Civil War Photographs
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David Coffman - 8 Indiana Infantry - CDV & Ninth Plate

A nice little grouping of two photos of David Coffman, Company E, 8th Indiana Infantry.  The first image is a full standing image of Coffman holding his slouch hat.  There is no backmark and written in pencil on the back is "David Coffman" and "Sarah White".  The second image is a ninth plate.  Coffman is wearing his slouch hat in this image.  Coffman mustered in March 1862 and was mustered out for disability in January 1864.  He fought with the 8th Indiana at Port Gibson, Jackson, Champion's Hill, Big Black River, Vicksburg, and Jackson.

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Edwin Henderson - 3 Illinois Cavalry CDV

A fulls tanding image of Private Edwin Henderson of Company "A" of the 3rd Illinois Cavalry.  Henderson enlisted in August 1861.  He mustered out for diability but no date was given in the records.  There is no backmark.  In faint pencil on the back of the image is"Edwin Henderson, Co. A 3rd Illinois Cav. under the command of Cpt. Jesse Brice".

SERVICE.--Fremont's Campaign against Springfield, Mo., October 23-November 2, 1861. Moved to Rolla November 13-19, and duty there until January, 1862. Curtis' advance on Springfield February 2-13. Marshfield, Mo., February 9. Pursuit of Price into Arkansas February 14-29. Pott's Hill, Sugar Creek, February 16. Sugar Creek February 17. Bentonville February 17 Battles of Pea Ridge March 6-8. Expedition to Fayetteville March 15. March to Batesville, Ark., April 5-May 3. Talbot's Ferry, White River, April 19. Fairview, Little Red River, June 7 (Co. "L"). Scouts from Batesville June 16-17. March to Helena, Ark., June 26-July 14. Helena July 14. Duty near Helena, Ark., until December. Expedition from Helena to Arkansas Post November 16-21. Expedition to Grenada, Miss., November 27-December 5. Oakland December 3. Sherman's Yazoo Expedition December 22, 1862, to January 3, 1863. Chickasaw Bayou December 26-28. Chickasaw Bluff December 29. Expedition to Arkansas Post, Ark., January 3-11, 1863. Capture of Fort Hindman, Arkansas Post, January 10-11. Milliken's Bend January 21. Richmond January 29. 5 Companies, "B," "C," "F," "H" and "I," ordered to Memphis, Tenn., February, 1863. Other Companies remained on duty with 13th Army Corps to August, 1863. Company "D" with 1st Division, 15th Army Corps, to July, then with Arkansas Expedition until December, 1863. Companies "A," "E," "G," "K," "L" and "M"--Operations from Milliken's Bend to New Carthage March 31-April 17, 1863 (Cos. "A" and "K"). Near New Carthage April 5 (Cos. "A" and "K"). Movement on Bruinsburg and turning Grand Gulf April 25-30. Battle of Port Gibson May 1. Near Black River May 5 (Detachment). Battle of Champion's Hill May 16. Big Black River Bridge May 17. Siege of Vicksburg May 18-July 4. Assaults on Vicksburg May 19 and 22. Edwards' Station June 10. Advance on Jackson, Miss., July 4-10. Edwards' Station July G. Near Baker's Creek July 7. Bolton's Depot July 8. Near Clinton July 8. Near Jackson July 9. Siege of Jackson July 10-17. Brookhaven July 18. Moved to New Orleans, La., August. Campaign in Western Louisiana, operations in Teche Country October 3-November 30. Vermillion Bayou October 9-10. Opelousas and Barre Landing October 21. Washington October 24. Vermillionville November 5. Carrion Crow Bayou November 11. Vermillionville November 11. Camp Pratt November 20 and 25. Vermillionville November 25. Near Baton Rouge March 3, 1864 (Detachment). Jackson March 3, 1864 (Detachment). Livonia March 30. Near Port Hudson April 7 (Detachment). Companies rejoined Regiment at Memphis, Tenn., December, 1863. Companies "B," "C," "F," "H" and "I"--Coldwater and Cochran's Cross Roads May 15, 1863. Expedition from LaGrange, Tenn., to Senatobia, Miss., May 21-26. Senatobia May 23. Operations in Northwest Mississippi June 15-25. Scout to Germantown July 8. Mt. Pleasant August 5. Expedition from Memphis to Grenada, Miss., August 12-23. Grenada August 17. Mt. Pleasant August 25. Expedition from LaGrange to Toon's Station September 11-16. Montezuma September 16. Operations against Chalmers' in North Mississippi and West Tennessee October 4-17. Lockhart's Mills October 6. Salem October 8. Ingraham's Mills, near Byhalia, October 12. Wyatts', Tallahatchie River, October 13. Operations on Memphis and Charleston R. R. November 3-5. Operations on Memphis and Charleston R. R. against Lee's attack November 28-December 10. Ripley December 1. Near Moscow December 3-4. Near Corinth Dec. 23 (Detachment). Company "D."--Expedition to Greenville, Black Bayou and Deer Creek April 2-14, 1863. Jackson, Miss., May 14. Siege of Vicksburg May 18-July 4. Assaults on Vicksburg May 19 and 22. Advance on Jackson, Miss., July 4-10. Siege of Jackson July 10-17. Moved to Helena, Ark., July. Steele's Expedition to Little Rock, Ark., August 1-September 10. Bayou Fourche and capture of Little Rock September 10. Regiment on Smith's Expedition ,from Colliersville, Tenn., to Okolona, Miss., February 11-26, 1864. Holly Springs, Miss., February 12. Near Pontotoc February 17. Houlka Swamp, near Houston, February 17. Near Okolona February 18. Ivey's Hill, near Okolona, February 22. New Albany February 23. Pontotoc February 24. Germantown May 9. Sturgis' Expedition from Memphis into Mississippi June 1-13. Brice's or Tishaming Creek, near Guntown, June 10. Ripley June 11. Near Holly Springs July 1. Smith's Expedition to Tupelo, Miss., July 5-21. Camargo's Cross Roads, near Harrisburg, July 13. Near Tupelo July 14-15. Old Town Creek July 15. Smith's Expedition to Oxford, Miss., August 1-30. Tallahatchie River August 7-9. Hurricane Creek and Oxford August 9. Hurricane Creek August 13-14 and 19. Forest's attack on Memphis, Tenn., August 21 (Detachment). Scout to Mayfield, Ky., and skirmish August 14-15 (Detachment). Moved to Clifton, Tenn., September 27. Operations in Tennessee and Alabama against Hood November-December. Expedition from Memphis to Moscow November 9-13. Shoal Creek, Ala., November 11. On line of Shoal Creek November 16-20. Duck River November 28. Franklin November 30. Battle of Nashville December 15-16. Pursuit of Hood December 17-28. West Harpeth River December 17. Richland Creek December 24. King's or Anthony's Gap, near Pulaski, December 25. At Gravelly Springs, Ala., until February, 1865. At Eastport, Miss., until May. Moved to St. Louis, Mo., thence to St. Paul, Minn. Operating against Indians in Minnesota and Dakota July 4 to October 1. Mustered out October 18, 1865.

Regiment lost during service 8 Officers and 50 Enlisted men killed and mortally wounded and 3 Officers and 173 Enlisted men by disease. Total 234.


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Charles S. Easton - 8 Illinois Infantry CDV with Vicksburg Backmark

A nice image of Charles S. Easton of Company "E" of the 8th Illinois Infantry.  Easton enlisted in July 1861 and mustered out in July 1864.  The backmark on the image is "Barr & Young, Army Photographers. Vicksburg, Mississippi.".  Written under the photograph is "Your Servant, Charlie Easton" in period pencil. 

