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Knox County's Civil War Record


      In a war waged for the preservation of slavery and the dissolution of the Union, the record of Galesburg could not be doubtful. Her citizens would be true to her Puritan blood, and their oft expressed anti-slavery sentiments and to their country one and inseparable. The first and chief constructive undertaking of the colonists was to build up a Christian college; their first and chief destructive one, the overthrow of slavery; hence arose many contests between the colonists and the people of the surrounding country, who, many of them being from the Southern States, were defenders of slavery—and of the black laws of the State forbidding all aid to fugitives from slavery. A branch of the famous ‘underground railroad’ ran through Galesburg and had a depot here, and it is generally believed that the road did a paying business in furnishing dark colored citizens to our Canadian neighbor, while it certainly involved some of the Galesburgers in troublesome law suits and attendant damages. Very few sympathizers did the Mexican War find in this locality—for it savored too much of advantage to the ‘divine institution’; but when the ‘Kansas troubles’ broke out, the Free State men of Kansas received the hearty sympathy and aid not only of Galesburg but of Knox County, for to Galesburg and Knox County belongs the honor of sending the first carload of provisions and supplies to the sufferers there, and not one carload only went there, but very many followed, and that as long as there was need of outside help. So when Sumter was fired upon, and the Stars and Stripes were torn down by the rebels of the South, the loyal citizens of Galesburg responded at once, and sent her young men, and old men too, by hundreds to the field of battle. Aside from the ‘hundred day’ men, there went from Galesburg five hundred and fifty-four men into the Union Army. We are indebted to John S. Winter, Esq., the efficient clerk of Knox County for the following soldier roll giving the name, date of enlistment, regiment and remarks upon some of the names:


ABBOTT, B. M., Knoxville, enlisted April 23, 1861, Company D, 1st Illinois Cavalry. Discharged October 9, 1861.
      ABBOTT, Sherman, 26th Illinois; dead. Listed in the 1878 Knox County History compilation of Civil War soldiers who died during the war and also mentioned as deceased in the sermon given by Rev. Duffield in 1865. This boy is mentioned in a letter written August 10, 1856, from Galesburg (it was a Sunday) by young Matthew Chambers Willard, a son of Silas who then in failing health due to tuberculosis and visiting at Copper Harbor, Michigan. Matthew, then thirteen years of age, tells his parents about how things are at home and includes this sentence: “Tuesday evening, Sherman Abbott and myself did not find our cows.” The present-day Knox College Directory carried the notation that Sherman Abbott attended Knox Academy 1855-60. We are indebted to Mrs. Estelle A. Lampe of Decatur for turning up this letter.
      ACKERSON, Matthew, Galesburg, enlisted August 20, 1862, Company H, 102nd Illinois Infantry. Mustered out June 6, 1865.
      AIKEN, D. B., Oneida. Enlisted August 6, 1862, into Company D, 124th Illinois Infantry. Mustered out August 15, 1865. Maybe a brother of Laverne
      AIKEN, Edward A., Oneida. Enlisted August 9, 1862, into Company I, 102nd IL. Infantry. Promoted to Corporal. Died at Resaca, Georgia, in battle, May 15, 1864. Possibly a brother of Laverne.
      AIKEN, Harvey Laverne, Oneida. Enlisted August 9, 1862, into Company I, 102nd IL. Infantry. Died at Stewart’s Creek, Tennessee, of typhoid fever, June 22, 1863. A friend of Charlie Calkins, Laverne's letters to him may be found in this book in the last part.
      AIKEN, Lewis B., Oneida, enlisted June 30, 1862, into Company E, 71st IL. Infantry, and promoted to Corporal. Mustered out October 29, 1862. The 1861 City Directory of Galesburg shows Lewis B. Aiken as a student in the Knox Academy. He boarded on Tompkins Street, the north side, third door east of Academy. Lewis Burleigh Aiken returned to Knox College after the War and obtained a B. A. Degree with the Class of 1872. He became a lawyer and his address was Wataga. He died in 1894. Maybe another brother of Laverne.
      ALLEN, Henry A., Galesburg (Sergeant), enlisted in Company C, 11th IL Cavalry, October 15, 1861. Mustered out October 30, 1865. His memoir of life in the 11th Illinois Cavalry was published in 1971 by the Mother Bickerdyke Historical Collection. In later years, following the War, Mr. Allen and Mother Bickerdyke became close friends. He was one of the three signing G.A.R. members of Galesburg who proposed in a letter to Mother Bickerdyke that the G.A.R. Post buy her a burial lot in Linwood Cemetery next to her husband and daughter.
      AMES, John Wesley, Galesburg. Enlisted on August 8, 1862, into the 102nd IL. Infantry as a Principal Musician. Discharged on June 6, 1865. (The Churchill list had him as “Wes” Ames.) Born in Waldo County, Maine, in 1833, Mr. Ames was 32 when discharged. He was 5 feet 8 inches tall, with light complexion, grey eyes, and brown hair. His discharge papers indicate that he had been a farmer before enlisting. Dewey’s 1868 Directory lists Wesley Ames as a brakeman with residence on Berrien, the north side, six doors east of Chambers. Mr. Ames was an accomplished violinist and a violin-maker. His granddaughter, Mrs. Mildred Hinchman of Moon Towers, has supplied his photograph which appears in the album section of this book
      ANDBERG, John P., Galesburg (First Lieutenant), Company C, 43rd IL. Infantry. Transferred to Company A consolidated. Term expired.
      ANDERSON, Abram P., Galesburg, enlisted August 14, 1861, in Company C, 43rd IL. Infantry.
      ANDERSON, Andrew J., Wataga, enlisted September 1, 1861, in Company C, 43rd IL. Infantry.
      ANDERSON, George W., Knoxville, enlisted April 23, 1861, in Company D, 1st IL. Cavalry.
      ANDERSON, Gustaf A., Galesburg (Corporal), enlisted September 1, 1861, in Company C, 43rd IL. Infantry, and transferred to Company A consolidated. Mustered out November 30, 1865.
      ANDERSON, James, Galesburg, enlisted February 11, 1864, in Company C, 43rd IL. Infantry. Transferred to Company A, consolidated. Mustered out November 30, 1865.
      ANDERSON, Lewis J., Galesburg, enlisted September 1, 1861, in Company C, 43rd IL. Infantry. Died in St. Louis on June 14, 1862. Mentioned in Rev. Duffield’s 1865 sermon.
      ANDERSON, Nels P., Galesburg, enlisted September 1, 1861, in Company C, 43rd IL. Infantry.
      ANDERSON, Peter, Galesburg, enlisted January 15, 1862, in Battery H, 1st Regt. Light Artillery (often called Axel Silversparre’s Battery). Died at Pittsburg Landing on May 9, 1862. Appears on Rev. Duffield’s 1865 list.
      ANDERSON, R. B., Galesburg, enlisted in Company D, 102nd IL. Infantry, on August 11, 1862.
      ANDERSON, William, Wataga, enlisted September 1, 1861, into Company C, 43rd IL. Infantry. Died at Hebron, Mississippi, August 15, 1863.
      ANDREWS, Samuel J. M., Galesburg. Enlisted May 25, 1861, into Company E, 17th IL. Infantry. Mustered out June 17, 1865.
      ANDREWS, T. H., Galesburg (Captain), enlisted July 25, 1862, into Company A, 102nd IL. Infantry.
      ATWOOD, C. I., Salem, enlisted August 10, 1862, into Company G, 83rd IL. Infantry. Died at Fort Donelson, October 24, 1862.
      AVERY, Robert H., Galesburg, enlisted August 15, 1862, into Company A, 77th IL. Infantry. Prisoner at Andersonville, Georgia. Mustered out June 9, 1865. Robert Hannaman Avery, with his brother, six years younger, Cyrus Miner Avery, formed the Avery Corn Planter Works of Peoria. Robert, who had attended the Knox Academy from 1854-59 (Cyrus attended in 1868 and was later a Trustee of Knox College 1890-1905), enlisted in the Union Army at the age of 22. He was a prisoner for a long time in Andersonville. Mrs. Estelle Avery Lampe, his niece, writes: “Many were the times when I heard the stories of his experiences. How he determined that ‘if only one man comes out alive, I will be that man.’ How he never used any utensils belonging to any one else, and never loaned his one cup to another person, using it not only as a dish but for washing and bathing. To maintain his sanity, he occupied his mind with planning pieces of machinery, and, with the scraps of wood which he could gather within the walls of Andersonville, he made the model for the corn-planter he planned to build when he would be released.” (We are most grateful to Mrs. Lampe for sharing this history with us at this time. Ed.)
      AYRES, George P., Galesburg (Sergeant Major), enlisted December 5, 1863, into Company A, 89th IL. Infantry.
      AYRES, Henry P., Galesburg (Sergeant Major), enlisted into Company A, 77th IL. Infantry. Later promoted adjutant.
      AYRES, Nelson, Abingdon, enlisted February 16, 1864, into Company B, 72nd IL. Infantry.
      BABCOCK, Fred, Galesburg, enlisted September 13, 1862, into Company A, 14th IL. Cavalry, where he served as a Corporal. Mustered out July 31, 1865, as a First Sergeant.
      BABCOCK, J. D., Galesburg, enlisted August 12, 1862, into Company D, 102nd IL. Infantry. Discharged February 22, 1863, and subsequently enlisted in the U. S. Navy on August 30, 1864. Mustered out November 30, 1865.
      BACON, Horatio F., Galesburg, enlisted August 5, 1862, into Company A, 77th IL. Infantry. Killed in New Orleans, December 25, 1863.
      BANCROFT, Charles E., Galesburg, enlisted February 8, 1864, into Company A, 77th IL. Infantry. Mustered out August 15, 1865.
      BANKSON, Oloff, Galesburg, enlisted August 1, 1862, into Company H, 102nd IL. Infantry.
      BARBER, Henry A., Elba, enlisted August 12, 1862, into Company A, 77th IL. Infantry. Mustered out June 17, 1865, as Sergeant.
      BARNES, Samuel D., Galesburg (Sergeant), enlisted in Company C, 72nd IL. Infantry. Promoted 1st Lieutenant in 1864 in U. S. C. Q.
      BARNY, Charles, Galesburg, enlisted in 29th United States Infantry, Colored.
      BARQUET, Jos. H., Galesburg, enlisted in 54th Massachusetts Infantry, Colored. The City Directory of Galesburg for the year 1861 lists Mr. Barquet as a mason. He resided on Brooks Street, the north side, 1st door west of Henderson. Dewey’s Directory for 1868 lists Jos. Barquette (colored), with residence on Maple Avenue, the fourth door north of North Street. His occupation if given as laborer.
      BARRAR, Thomas, Galesburg, enlisted September 19, 1861, into Company H, 33rd IL. Infantry. Mustered out November 24, 1865, as a 1st Sergeant.
      BARRELL, George W., Galesburg, enlisted in Company E, 17th IL Infantry, on March 28, 1862. Died August 5, 1863. Appears on Rev. Duffield’s list.
      BARRETT, Nathan A., Galesburg, enlisted on September 26, 1861, into Company C, 11th IL. Cavalry. Discharged July 1, 1862, for disability.
      BARTLETT, Levi S., Galesburg, enlisted in Company A, 77th IL. Infantry, on February 3, 1864. Mustered out June 24, 1865.
      BARTON, Earl G., Knoxville, enlisted April 23, 1861 into Company D, 1st IL. Cavalry. Discharged October 9, 1861
      BASSETT, Bradford S., Knoxville, enlisted on April 23, 1861, into Company D, 1st IL. Cavalry, and promoted to Corporal. He was subsequently promoted to the rank of 2nd Lieutenant in the Second Kansas Cavalry. The City Directory of Galesburg for 1861 shows Mr. Bassett as residing on Main Street, south side, third door west of Pearl. Why the 1878 Knox County History Civil War roster shows him as being from Knoxville is unexplained. However, as Company D, 1st IL. Cavalry, was something of a Knoxville outfit, that may account for why he was so listed. Or, in 1878 he may have been a Knoxville resident.
      BECKINGTON, Charles. (A reference was located on this person which showed him as an Iowa resident. He was apparently registered some way, in Galesburg, as a military enlistee or a prospective enlistee. However, the City Directory for 1861 lists him as a student at Knox College and said that he “boards on Simmons Street, the north side, first door west of West Street.)
      BEENEY, Edward. (No military information could be found in the materials used for this project. The City Directory of Galesburg shows a man by this name who in the year 1861 was a baker on Main Street, the north side, first door east of Cedar; his residence is shown in the same book as being on Ferris, the south side, first door east of Academy. The 1868 Dewey’s Directory shows an R. H. Beeny operating a bakery on Ferris Street, the south side, fourth door west of West, with residence as same. Maybe the same family.)
      BELDEN, George, Knox County, enlisted August 10, 1861, into Company D, 7th IL. Cavalry. Was a prisoner of war. Mustered out July 8, 1865.
      BELL, George A., Second Iowa
      BELL, Thomas M., Galesburg, enlisted August 4, 1862, into Company D, 102nd IL. Infantry. M. O. as a Corporal.
      BELL, William A., Galesburg, enlisted August 4, 1862, into Company D, 102nd IL. Infantry.
      BENGTSON, Peter, Galesburg, enlisted on September 1, 1861, into Company C, 43rd IL. Infantry. The City Directory of Galesburg for 1861 shows a Peter Bengtson, laborer, Public Square, north side, first door east of Broad; residence on Broad, east side, second door north of Ferris. That would put his residence about where the Armory now is. Some military records of that era show the last name as “Bentzson.” Peter Bengtson is not related to a Bengtson Family known in Galesburg today. Jan Bengtson graduated from GHS with the Class of 1945.
      BENNING, Henry, Galesburg, Enlisted into Company C, 43rd IL. Infantry, on September 1, 1861, and discharged on July 8, 1862, for disability.
      BENTON, William Marshall (Lieutenant), residence Edgington, Illinois. A Knox College student apparently when the Civil War began, this man subsequently enlisted in the 9th IL. Cavalry. His name was on George Churchill’s list.
      BERQUIST, Andrew J., Galesburg, enlisted on August 1, 1862, into Company H, 102nd IL. Infantry, and subsequently transferred to the Engineers’ Corps.
      BICKFORD, Perry T., Galesburg, enlisted on May 25, 1861, into Company E, 17th IL. Infantry. Records show that he deserted at Lake Charles, Louisiana, on February 20, 1863. Perry was a student at Knox Academy in 1858-59. In the City Directory for 1861, he is listed as a law student at Number 1 Main Street, with a residence on Simmons Street, the north side, the first door west of Cedar. At the same address in the same directory, Mrs. Eleanor H. Bickford, widow of Alpheus, is at the same residence as Perry—she may have been his mother. Professor Churchill’s list showing Perry’s name was published in 1876 (without comment mentioning anything about him other than his date of enlistment). There apparently was no Bickford Family living in Galesburg at that time, if one accepts the absence of a Bickford name in 1876 City Directory as proof positive. Mac Morris found someone named B. Bickford in the 1867 Galesburg City Directory who was a brakeman on the Burlington Railroad. He boarded at the American House, corner Depot & Central. A Harrison P. Bickford was in Barker’s Dragoons for four months, early in 1861. No other trace of the Bickfords has appeared, thus far. Perry Bickford is mentioned late in 1861 as a friend of the Bickerdyke Family, according to what was found in Mother Bickerdyke’s Galesburg letters, in 1968. Further information on Perry is now being sought. Listed as dead in Rev. Duffield’s 1865 sermon.
      BISSELL, Harmon D., Galesburg, enlisted in August 1862, into Company G. 83rd IL. Infantry. He appears in the City Directory of Galesburg for 1861 as : Harmon D. Bissell, book-keeper, Public Square, west side, first door north Main; residence, Academy, west side, fourth door north Brooks. Listed as dead in Rev. Duffield’s 1865 sermon.
      BJORK, Gustaff, Galesburg. Company C, 43rd Infantry. Died. The City Directory for 1861 shows a Charles A. Bjork, laborer, who boards on North Street, south side, 1st door east of Seminary. But no Gustaff. Listed as dead in Rev. Duffield’s 1865 sermon.
      BOAM, Benjamin E., Galesburg, enlisted May 25, 1861, into Company E, 17th IL. Infantry. Mustered out June 17, 1865.
      BOATMAN, Aaron, Galesburg (Corporal), enlisted September 19, 1861, into Company H, 33rd IL. Infantry. Mustered out November 24, 1865.
      BOON, Hiram, Jr., Galesburg, enlisted August 9, 1862, into Company D, 102nd IL. Infantry.
      BOTELSON, Nels, Galesburg, enlisted September 1, 1861, into Company C, 43rd IL. Infantry. He was discharged wounded on October 11, 1862, and subsequently died.
      BOYDSTON, William H., Galesburg, enlisted on February 15, 1864, into Company F, 66th IL. Infantry. Mustered out on July 7, 1865. Another spelling for this family name is Boydstun. Dewey’s Directory for 1868 shows William A. Boydstun as a carpenter, residing at 12 E. Main. The same book shows Mrs. M. Boydston, dressmaker, residing at 12 West Main. At the same address is N. Boydston. Perhaps the 12 East Main is a misprint and the family resided together at 12 West Main. In 1888, the Galesburg Republican-Register published a special Holiday Issue Magazine supplement and on page 14 says that William A. Boydston was Supervisor Buildings on the Burlington Railroad.
      BRAMBLE, Hamilton G., Galesburg, enlisted August 6, 1862, into Company E, 89th IL. Infantry. Transferred to V. R. C. He appears in the 1861 City Directory of Galesburg as Bramble, Hamilton G., brakeman, C. B. & Q. R.R.; residence, Third Street, the south side, first door east of Cedar.
      BRAMBLE, James, Galesburg, 25th Missouri Volunteers; dead. He appears in the 1861 City Directory as Bramble, James, carpenter, same address as Hamilton G. Bramble. J.J. Bramble listed as “deceased” in Rev. Duffield’s 1865 sermon.

