by Kyle M. Condon
in the El Paso Cemetery, Derby, Sedgwick County, Kansas is Civil War veteran
Ansel W. Sloat who was born September 16, 1834 and died September 18, 1913.
The Civil War headstone shows he served with Co. G, 28th Illinois Infantry.
Buried next to Ansel is wife Martha T. Julian (Sloat) who was born on February
19, 1842 and died August 31, 1902. They were married in Schuyler Co, Illinois
on October 5, 1861. Also buried next to Ansel and Martha are Lewis Sloat
who died February 3, 1954 and Ermine Sloat who died July 24, 1952. They
had one other child Edward who was born March 1870 in Illinois.
was mustered into Co. G, 28th Illinois Infantry on August 19, 1861 and
was discharged February 29, 1862 due to disability. At the time of his
enlistment, he gave residence of Rushville, IL. Ansel at one time lived
in the area of Rose Hill, Butler County, KS as he was listed on the Civil
War disabled veterans living in Butler County with a post office of Rose
Twenty-eighth Infantry was composed of three companies from Pike county,
one from Fulton, one from Schuyler, one from McDonough, one from Mason,
one from Scott, and two from Menard. It was organized at Camp Butler, August
15, 1861, by the appointment of Louis H. Walters as Lieutenant Colonel,
and Charles J. Sellon as Major, and was mustered into the service for three
years by Captain Pitcher, U. S. A.