The Trowbridge Genealogy; History of the Trowbridge Family in America

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9781236297396: The Trowbridge Genealogy; History of the Trowbridge Family in America
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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1908 Excerpt: ...engaged in the battle of Sabine Cross Roads, Pleasant Hill and Cane River, which were the principal battles of that campaign. His regiment was then transferred to Virginia, and was with General Sheridan at the battles of Winchester and Cedar Creek. He later received his discharge at Fort Porter, Buffalo, June 28, 1865, having participated in nine battles, besides a number of skirmishes. He was never excused from duty on account of sickness but one day during his two years and ten months of service. Mr. Trowbridge resided in Buffalo until 1867, when he went with the tide of emigration towards the South. He passed the winter at Quincy, Ill., and the following spring went down the river twenty-five miles to Hannibal, Mo. He there met his future wife, who at that time was a mission teacher in the free colored schools of Missouri. They resided in Hannibal only about two years after their marriage, when, because of the failure of Mrs. Trowbridge's health, they were advised to go North, which they did, going at once to Mankato, Minn., where they lived until about 1895, when they came to Minneapolis, Minn. In May, 1900, he removed to Anoka, Minn., seventeen miles from Minneapolis, where he began poultry raising on a large scale. He continued in that business until a few years ago, when he entered the National Soldiers' Home in Milwaukee, Wis. He has been captain of a company at the home for the past two years and still holds that position, with a prospect of its indefinite continuance. Captain Trowbridge voted for Stephen A. Douglas in 1860 and has been a consistent Democrat ever since. He has never allied himself with any church denomination, but has always believed in and practiced the Golden Rule. Children: i. Anna Pearl, b. June 12. 1870; d. Nov. 4. 1870. ii. C...

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