Harriet LEONARD and David S. CARVIN were married on 1 November 1882 in New Buffalo, Berrien Co., MI.1706 David S. CARVIN was born on 22 May 1845 in DeKalb, IN. He died on 16 July 1923 at the age of 78 in Colfax, Wexford Co., MI. He was buried in Weston Cemetery, Weston, Lenawee Co., MI. Steve Carvin, a descendant, supplied the following information: "He served in the Civil War, as a private in Co. H, 8th Infantry Regiment, Michigan. He was wounded on 16 June 1862 at James Island, SC.
David enlisted at the age of sixteen due to some trickery from a recruiting officer. His first enlistment was with Company H, 8th Michigan Infantry. The enlistment was for three years and he mustered in on September 23, 1861 at Detroit, MI. He was mustered out on July 30, 1865 in Washington, D.C.
Within a few months of entering the service, he was wounded. This occurred in a minor, unrecorded skirmish in the early part of the day. A large musket ball entered the right side of the chest, passed through the right lung and out through the back largely destroying three ribs.
During the afternoon, a wagon passed through removing the dead from the field. David was presumed to be dead and was picked up by the heels and head and tossed into the wagon. This revived him enough that he showed signs of life and was pulled out and sent to a hospital where he recovered. He received a discharge for disability August 19, 1862 and returned to his home in Newago, Michigan, where he convalesced.
In those days, Iodine was the only known antiseptic and the rate of mortality among the wounded was much higher than it would be today. The wound, suffering from the effects of lead and powder poisoning, remained unhealed for several years. He was treated by putting Iodine on a rag and wrapping the rag around a stick and running it through the hole the musket ball had made.
His second enlistment was no doubt urged by another call for volunteers. This time, he enrolled in Company A, 10th Michigan Cavalry. The 10th Michigan Cavalry was mustered in November 18, 1863, and David could very well have been one of that group, which had a total enrollment of two thousand and fifty. The place of mustering in was Grand Rapids, Michigan and the entire unit was mustered out November 11, 1865 in Memphis, Tennessee. David and the others received their discharge at that time." (Source: Steve Carvin, email@example.com)
Harriet LEONARD and David S. CARVIN had the following children: