The Madisonian, Friday, June 15, 1906, Pg. 4

Vol. XIV, No. 42


Obituary John C. Scott.


  John C. Scott was born October 1826 in Clay County Indiana and departed this life June 9th, 1906.

  Deceased with his parents moved to Appanuse County Iowa in the year 1846 and was one of the pioneers who settled that country in its early history.

  He was married to Mary M. Thompson in Appanuse County Iowa on the 10 day of February 1848 to this union 10 children were born of which seven are now living four daughters and three sons.

  John C. Scott was an upright faithful Christian Gentleman bearing the burden of pioneer life, he was a law abiding citizen and patriotic soldier, enlisting in the war of the rebellion in October 1861 and honorably discharged at Washington D. C. in June 1865.

  Few men are living to day who bears a like record for soldiery qualities he was a Charter member of the Grand Army post of this city and was always faithful in the discharge of his obligations thereto.

  At Resaca, Georgia he received the following testimonial of service from the Captain of his company.

  Address from Captain James B. Logan to the soldiers of his command, on their discharge.


    Resaca, Georgia, August 1, 1864.

  Sir:  J. C. Scott,

  Having served our three year complete, in the capacity of soldiers in the army of the United States and fought the following named hard battles together:

1.      The siege of Corinth, Miss., May, 1862.

2.      The battle of Iuka, Miss., September 19, 1862.

3.      The battle of Corinth, Miss., October 3d and 4th, 1862.

  Embarked in the hazardous Yaxoo Expedition, in March and April, 1862.

  The campaign to the rear of Vicksburg, Miss., in which we fought the battle of---

4.      Jackson, Miss., May 14, 1863.

5.      The battle Champion Hill, May 16, 1863.

6.      The siege of Vicksburg 43 days, terminating July 4, 1863.

  Marched across the country from Memphis, Tenn., the distance of 300 miles, Chattanooga, and fought the battle of

  7,  Mission Ridge, November 25, 1863.

  As your commanding officer, take this method of expressing my gratitude to your never-failing and undaunted valor in all the battles in which you have participated, and the faithful performance of your duties as a soldier; and recommend that, on our being discharged, we never forget the obligations that we are under to each other in the future, and that we remember with warm hearts, and keep sacred the names of our brave comrades who once by our sides but have fallen, and that we be ever grateful to that God who has preserved us, and permitted us to return to our friends.

  And I do hereby advice that you continue to let honesty always be your policy, and train your mind to honorably pursuits and elevating thoughts.  Realizing the importance of cultivating the immortal Gem that dwells within you, that you may be in affinity with those that dwell in higher spheres.  Never degrade or abuse any person because of POVERTY, COMPLEXION, DEFORMITY OR COLOR, for which the person is not to blame.  Let virtuous and worthy actions be the standard of excellence.  A little praise for good deeds done in the past tends to stimulate their continuance.  For this cause suffer me to commend you to your friends on your return home.  It is dangerous to pursue evil habits, or to associate with persons whose habits are dishonorable or unworthy of imitation.  For this reason have I restrained you in the past, and do caution you for the future; and let us never hold enmity to others unless we are faithless ourselves.

I am, sir, your most obedient servant.

                                                               JAMES B. LOGAN,

                                                      Co. K, 10th Mo. Inft’y Vols.

                                                      Late First Lieut. Comm.’g Co. E.

                                                      Tenth Mo. Vols. Infantry

  After returning from the war he moved to Kansas coming to Greenwood County in 1878 the last 18 years of which he has been a resident of Madison.

  Bro. Scott united with the Baptist church 1867 there being no opportunity to enjoy this membership on account of the absent of a church of this denomination., he united with the Christian church 1893 in this city and has been a faithful and active worker in this church ever since.