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Subject: Sparlin(g)s in the Civil War
Author: Kecia Sparlin
Date: Saturday, November 29, 2008
Classification: Query
Surnames: Sparlin, Sparling, Bryant

I'm attempting to identify which of the Sparlin Civil War military records is relevant to my family tree (if any). So far I have narrowed it to the following Sparlings who might be related to me. Their names and the states are suggestive.

Archibald Sparlin, enlisted 48th regiment, Illinois infantry
(filed for a pension, but I don't know the state)

John Sparlin, also enlisted 48th regiment, Illinois infantry

perhaps[John G. Sparling, enlisted 134th Illinois infantry]

perhaps[John M. Sparling, enlisted 22nd *Indiana* infantry]

William Sparling, enlisted Co. B. 86th Illinois infantry
(filed for a pension, but again I don't know the state)

William B. Sparlin, enlisted Co. F. 13th *Indiana* infantry
Pension filed in Arkansas.

I know there are some Civil War buffs around, many people much more expert than myself in sorting out these military records. Is there some other direction I should proceed to determine who these men were, where they came from, to whom they might be related?

Does anyone have any of these men in their family trees? I'm looking, specifically, for the father of Oscar Clarence Sparlin, b. 1882, Bentonville, Benton, AR. His name was William Bazel Sparlin, and he married Sarah Ellen Bryant (b.1865, MO) in Jasper, MO in 1880.