SERVICE - Duty at Cairo, Ill, till October, 1861. Moved to Bird's Point, Mo., and duty there till February, 1862. Expedition against Thompson's forces November 2-12, 1861. Expeditions toward Columbus, Ky., January 13-20, 1862. Advance on Fort Henry, Tenn., February 2-6. Investment and capture of Fort Donelson, Tenn., February 12-16. Moved to Pittsburg Landing, Tenn., March 6-13. Battle of Shiloh April 6-7. Advance on and siege of Corinth, Miss., April 29-May 30. Moved to Bethel June 4-6, thence to Jackson June 15. Duty there and guard duty at Toone's and Medon Stations till October. Grant's Central Mississippi Campaign October 31, 1862, to January 10, 1863. Ordered to LaGrange November, 1862. Reconnoissance from LaGrange November 8-9. March to Grand Junction January 4-9, 1863, and to Memphis, Tenn., January 12-19. Moved to Lake Providence, La., February 22, and duty there till April. Moved to Milliken's Bend, La., April 12. Movement on Bruinsburg and turning Grand Gulf April 25-30. Battles of Thompson's Hill, Port Gibson, May 1. South Fork Bayou Pierrie May 2. Raymond May 12. Jackson, Miss., May 14. Champion's Hill May 16. Siege of Vicksburg, Miss., May 18-July 4. Assaults on Vicksburg May 19 and 22. Surrender of Vicksburg July 4. Garrison duty at Vicksburg till July, 1864. Stevenson's Expedition from Vicksburg to Monroe, La., August 20-September 2, 1863. Expedition to Canton October 14-20. Bogue Chitto Creek October 17. Meridian CampaignFebruary 3-March 5, 1864. Regiment Veteranize March 24, 1864. Expedition to Pearl River, Miss., July 2-10. Jackson July 7. Expedition to Morganza, La., July 29-September 3. Moved to mouth of White River September 3-8, and duty there till October 18. Movement to Memphis, Tenn., and return October 18-30. Moved to Duvall's Bluff November 9, thence to Memphis, Tenn., November 28. March to Moscow and return December 29-31. Moved to New Orleans, La., January 1-4, 1865. Campaign against Mobile and its defences February to April. Siege of Spanish Fort and Fort Blakely March 26-April 8. Assault and capture of Fort Blakely April 9. Occupation of Mobile April 12. Duty at Mobile till May 27. Moved to New Orleans, La., thence to Shreveport May 27-June 9. Moved to Marshall, Texas, and duty there till September. At Alexandria, La., till April, 1866.

Mustered out at Baton Rouge May 4 and discharged at Springfield, Ill., May 13, 1866.

Regiment lost during service 6 Officers and 160 Enlisted men killed and mortally wounded and 155 Enlisted men by disease. Total 321.



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Surgeon Charles F. Little - 19 Illinois Infantry CDV

A nice full standing photograph of Surgeon Charles F. Little of the 19th Illinois Infnatry.  Little is standing with crossed arms and his slouch hot is placed on the curtain to his side.  There is no backmark and the image was identified from the album.  Little enlisted in February 1863 and mustered out in July 1864. 

SERVICE - Prentiss' Expedition toward Dallas and Jackson, Mo., August 29-September 8, 1861. Moved to Cape Girardeau, Fort Holt, Ky., and Elliott's Mills, thence moved to Cairo, Ill., September 16, under orders for Washington, D.C. While en route East, September 17, via Ohio & Mississippi R. R., bridge No. 48, over Beaver Creek, 30 miles west of Cincinnati, Ohio, broke through, precipitating six passenger coaches a distance of 60 feet, killing and wounding 129 of the Regiment. At Camp Dennison, Ohio, till September 24. Moved to Louisville, Ky., September 24-25, thence to Lebanon, Ky., September 25, and duty there till October 22. Moved to Elizabethtown, Ky., October 22, and duty there and at Bacon Creek till February 10, 1862. Advance on Bowling Green, Ky., February 10-15. Occupation of Bowling Green February 15, thence advance to Nashville, Tenn., February 22-25. Occupation of Nashville February 25 to March 18. Advance to Murfreesboro, Tenn., March 18, thence to Shelbyville, Tullahoma and McMinnville March 25-28. Advance on Huntsville, Ala., via Fayetteville April 4-11. Occupation of Huntsville April 11. Advance on and capture of Decatur and Tuscumbia, Ala., April 11-14. Action at Tuscumbia April 24. Athens May 13. At Huntsville till May 26. Moved to Fayetteville May 26-June 2. Negley's Expedition to Chattanooga, Tenn., June 2-10. Chattanooga June 7-8. Expedition to Larkinsville and Stevenson, Ala., June 14-20. Winchester June 16. Guard R. R. and bridges from Huntsville to Decatur till August. Richland Creek, near Pulaski, August 27. Retreat to Nashville, Tenn., August 27-29. Siege of Nashville September 5-November 6. Repulse of Forest's attack on Edgefield November 5. At Nashville till December 26. Advance on Murfreesboro, Tenn., December 26-30. Battle of Stone River December 30-31, 1862, and January 1-3, 1863. At Murfreesboro till June. Middle Tennessee (or Tullahoma Campaign) June 24-July 7. Occupation of Middle Tennessee till August 16. Passage of Cumberland Mountains and Tennessee River and Chickamauga, Ga., Campaign August 16-September 22. Davis' Cross Roads, Ga., September 11. Battle of Chickamauga, Ga., September 18-21. Rossville Gap September 21. Siege of Chattanooga September 24-November 23. Chattanooga-Ringgold Campaign November 23-27. Orchard Knob November 23-24. Mission Ridge November 25. Pursuit to Ringgold, Ga., November 26-27. Pea Vine Valley and Graysville November 26. At Chattanooga till February 22, 1864. Demonstration on Dalton, Ga., February 22-27. Tunnel Hill, Buzzard's Roost Gap and Rocky Faced Ridge February 23-25. At Graysville till May 3. Atlanta (Ga.) Campaign May 3-June 8. Demonstration on Rocky Faced Ridge May 8-11. Battle of Resaca May 14-15. Kingston May 18-19. Advance on Dallas May 22-25. Operations on line of Pumpkin Vine Creek and battles about Dallas, New Hope Church and Allatoona Hills May 25-June 5. At Ackworth, Ga., till June 8. Moved to Chicago June 8-17.

Mustered out July 9, 1864; expiration of term.

Regiment lost during service 4 Officers and 60 Enlisted men killed and mortally wounded and 4 Officers and 101 Enlisted men by disease. Total 169.


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Jacob Shannon - 45 Illinois Infantry CDV

A nice seated image of Jacob Shannon, private, of the 45th Illinois Infantry.  Shannon mustered in December 1861, and reenlisted in January 1864.  He mustered out in July 1865.  The image does not have a backmark.  Written on the back of the image in period ink is "Jacob Shannon, Mr. Jacob Shannon Co. F, 45 Ills Vet Vos Inftry".

SERVICE - Operations against Fort Henry, Tenn., February 2-6, 1862, Capture of Fort Henry February 6. Investment and capture of Fort Donelson, Tenn., February 12-16. Duty at Fort Donelson till March 4. Moved to Savannah, Tenn., March 4-11. Expedition to Pin Hook March 18-19. Moved to Pittsburg Landing, Tenn., March 25. Battle of Shiloh, Tenn., April 6-7. Advance on and siege of Corinth, Miss., April 29-May 30. Moved to Bethel, thence to Jackson, Tenn., June 4-8. Guard R. R. there till August 11. Action at Medon August 3. Guard Mississippi Central R. R, August 11 to September 17 (4 companies at Medon, 5 companies at Toon's, Co. "G" at Treager's). Actions with Armstrong at Meadon, Toon's and Treager's August 31 (Co. "G" captured at Treager's). Duty at Jackson, Tenn., till November 2. Grant's Central Mississippi Campaign. Operations on the Mississippi Central R. R. to the Yockna River, Miss., November 2, 1862, to January 10, 1863. Capture of Henderson Station November 25, 1862 (Co. "B"). At Memphis, Tenn., till February, 1863. Moved to Lake Providence, La., February 22-24. Moved to Barry's Landing March 16 and to Milliken's Bend April 19 (a detachment ran batteries on transports April 22, the whole Regiment volunteering). Movement on Bruinsburg and turning Grand Gulf April 25-30. Battle of Thompson's Plantation (or Port Gibson) May 1. North Fork Bayou Pierre May 3. Ingraham's Heights May 3. Battles of Raymond May 12, Jackson May 14, Champion's Hill May 16, Big Black River May 17. Siege of Vicksburg, Miss., May 18-July 4. Assaults on Vicksburg May 19-22 and June 25. Surrender of Vicksburg July 4. Provost duty at Vicksburg till October. Expedition toward Canton October 14-20. Bogue Chitto Creek and Robinson's Mill October 17. At Big Black till February, 1864. Meridian Campaign February 3-March 2. Meridian February 13-14. Chunky Station February 14. Chunkyville Station February 29. Moved to Memphis, Tenn., March 17. Veterans on furlough till May. Moved to Cairo, Ill, thence to Clifton, Tenn., April 28-May 5. March to Huntsville, Ala., May 5-23, thence to Ackworth, Ga., via Decatur and Warrenton, Ala., and Rome and Kingston, Ga., May 28-June 8. Atlanta (Ga.) Campaign June 8-September 8. Operations about Marietta and against Kenesaw Mountain June 10-July 2. Assault on Kenesaw June 27. Nickajack Creek July 2-5. Chattahoochie River July 5-17. Howell's Ferry July 5. Leggett's, Bald Hill, July 20-21. Battle of Atlanta July 22. Siege of Atlanta July 22-August 25. Flank movement on Jonesboro August 25-30. Battle of Jonesboro August 31-September 1. Love-Joy Station September 2-6. Operations against Hood in North Georgia and North Alabama September 28-November 3. March to the sea November 15-December 10. Siege of Savannah December 10-21. Campaign of the Carolinas January to April, 1865. Salkehatchie Swamp, S.C., February 1-5. Barker's Mills, Whippy Swamp, February 2. South Edisto River February 9. North Edisto River February 11-12. Columbia February 15-17. Fayetteville, N. C., March 13. Battle of Bentonville March 20-21. Occupation of Goldsboro March 24. Advance on Raleigh April 10-14. Occupation of Raleigh April 14. Bennett's House April 26. Surrender of Johnston and his army. March to Washington, D.C., via Richmond, Va., April 29-May 19. Grand Review May 24. Moved to Louisville, Ky., June 6-8.