 Foxie

What a great site!

 
I am researching the Bramble family and Hamilton Bramble
is listed as being at the same address as James Bramble
in your listing of the 1861 City Directory of Galesburg.  I am not sure who James is... but J.J. Bramble who you list as deceased.... is Hamilton's brother.  Hamilton's father is James and he is on the 1860 census for Galesburg, Knox
Co. Illinois but he was 76 years old.
 
Hamilton died in July 8, 1873 in Indianapolis, Ind and is buried in the Crown Hill Cemetery in Indiana.  He attended the Knox Academy 1856-57.
 
J J Bramble is Hamilton's brother and he died April 6, 1862
at the battle of Pittsburg Landing.  "Battle of Shiloh"
He was a 2nd. Lt.  This was the first day of the battle and
it is assumed he is buried in a mass grave.  He did join the 13th Missouri Vol....which became the 25th.  He is on the
1860 census in Buchanan, St. Joseph, Missouri.
 
Would you have any idea how I could find Rev. Duffields 1865 sermon where he lists J.J. Bramble as deceased?
Would you have any further information on James Bramble
or any of the other Bramble's?
 
Thanks much.......don't know if this information helps at all but did want you to know your work has helped me.

Mary Lynn 


      BRAND, Emerson, Galesburg (Corporal), enlisted May 25, 1861, into Company E, 17th IL. Infantry, and discharged on May 16, 1862. The 1861 City Directory of Galesburg lists, Brand, Emerson, student, Lombard University; boards on Simmons Street, north side, first door west of Kellogg.
      BRAZIE, Henry W., Galesburg, 9th Virginia. (The 1861 Galesburg Directory lists Mr. Brazie and says that he was a harness maker at 11 Main Street. He resided on Tompkins Street, the south side, first door west of Cedar. Dewey’s 1868 Directory says that Mrs. Malvina Brazie resided at 19 Cherry Street, the first door south of South Street. Perhaps she was the widow of Henry or else possibly his mother.)
      BRICKER, E. C., 25th Missouri.
      BRIGGS, John, Galesburg. (Although his name appears in Professor Churchill’s list of Civil War soldiers from Galesburg, no military designation appears. However, he is listed on Page 18 of the 1861 City Directory. His civilian occupation is not shown. His place of residence was on Sumner Street, the east side, third door north of Main.)
      BRONSON, Albert. (This man’s military designation in the Churchill list is merely “in a Chicago regiment” but he is listed on page 18 of the 1861 Galesburg directory. No civilian occupation is indicated. His address was given as Mulberry Street, the south side, third door east of Day Street.)
      BROWN, Henry C., Galesburg. Enlisted into Company E, 17th IL. Infantry, on May 25, 1861. Died July 4, 1863.
      BROWN, Jacob D., Galesburg (First Lieutenant), enlisted into Company C, 11th IL. Cavalry, on December 19, 1864. Veteran. (This usually means the man had previous service in the same or another outfit, frequently as an enlisted man prior to becoming an officer.) Mustered out September 30, 1865.
      BROWN, Mark.
      BROWN, W. N., Galesburg. Enlisted into Company C, 11th IL. Cavalry, on October 17, 1861. He was a farrier and is mentioned in Henry Allen’s memoir of that outfit which was published in 1971 by the Mother Bickerdyke Historical Collection
      BRUNER, Crawford A., North Henderson, enlisted into Company A, 102nd IL. Infantry, on August 6, 1862, and mustered out July 13, 1865.
      BRUNER, Isaac, Rio. Enlisted April 24, 1864, and mustered out October 31, 1865.
      BULL, J. H., Galesburg. Enlisted on August 9, 1862, into Company A, 77th IL. Infantry. He was discharged on April 6, 1863, for disability.
      BULLIS, Lemuel D., Kewanee, enlisted February 7, 1865, into Company A, 42nd IL. Infantry. Mustered out December 16, 1865.
      BURCH, George C. In a Michigan Regiment.
      BURKHALTER, James Lewis (Captain), Maquon. He formed Company F, 86th IL. Infantry, and enlisted into the federal service with the men on August 27, 1862. They were mustered out on June 6, 1865. Captain Burkhalter was a carpenter and a building contractor. In 1884, he became President of the Farmers & Mechanics Bank in Galesburg and held that office until his death early in January, 1908. His battlefield writings are published under the title of Captain Burkhalter’s Georgia War in this volume.
      BURLINGAME, John C., Galesburg, enlisted July 17, 1862, into Company A, 77th IL. Infantry. Mustered out July 10, 1865.
      BURLINGAME, Spencer, Galesburg, enlisted August 6, 1861, into Company E, 33rd IL. Infantry. Died at Brashear City, July 14, 1864.
      BURLINGAME, William D., Galesburg, enlisted into Company E, 33rd IL. Infantry, on August 19, 1861, and was wounded at Vicksburg on May 22, 1863. Listed as deceased by Rev. Duffield in 1865.
      BURNS, Thomas, Galesburg. 54th Massachusetts Infantry, colored. (No other information is indicated.)
      BURTON, Jackson W., Galesburg (Sergeant), enlisted December 1, 1861, into Battery H, Stenbeck’s Battery. (Mr. Andreas Stenbeck, who formed this outfit, was reportedly a Galesburg schoolteacher before the Civil War began.)
      BURTCH, Horace, Galesburg. Enlisted on May 25, 1861, and mustered out June 4, 1864. (Corporal/Sergeant.)
      BUSH, H. H., (Professor Churchill does not indicate anything else about this man. H. H. Bush does appear in the 1861 Galesburg City Directory, however, as Henry H. Bush, freight conductor, C. B. & Q. railroad, with Mr. Bush boarding on Seminary Street, the west side, second door south of Simmons.)
      BUTLER, Benjamin, Galesburg, 29th United States Infantry. Colored. (Professor Churchill does not indicate anything about Mr. Butler in the list.) The 1868 Directory issued by Dewey lists a colored man named Ben Butler who was a laborer and resided on Abingdon, south of Knox Street. This man may have been the father of D. E. Butler who published the magazine The Blue Book in Galesburg after the turn of the century.
      BUTLER, James N., Galesburg, enlisted into Company E. 33rd IL. Infantry, on August 12, 1861.
      BUTLER, G. D., Galesburg (Sergeant), enlisted on August 9, 1862, into Company A, 77th IL. Infantry. Mustered out July 10, 1865.
      BUTTERFIELD, William H., Galesburg. (There was a W. Butterfield from Galesburg who enlisted on December 24, 1861, into Company G, of the 12th IL. Cavalry, with discharge date not indicated in the list published in 1878 in the Knox County History.) Enlisted on March 2, 1863, into Company M, 16th IL. Cavalry. Prisoner of War. Mustered out June 16, 1865. Dewey’s 1868 Directory shows a William Butterfield who was a brakeman and also shows a W. H. Butterfield.
      CALDWELL, Samuel. (Nothing else appears about this man in Professor Churchill’s list except the cryptic comment “1862, at Farmington.” This may mean he was wounded or killed at the Battle of Farmington in 1862, in Mississippi.)
      CALKINS, Charles Elijah, Oneida, enlisted in Company A, at Knoxville, IL, July 17, 1861. Company later became Company A, 59th IL. Infantry. Private Calkins died in the military hospital in Louisville, Kentucky on December 30, 1862. His writings are published in book form for the first time in the present volume under the title of Charlie, My Boy.
      CALKINS, Frederick P., Oneida, enlisted in Company D, 1st IL. Cavalry, at Knoxville, IL, April 23, 1861. Five feet, 9 ½ inches tall, with a fair complexion, grey eyes and brown hair, Fred was born in Knox County on July 15, 1839. He was a first cousin of Charlie Calkins. Fred was mustered out of the 1st IL. Cavalry at Benton Barracks, Missouri on July 14, 1862. On June 2, 1863, Fred enlisted at Oneida into Company K, 16th IL. Cavalry. He was mustered out on June 9, 1865. He married Emma Higgins on September 3, 1865, supposedly at Oneida. This information was found during the research on the Calkins family, in connection with the preparation for publication of Charlie’s writings. Found in Mother Bickerdyke’s Papers was an undated newspaper clipping from a Galesburg paper of Civil War vintage. The article appearing in that clipping listed the weddings of three couples from the Galesburg area. Which of the couples were known to the Bickerdyke Family, or maybe if all of them were—is not indicated on the clipping. Nor is the name told of the newspaper from which the clipping is taken. Of the three couples listed, the middle one is described thus:
      MARRIED
      In this City, Sunday evening, Sept 3d, by Prof. Livingston, Mr. Frederick P. Calkins, and Miss Emma Higgins.
      It is only as a result of the arduous research connected with this project that this tiny fragment of ancient history at last comes into perspective and we know approximately when the article was published. Such comprehensive and exhaustive attention and effort may seem almost horrifying to the layman, but if the manifold mysteries in Galesburg’s past and Mother Bickerdyke’s past are ever to be unraveled and defined reasonably well, it is this kind of thing which must be done.
      CAMPBELL, Lewis, 29th United States Infantry, colored.
      CANDEE, Marshall G., Galesburg, enlisted on August 11, 1862, into Company F, 114th IL. Infantry. Detached at mustering out of regiment. Candee, Charles—dead. Listed in Rev. Duffield.
      CANFIELD, William E., Galesburg. (The 1861 City Directory of Galesburg lists this man as a teamster, with his place of residence on Henderson Street, the west side, first door south of First Street.) Enlisted August 8, 1862, into Company D, 102nd IL. Infantry. Discharged March 10, 1865, with disability. Dewey’s Directory for 1868 lists William Canfield, gardener, residing on Henderson Street, the west side, the foot of First.
      CAPRON, Alexander S., Galesburg (Musician), enlisted on August 1, 1862, into Company E, 89th IL. Infantry. He was absent sick at the time the regiment was mustered out in 1865.
      CARPENTER, Benjamin F., Galesburg. Enlisted on December 4, 1861, into Company E, 17th Illinois Infantry, and died April 12, 1862.
      CARPENTER, Henry W., Galesburg. (The 1861 City Directory of Galesburg lists Henry W. Carpenter as an attorney with a residence on Cedar Street, the west side, the third door north of Main
      CARR, Byron O. (The Galesburg City Directory for 1861 lists Byron O. Carr as a conductor on the Burlington Railroad with a residence on Clark Street, the west side, 1st door north of North.)
      CARR, George H., Galesburg, enlisted September 8, 1862, into Company A, 14th IL. Cavalry. He was discharged on January 8, 1864, for disability and later enlisted into the 137th IL. Infantry. He enlisted into Company C of that outfit on the date of May 12, 1864, and was mustered out September 24, 1864.
      CARR, George P., (The 1861 City Directory of Galesburg lists George P. Carr as a student at Knox College, residing on North Street, the north side, first door west of Academy.) Became a Lieutenant in an Arkansas Cavalry outfit.
      CARR, Melvin S., Galesburg (Captain), enlisted into Company A, 14th IL. Cavalry, on January 7, 1863, and resigned on February 10, 1864. (May have been the Doctor M. S. Carr that was the family doctor of the Henry A. Allen family in Galesburg, during the post Civil War years, see Bess A. Donaldson’s book Prairie Girl.) The 1868 Directory published by Dewey shows a Dr. Marvin S. Carr with residence on Kellogg, the northeast corner of Losey.
      CARSON, Calvin. (All that Professor Churchill’s list has to add about this man is the comment: “In a Missouri Regiment; dead”.) The Galesburg City Directory for 1861 lists a man by the name of J. Calvin Carson and gives his address as Sumner Street (residence), the west side, second door north of Main Street. C. J. Carson listed as dead in Duffield’s 1865 sermon.
      CARSON, Edward M., Galesburg, enlisted into Company E, 17th IL. Infantry, on May 25, 1861, and mustered out on June 4, 1864.
      CARSON, James H., Galesburg, enlisted February 11, 1865, into Company F, 148th IL. Infantry. Detached at mustering out of regiment.
      CHADWICK (or CHADRICH), Elisha A., Galesburg, enlisted February 11, 1864, into Company A, 77th IL. Infantry, mustered out August 15, 1865.
      CHAMBERLAIN, George W., (Corporal), Galesburg, enlisted August 20, 1862, into Company D, 102nd IL. Infantry. Promoted to Lt. in 1st Tennessee H. Art.
      CHAPIN. (Professor Churchill’s list adds the comment: “Was in a Vermont Regiment.”) The Galesburg City Directory for 1861 lists a man named Lorenzo Chapin, who lived in a boarding house located on Brooks Street, the north side, third door east of Day. There is a possibility that Mr. Chapin was a student at Lombard since the address is in that vicinity.
      CHAPPELL, George P., Galesburg, enlisted into the 11th IL. Cavalry around the autumn of 1861. He is mentioned by Henry Allen in Allen’s memoir which was published by the M.B.H.C. in 1971. Chappell died in the spring of 1862 in Tennessee. He may have sustained fatal wounds at the Battle of Shiloh.
      CHESEBRO, Nicholas G., Galesburg (Sergeant), enlisted August 3, 1862, into Company D, 102nd IL. Infantry.
      CHILSON, Alexander R., Galesburg (Sergeant), enlisted August 5, 1862, into Company E, 83rd IL. Infantry. He was mustered out on June 26, 1865. Dewey’s Directory for 1868 lists an A. R. Chilson who was a night watchman at G. W. Brown’s (the corn planter works). His residence was on Seminary Street, the west side, fourth door north of Main.
      CHIMBERG, Nelson, Walnut Grove, Company G, 89th IL. Infantry. Died at Andersonville Prison, September 28, 1864. Number of grave is 9,935. (The Galesburg City Directory for 1861 shows a man named Niles P. Chinburg, wheelwright, who was employed or in business on Cedar Street, east side, first door north of Main. His place of residence was listed on Ferris, the north side, third door east of Cedar.)
      CHURCHILL, N., Jr. (Professor Churchill does not give us any further information in the list, but this was quite likely his brother Norman.) Norman Churchill, Jr., is listed in the 1861 City Directory of Galesburg as a farmer, residing on Main Street, the north side, second door west of Maple Avenue. That was the same address given for Norman Churchill, Sr.
      CHURCHILL, W., Galesburg, enlisted into Company A, 77th IL. Infantry, on the date of August 1, 1862. He died at Youngs Point, Louisiana, on February 7, 1863.
      CLARK, G. Frank, Knoxville (Corporal), enlisted April 23, 1861 into Company D, 1st IL. Cavalry. He was mustered out and reenlisted into Company D, 102nd IL. Infantry on the date of August 14, 1862. He was discharged on November 30, 1863, for disability. The 1878 Knox County History shows Mr. Clark in his 102nd IL. enlistment record as being from Galesburg.
      CLARK, Merritt M., Galesburg (1st Lieutenant), enlisted September 2, 1862, into Company A, 77th IL. Infantry. He was mustered out July 10, 1865. The 1861 City Directory of Galesburg indicates that a law firm of Clark & Williams had offices at #27 Main Street. Merritt M. Clark’s residence was on Main Street, the north side, first door east of Henderson. Dewey’s Directory for 1868 shows an M. M. Clark, police magistrate, who resided at 21 Tompkins, the south side, one door west of Academy.
      CLARKE, George A., Galesburg (Sergeant), enlisted August 14, 1861, into Company E, 33rd IL. Infantry, and was discharged on December 6, 1862, for disability.
      CLAY, Hiland H., Galesburg (Major) enlisted in August 1862, into Company G, 102nd IL. He was mustered out on June 6, 1865. H. H. Clay’s daughter is Mrs. E. Terpening, 560 N. Chambers, Galesburg.
      CLAY, Irwin L., Galesburg (Lieutenant), enlisted August 10, 1862, into Company D, 102nd IL. Infantry. He was mustered out on June 6, 1865. Mr. Clay’s first name of Irwin is frequently misspelled in many diverse records as Irving. The 1868 Directory issued by Dewey carried him as Erving L. Clay, brakeman, with place of residence on First Street, the northeast corner of Cedar.
      CLEGG, Benjamin. Was in an Iowa Regiment.
      CLOUGH, David, Galesburg (1st Lieutenant), enlisted February 16, 1863, into Company E, 17th IL. Infantry. Term expired June 1864.
      COKER, George. 54th Massachusetts Infantry. Colored
      COLBOURN, John, Galesburg, enlisted on May 25, 1861, into Company E, 17th IL. Infantry. Killed at Fort Donelson, Tennessee, February 13, 1862. Listed in Duffield 1865.
      COLE, Stephen D., Galesburg. Enlisted April 19, 1861, into Company F, 1st IL. Cavalry, and mustered out October 24, 1861. He went into the outfit in Springfield, however, and was listed as being from Springfield. On November 4, 1861, he enlisted into Company K, 45th IL. Infantry, and was discharged on April 30, 1862, with wounds. On July 25, 1862, he enlisted into Company H, 102nd IL. Infantry, and became a Corporal. He was discharged April 8, 1863. On January 5, 1864 he was enlisted into Company B, 72nd IL. Infantry, at Galesburg. He was subsequently transferred to Company H, 33rd IL. Infantry, from which outfit he was mustered out on November 24, 1865. He married Miss Delia Dillon at Knoxville after the war and later removed to Kewanee. They had a large family and he lived until 1911. His daughter-in-law, Mrs. Emma Cole, of Kewanee, made available his Civil War photograph for publication in this book. During his military service, Mr. Cole was seriously ill on different occasions, which may or may not have been the result of wounds he sustained in 1862. According to his military records, he had eyes of hazel color, dark hair, dark complexion. He was 5 feet, 10 ¾ inches tall and was born in the State of New York at Westport, which is in Essex County, on Lake Champlain. His date of birth was August 19, 1843. In his youth in Galesburg, Mr. Cole was employed as a harness maker and as a baker. The 1861 City Directory of Galesburg lists Stephen D. Cole as a harness maker at 36 Main Street. His place of residence is given as Broad Street, the east side, the fourth door north of Grove. His father was George Warren Cole, a harness maker and carriage trimmer, located at 36 Main Street, and living at the same North Broad Street address. Photos made available for this publication of George Warren Cole and Miss Edith Cole, Steve’s sister, are from Edith’s granddaughter, Alma Archer of Galesburg. Steve’s brother Frank left descendants in Galesburg. These include Miss Jessie Cole and Sis Cole, who is Mrs. Arlyne Johnston, and Charles Cole. Mrs. Arlyne Johnston’s son Jerry is the Commander George T. Johnston, U.S.N., who drew the original illustrations published in this book, in the section devoted to Captain Burkhalter’s writings. Steve Cole left direct descendants. Among those heard from before this book went to press were Anna Margaret Morse of Phoenix, Arizona, and her sons. Other relatives are being sought at this time. It turns out that Steve Cole is a personal participant in one of the crucially dramatic episodes in the history of Mother Bickerdyke, which will be clarified when her new biography is published in the future. It is quite likely that the Cole Family of Galesburg were among those present at the Lincoln-Douglas Debate in 1858, at Knox College.
