Today, the 1890's. A long list, on which the final name as the decade began to close out reminds of the great dual tragedies of the century, a civil war and a presidential assassination.
G. Collins Lyon. Acting Inspector General; Chief Provost Marshall; detailed for duty with General Willcox; Commanded District of Indiana and Michigan; resigned and honorably discharged, Oct. 13, 1864. Died: Jan. 19.
Charles C. Smith. Resigned Feb. 14, 1863. Died: Apr. 17, age 62. Burial: Bell Branch Cemetery, Redford.
John Goldsmith. Resigned, Jan. 24, 1863, honorably discharged. Died: Apr. 7, age 51. Burial: Oakhill Cemetery, Grand Rapids.
John A. Gordon. Acting Assistant Provost Marshal, Detroit, May 1863–May 1864. Mustered out at expiration of term of service, California, Jun. 30, 1864. Hotel proprietor in San Diego. Died: Apr. 23, 1891, age 54. Burial: San Francisco National Cemetery.
James W. Romeyn. Resigned commission Oct. 16 or 17, 1862. Served in Military Department of Michigan, May 6, 1865-Apr. 17, 1869. Officer of association to erect Soldiers and Sailors Monument at Campus Martius in Detroit. Representative,1869-1870, Senator in 1871-1872 and 1883, Michigan Legislature. Member, first Detroit Board of Education, 1881. Consul to Chile, 1889. Died Feb. 26, 1891, age 51, in New York City. Burial: Elmwood Cemetery, Detroit.
Charles S. Draper. Resigned commission Mar. 19, 1863, on account of wounds. Appointed Second Lieutenant, Veteran’s Reserve Corps; promoted to First Lieutenant. Resigned, Jan. 1865. Regent, University of Michigan. Died: Aug. 6, age 50. Burial: Oak Hill Cemetery, Pontiac.
John M. Norvell. Chief of Staff, 3rd Division, II Corps, through Appomattox. Brevet Lieutenant Colonel, Apr. 9, 1865, “for meritorious service in the recent campaign terminating with the surrender of the insurgent army.” Brevet Captain and Major, Mar. 2, 1867, “for gallant and meritorious service in the battles of Gettysburg, and Wilderness.” First Lieutenant, 31st U.S. Infantry, Jul. 28, 1866, serving until Dec. 29, 1890. Died: Dec. 18. Burial: Elmwood Cemetery, Detroit.
Rowan Summers. Resigned Mar. 14, 1863, honorably discharged. Died: July 25, age 72. Burial: Mount Evergreen Cemetery, Jackson.
Jonas H. Titus, Jr. Resigned, Jan. 14, 1863. Died: Apr. 2, 1895. Burial: Oakwoods Cemetery, Chicago, Ill.
Jonathan W. Childs. Resigned commission and honorably discharged, Nov. 25, 1862. Died: May 25, 1896, Hanover, Md., age 62. Burial: Arlington National Cemetery.
Christopher C. Augur. Brevet Brigadier General and Major General, U.S. Army, for gallant services in the war. Colonel, 12th U.S. Infantry, 1866, Brigadier General, U.S. Army, 1869. Commanded military departments in West and South, retired,1885. Officer in charge of escort of President Lincoln's body from Peterson House to the White House on April 15, 1865. Died: Jan. 16, age 76. Burial: Arlington National Cemetery.