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J W MILLIGAN

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J W MILLIGAN

Posted: 10 Oct 2006 7:55AM GMT
Classification: Obituary
Surnames: Milligan
Crawfordsville Review
Jan 4, 1916 Tuesday

of Clarks Hill has just received word of the death of T. W. Milligan at his home in Netawaka, KS Thursday Dec 30, 1915 from hardening of the arteries. He was confined to his bed for three months and had been blind two years previous to his death. He was born at Prairieville, Indiana May 6, 1843. Accompanied by FM Lindsay; John E. Loveless and Charles Loveless he made an overland trip to Kansas leaving Clarks Hill in September 1869 with a two-horse covered wagon equipped for hunting. He located in Jackson County, KS where he has continued to reside. He enlisted in May 1861 when there was a call for 9--day Soldiers for the union. When his time of enlistment had expired, he returned home. When Co G, 20th Indiana formed soon after his return he was prevented from reenlisting by a severe attack of typhoid fever. He enlisted in Co. G 72nd Indiana 26 July 1862 and served until the close of the war. He was captured and confined in Libby prison one month and Andersonville for 12 months. He was on the Sultana when it was blown-up on the Mississippi River April 27, 1865 with 2000 soldiers on board and he floated 13 miles down the river on part of the wreckage. A short time after being rescued and taken to the hospital at Memphis he became unconscious and remained so several hours. He is survived by the widow, Amelia, a daughter Mary Stroud and two brothers, William Milligan of Kansas City and John W. of Clark's Hill. The deceased will be better known as "Buck" Milligan to some of the older residence of Clarks' Hill who knew him in youth. He lived an exemplary life and died rich in the esteem of all. The remains will be buried at Circleville Kansas Sunday.

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