Mustered out July 12, 1865.

Regiment lost during service 9 Officers and 76 Enlisted men killed and mortally wounded and 2 Officers and 136 Enlisted men by disease. Total 223.


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Colonel Robert Sealy - 45 Illinois Infantry CDV

A great image of Colonel Robert P. Sealy of the 45th Illinois Infnatry.  Sealy mustered as a Captain of COmpany "G", 45th Illinois in November 1861.  He was promoted to Lt. Colonel in June 1863 and Colonel in August 1863.  The image is a bust view as Lt. Colonel or Colonel.  The backmark is "Geo. W. Barnes, Photographer, Rockford, Ill.".  The image is signed in pencil on the back "Respectfully R.P. Sealy  45th Infantry".

SERVICE - Operations against Fort Henry, Tenn., February 2-6, 1862, Capture of Fort Henry February 6. Investment and capture of Fort Donelson, Tenn., February 12-16. Duty at Fort Donelson till March 4. Moved to Savannah, Tenn., March 4-11. Expedition to Pin Hook March 18-19. Moved to Pittsburg Landing, Tenn., March 25. Battle of Shiloh, Tenn., April 6-7. Advance on and siege of Corinth, Miss., April 29-May 30. Moved to Bethel, thence to Jackson, Tenn., June 4-8. Guard R. R. there till August 11. Action at Medon August 3. Guard Mississippi Central R. R, August 11 to September 17 (4 companies at Medon, 5 companies at Toon's, Co. "G" at Treager's). Actions with Armstrong at Meadon, Toon's and Treager's August 31 (Co. "G" captured at Treager's). Duty at Jackson, Tenn., till November 2. Grant's Central Mississippi Campaign. Operations on the Mississippi Central R. R. to the Yockna River, Miss., November 2, 1862, to January 10, 1863. Capture of Henderson Station November 25, 1862 (Co. "B"). At Memphis, Tenn., till February, 1863. Moved to Lake Providence, La., February 22-24. Moved to Barry's Landing March 16 and to Milliken's Bend April 19 (a detachment ran batteries on transports April 22, the whole Regiment volunteering). Movement on Bruinsburg and turning Grand Gulf April 25-30. Battle of Thompson's Plantation (or Port Gibson) May 1. North Fork Bayou Pierre May 3. Ingraham's Heights May 3. Battles of Raymond May 12, Jackson May 14, Champion's Hill May 16, Big Black River May 17. Siege of Vicksburg, Miss., May 18-July 4. Assaults on Vicksburg May 19-22 and June 25. Surrender of Vicksburg July 4. Provost duty at Vicksburg till October. Expedition toward Canton October 14-20. Bogue Chitto Creek and Robinson's Mill October 17. At Big Black till February, 1864. Meridian Campaign February 3-March 2. Meridian February 13-14. Chunky Station February 14. Chunkyville Station February 29. Moved to Memphis, Tenn., March 17. Veterans on furlough till May. Moved to Cairo, Ill, thence to Clifton, Tenn., April 28-May 5. March to Huntsville, Ala., May 5-23, thence to Ackworth, Ga., via Decatur and Warrenton, Ala., and Rome and Kingston, Ga., May 28-June 8. Atlanta (Ga.) Campaign June 8-September 8. Operations about Marietta and against Kenesaw Mountain June 10-July 2. Assault on Kenesaw June 27. Nickajack Creek July 2-5. Chattahoochie River July 5-17. Howell's Ferry July 5. Leggett's, Bald Hill, July 20-21. Battle of Atlanta July 22. Siege of Atlanta July 22-August 25. Flank movement on Jonesboro August 25-30. Battle of Jonesboro August 31-September 1. Love-Joy Station September 2-6. Operations against Hood in North Georgia and North Alabama September 28-November 3. March to the sea November 15-December 10. Siege of Savannah December 10-21. Campaign of the Carolinas January to April, 1865. Salkehatchie Swamp, S.C., February 1-5. Barker's Mills, Whippy Swamp, February 2. South Edisto River February 9. North Edisto River February 11-12. Columbia February 15-17. Fayetteville, N. C., March 13. Battle of Bentonville March 20-21. Occupation of Goldsboro March 24. Advance on Raleigh April 10-14. Occupation of Raleigh April 14. Bennett's House April 26. Surrender of Johnston and his army. March to Washington, D.C., via Richmond, Va., April 29-May 19. Grand Review May 24. Moved to Louisville, Ky., June 6-8.

Mustered out July 12, 1865.

Regiment lost during service 9 Officers and 76 Enlisted men killed and mortally wounded and 2 Officers and 136 Enlisted men by disease. Total 223.


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Captain John T. Bowen - 47 Illinois Infantry CDV

A nice image of Captain John T. Bowen of Company "A" of the 47th Illinois Infantry.  Bowen mustered in as 1st Sergeant of Company "A" in August 1861.  He was promoted to 1st Lieutenant in June 1862 and to Captain in October 1862.  He mustered out in October 1864.  Under a nice bust image is written in period pencil "Truly Your Friend, John T. Bowen".  There is no backmark.

SERVICE - Moved from Jefferson City, Mo., to Otterville, Mo., December 22, 1861, and duty there till February, 1862. Moved to Commerce, Mo., February 2. Operations against New Madrid, Mo., and Island No. 10, Mississippi River, February 28-April 8. New Madrid March 5. Point Pleasant March 7. Action and capture of Tiptonville April 8. Expedition to Fort Pillow, Tenn., April 13-17. Moved to Hamburg Landing, Tenn., April 17-22. Advance on and siege of Corinth, Miss., April 29-May 30. Reconnoissance toward Corinth May 8. Action at Farmington, Miss., May 9. Near Corinth May 28. Pursuit to Booneville May 31-June 12. Moved to Rienzi July 3, and duty there till Augu§t 18. March to Tuscumbia, Ala., August 18-22. March to Clear Creek September 8-14. Reconnoissance to Iuka, Miss., and skirmish September 16. Battle of Iuka September 19. Battle of Corinth October 3-4. Pursuit to Ripley October 5-14. Grant's Central Mississippi Campaign. Operations on the Mississippi Central R. R. November 2, 1862-January 10, 1863. March from Grand Junction to Corinth, Miss., January 8-14, 1863, thence to Ridgway Station January 26 and duty there guarding R. R. till March 12. Moved to Memphis, Tenn., thence to Duckport, La., March 12-April 1. Demonstration on Haines' and Snyder's Bluffs April 25-May 2. Movement to Jackson, Miss., via Grand Gulf May 2-14. Mississippi Springs May 13. Jackson May 14 and May 16. Siege of Vicksburg, Miss., May 18-July 4. Assaults on Vicksburg May 19 and 22. Expedition to Satartia and Mechanicsburg June 2-8. Satartia June 4. Expedition from Young's Point to Richmond, La., June 14-16. Richmond, La., June 15. Advance toward Jackson, Miss., July 5. Guard duty at Black River Bridge till July 22. At Bear Creek till October. Expedition to Canton October 14-20. Bogue Chitto Creek October 17. Moved to Memphis, Tenn., November 14-20; thence to LaGrange, Tenn., and guard Memphis & Charleston R. R., and scouting after Forrest till January 26, 1864. Skirmish at Saulsbury December 3, 1863. Moved to Vicksburg, Miss., January 26-February 3. Meridian Campaign February 3-March 2. At Black River Bridge till February 23. March to Canton and return to Vicksburg February 23-March 7, Red River Campaign March 10-May 22. Fort DeRussy March 14. Occupation of Alexandria March 16. Henderson's Hill March 21. Grand Ecore April 2. Campti April 3. Battle of Pleasant Hill April 9. About Cloutiersville, Cane River, April 22-24. At Alexandria April 26-May 13. Muddy Bayou May 2-6. Well's Plantation, near Alexandria, May 2-13, Retreat to Morganza May 13-20. Mansura May 16. Moved to Vicksburg, Miss., May 22-24, thence to Memphis, Tenn., June 4-10. Action at Lake Chicot, Ark., June 6. Defeat of Marmaduke. Veterans on furlough till August. Smith's Expedition to Tupelo, Miss., July 5-21. Near Camargo's Cross Roads July 13. Harrisburg, near Tupelo, July 14-15. Tishamingo (or Old Town) Creek July 15. Expedition to Oxford, Miss., August 1-30. Abbeville August 23. Non-Veterans muster out October 11, 1864. Mower's Expedition to Brownsville, Ark., September 2-10. March through Arkansas and Missouri in pursuit of Price September 17-November 4. Ordered to Chicago November 9, thence moved to Springfield, Ill., and to Louisville, Ky., December 3. Duty at Louisville and Bowling Green, Ky., till January 27, 1865. Moved to Eastport, Miss., via Nashville, Tenn., January 27-February 1, thence to New Orleans, La., February 6-22. Campaign against Mobile and its defences March 7-April 12. Siege of Spanish Fort and Fort Blakely March 26-April 8. Assault and capture of Fort Blakely April 9. Occupation of Mobile April 12. March to Montgomery April 13-25. Duty there and at Selma till January, 1866.

