John Burhyte COREY
- Born: Abt 1826, Barton, Tioga Co., New York 2 3 4
- Marriage: Hannah BURHYTE on 31 October 1849 in Fond Du Lac, Fond Du Lac Co., Wisconsin 1
- Died: 3 February 1863, Richmond, Richmond Co., Virginia about age 37 2 5
1860 Federal Census enumerated July 23, 1860 for Empire, Fond Du Lac County, Wisconsin, page 418, #883/879 also shows John F. Burhy age 44 born in New York; Tunis male age 14 born in NY; and Adeline female age 11 born in Wisconsin residing at same address. Spelling on John F. is as written on the census.
Transcribed from a personal diary of Mary Elizabeth Allen, in possession
of Lorena (Colson) Borough in 1983.
For the year 1863:
"Died in Libby Prison Richmond, February 3, 1863 Mr. John Corey, Husband of
Mrs. Hannah Corey"
In addition: NATIONAL ARCHIVES, WASHINGTON, DC, CIVIL WAR SERVICE AND
PENSION FILE; John B. Corey, (information copied by Phillip D. Colson, Jul.
"On 14 August 1862 at Fond Du Lac, Wis. John B. Corey enlisted as
a Private of Capt. Alexander White's Co. A, 21st Reg. Wis. Vol. his age
when enlisting was given as 36 years. He was 5'6" tall, had blue eyes and
black hair and a light complexion and his occupation was listed as farmer.
About 14 December 1862, prior to the battle of Stone River in Tennessee,
John came down with pneumonia and was sent to the Reg. Hospital near
Jefferson, Tenn. On 30 December 1862 while confined in the hospital, he
was captured by Confederate forces. John was sent to Richmond, VA where on
16 January 1863 he was admitted to the C.S.M. Prison hospital. He died
there, 03 February 1863."
FROM: COMPENDIUM OF THE WAR OF THE REBELLION, P. 1682.
21st REGIMENT INFANTRY.
Organized at Oshkosh, Wis., and mustered in September 5, 1862. Left State
for Cincinnati, Ohio, September 11, thence to Covington, Ky., and to
Louisville, Ky., September 15. Duty In the fortification of Louisville
September 18-October 1. Attached to 28th Brigade, 3rd Division. Army of
the Ohio, September, 1362. 28th Brigade, 3rd Division, 1st Army Corps, Army
of the Ohio, to November, 1862. 3rd Brigade, 1st Division, Centre 14th Army
Corps. Army of the Cumberland, to January, 1863. 3rd Brigade, 1st
Division, 14th Army Corps, Army of the Cumberland, to April, 1863. 2nd
Brigade, 1st Division, 14th Army Corps, to April, 1864. 1st Brigade, 1st
Division, 14th Army Corps, to June, 1865.
SERVICE.-Pursuit of Bragg to Crab Orchard, Ky ., October 1-16, 1862.Battle
of Perryville, Ky., October 8.Guard duty at Mitchellsville till December 7.
Moved to Nashville, Tenn., and duty there till December 26. Advance on
Murfreesboro December 26-30. Jefferson December 30. Battle of Stone’s River
December 30-31, 1862, and January 1-3, 1863. Duty at Murfreesboro till
June, Expedition to McMinnville April 20-30, Middle Tennessee (or,
Tullahoma) Campaign June 23-Jul, 7. Hoover’s Gap June 24-26. Occupation of
Middle Tennessee till August 16. Passage of the Cumberland Mountains and
Tennessee River and Chickamauga (Ga.) Campaign August 16-September 22.
Davis Cross Roads, near Dug Gap, September 11. Battle of Chickamauga
September 19-21. Rossville Gap September 21. Siege of Chattanooga September
24-November 23. Chattanooga-Ringgold Campaign November 23-27. Orchard
Knob November 23-24. Mission Ridge November 25. Reconnoissance to Cooper’s
Gap November 30-December 3. Atlanta (Ga.) Campaign May 1 to September 8,
1864. Demonstrations on Rocky Faced Ridge May 8-11. Battle of Resaca May
14-15. Advance on Dallas May 18-25. Operations on line of Pumpkin Vine
Creek and battles about Dallas, New Hope Church and Allatoona Hills May
25-June 5. Pickett's Mills May 27. Operations about Marietta and against
Kenesaw Mountain June 10-July 2. Pine Hill June 11-14. Lost Mountain June
15-17. Assault on Kenesaw, June 27. Ruff's Station July 4. Chattahoochie
River July 5-17. Buckhead, Nancy's Creek, July 18. Peach Tree Creek July
19-20. Siege of Atlanta July 22-August 25. Utoy Creek August 5-7. Flank
movement on Jonesboro August 25-30.Near Red Oak August 29. Battle of
Jonesboro August 31-September 1. Operations against Hood In North Georgia
and North Alabama September 30-November 3. March to the sea November
15-December 10. Siege of Savannah December 10-21. Campaign of the
Carolinas January to April, 1865. Taylor's Hole Creek, Averysboro, N. C.,
March 16. Battle of Bentonville March 19-21. Occupation of Goldsboro
March 24. Advanace on Raleigh April 10-14. Occupation of Raleigh April 14.
Bennett's House April 26. Surrender of Johnston and his army. March to
Washington, D. C., via Richmond, Va., April 29-May 17. Grand review, May
24. Mustered out June 8 and discharged from service June 17, 1865.
Regiment lost during service 5 Officers and 117 Enlisted men killed and
mortally wounded and 3 Officers and 180 Enlisted men by disease. Total 305.
Scanned by Phillip D. Colson.
WISCONSIN ABSTRACT OF PROBATE
Source: Register in Probate
Location: Fond du Lac County
File Name: John B. Corey
Number: File 429
Date of Filing: 9 April 1866
Subject: Petition for Letters of Administration
Petitioner: John B. Burhyte
John B. Corey died at Richmond, Virginia on February 3, 1862(sic). The administrator of his estate was John B. Burhyte of Empire. John B. Corey's personal property was valued at $300.00. His real estate was valued at $2400.00.(78 acres in the Town of Taycheedah). His heirs were his widow, who had since married John M. Doby, and one child.
DATE 3 FEB 1863
PLAC Died in confederate prison.
PAGE Page 166
TEXT "Pris. Jefferson; died Mar. 18, '63, Richmond, Va., disease."
John married Hannah BURHYTE, daughter of Tunis I. BURHYTE and Margaret CRAWFORD, on 31 October 1849 in Fond Du Lac, Fond Du Lac Co., Wisconsin.1 (Hannah BURHYTE was born on 20 October 1822 in , , New York 6 and died on 12 May 1878 in , Fond Du Lac Co., Wisconsin.)
Wedding performed by John T. Burhyte, Justice of the Peace, brother of the bride and cousin of the groom.