J. H. LYBOLT = JAMES LIBOLT Co. E, 107th NY Inf. Enlisted as a Private on 18 July 1862 at the age of 18. Enlisted in Company E, 107th Infantry Regiment New York on 26 Jul 1862. Promoted to Full Corporal on 1 Jul 1864. Mustered Out Company E, 107th Infantry Regiment New York on 5 Jun 1865 at Washington, DC.
COMPENDIUM OF HISTORY, REMINISCENCE AND BIOGRAPHY
J. H. Lybolt, (James) one of the old settlers of the region where he chose his home in the early days, occupies a good home and valuable property in section twenty-one, township twenty-six, range six, Antelope county, Nebraska. He has done his share in the upbuilding of his locality, and is well and favorably known throughout this part of the state.
Mr. Lybolt is a native of Schuyler county, New York, where he was born on a farm in 1845, and grew up to his young manhood days in his birthplace, receiving his education in the country schools, and helping his father work the home farm. On June 12, 1862, our subject enlisted in the civil war, Company E, One Hundred Seventh New York Volunteers under Captain Morgan, at Elmira, New York; was sent to Arlington, Heights, Fort Lyons, Virginia, and while there the regiment was without guns for ten days in camp, when after receiving their guns they participated in the second battle of Bull Run, South Mountain and Antietam - from light of day until after dark - then on to Maryland Heights; then to Harper’s Ferry where they felled timber; and under General Burnsides across to Fredericksburg, where our subject was sent on a furlough. He again joined his regiment in May, and was active in the battle of Gettysburg, and served under General Slocum. He participated in the battle of Stevens Station, and from there to Lookout Mountain. General Grant then had command of the army and General Gray of the Second Division our subject was sent to guard the railroad from Murfreesboro to Chattanooga. On the 4th day of May our subject’s regiment broke camp and started with General Sherman on his famous march to Atlanta, starting from Dallas, where they were one hour and fifteen minutes in the battle, and lost one hundred ninety-seven men out of five hundred; they them went to Pumpkin Vine Creek, and then General Sherman took his command around the city of Atlanta, and left our subject’s corps, (20th) in front of the city, and the next day the regiment moved into Atlanta, from where they started to the sea by the way of Davidboro. They were in camp at Savannah all winter. They participated in the battles at various points, finally coming to Washington, where our subject with his regiment participated in the Grand Review. Mr. Lybolt was with the oldest regiment in the division, When he enlisted there were one hundred and twelve men in his company and only sixteen were left to be mustered out on June 4, 1865.
After the war our subject returned home and in 1869 started for the west, coming to Saunders county, Nebraska where he homesteaded land in the south west quarter, section twenty-two, township fifteen, range six, east, where he remained about twelve years, and in 1879 moved to Antelope county, Nebraska where he took up a tree claim in section twenty-two, township twenty-seven, range six, where he and a friend built a shanty so it would stand on two claims and here they 'batched' it for several years. The grasshoppers and hot winds destroyed all the crops in 1874 and 1875, which made it very hard for a young man without means. They had to burn hay and corn for fuel in those days, corn being six cents a bushel, and they had to go way to the Platt river for wood. Mr. Lybolt now owns two hundred forty acres of land, twenty-five acres of which are devoted to trees.
Mr. Lybolt was married to Miss Margaret Caddock, to, which union one child was born; William, who is married to Ethel Baynard, and they were parents of two children ( there were four; George, Viola, Vera and Baby Vetice who died). Mrs. Lybolt died in 1901.
In 1906 Mr. Lybolt was again married, this time to his schooldays sweetheart, Miss Stevens. Her father’s land and our subject’s father joined in New York state.
Mr. Lybolt’s father, Jacob Lybolt, was born in New York, and fought in the war of 1812, and participated in the battle of Sackett’s Harbor.
Our Subject’s mother was a native of New Hampshire.
Mr. Lybolt is a member of the I. O. O. F., Woodmen, and Workmen lodges, and is highly respected by all.----LYBOLT, James H., son of Jacob and Azubah is Buried at Canyon Hill Cemetery, Caldwell, Canyon Co., Idaho with a military stone as JAS. LIBOLT, next to his 2nd wife (no children) Celestia. J. H. Lybolt was on an 1890 Veterans Schedules - Neligh, Antelope County, Nebraska listing him with 'Rupture & Deafness' under Disability Incurred. Military record; National Archives Soldiers Certificate No. 630927 James Libolt, Pvt., Co. E 107th N.Y. Inf. Vol. enlisted on the 18th or 26th July 1862 at Elmira N.Y. under Capt. Martin V.B. Bachman & honorably discharged near Washington D.C.on the 5 June 1865 and recieved a pension till his death. James was a farmer/ carpenter befor and after the civil war. He lived in the town of Orange, Steuben Co., N.Y. where he was born and after his discharge from 1865-1868 in Elmira, N.Y.,1868-1880 in Saunders Co., Neb, 1880-1912 Brunswick & Neligh, Antelope Co. Neb & Mar 1912-24 Oct. 1916 in Caldwell, Canyon Co., Idaho when he died. James Libolt is buried at Canyon Hill Cemetery, Caldwell, Canyon Co., Idaho next to Celestia E. Libolt , I have pictures, and there are no other Li/Lybolt's there. Stone reads; CORPL. JAS. LIBOLT, CO.E 107 N.Y. INF. it is tall and white the other CELESTIA E. LIBOLT, MAY 21, 1851- NOV. 5, 1928 it is low and wide, brown in color with LIBOLT on the other side.