TWO BROTHERS

ONE GAVE ALL

 

By Joanne Pezzullo

  

 

 

        George Washington Vice, born 1847at New Woodstock, Madison County, New York, son of David Wise and Mary Ann Dutton. He joined the 22nd Regiment New York Cavalry on December 8th 1863 at Cazenovia for three years. In March and April of 1864 he was at home sick with measles  and while there bought a house and lot which he deeded to his mother.

                                On August 21st 1864 the enemy attacked the 22nd NY at Smithfield and drove them about two miles. George suffered a gunshot wound to the right lung and was taken to Jarvis Hospital in Baltimore, Maryland. He hung on until October 25, 1864 when he succombed to his wounds. George never married and left no children, his mother drew a pension on his service.  He is buried in Baltimore, Maryland, Loudon Park National Cememtery. 

 

  

         Franklin Wise, aka Franklin Vice, was born November 13, 1844 New Woodstock, Madison County, New York,first child of the above David Wise and Mary Ann Dutton and George's big brother. On the 1860 census Franklin was living with another family as a   farmhand, perhaps helping to support the large family of David and Mary. It wasn't until September 3rd 1864, just two weeks after George was wounded, that Franklin enlisted with Co G, 2nd New York [Harris Light Cav] where he served until his discharge at Alexandria, Virginia on June 5th 1865. Ephriam D.Hayes and Egbert Thompson, both of Delphi, New York in 1891 gave affadavits that they were also in Co G, 2nd New York with Franklin.

                                He was injured in his right eye on December 23rd 1864 on a March to Winchester, Virginia and treated at the field hospital at Pleasant Valley, Virginia. He also contracted rheumatic fever while in the service.

                                Franklin married to Johanna Phillips after he returned home, she died about 1868 at Jamesville, New York. It is unknown if there were any children of this marriage. By 1870 Franklin had removed to Detroit, Michigan, along with a boyhood friend, John Kidwell. He married to Ellen Thompson in Detroit on November 12th 1870, raised a large family and died on January 25, 1912. He is buried in Woodmere Cemetery, Detroit, Michigan.