[Farmer, Post Office, Hager's Grove]
In the battles of Chickasaw Bayou, Arkansas Post, Jackson, Miss., Spainish Fort, Fort Blakely, and others of less importance, Mr. Glahn took a courageous and unfaltering part as a brave soldier of the Union. He was also in the siege of Vicksburg, assisted to dig a canal around that city and was at the final capture of the place. From the hardships he underwent there he was taken severely sick and lay in the hospital for two months. At last, after the close of the war, he was mustered out of the service at Columbus, Tex., in the fall of 1865, and formally discharged at St. Louis after a continuous service of more than three years, during which he smelt powder and heard the whistle of bullets on many a hard-fought field, where friend and foe alike lay dead or dying around him. He then returned to Shelby County and spent about two years, mainly recuperating his health, which his privations and hardships had greatly impaired.
In the fall of 1868 he was married to Miss Elizabeth J. Price, daughter of James Price, of Macon County, but recently of Kentucky. Mr. Glahn then located on a farm and went to work in dead earnest. The industry and thrift characteristic of the German people, of which he is one, have been characteristic of him as a farmer. Mr. Glahn has a good farm of nearly 200 acres, all under fence and in a good condition. He and his good wife have also been quite successful in their family. They have six children: Dora B., Harvey E., Webster D., George W., Julius S. and Charles H. They have lost but one, James A., who died at the age of about three years, this last February. He is a member of the G.A.R. and Mrs. G. is a member of the Christian Church.