Home ] Awards ] Birth Record ] Biographies & History ] Brick Walls ] Cemeteries ] Deaths ] Links ] Military ] News/Obits/Tidbits ] Wills ]



Dedicated to those whose served in the Civil War.

     This is going to be of both those who served and then buried. Will take sometime to get this all accomplished with everything else I'm up to these days. so be patient with me and will finally get the job done.

If you have any photos of your Civil War relative would welcome them for this page.  Have wonderful day.  Foxie

Confederate Soldier
continued on Civil War Page 2
continues on Civil War Page 3

 continues Civil War Page 4

Back to Military Burial Index

The below Civil War Monuments are in the Hope Cemetery, Galesburg, IL. I have many photos of this monument through the years. Will add more later. if you have a story, letters, photo of civil war vet feel free to email me.


The Soldiers' monument in Hope Cemetery, at the corner of West Main Street & South Academy Street, may be the best known and probably the most frequently noticed of its monuments.

The Statue, carved of gray Vermont granite, stands 21 feet high including the base. It is admirably situated to bring out its beauty and design. The figure is that of a soldier. A private at parade rest.

Members of the Grand Army of the Republic and the Women's Relief Corp., Post #45, decided that a Civil War Soldiers' monument should be erected in Galesburg, and funds were raised for the project.

A benefit fair in Company C National Guard Armory January 29 and 31, 1896 realized $1,850. Hope Cemetery donated the site and spent about $45 improving the grounds.

The inscription on the base of the monument reads:

"In memory of our Soldier Dead 1861-1865 by   W. R. C. and G. A. R."

In Memory of
The Soldiers of the Civil War
Erected May 30, 1932 by
The Mary Allen West Tent No. 50
Daughters of the Union Veterans
from Funds given them by
James T. Sheilds Post No. 45
G. A. R.

Galesburg, Ill


Hope Cemetery
Original Burying ground for
the Village of Galesburg. First recorded burial 1836.
Resting place of the Founding Father's.
Erected 1987
Sponsored by McFall Monument Co.


Back to Military Burial Index

Wilbert L. Whiting was a volunteer in the

Army of the Republic, in the 42nd Ill Vol Inf. 

and was killed by a gunshot from the enemy at the battle of Resaca. He was born November 30th, 1845, and enlisted in defense of the union August 10, 1861, when he was but 15 years old. It will be seen hereinafter that his made him a veteran soldier before he reached the age of 19 years. He then re-enlisted for the war, receiving $400 bounty with 30 days' furlough. This was on March 02, 1864. He returned to his regiment and started with Sherman on his march to the sea. This time, however, the fates ordained that he was to forfeit his young life in defense of his country. He fell at Calhoun, Ga., May 16, 1864. Being under age, he had never as yet cast a vote in deciding the politics of his country, but for all that was a patriot of the first standing. His remains lie at rest, over which a monument has been erected to his memory, in the Altona Cemetery. The following is a copy of this young soldier's discharge:

"Wilbert L. Whiting, a private of Captain Walworth's Company C, 42nd Regiment of Illinois Infantry Volunteers, who was enrolled on the 10th day of August, 1861, to serve three years or during the war, is hereby discharged from the service of the United States, to date the 31st day of December, 1863, at Stone Mills, Tennessee, by reason of reenlistment as a Veteran Volunteer. Given at Chattanooga, Tenn., the 16th day of February, 1864.

Will's parents were Henry K. Whiting and Mary Philleo who were married on May 3rd, 1835, Hartford, Conn.  They farmed in Walnut Grove Township, Altona, Knox County, Illinois.

Will is buried in the Altona Cemetery along with his parents and his brother who fought on the Confederate side of the Army.

"Will" L. Whiting

This is Foxie's Tribute to this young man who fought and lost his life before reaching manhood.  What a Gallant and Brave young man he was if even not by age. We should all be so lucky to have someone like Will to go out and fight our battles for us. Thanks "Will"!!!!

WHITING, H. Carlton ----Miss 38th Regt., Son of H. K, & M. A.

I'm in the process of getting this gentleman a conferdate tombstone from the government to mark his grave as his original tombstone is almost gone. would love to hear from anyone who is related or knows any information on this Whiting Family who lived around Altona. In asking I can't find anyone. Help! Help! Help! We now have the stone in place in the Altona Cemetery. click are Carlton's Name above to take you the page with his new tombstone. After all these years, I know he would be pleased. He must of felt for the south to travel from Knox Co., IL, to fight for what he felt was right. Thanks Carlton and also your brother Will who fought on the Union side of the fence so to speak.