      COLLISTER, William Eugene, enlisted into Company G, 77th IL. Infantry, on August 14, 1862, and mustered out June 17, 1864.
      COLTON, John B., Galesburg, enlisted into the 83rd IL. Infantry on August 21, 1862. Became Brigade Quartermaster. He was the eldest son of Chauncey S. Colton of Galesburg and was for many years a Main Street businessman.
      COLVILLE, Robert Weir, Galesburg. Enlisted into Company E, 17th IL. Infantry, on May 25, 1861. Discharged on May 16, 1862, for disability. Mr. Colville was later employed by the Burlington Railroad as a Master Mechanic.
      COMSTOCK, Henry, Jr., Galesburg. Enlisted on September 15, 1862, into Company A, 14th IL. Cavalry. He was discharged on January 8, 1864, for disability.
      CONARO, George W., Galesburg. Enlisted into Company A, 77th IL. Infantry on February 12, 1864.
      CONGER, E. D., Galesburg (1st Sergeant), enlisted on September 25, 1861, into Company G, 32nd IL. Infantry.
      CONGER, Edwin H. (Captain), Galesburg, enlisted on August 14, 1863, into Company I, 102nd IL. Infantry.
      CONGER, G. W., Galesburg. (Professor Churchill’s list merely adds about this man: “was in a Chicago Regiment.”) The 1861 Galesburg City Directory lists a George W. Conger who was a farmer. His residence was on the Knoxville Road, the west side, first door south of Mulberry.
      COOK, Levi.
      CORWIN, Jonas D., Galesburg. 50th IL. Regiment. Professor Churchill’s list said nothing else about this man. The 1861 City Directory for Galesburg indicates that Mr. Corwin was a law student on Prairie Street, the east side, second door south of Main Street. He boarded on Prairie Street, the west side, first door south of Grove. Listed as “deceased” by Rev. Duffield in 1865.
      COURTNEY, George E., Galesburg, enlisted into Company E, 17th IL. Infantry, on May 25, 1861, and was discharged for disability on June 17, 1862. The 1861 City Directory of Galesburg shows on page 26 an entry that George Courtney was a fireman on the C. B. & Q. Railroad. The entry said also that Mr. Courtney “boards on Boon’s Avenue, the east side, third door north of Simmons.”
      CRAIG, William (Sergeant), Galesburg. He enlisted on June 30, 1862 into Company E, 71st IL. Infantry, and was mustered out on October 29th of the same year.
      CURTISS, Amasa. Was in an Iowa Regiment. (Although nothing else about this man appeared in Professor Churchill’s list, we find on page 26 of the Galesburg City Directory an entry which says that Amasa S. Curtiss was a brakeman on the Burlington Railroad. He boarded on Seminary Street, the west side, second door south of Simmons.)
      DAGGETT, Franklin G., Galesburg (Sergeant), enlisted on August 14, 1862, into Company D, 102nd IL. Infantry. Mustered out June 6, 1865 as a private.
      DARFFY, Francis M., Galesburg, enlisted on December 24, 1863, into Company I, 72nd IL. Infantry. Discharged October 4, 1864, for disability. (The Knox County records from which Professor Churchill’s list was prepared showed the man’s name as Duffee).
      DAVIS, Frank M., Galesburg, enlisted August 19, 1861, into Company E, 33rd IL. Infantry. Died at St. Louis October 19, 1862.
      DAVIS, James H., Abingdon, enlisted into Company E, 33rd IL. Infantry on August 26, 1861. Dead at Vicksburg, May 22, 1863.
      DAVIS, James R., Galesburg, enlisted January 5, 1864, into Company B, 72nd IL. Infantry. Killed at Franklin, Tennessee on November 30, 1864.
      DAVIS, John, 1864, Company H, 54th Massachusetts Infantry. Colored.
      DAVIS, John W., February 9, 1864, 1st Iowa colored Infantry.
      DAVISON, Avis W., Galesburg, enlisted into Company D, 102nd IL. Infantry on August 7, 1862. Mustered out June 6, 1865.
      DENNIS, Dwight H., Knoxville. Enlisted April 23, 1861 into Company D, 1st IL. Cavalry. Dead of accidental wounds, April 30, 1862. Listed in Duffield 1865.
      DENNISON, W., was in an Iowa battery.
      DICKENSON, John, 1864, Company H, 54th Massachusetts Infantry. Colored.
      DIMERY, James, 1863. 29th United States Infantry, Colored
      DORMAN, Dolan, Galesburg (Corporal), enlisted May 25, 1861 into Company E, 17th IL. Infantry. Mustered out June 4, 1864.
      DORR, Isaac B., Geneva, enlisted August 15, 1862 into Company B, 72nd IL. Infantry. Mustered out August 7, 1865 as a Corporal. (Exactly why a man from Geneva would show up in the Knox County records that were in turn printed in Professor Churchill’s list as being from Galesburg…..is hard to say. This particular company did contain many Galesburg enlistees and at least two of them were signed up by Daniel W. Whittle of Chicago who was in Galesburg and in charge of recruiting. It may be that Ike Dorr was in Galesburg at that time and signed up.)
      DOW, Samuel A., Galesburg (Hospital Steward), enlisted into Company A, 14th IL. Infantry August 13, 1862; promoted as surgeon in the 17th IL. Cavalry.
      DRURY, Frank. Was in an Iowa Regiment.
      DUDLEY, Davis A., Galesburg. Enlisted in Company C, 43rd IL. Infantry on September 1, 1861. Mustered out September 16, 1864. Was a wagoner. (The 1861 City Directory of Galesburg shows a man by this name whose occupation in civilian life was that of a carpenter. He was to be found on Kellogg Street, the west side, second door south of Simmons. This sounds very much like the address of Brown Corn-Planter Works. If he worked on farm machinery for Mr. Brown, he could have been a wagoner in his military career. Mr. Davis’s residence is given as Seminary Street, the west side, first door north of Third.)
      DUNHAM, Mulford E., Galesburg. Enlisted on May 25, 1861, into Company E, 17th IL. Infantry. Killed at Fort Donelson, Tennessee, on February 13, 1862. He had been a student at the Knox Academy. Appeared on Rev. Duffield’s 1865 list.
      EASLEY, Ephraim, 1st Iowa Colored Infantry.
      EDRINGTON, George E., Galesburg (Corporal), enlisted August 10, 1861, into Company D, 7th IL. Cavalry. Mustered out October 15, 1864. (The 1861 Galesburg City Directory shows this man in the civilian occupation of farmer. His residence was on South Street, the south side, third door west of Academy.) Dewey’s Directory for 1868 shows a G. E. Edrington “at the round house” residing on Seminary Street, the east side, south of Fifth.
      EDVALL, Oloff S., Galesburg (Captain), enlisted September 18, 1861, into Company C, 43rd IL. Infantry, and died May 7, 1862. Listed in Duffield 1865.
      EDWARDS, Frank, Galesburg, enlisted September 14, 1862, into Company A, 14th IL. Infantry.
      EILLSON.
      EMRICH, Henry, Galesburg, enlisted into Company H, 13th IL Cavalry. In the years following the Civil War, he was editor/publisher of a newspaper known as The Galesburg Plain-Dealer. The 1868 Dewey’s Directory lists H. Emrich as a pressman for The Free Press (newspaper), residing at 27 Cherry Street, two doors north of Brooks.
      ERICKSON, J. A., Galesburg. Enlisted on September 1, 1861, into Company C, 43rd IL. Infantry. Discharged on April 29, 1862, for disability.
      ERICKSON, Oloff, Galesburg, enlisted on May 25, 1861, into Company E, 17th IL. Infantry. Discharged on May 16, 1862.
      ERICKSON, Swen, Knoxville. Enlisted on February 26, 1862, into Battery H, 1st IL. Light Artillery, and died at Memphis, September 19, 1862. Appears on Rev. Duffield’s 1865 list.
      ESPING, Axel, Galesburg. Enlisted on February 29, 1864 into Company C, 43rd IL Infantry. Transferred to Company A. Mustered out November 30, 1865.
      ESQUE, Sandy. 1st Iowa colored infantry.
      ESTY, Stephen V., Galesburg. August 1862, 89th IL. Infantry. (This man appears in the 1861 City Directory of Galesburg as a brakeman on the Burlington Railroad. The pertinent entry said he “boards on Simmons Street, the south side, the second door west of Prairie. The 89th IL. Infantry Regiment was known as the “Railroad Regiment” and was formed in August 1862.)
      EVANS, Frank M., Galesburg, enlisted February 9, 1864, into Company A, 77th IL. Infantry. Was mustered out August 15, 1865.
      EWING, John C., Galesburg, enlisted on May 25, 1861, into Company E, 17th IL Infantry. Discharged on April 24, 1862 for disability. Dead. (The 1861 City Directory of Galesburg gives this man’s address merely as “residence—West Street, the west side, first door south of Ferris.”) Appears as “deceased” on Duffield’s 1865 list.
      FARLEY, James. Was in an Iowa Regiment.
      FERRIS, Frederick H., Galesburg, enlisted September 19, 1861, into Company H, 33rd IL. Infantry. Promoted to Second Lieutenant in the 74th United States Colored Infantry.
      FERRIS, Horace F., Galesburg, Enlisted on August 15, 1862, into Company A, 77th IL. Infantry, and subsequently promoted into the U. S. Colored Infantry.
      FIELDS, Charles G., Galesburg (Corporal), enlisted August 6, 1862 into Company A, 77th IL. Infantry. Mustered out July 10, 1865. Charles G. Fields or Field is mentioned in an 1864 letter written by Mrs. Phila E. Patch of Galesburg, to young Hiram Bickerdyke, after he had been taken from Galesburg to an orphanage in Chicago. Mrs. Patch, who was the wife of William Patch, a Burlington railroad conductor, was the mother of Myra Patch, the Galesburg schoolteacher who died in 1941. Mrs. Patch describes Myra as little more than an infant in the letter found among the Papers of Mother Bickerdyke in 1968.
      FLAGG, Othello J. (Professor Churchill’s list tells us nothing else about this man. The 1861 City Directory of Galesburg carried the entry for a man by this name. He was an attorney and land agent, located on Prairie, the east side, the second door south of East Main. His residence is given as Main Street, the north side, third door west of Cedar.)
      FLEHARTY, Stephen F., Berlin, enlisted on August 8, 1862, into Company C, 102nd IL. Infantry, and was mustered out with the rank of Sergeant-Major on the date of June 6, 1865. Almost immediately after his return to civilian life, Steve Fleharty wrote and edited a regimental history of the 102nd entitled Our Regiment which ranks today as one of the best of its kind. In 1861, the Galesburg City Directory listed a Stephen W. Fleharty, who may have been his father. That Fleharty lived on Berrien Street, the south side, the fifth door east of Chambers. Another Fleharty at the same address is John, employed as a clerk. A William L. ran a grocery store very close by.
      FLETCHER (colored) (There is some confusion in the existing records available to this research regarding the correct first name of this man. It could have been Dennis or Charles or George; probably it was George. Part of the confusion stems from the fact that a Dennis Fletcher (who was white) served in the war. This George Fletcher may have been the father of the George Fletcher mentioned in Bess Donaldson’s Prairie Girl.) Dewey’s 1868 Directory lists a colored man named George Fletcher who was a teamster and resided on Knoxville Road, the north side, second door east on Main. Research still in progress as to what military outfit this Mr. Fletcher was in.
      FLINT, Solomon F., Galesburg (First Lieutenant). Enlisted July 25, 1864 into Company D, 7th IL. Infantry. Mustered out on July 9, 1865. (His name appears in the 1861 City Directory of Galesburg as being situated in a residence on Cherry Street, the west side, first door south of Fremont.)
      FOLEY, William. (Although Professor Churchill gives us no other information about this man, his name appears on page 32 of the 1861 City Directory of Galesburg as an engineer on the Burlington Railroad, with his boarding place as the Bancroft House. That was a small hotel that used to cater to travelers and railroad personnel and was located opposite the first “Q” passenger depot or very near it at the corner of Depot and Central. To my recollection, Central Street has disappeared and become the spacious green lawn of the Harbach Fine Arts Building at Knox College.) Galesburg still has a William Foley.
      FOLLETT.
      FOOTE (or FOOT), F. W., was in a Chicago regiment. The 1868 Dewey’s Directory lists a man named F. W. Foote and merely says he “boards on Berrien Street, the north side, four doors east of Seminary.”
      FRANTZ, Christian, Galesburg. Enlisted into Company E, 17th IL. Infantry, on May 25, 1861. He was mustered out on June 4, 1864. (The City Directory of Galesburg for 1861 gives Mr. Frantz as engine-wiper, at the Burlington Depot. It also said that he boarded on Berrien Street, the north side, third door east of Seminary. The name of Frantz still appears in the city directory for Galesburg.)
      FREEBORN, Robert N., Galesburg, enlisted on August 1, 1862, into Company H, 102nd IL. Infantry. Mustered out June 6, 1865.
      FREEMAN, George W., Galesburg, apparently went into Company E, 17th IL. Infantry, for a very short time, but was discharged and joined the 11th IL. Cavalry as a Captain. His date of enlistment into the 11th was December 20, 1861. He resigned on March 20, 1862. Henry Allen speaks of him in the memoir Sergeant Allen, published in 1971 by the M.B.H.C.
      GALE, Josiah (mentioned in the Rev. George Duffield’s 1865 sermon as one of the local soldiers who died during the war.)
      GALLOWAY, Silas, 54th Massachusetts Infantry, colored.
      GARNETT, Hiram, 54th Massachusetts Infantry, colored.
      GASH, Anderson (colored). (What military outfit he was in is still being researched.) Listed in the 1868 Dewey’s Directory as residing on Tompkins Street, the south side, first door east of Henderson.
      GASH, Franklin, 1864, 29th United States Infantry, colored. (Listed in the 1868 City Directory along with Anderson at the same address. Frank’s occupation is given as “laborer”. )
      GASH, Jefferson, 1864, 29th United States Infantry, colored. Jefferson is not in the 1868 book with the rest of the family. There is, however, a Mrs. Gash at the same address as Anderson and Frank; there is also a George Gash, employed as a hostler for Dow & Tenney’s, same address as Anderson. A William Gash, colored, laborer, is listed in the 1868 book as residing on Cedar Street, northwest corner of Simmons.
      GASTON, H. O., Knoxville, enlisted April 23, 1861, into Company D, 1st IL. Cavalry, and mustered out on July 14, 1862.
      GILLETT, S. L., Salisbury. Enlisted May 25, 1861 into Company E, 17th IL. Infantry. Mustered out June 4, 1864. (The City Directory of 1861 carries the name of S. L. Gillet and indicates that he was a laborer with a residence on South Street, the south side, first door west of Academy. As his military record—if this is the same man—gives his home town as Salisbury, it may be that he was only working in Galesburg when the war started, and joined up there. May 25, 1861 is the date of enlistment into that particular outfit of many Galesburg men. In fact, the company is often considered as a Galesburg company.)
      GILMORE, W.
      GLANN, Matt. Was in an Iowa Battery. (The 1861 City Directory of Galesburg tells that Matt C. Glann was a baggage-man at the Burlington Railroad. He boarded on Mulberry Street, the south side, third door east of Chambers.
      GODDARD, E. Miles, Galesburg. Enlisted on May 25, 1861 into Company E, 17th IL. Infantry. Was mustered out on May 28, 1866.
      GODDARD, George V. R., Galesburg (Corporal), enlisted on October 10, 1861, into Company H, 33rd IL. Infantry, and was mustered out on November 24, 1865. Stanley Hinman of Galesburg recently indicated that he had a grandparent of this name, who was in the Civil War. It may be the same man.
      GOODMAN, John, Galesburg. Enlisted in 1862 into Company E, 73rd IL. Infantry. (The 1861 City Directory of Galesburg lists a John Goodman as a mechanic on Kellogg Street, west side, second door south of Simmons. That approximates the address of the Brown Corn Planter Works. Mr. Goodman’s home address was on Third Street, the south side, the first door west of Chambers.
      GORDON, C. H., Galesburg, enlisted on August 1, 1862, into Company H, 102nd IL. Infantry. Discharged on July 5, 1864 for disability.
      GORDON, Henry J. In Stenbeck’s Battery. (This might be the same man who appears in the 1861 City Directory of Galesburg as James Harry Gordon, gunsmith. He boarded at the Kellogg House. That establishment was on the corner of East Main and Kellogg, though the 1861 book does not specify which corner. Jeremiah W. Roberts was the proprietor.)
      GOUDY, J. H., was in a Chicago Regiment. (The 1861 City Directory of Galesburg cites a man named Julien H. Gowdey, a printer on the Public Square, the west side, second door north of Main. This was also the address of a local newspaper called The Galesburg Semi-Weekly Democrat, in Colton’s Block. Perhaps Mr. Gowdey worked in their print shop. Mr. Gowdey or Goudy resided on Seminary Street, the west side, the first door north of Waters.) Appears as “deceased” in Rev. Duffield’s 1865 list.)
      GRANT, Charles F., Bureau County, enlisted into Company E, 33rd IL. Infantry (and became a Corporal) on August 13, 1861, and was discharged for disability on December 26th of the same year. He enlisted into the 72nd IL. Infantry on December 28, 1863, and was transferred to Company G, 33rd IL. Infantry, and was discharged on November 7, 1865 for disability. This may be the same C. F. Grant who subsequently became associated with the Farmers & Mechanics Bank and also the Union Hotel a century ago.
      GREEN, Charles. (Professor Churchill doesn’t tell us anything else about this man. The 1861 City Directory of Galesburg does, however, say that a boy named Charles Green was a student in the Knox Academy, that he boarded on Academy Street, the west side, western extension Berrien.)
      GREEN, Edwin F., Galesburg (Corporal), enlisted on August 5, 1862, into Company A, 77th IL. Infantry, and was mustered out on June 17, 1865.
