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Date: 6/1/2005 at 12:44:56

Biography reproduced from page 526 of the History of Kossuth and Humboldt Counties, Iowa published in 1884:

Elijah Caulkins was born in New Hampshire, July 24, 1836. He lived in the home of his birth until 1856, when he removed to Vernon Co., Wis. He remained in that county until September, 1861, when he enlisted in the 1st Wisconsin Battery Light Artillery. He served until in October, 1864, when he was discharged. He participated in the battles of Tazewell and Chickamauga, Tenn., Chickasaw Bluffs, Port Gibson, Champion Hills and siege of Vicksburg, Miss. He was at Arkansas Post, Jan. 11, 1863. He was with Gen. Banks in the Red river expedition, thence to New Orleans, where he remained until discharged. He then returned to New Hampshire, where he lived until 1867, when he removed to Defiance Co., Ohio. In 1869 he removed to Kossuth Co., Iowa, and located on section 26, township 96, range 28, Portland township, where he now resides. He has 160 acres of good land, will improved. He was married in March, 1867, to Fannie Hoxey, born in Pennsylvania, Aug. 18, 1838. They have six children—Ella May, Carl E., Ordell H., Harmon L., Estella and John W.


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