Portrait and Biographical Album of Lee County, Iow
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. 1887 Excerpt: ...when he went back to Illinois and stayed in Jersey ville until August of that same year. About the time when many volunteers were joining the United States Army to assist in the preservation of a threatened Union Mr. Karhoff, deeply interested in the welfare of his adopted country, resolved to unite with the balance of the loyal North, and proffered his humble assistance as a soldier. He returned to St. Louis and enlisted in Co. D, 17th Mo. Vol. Inf., and marched with his comrades to the scene of conflict. He was in fourteen regular engagements, besides various skirmishes, sorties and dangerous marches, and was at the battles of Pea Ridge, Arkansas Post, the siege and capture of Vicksburg and Jackson, was at Mission Ridge and Lookout Mountain, or the "battle above the clouds," finally going to Chattanooga, where his regiment, under the command of Gen. Sherman, participated in his famous march southwestward. At the battle of Kennesaw Mountain, he was wounded by a rifle ball in the left thigh and taken to the hospital at Jeffersonville, Ind; thence was removed to St. Louis, and at the expiration of his term of service received an honorable discharge. He was also injured at Vicksburg and during a night march to Young's Point, being wounded in the right shoulder. This, although not considered serious at first, began to trouble him shortly after his arrival home. For two years he was unable to work, and has partially lost the use of his arm. On account of this wound he now receives a pension of 816 per month. As soon as he was able to do business Mr. Karhoff commenced to work at his trade. He did not follow this very long, however, but purchased a team, went up to St. Paul, Iowa, and engaged in buying butter, eggs and rags. He sold his butter and eggs ...
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