Mustered out January 21, 1866.

Regiment lost during service 5 Officers and 58 Enlisted men killed and mortally wounded and 3 Officers and 184 Enlisted men by disease. Total 250.


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Robert E. Huff - 47 Illinois Infantry CDV

A nice image of Robert E. Huuf of the 47th Illinois Infantry.  Huff was in Company G.  Written on the front of the image in period ink is "Robert E. Huff - Co. G. 47th".  There is no backmark.  Huff mustered in in 1861 and mustered out in 1864.
 

SERVICE - Moved from Jefferson City, Mo., to Otterville, Mo., December 22, 1861, and duty there till February, 1862. Moved to Commerce, Mo., February 2. Operations against New Madrid, Mo., and Island No. 10, Mississippi River, February 28-April 8. New Madrid March 5. Point Pleasant March 7. Action and capture of Tiptonville April 8. Expedition to Fort Pillow, Tenn., April 13-17. Moved to Hamburg Landing, Tenn., April 17-22. Advance on and siege of Corinth, Miss., April 29-May 30. Reconnoissance toward Corinth May 8. Action at Farmington, Miss., May 9. Near Corinth May 28. Pursuit to Booneville May 31-June 12. Moved to Rienzi July 3, and duty there till Augu§t 18. March to Tuscumbia, Ala., August 18-22. March to Clear Creek September 8-14. Reconnoissance to Iuka, Miss., and skirmish September 16. Battle of Iuka September 19. Battle of Corinth October 3-4. Pursuit to Ripley October 5-14. Grant's Central Mississippi Campaign. Operations on the Mississippi Central R. R. November 2, 1862-January 10, 1863. March from Grand Junction to Corinth, Miss., January 8-14, 1863, thence to Ridgway Station January 26 and duty there guarding R. R. till March 12. Moved to Memphis, Tenn., thence to Duckport, La., March 12-April 1. Demonstration on Haines' and Snyder's Bluffs April 25-May 2. Movement to Jackson, Miss., via Grand Gulf May 2-14. Mississippi Springs May 13. Jackson May 14 and May 16. Siege of Vicksburg, Miss., May 18-July 4. Assaults on Vicksburg May 19 and 22. Expedition to Satartia and Mechanicsburg June 2-8. Satartia June 4. Expedition from Young's Point to Richmond, La., June 14-16. Richmond, La., June 15. Advance toward Jackson, Miss., July 5. Guard duty at Black River Bridge till July 22. At Bear Creek till October. Expedition to Canton October 14-20. Bogue Chitto Creek October 17. Moved to Memphis, Tenn., November 14-20; thence to LaGrange, Tenn., and guard Memphis & Charleston R. R., and scouting after Forrest till January 26, 1864. Skirmish at Saulsbury December 3, 1863. Moved to Vicksburg, Miss., January 26-February 3. Meridian Campaign February 3-March 2. At Black River Bridge till February 23. March to Canton and return to Vicksburg February 23-March 7, Red River Campaign March 10-May 22. Fort DeRussy March 14. Occupation of Alexandria March 16. Henderson's Hill March 21. Grand Ecore April 2. Campti April 3. Battle of Pleasant Hill April 9. About Cloutiersville, Cane River, April 22-24. At Alexandria April 26-May 13. Muddy Bayou May 2-6. Well's Plantation, near Alexandria, May 2-13, Retreat to Morganza May 13-20. Mansura May 16. Moved to Vicksburg, Miss., May 22-24, thence to Memphis, Tenn., June 4-10. Action at Lake Chicot, Ark., June 6. Defeat of Marmaduke. Veterans on furlough till August. Smith's Expedition to Tupelo, Miss., July 5-21. Near Camargo's Cross Roads July 13. Harrisburg, near Tupelo, July 14-15. Tishamingo (or Old Town) Creek July 15. Expedition to Oxford, Miss., August 1-30. Abbeville August 23. Non-Veterans muster out October 11, 1864. Mower's Expedition to Brownsville, Ark., September 2-10. March through Arkansas and Missouri in pursuit of Price September 17-November 4. Ordered to Chicago November 9, thence moved to Springfield, Ill., and to Louisville, Ky., December 3. Duty at Louisville and Bowling Green, Ky., till January 27, 1865. Moved to Eastport, Miss., via Nashville, Tenn., January 27-February 1, thence to New Orleans, La., February 6-22. Campaign against Mobile and its defences March 7-April 12. Siege of Spanish Fort and Fort Blakely March 26-April 8. Assault and capture of Fort Blakely April 9. Occupation of Mobile April 12. March to Montgomery April 13-25. Duty there and at Selma till January, 1866.

Mustered out January 21, 1866.

Regiment lost during service 5 Officers and 58 Enlisted men killed and mortally wounded and 3 Officers and 184 Enlisted men by disease. Total 250.


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Price: $128.00 USD

Levi Johnson - 47 Illinois Infantry CDV

A nice image of Levi Johnson of Company G, 47th Illinois Infantry.  Writtten in period ink on the front of the image is "Levi Johnson - Co. "G". 47 th".  There is no backmark.
 

SERVICE - Moved from Jefferson City, Mo., to Otterville, Mo., December 22, 1861, and duty there till February, 1862. Moved to Commerce, Mo., February 2. Operations against New Madrid, Mo., and Island No. 10, Mississippi River, February 28-April 8. New Madrid March 5. Point Pleasant March 7. Action and capture of Tiptonville April 8. Expedition to Fort Pillow, Tenn., April 13-17. Moved to Hamburg Landing, Tenn., April 17-22. Advance on and siege of Corinth, Miss., April 29-May 30. Reconnoissance toward Corinth May 8. Action at Farmington, Miss., May 9. Near Corinth May 28. Pursuit to Booneville May 31-June 12. Moved to Rienzi July 3, and duty there till Augu§t 18. March to Tuscumbia, Ala., August 18-22. March to Clear Creek September 8-14. Reconnoissance to Iuka, Miss., and skirmish September 16. Battle of Iuka September 19. Battle of Corinth October 3-4. Pursuit to Ripley October 5-14. Grant's Central Mississippi Campaign. Operations on the Mississippi Central R. R. November 2, 1862-January 10, 1863. March from Grand Junction to Corinth, Miss., January 8-14, 1863, thence to Ridgway Station January 26 and duty there guarding R. R. till March 12. Moved to Memphis, Tenn., thence to Duckport, La., March 12-April 1. Demonstration on Haines' and Snyder's Bluffs April 25-May 2. Movement to Jackson, Miss., via Grand Gulf May 2-14. Mississippi Springs May 13. Jackson May 14 and May 16. Siege of Vicksburg, Miss., May 18-July 4. Assaults on Vicksburg May 19 and 22. Expedition to Satartia and Mechanicsburg June 2-8. Satartia June 4. Expedition from Young's Point to Richmond, La., June 14-16. Richmond, La., June 15. Advance toward Jackson, Miss., July 5. Guard duty at Black River Bridge till July 22. At Bear Creek till October. Expedition to Canton October 14-20. Bogue Chitto Creek October 17. Moved to Memphis, Tenn., November 14-20; thence to LaGrange, Tenn., and guard Memphis & Charleston R. R., and scouting after Forrest till January 26, 1864. Skirmish at Saulsbury December 3, 1863. Moved to Vicksburg, Miss., January 26-February 3. Meridian Campaign February 3-March 2. At Black River Bridge till February 23. March to Canton and return to Vicksburg February 23-March 7, Red River Campaign March 10-May 22. Fort DeRussy March 14. Occupation of Alexandria March 16. Henderson's Hill March 21. Grand Ecore April 2. Campti April 3. Battle of Pleasant Hill April 9. About Cloutiersville, Cane River, April 22-24. At Alexandria April 26-May 13. Muddy Bayou May 2-6. Well's Plantation, near Alexandria, May 2-13, Retreat to Morganza May 13-20. Mansura May 16. Moved to Vicksburg, Miss., May 22-24, thence to Memphis, Tenn., June 4-10. Action at Lake Chicot, Ark., June 6. Defeat of Marmaduke. Veterans on furlough till August. Smith's Expedition to Tupelo, Miss., July 5-21. Near Camargo's Cross Roads July 13. Harrisburg, near Tupelo, July 14-15. Tishamingo (or Old Town) Creek July 15. Expedition to Oxford, Miss., August 1-30. Abbeville August 23. Non-Veterans muster out October 11, 1864. Mower's Expedition to Brownsville, Ark., September 2-10. March through Arkansas and Missouri in pursuit of Price September 17-November 4. Ordered to Chicago November 9, thence moved to Springfield, Ill., and to Louisville, Ky., December 3. Duty at Louisville and Bowling Green, Ky., till January 27, 1865. Moved to Eastport, Miss., via Nashville, Tenn., January 27-February 1, thence to New Orleans, La., February 6-22. Campaign against Mobile and its defences March 7-April 12. Siege of Spanish Fort and Fort Blakely March 26-April 8. Assault and capture of Fort Blakely April 9. Occupation of Mobile April 12. March to Montgomery April 13-25. Duty there and at Selma till January, 1866.

