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									                                 Civil War Veteran
                       Buried in Wilbur Springs Cemetery

1) Edward Townsend Madison                              B - 1827
                                                        D - June 17, 1902

Lt, Company K, 3rd Illinois Cavalry under the command of Colonel's Eugene Asa
Carr & Lafaytte McCrillis; Lt Colonel's James M. Ruggles & Robert H. Carnahan
and Major's John McConnell, Louis D. Hubbard, James H. O'Conner & John L.

He was born in Ireland to Emily Havens and Thomas Edwin Madison and came to
the United States as a young man, settling in Illinois. He enlisted in the Union
Army on August 27, 1861 at Camp Butler, Illinois and fought in the following
battles; Union General John C. Fremont's Campaign against Springfield (October
23 - November 2, 1861), Pea Ridge (March 6 - 8, 1862), Talbot's Ferry & White
River (April 19, 1862), Chickasaw Bayou (December 26 - 28, 1862), Chickasaw
Bluff (December 29, 1862), Arkansas Post (January 10- 11, 1863), Port Gibson
(May 1, 1863), Champion's Hill (May 16, 1863), Big Black River Bridge (May 17,
1863), Assault & Siege of Vicksburg (May 18 - July 4, 1863), Operations in
western Louisiana (October 3 - November 30, 1863), Holly Springs (February 12,
1864), Okolona (February 18, 1864), Tishoming Creek (June 10, 1864), Camargo's
Cross Roads (July 13, 1864), Memphis (August 21, 1864), Franklin (November 30,
1864), Nashville (December 15 - 16, 1864) & Operations against Indians in
Minnesota and Dakota Territories (July 4 - October 1, 1865). The regiment
mustered out on October 18, 1865 at Springfield, Illinois. The following year,
1866, he crossed the plains to California, settling in the Indian Valley area of
Colusa County in the Town of Sulfur Creek in Wilbur Springs. He worked for
Tilden Jones at his ranch, which consisted of 160 acres, 28 miles southwest of
Williams. He also owned a small lot of land in the Town of Sulfur Creek, which
was 18,000 square feet with a cabin. Tilden Jones asked him if he could do extra
chores for him in place of William Roe, who accidentally cut himself while
marking hogs. While he was feeding cattle, he passed away at the age of 74 years
and was buried on a hill in a sepulcher (burial vault) dug in the rocks. He never
married and was very well liked by the residents of Sulfur Creek. He is the only
Civil War Veteran buried in the Sulfur Creek Area.

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