Photos (2) Add Images
Connected Pages Add Page
Links Add Link
Share Justus's Memorial page on Facebook
About this page
Anyone can contribute to this page. Please sign in or sign up—it's free.
There are no facts. Add Fact
Private Justus Simpson, Company G of 152nd NY Volunteers
"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." (From Whither thou Goest by Patrick Simpson).
“The Battle of South Mills”
“Lewis Simpson had been in the Union Army only seven months and was part of Reno’s forces. Reno’s two brigades consisted of an artillery detachment and five infantry detachments. Lewis’s 625-man Eighty-ninth New York Volunteers regiment was in Col. Rush Hawkins’s brigade, along with the Ninth New York, or “Hawkins’s Zoaves” and the Sixth New Hampshire. Lt. Col. Thomas S. Bell led Reno’s Second Brigade. (From Whither thou Goest by Patrick D. Simpson).
JUSTUS L. SIMPSON was born in Otsego County, New York, May 16, 1837
Newton County, McClellan Township. From A History of Warren, Benton, Jasper & Newton Counties, 1883. JUSTUS L. SIMPSON was born in Otsego County, New York, May 16, 1837. He is one of seven children of William and Lovina A. (Young) Simpson, natives of New York. He received his education in the common schools of his native state. At the age of ten, he was adopted by S. Platt, with whom he lived until twenty-one. He then worked by the month until 1862, when he enlisted in Company G, One Hundred and Fifty-second New York Volunteer Infantry, and served with the regiment until discharged February 24, 1865. He participated in all marches of his regiment, being under Gen. Dix at the siege of Suffolk in the Peninsular campaign. During the New York riots, his regiment was ordered out, after which they were transferred to the Army of the Potomac, under Gen. Grant. He was at the battles of the Wilderness, Spottsylvania Court House, and, while charging the enemy's works at Hanover Court House, received a gunshot wound in the leg, which laid him up eighteen months, and from the effects of which he has never entirely recovered. On December 22, 1869, he married Susan E. Clemans, of Wayne County,New York, the daughter of Lorenzo D. and Sarah (Kelley) Clemens. Four children have been born to them, three of whom, Jennie A., Cora M. and Jesse R., survive. Romeo died in infancy. In 1875, Mr. Simpson came to McClellan Township, Newton County, Indiana, where he has since managed a cattle ranch for Lemuel Milk. It consists of 3,000 acres, upon which are several hundred cattle. In politics, Mr. Simpson is Republican, and one of the foremost men of the township.