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 Posted: Sun Apr 18th, 2010 02:19 pm
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I found Walter at a VT. Civil war web site......

Honsinger, Walter L., 7th MI INF, enl, Watrousville, MI, 9/9/62, pow, Robinson River, 10/8/63, Andersonville, d/prison 7/17/64
born: abt 1840, Alburg, VT; died: 07/17/1864; buried: Andersonville National Cemetery, GA

Does the information above match your family history.....He enlist at Watrousville Mi. in Sept of 1862 and is capture at Robinson River in Oct 1863 and then dies in July 1864 at Andersonville ...There are some mismatches lin they got him in the 7th MI. inf instead of the 7th MI. cav. and his death date is off by a day and they have him born in 1840 instead of 1841......but this is not usual in genealogy reseach for human error does happen in record keeping...They have him buried at Andersonville too. but there's a graveyard in Watrousvilles that has him buried there. Form this information Walter did live near Watrousville MI...

Here's the link to that VT. Civil War site...

Robinson River is in Virginia, in Madison County...

Here a book form 1902 on the 7th Michigan cavalry.....passage for it....

Personal and historical sketches and facial history of and by ...

1902 - 304 pages
It was a night of August, in 1863, that two comrades, Walter Honsinger and William Hunter (I think) and myself were doing picket duty on the Rappahannock River at Bank's Ford. Our post was close to the river. Behind three small logs we ... - Book overview - No preview

The Robinson River flows into the Rappahannock river.... a link..

Found another confrims the VT. web site.....

Record of service of Michigan volunteers in the Civil War, 1861-1865

George H. Turner - 190?
Honsinger, Walter L., Watrousville. Enlisted in company C, Seventh Cavalry, as Corporal, Sept. 9, 1862, at Watrousville, for 3 years, age 22. Mustered Nov. 13, 1862. Taken prisoner at Robinson River, Va., Oct. 8, 1863. ... - Book overview - No preview

 The link......


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