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Oldest Living Member

Fredrick Bolligar

 

 

Fredrick Bolligar


 

Fred enter Army Feb 11. 1957 took Basic training at Ft. Leonard wood Missouri. 

2nd 8 Week Training AIT was with 553 Aviation Section Ft, Sill Oklahoma.

Fred served in Darmstadt Germany 1957 to 1959 in Aviation Section
Fred Served the 553 until it Consolidated and reassigned to 18th Artillery.  Fred was there when 553 patch was removed he put on the 18th Artillery June 25, 1958.
Discharge Jan 29, 1959, Ft Sill Oklahoma and now lives in Flynt MI

 

 

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6-3-07  Fred Bolligar requests help to find information about his Grandfather:

My grandfather fought in the Civil War and served in the 8th Michigan Calvary in company D. He was a prisoner that escaped and was disabled where he was awarded a permanent disability. I have his military records from the Department of Defense but can't find out much more. Maybe somebody has some information that can help. He was assigned the chief bugler after he returned to his company because he wasn't able to do his regular duties. He was captured during the battle around Atlanta and escaped somehow. He was MIA for some period of 30 days before making it back to his company. The history of his outfit is very interesting as to the number of times the fought the enemy. The time he was captured they had to fight their way out with sabers because of being out numbered and surrounded. They were recaptured later so that is when he later made his escape. If anyone can provide any info or pictures of the outfit I will greatly appreciate it. I am going to the VA to have them mark his grave with a Civil War Disabled Vet plaque.
Just a little history that was very interesting to me. He also fought with the NY volunteers prior to his hitch with the 8 TH. He may have fought at Gettysburg because he was in there service at that time
Fred


I found a site that specializes in Civil War / Michigan.
http://www.michiganinthewar.org

They have a message board link on the home page where you can post a message and maby somebody will have some answers there.

It looks like the site maintains a database of grave sites for Civil War / Michigan.
I looked up Bolligar and it showed a listing for
James Bolligar
8th Cavalry, Company D
Cemetery Name: Lakeside
City: Port Huron, Mi
http://www.michiganinthewar.org/b.htm

Eric
Web Maintenance
18th-artillery.com


http://users.aol.com/dlharvey/8thcav.htm

Guys, I just found this site also it may be the same that Webmaster Eric found, facinating History.. , Mike


http://www.first-team.us/journals/8th_rgmt/8thndx01.html

Chas/Fred , I found this link to 8th CAV History. D Company is sited. .. My Dad`s Brother was in that Unit He wears the patch 1st CAV'Airborne' they were "Jumping Mustangs" .. A Great and Storied Cavalry Regiment since the 1860s.. , Mike :{)


Charles,
A little more information on my grand father James Bolligar. After he returned to his outfit following the escape from the enemy and being unable to perform regular combat duties he was assigned the position as Chief Burglar and held this position until his discharge and release. This bit of information may be beneficial to locating more detailed information or pictures. I appreciate all the work that has been done on the web for me. I am trying to locate a picture of the 8th Michigan Calvary flag. The only picture that I have of it shows a badly torn and tattered remnant of it. The flag is a symbol of the hard battles fought and the lives lost.
God Bless the 553 the 18th and the 8th Michigan Calvary
Fred Bolligar


Hello Fred Boligar
This morning I talked to a tour guide and artist at Michigan Archives there are 5 such flag `s and all 5 images will be sent to me.
I want you when I get these later today or Monday pick out your Battle Flag.
Fred all Flags are image on poster and we will get two one for our history and one for your BIO, This will show the world what a 8th Michigan flag Battle Flag look's like.
Thanks Fred God Bless you
Welcome home Brother.

Charles E. Martin

  

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8th Michigan Flag   8th Michigan Regiment flag  

  



Name: george hanselman    Date: Wed 16 Jan 2008 01:21:13 PM EST  Subject: genealogy for james bolligar 

HELLO. I WAS LOOKING AT THE 18TH ARTILLERY'S WEB PAGE AND I CAME ACROSS THE INFORMATION LISTED FOR FRED BOLLIGAR. FRED IS REQUESTING INFORMATION ON HIS ANCESTOR JAMES BOLLIGAR. FRED IF YOU GET THIS MESSAGE, I AM WONDERING WHAT TYPE OF INFO YOU ARE LOOKING FOR? I MIGHT BE ABLE TO HELP YOU IF YOU NEED CENSUS INFO. E-MAIL ME AND LET ME KNOW. HOPE I CAN HELP.......GEORGE HANSELMAN......FORMER 18TH MEMBER

 


 


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