Email Me

H. C. Whiting's tombstone what is left of it. The Whiting Family Plot, Altona Cemetery, Altona, IL

Preview of what's on the other page click on the link above. 

Altona Cemetery, Walnut Grove Twp., Knox Co., IL Genealogy & History


Anderson, Rev., Charles, Civil War Vet--President of Ansgari College, was born in Denmark, July 24 1843; came to America with his parents in 1848; graduated at Illinois State University in 1863; in 1865 served as Chaplain of the 46th Wisconsin Infantry

George A. Merrill In 1864 he left railroading long enough to serve 100 days as private in Co. D, 132nd IL. Vol. InfAt the expiration of his term of enlistment he returned to his old business,
Samuel Fowler; he gave up his life in that foulest of foul rebel prisons, Andersonville, during the late war.

F. E. Fowler, brother to Samuel above, In January 1862, he shouldered a musket as a private in Co. B, 16th IL. Vol. Inf. He shortly after left that regiment and did effective work for the Government till near the close of the war.

William F. Anderson soldier in the 102nd Illinois Infantry.
William H. Armstrong in 1858; served in the Infantry, Co. D. Buffalo, NY
Major Josiah Tilden came to Galesburg in the year 1851 and resided there, carrying on the business of a merchant, until the outbreak of the war in 1862, at which time he entered the United States Army as Paymaster, with the title of Major, and retained this position, in a manner reflecting credit upon himself, until the conclusion of the war. The first year of the service he spent in St. Louis, the following eighteen months in New Orleans, and the last six at Springfield, IL. Major Tilden held the above position on the steamer Ruth, in July 1863, when that vessel was destroyed by fire, 12 miles below Cairo. His clerk, Simeon Martin, formerly cashier of Reed’s Bank, at Galesburg, had the misfortune to lose his life in attempting to swim from the wreck to the shore. The Paymasters under Maj. Brinton, with the amount of $2,600,000 in greenbacks, were en route to Memphis and Vicksburg to pay volunteer soldiers at those cities. The major bore the reputation of being one of the most rapid and reliable Paymasters in the army, and his final settlement with the Government, after handling millions of dollars and paying hundreds of thousands of men, often paying a full regiment in less than ten hours, showed a balance against him, on account of errors, of only a few dollars, which were promptly remitted by the proper authorities, who accompanied his final receipts with letters of distinguished consideration for his standing in the department.
Avery, Robert Hannaman, enlisted in the Union Army at the age of 22., into Company A 77th Illinois infantry. Robert was held prisoner for along time in Andersonville, Georgia.

Barker, John F., photographer, is the son of Amos and Sophia Barker, both of Connecticut, was born in Nunda, NY, November 14, 1831.  He was Assistant Postmaster in Belfast NY and was Commissary Sergeant and military detective in the late war.

Barnes, M. S., helped raise 37th Illinois Infantry; was commissioned Colonel and served with distinction and afterwards was brevetted Brigadier General Leit army in 1863e and published Rock Island Union.  Raised 140th Regiment, but did not enter field.
Capt. James L. Burkhalter, July 18, 1862, he received a commission from Gov. Yates authorizing him to raise a company of volunteers. As recruiting officer, he raised Co. F for the 86th IL Vol. Inf. and Co G for the 83rd IL. Vol. Inf. In camp at Peoria, Aug. 27, 1862, he was placed in command of Co. F, 86th Reg, and served his country faithfully and well until June 1865. He was on the staff of Gen. Dan. McCook at the time that officer was killed, and was subsequently on the staffs of Gens. Davis and Morgan, discharging in the meantime the various duties of Provost Marshal, Adjutant-General, Inspector-General, etc. During his whole connection with the army he was never absent from the post of duty. At the siege of Atlanta, while on the staff of Gen. Morgan, and acting as one of the topographical engineers, he was captured by a guerrilla, but his Orderly, observing the situation, rushed upon the “reb” with a force that changed his victory into defeat, and in less than two minutes the whilom captor was being led captive into the lines of the Union Army. While acting as staff officer on the staff of Gen. Morgan, at Bentonville, N.C., the Captain, while carrying dispatches, was compelled to cross a swamp, wading in water up to his waist, under the fire of both armies, and, strange to say, he almost miraculously escaped unharmed.

