Fredrick C. Waterman

Was born Aug. 26, 1841, in Oneida county, N.Y.; he is the son of Othniel and
May (Gambia) Waterman, the mother is living at Valley Junction, Wis. He was
married May 2, 1867, at Waterloo, Ind., to Ellen Danks, who was born in
DeKalb county, May 30, 1843. They have two children, Herbert C. and Orris
C. The parents of Mrs. Waterman Orris and Euseba (Brown) Danks, both being
deceased. Our subject was living in Fox Lake, Dodge county, Wis., working
at the printing business, when at the age of 19, he enlisted as a private at
Madison, Wis., May 2, 1861, in Co. A, 2d Wis., V.I., which at the
organization of Bridgades, Divisions and Corps was assigned to 1st Brig.,
1st Div., 1st A.C.; he was promoted to corporal sergeant, commissary
sergeant, and battalion sergeant. In August, 1862, he was taken from
Culpepper Court House hospital to the hospital at Alexandria, then to
Washington to Ascension Gen. Hospital and from thence to Baltimore
Stewart?s Mansion hospital then back to Washington where he had a relapse
of the typhoid fever; he rejoined his command at Harper?s Ferry, July
1, 1863, he was captured at the battle of Gettysburg, by Gen, A. P. Hill?s
forces, but was paroled the same night; he was hospital steward at this
place until most of the wounded were taken away. In 1864, for a time he
was sergeant of guard for cattle, while the army was on the move through
the Chickamauga Swamps. A furlough was granted him in March, 1864, for
thirty days, at the expiration of the time he rejoined his command at
Bristoe, Va. In June, same year, he received a flesh wound by a canister
ball at the battle of Wilderness. At Culpepper C.H., Va., Feb 25, 1864,
he was discharged for his first enlistment, re-enlisting Jan. 6, 1864, in
the same company and regiment, subsequently the company was consolidated
with and formed C. G, 6th Wis, Veterans; he was again furloughed in April,
1865, rejoining his command in May, at Petersburg,Va. His battles list
includes Blackburn?s Ford, Bull Run, Fredericksburg, Chancellorsville,
Gettysburg, Brandy Station, Mine Run, (as this battle he was notified of
being exchanged) Wilderness, North Anna, Cold Harbor, Spottsylvania C.H.,
Petersburg, Yellow Tavern, Hatcher?s Run, Five Forks, South Side R.R.,
Lee?s Surrender, and minor engagements. He was honorably discharged at
Jeffersonville, Ind., July 17, 1865. Charles Waterman and Charles Danks,
brother of our subject and wife, were both in the service, the former died
in June, 1894, at Austin, Minn. Comrade Waterman is a member of the
celebrated Iron Brigade, of war times. And belongs to Waterloo Post, 52,
being a member of this Post almost from the time of it organization and
has served as its commander, J.V., S.V., Adjt., O.D., and at present is
serving as surgeon of the Post; he is a farmer, receives a pension, and
resides near Ashley, DeKalb county, Ind.

Submitted by:
Arlene Goodwin
Auburn, Indiana


Frederick married Ellen Danks, daughter of Orris Danks and Euseba Brown, on 2 May 1867 in Waterloo, Dekalb County, Indiana, USA. (Ellen Danks was born on 30 May 1843 in Indiana, USA and died on an unknown date.)



1 Dekalb County Biographies (http://www.rootsweb.com/~indekalb/dcibp/dcbio/cw/waterman-fredrick.c.txt).

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