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56th Illinois Infantry      
Company Unknown
George W Storey - Private   
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Contact Name:  Martha Harpling
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Date Added:  11/24/2008
Company A
John Wiley Adams - Private   
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Contact Name:  Katie Adams Mullin
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Date Added:  4/24/2013
Company A
William Gorsuch - Unknown   
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Contact Name:  Kenneth Nichols
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Date Added:  9/20/2018
Company B
William McKenzie - 1st Lieutenant   
He was my Great Grandfather.
Contact Name:  Jim Wallace
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Date Added:  11/4/2009
Company C
Isaac C Boyd - Private   
Enlisted as a Private on 12 November 1861.
Mustered in Company C, 56th Infantry Regiment Illinois on 27 February 1862.
Died on 19 March 1862 at Shawneetown, IL.
Contact Name:  Eric Stone
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Date Added:  9/6/2010
Company C
William Riley Robinson - Private   
enlisted as a Private on 12 Nov 1861, residence White County, Illinois, age 37, height 5' 11 1/2'; hair brown; eyes gray; complexion dark; married, farmer; mustered in 27 Feb 1862 at Shawneetown, Illinois; received a disability discharge on 12 Dec 1862;
Contact Name:  Ron Robinson
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Date Added:  9/2/2007
Company D
Terry Axley - 1st Sergeant   
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Contact Name:  Bill Farmer
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Date Added:  5/24/2010
Company D
Christian B Hallowell - Private   
Hallowell should be spelled Hollowell
Contact Name:  Susan Brown
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Date Added:  11/29/2004
Company F
Michael J. Devers - Private   
Michael J. Devers (spelled DeVeairs on his tombstone in Callicott Cemetery, Gallatin County, Illinois)was born on Oct. 24, 1841 at Cane Creek, IL to Michael Thomas Devers and Elizabeth Harrelson, and died May 2, 1921. He was mustered out of the 56th in 1865. His younger brother Ezekiel (born 1845) also served in F Company 56th IL Infantry and was discharged after the Siege of Corinth (1862).
Contact Name:  Kathryn Devereaux
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Date Added:  12/27/2008
Company F
Matthew Humphrey - Private   
Died March 31, 1865 on ''General Lyon'' near coast of North Carolina.
Contact Name:  Kevin D. Bacon
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Date Added:  4/11/2004
Company H
Hiram Cook - Private   
This is my great-geat-great-great grandfather. He was killed in battle at Cornith Miss 1862
Contact Name:  deb stallings
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Date Added:  8/4/2008
Company H
James Harrison Roberson - Private   
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Contact Name:  Susan Roberson
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Date Added:  3/31/2004
Company I
Pleasant Long Finney - Private   
He was my 3rd Great Grandfather,Enlisted 16 Dec 1861 at Shawneetown,IL. He was discharged Sep 1862 for illness. He died 28 Sep 1862 at Columbia,Adair,KY of TB while returning home from Camp Clear Creek,Miss. He left his wife,Mary and 6 children. They lived at Williamson CO,IL near Herrin. He was 47 yrs old. Have more info you can email me.
Contact Name:  Sandra Newsome
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Date Added:  9/30/2008
Company I
Abram Joseph Rodabaugh - Private   
Transferred from 13th Infantry Regiment Illinois on 9 July 1864.
Mustered out on 12 August 1865 at Little Rock, AR.
Contact Name:  Eric Stone
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Date Added:  6/21/2010
Company K
Willis D. Gulley - Private   
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Contact Name:  Mark Anderson
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Date Added:  12/29/2009
Company K
John Lafayette Hase - 1st Lieutenant   
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Contact Name:  Bob Hase
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Date Added:  6/28/2005
Company K
Uriah Morgan - Private   
Uriah Morgan enlisted entering the service as a private and later became a hospital steward.
Contact Name:  Phil Shappard
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Date Added:  4/24/2015
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