b. 29/05/1836 Elizabethtown, Essex County, New York. d. 16/02/1902 Montague, Michigan.
DATE OF MOH ACTION: 06/04/1865 Sayler’s Creek, Virginia.
Ivers S. Calkin was born in Elizabethtown, New York on 29 May 1836 to Ransom Calkin and Rachel Barnum. Prior to his enlistment, he resided in Willsborough, New York as a Mill Wright. At the age of 26, he enlisted as a private into Company A, 2nd New York Cavalry Regiment on 15 August 1862 in Troy, New York. According to his Military Service Record, he was promoted to Full Corporal on 06 October 1863, then promoted to Full Sergeant on 01 November 1863. He spent most of his enlistment assigned to Company A, 2nd New York Cavalry Regiment, then was reassigned to Company M, 2nd New York Cavalry Regiment having been promoted to Full 1st Sergeant on 15 November 1864. His Military Service Records also refer to his rank of Orderly Sergeant. He received his Medal on 3 May 1865. He mustered out of service on June 5, 1865 at Alexandria, Virginia. Subsequently, he married Frances Hinshall in Black River Falls, Wisconsin on October 19, 1867. He later moved his family from Black River Falls, Wisconsin to Montague, Michigan, where US Census Records denote his occupation as Mill Wright.
Capture of flag of 18th Virginia Infantry (Confederate States of America).
BURIAL LOCATION: OAK GROVE CEMETERY, MONTAGUE, MICHIGAN.
BLOCK 100, LOT 3, W 1/2 LOT
LOCATION OF MEDAL: UNKNOWN.