Troy Times - Company C, 9th Regiment, Miobigan Volunteers
March 20, 1862
IOTT, LIEUT. JOSEPH H. - Monday, March 17th, Lieut. Joseph H. Iott, of Company C, 9th Regiment, Miobigan Volunteers, of billious fever, at Elizabethtown, Ky., formerly of Troy, Ohio. His funeral will be at the Wesleyan Church tomorrow at 3 o'clock P.M.
March 27, 1862
IOTT, LIEUT. JOSEPH H. - Lieut. Joseph H. Iott was born at Keeseville, New York, Nov. 27, 1838, and departed this life Monday, March 17, 1862, at Elizabethtown, Kentucky. Lieut. Iott remained in the vicinity of his native town until he was twenty-one years of age. Since that period he has resided most of the time in Troy. To those, who were personally acquainted with him, there is no description needed. To others it need only be said that in all the relations of a business man and a Christian brother, or a friend, be endeared himself to all. Nine years since, under the ministry of Rev. H. B. Knight, he was awakened; and sought the favor of God, through faith in Jesus Christ, and united with the Wesleyan Methodist Church. Last spring when the whole land was electrified by the attack upon Ft. Sumter and the President's call for 75,000 men for three months' service, Joseph H. Iott was among the earliest who "counted not their lives dear," if they might aid in defending the land of his birth. He enlisted in the 1st Michigan Regiment, Col. Wilcox--who was taken prisoner at the battle of Bull Run. The regiment was ordered to Washington City, for its defense. With his regiment he was advancing upon Alexandria, when the youthful and lamented Ellsworth fell. But three month's service did not check or change the feelings of young Iott. He had not been moved to enlist by any notions of novelty _______, on his return to Michigan, he re-enlisted for three years in the 9th Michigan Regiments, Col. Geo. W. Duffield and was made 1st Lieutenant of Company C, at Camp Fort Wayne, three miles below Detroit. The regiment was ordered to Muldraugh's Hill, which was at once fortified. Subsequently his own and five other companies were detailed to Elizabethtown for the protection of the Louisville & Nashville Railroad. Here, through labor and exposure, he contracted disease terminating fatally Monday, March 17th. What reflections are suggested by such a cause! Have our friends died in resisting foreign aggression? Ah, no; then had our reflections been far different. But to maintain our inheritance from prostitution by a horde of vandals, the land is made to mourn. Palsied be the tongue that offers a word in extenuation of such wretches. The man who dares "to lift up a word to pallrate the acts of the Southern Confederacy, deserves execration of God and all good men. From Elizabethtown Lieut. Iott never received another military order, but from the King of the Universe received his discharge.--Among his suffering comrades in arms he laid down the sword, and we humbly trust was crowned with everlasting life.
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