ERASTUS BARTLETT, CAPTAIN, Company "C"
Captain Erastus G. Bartlett – At age 25, enrolled as a private on 13 Aug 1862 to serve with the 12th Infantry. He was elected Captain at organization of Company “C.” He was the son of Rufus and Cleopatra Bartlett, residents of Marshall County, W.Va. in the 1850 and 1860 census records. Rufus Bartlett died of Consumption in Marshall County 1 May 1862. He was a widower at that time but the date of death of Cleopatra is not known.
1850 Census, Marshall County, (W) Va.
1860 Census, Marshall County, (W) Va.
Following the Civil War, Erastus, a Saddler, is found in 1870 residing in Washington County, Maryland. Perhaps he was married at that time because Anna R. Bartlett, 27, is with him. They are living in the home of Daniel A. (illegible), also a Saddler. In 1880, Erastus, single, was in nearby Berkeley County, W.Va., a boarder employed as a Railroad Conductor. He was still in that county in the 1890 Veterans’ Census.