BIOGRAPHIES OF SIOUX COUNTY
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WILLIAM CORCORAN

William was born in 1835 at County Tyrone, Ulster, Ireland. He enlisted, as a Private, on 4 September 1863 and reported to Company F, New York 17th Infantry on 13 October 1863. He was transferred to 48th Company, 2nd Infantry on 22 January 1864. William spent many years as a soldier involved in many military pursuits up through the Indian Wars. In the 1890 Veterans Census he is living at Fort Abraham Lincoln in Morton County. William died on 22 July 1893 of apoplexy in Fort Yates and is buried at St. Peters Catholic Cemetery. The Cemeteries of Sioux County records: "Co F 12th US Inf died at Ft. Yates, ND Jul 22, 1893 58yr 4mo 5da "To a faithful soldier who served his country for thirty years, this stone is erected by his comrades of Co. F 12 US Infantry"." As of September 2015 there is no picture of his headstone. Burial.


JOHN W. CRAMSIE

John was an Indian agent for about twenty-five years at several stations but he did spend some time as the agent at Standing Rock Reservation in the late 1800's. He was born in Pennsylvania about 1839. On 2 November 1861 at Fort Snelling in Minnesota he enlisted as a Private in Company C, Bracketts Battalion, Curtis Horse Regiment in Minnesota Cavalry. He also served for a time in Company K 5th Iowa Cavalry Regiment. He re-enlisted on 31 December 1863 and at the end of the Civil War he was discharged on 24 May 1866 at Fort Snelling. References have him as a Private, Full Corporal, Sergeant, and Major. He started drawing a Civil War Pension in Dakota Territory on 7 September 1889. John died on 9 November 1920 at St. Paul, Ramsey County, Minnesota.
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