Land Patent October 1860 Adley H Gladden, Brig. Gen. 1st Louisiana Infantry Regmt


The land patent actually uses the spelling Addley H Gladden. All other internet sources that I looked up used the spelling, Adley H. Gladden.

“Adley Hogan Gladden lived in New Orleans after the Mexican war. Gladden moved to New Orleans, Louisiana.” [http://www.hmdb.org/marker.asp?marker=30298]

I’d like to know exactly where Addley Gladden lived. He lived in New Orleans per some records and others just said that Addley Gladden lived in Louisiana. I searched records and this was all I could find: Morehouse parish. He may have “lived” in New Orleans, BUT he owned land in Morehouse parish. 160 acres of land purchased in October 1860.

“In 1861 he took command of the 1st South Carolina Regiment as a lieutenant colonel, and shortly thereafter he was transferred to the 1st Louisiana Regulars and promoted to Colonel.” [ http://www.hmbd.org/marker.asp?marker=30298%5D – Looking up Civil War Reg’ts is no easy task. The term “Regulars” did not appear in any other source, but may be common reference terminology that I am just not familiar with….

He served in the Seminole War, Mexican War and the Civil War. He died April 1862. Some sources say he died after having an arm amputated after being struck by a cannon ball during the Battle of Shiloh. Here is his FAG memorial.

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Names
Patentees: HENRY S HEINE,
HENRY POLKINGHORNE
Warrantee: ADDLEY H GLADDEN
Military Rank: COLONEL

Survey
State: LOUISIANA
Acres: 160.14
Metes/Bounds: No

Title Transfer
Issue Date: 10/1/1860
Land Office: Monroe
Cancelled: No
U.S. Reservations: No
Mineral Reservations: No
Authority: September 28, 1850: ScripWarrant Act of 1850 (9 Stat. 520)

MW-0942-148

Morehouse Parish was created on 1844 , from Ouachita Parish and the parish was named in honor of early settler Abraham Morehouse . See the link for a map of Morehouse parish in 1860. This is about as far from New Orleans as one could get. Addley H. Gladden had business to conduct, so , of course, he would be living in New Orleans. Addley H. Gladden was a cotton broker. I can’t see anyone commuting from Morehouse parish to New Orleans in 1860. Can you?

“When the civil war came, Colonel Gladden, whose home was then in Louisiana, made haste to serve the cause of his beloved South. Going to Pensacola as colonel of the First Louisiana regiment, on September 30, 1861, he was commissioned brigadier-general and assigned to command of a brigade, including the First regiment, of which D. W. Adams then became colonel.” – [http://www.civilwarreference.com/people/index.php?peopleID=420, accessed May 2, 2010.]

It looks like he also had a camp set up that was named for him according to USGenWeb LAGenWeb Archives records. http://files.usgwarchives.net/la/state/military/wbts/booths-index/sa-si.txt
Camp Gladden near Pensacola, FLORIDA and also Camp Gladden near Warrington, FLORIDA

http://www.historycentral.com/Bio/CWcGENS/CSAGladden.html
Short biography and photograph

Three months earlier, Addley H. Gladden was a Private owning just 40 acres in Jasper County, Mississippi.

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Names
Patentee: THOMAS B HESLEP
Warrantee: ADDLEY H GLADDEN
Military Rank: PRIVATE

Survey
State: MISSISSIPPI
Acres: 40.05
Metes/Bounds: No

Title Transfer
Issue Date: 7/3/1860
Land Office: Paulding
Cancelled: No
U.S. Reservations: No
Mineral Reservations: No
Authority: September 28, 1850: ScripWarrant Act of 1850 (9 Stat. 520)

Document Nr.: 65975
Accession/Serial Nr.: MW-0940-197

I thought that this was an interesting find….. a census taken of all of the slaves who were over 100 yo. Evidently, Morehouse parish was the home of two centenarians who were slaves in 1860. I thought that living to be over 100 was a recent invention due to improvements in medicine and healthcare. Many say that longevity is genetic.

http://freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~ajac/slave100up.htm
Slaves over 100 yo in the 1860 Census in Morehouse Parish

LA Morehouse Bastrup 135B Armstrond T. D. Susan 113 f b none
LA Morehouse none 130B Hedge D. E. Batise 100 m b [four slaves total]

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One Response to Land Patent October 1860 Adley H Gladden, Brig. Gen. 1st Louisiana Infantry Regmt

  1. It is fun to note that Adley or more appropriately, Addley H. Gladden purchased land in Mississippi just three months earlier in July 1860 as a Private.NamesPatentee: THOMAS B HESLEPWarrantee: ADDLEY H GLADDENMilitary Rank: PRIVATE SurveyState: MISSISSIPPIAcres: 40.05Metes/Bounds: No Title TransferIssue Date: 7/3/1860Land Office: PauldingCancelled: NoU.S. Reservations: NoMineral Reservations: NoAuthority: September 28, 1850: ScripWarrant Act of 1850 (9 Stat. 520) Document NumbersDocument Nr.: 65975Accession/Serial Nr.: MW-0940-197 AliquotParts Sec./Block Township Range Fract.Section Meridian State Counties SurveyNr. SWSW 24/ 2-N 13-E No Choctaw MS Jasper

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