Facts and Events
Civil War Service in Company A. 12 Cavalry Regiment Illinois
"Twelfth Cavalry.-Cols., Arno Voss, Hasbrouck Davis; Lieut.-Cols., Hasbrouck Davis, Thomas W. Grosvenor, Hamilton B. Dox; Majs., Francis T. Sherman, John G. Fonda, Thomas W. Grosvenor, Stephen Bronson, Hamilton B. Dox, Cephas Strong, John H. Clybourn, Andrew H. Langholz. This regiment was organized at Camp Butler in Feb., 1862, and remained there guarding Confederate prisoners until June 25, when it was mounted and was sent to Martinsburg, Va. The first time it met the enemy was after the evacuation of Winchester in September, when a scouting party came up with some Confederate cavalry, in numbers far superior to its own, but by a vigorous charge it routed them and drove them several miles, killing, wounding and capturing a considerable number. In November the regiment was called away from picket, assigned to Gen. Sigel's army, and acted as escort from Warrenton to Fredericksburg, frequently having severe brushes with scouting parties of Gen. Stuart's cavalry. While at Dumfries the enemy surprised the outpost pickets and took about 50 of the 12th Ill. and 1st Md. cavalry prisoners, when a vigorous fight ensued, which continued all day, but the enemy was finally repulsed with severe loss, having 25 or 30 killed and about 40 wounded, while the Federal loss was but 3 killed and 8 wounded. In a conflict at Tunstall's station in May, 1863,...."
Zina "saw active service in the Civil War until he was disabled by the kick of a horse in 1862."
3 June 1874 elected as first treasurer of the Twilight Lodge #329, Ancient Order of Free and Accepted Masons