This is a section of the book Tallmans In The Civil War. This is the appendix, which includes some extra pictures, authors acknowledgements, notes, and sources. You can read on, or click here to browse the rest of the book.

Tallmans In The Civil War - Appendix

Silas German’s Squirrel Hunter’s discharge:

Squirrel Hunters Discharge

A. German Andersonville, prison Hospital Register, Priv. “A”, 72 Ohio:


A. German his release from Andersonville prison in April ‘65’:


Special Thanks goes out to the following: Wendy Deakins for her introduction to the Hillsdale, Michigan Tallman’s; To Mary Martin for providing the photographs and the additional information on the German brothers; and to Ann Van Leeuwen a descendant of Byron Talman for permission to use her story and photographs of Byron.


  1. After Isaac Tallman moved to Monroe Co., NY some of his sons chose to drop an “L” from their surname. The exact reason is unknown, however, Isaac did not.
  2. Officers & non-commissioned officers of each company were elected by the men of the Regiment when they were formed and went to train. Often the Regiment commander was appointed by the Governor of the State.
  3. Conn. Sunday, Oct. 24, 1934 “Middletown Press” – “News, Notes and Social Events”, Mr. Edward R. Murrow was married to Janet Huntington Brewster, Saturday afternoon at 4:oo o’clock by Rev. Dr. Frank F. German in the brides home.
  4. All unaccredited photographs are the property of Jon Tallman.


  1. Individual Military Records
  2. From Dyer’s Compendium
  3. “Records of Service of Michigan Volunteers in the Civil War,” The Michigan Legislature, Published 1903
  4. “A Standard History of Erie County Ohio, Vol. II,” Hewson L. Peeke, Published 1916
  5. “History of the Fourth Regiment Minnesota Infantry Volunteers,” Alonzo L. Brown, Published 1892
  6. New York State Military Museum and Veterans Research Center
  7. Prison records of Andersonville, Georgia 1862-1865
  8. “The Union army: a history of military affairs in the loyal states, 1861-65 Records of the regiments in the Union army,  Cyclopedia of battles Memoirs of commanders and soldiers,” Vol. II, Madison, WI, Federal Pub. Co., Published 1908.
  9. The following newspapers: - Monroe County Mail, St. Paul Dispatch, Poughkeepsie Daily Eagle, The Pine Plains Registrar
  10. “Battle of Cedar Creek,” Cedar Creek Battlefield Foundation, Published 2006
  11. Research & collections of the Rutherford B. Hayes Museum, Fremont, Ohio
  12. Wikipedia
  13. Ann Van Leeuwen, descendant of Byron Talman
  14. Mary Martin, for the German brothers
  15. Wendy Deakins for William Henry Tallman

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