Mustered out January 21, 1866.

Regiment lost during service 5 Officers and 58 Enlisted men killed and mortally wounded and 3 Officers and 184 Enlisted men by disease. Total 250.

 
 
 
 

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47th Illinois Infantry Unidentified Officer CDV

An unidentified officer of the 47th Illinois Infantry.  The image is a bust shot with the officer wearing his "Zorro" type hat.  The officer has 1st Lieutenant shoulder boards.  There is no backmark.  This image came out of a 47th Illinois Infantry album many of the above images came out of.
 

SERVICE - Moved from Jefferson City, Mo., to Otterville, Mo., December 22, 1861, and duty there till February, 1862. Moved to Commerce, Mo., February 2. Operations against New Madrid, Mo., and Island No. 10, Mississippi River, February 28-April 8. New Madrid March 5. Point Pleasant March 7. Action and capture of Tiptonville April 8. Expedition to Fort Pillow, Tenn., April 13-17. Moved to Hamburg Landing, Tenn., April 17-22. Advance on and siege of Corinth, Miss., April 29-May 30. Reconnoissance toward Corinth May 8. Action at Farmington, Miss., May 9. Near Corinth May 28. Pursuit to Booneville May 31-June 12. Moved to Rienzi July 3, and duty there till Augu§t 18. March to Tuscumbia, Ala., August 18-22. March to Clear Creek September 8-14. Reconnoissance to Iuka, Miss., and skirmish September 16. Battle of Iuka September 19. Battle of Corinth October 3-4. Pursuit to Ripley October 5-14. Grant's Central Mississippi Campaign. Operations on the Mississippi Central R. R. November 2, 1862-January 10, 1863. March from Grand Junction to Corinth, Miss., January 8-14, 1863, thence to Ridgway Station January 26 and duty there guarding R. R. till March 12. Moved to Memphis, Tenn., thence to Duckport, La., March 12-April 1. Demonstration on Haines' and Snyder's Bluffs April 25-May 2. Movement to Jackson, Miss., via Grand Gulf May 2-14. Mississippi Springs May 13. Jackson May 14 and May 16. Siege of Vicksburg, Miss., May 18-July 4. Assaults on Vicksburg May 19 and 22. Expedition to Satartia and Mechanicsburg June 2-8. Satartia June 4. Expedition from Young's Point to Richmond, La., June 14-16. Richmond, La., June 15. Advance toward Jackson, Miss., July 5. Guard duty at Black River Bridge till July 22. At Bear Creek till October. Expedition to Canton October 14-20. Bogue Chitto Creek October 17. Moved to Memphis, Tenn., November 14-20; thence to LaGrange, Tenn., and guard Memphis & Charleston R. R., and scouting after Forrest till January 26, 1864. Skirmish at Saulsbury December 3, 1863. Moved to Vicksburg, Miss., January 26-February 3. Meridian Campaign February 3-March 2. At Black River Bridge till February 23. March to Canton and return to Vicksburg February 23-March 7, Red River Campaign March 10-May 22. Fort DeRussy March 14. Occupation of Alexandria March 16. Henderson's Hill March 21. Grand Ecore April 2. Campti April 3. Battle of Pleasant Hill April 9. About Cloutiersville, Cane River, April 22-24. At Alexandria April 26-May 13. Muddy Bayou May 2-6. Well's Plantation, near Alexandria, May 2-13, Retreat to Morganza May 13-20. Mansura May 16. Moved to Vicksburg, Miss., May 22-24, thence to Memphis, Tenn., June 4-10. Action at Lake Chicot, Ark., June 6. Defeat of Marmaduke. Veterans on furlough till August. Smith's Expedition to Tupelo, Miss., July 5-21. Near Camargo's Cross Roads July 13. Harrisburg, near Tupelo, July 14-15. Tishamingo (or Old Town) Creek July 15. Expedition to Oxford, Miss., August 1-30. Abbeville August 23. Non-Veterans muster out October 11, 1864. Mower's Expedition to Brownsville, Ark., September 2-10. March through Arkansas and Missouri in pursuit of Price September 17-November 4. Ordered to Chicago November 9, thence moved to Springfield, Ill., and to Louisville, Ky., December 3. Duty at Louisville and Bowling Green, Ky., till January 27, 1865. Moved to Eastport, Miss., via Nashville, Tenn., January 27-February 1, thence to New Orleans, La., February 6-22. Campaign against Mobile and its defences March 7-April 12. Siege of Spanish Fort and Fort Blakely March 26-April 8. Assault and capture of Fort Blakely April 9. Occupation of Mobile April 12. March to Montgomery April 13-25. Duty there and at Selma till January, 1866.

Mustered out January 21, 1866.

Regiment lost during service 5 Officers and 58 Enlisted men killed and mortally wounded and 3 Officers and 184 Enlisted men by disease. Total 250.


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John P. Matlock, 56 Illinois Infantry CDV

A full standing image of John P. Matlock of the 56th Illinois Infantry.  Matlock is wearing a frock coat, vest, and army issued pants.  There is no backmark on the image.  Written in pencil on the back of the image is "John P. Matlock - 56th Ill. Inf. Co. A. Veteran".  Matlock enlisted in October 1861.  He reenlisted in January 1864 and was mustered out in August 1865.
 
 The Fifty-sixth Illinois Infantry[1] was mustered into service February 27, 1862 at Camp Mather near Shawneetown in Gallatin County. The men volunteered from the most southern counties of Illinois—Company A-Massac County, Company B-White County, Company C-Hamilton and White counties, Company D-Gallatin, White and Saline counties, Company E-Saline and Williamson counties, Company F-Hamilton and Wabash counties, Company H-Gallatin and Saline Counties, Company I-Franklin and Williamson counties and Company K-Saline and Pope counties. Grant immediately ordered the Regiment to garrison duty at Paducah, Kentucky. In April the Regiment moved by steamboat up the Tennessee River to Hamburg Landing and marched to join the siege of Corinth, Mississippi. Following the rebels abandonment of Corinth, The Regiment joined in the pursuit of Beauregard’s army to Booneville, Mississippi and remained in northern Mississippi during the summer. In October Confederate forces attacked Corinth and the Fifty-sixth with the Tenth Missouri drove the rebels from their works and repulsed rebel reinforcements. During the winter of 1862 the Regiment campaigned in central Mississippi and escorted wagons and supplies to Memphis in December. In the spring of 1863 the Fifty-sixth was ordered to Vicksburg going through the Yazoo Pass and joining Grant’s army at Young’s Point and moving south to occupy Grand Gulf, Mississippi in May. They fought at Champion Hills and at the siege of Vicksburg in May and on June 25 were sent to Fort Hill, occupying the crater, a portion of the night, and lost heavily in both killed and wounded. After the fall of Vicksburg, they moved to Helena, Arkansas then to Memphis and finally to Chattanooga where they remained until the end of November. On November 23 they crossed the Tennessee River and attacked the rebels right flank at Missionary Ridge; the next three days the Regiment sustained heavy losses. Following the battle the Fifty-sixth garrisoned Whitesburg, Alabama on the Tennessee River. May 1864 the Regiment joined Sherman’s Atlanta campaign and through November guarded the line of communication and railroads at the rear of the army. During this time the Regiment was reinforced with a new Company I (composed of veterans from the Thirteenth Illinois Infantry) and a newly organized Company D. In mid October Confederate General Hood attacked Resaca, Georgia and the Fifty-sixth with other regiments defended the city against five times their number. On the “March to the sea” the men saw action at Savannah, Georgia, Salkehatchie Swamp, South Edisto River, and Columbia South Carolina and Bentonville and Goldsboro, North Carolina. On March 25, 1865 two hundred and five men of the Regiment boarded the US General Lyon for the trip to Fortress Monroe. On March 27 in a storm off of Cape Hatteras fire erupted in the engine room and only 29 survivors were rescued including just 5 men from the 56th Illinois Infantry.[2] Following the surrender of Johnston the Fifty-sixth marched to Washington DC for the Grand Review on May 24. The Regiment mustered out at Little Rock Arkansas on August 12, 1865.[3
 
 
 
 
 
 

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Captain Francis M. Posey, 61 Illinois Infantry CDV

A waist up image of Captain Francis M. Posey of the 61st Illinois Infantry.  Posey was commisioned into the 61st Illinois Infantry in February 1862 as a 1st Lieutenant.  He was promoted to Captain in March 1863.  He mustered out in March 1865.  Written on the bottom of the card is "Respectfully yours - Frank M. Posey, Capt. 61st Ills. Vols.".  There is no backmark.  There are some stains on the image in the upper left side.

