Cpl Levi Alden
Levi Alden name: Alden, Levi
aka:   
Rank: Cpl 
Branch: Union 
Regiment: Co. E & F, 35th Regiment, Wisconsin Infantry
Cemetery: Oakhill Cemetery, Janesville, Rock, Wisconsin 
Sec-plot: 98-9-1 
Service: 1/18/1864 - 3/15/1866
Birth: 7/24/1815 Claremont, Sullivan, New Hampshire
Death: 11/23/1893 Madison, Dane, Wisconsin
Notes: Mustered out at Brownsville, Texas

Volume: 02
Page Number: 374
Reference: Memorial of the des. of John Alden. By Eben. Alden. Randolph, Ms, 1867. (164p.):42, 80
(John Alden was on the Mayflower) 
 
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Levi Alden

Levi Alden, the son of Levi and Boadicia (Warner) Alden, was born at Claremont, N.H., July 24, 1815. He was of Mayflower ancestry, being sixth in decent from John Alden, one of the signers of the compact in the cabin of the ship Mayflower in 1620. His father, Levi Alden, removed with his father, John Alden, from Warwick, Mass., to Claremont, N.H., between 1781 and 1790. He was a man of extensive business. Besides conducting a large farm, he operated a brickyard, manufactured earthenware and carried on blacksmithing. His maternal ancestors were early settlers in Connecticut, several of them serving in the Revoluntionary war.

Levi Allden, the subject of our sketch, was educated at Unity Scientific and Military academy at Unity, N.H., and at Union college, at Schenectady, N.Y., graduating with the class of 1844. After leaving college he was principal of Cayuga institute, at Cayuga Bridge, N.Y., for one year. In 1845 Mr. Alden removed to Janesville, Wis., arriving on July 4. In August, 1845, in partnership with E. A. Stoddard, he established the "Janesville Gazette," the first copy appearing about August 14, 1885. The "Gazette" was published by Alden & Stoddard, Alden & Tompkins, Alden & Gratton, Levi Alden and Alden & Holt, successively, until March 17, 1855, when Mr. Alden sold out his interest to Charles Holt. During a portion of this time, Mr. Alden was principal of the Janesville academy. He operated the first telegraph line between Janesville and Milwaukee. In 1856, he served as a member of the ninth session of the Wisconsin state legislature. From 1858 to 1866, he was clerk of the circuit court for Rock county, and was admitted to the Rock County Bar Association, December 3, 1866. He was auditor of public printing for the state of Wisconsin, at Madison, Wis., from 1867 to 1873, when he engaged as associate editor of the "Wisconsin State Journal" (David Atwood, proprietor), at Madison, till 1890. He belonged to the Whig, afterward the Republican party, and was a staunch Republican to the day of his death and never failed to cast his vote. He was a regular attendant of the Universalist services in Janesville till the society became merged into the Unitarian church (All Souls), which he also attended. He was a charter member of the First Unitarian church at Madison, Wis., and one of its trustees.

Levi Aldenwas married, July 26, 1843, at Fleming, N.Y., to Sarah Ann Leach, daughter of Winslow and Esther (Southworht) Leach. Mrs. Alden died at Madison, Wis., January 23, 1873. Their children were: Mary E., who married George JUDKINS, of Claremont, N.H.; Frances B., who married Frank C. COOK, of Janesville, Wis.; Louisa J., who married Dr. Theodore W. Evans, of Madison, Wis.; Sarah L., who married Dr. Henry S. Hall, of Washington, D.C.; and Hattie L. Aldlen, unmarried. Levi Alden died at Madison, Wis., November 23, 1893.

Source: Rock County, Wis. by William Fiske Brown, (c)1908, pp. 894-895


  35th Regiment, Wisconsin Infantry1

Organized at Milwaukee, Wis., and mustered in February 27, 1864. Ordered to Alexandria, La., April 18. Moved to Benton Barracks,
Mo., thence to New Orleans, La., April 26. Ordered to report to Gen. Williams at Port Hudson, La., arriving there May 7. Attached to
1st Brigade, 3rd Division, 19th Army Corps, Dept. of the Gulf, to December, 1864. 4th Brigade, Reserve Corps, Military Division
West Mississippi, to February, 1865. 1st Brigade, 3rd Division, Reserve Corps, Military Division West Mississippi, February, 1865. 1st Brigade, 3rd Division, 13th Army Corps (New), Milltary Division West Mississippi, to July, 1865. Dept. of Texas to March, 1866.

SERVICE.-Duty at Port Hudson, La., till June 27, 1864. Moved to Morganza, La., June 27, and duty there till July 24. Moved to St. Charles, Ark., July 24, and duty there till August 6. Return to Morganza August 6-12. Expedition to Simsport October 1-10. Moved to Devall's Bluff, Ark., October 11-18. To Brownsville November 9, and guard Memphis & Little Rock Railroad till December 12. Moved to Devall's Bluff December 12, and duty there till February 7, 1865. Moved to Algiers, La., February 7, thence to Mobile Point, Ala., February 22. Campaign against Mobile and its defences March 17-April 12. Siege of Spanish Fort and Fort Blakely March 26-April 8. Assault on and capture of Fort Blakely , April 9. Occupation of Mobile April 12. March to McIntosh Bluff April 13-26. Moved to Mobile May 9, and duty there till June 1. Moved to Brazos Santiago, Texas, June 1-8, thence to Clarksville June 20, and to Brownsville August 2. Duty at Brownsville till March, 1866. Mustered out March 15, 1866.

Regiment lost during service 2 Enlisted men killed and 3 Officers and 271 Enlisted men by disease. Total 276.

1 Source: National Park Service, Soldiers and Sailors System; "A Compendium of the War of the Rebellion" by Frederick H. Dyer,Cosmas; An Army for Empire : The United States Army in the Spanish American War by A. Graham, (Shippensburg, PA: White Mane Publishing Co., 1993).

 
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