Capt. Burkhalter left the army with the commission of Major, but, failing to muster as such, he feels that he is scarcely entitled to that rank. At the close of the war he returned to Maquon.

Alfred Brown, a younger brother, enlisted in the 82nd IL. Vol. Inf. under Col. McMurtry. He received an honorable discharge.

Barnes, Samuel D., Galesburg... Civil War Vet--Sergeant enlisted in Company C 72 Illinois Infantry Promoted to 1st Lieutenant in 1864 in USCQ.

Barringer, Henry, Company K, 83d Illinois Infantry.
Worthington, Richard, SGT. Co E. 114 USCT KY Inf 1834 - 1910
Bartlett, L. S.
General Philip Sidney Post;

At the outbreak of the war he came to Galesburg, entered the service of the United States, and became Second Lieutenant of Co. A., 58th IL. Vol. Inf. From Second Lieutenant he was promoted to First Lieutenant and Adjutant, then to Major, Colonel and finally to Brigadier-General, in which capacity his name is linked and identified with the history of our country, and will go down to posterity immortalized in the printed pages detailing the incidents of the great American conflict.

      While in the service he participated in many of the hardest-fought battles in the south and southwest. He was at Pea Ridge, Perryville, Stone River, Nolensville, the Tullahoma campaign, Chickamauga, the Atlanta campaign and many other minor engagements not designated in history as regular battles. At Lovejoy Station, the last battle in the Atlanta campaign, Gen. Post had charge of a division, which he handled so skillfully as to earn for himself honorable mention. After recovering from the wound received at Nashville he was stationed at San Antonio, Texas, where he had command of 16 regiments of infantry. He left the military service in February 1866.

      Immediately after the terrible battle of Nashville Gen. George H. Thomas filed at the War Department a special report earnestly recommending Gen. Post’s appointment as Colonel of the regular army. He said:

      “Gen. Post is an active, energetic and intelligent officer, and his bravery in battle is beyond question. His capability and efficiency as a commander of troops has been fully demonstrated.”

      In a similar report addressed to the Secretary of War by his corps commander, Gen. Post’s military record is thus reviewed:

      “I most respectfully and earnestly recommend Brig. Gen. Philip Sidney Post as Colonel in the regular army of the United States. Gen. Post entered the army as a Second Lieutenant, but soon rose by his superior merits to Major. He commanded his regiment in the obstinately fought battle of Pea Ridge and was severely wounded. Shortly after that battle he was promoted Colonel of his regiment. Returning to the field, even before his wound was recovered, he rejoined his regiment in front of Corinth and was placed in command of a brigade. From that time to the end of the war, Gen. Post’s career was an unbroken term of arduous service, useful labor and brilliant actions. He participated honorably in some of the most obstinately contested battles and glorious victories of the war. In the great battle and decisive triumph of Nashville, Gen. Post’s brigade did more hard fighting and rendered more important service than any like organization in the army. In the grandest and most vigorous assault that was made on the enemy’s entrenchments, near the close of the fighting on the second day, Gen. Post fell, and, as it was at first supposed, mortally wounded, at the head of his brigade, leading it to the onslaught. A discharge of grape instantly killed his horse under him and tore away a portion of his left hip. I know of no officer of Gen. Post’s grade who has made a better or more brilliant record.”

      On the re-organization of the army the Secretary of War informed Gen. Post of these recommendations and that they were favorably considered, but as peace was then established he decided not to remain in the military service.

General Post & his family are buried in the Hope Cemetery.

This is a newer tombstone installed sometime in 2005.

James Leighton was killed in the battle of Chickamauga, Sept. 20, 1863, holding, at the date of his death, the position of Major in the 42nd IL. Vol. Inf.
August 10, 1861, Mr. Reynolds enlisted as a private in Co. D, 7th IL. Vol. Cav. At the organization of the company, however, he was made First Lieutenant and virtually thereafter, on account of inefficiency of his superior officer, discharged the duties of Captain. He served until the final close of the war and was duly mustered out, but from that day has never received his discharge papers. The authorities claim they were issued properly at the time the regiment left the service, but the Captain never saw his, and having no knowledge of their whereabouts the necessary proof or duplicates cannot be made. This places him in rather a peculiar situation, and so far appears to be a wrong without a remedy. In command of his company he participated in the battles of New Madrid, Island No. 10, Corinth, etc. In and about Corinth he was on duty 30 days without relief; and at or near Coffeeville, Miss., Dec. 5, 1862, was taken prisoner and held thereafter in Jackson and Vicksburg for about two months. He was exchanged and went to St. Louis, where he was in the Department of the Southwest some weeks before returning to the command, which he did March 5, 1863.