The Sixty-first Infantry Illinois Volunteers was organized at Carrollton, Illinois, by Colonel Jacob Fry. Three full companies were mustered February 5, 1862. February 21, the Regiment, being still incomplete, moved to Benton Barracks, Missouri. Here a sufficient number of recruits joined to make nine full companies.

March 26, 1862, embarked for Pittsburg Landing. On arriving, March 30, were assigned to Brigade of Colonel Madison Miller, Eighteenth Missouri, Division of Brigadier General B. M. Prentiss.

April 6, 400 men were formed in line, in time to receive the first assault of the enemy, and stood their ground for an hour and a quarter, and until every other Regiment in the division had given way, and were then ordered to fall back. Upon retiring from this position, the Regiment was complimented by General Prentiss for its gallant stand. It was then ordered to support a battery of the first Missouri Artillery, and at one o'clock P. M. ordered to the support of General Hurlbut--coming to his support at a very critical moment, and maintaining his line until relieved by a fresh Regiment, and when its ammunition was entirely exhausted. When the second line was broken, the Regiment retired in good order and took a position supporting the siege guns.

April 7, was in reserve. Loss, 80 killed, wounded and missing, including 3 commissioned officers.

April 18, was assigned to First Brigade, Third Division, Colonel L. F. Ross, Seventeenth Illinois, commanding Brigade.

April 28, Major Ohr took command of the Regiment, Colonel Fry being absent.

May 2, Brigadier General John A. Logan took command of the Division, and was succeeded, May 6, by Brigadier General Judah.

June 6, moved to Bethel, Tennessee, Colonel Haynie, Forty-eighth Illinois, taking command of Brigade. 16th, moved to Jackson. 17th, was in Ross' Brigade of Logan's (First) Division, and moved to Bolivar, Tennessee.

September 16, 1862, moved, via Jackson and Corinth, to Brownsville, Mississippi, on Memphis and Corinth Railroad. Returned to Bolivar, after the battle of Iuka, September 25.

October 10, Brigadier General M. Brayman was assigned to the Brigade, and Colonel Fry to command of post at Trenton, where, on the 20th of December, he was taken prisoner by General Forrest and paroled. The Brigade remained at Bolivar, General Brayman commanding post.

December 18, 1862, 240 men of the Regiment proceeded, by rail, to Jackson, and, moving out the Lexington road, under command of Colonel Engleman, with Forty-third Illinois and a detachment of cavalry took position at Salem Cemetery, and on the morning of 19th repulsed the enemy under Forrest, with three pieces of artillery, and on receiving reinforcements from General Sullivan, pursued the enemy some distance; after which, returned to Bolivar.

May 31, the Regiment being in the Sixteenth Army Corps, moved, via rail, to Memphis, and embarked for Vicksburg. June 3, arrived at Chickasaw Bayou, 4th, accompanied expedition up Yazoo River, landing at Satartia. Moved four miles out to Mechanicsburg, capturing some prisoners, 6th, moved to Haines' Bluff. June 20th, moved to Snyder's Bluff.

Lieutenant Colonel Fry having resigned, Major Ohr was promoted Lieutenant Colonel. July 17th, 1863, moved to Black River Bridge. 22d, returned to Snyder's Bluff. On 27th, moved to Helena, Arkansas. August 13, in Major General Steel's army, Colonel McLane, Forty-third Indiana, commanding Division, and Colonel Graves, Twelfth Michigan, commanding Brigade. Moved, via Clarendon, Duvall's Bluff, Brownsville, to Little Rock, skirmishing some with the enemy after leaving Brownsville, and arriving at Little Rock September 10, Remained at Little Rock.

The Regiment remained in Arkansas until August 14, 1864, being stationed most of the time at Little Rock and Duvall's Bluff. It did its full share of the hard, fatiguing and generally profitless marching that the troops composing that department made during that period, It participated in the combat at Clarendon, on the White River, June 26, 1864, which resulted in raising the Blockade of that river made by the rebel general, Joe Shelby. In the early part of the year 1864, enough of the men re-enlisted as Veterans to enable the Regiment to retain its organization as a Veteran Regiment. March 20, 1864, Company K joined the Regiment from Camp Butler, Illinois.

August 14, 1864, the Regiment started to Illinois, on veteran furlough, leaving Company K and the recruits and non-veterans in Camp at Duvall's Bluff, Arkansas. On the expiration of its veteran furlough, the regiment rendezvoused at Springfield, Illinois. It went from there to St. Louis. Owing to the pending invasion of Missouri by the rebels under General Price, the Regiment was halted at St. Louis, Companies B, D and G were detached from the Regiment and sent to Chester, Illinois, to guard the crossing of the river at that point. They remained there until October 14, when they joined the Regiment at St. Louis. The entire Regiment was then sent to Mexico on the North Missouri railroad, in the northeastern part of the State, and during the balance of that month was engaged in a series of hard marches after a gang of rebels who were operating in that part of the State, and finally chased them across the Missouri River and dispersed them. The Regiment then returned to St. Louis, and on November 6 left by steamer for Paducah, Kentucky, arriving there November 11. Left Paducah November 24. Went by steamer to Nashville, Tennessee, from thence on November 28, by rail to Murfreesboro, Tennessee. December 4, was engaged in the combat of Overall's Creek, three miles from Murfreesboro.

In addition to the casualties sustained by the Regiment in this action among the rank and file, Lieutenant Elijah B. Corrington, of Company F, a most excellent officer, was instantly killed, being struck by a musket ball in the breast.

December 7, the Regiment was engaged in the battle of Wilkinson's Pike, or the "Cedars," near Murfreesboro. It signalized itself by a gallant charge over the enemy's rail, and dirt breast works, capturing the colors of a Florida Regiment and a number of prisoners. Out of about 200 men engaged, the Sixty-first lost in killed and wounded about thirty in this affair.

December 12, the Regiment, numbering then about 175, with a small squad of dismounted cavalry, and one company of the First Michigan Engineers, was sent as escort of a train of cars destined to Stephenson, Alabama, and returned with rations for the troops at Murfreesboro. On the return, about 2 o'clock on the morning of December 15, about 8 miles out of Murfreesboro, the Regiment was attacked by an overwhelming force of rebels, under the command of Forrest. The rebel force aggregated fully 1,500 infantry and cavalry, and was also provided with a battery of artillery. They surrounded the train and tore up the track in front and rear to prevent escape, and opened up a galling fire of musketry and artillery. The train guard, numbering all told about 225 muskets, held the train until about 8 A. M., in the hope of reinforcements reaching them from Murfreesboro, but at that hour there being no sign of help, and their cartridges nearly exhausted, they abandoned the train, and cut their way out. Lieutenant Colonel Grass, commanding the Regiment, was captured, and over half the Regiment was killed, wounded and taken prisoners - Among others killed was Lieutenant Lorenzo J. Miner, of Company B, a most admirable young officer.

Major J. B. Nulton, who had successfully led the left wing of the Regiment through the rebel lines, reached a block house, about one-half of a mile north of the abandoned train, halted his command and upon being reinforced with a battery of artillery from Murfreesboro, marched back and recaptured the train, in time to prevent its destruction. Several regiments of infantry, under the command of Gen. Milroy, reached the scene of action soon thereafter and the enemy was put to flight; after which the road was repaired and the train, loaded with provisions, safely run into Murfreesboro.

This was the last severe action in which the Regiment was engaged. February 4, 1865, the non-veterans and recruits rejoined the Regiment from Duvalls Bluff, Arkansas.

March 21 the Regiment, under orders from Gen. Rosseau, moved to Franklin, Tennessee, and Maj. J. B. Nulton assumed command of the Post and Captain Daniel S. Keeley took command of the Regiment.

In the latter part of June, the recruits of the Eighty-third, Ninety-eighth and One Hundred Twenty-third Illinois infantry were transferred to the Sixty-first, filling its ranks nearly to the maximum, and Major J. B. Nulton was promoted to the rank of Colonel and Captain Daniel S. Keeley to that of Major.

While at Franklin, Tennessee, Col. Nulton, under orders from Gen. George H. Thomas, proceeded with a detachment of the Sixty-first Illinois to Hickman county, Tennessee, where he negotiated terms and received the surrender of the noted Duvall McNairy, together with his command numbering about one hundred fifty men rank and file.