      GREENWOOD, W. H., was in Michigan Fusilliers.
      GREGG, John B., Henderson (First Sergeant), enlisted August 13, 1862, into Company B, 102nd IL. Infantry. Was discharged May 13, 1863 for disability.
      GRIFFITH, John, Galesburg (First Sergeant), enlisted October 21, 1861 into Company C, 11th IL. Cavalry. Was mustered out on September 30, 1865.
      GRIFFEE, Joseph, Galesburg, enlisted into Company E, 17th IL. Infantry on May 25, 1861. Was discharged on December 20, 1862.
      GROSCUP, C. L., Galesburg, enlisted August 11, 1862, into Company D, 102nd IL. Infantry. Mustered out June 6, 1865.
      HADLEY, Joshua D., Galesburg. Enlisted on August 6, 1862 into Company A, 89th IL. Infantry, and discharged on September 1, 1864, for disability. (The 1861 City Directory indicates that Joshua D. Hadley was a partner in the firm of Hadley and Dalton, oculists, located on Cherry Street, the west side, second door north of Main. Mr. Hadley also had his residence at the same address. Maybe he and his family lived upstairs over the store. At that time, Reed’s Bank was a new brick building, almost on that site, but facing toward Main. Maybe they were in that building or in one not far in back of it, facing Cherry.)
      HAINES, John, Ontario, enlisted February 6, 1865, into Company G, 83rd IL. Infantry. Mustered out September 8, 1865.
      HALBERT, Vernon W., Galesburg. Enlisted into Company E, 17th IL. Infantry, and mustered out on July 5, 1862. He was a Musician Third Class. (The 1861 City Directory describes Mr. Halbert as a clerk at number 4 Main Street and says also that he boarded at the Galesburg House. The Galesburg House stood on the corner of Main and Cherry, the Directory further says, but does not specify which. The proprietors of that institution were Messrs. Welton & Mason. The Galesburg House may have stood on the location of the Home Loan Company and might have preceded the brick block which occupied that space form 1873 down to the 1960’s.)
      HALL, Ashton, Copley (Corporal). Enlisted on August 5, 1862, into Company E, 83rd IL. Infantry. Died at Fort Donelson, Tennessee, on April 10, 1863.
      HALLFEST, Oloff A., Galesburg (Corporal), enlisted September 1, 1861, into Company C, 43rd IL. Infantry. Transferred to Company A consolidated. Mustered out November 30, 1865.
      HAMMOND, Jehial P., Galesburg. Enlisted into Company B, 72nd IL. Infantry, on February 10, 1864. Later was transferred to the 33rd IL. Infantry. (A man of this name is in the 1861 City Directory as a farmer, residence on Monmouth Road, the south side, tenth door west of Academy.)
      HAMMOND, Richard F., Salisbury, enlisted into Company E, 17th IL. Infantry, on May 25, 1861. Discharged August 21, 1861. Enlisted from Galesburg into Company H, 102nd IL. Infantry, on July 26, 1862. He was officially mustered into that outfit on the following September 2nd. The AG Roster then says, “Deserted September 17, 1862. In 14th IL. Cavalry.” What this may mean is that Hammond was dissatisfied in the 102nd and decided to change his affiliation. How he did this is apparently the basis for the charge that he deserted. It should be borne in mind that men were labeled as deserters in the Civil War but were often not. The fact that the AG Roster for the 102nd also adds that Hammond was in the 14th IL. Cavalry shows that in some way, his new military affiliation was known and put into the official records. If there was any serious deficiency in evidence, however, and if Mr. Hammond years later tried to obtain a pension from the Government, he may have had to expend some little effort to show that he had not deserted, for if he would have failed in this, the Government officials quite likely would have turned down his application for a pension.
      HARDING, Roderick R., Galesburg (Captain), enlisted September 2, 1862, into Company A, 102nd IL. Infantry. Resigned January 7, 1863.
      HARRISON, Thomas, Galesburg (Sergeant), enlisted July 18, 1862, into Company A, 77th IL. Infantry. Promoted into U. S. Colored troops.
      HARRISON, William H. (1st) 54th Massachusetts, colored
      HARRISON, William H. (2nd) 54th Massachusetts, colored.
      HARRIS.
      HATFIELD, Isaac B, Galesburg. Enlisted on January 29, 1864, into Company B, 72nd IL. Infantry. Mustered out November 24, 1865.
      HAWKINSON, John, 29th United States colored Infantry.
      HEFLIN, Martin, Galesburg, enlisted January 1, 1864, into Company F, 14th IL. Infantry. Mustered out September 16, 1865.
      HENESEY, Richard J. (Professor Churchill does not inform us further about this man. The 1861 City Directory carries an entry for a man with the same name and middle initial. It says that Richard J. Henesey was a clerk on the Public Square, the west side, second door south of Main. His place of residence was on Academy, the west side, second door south of First. A William Henesey was at the same residence.
      HENSEY, Cornelius, Galesburg, enlisted August 9, 1862, into Company A, 77th IL. Infantry. Discharged for disability on April 7, 1863. There is also a Cornelius Hinsey listed in the records from Galesburg, who enlisted on February 11, 1865, into Company F, 148th IL. Infantry. This may be the same man, earlier discharged from one outfit for wounds or illness and sent home. He could have recuperated and signed up in a new outfit just before the war ended. Records from Washington would have to be check to prove decisively what the situation was. Often, names are misspelled in these long lists. Mustered out September 5, 1865.
      HENSHAW, Dana, 1st Iowa colored infantry. (Although we have nothing further on this man in Professor Churchill’s list, the 1861 City Directory carries entries for several people with the same last name and nearly all of them show the same residential address, namely, something called “Henshaw House’ that was located on West Street, the west side, second door south of Simmons, with Daniel Henshaw as proprietor. It may be that Dana was the son of Daniel, or it may be that the first name is mis-spelled and should have been Daniel instead of Dana. Just how grand an establishment the Henshaw House was in that distant day is hard to assess. It may have been a first-class transient hotel, however. Yet another point that needs to be considered is about the racial aspect. It may be assumed that men in Negro military outfits during the Civil War were Negroes. White men were also in them as officers and training cadre. Although no evidence is offered in the 1861 City Directory as to whether these people were colored, and that Directory usually specifies when someone is, it is not beyond the realm of possibility that a Negro family living in Galesburg could have operated a boarding house-com-hotel. However, the fair way to resolve the matter would be to check the Census and get Dana’s records from Washington.) 
      HENSHAW, E. G., was in the 9th Iowa Regiment. (The 1861 City Directory lists an Elbridge G. Henshaw, blacksmith, on Prairie Street, the east side, fifth door south of Main. This Mr. Henshaw boarded on North Street, the north side, between Cedar and West.)
      HESTER, George B., Galesburg, enlisted on December 1, 1861, into Company I, 12th IL. Cavalry. Was promoted to Second Lieutenant in Company A, 13th IL Cavalry. Mustered out on December 31, 1864. (The 1861 City Directory shows a George Hester, no middle initial specified, no occupation given, with a residence on Knoxville Road, the east side, the first door south of Mulberry.)
      HICKS, Mason M, Galesburg, enlisted on May 25, 1861, into Company E, 17th IL. Infantry. Discharged on May 16, 1862. (The 1861 City Directory shows a Melchior M. Hicks, who was a butcher on Prairie Street, the east side, fourth door south of Main. He boarded on Prairie Street, the east side, first door north of Simmons. If Mason was Melchior, or if Melchior was the father of Mason, perhaps, can only be conjecture. It would be necessary to obtain Mr. Hick’s military records from Washington and also to check the Census.)
      HIGGINS, Robert.
      HIGGINS, Silas C.
      HIGLEY, E. D., Knoxville. Enlisted on April 23, 1861, into Company D, 1st IL. Cavalry. Mustered out July 14, 1862. (The 1861 City Directory shows a man named Erastus D. Higley, who was a shoemaker. His residence was on Main Street, the north side, the second door east of West. It may be that he did in fact lived in Galesburg, but enlisted into an outfit that was formed in Knoxville, and he was therefore listed as being from Knoxville.) Dewey’s Directory for 1868 shows E. D. Higgley as running a shoe shop on the southwest corner of the Public Square in Galesburg, with residence “the same.”
      HILTON, Frank, Galesburg, enlisted on July 19, 1862, into Company D, 102nd IL. Infantry. Mustered out June 6, 1865.
      HINSEY, Daniel. (We have nothing further on this man via the Churchill list. However, the 1861 Directory shows a David Hinsey, who was a laborer and boarded on South Street, the north side, the first door east of Day. The 1868 Dewey’s Directory lists a David Hinsey, carpenter, residing at Number 2 Tompkins Street, northwest corner of Cedar.)
      HITCHCOCK, George T., Galesburg. Enlisted on May 25, 1861, into Company E, 17th IL. Infantry. Mustered out July 5, 1862. He was a Musician Third Class. (The 1861 City book shows a George T. Hitchcock who was a harness-maker at number 39 Main Street. His place of residence was on Main, the north side, first door east of Pearl.)
      HITCHCOCK, J. P., Galesburg. Enlisted into Company F, 148th IL. Infantry on February 14, 1865. Killed by guerrillas near Franklin, Kentucky, February 28, 1865.
      HODGE, Levi, Knox County (Captain). Enlisted January 8, 1862, into the 7th IL. Cavalry. Resigned June 1, 1862. Enlistment as a Lieutenant began August 13, 1861.
      HODGE, W. C., (The Churchill list gives an indication of this man’s military service that could not be checked out satisfactorily. We do find in the 1861 City Directory, however, a William C. Hodge, who was a foreman in the blacksmith shop at the “Q” depot. He resided on Berrien Street, the south side, sixth door east of Chambers.)
      HOLCOMB, Benjamin F., Galesburg (Captain), enlisted on December 24, 1861, into Company K, 45th IL. Infantry. Term expired on December 24, 1864. In 1861 Mr. Holcomb was the City Treasurer of Galesburg.
      HOLLENBERG, Leonard, Knoxville (1st Lieutenant), enlisted into Company D, 1st IL. Cavalry, on July 1, 1861. Mustered out June 20, 1862.
      HOLT, James E., Galesburg, enlisted on August 11, 1862, into Company A, 89th IL. Infantry. Mustered out June 10, 1865.
      HOLT, Magnus M., Galesburg (Sergeant), enlisted on September 1, 1861, into Company C, 43rd IL. Infantry. Discharged on June 14, 1862, because of wounds. (The 1861 City Directory lists a man named Magnus L. Holt, proprietor of a saloon on Boon’s Avenue—they spelled it Boon’s in 1861—the west side, third door. His residence was given as the fourth door south of Main. Where is not specified. Maybe it was across the street from the saloon.)
      HOLT, Martin Sidney, Oneida. Enlisted August 10, 1861, into Company C, 42nd IL. Infantry. Mustered out on September 16, 1864, because of wounds. Mr. Holt was a farmer in the neighborhood of Ontario for many years after the war. In 1915, he wrote and published his memoirs of the Civil War. They ran as a serial in the now-defunct Oneida News. The memoirs were re-published in the Woodhull Dispatch in 1950 and will appear with other historical writings of Mr. Holt in the near future, under the M.B.H.C. imprint. Mr. Holt’s daughter-in-law is Mrs. Minnie Holt and one of his grandsons is Eugene Holt, who lives with his family now on the old Martin Holt place.
      HOLT, Robert M., Galesburg. Enlisted on August 5, 1862, into Company A, 89th IL. Infantry.
      HOLTON, Samuel, Henderson. Enlisted into Company F, 102nd IL. Infantry, on March 22, 1864. Mustered out July 8, 1865.
      HOLYOKE, George T., Rock Island, enlisted on September 1, 1862, into Company K, 45th IL. Infantry. Mustered out June 3, 1865. (The 1861 City Directory shows a George T. Holyoke who was a farmer with a residence on Main Street, the south side, second door west of Pearl.)
      HOTCHKISS, M. V., Knoxville, enlisted on April 23, 1861, into Company D, 1st IL. Cavalry. Discharged on February 10, 1862, due to wounds. The name of M. V. Hotchkiss was printed on the bottom of a recruiting poster printed in Peoria on July 19, 1862. A member of the Class of 1861 at Knox College, he became a Major in the 77th IL. Infantry Volunteers. His full name was Memoir Victory Hotchkiss. The present Knox College Directory indicates that Mr. Hotchkiss died in 1889.
      HUBBARD, George, 54th Massachusetts Infantry, colored. It should be noted that the 54th Massachusetts Infantry was a colored outfit and that is the only evidence available to this research which leads me to believe that Mr. Hubbard may have been a Negro. Dewey’s 1868 Directory lists a person with race unspecified named George Hubbard, who was a laborer “in the hemp factory” and boarded on Abingdon Street, the west side, first door south of Knox. It should be remembered, however, that the local directory, which often printed (colored) after a person’s name, to denote race, did not always do this. Persons wishing to research the background of George Hubbard would be best advised to obtain his military records.
      HUGHES, Albert S., Galesburg, enlisted into Company E, 17th IL. Infantry, on May 25, 1861. The AG Roster shows that on March 10, 1863, this man was given a Dishonorable Discharge from the service. However, after the War ended, it is possible that evidence may have been found to change the discharge to an honorable one. The Churchill list does not comment either way on this point, however. (In the 1861 City Directory, a man named Albert S. Hughes is listed as a laborer residing on South Street, the south side, second door east of Henderson.) Dewey’s 1868 Directory shows Albert S. Hughes, carpenter, residing on Day Street, the east side, two doors south of Mulberry.
      HUNT, Olof A., Galesburg, enlisted on August 20, 1862, into Company H, 102nd IL. Infantry. The 1861 City Directory shows an Olof Hunt who was a plasterer residing on Mulberry Street, the south side, fourth door west of Henderson Road.
      HURD, Ashal E., Galesburg, enlisted on August 15, 1862, into Company A, 77th IL. Infantry. Mustered out July 8, 1865.
      HURD, Theodore H., Galesburg (Sergeant-Major), enlisted August 1862, into the 83rd IL. Infantry. Discharged on February 3, 1863, for disability. Appears as “deceased” on Rev. Duffield’s list.
      No letter “I”.
      JACKSON, Andrew, 1st Iowa colored infantry.
      JACKSON, Henry, Knoxville. Enlisted September 27, 1861, into Company C, 51st IL. Infantry. Died at Andersonville Prison on June 29, 1864. Grave number 2,658.
      JACKSON, Eli F., Galesburg, enlisted into Company H, 33rd IL. Infantry, on September 19, 1861, and was discharged on September 1, 1865 as a Corporal, with disability. Dewey’s Directory for 1868 shows Eli F. Jackson, bricklayer, residing on Henderson Street, the west side, two doors south of North Street.
      JAMES, William D., Galesburg, enlisted on August 17, 1861, into Company C, 10th IL Infantry, and discharged September 12, 1862 for disability.
      JENKINS, Charles, 29th United States Infantry, colored. The 1868 Dewey’s Directory does not mention a colored man named Charles Jenkins. It does mention a Moses Jenkins with race specified as colored, who was a laborer, and resided on Brooks Street, the north side, one door west of West. The same directory lists in bold face type (denoting a business firm) of W. H. Jenkins (colored) operating a shaving saloon on Cherry Street, the west side, one door south of Main Street. It said that he boarded at number 36 Broad Street, two doors south of Simmons. In the same block on Broad Street, Abraham Jacobi is shown in the directory as residing at 30 Broad Street, the west side, south of Simmons. This points to at least a century-old tradition of black and white residents living in close proximity in the town of Galesburg.
      JENNEY, E. Winthrop, Galesburg, enlisted August 9, 1862, into Company A, 77th IL. Infantry. Mustered out July 10, 1865. The 1861 City Directory shows this man as a student at Knox Academy, residing at the same address as that given for Reverend Elisha Jenney, who may have been the boy’s father. The 1868 Dewey’s Directory shows E. W. Jenney as a college student residing on Losey Street, the north side, two doors east of Chambers, which is the same address specified for Rev. E. Jenney. It appears as if this lad went back to pick up his civilian life. The name of Jenney was to be seen in print in Galesburg at the turn of the century. Winthrop Jenney is mentioned in the same 1864 letter written to Hiram Bickerdyke by Mrs. Phila E. Patch of Galesburg, which is described in the entry for Charles G. Fields or Field, on this list. Apparently, young Jenney and Fields were friends as they enlisted in the same outfit. Based on the comments of Mrs. Patch to young Hiram, who was then 9 or 10 years of age, it is possible that Hiram knew the older boys of the Beecher Avenue (then called Broadway) and East Losey Street area from his stay in the Patch home while his parent, Mother Bickerdyke, was away at war. An entry in the 1861 Galesburg City Directory shows that Charles G. Field, clerk at Number One Main Street, resided on Losey Street, the north side, the second door east of Chambers. At the same address was Miss Emma E. Field, principal of the primary department of the Union Graded School on Ferris, the north side, first door west of Cherry. Winthrop Jenney resided on Losey, the north side, two doors east of Chambers too. So he and Field were neighbors. Although nothing thus far has been found of Charles Field in postwar matter of an historical nature, the Knox College Directory shows that Win Jenney became a missionary abroad and later settled in Valley Springs, South Dakota as a Congregationalist Minister, where he died in 1921. His wife Katherine M. Thrall Jenney, Knox 1871, who died in Valley Springs, South Dakota in 1940. She was President at one time of the South Dakota Mission Society. It would be interesting to trace the Jenney family to their South Dakota destiny, as some papers may remain somewhere that could shed a little more light on Galesburg in the Civil War era.