      Being taken quite ill, Capt. Reynolds left his company at Memphis, Tenn., in the autumn of 1864, and was for six months on detached duty in that city. We should not forget to state that he was regularly promoted to Captain in front of Corinth in the summer of 1862, nor should it be omitted that while on detached duty at Memphis, in the summer of 1864, he was for a short time in command of the 9th IL. Cavalry. The 9th Cavalry enjoyed the reputation of being harder to discipline than any regiment sent out from Illinois. Capt. Reynolds had made quite a reputation as a disciplinarian, and this in fact had led Gen. Grierson to order him to the command of the 9th. The men of the regiment were good fighters and they were always loyal to the cause. Capt. Reynolds at once promptly refused to accept the order to this command, for which subordination he was ordered under arrest. However, the General, being a warm personal friend of the Captain, finally prevailed upon him to withdraw his objection, apologize for his willful conduct, and accept the responsibility. But a brief experience with the regiment was enough.

      Capt. Reynolds’ war history, aside from that already chronicled in these pages, will be found in the record of the 7th IL. Vol. Cav. This regiment was organized at Camp Butler, and was mustered into service Oct. 13, 1861. It was with Pope at Island No. 10 and New Madrid; it went up the Tennessee River in April 1862 and opened the Corinth campaign and led in the rebel pursuit of May 30 following; it marched first into Tuscumbia, Ala. and guarded the railroad to Decatur; it covered the retreating force to Iuka, Miss., in September and there engaged the entire enemy for seven hours. On November 26 it routed 300 “Rebs” under Col. Richardson, and on December 2, 3, 4, and 5 it pursued Gen. Price through Mississippi; at Water Valley and Springdale it repulsed the rebel cavalry, and at Coffeeville was badly defeated by the enemy; December 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, and 21, it raided the country, disjoining railroads and bridges between Yockonapatalfa and Okolona and returned to Oxford on the 30th, having traveled almost without rest over 800 miles. January 1863, it was at La Grange, Tenn., and in April following in Mississippi, disjoining the enemy’s companies. May 2, it entered Baton Rouge, having traveled another 800 miles and captured over 1,000 prisoners, and lost its Lieutenant-Colonel, Blackburn. It participated in the capture of Fort Hudson, and landed at Memphis July 28 following. In all, this regiment marched about 5,000 miles and captured 3,000 prisoners.

      Upon his return home Capt. Reynolds engaged again in farming, to which he has since devoted his time and attention. In the political campaign of 1880 the Greenback party ran him for Congress, an honor wholly unsought by him, and though defeated it is admitted by all that he made a gallant and honorable fight. He canvassed the district thoroughly, made 90 speeches and manifested a strength upon the stump that surprised his friends as well as his opponents.

