Biography of Milton C. Mapes
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MILTON C. MAPES, son of David B. and Frances (Day) Mapes, was born January 22, 1848. He was married April 22, 1883, with Mary, daughter of Frank and Lovina (Foster) Everett, born December 5, 1864. They have three children; Maud, born February 6, 1884, died March 7, 1889; Edith, born December 22, 1887; David B., born February 28, 1891. Mr. Mapes has followed blacksmithing as a business all his life and at present he owns and conducts a shop at East Waverly. He enlisted as a soldier in the late war at Scranton, Pa., March 8, 1863, in Company G., 50th Pennsylvania regiment, under Capt. Charles Forbes and Col. William H. Telford. The regiment was assigned to Stephens' brigade, Wilcox's division of the 9th corps of the army of the Potomac, and participated in the historic engagements at Potomac, S. C., May 29, 1862; second Bull Run, August 30, 1862; Chantilly, September 1, 1862; South Mountain, September 14, 1862; Antietam, September 17, 1862; Jackson, July 19, 1863; Blue Springs, October 10, 1863; Campbell's Station, November 17 to December 5, 1863; Wilderness May Sand 7, 1864; North Anna, May 23 to 27, 1864; Cold Harbor, June 1 and 12, 1864; Petersburg, June 15, 1864, and April 2, 1865; Mine ex plosion, June 30, 1864; Weldon railroad, August 19 to 21, 1864; Preble farm, September 30 and October 1, 1864. By order of the secretary of war, on the recommendation of General Grant, this regiment was ordered to represent the infantry service of the army in the service of laying the corner stone of the national monument at Gettysburg, Pa., July 4, 1865. Mr. Mapes was honorably discharged near Georgetown, D. C., August 1, 1865.

From:
OUR COUNTY AND ITS PEOPLE
A MEMORIAL HISOTRY OF TIOGA COUNTY
NEW YORK
EDITED BY: LEROY W. KINGMAN
W. A. FERGUSSON & CO. ELMIRA, N. Y., 189?


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