      JOHNSON, Augustus, Galesburg, enlisted on August 1, 1862, into Company H, 102nd IL. Infantry. Died March 28, 1863. (The 1861 City Directory shows an August Johnson who was a cabinet maker on the Public Square, north side, fifth door east of Broad Street. His place of residence was given as simply the corner of Broad and Ferris, but which corner was not specified.)
      JOHNSON, Charles, Galesburg, enlisted September 1, 1861, into Company C, 43rd IL. Infantry, and discharged on September 9, 1862, for disability.
      JOHNSON, Frank A., Galesburg, enlisted February 6, 1864, into Company B, 72nd IL. Infantry. Mustered out November 24, 1865. The 1868 Dewey’s Directory lists an F. A. Johnson as a shoemaker at 49 East Main Street. His residence was at 39 Simmons Street, the corner of Seminary. There are many Johnsons in the Galesburg area, with lines going far back into the town’s history. If someone knows of this particular Johnson Family there is reason to believe that information on Frank and his Civil War experience would be prime research matter for the story of Mother Bickerdyke.
      JOHNSON, John (Number One), Wataga. Enlisted into Company C, 43rd IL. Infantry, on September 1, 1861, and died at Helena, Arkansas, on August 21, 1863.
      JOHNSON, John (Number Two), 1st Iowa Colored. The 1868 Dewey’s Directory lists two colored men named John Johnson. Both were laborers. One lived on Tompkins Street, the north side, the third door east of Henderson. The other lived on Mulberry Street, the south side, first door east of Pine.
      JOHNSON, Kindred, Galesburg. Enlisted August 14, 1862 into Company D, 102nd IL. Infantry. Absent sick at mustering out of the regiment.
      JOHNSON, Tuford S., Galesburg (Musician), enlisted August 15, 1862, into Company H, 102nd IL. Infantry. Mustered out June 6, 1865.
      JUDSON, Alfred M., Galesburg, enlisted February 27, 1864, into Company A, 77th IL. Infantry, and mustered out on August 15, 1865.
      JUDSON, Franklin, Galesburg, enlisted on May 25, 1861, into Company E, 17th IL. Infantry. Absent without leave at the mustering out of the regiment.
      KAY, Robert, Galesburg, enlisted February 11, 1864, into Company A, 77th IL. Infantry. Mustered out August 15, 1865.
      KING, William, February 12, 1864, 1st Iowa colored.
      KINGSBURY, Sanford A., Galesburg (Chaplain), enlisted December 23, 1861, into 17th IL. Infantry. Term expired June 1864. This man’s name is also spelled Kingsberry. The 1868 Dewey’s Directory lists Sanford Kingsberry as general fuel agent for the Burlington Railroad. He resided on Prairie Street, the west side, the third door south of Tompkins. He is mentioned in the Papers of Mother Bickerdyke.
      KIRKE, Henry, 54th Massachusetts Infantry, colored.
      KITE, John, Jr., Galesburg, enlisted August 22, 1862, into Company D, 102nd IL. Infantry. Discharged March 13, 1863 for disability.
      KNIGHT, Aaron, February 12, 1964, 1st Iowa colored.
      LANE, Elias F., Henderson, enlisted May 25, 1861, into Company E., 17th IL. Infantry. Mustered out June 4, 1864.
      LEACH, William E., Galesburg. Enlisted April 19,1861, into Barker’s Dragoons for a period of four months. Discharged August 18, 1861. Outfit subsequently became a part of the 12th IL. Cavalry. This man is not listed in the 1868 Dewey’s Directory for Galesburg. There are, however, two others of that name. Clement Leach and Clement Leach, Jr. and one of them is mentioned in the Papers of Mother Bickerdyke.
      LEARY, John, Galesburg. Enlisted February 2, 1864 into Company C, 11th IL. Cavalry.
      LECOMPT, Ferris W., Galesburg, Enlisted August 6, 1862, into Company E, 89th IL. Infantry.
      LETHERMAN, Henry, 54th Massachusetts Infantry colored.
      LEWIS, Henry R., Galesburg. Enlisted December 21, 1861, Company K, 51st IL. Infantry. Discharged March 1, 1862.
      LEWIS, James M., Galesburg, enlisted into Company B, 72nd IL. Infantry, on February 9, 1864. Prisoner of War. Transferred to 33rd IL. Infantry. Listed as dead in Rev. Duffield’s list.
      LEWIS, Thomas (Number One), 1st Iowa colored.
      LEWIS, Thomas (Number Two), 1864, 54th Massachusetts Infantry, colored. The 1868 Dewey’s Directory carries no one by the name of Thomas Lewis. A colored man named Isaac Lewis is listed as a farmer, with place of residence on Pine Street. Negroes residing in that district were often known as “Allen’s Negroes” because of Sheldon Allen, the landowner there who was friendly to them. If Isaac was among that group, he may have worked on Sheldon’s farm. There is no documentation to support this, at this time, however.
      LEVIN, Charles, Galesburg. Enlisted May 25, 1861, into Company E, 17th IL Infantry. Discharged March 31, 1862. (The 1861 City Directory carries a man named Charles I. Levi, boot and shoe manufacturer, 6 Main Street, who boarded at the Galesburg House. This man may be the Charles Levin who signed up in the 17th Illinois. In some military records he is shown as Charles Levan. If we accept the 1861 City Directory as being the same man and showing the most accurate spelling, I am inclined to think Mr. Levi was one of the town’s first Jews and among the very first to enlist for military service. Although this is only conjecture, he may have been an emigrant whose given name was I. Levi—Isadore or Isaac—but having arrived in America, adopted the first name of Charles. What became of this gentleman is not readily apparent from the relatively superficial records at hand. Someone wanting to trace the history of the Jews of Galesburg would have to obtain the man’s records from Washington and then dig from those. It is not a particularly complex process, but it does take time.)
      LIVERMORE, H. C., was in 1st Missouri Artillery. (Although we are told nothing else about Mr. Livermore in Professor Churchill’s list, in the 1861 City Directory a man named Henry C. Livermore, carpenter, was established on Chambers Street, the east side, first door south of South Street. He boarded on Berrien Street, the north side, the third door east of Seminary. The same directory carries a Thomas L. Livermore, who was a student at Lombard College.)
      LIVERS, Thomas, St. Augustine. Enlisted August 7, 1862, into Company C, 90th IL. Infantry. Died February 8, 1863, of wounds.
      LIVINGSTON, Frederick W., Galesburg (Hospital Steward). Enlisted September 13, 1862, into Company A, 14th IL. Cavalry. Mustered out July 31, 1865. (The 1861 City Directory shows Frederick W. Livingston as a Lombard student who boarded on Cherry Street, the west side, first door north of Waters.)
      LOND, Silas J., Galesburg, enlisted on February 6, 1864, into Company B, 72nd IL. Infantry. Transferred to 33rd IL. Infantry and was sick at Nashville, Tennessee. Discharged July 31, 1865. (Maybe LIND)
      LONG, Edwin G., Galesburg, enlisted May 25, 1861, into Company E, 17th IL. Infantry. Died February 21, 1862 of wounds. Listed in Rev. Duffield’s list, 1865.
      LOSEY, Henry E., Galesburg, enlisted into Company A, 77th IL. Infantry, on October 1, 1862. Promoted to be major in U. S. colored troops.
      McCOOL, James S., Sparta (2ns Lieutenant). Enlisted June 1, 1862, into Company D, 7th IL. Cavalry. Term expired October 15, 1864.
      McCOOL, Nels P., Galesburg, enlisted September 1, 1861, into Company C, 43rd IL. Infantry; dead. Listed as deceased—Rev. Duffield’s roll, 1865.
      McGRAW, J. M., Galesburg, enlisted August 18, 1862, into Company A, 77th IL. Infantry. Was mustered out June 17, 1865. (The 1861 City Directory lists a man named Jeremiah McGrath who was a laborer and boarded on Seminary Street, the west side, the first door south of Knox Street.)
      McKNIGHT, Jefferson, February 12, 1864. 1st Iowa Cavalry. (The 1861 City Directory lists a J. Thomas McKnight, clerk, at 38 Main Street and he boarded at the Kellogg House.)
      MALMBERG, Swen P., Galesburg, enlisted on September 1, 1861, into Company C, 43rd IL Infantry. Transferred to Company A (consolidated) and discharged September 2, 1865. Listed as S. P. Malmberg in Rev. Duffield’s 1865 list.
      MALON, Levin, 1864. 29th United States Infantry, colored. (This may be a clerical variation of a name which follows a little further along in this list—Marian, Levi.)
      MARBLE, Jesse H., Galesburg (Musician), enlisted August 8, 1862, into Company D, 102nd IL. Infantry. Died at Gallatin, Tennessee. (The 1861 City Directory shows that Jesse H. Marble resided on Ferris Street, the south side, the first door east of Academy. In Dewey’s County Directory for Knox County for 1868, the address of Mrs. Catherine West and for Miss Mary A. West was Ferris, southeast corner of Academy. Perhaps it was the same house.) Appears in Rev. Duffield’s 1865 list.
      MARIAN, Levi, 1864, 29th United States Infantry, colored. (The City Directory for 1861 shows a man named Marlow, Levi, with the race specified as colored. It says he was a cook and resided on Main Street, the north side, the third door east of Prairie.)
      MASON, Swen, Galesburg, enlisted on February 11, 1864, into Company B, 72nd IL. Infantry. (The roster of the 72nd Infantry for Company B shows this man as MANSON, Swen, of Galesburg.) He was transferred to Company H, 33rd IL. Infantry, and mustered out on August 29, 1865. The roster for the 33rd IL. Infantry, Company H, lists him as MUNSON, Swen, of Galesburg. All three places—the Knox County History for 1878 with a Civil War list, and the two military rosters cited give the same date of discharge, so it must be the same man.)
      MATHEWS, James, 29th United States Infantry, colored.
      MATTESON, Arthur. (The only other comment Professor Churchill’s list offers on this person is this: “26th”. Presumably, this means he enlisted into the 26th Illinois. The 1861 City Directory lists an Arthur E. Matteson who was a train-boy on the “Q” and resided on Prairie Street, the west side, the third door south of Waters. Quite likely he as acquainted with the Bickerdykes, as the Matteson Family lived across the street.)
      MATTESON, Charles F., Galesburg (Sergeant and then Captain), enlisted May 25, 1861, into Company E, 17th IL. Infantry. Discharged October 2, 1862, and enlisted February 4, 1863, and promoted Captain in Company G, 103rd IL. Infantry. Mustered out on June 21, 1865. Of the Matteson Family which is prominent in the 19th century Galesburg history, Charles wrote to Mother Bickerdyke in the post-war years. He was then a dentist in Chicago. His letters are in the Papers of Mother Bickerdyke found in 1968. He specifies that he and his family lived across the street on Prairie, from the Bickerdykes.
      MATTHEWS, Charles, Galesburg, enlisted on February 9, 1864 into Company B, 72nd IL Infantry. Transferred to Company H, 33rd IL Infantry, and mustered out on November 24, 1865. Dewey’s Directory for 1868 lists C. F. Matthews, carpenter in the car works of the Burlington Railroad. Perhaps it is the same man listed above.
      MATTHEWS, Samuel H., in the United States Navy. (The 1861 City Directory lists a man named Samuel H. Mathews—one “t”—who was a book-keeper at number 10 Main Street. His residence was on Main Street, the north side, the third door west of West. Dewey’s Directory for 1868 lists a Samuel H. Matthews—two “t’s”—as a broom maker who resided at 12 South Street, third door west of West.) There was a Samuel H. Matthews—two “t’s”—in Company H, 102nd IL. Infantry. Enlisted August 1, 1862 and discharged May 16, 1865, for disability. Appears as “dead” in Rev. Duffield’s 1865 list.
      MATTSON, Weldon, 29th United States Infantry, colored.
      MAUL, Francis F., Galesburg, enlisted on August 8, 1862, into Company D, 102nd IL. Infantry. Absent wounded at the mustering out of the regiment in 1865. (The 1861 City Directory lists a Francis F. Maul as a butcher on the Public Square, the east side, seventh door south of Main. His residence was on Ferris Street, the north side, the third door east of Broad.)
      MAWBY, Benjamin Franklin, Bridger’s Corners, enlisted in Company I, 17th IL. Infantry, on May 25, 1861. He was mustered out on June 4, 1864. After the Civil War ended, Mr. Mawby returned to this area of Illinois and was an active member in the G.A.R. Post at Aledo. His letters to Mother Bickerdyke were found in her trunk in May 1968, on the Montana ranch of her grandson Teddy. B. F. Mawby’s great-grandson Dick Mawby of Galesburg, who graduated from Galesburg High School with the Class of 1945. Dick reports that B. F. Mawby was a shoemaker.
      MAY, Charles, Galesburg. Enlisted on February 12, 1864, into Company A, 77th IL. Infantry. Mustered out August 15, 1865.
      MAY, Harvey L., Galesburg, enlisted December 11, 1861, into Company K, 51st IL. Infantry. (The 1861 City Directory shows a man named Harvey L. May who was a student at Knox College and resided on Main Street, the north side, second door west of West. Other members of the May Family appear at the same address in the same directory. Dewey’s Directory for 1868 shows a man named H. L. May who was a farmer and resided at 16 West Main.
      MERIAM, James E., was on Jeff C. Davis’s staff
      MERRILL, William J., Galesburg, enlisted on May 25, 1861, into Company E, 17th IL. Infantry. Promoted to be Sergeant. Subsequently became an officer in the same outfit and attained the rank of Captain. Term expired on June 1, 1864. (The 1861 City Directory lists a William I. Merrill who was a clerk at 15 Main Street, and resided on Kellogg Street, the west side, the first door south of Waters.)
      MERRIMAN, H. S., (Professor Churchill’s list says nothing about this man. In the 1861 City Directory, an entry appears for a man named Halsey L. Merriman, student, Lombard University. He boarded on Day Street, the east side, the third door north of Brooks.)
      MERRIMAN, James E. Listed by Rev. Duffield as “deceased” in 1865 sermon.
      MILES, Eusebius, Galesburg. Enlisted on February 6, 1864, into Company C, 11th IL. Cavalry. Mustered out on September 30, 1865.
      MILES, Lucien. 26th; was discharged. (Dewey’s 1868 Directory lists a Lucien Mills who resided at 21 North Prairie and was the leader of a brass band.)
      MILEY, George. (Professor Churchill’s list tells us nothing else about this man. The 1861 City Directory shows a George Miley who is simply listed as “a railroad” man and boarded at the Galesburg House.)
      MILLARD, George B., Galesburg (Sergeant). Enlisted into Company E, 17th IL. Infantry, on May 25, 1861. Millard, Baxter G., listed as ‘deceased’ in Rev. Duffield’s 1865 sermon.
      MILLER, Henry C., Galesburg, enlisted February 6, 1864 into Company C, 11th IL Cavalry. Mustered out September 30, 1865.
      MILLER, John, Galesburg, enlisted into Company A, 14th IL. Cavalry, on September 13, 1862.
      MILLER, William, Galesburg. Enlisted into Company I, 72nd IL. Infantry, on December 27, 1863. Transferred to Company H, 33rd IL. Infantry. A notation in the roster of the latter outfit for William Miller bears this comment: “Never reported to company.” (This does not necessarily carry a sinister connotation. The man may have been ill at some makeshift hospital where record-keeping was poor and circumstances prevented him from getting in touch with the new outfit.)
      MILLER, William, 1864, 29th United States, colored.
      MILLS, F. F., Galesburg, enlisted into Company B, 102nd IL. Infantry, on August 5, 1862, and was discharged on February 21, 1863, with a disability.
      MIRANDA, Cyrus (or Mirandy), Galesburg, enlisted on December 26, 1861, into Company K, 51st IL. Infantry; discharged April 19, 1862. Also in Company M, 16th IL. Cavalry.
      MOORE, Edwin M., Galesburg. Enlisted August 10, 1861, into Company D, 7th IL. Cavalry. Killed near Okolona, Mississippi, on February 22, 1864. (The 1861 City Directory shows an Edwin M. Moore. He was a student at Lombard and resided on South Street, the north side, fifth door east of Chambers.)
      MOORE, James H., Galesburg. Enlisted into Company E, 17th IL Infantry, on December 4, 1861. Discharged August 14, 1862.
      MOORE, Rufus H., Galesburg, enlisted into Company E, 17th IL. Infantry, on May 25, 1861. Discharged on April 24, 1862, for disability. (The 1861 City Directory shows a Rufus H. Moore, teamster, residing on Henderson, the east side, the first door south of North.) There was a Rufus Moore—middle initial not indicated—who enlisted from Galesburg into Company I, 102nd IL. Infantry on the date of August 9, 1862, and was mustered out on June 14, 1865. It may have been Rufus H. To resolve the question would require ordering the man’s records from Washington.
      MORGAN, James B., Galesburg (Sergeant), enlisted on September 13, 1862, into Company A, 14th IL. Cavalry. Was discharged April 17, 1865 for disability.
      MORRISEY, Michael, Galesburg. 1862 in Company I, 77th IL Infantry. Dewey’s Directory for 1868 lists a Michael Morrisey who resided on Broad Street, the northwest corner of Fourth.
      MOSHER, George E., Oneida (Corporal). Enlisted into Company C, 42nd IL. Infantry, on August 10, 1861. Died at Tipton, Missouri of pneumonia on January 2, 1862.
      MOSIER, George S., Knoxville, enlisted into Company D, 1st IL. Cavalry, on April 23, 1861. Discharged on October 9, 1861.
      MUNCY, Charles, 1864. 29th United States Infantry, colored.
      MUNROE, George H., Galesburg (Corporal), enlisted into Company E, 33rd IL. Infantry, on August 19, 1861. Discharged December 22, 1862, for disability.
      MURRAY, Walter, enlisted 1862 into Company I, 77th IL. Infantry.
      MUSSER, Henry, Portsmouth, Ohio. Enlisted into Company E, 17th IL. Infantry, on May 25, 1862. Deserted on October 31, 1862. (The 1861 Directory shows a Henry Musser who was a teamster. He worked on Kellogg Street, the west side, second door south of Simmons. That address sounds very much like the Brown Corn-Planter Works. He boarded on Simmons Street, the south side, the third door east of Kellogg.)
      NELSON, Louis, Galesburg. Enlisted September 1, 1861, into Company C, 43rd IL. Infantry. Transferred to Company A, consolidated, and mustered out November 30, 1865.
      NELSON, Moses, 29th United States Infantry, colored. (Dewey’s 1868 Directory shows a man by this name who is specified as colored. He lived on Knox Street, the north side, west of Pine. He is listed as a laborer. It may have been the same person as the one on Professor Churchill’s list.)
