Military records on Ancestry.com reveal that Garlinghouse enlisted in the Union Army as a Private on August 27, 1861 at the age of 20. He was a Corporal at the time of his death, three years later.
GEORGE & SAPHRONA
Aug. 1, 1864
AGED 23 Y. 2 M. 25 D.
WOUNDED AT ATLANTA GA.
July 21, 1864,
A member of Co. I
|James Garlinghouse (d. 1850)|
More research is needed on my part, but Emery Garlinghouse may be the great-grandson of James Elijah Garlinghouse, who fought in the Revolutionary War. James died in 1850 and is buried just a few miles away in Fancher Cemetery.
Not difficult to imagine a young Emery listening to his great-grandfather tell stories of war and battle, is it?
Center Village Cemetery, Delaware County, Ohio
Fancher Cemetery, Delaware County, Ohio