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Henry Willis World War II Registration Card

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Re: Henry Willis World War II Registration Card

Posted: 3 Apr 2012 1:16AM GMT
Classification: Biography
Surnames: willis, aldred
You are most welcome..

a tad more;

ARCHIBALD WILLIS
1839-1926

is in
Mount Zion Cemetery
Bridgehampton
Sanilac County
Michigan

with
ESTHER WILLIS 6 FEB 1851-6 AUG 1914
+
ROBERT R WILLIS
21 JUL 1870 - 17 AUG 1877
+
IDA WILLIS
1874 - 12 Apr 1895
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ASA WILLIS
20 Feb 1884-31 Aug 1889



1880
Name: Archibald Willis
Age: 38
Birth Year: abt 1842
Birthplace: Canada
Home in 1880: Forester, Sanilac, Michigan
Race: White
Gender: Male
Relation to Head of House: Self (Head)
Marital Status: Married
Spouse's Name: Esther Willis
Father's Birthplace: New York
Mother's Birthplace: Canada
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Name: Esther Willis
Age: 28
Birth Year: abt 1852
Birthplace: Michigan
Home in 1880: Forester, Sanilac, Michigan
Race: White
Gender: Female
Relation to Head of House: Wife
Marital Status: Married
Spouse's Name: Archibald Willis
Father's Birthplace: England
Mother's Birthplace: England
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Rhoda Ann Willis 12
Ida Jane Willis 6
James B. Willis 4
Pitman H. Willis 1


1870
Name: Arihibald Willis
Age in 1870: 26
Birth Year: abt 1844
Birthplace: Canada W
Home in 1870: Bridgehampton, Sanilac, Michigan
Race: White
Gender: Male
Post Office: Forestville
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Name: Esther Willis
Age in 1870: 18
Birth Year: abt 1852
Birthplace: Michigan
Home in 1870: Bridgehampton, Sanilac, Michigan
Race: White
Gender: Female
Post Office: Forestville
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Name: Rhoda Ann Willis
Age in 1870: 2
Birth Year: abt 1868
Birthplace: Michigan
Home in 1870: Bridgehampton, Sanilac, Michigan
Race: White
Gender: Female
Post Office: Forestville


ARCHIBALD WILLIS
Married
ESTHER ALORED
3 July 1867 Sanilac
he was 23 & she 16
states she was born Detroit, Wayne, MI

cannot find her in earlier census prob. due to spelling - could be Alfred ?????

so, Henry's middle name was Pitman (oftentimes, names were "turned round")

and Myrtle was not a step sister
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CIVIL WAR
Name: Archibald Willis
Residence: Lexington, Michigan
Age at enlistment: 22
Enlistment Date: 8 Nov 1862
Rank at enlistment: Private
Enlistment Place: Lexington, MI
State Served: Michigan
Was Wounded?: Yes
Survived the War?: Yes
Service Record: Enlisted in Company H, Michigan 10th Infantry Regiment on 12 Aug 1862.
Mustered out on 12 Jun 1865 at Washington, DC.
Birth Date: abt 1840
Sources: Record of Service of Michigan Volunteers 1861-65


Name: Archibald Willis
Residence: Lexington, Michigan
Enlistment Date: 11 Aug 1862
Enlistment Place: Lexington, Michigan
Side Served: Union
State Served: Michigan
Service Record: Enlisted as a Private on 11 August 1862 at the age of 22.
Enlisted in Company H, 10th Infantry Regiment Michigan on 12 Aug 1862.
Discharged from Company H, 10th Infantry Regiment Michigan on 12 Jun 1865 at Washington, DC.
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HISTORY
Regiment: 10th Infantry Regiment Michigan
Date of Organization: 6 Feb 1862
Muster Date: 19 Jul 1865
Regiment State: Michigan
Regiment Type: Infantry
Regiment Number: 10th
Officers Killed or Mortally Wounded: 7
Officers Died of Disease or Accident: 2
Enlisted Killed or Mortally Wounded: 95
Enlisted Died of Disease or Accident: 223
Regimental Soldiers and History: List of Soldiers

Regimental History
MICHIGAN
Tenth Infantry.
(Three Years)

The Tenth Infantry was organized at Flint and was
completed in February, 1862. It was composed of the following local companies: "Byron Guard" of Byron, "Saginaw Rangers" of Saginaw, "Orion Union Guard" of Orion, "Sanilac Pioneers" of Sanilac, "Scarrett Guard" of Port Huron, "Holt Guard" of Almont, "Lum Guard" of Memphis, "McClellan Guard" of Pontiac,"Genesee Rangers" of Flint, and "Dickerson Guard" of Hillsdale.
The regiment was mustered into the U. S. service February 6,
1862, with an enrollment of 997 officers and men.
The regiment left the state April 22, 1862, under command
of Colonel Charles M. Lam, and joined the army under General
Hallock, at Pittsburg Landing, Tenn., and was assigned to the
Second Brigade, General Pope's Division.

