Message regarding Sargent John Cornwell Company A, 100th Ohio. John Cornwell was my Great, Great, Grand Uncle, by Marrage. His Wife Lindamine Calkins was my Great, Great, Grand Aunt. I am familiar with this family. My Great, Great Grandfather was Clark Lyman Calkins. This would be John Cornwell's Brother-in-Law. was bornJuly 11, 1837. He Married Linda Calkins on July 11, 1858. John enlisted in the Army, during the Civil War. He was captured on September 8, 1863 in Tenn, with 240 other soldiers, while guarding the railroad at Telford. He was taken to Andersonville Prison to be held until the end of the war. He died April 27th, 1865.
Lindamine Calkins Cornwell also had a brother that served during the Civil War. Her Brother, Augustus "Jesse" Calkins served with the 144th Ohio National Guard and was on duty at Wilmington, Delaware. After the War. Augustus was to be married. Friends and family were all gathered at the the home of Augustus' Parents (A.Elisha Calkins) in Pemberville, Ohio on the wedding day. Preperations were being made for the wedding, when the men decided to go out in the woods to cut some wood for the fires. They told Augustus to stay at the house and help the women, but he decided to Go out and help the other men Gather fire wood. Just as he entered the wood lot where the other men were, A tree they were cutting on fell and hit a spike in another tree. The spike flew through the air like a bullet and hit Augustus at the base of the head, killing him instantly, on his wedding day. My Great Great Grandfather, Clark Calkins, Lindamine's older brother was involved in the Copper-Head movement in Ohio. He and some other men enliste in the Confederate Army, and hopped a Train going down south. Just a few miles south of Perrysburg, Ohio, the train was wrecked, and Clark was badly injured. After a brief stay in the hospital, he was sent home. Best regards, Jack Shaw / firstname.lastname@example.org