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 Posted: Tue Apr 6th, 2010 10:52 am
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I have a great, great uncle, Walter Honsinger, buried at Andersonville.  Does anyone else have someone buried there?  Anyone related to Walter?



 Posted: Fri Apr 16th, 2010 07:59 pm
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Hi,

Is Walter Honsinger buried at Juniata Township Cemetery. The cemetery is locally known as Watrousville .....Here a Link to the cemetery and the Names are in ABC order....

http://www.interment.net/data/us/mi/tuscola/watrous/index.htm

Walter Honsinger was born May 15, 1841 and died July 16, 1864 at Andersonville. The family must have rein-turned him here after the war..

Do you know what regiment Walter was in?

And there is a Walter Honsinger stil buried at Andersonville form Michigan..a link

http://www.michiganinthewar.org/anders.htm




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 Posted: Fri Apr 16th, 2010 08:26 pm
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I am guessing he was in 7th Michigan cavalry....

Walter L. Honsinger (First_Last)
Regiment Name 7 Michigan Cavalry
Side Union
Company C
Soldier's Rank_In Corp.
Soldier's Rank_Out Corp.



 Posted: Fri Apr 16th, 2010 11:19 pm
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My Walter Honsinger's family is from the thumb of Michigan and is definitely buried at Andersonville.  I visited there last summer.  He was in the 2nd Michigan Infantry, I believe.



 Posted: Fri Apr 16th, 2010 11:30 pm
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I just checked it out and, indeed, he was in the Michigan 7th Cavalry, died 7/17/1864.  Perhaps the two were cousins or somehow related.



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No, I think you have a mystery here with Walter Honsinger...below is the list of Honsingers that served in MI units...


1 Honsinger, Philip
Union 1st Regiment, Engineers and Mechanics, Michigan

2 Honsinger, Preston
Union 7th Regiment, Michigan Cavalry

3 Honsinger, Walter L.
Union 7th Regiment, Michigan Cavalry

4 Honsinger, William
Union 4th Regiment, Michigan Infantry (2nd organization)

I guess Preston and Walter are related....


Below is the man buried at Andersonville and back in Michigan....


Honsinger, Walter I. 7th Cavalry, Company C #3483

Honsinger, Walter L, b. 15 May 1841, d. 16 Jul 1864 at Andersonville Prison



It is the same man I would wager on....I bet the I instead of an L for middle initial is human error along with you having a death date being one day off....

The mystery is which grave is Walter's remains in?


I guess the grave in GA. is empty......or Walter's family got the wrong remains returned to them....

Enjoy your mystery....










 



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My brother and I have been busy trying to figure out what happened or who is buried where.  He is the official historian of the family and is retired so this will give him something to do.  I appreciate the info and I'll try to let you know what happened when - and if - we find out.

 

Scott Weber



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Hi,

Here's a web site that list burial site of MI. veterans form the civil war....

Phillip Honsinger is buried in the same Michigan Watrousville's graveyard as Walter in Michigan...I guess Phillip should be a relatives of yours too...The site has Walter buried at Andersonville..and Preston Honsinger is buried in Grand Junction, CO..Here is the link..

http://www.michiganinthewar.org/h.htm

If you could I would visit that graveyard at Watrousville



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Hi,

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...

http://vermontcivilwar.org/units/os/cemetery.php?input=a

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 ...
books.google.com - Book overview - No preview

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

http://books.google.com/books?id=IL8hAAAAMAAJ&q=Walter+Honsinger+7th+Michigan+Cavalry&dq=Walter+Honsinger+7th+Michigan+Cavalry&hl=en&ei=GwrLS6j0F4j09ASG-43wCw&sa=X&oi=book_result&ct=result&resnum=1&ved=0CDkQ6AEwAA

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. ...
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 The link......

http://www.google.com/webhp?sourceid=navclient&ie=UTF-8#hl=en&tbo=p&rlz=1R2ADRA_enUS358&tbs=bks%3A1&q=Walter+Honsinger+watrousville+MI&aq=f&aqi=&aql=&oq=Walter+Honsinger+watrousville+MI&gs_rfai=&fp=790ed84b32519b13




 


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Here is a link to a George w. Parmelee. He was capture along with Walter Honsinger at Robinson river in Oct 1863. It gives a brief history of his time being capture by the confederates. One can assume Walter Honsinger experience of being capture was similar George Parmelee's....




http://books.google.com/books?id=Gn_zjLaZsDsC&pg=PA981&dq=7th+Michigan+Cavalry+at+Robinson+river&lr=&cd=4#v=onepage&q&f=false





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