william lake

Charlotte Lake Approved William’s 1864 Enlistment

On 1 December 1864 in Brunswick, Missouri, seventeen-year-old William Lake volunteered for a one year enlistment. He was assigned to the 49th Missouri Infantry. Being a minor, Lake was required to have permission to enlist. His mother, Sharlett[sic] Lake, made her mark on the permission form. Lake’s father was alive and well on 1 December […]


Truncating My Way From Missouri to Michigan

I’m pretty certain it indicates that Elzy Lake served in the “Forty-ninth Infantry, I-Mi.” And I’m not understanding why Ancestry.com in its “Union Soldier’s Compiled Service Records, 1861-1865” thought it necessary to truncate the name of the state from which the individual served. Because this makes it look like Elzy served from Michigan. I thought the days […]