The Tenth was in the presence of the enemy the moment it
reached its destination and at once commenced a series of
marches and skirmishes that occupied every day together with
the hard work of building trenches and fortifications. When
the confederates retreated from Corinth the Tenth went into
camp at that place, where it remained until June 20, enjoying a
much needed rest, when it was ordered to Tuscumbia, Ala.
Detachments of the regiment were sent out from this place to
occupy certain positions and act as provost guard.

In September the Tenth marched to Nashville, where it was
engaged in building fortifications, taking part in
reconnaissances, guarding trains, suffering severely on account
of short rations. The regiment was then assigned to the First
Brigade, Second Division, Fourteenth Army Corps, Army of the
Cumberland.

During the winter the regiment was constantly on duty and
made many and long marches, but met with no serious losses in
battle. It had frequent contacts with the enemy while guarding
trains and lost a number of men in these engagements. In
September, 1863, the regiment was at Bridgeport, Ala., and
crossed the Tennessee river near Chattanooga, and was at
Chickamauga Station the 26th. It was constantly in motion,
occupying a number of towns during the summer and fall.

The regiment veteranized at Rossville, 335 men re-
enlisting the 6th of February, 1864, with the expectation of
going home for a 30 days' furlough. While anticipating such a
pleasant event orders were received for the regiment to move
with the army in a general advance toward Dalton, Ga.

At Buzzard's Roost, February 25, the enemy was found
strongly fortified, and the Tenth was pushed forward upon the
confederate works and met a storm of grape and cannister,
causing a loss of 13 killed, 35 wounded and 17 missing, a total
loss of 65.

The following month the regiment returned to Michigan,
arriving at Detroit March 11, and was furloughed for 30 days.
May 11 the Tenth was back in Chattanooga, and commenced the
Georgia Campaign, marching by way of Dalton and Kenesaw
Mountain, crossing the Chattahoochie river the 17th, and taking
part in the siege of Atlanta.

The Tenth was a part of General Sherman's army and
participated in the march from "Atlanta to the Sea," and after
a number of skirmishes with the enemy, arrived before Savannah
December 11, and when that city fell the Tenth encamped there
until January 20, 1865, when it started with the balance of the
army on the Campaign of the Carolinas.

The Tenth crossed the Savannah river at Sister's Ferry,
Feb. 6, and was engaged with the enemy at Fayetteville, N. C.,
March 11, and crossed the Cape Fear river on the 12th.

The regiment skirmished heavily with the enemy at
Averysboro, N. C., the 16th, and fought a battle at
Bentonville, the 19th. The Tenth then marched on Raleigh, and
reached Goldsboro on the 23rd. The line of march was then
continued to Richmond, Va., as that city had fallen into the
hands of the Union troops at the surrender of General Lee. On
the 10th of May, 1865, the regiment marched to Washington, D.
C., where it took part in the grand review with General
Sherman's army on the 24th.

The regiment, then in command of Colonel Dunphy, started
for Louisville, Ky., where it was mustered out of service July
19, 1865 and returned to Jackson, Mich., the 22d, and on the
1st of August was paid off and disbanded.

The 10th during service had been engaged at Farmington,
Miss., May 9, 1862; siege of Corinth, Miss., May 10 to 31,
1862; Boonville, Miss., June 1, 1862; Nashville, Tenn.,
November 5, 1862; Stone River, Tenn., December 29 and 31, 1862,
and January 2 and 3, 1863; Lavergne, Tenn., January 25, 1863;
Antioch, Tenn., April 10, 1863; Mission Ridge, Ga., November
24, 1863; Chickamauga, Ga., November 26, 1863; Ringgold, Tenn.,
November 27, 1863; Buzzard's Roost, Ga., February 25, 1864;
Resaca, Ga., May 15, 1864; Rome, Ga., May 18, 1864; Dallas,
Ga., May 28, 1864; Kenesaw Mountain, Ga., June 27, 1864;
Chattahoochee River, Ga., July 6, 1864; Peach Tree Creek, Ga.,
July 19, 1864; Durrant's Mill, Ga., July 20 and 21, 1864;
Sandtown Road, Ga., August 14, 1864; Red Oak Turnout, Ga.,
August 27, 1864; Rough and Ready, Ga., August 30, 1864; siege
of Atlanta, Ga., July 22 to August 25, 1864; Atlanta, Ga.,
August 7, 1864; Jonesboro, Ga., September 1, 1864; Florence,
Ala., October 6, 1864; Louisville, Ga., November 30, 1864;
Savannah, Ga., December 11 to 21, 1864; Averysboro, N. C.,
March 16, 1865; Smithfield Roads, N. C., March 18, 1865;
Bentonville, N. C., March 19 and 20, 1865.

