Nicholas Fulton was born in New York circa1823. He lived in Clinton County as an agricultural dealer with his wife Abigail and their three children: James R., Ellen, Lucy, and Louesa. Fulton enlisted to serve in the civil war, as did his son. The account of their service according to the Record of First Michigan Engineers and Mechanics is as follows:
Fulton, Nicholas B. Enlisted in company M, Engineers and Mechanics. October 10, 1863, at Detroit, for 3 years, age 41. Mustered October 28, 1863. Mustered out at Nashville, Tennessee, September 22, 1865. He died May 15, 1898.
Fulton, James R., Essex. Enlisted in company L, Engineers and Mechanics, July 18, 1863, at Maple Rapids, for 3 years, age 16. Mustered August 5, 1863. Mustered out at Nashville, Tenn., September 22, 1865. His residence was Maple Rapids, Michigan.
Walter Gamble was born in New York in October, 1868. He had one daughter Athol, with his spouse Lucy whom he married in 1891. Gamble lived in Clinton, Michigan and was a dealer in agriculture.
Martin, Culwell. Enlisted in company M, Engineers and Mechanics, August 31, 1863, at North Star, for 3 years, age 34. Mustered September 17, 1863. Corporal July, 1864. Mustered out at Nashville, Tennessee, September 22, 1865.
(This information is from the collection and from the Record of Service of Michigan Volunteers in the Civil War, 1861-1865. Kalamazoo, Mich.: Ihling Bros. and Everard, 1903?.)