Tuesday, December 02, 2008

Martin R. Greerman

Martin R. Greerman, also known as “Greenman,” was born 1845 in Muskegon, Muskegon County, Michigan, possibly the son of Bryan (b. 1813) and Matilda (b. 1810).

New York native Bryan married Canadian Matilda and by 1844 was living in Michigan. In 1860 there was a Martin Greenman attending school with his siblings and living with his family in Gaines, Kent County.

Martin stood 5’8” with black eyes, dark hair and a florid complexion, and was 18 years old and probably living in Gaines, Kent County when he enlisted in Company K on January 6, 1864, at Grand Rapids for 3 years, and was mustered on January 9 at Corunna, Shiawassee County.

He joined the Regiment on February 17 at Camp Bullock, Virginia and was killed in action on May 6, 1864, at the Wilderness, Virginia. He was presumably buried among the unknown soldiers at the Wilderness.

No pension seems to be available.

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