      NELSON, Nels, Galesburg (Sergeant), enlisted into Company C, 43rd IL. Infantry, on September 1, 1861.
      NELSON, Newton, Galesburg, enlisted into Company B, 102nd IL. Infantry, on September 1, 1862, and mustered out June 6, 1865.
      NELSON, Swen A., Galesburg, enlisted September 1, 1861, into Company C, 43rd IL. Infantry. Died at Jackson, Tennessee, September 30, 1862.
      NELSON, Weste, Galesburg, enlisted September 1, 1861, into Company C, 43rd IL. Infantry. Died at Little Rock, Arkansas, December 16, 1862. (The 1861 City Directory shows a man named West Nelson, who was a wood-sawyer. His residence was on Chambers Street, the east side, the third door north of Berrien.) Appears in Rev. Duffield’s 1865 list as “deceased”.
      NEWELL, Hiram S., Galesburg. Enlisted on October 21, 1861, into Company C, 11th IL. Cavalry. Rev. Duffield lists a Hiland S. Newell as “deceased” in 1865 sermon.
      NEWTON, Lynn V. (Professor Churchill’s list tells us nothing about this man. The 1861 City Directory carries an entry for a Lynn V. Newton who was a student in the Knox Academy. He boarded at Williston Hall.)
      NEWTON, Orlo C., Altona. Enlisted May 25, 1861, into Company D, 17th IL. Infantry. Died September 7, 1861.
      NICHOLS, Orson, Galesburg. Enlisted in Company K, 31st IL. Infantry. Transferred to N.C. S.
      NICKERSON, Alexander H. (Nothing else is shown on the Churchill list for this man. He appears in the 1861 City Directory as a carpenter on Kellogg Street, the west side, the second door south of Simmons. That sounds like Brown’s. He resided on Knox Street, the north side, the second door west of Holton.)
      NICKERSON, R. N., (Professor Churchill’s list tells us nothing further about this man. In the 1861 City Directory may be found an entry for Richard N. Nickerson, carpenter. His place of residence was on Brooks Street, the north side, sixth door west of Academy.)
      NOGGLE, C. L., and NOGGLE, D. L. (Nothing on either of these men appears in the Churchill list, other than their names. They are both in the 1861 City Directory as Charles L. and Dorman L. and both were students at Lombard, boarding on Day Street, the east side, the fourth door north of Brooks.)
      NORENE, Nelson P., Galesburg (Corporal), enlisted on May 25, 1861, into Company E, 17th IL. Infantry, and mustered out on June 4, 1864. (The 1861 City Directory shows a Nelson Norene, who was a fireman on the “Q”. He boarded on Boon’s Avenue, the west side, the third door north of Simmons.)
      O’BRIEN, Henry, was in the 15th Michigan; dead. (The 1861 City Directory shows a Henry O’Brien who was a tailor on the Public Square, the north side, the eighth door east of Broad. He resided on Tompkins Street, the south side, the second door west of Cedar.) Rev. Duffield gives Henry O’Brian as “deceased,” in 1865 sermon.
      O’BRIEN, Michael. (The Churchill list does not say anything else about this man. The 1861 City Directory shows a Michael O’Brien who was a laborer. He resided at the same address shown for Henry, given above. The 1868 Directory published by Dewey shows a Michael O’Brien who was a laborer, living on West Street, the east side, second door south of South Street. Maybe this is the same Mike O’Brien.)
      OLSON, Lewis E. (Nothing else about this man appears in the Churchill list. The 1861 City Directory shows a Lewis E. Olson who was a painter. He resided on South Street, the south side, the first door west of Chambers. The 1868 Dewey’s Directory shows two Lewis Olsons and both were painters. Lewis I. worked at G. W. Brown’s, while “L” Olson—maybe Lewis E.—worked on Main Street, the northeast corner of Cedar, and boarded at the same place.)
      OLSON, Nels, Galesburg, enlisted on September 1, 1861 into Company C, 43rd IL. Infantry, and died at Savannah, Tennessee on April 10, 1862. (The 1861 City Directory shows a Nels Olson who was a painter at an address that appears to be the Brown Corn-Planter Works. He resided on South Street, the south side, the first door west of Chambers.)
      OLSON, Peter, Galesburg, enlisted September 1, 1861, into Company C, 43rd IL. Infantry. Mustered out September 26, 1864. (The 1861 City Directory shows a Peter Olson who was a laborer at the “Q” depot. He resided on Berrien Street, the north side, the first door east of Chambers.
      OLSON, Swen T., Galesburg. Enlisted September 1, 1861 into Company C, 43rd IL. Infantry. Transferred to Company A, consolidated. Mustered out on November 30, 1865.
      OLSON, William, Wataga (Corporal), enlisted September 1, 1861, into Company C, 43rd IL. Infantry. Transferred to Company A, consolidated. Mustered out November 30, 1865.
      OSTROM, John, Oneida. Enlisted August 9, 1862, into Company I, 102nd IL Infantry. Mustered out June 1865.
      OSTROM, John H., Galesburg. Enlisted into Company E, 17th IL. Infantry, on May 25, 1861, and transferred to gunboat service on February 2, 1862. (The City Directory shows a John Ostrom who was a painter. He resided on Brooks Street, the south side, the sixth door west of Academy.)
      PARKINSON, Jacob, Galesburg. Enlisted February 6, 1864, into Company B, 33rd IL. Infantry. Was absent sick at the mustering out of the regiment.
      PARSONS, John L., Galesburg (Second Lieutenant). Enlisted August 12, 1862, into Company E, 83rd IL. Infantry. Resigned February 18, 1863.
      PATRICK, Benjamin F., Galesburg (Musician). Enlisted August 17, 1861, into Company C, 10th IL. Infantry. Discharged November 21, 1862 for reasons of disability. (The 1861 City Directory shows an entry for Mr. Benjamin Franklin Patrick, carpenter. He was on Boon’s Avenue, the west side, the first door north of Simmons. He resided on First Street, the north side, the sixth door west of Pine.)
      PATTERSON, William, 54th Massachusetts Infantry, colored.
      PAULSON, John, Galesburg (Corporal), enlisted September 1, 1861, into Company C, 43rd IL Infantry. Mustered out September 26, 1864. Dewey’s 1868 Directory lists a J. A. Paulsen, who was a painter in the car shop of the Burlington Railroad.
      PENNY, William, 1864. 1st Iowa colored.
      PERRY, Reuben, Rome, New York. Enlisted into Company E, 17th IL. Infantry, on May 25, 1861. Discharged on July 23, 1862.
      PETERSON, John, Galesburg (Corporal) enlisted September 1, 1861 into Company C, 43rd IL. Infantry, transferred to Company A, consolidated. Mustered out on November 30, 1865.
      PETERSON, Jonas. (Professor Churchill’s list excludes any information on this man which would aid constructively in determining the correct military service of Mr. Peterson. The 1861 City Directory carries an entry for a newspaper called The Friend of Freedom and the City Directory calls it “a Swede weekly newspaper.” Located on the Public Square, it was on the west side, the third door north of Main. Jonas Peterson is listed in the same directory as a partner in that enterprise. He resided on Seminary Street, the east side, first door north of North.) Rev. Duffield’s 1865 “deceased” list carries the name of John P. Peterson. Dewey’s Directory for 1868 lists a Jonas Peterson who was a laborer and resided at 63 Main Street.
      PETERSON, Lars J., enlisted in the 43rd IL. Infantry. Dead. Rev. Duffield mentions him in 1865 “deceased” list.
      PETERSON, Nels C., Knoxville. Enlisted into Company C, 43rd IL Infantry. Transferred to Company A, consolidated. Died at Knoxville, January 24, 1865.
      PETERSON, Swen, Galesburg. Enlisted into Company C, 43rd IL. Infantry on September 1, 1861. (The 1861 City Directory lists a Swan Peterson who is merely shown as a “student.” He boarded on Seminary Street, the east side, the third door north of Waters.)
      PETTEE or PETTEET, A. J. (Could also be spelled “Petite.”) 54th Massachusetts Infantry, colored.
      PHARES, Martin. 10th IL. Infantry. (The 1861 City Directory shows a Calvin M. Phares, who was a student at Lombard. He resided on Mulberry Street, the south side, the first door west of Day. The 1886 Knox County History carries a biographical sketch of the Phares Family.)
      PHILLIPS, Charles W., Bureau County, enlisted August 20, 1861, into Company E, 33rd IL. Infantry. Discharged December 26, 1861.
      PHILLIPS, William, 1864, 1st Iowa colored.
      PHOENIX, Lewis, 1864, 1st Iowa colored.
      PITMAN, John W., Galesburg (Adjutant), enlisted September 3, 1862, into the 102nd IL. Infantry. Resigned January 7, 1863. (The 1861 City Directory shows that John W. Pitman was a partner in the firm of Lanphere and Pitman. That was probably a law firm and the Lanphere in it was likely Judge Lanphere, prominent in Galesburg history of the 19th century. John boarded on Waters Street, the south side, first door east of Cherry. A Miss Beverly Pitman graduated in the Class of 1945 at Galesburg High School. Available research material does not indicate if she was from the same family.)
      PORTER, Jackson, Ontario. Enlisted into Company B, 7th IL Cavalry on January 19, 1865. Mustered out November 4, 1865.
      POST, Philip Sidney (P. Sidney), Galesburg (brevetted Brigadier General), enlisted July 17, 1861 at Knoxville, Illinois, as a Lieutenant, with Company A, Ninth Missouri Volunteers. The outfit subsequently became Company A, 59th IL. Infantry. Discharged January 11, 1866 at Springfield, IL. General Post was one of the most prominent military figures in Galesburg history of the Civil War. He subsequently held the post of U. S. Minister to the Court of Franz Joseph in Vienna, and was later elected to Congress from the district that included Galesburg. He died in 1895.
      POST, William F., Galesburg (Corporal), enlisted July 18, 1862, into Company F, 71st IL. Infantry.
      PRENTISS, James B., Galesburg, enlisted September 25, 1861, into Company G, 52nd IL. Infantry. He was a musician. Dead.
      PRICE, Oscar F., Galesburg. (Professor Churchill’s list only says this about Mr. Price’s military experience: “Assistant to Paymaster Phillips.”) Mr. Price returned to Galesburg after the war and married Sabina---or Sebina Lanphere. She was the daughter of Judge Lanphere and a grade school teacher in Galesburg during the early 1860’s. Her signature (as S. Lanphere) appears as the teacher on the report card of young Hiram Bickerdyke from the year 1860, in the Papers of Mother Bickerdyke found in 1968. In the years following the Civil War, there was a law firm of Lanphere & Price, but it appears as if someone else was the Price, not Oscar, though this could be wrong. Judge Lanphere was one of the early backers of the railroad scheme in Galesburg, which became the Burlington Railroad in time. Oscar F. Price was later an attorney for the Burlington. In the course of research for this book, a photograph was seen that showed the home on South Cedar Street, near Knox College, that was occupied by the O. F. Price Family. It was a gracious looking residence.
      QUIRK, Edward, Knoxville, enlisted into Company A, ninth Missouri Volunteers, at Knoxville, on July 17, 1861. Outfit later became Company A, 59th IL. Infantry. This man was mustered out December 8, 1865. (The Papers of Mother Bickerdyke contain a brief mention of a man with the surname of Quirk or Quirke.)
      RALPH, Francis, Knoxville. Enlisted August 20, 1862, in Company H, 102nd IL. Infantry. Died of wounds May 20, 1864. (Professor Churchill showed the man as “Frank” Ralph. The 1861 City Directory shows Frank Ralph was a laborer but the address given does not specify if it is his place of employment or residence: Cherry Street, west side, first door north of Knox.)
      RAYMOND, Bingham C., Galesburg, enlisted into Company C, 11th IL. Cavalry, on February 15, 1864. Died at Memphis, March 25, 1865. Rev. Duffield lists as deceased Raymond, Brigham V. It may be the same man.
      REED (or READ), Chester W., Galesburg, enlisted February 9, 1864, into Company A, 77th IL. Infantry.
      RHYKERT, Erastus W., Galesburg. Enlisted on August 6, 1862, into Company D, 102nd IL. Infantry. Mustered out on June 6, 1865. (The 1861 City Directory lists Erastus Rhykert as a farmer, residing on Monmouth Road, the north side, the sixth door west of Henderson. Some relatives of this family presently reside in Cameron, among whom is Lloyd Rhykerd. The name is now spelled with a “d” it may be noted. Lloyd Rhykerd’s son is Clarke, who graduated from Galesburg High School with the Class of 1945. Now a retired Lt. Colonel from the Marine Corps, Colonel Rhykerd, his wife and children, now reside in Charlotte, North Carolina. A further interesting note on the Rhykerd Family turned up in this research. The Clarke A. Rhykerd who lived more than a century ago, and his wife, Ann, were present at the Lincoln-Douglas Debate in October 1858 in Galesburg. That same day, after the Debate, they found a minister and got married. This was mentioned in The Galesburg Republican-Register of an issue early in October 1908. Published as part of a local celebration on the 50th anniversary—then—of the famous Debate, an item in the paper said that Clarke and Ann Rhykerd, who were apparently still living in 1908, had gotten married the day of the Debate and they remembered the Debate therefore rather well.)
      RHYKERT, Joseph H., Coldbrook. Enlisted August 9, 1862, into Company D, 102nd IL. Infantry. Mustered out May 29, 1865. Another member of the family mentioned in connection with Erastus W. Rhykert.
      RICHARDSON, Joseph, 1863 or 4, 1st Iowa colored. (The 1861 City Directory lists a Richard Richardson with race specified as colored, who was a farmer and resided on Academy Street, the west side, second door north of Main. The 1868 City Directory shows a J. R. Richardson, colored, who was a teamster and resided on Academy Street, the west side, two doors north of Main. In the same directory is listed Mrs. Susan Richardson, residence on Ferris, the north side, two doors east of West. This was the famous Suky Richardson, the slave girl who fled from slavery up to Knoxville with her two children. Her adventures are detailed in the 1878 Knox County History and she is mentioned in “They Broke the Prairie.”
      ROBINSON, Cap, 54th Massachusetts Infantry, colored.
      ROBINSON, George, 54th Massachusetts Infantry, colored.
      ROBINSON, George, 1864, 29th United States Infantry, colored.
      ROSE, Albert, Oneida, enlisted May 25, 1861, into Company E, 17th IL. Infantry, discharged with wounds on February 23, 1863. Died. Rev. Duffield mentions this man as “from Galesburg”.
      ROWELL, L. D., 2nd Colorado
      RUGAR, Francis H., Galesburg, enlisted August 16, 1862, into 102nd IL. Infantry and was Quartermaster. Rev. Duffield lists as deceased a man named F. M. Rugar.
      SANBORN, Lake W., Galesburg (Corporal), enlisted May 14, 1864 into Company D, 139th IL. Infantry. Mustered out as a Sergeant on the date of October 28, 1864. (A prominent business leader and insurance agent in the town, Lake W. Sanborn was later Mayor. At the dedication of the Mother Bickerdyke monument in 1906, he was among the main speakers and said that he had known the famous nurse when she had been merely the poor Mrs. Bickerdyke of Galesburg, with a large family to support. Dewey’s Directory for 1868 lists L. W. Sanborn, Insurance Agent, residing on North Street, northeast corner of Broad. A church stands there today.)
      SANDBURG, Andrew, Galesburg. Enlisted into Company C, 43rd IL. Infantry, on September 1, 1861. Mustered out September 26, 1864.
      SELSTROM, Charles, Galesburg. Enlisted on August 6, 1862, into Company H, 102nd IL. Infantry. Mustered out June 6, 1865.
      SEYMOUR, Henry, Galesburg (Sergeant). Enlisted October 15, 1862, into Company A, 14th IL. Cavalry. Promoted to 2nd Lieutenant. Mustered out July 31, 1865.
      SHANNAN, Samuel, Oneida. Enlisted October 1, 1861, into Company I, 7th IL. Infantry.
      SHEELY, S. V., Galesburg. Enlisted February 4, 1864, into Company C, 11th IL. Cavalry, and mustered out September 30, 1865.
      SHERMAN, Augustus, Galesburg (Corporal). Enlisted August 6, 1862, into Company D, 102nd IL. Infantry. Mustered out June 24, 1865. Prisoner of War.
      SLATER, Albert S., 26th. (May have been the son of Dr. Slater in Galesburg who was associated with Dr. Woodward in a medical practice. Albert S. Slater is listed in the 1861 City Directory as a medical student. In the post Civil War years, is reputed to have settled in Wataga and practiced as Dr. Slater for many years.)
      SLAUGHTER (or SAUGHTER), William, 1st Iowa colored. (Dewey’s 1868 Directory shows a man named Elijah Slaughter, with race specified as colored, whose occupation is given as a hackler at the local Hemp Works. He resided on Knox Street, the south side, the second door west of Pine. Also listed was J. L. Slaughter, colored, who was a laborer at the Hemp Works, who resided on Knox Street, the south side, the sixth door west of Pine.)
      SMITH, Arthur A., Galesburg (Brigadier General), enlisted August 21, 1862, into the 83rd IL. Infantry as Colonel. Promoted to B. G. June 26, 1865. (The 1861 Directory shows an Arthur A. Smith, who was a partner in the firm of Smith & Ford, attorneys, located at Number 1 Main Street. Perry Bickford was a law student at 1 Main Street, so maybe he was a clerk in the office of Smith & Ford. I am very much inclined to the idea that if Perry was in some kind of trouble during his military service in the 17th Illinois, that he might have written to Arthur A. Smith for aid. In 1861 Smith resided on Prairie Street, the west side, the first door north of Tompkins. Dewey’s Directory for 1868 shows that Arthur A. Smith was an attorney and District Judge. His residence was on Waters, the southeast corner of Cherry. It should also be said that in 1861, many law firms had offices in No. 1 Main Street.
      SMITH, Charles B., Galesburg, enlisted February 11, 1864, into Company A, 77th Il. Infantry. Mustered out August 15, 1865.
      SMITH, Charles F., Galesburg, enlisted February 5, 1864, into Company I, 72nd IL. Infantry. Mustered out November 24, 1865.
      SMITH, Francis M., Galesburg (Colonel), enlisted April 19, 1861, into the 17th IL. Infantry. Term expired June 1864.
      SMITH, George C., Galesburg, enlisted May 15, 1862, into Company E, 17th IL. Infantry. Resigned February 16, 1863.
      SMITH, George E., Galesburg, enlisted March 10, 1963, into Company H, 33rd IL. Infantry. Mustered out November 24, 1865.