Nealy  C. Woods; August, 1861, enlisted in the 7th IL. Vol. Cav., under Col. Pitt Kellogg, and was mustered in at Camp Butler. The very first duty he performed was at Bird’s Point, Mo., where he assisted in the capture of Island No. 10, just below Columbus, Ky. He also served at Pittsburg Landing, and was engaged in the battle of Corinth. At this period he was on guard duty along the Memphis & Charleston Railroad, at Coffeeville, Miss. upon Hood’s retreat from Holly Springs, Miss. He was captured by Col. Walls of the Texas Legion, while fighting dismounted against infantry in an engagement lasting four hours, and remained a prisoner for some three weeks. This occurred on the 16th of December 1862, and within three weeks of that event he was paroled and sent home.  
Edward Marsh: volunteered when the Rebellion, when at the first call for three-years volunteers to defend the Government and the honor of its flag, Mr. M. at once responded, joining the 33rd Illinois, known as the Normal Regiment, Col. I. A. Elliott, later Adjutant-General, now of Princeton, IL., commanding. It was assigned to the 13th Army Corps, and participated in the siege of Vicksburg and other campaigns along the Mississippi and in Texas. He was severely wounded at Jackson, Miss., July 12, 1863, and being unable for duty resigned, as First Lieutenant, and was honorably discharged by special order in June 1864.  
General Myron S. Barnes; In June 1861, acting under orders from the Secretary of War, Mr. Barnes, in company with Julius White, of Chicago, raised a regiment of Sharpshooters, known first as the Fremont Rifles, and later as the 37th IL. Vol. Inf. White went out as Colonel and Barnes as Lieutenant-Colonel. The record shows, however, that in about six months Barnes had been elevated to the colonelcy and continued in command of the regiment until leaving the service, June 20, 1863. At the battle of Chandler’s Mills the Colonel received a severe shell wound in the side, which had only partially healed up at the battle of Pea Ridge, when his horse was shot from under him, throwing him heavily to the ground, re-opening the old wound and leaving him in a most critical condition and finally compelling him to leave the army, not, however, until by an order of Gen. Schofield, he had been placed in command of Southwestern Missouri.

All tombstone photos from this point on are of the 180 Civil War Veterans buried in the Hope Cemetery, Galesburg, IL

All photos are thumbnails click to have them open in own window for a better view.

Sgt. John Ingram

Co. B.

138 Ill. Inf.

Flags mark the graves of 14 Unknown Civil War Soldiers who were buried in Galesburg's Hope Cemetery. According to a historian here, the soldiers were on a train being transported from a battle field to a Chicago hospital, when some who had died and others who were mortally wounded were dumped from the train. Residents took the wounded into their homes, but most died and were buried alongside their comrades in these graves which stand in a row near the cemetery's mausoleum.

Foxie's note: There are also several other Unknown soldiers buried throughout the cemetery and I also found one Unknown Confederate Soldier buried here. Some of them are below. But the first 14 are the ones in a row that's in the article from the Newspaper. there was a photo by Dale Humprey like mine above of these tombstones.                                                            




Melanthon Wait

Co B

39 Ohio Inf.

Corp. John Gordon

Co. K

45 Ill. Inf.




James Richardson

Co. I

83 Ill. Inf.

Nels Swanson

Co. B

72 Ill. Inf.

William H. Flower

Co. E

17 Ill. Inf.


U. S.


Rufus H. Moore

Co. I

102 Ill. Inf.

Dwight H. Dennis

Co. D

I Ill. Cav.

Corp. John Rich

Co. B

102 Ill. Inf.




Sgt. John Ingram

Co. B

138 Ill. Inf.

This one I can't read. I think, it might be a confederate Soldier as is the only one in the line that is different from the others. But then again maybe not.
Other Civil War Veterans buried in Hope Cemetery, Galesburg, IL

C. S. Soldier

Dwight Bunker

45 Ill. Inf.

Ophelia Phenwick in backgrd

  2nd Lt. Nels Knutson

Co. C

43 Ill. Inf.

1st Sgt. Harlan P. Sumner

Co. E

17 Ill. Inf.

2 M. Sgt. Henry W. Hoover

2 MINN. Inf.

W. H. Wesster ? (hard to read, may not be right)

Co H.

29 CT. Inf.

Corp. Harry F. Titus

Co. L

4 U. S. Inf.

Henry Emrich

Co. A

16 Ill. Cav.

Amasa A. Walker

Co. C

42 Ill. Inf.

H. B. Walker

Pr. Mus'n

17 Ill. Inf.

George Moshier


I Ill. Inf.

George T. Holyoke
Co K
45 Ill. Inf.
Can't read top
Sgt. M. A???
Co. A
108 U. S. O. Inf.
Gustaf W. Erickson

Co. C

43 Ill. Inf.

Samuel Bull

Co. D

6 Pa. Res. Inf.

John A. Mills

Co. E

17 Ill. Inf.

George H. Snyder
Co. E
9 Ill. Inf.
Corp. Oscar F. Preston
Co. F
102 Ill. Inf.
U. S.
John Curran
Co. A
I R.I. Cav
Capt. Charles R. Matteson
Co. G.
103 Ill. Inf.
This is on the back of Capt. Charles'  tombstone.

