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(excerpted from the exhibit: "Gladly Laid Upon the Country's Altar": Methodists and the Civil War, by Christopher Anderson.)

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Private Ellis Franklin Biscoe

Birth: July 30, 1847 in St. Mary's County, Maryland
Student: Drew Theological Seminary, B.D. 1872
Minister: Louisiana/Newark Conferences – Methodist Episcopal Church
Unit: 11th Regiment, Maryland Infantry, Company D
Battle: Monocacy
Death: February, 1920

Frank Ambrose Goodwin

Birth: September 13, 1847 in Biddeford, Maine
Student: Drew Theological Seminary, 1873-1874
Minister: Indiana/South India Annual Conferences – MEC
Unit: Maine Infantry (Rank, Company and Unit unknown)
Battles: Unknown
Death: August 16, 1881

Private Nathan Lewis Guthrie

Birth: March 18, 1841 in Conneaut, Ohio
Student: Drew Theological Seminary, 1874-1875
Minister: Arizona Mission/East Ohio Annual Conferences – MEC
Unit: 120th Regiment, Ohio Infantry, Company K
Battles: Port Gibson and Vicksburg
Death: April 1, 1893

John P. Haller

Birth: June 14, 1843 in Frederick, Maryland
Student: Drew Theological Seminary, 1869-75
Minister: Troy Annual Conference of the Methodist Episcopal Church
Unit: 7th Regiment, Maryland Infantry (Rank and Company unknown)
Battles: Cold Harbor, Petersburg, and Appomattox Court House
Death: Date unknown

Private Henry Clay Langley

Birth: August 25, 1844 in Green County, Ohio
Student: Drew Theological Seminary, 1878-79
Minister: California/Colorado/Missouri Annual Conferences – MEC
Unit: 8th Regiment, Ohio Cavalry, Company D
Battles: Cedar Creek, Winchester, incarcerated at Libby Prison
Death: Dec. 24, 1922

Private Frank Miller

Birth: December 10, 1845 in Würzburg, Bavaria, Germany
Student: Drew Theological Seminary, B.D. 1876
Minister: New Jersey Annual Conference – Methodist Episcopal Church
Unit: Drummer for 6th Kentucky Infantry, 4th Kentucky Infantry
Battles: Chickamauga and Selma
Death: Date unknown

Private Edward H. Roys

Birth: October 2, 1844 in Canaan, Connecticut
Student: Drew Theological Seminary, 1873-75
Minister: New York Annual Conference – Methodist Episcopal Church
Unit: 2nd Regiment, Connecticut Heavy Artillery, Company F
Battles: Cold Harbor, Petersburg, and Appomattox Court House
Death: January 23, 1911

Private Phineas Grover Ruckman

Birth: April 26, 1842 in New Providence, New Jersey
Student: Drew Theological Seminary, B.D. 1872
Minister: Newark/Nebraska/Wyoming Annual Conferences – MEC
Unit: 30th Regiment, New Jersey Infantry, Company B
Battles: Chancellorsville and the Defense of Washington, DC
Death: November 26, 1912

Private Truman Weed

Birth: December 20, 1841 in Canton, Connecticut
Student: Drew Theological Seminary, B.D. 1877
Minister: Northern New York/South Kansas Annual Conferences – MEC
Unit: 48th Regiment, New York Infantry, Companies A, C, and D
Battles: Cold Harbor, Fort Fisher, and Wilmington
Death: Date unknown

Sources used for information on Drew student war veterans:

  • Alumni Record of Drew Theological Seminary, 1867-1925. NY: Methodist Book Concern, 1926.
  • National Park Service, Civil War Soldiers and Sailors System, http://www.itd.nps.gov/cwss/
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