Saturday, October 22, 2011

Martin L. Squier In the Second MI Cavalry

While researching a soldier in the Second Michigan Cavalry, Norman Benedict, I found the book, "A Hundred Battles In The West," which was written about that unit.  Another soldier in the 2nd Michigan Cavalry was Martin L. Squier:

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Name: Martin Squier ,
Enlistment Place: Grand Rapids, Michigan
Enlisted as a Private on 25 Sept 1861 at the age of 31.
Enlisted in Co. C, 2nd Cav Reg Mich on 2 Oct 1861.
Promoted to Full Quartermaster Sgt on 3 Oct 1861.
"  Full 2nd Lieutenant on 15 Apr 1863.
" to Full 1st Lieutenant on 1 Mar 1864.
Promoted to Full Captain on 22 Oct 1864.
Discharged from Company C, 2nd Cavalry Regiment Mich. on 20 Nov 1865 at Macon, GA.

When the 2nd Cavalry was originally organized, Russell A. Alger was the Captain of Company "C":

Captain Russell A. Alger married a Squier descendant, Huldana Annette Henry.  She was a first cousin of Martin L. Squier who was the Captain of Company "C" at the end of the Civil War.

My grandkids are descendants of Wait and Hannah (Powell) Squier.

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