G. A. R.
comrade of
George H. Thomas Post
Ni5 Chicago Dpt. Ill.

James Conley
Co. E
31 Regt
N. J. Inf.
1800 - 1879
This is John Kite Jr buried by the Unknown C. S. Soldier in the next photo his alone below.
Capt. Orville B. Matteson
Co. D
102 Ill. Inf.
John Kite
Co. D
107 Ill. Inf.


John Kite, Jr
Co. D
102 Inf. Ill.
Next time will have another page linked to this one. 

there are 180 Civil War Veterans buried in the Hope Cemetery. Some of these are Unknown Soldiers.

All Civil War photo cards & information contributed

 by Keith Jones of Kansas . Photos Keith Jones

Photos are thumbnails bigger than most - but will open in another window bigger photo.

Wallace, John -- Recruit; Oneida, Reenlisted as a Veteran 2nd Lt. Feb 26, 1864 MO December 16, 1865 as 1st Sgt.

Owen Jones

Co C 42nd Ill. Inf.

Here is transcription of the Jones/Roberts genealogy which tells about O. R.'s
engagements in the Civil War. This was written by his daughter Elma Jones in
1957. I selected the parts that might be of interest. The notes in brackets
are mine, and the ones in parenthesis are original.
'Owen R's brother Jacob came to the United States in 1850. Jacob was followed
to the States by his brother William R. in 1854. William settled in
Milwaukee, Wisconsin. Owen R. joined them in 1855 at the home of William. They moved to Rochester, Minn. in 1857. For a short time Owen went south and worked on a
plantation.' - Hugh R Jones - Spokane, Washington
Owen grew up on a farm in Anglesey, North Wales, and came to the United
States at the age of twenty. He first went to Waukesha Co. Wisconsin. He attended
school one winter. For six months he served as an apprentice to a carpenter.
Preferring country to city life, he went to Rochester, Minnesota and secured
work on a farm. After a brief sojourn in the south, he came to Knox Co. Illinois
where he was employed on a farm until the outbreak of the civil war. [He
worked for and stayed with Horace Sage during this time]
He enlisted in Company C, 42nd Illinois volunteers on Aug 10th, 1861.
Immediately he was engaged in various parts of Missouri. In the spring of 1862 they
took part in the engagements at Columbus, Kentucky, Island No 10, and at New
Madrid. Here Colonel Roberts spiked the stone battery and thus enabled boats to
proceed down the river. Owen's company arrived at Pittsburg Landing at the
close of that memorable battle (The Confederates at Corinth, the Federals at
Shiloh with Pittsburg Landing between them).
Owen was in and around Nashville for a considerable time. He was in the
engagements of Murfesboro where Colonel Roberts was killed, Stone River,
Chickamauga, and Missionary Ridge. After the last battle his company was with those sent to the relief of Burnside at Knoxville, Tenn.
Owen R.s term of service expired, he re-enlisted at Stone Hills, East
Tennessee. After a 30-day furlough of rest and recuperation, he took part in the
conflicts at Buzzard Roost, Resaca, Kensaw Mountains, New Hope Church to Jonesboro
and Atlanta. When the army was divided and Sherman began the 'March to the
Sea' Owen's command was sent back to Tennessee. They were in combat at Spring
Hill, Franklin and Nashville where General Thomas' men finally defeated Hood.
Owen R's regiment was assigned to Texas where they stayed until time for
discharge. Sgt Owen R. Jones received his honorable discharge at Springfield,
Illinois January 10, 1866, after four years and five months of service.
After Owen R. (commonly called O.R.) returned to civilian life at Oneida,
Illinois, he married Amy Ann Sage. They lived at Oneida until they moved to
Barrett, Kansas in 1869. H.L. Sage, James [John] McConchie and O.R. Jones with
thier families, made the trip in covered wagons. Mrs O.R. drove one of the wagons
and O.R. rode horseback, driving their cattle. They crossed the Mississippi
River by ferry. Mrs H.L. Sage and Josephine (the eldest child of O.R. and Amy
Ann Jones) came by train after the others had arrived at Barrett. They settled
on the farm just to the southwest of Barrett - the schoolhouse of Marshall
County's Dist. No. 1 is on a northeast corner of this farm.
He served a number of terms as Director of the school board of Dist. 1 of
Marshall Co. Kansas. He was a farmer, stockman and a breeder of fine horses.
A partial list of the engagements of the 42nd Illinois Volunteer Infantry
Regiment in the war between the states. O.R. Jones served in Company C from
August 10 1861 to January 10 1866.
Nov 1, 1861 Springfield, Missouri Apr 9, 1862 Occupied Island No 10 Apr 21,
1862 Pittsburg Landing May 28-30, 1862 Corinth, Mississippi Dec 30, 1862
Murfreesboro, Tennessee (Col. Roberts killed) Dec 31, 1862 Stone River, Tennessee
Sep 19-20, 1863 Chicamauga, Georgia (152 k, w and m) Nov 25, 1863 Missionary
Ridge, Tennessee-Georgia Dec 6, 1863 Knoxville, Tennessee May 14, 1864 Resaca,
Georgia May 26 - Jun 5, 1864 New Hope Church, Georgia Jun 11, 1864 Pine Knob,
Georgia Jun 18, 1864 Kenesaw Mountain, Georgia Jul 19, 1864 Peach Tree Creek,
Georgia Sep 1, 1864 Jonesboro, Georgia Sep 8, 1864 Atlanta, Georgia Oct 28, 1864
Chattanooga, Tennessee Nov 29, 1864 Spring Hill, Tennessee Nov 30, 1864
Franklin, Tennessee Dec 15, 1864 Nashville, Tennessee Jan 1, 1865 Into winter
quarters at Decatur, Alabama. Subsequently (until Jan 10, 1866) the regiment did
guard duty in Mississippi and Texas
John W. Swindell

