Garrett Watson Luke
Garrett W. Luke was born in Albany Co., N. Y., May 22, 1842. When he was about twelve years of age, his parents moved to Boone Co., Ill., and resided there five years. They then moved to Jo Daviess county, where young Luke enlisted, August, 1862, in company K, 96th Illinois Infantry, serving till the war closed in 1865. He took part with his regiment in twenty-seven battles and skirmishes including Chickamauga, Look-out Mountain, Mission Ridge. Franklin, and was with Sherman as far as Atlanta, and at Nashville, at the surrender of Hood. On being discharged, he returned to Jo Daviess county, and in January, 1868, was married to Harriet F; Turner, born in Jo Daviess county, August, 1842. The next June, the young couple came to Franklin Co., Iowa, and settled on section 26, Reeve township, where they still reside. Six children have been born to them�Harry E., George F., Cora J, Edwin, Effie and Alice. Mr. Luke is a staunch republican, and is a member of the township board of trustees.
Source: History of Franklin and Cerro Gordo Counties, Iowa 1883, Page 524-529, Chapter XXX. Reeve Township, Union Publishing Company, Springfield, Ill. 1883 for personal use only.
Civil War Documents of Garrett Watson Luke
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