      SMITH, James, 54th Massachusetts Infantry, colored. (The 1861 City Directory lists a man named James Smith, race specified as colored, who was a laborer at number 39 Main Street. He boarded on Main Street, the north side, the third door east of Prairie.)
      SMITH, J. B. Was in a Rhode Island Battery.
      SMITH, John, Abingdon. Enlisted August 27, 1861, into Company A, 30th IL. Infantry. Died February 3, 1862.
      SMITH, John Ford, Galesburg (Sergeant-Major), enlisted July 17, 1861, in the outfit that started as Company A, Ninth Missouri Volunteers, but subsequently became Company A, 59th IL. Infantry. Smith was discharged on January 5, 1863, because of wounds. (The 1861 City Directory listed John Ford Smith as a brakeman on the “Q”. He boarded at the Galesburg House.)
      SMITH, T. A., Galesburg (Corporal). Enlisted May 25, 1861, into Company E, 17th IL. Infantry. The Company roster listed him as Theodore A. Smith. (The Dewey’s Directory for 1868 lists T. A. Smith who was an engineer on the Burlington Railroad, no home address shown.)
      SNEGELSIEPIN, John W., Bureau County, enlisted August 26, 1861, into Company E, 33rd IL. Infantry. Discharged December 26, 1861, on account of disability.
      SNYDER, Jacob H., Galesburg (Adjutant). Enlisted in Company C, 102nd IL. Infantry, August 1862. Missing on May 15, 1865.
      SPAULDING, John W., Galesburg (Surgeon), enlisted September 11, 1862, into the 112th IL. Infantry. Resigned March 22, 1863. (The City Directory for 1861 shows John W. Spalding as a physician on South Street, the south side, the first door west, and his residence the second door west, of Kellogg. Dewey’s Directory for 1868 shows a J. A. Spalding with a residence on South Street, southwest corner of Kellogg, office same. It appears to be the same Dr. Spalding.)
      SQUIRES, Albert H., Galesburg. Enlisted into Company A, 14th IL. Cavalry, on September 13, 1862.
      STANLEY, James H., Galesburg. Enlisted into Company A, 58th IL. Infantry, on November 21, 1861. Discharged with disability on April 23, 1862.
      STARKLOFF, Hugh M., Galesburg, enlisted on September 1, 1861 as Surgeon of the 43rd IL. Infantry. Term expired December 16, 1864. (The 1861 city directory shows a Hugo M. Starkloff as a physician, with office and residence on East Main Street, the north side, the second door east of Seminary.)
      STEEL, Henry, Galesburg, enlisted September 19, 1861, into Company E, 33rd IL. Infantry. Mustered out October 11, 1864.
      STENBECK, Andreas, Galesburg (Captain), enlisted December 31, 1861, and organized an outfit known as Stenbeck’s Battery which was Battery H, 2nd IL. Light Artillery. Resigned May 25, 1863. (A note in the 1861 City Directory shows that the Galesburg Union Orchestra was organized in 1860. It met Tuesday and Friday evenings for practice on the northeast corner of Main and Prairie Street, in whatever building was then extant. It listed seven members. A. Stenbeck was the leader.)
      STEVENS, Samuel, Galesburg. Enlisted into Company I, 77th IL. Infantry.
      STONE, Clarendon A., Galesburg (First Lieutenant), enlisted September 18, 1861, into Company E, 33rd IL. Infantry. Resigned June 18, 1862.
      SUMMERS, Albert, 54th Massachusetts Infantry, colored. (The 1868 Dewey’s Directory lists a colored man by the name of John Summers, who was a teamster for E. Post, the lumberman. His residence was at 36 Broad Street, two doors south of Simmons. Alma Archer recently mentioned a colored man of Galesburg that she remembered—Warren Summers—a dogcatcher.)
      SUMNER, Harlan P., Galesburg (First Sergeant), enlisted May 25, 1861, into Company E, 17th IL. Infantry. Was discharged March 29, 1862 for disability.
      SUTHERLAND, William H., Oquawka, enlisted into Company E, 17th IL. Infantry, on May 25, 1861. Discharged August 14, 1862.
      SWANSON, A. Swan, Oneida. Enlisted May 25, 1861 into Company E, 17th IL. Infantry. Was discharged April 28, 1862.
      SWANSON, August, Galesburg. Enlisted into Company B, 72nd IL. Infantry on February 11, 1864. Prisoner of War.
      SWANSON, Eric, Galesburg. Enlisted into Company B, 72nd IL. Infantry on February 8, 1864. Mustered out on June 20, 1865.
      SWANSON, John E., enlisted into 43rd IL. Infantry October 1863.
      SWANSON, Nels, Galesburg, enlisted into Company B, 72nd IL. Infantry on February 8, 1864. Taken prisoner on November 30, 1864. (On that date, the outfit participated in the Battle of Franklin, Tennessee, and took very bad losses.)
      SWENSON, Begt., Galesburg. Enlisted into Company C, 43rd IL. Infantry, on September 1, 1861. Discharged September 6, 1862, for reasons of disability.
      SWENSON, Swen, Galesburg. Enlisted into Company C, 43rd IL. Infantry on September 1, 1861. Died at Little Rock on September 15, 1864.
      TAYLOR, Abram, 54th Massachusetts Infantry, colored.
      TAYLOR, Fred, 1864, 54th Massachusetts Infantry, colored.
      TAYLOR, George W., Galesburg, enlisted into Company E, 33rd IL. Infantry, on January 4, 1864. Mustered out November 24, 1865.
      THOMAS, John, Galesburg. Enlisted on October 24, 1862, into Company H, 102nd IL. Infantry. Was on detached service at mustering out of regiment. (First Lieutenant.)
      THOMPSON, Alexander, Galesburg, enlisted on May 25, 1861, into Company E, 17th IL. Infantry. Discharged due to disability on May 16, 1862.
      THOMPSON, J., Knoxville. Enlisted on February 1, 1862, into Company D, 1st IL. Cavalry. Mustered out July 14, 1862.
      THOMPSON, Henry A. (Professor Churchill’s list tells us nothing further on this man. The 1861 City Directory lists a Henry A. Thompson, who was a drayman. His place of residence was on Henderson, the east side, the second door south of North.)
      TILLMAN, Thomas, February 12, 1864, 1st Iowa colored.
      TRAVIS, Ashley, Bureau County, enlisted in Company E, 33rd IL. Infantry, on August 19, 1861. Discharged on December 26, 1861, with disability.
      TREGO, Alfred, Galesburg (First Lieutenant), enlisted August 12, 1862, into Company C, 102nd IL. Infantry. Mustered out June 6, 1865.
      TRIMM, William H. H., 1864, 54th Massachusetts Infantry, colored. (The 1868 Dewey’s Directory lists a man named Timm, Otho, who specified his race as colored. His residence was on South Street, the northwest corner of Pearl. No occupation indicated.)
      TRUELSON, Nels, Galesburg. Enlisted into Company H, 102nd IL. Infantry, on August 13, 1862. Discharged on May 3, 1865 due to disability. (The 1861 City Directory lists two men named Nels Trulson—without the “e”—both were laborers and lived near each other north of Main.)
      TULMAN, Thomas, 1st Iowa colored.
      TUTTLE, Anson W.
      TUTTLE, J. Surgeon.
      TYLER, Augustus C., Galesburg, enlisted into Company K, Seventh IL. Cavalry, on February 10, 1864, and mustered out November 4, 1865, as the Company Commissary Sergeant.
      TYLER, Oliver N., North Henderson. Enlisted into Company A, 102nd IL. Infantry, on August 1, 1862. Died at Gallatin, Tennessee, on January 17, 1863.
      VAN BREMER or VAN BRAMER, Benjamin, Galesburg. Enlisted May 25, 1861, into Company E, 17th IL Infantry. Mustered out June 4, 1864. (The 1861 City Directory lists a Benjamin Van Bramer as a tinsmith at number 25 Main Street. He resided on Broad Street, the west side, the first door south of Simmons. This sounds like the location of the first Galesburg High School building, often known later as Churchill Junior High School, opened in 1867.)
      WAITE, Alva S., Galesburg, enlisted into Company E, 57th IL. Infantry. Mustered out July 7, 1865.
      WALKER, B. H. (Professor Churchill’s list tells us nothing further about this man. The 1861 City Directory lists a Benjamin H. Walker who was in “gun-smithing, repairing and lock manufacturing” on Boon’s Avenue, the west side, the second door south of Main. He boarded at the Willard House.)
      WALKER, Henry D., Galesburg. (Leader of the3 17th IL. Infantry band), enlisted on May 25, 1861. Mustered out July 5, 1862.
      WALKER, Thomas R., Galesburg. Enlisted on May 25, 1861, into Company E, 17th IL. Infantry. (The outfit’s roster lists him as being from St. Augustine. He became a Sergeant. Died April 1, 1862.)
      WALLACE, John, 29th United States Infantry, colored. (Among the present-day Negro families of Galesburg is a highly-respected Wallace Family. No research material is presently available which might connect these Wallaces with the Civil War soldier listed here.)
      WARD, Charles H., Galesburg (Hospital Steward), enlisted August 11, 1862 into Company A, 77th IL. Infantry.
      WARD, Henry C., Galesburg (Corporal), enlisted into Company E, 33rd IL. Infantry, on August 15, 1861. Discharged December 22, 1862, for disability.
      WATERBURY, Daniel H., Knoxville. Enlisted April 23, 1861, into Company D, 1st IL. Cavalry. Discharged October 9, 1861. Later a Lieutenant in the 142nd IL. Infantry. (The 1861 City Directory lists Daniel H. Waterbury as a student at Knox College. He boarded at Williston Hall.)
      WATERBURY, Edwin S., Galesburg, enlisted in the 22nd IL. Infantry and became an officer and Quartermaster. (The 1861 City Directory listed him as a student at Knox College who boarded at Williston Hall.)
      WATERBURY, Stephen, Knoxville (Corporal), enlisted April 23, 1861 into Company D, 1st IL. Cavalry. Discharged October 9, 1861.
      WATSON, James H., Galesburg (Corporal), enlisted into Company E, 33rd IL Infantry, on October 6, 1861. Mustered out November 24, 1865.
      WATSON, Jason L., Galesburg, enlisted September 21, 1861, into Company E, 33rd IL Infantry. Killed at Vicksburg on May 22, 1863.
      WEAMER, Frederick, Galesburg, enlisted into Company E, 17th IL Infantry, on May 25, 1861. Died November 10, 1861. Mentioned by Rev. Duffield in 1865.
      WEBSTER, William, 1864, 54th Massachusetts Infantry, colored. (The 1868 Dewey’s Directory shows a colored minister, Reverend Harrison Webster, who lived on the corner of Clark and North Street. This might be the same man, especially if William Webster’s full name was after the President of the United States—William Henry Harrison.)
      WEED, Gilbert, Galesburg, enlisted August 7, 1862, into Company E, 89th IL Infantry. Mustered out June 10, 1865.
      WELCOME, H. or A. Clay, Galesburg, 1864, 54th Massachusetts Infantry, colored. (The 1868 City Directory shows an Aaron Welcome who was colored. He is listed as a carpenter, residing on Mulberry Street, the south side, the fourth door east of Pine.) Rev. Duffield in 1865 lists as “deceased” one Clay Welcome.
      WELDON, Mattson, 1864, 54th Massachusetts Infantry, colored. (There is some kind of a clerical error in this name, for it appears earlier as Mattson, Weldon. It appears also as Weldon, Mattson in an item attributing an enlistment in the 29th United States Infantry to it.)
      WELLS, Henry (colored), enlisted June 1864, in 18th United States Infantry and served two years. Mustered out at Huntsville, Alabama in March 1866. Settled in Galesburg in July 1875.
      WELLS, John H., Galesburg, enlisted June 15, 1861 into Company E, 17th IL Infantry. Promoted 2nd Lieutenant; mustered out June 1864.
      WELTON, Charles W., Galesburg (Corporal), enlisted into Company E, 89th IL Infantry, on August 10, 1862. Mustered out June 10, 1865.
      WENTWORTH, M. H., Galesburg, enlisted February 6, 1864, into Company A, 77th IL Infantry. Mustered out August 15, 1865.
      WEST, C., Galesburg, Enlisted September 12, 1862 into Company A, 14th IL Cavalry. Promoted Quartermaster Sergeant.
      WEST, David P. W., Knoxville (Sergeant). Enlisted July 28, 1862, into Company E, 83rd IL Infantry. Mustered out June 26, 1865.
      WEST, J., Indian Point. Enlisted February 15, 1864, into Company L, 7th IL Cavalry. Mustered out November 4, 1865.
      WEST, Julius B, Galesburg. Enlisted May 25, 1861, into Company E, 17th IL Infantry. Mustered out June 4, 1864. He is mentioned in some letters in the Papers of Mother Bickerdyke.
      WEST, Lyman, Galesburg (Corporal), enlisted July 17, 1862, into Company A, 77th IL Infantry. Mustered out July 10, 1865. He is mentioned in some letters in the Papers of Mother Bickerdyke. (Lyman was a student at the Knox Academy in 1861.)
      WETMORE, C. B., Ontario, enlisted August 5, 1862 into Company E, 83rd IL Infantry. Discharged April 13, 1863 with wounds.
      WETMORE, Ira A.
      WETMORE, T. K., Galesburg, enlisted June 30, 1862, into Company E, 71st IL Infantry. Mustered out October 29, 1862.
      WETMORE, William M., Knoxville. Enlisted April 23, 1861 into Company D, 1st IL Cavalry. Drowned.
      WHITE, James, Galesburg (Corporal). Enlisted August 13, 1862 into Company D, 102nd IL Infantry. Promoted Sergeant. Died at Stewart’s Creek, Tennessee, August 9, 1863. Mentioned in Rev. Duffield’s 1865 list.
      WHITE, Joseph, 1864, 54th Massachusetts Infantry, colored
      WILBUR, John, Knoxville, enlisted August 2, 1862 into Company A, 77th IL Infantry. Killed at Vicksburg, May 22, 1863.
      WILEY, Walter S., Galesburg (Corporal). Enlisted August 6, 1861. Mustered out November 24, 1865.
      WILLCOX, William H., Galesburg (Second Lieutenant). Enlisted August 5, 1862 into Company A, 77th IL Infantry. Prisoner of War for 14 months. Mustered out July 10, 1865.
      WILLIAMS, G. W., Galesburg (drum major). Enlisted September 5, 1862 into Company D, 108th IL Infantry. Discharged March 24, 1863.
      WILLIAMS, George W., 54th Massachusetts Infantry, colored. (The 1868 Dewey’s Directory lists three men named George Williams, all of them specified as colored. A George W. Williams was a Galesburg businessman before and after the Civil War as a boot and shoemaker, but no reference as to race is appended.)
      WILLIAMS, Gustaf, Galesburg. Enlisted February 29, 1864 into Company C, 43rd IL Infantry. Transferred to Company A, consolidated. Died at Little Rock October 16, 1864.
      WILLIAMS, Peter, 1864, 54th Massachusetts Infantry, colored.
      WILLIAMS, Preston, 54th Massachusetts Infantry, colored.
      WILLIS, Robert P., Galesburg (First Lieutenant), enlisted September 18, 1861, into Company H, 33rd IL Infantry. Resigned July 1, 1863.
      WILLS, Perry M., Galesburg, enlisted October 19, 1861, into Company I, Ninth IL Cavalry. Mustered out October 31, 1865. The 1868 Dewey’s Directory lists a P. M. Wills with his residence on Monmouth Road, the north side, junction with Brooks Street.
      WILLSIE, Horace H., Galesburg (Captain). Enlisted on September 2, 1862 into Company D, 102nd IL Infantry. Resigned April 1863. The 1868 Dewey’s Directory lists Horace Willsie with name printed in bold fact type as “City Marshal,” at Number 22 City Prison, Cherry Street, the corner of Main. Which corner was not specified.
      WILSON, John, Galesburg, enlisted August 10, 1861 into Company D, Seventh IL Cavalry. Was a blacksmith. Discharged April 1, 1863 for reasons of disability.
      WIMMER, Henry, Galesburg, enlisted February 5, 1864 into Company C, 11th IL Cavalry.
      WINTER, Curtis, Galesburg. Enlisted into Company C, 11th IL Cavalry. Died in Galesburg of lung fever, February 1862. Mentioned in the Henry Allen memoir published by the M.B.H.C. in 1971. The 1861 City Directory carries a Curtis Winters, stone mason, residence on Sumner Street, the west side, third door north of Main. Rev. Duffield lists him in 1865.
      WITHERELL, A. D., Knoxville, enlisted August 12, 1862, Company A, 77th IL Infantry. Mustered out July 10, 1865.
      WITHERELL, George W., Galesburg, enlisted February 11, 1864 into Company A, 77th IL Infantry. Mustered out August 15, 1865.
      WOLF, David H., Abingdon (Captain), enlisted September 30, 1861, into Company G, 30th IL Infantry. Mustered out July 17, 1865.
      WOODWARD, Benjamin, Galesburg (Major/Surgeon), served two hitches with the 22nd IL Infantry. The first as Assistant Surgeon and the second as Surgeon. His personally handwritten medical manuscripts were among the Papers of Mother Bickerdyke, when her trunk was opened in 1968.
      WOODWARD, Henry T., Galesburg, enlisted on June 30, 1862 into Company E, 71st IL Infantry. Mustered out October 29, 1862. Next enlisted into Company B, 72nd IL Infantry, on December 4, 1863. Died at Franklin, Tennessee on November 30, 1864. One of the sons of Dr. Woodward, Henry was at the Knox Academy for some time and also at the Knox Preparatory School. Listed in Rev. Duffield’s 1865 sermon.
      WOODWARD, Howard B., Galesburg, enlisted in Company A, 22nd IL Infantry on January 15, 1862. Discharged June 22, 1862. Later re-enlisted in the 16th Illinois. He was the other son of Dr. Woodward and lived to a great age, dying in the early 1930’s. Mentioned in the Papers of Mother Bickerdyke.
      WOOLEN, Robert, Galesburg, enlisted May 25, 1861 into Company E, 17th IL Infantry. Transferred to gunboat service February 2, 1862.
      WORTHINGTON, Richard (colored). Born a slave at Boyle, near Lancaster, Garrett County, Kentucky. Enlisted in the 14th Kentucky and served for two years. Settled in Galesburg in the fall of 1867.
      YOUNG, John, 5th Iowa.
      The city of Galesburg also paid about $24,000 in bounties and about $16,000 to soldiers’ families during the war. The ladies organized the ‘Galesburg Soldiers’ Aid Society’ which raised and sent to the boys at the front about $14,000 in such supplies as were needed and could not be supplied by the government. The people contributed over $2.000 to furnish reading material to soldiers and freedmen, and about $7,000 to the Sanitary and Christian commissions.
      No one who was present can ever forget the soul-stirring meeting held by Chaplain McCabe in the old First Church when he gave his reminiscence of Libby Prison, singing the Battle Hymn of the Republic, “Mine eyes have seen the glory of the coming of the Lord,” and called upon the citizens for contributions to the Christian Commission with such success that almost $2,000 was pledged as fast as the names could be written.
      Last, but very far from least, Galesburg sent to the aid of the sick and wounded boys in blue, Mother Bickerdyke, whose name will ever be held in grateful remembrance by the thousands of suffering soldiers whom she aided and in execration by the incompetent and lazy surgeons and officers she caused to be sent to the rear where their ignorance and inefficiency should not harm the patriots who were suffering in behalf of their country.
 

