A One-Name Study
for the BARNUM/BARNHAM Surname
Notes for Simon CLOUGH
Simon's first wife, Mathilda, may have died during the black diptheria epidemic in 1880. Simon wasted no time in marrying Jennie, who was only 17 according to the 1880 Census. They must have married between January and June of 1880, when he was 47.
The 1900 Census says he was 73, and born in February, 1827. The transcription of his headstone says 1829, but might have been misread.
The 1910 Census, says he was 76 and married for the 2nd time, for 29 years. He and Jennie had 1 child. He had his own Income and owned a farm, free of mortgage. He immigrated in 1860 and was a naturalized citizen. He was living next door to Robert and Ethel Clough and Marietta Burt, in Wrightstown.
Name: Simon Clough; Enlistment Date: 26 August 1864; Distinguished Service; Side Served: Union; State Served: Wisconsin; Unit Numbers: 3121; Service Record: Enlisted as a Private in the 4th Light Artillery Regiment Wisconsin on 26 August 1864; Mustered out 4th Light Artillery Regiment Wisconsin on 03 July 1865 in Richmond, VA; Regimental History: Fourth Light Battery WISCONSIN (3-YEARS).
The Fourth Light Battery was organized at Beloit, Sept. 14, 1861, and was sent to Camp Utley, Racine, Sept. 19. It was; mustered in Oct. 1 and left the state Jan. 21, 1862, for Washington, but was sent at once to Fortress Monroe, where it was put in charge of the barbette guns and spent the summer.
It had the honor of firing the gun "Union" during the engagement between the Monitor and Merrimac. When fully equipped it was sent to Camp Hamilton near Hampton, Va., and was engaged there in garrison duty until Jan. 11, 1863. It was then ordered to Suffolk and assisted in the defense against Longstreet during April.
It was at West Point during May, constructing fortifications, and joined Keyes' expedition toward Richmond in June, a junction with Dix's forces being effected on the 29th. The battery went into camp at Yorktown July 10, was ordered to Gloucester Point Aug. 25, and remained there until Oct. 11, when it was attached to Getty's command at Portsmouth for permanent duty.
It engaged in small expeditions and reconnaissances until April 23, 1864, when it was assigned to the artillery brigade, 1st division, 18th army corps which moved up the James River and took part in the two days engagements about Fort Clinton on the Appomattox. It was under fire at Proctor's Creek, near Drewry's Bluff and covered the army's rear as it retired.
It took position in the entrenchments on Bermuda Hundred where it remained until June 4, when it was attached to Kautz's cavalry division, with which it participated in the early assaults on Petersburg, at one time being exposed for 2 hours to a concentrated fire of 14 guns.
On July 8 the entire battery was converted into horse artillery and on the 27th the left section moved with the cavalry and participated in the battle of Malvern hill. The right section made a short expedition at the same time to Lighthouse Point on the James and on Aug. 4 went to Prince George Court House. The battery returned to Petersburg and was in numerous engagements with the Army of the Potomac in and about Richmond.
It was mustered out July 3, 1865. Its original strength was 151, Gain by recruits, 62; substitutes, 38; reenlistments, 43; total, 294. Loss by death, 24; missing, 1; desertion, 15, transfer, 1 discharge, 82; mustered out, 171. Source: The Union Army, vol. 4, p. 79.
Battles Fought: Fought on 29 September 1864 at Richmond, VA; Fought on 07 October 1864 at Darbytown Road, VA.
Simon was buried in South Lawrence Cemetery, Lawrence Township, Brown County, Wisconsin. Immigration: 1860 from Canada; the 1900 Census says he had resided in the US for 40 years. Residence: 11 Jun 1900, Wrightstown, Brown County, Wisconsin.
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