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161st Illinois Infantry      
Company A
Peter Grant Bowlby - Private   
Peter's surname is spelled incorrectly on the official roster of the regiment.
Contact Name:  John Marler
Contact Email:  Click for E-mail
Date Added:  10/16/2013
Company A
Allen Wesley Campfield - Unknown   
Allen was born sometime in 1841 (according to headstone) or 1843. He passed away on 16 Dec 1922 (according to the Civil War Pension Index). He is buried in Ruby, Michigan. He also went by John McKinnon. It shows he was known as A. Wesley Campfield on another site I found. Any help finding more info on him would be greatly appreciated. The spelling for Allen can also be Allan.
Contact Name:  Tiana Peters
Contact Email:  Click for E-mail
Date Added:  10/4/2007
Company A
William Hamilton Kimzey - Sergeant   
Sergeant Kimzey was born on December 14, 1829 in Livingston County, Kentucky. He married Eurdice Jardine Smith on October 18, 1849, but unfortunately died almost a year later on October 15, 1850. Their daughter, Eudice, died an infant. He then married Rachel Armilda Walker on March 18, 1852 and had eight children. Sergeant Kimzey died on November 5, 1910 in Pinckneyville, Illinois. He was survived by his children and 21 grandchildren.
Contact Name:  Arturo E. Lara
Contact Email:  Click for E-mail
Date Added:  4/6/2015
Company A
Daniel Quillman - Captain   
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Contact Name:  Scott Gragg
Contact Email:  Click for E-mail
Date Added:  3/28/2011
Company A
Robert Woodside Steele - Private   
Dr. Robert Steele was born on July 16, 1834 in Perry County, Illinois. He married Eleanor Jane Bell on April 1, 1858 in Perry County, Illinois. Dr. Steele died on July 2, 1889 in Perry County, Illinois. He was survived by his wife, Eleanor, one of his five children, five siblings, seven nieces, and six nephews.
Contact Name:  Arturo E. Lara
Contact Email:  Click for E-mail
Date Added:  4/6/2015
Company D
Thomas Lenore Coleman - Corporal   
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Contact Name:  Gary Coleman
Contact Email:  Click for E-mail
Date Added:  1/23/2010
Company D
James R McGown (McGowan) - Private   
Enlisted 1861 in Vienna Illinois and msutered out in 1865 as a veteran
Contact Name:  Monte McGowen
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Date Added:  10/19/2010
Company E
William J Dowell - Private   
As I understand it, he was a flag bearer. I have an old grainy photocopy of him at the age of 83 holding the flag. Served from the formation of the regiment until it disbanded in 1865.
Contact Name: 
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Date Added:  2/20/2005
Company E
Thomas Yates - Private   
Thomas Yates was my gggrandfather. He is buried in the Bridges Cemetery, Johnson County, Illinois. I do not know his date of death, but it was after 1896.

He was awarded a XVII Army Corps 'Gold Medal of Honor' for actions in the Atlanta battle (NOT the Congressional Medal of Honor)'for having bravely defended the colors of his regiment during the battle of the 22d of July, 1864. When the enemy attempted to wrest the colors from the bearer, Private Yates shot dead the first man who laid his hand upon the standard, knocked the next one down with the butt of his musket; remained by and gallantly defended his colors until they were out of danger.' This was awarded per General Orders No. 13, Hdqrs., Seventeenth Army Corps, In the Field, Ga., August 28, 1864.
Contact Name:  Ted Pace
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Date Added:  3/1/2006
Company F
Andrew Jackson May - Private   
Enlisted in Union army 2 Sept. 1861 as a private. Enlisted in Company F, 31st Infantry Regiment Illinois on 18 Sept 1861. Brother of George Washington May and Bryant May.
Contact Name:  ANNE STJERN
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Date Added:  8/2/2008
Company F
Bryant May - Private   
Enlisted 31st Infantry Regiment Illinois, Company F, Unit 354 as a private, 2 September 1861. Received Disability discharge Company F, 31st Infantry Regiment on 19 April 1862 at Fort Donelson, TN for chronic rheumatism.