Antioch Lake Co, Illinois

photographed by

S. W. Tausedell

Kenotha, Wis

Scudder, Egbert M.; Sergeant

Oneida; August 10, 1861

Promoted 2nd Lt; Oneida;

April 01, 1863

Mustered out February 20, 1865

Piatt, Jacob; Private

Walnut Grove; August 16, 1864

Re-enlisted as Veteran; Altoona; February 16, 1864; Corp. on furlough at MO of Regiment

Barnes, Thomas J; Private; Oneida

August 10, 1861;

Tr. to V.R.C.,January 25, 1864;

MO September 16, 1864

General William Tecumseh Sherman who burned Atlanta


War is the remedy our enemies have chosen, and I say give them all they want.

It is only those who have neither fired a shot nor heard the shrieks and groans of the wounded who cry aloud for blood, more vengeance, more desolation.

~~Gen. William Tecumseh Sherman ~~

Look'n for his burial place.

relatives believe he should of been buried in the Sage Cemetery. Any help would be greatly appreciated. Email me

Yours Truly,

Wm McConchie

Co C 42nd Regt Ill. Vol.

Oneida; August 10, 1861;

Re-enlisted as Veteran Feb. 16, 1864;

Killed at Resara, May 15, 1864

William gave his life for freedom!

Joseph A. Bryant

Co C 42nd Regt Ill Vol. Inf.

Respectfully your Allen

Bryant; Allen; Private

Walnut Grove; August 10, 1861

Re-enlisted; as a Veteran

Orlando L. Higgins

Co C 42nd Regt. Ill. Inf.

Higgins, Orlando L; Private

Oneida; August 16, 1861

Re-enlisted as Veteran

February 16, 1864

Discharged January 05, 1865; wounds

Your friend,

Wm Brown

Co. C 42nd Regt. Ill. Inf.

Brown, William, Recruit ?

February 25, 1864

Deserted January 18, 1865

Luther R. Cawn

Co. C 42nd Ill. Vol.

Cawn, Luther R.; Private;

Oneida; August 10, 1861

MO September 16, 1864; wounded

Henry F. Leonard

Co C 42nd Regt Ill Vol.

Leonard, Henry F.; Private

Galesburg; August 10, 1864

MO December 16, 1865

as Sergeant, wounded


General Grant is the middle

submitted by Keith

Thomas Hopkins

 Company M, Fourteenth Illinois Cavalry, and after serving three years, was mustered out at the close of the war. He died August 23, 1895.

contributed by Sally Hutchcroft.

her grandfather.

Confederate Soldier
continued on Civil War Page 2
continues on Civil War Page 3

 continues Civil War Page 4

Back to Military Burial Index

  Free Web Counter
Free Web Counter

all photos on this page Foxie Hagerty & anyone who contributes to these pages. 2006, thanks!

Friday, September 14, 2012 09:27:48 PM uploaded & updated.

created March 23, 2006