Mary A. BickerDyke
1817 1901
In Recognition of her Patriotic and Heroic Devotion to the Boys in Blue, in Camp, In Hospital and on the field; the State of Illinois has under the auspices of the Mother Bickerdyke memorali Association erected this Statue 1904

Both photos above taken last summer during Galesburg Railroads Days with my daughter Kate, & My now four year old great nephew.

Click on discharge papers to see a bigger & better view.  Was

 Submitted by Wayne Marschinke

Alpheus Barton Co I 83 ILL Inf.

discharge papers & tombstone. Alpheus lies in the Haynes Cemetery

Photos contributed by Wayne Marschinke also link to other photos,

and information Wayne has contributed to this site,

Plus, on The Railroad page. Thanks so much Wayne.

 

Veterans of Walnut Grove Township
Knox County, Illinois
Killed or Died in Service Civil War
A. E. Allen, S. D. Allen, George H. Berry
Thomas Berry, D. H. Bestor, John Blair
John Blair, G. Brown, Nelson Chimburg
Jasper G Godding, Rollin H. Edgerton
Henry Flemsburg, J R Mitchell, Benjamin Morgan
Benjamin E. Murphy, Henry McCreery
W. B. Newton, F. Reynolds, Warren Reynolds
D. C. Saddler. W. M. Scott, William Strogan
A. Topper, J. Wagman , Thomas Whiting, Wilbert Whiting
David Woolsey

The photos above were taken by Foxie in the Altona Cemetery, Walnut Grove Twp., this spring in our cold & rainy weather. My husband, and his crew put up this memorial for Walnut Grove Township back in the late 1970

Friday, September 14, 2012 11:31:48 PM uploaded & updated

don't for sure if they are buried in the Altona Cemetery or the Walnut Grove Cemetery or elsewhere. I know William Scott is buried in the Altona Cemetery as I have a photo of his tombstone.  Also, listed are men killed or died in World War I & World War II.  Will list them on their appropriate pages.

William Scott
Co G
89 Ill Inf.
H. C. Collinson
Co G
89 Ill Inf
Husband at Rest
Henry G. Collinson
Died May 05, 1887
Aged 47 yrs 4ms & 1da
A Private in Co G 89 Regt Ill Vol Inf
taken prisoner at Dallas, Tx
May 27, 1864 & held 9mos
A Friend to his country & believer in Christ

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