Reenlisted as a Private on 14 August 1862 Enlisted in Company K, 120th Infantry Regiment Illinois on 29 October 1862. Mustered out Company K, 120th Infantry Regiment Illinois on 10 September 1865 in Memphis, TN.

Brother of George Washington May, Andrew Jackson May, and John Louis May all of the 31st IL.

Relationship: Great 3x Uncle
Contact Name:  ANNE STJERN
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Date Added:  8/2/2008
Company F
George Washington May - Sergeant   
Illinois Infantry, 31st Regiment, Company F, Unit 354 Union Army
Enlisted 2 Sept. 1861 Enlisted as a Private, promoted to Full Sergeant, Mustered out 19 July 1865, Louisville, KY.

Brother of Andrew Jackson May, John Louis May and Bryant May all of the 31st IL.

Relationship: GGG Grandfather
Contact Name:  Anne Stjern
Contact Email:  Click for E-mail
Date Added:  8/2/2008
Company F
John Lewis May - Private   
Enlisted in Company F, 31st Infantry Regiment Illinois on 18 Sept 1861.

Brother of George Washington May, Andrew Jackson May, and Bryant May all of the 31st IL.

Relationship: GGGG Uncle
Contact Name:  Anne Stjern
Contact Email:  Click for E-mail
Date Added:  8/2/2008
Company F
MILES A. STOVALL - Private   
WOUNDED AT THE BATTLE OF CHAMPION HILL MS. ON MAY 16,1863.
TRANSFERED TO VAN BUREN HOSPITAL IN MILIKIN BEND LA, WHERE HE
LATER DIED OF HIS WOUNDS. HE IS BURRIED IN VICKSBURG NATIONAL PARK CEMETERY IN SECTION B GRAVE #2701.
Contact Name:  DEREK P. MURPHY
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Date Added:  8/8/2010
Company G
James Thomas Johnson - 3rd Corporal   
James Johnson was 17 years old when enlisted in the Civil War in April, 1861. He Transferred from Company D, 18th Regiment, Illinois Infantry on Dec 1861 to Company G, 31st Infantry, Illinois Volunteers. Promoted from Private to 3rd Corporal on Dec 17, 1864. His service ended on July 1865 in Springfield, Illinois.

The battles he fought included: Atlanta, GA., Vicksburg, MS., Byrds Point, MO., Corinth, MS.

Names of Captain, Lieut and Sgt: Strickland, Potts, Blac,

Names of Comrades: Porter, Cantrese, Allen, and Ladd
Contact Name:  Terrie
Contact Email:  Click for E-mail
Date Added:  3/19/2011
Company H
Holden Brantley - Sergeant   
Was mustered out July 1862 and died in an Army Hosp. of Thypus.
Contact Name:  William Brantley
Contact Email:  Click for E-mail
Date Added:  12/3/2010
Company H
Axom Farmer - Unknown   
Teamster/Wagoner
Contact Name:  Tracey Douglass
Contact Email:  Click for E-mail
Date Added:  9/29/2012
Company H
Luther F Jacobs - Unknown   
Born in Sussex County Delaware a son of Stansbury and Henrietta White. Died near Vienna, Illinois and spent his postwar life in Williamson and Johnson Counties as a teacher and a farmer. Enlisted September 1, 1861 and Discharged September 1, 1864 at East Point, Georgia. Married Francis Short on Feb9, 1866. Would like to hear from family. Any pictures of him?
Contact Name:  Jim Stewart
Contact Email:  Click for E-mail
Contact Homepage:  dewey742home@comcast.net
Date Added:  8/11/2016
Company I
Charles Green - Corporal   
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Contact Name:  Greg Beck
Contact Email:  Click for E-mail
Date Added:  2/24/2012
Company I
Sylvester Summers - Unknown   
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Contact Name:  Martha Henson
Contact Email:  Click for E-mail
Date Added:  2/6/2007
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