Saturday, August 16, 2008

Private Justus Simpson, Company G of 152nd NY Volunteers

August 1862
Where: Spotsylvania and North Anna River 
"At twenty-five, Justus was five years older than Lewis and a little bigger and stronger. Apparently named after the Justus of Acts 18:7 ("one that worshiped god"), his occupation was listed as a farmer. He was five-feet-seven with a fair completion, gray eyes, and light hair. Two weeks later, Justus found himself in training at Camp Schuyler in German Flats at Herkimer, New York." (Text and photographs from from Whither thou Goest by Patrick Simpson. Originals at the Frazier Farmstead Museum. See the related "The Cross Story" from the Frazier Farmstead Museum website.


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