Total enrollment 1,514
Killed in action 62
Died of wounds 26
Died in confederate prisons 9
Died of disease 86
Discharged for disability (wounds and disease) 178


Battles Fought
Fought on 26 May 1862 at Farmington, MS.
Fought on 1 Aug 1862 at Town Creek Bridge, AL.
Fought on 9 Aug 1862.
Fought on 16 Mar 1863.
Fought on 10 Apr 1863 at Antioch, TN.
Fought on 15 Oct 1863 at Widow's Ford, AL.
Fought on 15 Feb 1864 at Chattanooga, TN.
Fought on 25 Feb 1864 at Tunnel Hill, GA.
Fought on 25 Feb 1864 at Buzzard's Roost, GA.
Fought on 26 Feb 1864 at Buzzard's Roost, GA.
Fought on 18 May 1864 at Rome, GA.
Fought on 25 May 1864 at New Hope Church, GA.
Fought on 26 May 1864 at Dalton, GA.
Fought on 26 May 1864 at Dallas, GA.
Fought on 28 May 1864 at Dalton, GA.
Fought on 30 May 1864 at Dalton, GA.
Fought on 31 May 1864 at Ringgold, GA.
Fought on 4 Jun 1864 at Near Lost Mountain, GA.
Fought on 13 Jun 1864 at Kenesaw Mountain, GA.
Fought on 14 Jun 1864 at Kenesaw Mountain, GA.
Fought on 20 Jun 1864 at Kenesaw Mountain, GA.
Fought on 21 Jun 1864 at Kenesaw Mountain, GA.
Fought on 23 Jun 1864 at Kenesaw Mountain, GA.
Fought on 24 Jun 1864 at Kenesaw Mountain, GA.
Fought on 27 Jun 1864 at Kenesaw Mountain, GA.
Fought on 30 Jun 1864 at Kenesaw Mountain, GA.
Fought on 1 Jul 1864 at Kenesaw Mountain, GA.
Fought on 10 Jul 1864 at Chattahoochee River, GA.
Fought on 19 Jul 1864 at Peach Tree Creek, GA.
Fought on 20 Jul 1864 at Peach Tree Creek, GA.
Fought on 21 Jul 1864 at Peach Tree Creek, GA.
Fought on 22 Jul 1864 at Peach Tree Creek, GA.
Fought on 5 Aug 1864 at Near East Point, GA.
Fought on 5 Aug 1864 at Atlanta, GA.
Fought on 7 Aug 1864 at East Point, GA.
Fought on 13 Aug 1864 at East Point, GA.
Fought on 13 Aug 1864 at Atlanta, GA.
Fought on 14 Aug 1864 at Near Atlanta, GA.
Fought on 21 Aug 1864 at Near East Point, GA.
Fought on 21 Aug 1864 at Atlanta, GA.
Fought on 1 Sep 1864 at Jonesboro, GA.
Fought on 21 Sep 1864.
Fought on 10 Oct 1864.
Fought on 15 Oct 1864.
Fought on 24 Oct 1864 at Atlanta, GA.
Fought on 25 Nov 1864 at Atlanta To Savannah, GA.
Fought on 29 Nov 1864 at Near Louisville, KY.
Fought on 30 Nov 1864.
Fought on 24 Dec 1864 at Nashville, TN.
Fought on 1 Feb 1865 at Sister's Ferry, GA.
Fought on 1 Feb 1865 at Near Sister's Ferry, GA.
Fought on 13 Mar 1865.
Fought on 16 Mar 1865 at Averysboro, NC.
Fought on 18 Mar 1865 at Bentonville, NC.
Fought on 19 Mar 1865 at Bentonville, NC.
Fought on 23 Mar 1865.
Fought on 30 Mar 1865.
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