September 8, 1865, the Regiment was mustered out at Nashville, Tennessee, and started home.

On September 27, 1865, at Camp Butler, near Springfield, Illinois, the boys received their final payment and discharge and "broke ranks" forever.


 

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Samuel Thompson, 76 Illinois Infantry CDV

A bust view image of Samuel Thompson of the 76th Illinois Infantry.  Written in brown ink underneath the image is "Samuel Thompson - 76th Ill. Regt.".  There is no backmark.  A notch is out of the card on the left hand side.  This does not effect the image at all.  This soldier is listed as Samuel Thomas in the American Civil War Data Base.  He served from 1862 until 1865.
 
The seventy-sixth Illinois Volunteer Infantry was organized at Kankakee, Illinois, in August, 1862, by Colonel A. W. Mack, and was mustered in August 22d, 1862. Immediately after its muster it was ordered to Columbus, Kentucky, at which place it arrived August 29th, and soon after was armed with Enfield Rifle Muskets Remained at Columbus, drilling and doing fatigue and picket duty, until October 4th, when the Regiment was ordered to Bolivar, Tenn., by rail, at which place it arrived October 5th, and camped near the city until November 3d, when the Regiment with other troops was moved to La Grange, Tenn., and remained there until November 28th, when it was sent with General Grant on his campaign along the Mississippi Central Railroad; was at Holly Springs on the 29th and at Waterford on the 30th, doing its part in driving Price's army southwest.

The Fourth Division of the Thirteenth Army Corps, to which the Seventy-sixth belonged, remained near Waterford contending with fierce storms and fathomless mud until December 11th, when it continued its march southward, crossing the Tallahatchie River, passing through Abbyville and Oxford, and halting near Springdale, until December 22d, when the information was received that the Rebel General VanDorn had captured Holly Springs in the rear of the army and destroyed a large quantity of supplies and cut off all communication with the North.

The entire command was about faced and proceeded northward, living off the country and at times on extremely short rations. After several days slow marching and much speculation in the entire absence of northern news as to what was to become of the regiment and the army and the country, Holly Springs was entered on the 5th of January, 1863, at which place it remained until January 10th, witnessing many extensive conflagrations.

The Seventy-sixth was the last regiment leaving the city. It marched out about sunset, and the Rebels hovering around in the vicinity occupied the city immediately upon its exit. The Regiment arrived at Moscow on the evening of January 11th and remained there until February 5th, on full rations. At this place the Regiment received official information of the resignation of Col. Mack, who was at that time absent from the Regiment. Lieut. Col. Busey was soon after promoted to Colonel.

On February 5th, the camp of the Regiment was moved, through snow and mud, about ten miles, to the village of Lafayette, where it remained until March 10th, when after a three days' march it arrived at Memphis, Tenn., where it remained until May 13th, when it embarked with other troops on a fleet of steamers and moved down the Mississippi River. The steamer Fort Wayne carrying the Seventy-sixth, was fired into in the night by a band of Guerrillas from the Arkansas shore. Two men were wounded and the boat disabled. The Regiment landed in the morning and burned the buildings on the plantations in the vicinity. The disabled boat was towed down the river with the fleet to Young's Point, Louisiana, where it landed May 17th.

On the 18th the Regiment marched across the Point to the river below Vicksburg and embarked for Grand Gulf, and returned to Young's Point on the 29th and immediately embarked for Chicasaw Bayou, on the Yazoo River, at which place it debarked on the same day; was engaged in closing up the lines in the rear of Vicksburg until after the charge, when it was placed on the left of the besieging lines, and bravely held its place close under the Rebel guns until the final surrender July 4th. On the 5th of July the Regiment moved with Sherman's army against Jackson, Miss., skirmishing with the enemy at Big Black River and at Champion Hills. At Jackson the Rebels under Johnson made a stand and engaged our forces from the 12th to the 16th, the Seventy-sixth occupying the extreme right of the attacking forces.

On the morning of the 17th the city was found vacated by the Rebels and the Union troops occupied it immediately. The Regiment left Jackson July 21st and arrived at Vicksburg on the 23d, remaining there until August 11th, when it embarked and moved down the river to Natchez, landing there on the 12th. Remained there in camp until the latter part of November, when it was ordered back to Vicksburg, where it went into camp about eight miles from the city at Camp Cowan. Enjoyed life at this camp until January 31, 1864, then moved about three miles to Camp Hebron. On February 3d the Seventy-sixth started with General Sherman on his Meridian campaign and was on the move continually until March 4th, when the expedition returned and the Regiment rested at Camp Hebron until April 5th, when it moved to Big Black River Bridge, and was on duty there until April 27th, when it returned to Vicksburg and camped on the high hills surrounding the city.

On the 4th of May the Regiment accompanied an expedition, commanded by General McArthur, to Yazoo City, and participated in the battles of Benton, Vaughn's Station and Deasonville, and drove the enemy from Yazoo City, and occupied the place several days. On the night of May 17 a large portion of the city was burned. The Regiment returned to Vicksburg May 21, and occupied its camp on the hills until June 26, when it was moved to Mount Albans, on the railroad between Vicksburg and the Big Black River. On the 28th moved back to Vicksburg and camped near its old quarters. On July 1, 1864, the Regiment started on an expedition to Jackson, commanded by General Slocum. On its return the command was met between Jackson and Clinton by the enemy, and a sharp battle was fought on the 6th, and renewed on the 7th, when the Seventy-sixth, which bore a prominent part in the engagement, was cut off from the balance of the command, but cut its way out, losing one hundred and two men, sixteen of whom were reported killed and left on the field, and eighty-six wounded and missing. The Regiment returned to Vicksburg July 9, much fatigued. On July 29 the Regiment embarked, and was run down the river on a marine boat to Morganzia; landed there, and remained camped along the levee until August 23, when it was embarked and was transported down the river to Port Hudson; landed and marched, with five days' rations, in great haste, night and day, to Clinton, expecting to annihilate the enemy in that vicinity, but he fled before the Yankee hosts. The Regiment returned to Morganzia, arriving there August 29, foot-sore and weary.

On September 3 the Regiment embarked on the steamer Nebraska, and moved up the Mississippi River to the mouth of White River, landed and camped on the Arkansas shore, and remained until October 18, when it was ordered to Memphis, Tenn., but returned October 28, and occupied quarters there until November 7, when it embarked and moved up White River to Duvall's Bluff, Arkansas, where it built neat log cabins, and fixed to stay; but, in obedience to orders, it broke up its pleasant camp on the 28th , embarked, and was landed at Memphis, Tenn., on the 30th, and camped on the environs of the city; remained there until December 31, 1864, and was then ordered to embark on the steamer Niagara for New Orleans, at which place it arrived January 4, 1865, and went into camp a few miles above the city, at Kenner, behind the levee, where the mud was almost fathomless. Remained there until February 12, when the Regiment was ordered to embark on Gulf steamers and proceed across the Gulf to Mobile Point. The Regiment was divided, and carried on three different crafts. The George Peabody carried the Regimental Headquarters, with four companies of the Seventy-sixth, and parts of other regiments, and a large number of horses, mules and wagons. A terrible storm on the Gulf nearly wrecked the craft. The horses, mules and wagons were consigned to the deep, and the boat was barely gotten back to the Mississippi River with its human freight. Went back to New Orleans, crossed over to Lake Pontchartrain, embarked on the steamer Alice Vivian, and moved by the lakes to Fort Morgan, and from there to Fort Barrancas, near Pensacola, Florida, where the Regiment was again united, February 18, and went into camp, and remained there until March 11, when the camp was moved to Pensacola. On March 20, the Regiment started with General Steel's expedition to Spanish Fort and Fort Blakely, near Mobile Alabama. Traveled through pine swamps, corduroying the quicksand roads as it moved along, and fighting the enemy in front, until April 1, when the Army approached Blakely, and on the 2nd drove the enemy inside his fortifications. General Steel's forces united with General Canby's and General Granger's, from Fort Morgan. On April 8 Spanish Fort was captured, and April 9 the Seventy-sixth participated in the charge on Fort Blakely, capturing the entire garrison. The colors of the Seventy-sixth were the first planted on the enemy's works. The Regiment lost in this, the last battle of the war, seventeen killed and eighty-one wounded. Among the latter was the colonel of the Regiment, who was painfully wounded while gallantly leading his men in the assault.

The Regiment camped inside the fortifications until April 20, when it was transported to Mobile. On the 22d of April the regiment accompanied a fleet of steamers, loaded with soldiers, up the Alabama River, General Steel in command; landed at Selma, Alabama, April 28; remained there until May 11, and was then ordered back to Mobile, and camped near the city. Remained there doing duty until the latter part of June, when it was ordered to Galveston, Texas, where it remained until July 22, and was then mustered out, and ordered to Chicago, Illinois, where it was paid off and disbanded August 4, 1865.

