Yanks and Rebs come together in marriage of James C. Totty to Mary M. Orton
Franklin Polk McCaleb was the grandfather of Mary M. Orton that married James Campbell Totty.J.C. Totty's son Lloyd, born 1909, said he never heard his father speak of his grandfather Johnson H. Totty serving in the Union Army.His presumption was that they had all been in the Confederate Army.It was probably a prudent and wise thing to conceal that information.Polk McCaleb probably attended many old soldier's reunions with Totty men -- minus William W.'s father.I once read somewhere that McCaleb's gun from the Civil War was in the museum at Shiloh.
1900 United States Federal Census
Will J Orton / William J. Orton
Home in 1900: Civil District 15, Hickman, Tennessee
Estimated birth year: abt 1871
Relationship to head-of-house: Head
Spouse's name: Ella B (daughter of Franklin Polk McCaleb)
Household Members: Name Age
Will J Orton 29
Ella B Orton 32
Mary M Orton 9(Marrued James Campbell Totty)
John B Orton 7
Harmon Orton 3
Mattie L Orton
Franklin P. McCaleb
Regiment Name 24 Tennessee Infantry.
24th Regiment, Tennessee Infantry
24th Infantry Regiment was assembled at Camp Trousdale, Sumner County, Tennessee, in August, 1861.
Its companies were recruited in the following counties: Rutherford, Williamson, Macon, Sumner, DeKalb, Maury, Coffee, Hickman, and Wilson.
After taking part in the conflicts in Shiloh and Perryville, the unit was attached to General Stewart's, Strahl's, and Palmer's Brigade, Army of Tennessee.
It was active on many battlefields from Murfreesboro to Atlanta,
returned to Tennessee with Hood, and saw action in North Carolina.
This regiment took 406 effectives to Shiloh, had 68 disabled at Perryville, and lost twenty-three percent of the 344 at Murfreesboro.
It reported 43 casualties at Chickamauga, 45 at Missionary Ridge, and totalled 257 men and 148 arms in December, 1863.
Few surrendered in April, 1865.
The field officers were Colonels Robert D. Allison, Hugh L.W. Bratton, and John A. Wilson; Lieutenant Colonels Thomas H. Peebles, Samuel E. Shannon, and John J. Williams; and Major William C. Fielding.