Sunday, May 22, 2011


GEORGE E. FALER, editor and publisher of the Yates Center News, came to Kansas in the summer of 1861; located in Center Township and engaged in farming until 1876; then engaged in the loan and real estate business five years; then bought out the Yates Center News, and has been the editor and proprietor ever since. He has served three years as Township Trustee in Center Township, and in 1879 was clerk of the House Committee on Public Lands, Kansas State Legislature. He enlisted at Trenton, Mo., in Company B, Twenty-third Missouri Volunteer Infantry, and was in the home guard service three months. He again enlisted in Company F, Ninth Kansas Cavalry; was mustered in January 16, 1862. He was in the battles of Newtonia, Cane Hill, Prairie Grove and other engagements, and was mustered out January 16, 1865.

He was born in Fairfield County, Ohio, November 8, 1842; son of Christopher and Elizabeth Faler. At a very early age he moved with his parents to Wabash County, Ind.; lived there twelve years on a farm, and in 1857 moved to Missouri. Lived near Trenton four years, and was educated in Grand River College. Located at Edinburg, Grundy Co., Mo.; came direct from that county to Kansas. He was married in Humboldt, Kan., March 31, 1870, to Mrs. A. E. Winger, an estimable widow lady of Indiana, and daughter of John and Elizabeth Murray. They have two children--Rush G., born December 1, 1871, and Jesse Harrold Faler, born April 21, 1876. Mr. Faler is Master of Gilead Lodge, No. 144, A., F. & A. M., Yates Center, and a member of Humboldt Post, and Valley Chapter, No. 11, Royal Arch Masons, Humboldt.

Service record.

George E. Faler, Private, Ninth Kansas Infantry, Company F., Residence Nesho Falls, Enlisted Dec. 15, 1861, Mustered in Jan. 16, 1862. Promoted Corporal March 27, 1864.
Mustered out Jan. 16, 1865, DeVall's Bluff, Ark.

Although Mr. Faler, name is not stated in this field note. It’s important to know what he and his company was going through at this point and time in history.

Company F., 9th Kansas Cavalry Company Muster Roll September & October 1864 Camp near Duvall Bluff, Arkansas.

A detachment of the company with others of the regiment left camp at Little Rock October 7th. Marched south 45 miles encountering the enemy at 3 different points. Killing 10 capturing 7, wounding several. Returning to Camp October 12. Another detachment from the Regt., left camp Oct 19, moved south 85 miles, met the enemy 12 miles north of Princeton, drove him south through Princeton killing 2, capturing 12 and destroying 50 stand of arms. Returning was attacked by the enemy in force 16 miles south of Little Rock, when a general engagement ensued, in which the enemy was routed with a loss of 25 killed, 2 captured, wounded unknown, arrived in camp Oct 23rd. No loss was sustained by the Co. in any of the above engagements. The amount of scouting done by the Co., in Sept & Oct as appears by the roster is 552 days in the aggregate. The Co. left Little Rock in company with the regiment. Oct 23rd marched to Duvall's Bluff 60 miles, went into Camp Oct 24, 1864.
Signed George W. Davis.

I would like to thank Wanda Gray, who is a professional historian, plus, a Commissioner, appointed by the Governor of the state of Arkansas on the Arkansas History Commission and State Archives, who helped me figure out some of the names and information from the field note.

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