The Regiment had traveled over ten thousand miles. Received one hundred and fifty-six recruits, who were transferred, on its muster out, to the Thirty-seventh Illinois Infantry. The Regiment's commanders were: Colonel Alonzo W. Mack- Mustered in August 22, 1862. Resigned January 7, 1863 Colonel Samuel T. Busey - Mustered in August 22, 1862. Promoted May 11, 1863 The Regiment's size of approximately 1000 men was comprised of the following organizations: Regimental Headquarters - Field and Staff Ten Companies: Company A, Company B, Company C, Company D, Company E, Company F, Company G, Company H, Company I, Company K, and Unassigned Recruits.

Summary of Campaigns, Battles and Engagements:

  • General Grant's campaign along the Mississippi Central Railroad - November 1862 - January 1863
    • engaged at Holly Springs and Waterford - November 29 30
  • Siege and fall of Vicksburg - May - July 1863
    • assaults on Vicksburg May 19 22
    • engaged in closing up the lines in the rear until after the charge
    • placed on the left of the besieging lines
    • held its place close under the Rebel guns until their final surrender July 4, 1863
  • General Sherman's campaign against Jackson, Mississippi - July 1863
    • advance on Jackson - July 4 10
    • skirmishes at Big Black River and Champion Hills - July 4 5
    • assault on Jackson - engaged by the Rebels under Johnson - July 12 16
    • regiment occupied the extreme right of the attacking forces
  • Expedition to Harrisonburg , Louisiana - September 1863
    • capture of Port Beauregaard - September 4
  • General Sherman's Meridian campaign - February - March 1864
    • Champion Hills - February 5
    • Meridian - February 14 15
  • General McArthur's expedition to Yazoo City - May 1864
    • actions at Benton, Vaughn's Station, Deasonville , Big Black River Bridge, Yazoo City
  • General Slocum s expedition to Jackson, Mississippi - July 1864
    • engaged between Jackson and Clinton, Louisiana - lost 102 men (16 killed, 86 wounded and missing)
  • Expedition to Clinton, Louisiana - August 1864
  • Moves to White River, Duvall's Bluff, Arkansas, Memphis - September - December 1864
  • Moves to New Orleans, Mobile Point, Fort Barrancas , Florida - December 1864 - February 1865
  • General Steel's expedition from Pensacola - March - April 1865
    • occupation of Pollard - March 26
    • siege of Spanish Fort and Fort Blakely , Alabama - April 1 8
    • capture of Spanish Fort - April 8
    • assault and capture of Fort Blakely
    • the last battle of the war - April 9
      lost 17 killed and 81 wounded. Colors of the 76th the first planted on the enemy works.
    • occupation of Mobile - April 12
    • occupation of Selma, Alabama - April 28 - May 11
  • Move to Galveston, Texas - June - July 1865
    • mustered out July 22. Ordered to Chicago, Illinois for pay and disbandment

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Lt. James K. Smith, 99 Illinois Infantry CDV

A nice image of Lt. James K. Smith of the 99th Illinois Infantry.  Written on the front in Period ink is "James K. Smith".  The backmark on the image is "Washburn, Photographer. 113 Canal St. New Orleans.".  Smith was commisioned in August 1862 and mustered out in July 1865.  He was commisioned 1st Lieutenant in August 1862.
 

SERVICE of the 99th Illinois Infantry

  • Moved from Rolla to Salem, Mo., September 17, 1862, and duty there till November 20.
  • Moved to Houston, Mo., November 20, and duty there till January 27, 1863.
    • Action at Beaver Creek, Texas County, November 24, 1862.
    • Hartsville, Wood's Forks, January 11, 1863.
  • Moved to West Plains, Mo., January 27, and duty there till March 3.
  • Moved to Milliken's Bend, La., March 3-15, and duty there till April 11.
  • To New Carthage April 11-12 and duty there till April 25.
  • Movement on Bruinsburg and turning Grand Gulf April 25-30.
  • Battles of Port Gibson, Miss., May 1,
  • Champion's Hill May 16;
  • Big Black River Bridge May 17.
  • Siege of Vicksburg May 18-July 4.
    • Assaults on Vicksburg May 19 and 22.
    • Surrender of Vicksburg July 4.
  • Advance to Jackson Miss. July 6-10.
  • Siege of Jackson July 10-17.
  • Duty at Vicksburg till August 20.
  • Ordered to New Orleans, La., August 20.
  • Duty at Carrollton Brashear City and Berwick till October.
  • Western Louisiana Campaign October 3-November 9.
  • Moved to New Orleans November 9-12,
  • thence to Mustang Island, Texas, November 16-25.
  • Duty at Indianola till June, 1864.
  • Moved to Algiers, La., June 16.
  • Duty at Kennersville, Algiers, and Morganza till September.
  • Moved to St. Charles, Ark., September 3-11, and duty there till October 23.
  • Expedition to Duvall's Bluff October 23-November 12.
  • Moved to Litle Rock, thence to Memphis, Tenn., November 12-26.
  • At Germantown, Tenn. guarding railroad till December 28.
  • Moved to Memphis, Tenn., December 28,
  • thence to New Orleans, La. January 1-9, 1865.
  • Campaign against Mobile, Ala., and its defenses February 1-April 12.
    • Siege of Spanish Fort and Fort Blakely March 26-April 8.
    • Assault and capture of Fort Blakely April 9.
    • Occupation of Mobile April 12.
  • Moved to New Orleans, thence to Shreve port, La., May 28-June 6.
  • To Baton Rouge July 19.
  • Mustered out July 31 and discharged at Springfield, Ill, August 9, 1865.

Regiment lost during service

  • 4 Officers and 47 Enlisted men killed and mortally wounded and
  • 1 Officer and 120 Enlisted men by disease.
  • Total 172.
 

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Sgt. Cyrus McFaddin, 99 Illinois Infantry CDV

A bust image of Sgt. Cyrus McFaddin of the 99th Illinois Infantry.  McFaddin mustered into Company G, of the 99th Illinois Infantry in August 1862.  He mustered out in July 1865.  Written on the front of the image in period ink is "Cyrus McFaddin - Co. G, 99th Regt Ill's Vols".  THe backmark on the image is "Washburn Photographer - 113 Canal St. New Orleans".  The image is trimmed at the top and has residue from an envelope on the back.

SERVICE.-

  • Moved from Rolla to Salem, Mo., September 17, 1862, and duty there till November 20.
  • Moved to Houston, Mo., November 20, and duty there till January 27, 1863.
    • Action at Beaver Creek, Texas County, November 24, 1862.
    • Hartsville, Wood's Forks, January 11, 1863.
  • Moved to West Plains, Mo., January 27, and duty there till March 3.
  • Moved to Milliken's Bend, La., March 3-15, and duty there till April 11.
  • To New Carthage April 11-12 and duty there till April 25.
  • Movement on Bruinsburg and turning Grand Gulf April 25-30.
  • Battles of Port Gibson, Miss., May 1,
  • Champion's Hill May 16;
  • Big Black River Bridge May 17.
  • Siege of Vicksburg May 18-July 4.
    • Assaults on Vicksburg May 19 and 22.
    • Surrender of Vicksburg July 4.
  • Advance to Jackson Miss. July 6-10.
  • Siege of Jackson July 10-17.
  • Duty at Vicksburg till August 20.
  • Ordered to New Orleans, La., August 20.
  • Duty at Carrollton Brashear City and Berwick till October.
  • Western Louisiana Campaign October 3-November 9.
  • Moved to New Orleans November 9-12,
  • thence to Mustang Island, Texas, November 16-25.
  • Duty at Indianola till June, 1864.
  • Moved to Algiers, La., June 16.
  • Duty at Kennersville, Algiers, and Morganza till September.
  • Moved to St. Charles, Ark., September 3-11, and duty there till October 23.
  • Expedition to Duvall's Bluff October 23-November 12.
  • Moved to Litle Rock, thence to Memphis, Tenn., November 12-26.
  • At Germantown, Tenn. guarding railroad till December 28.
  • Moved to Memphis, Tenn., December 28,
  • thence to New Orleans, La. January 1-9, 1865.
  • Campaign against Mobile, Ala., and its defenses February 1-April 12.
    • Siege of Spanish Fort and Fort Blakely March 26-April 8.
    • Assault and capture of Fort Blakely April 9.
    • Occupation of Mobile April 12.
  • Moved to New Orleans, thence to Shreve port, La., May 28-June 6.
  • To Baton Rouge July 19.
  • Mustered out July 31 and discharged at Springfield, Ill, August 9, 1865.

Regiment lost during service

  • 4 Officers and 47 Enlisted men killed and mortally wounded and
  • 1 Officer and 120 Enlisted men by disease.
  • Total 172.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Shipping Weight: 1 lb
Price: $125.00 USD

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