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161st Illinois Infantry      
Company A
Cyrus T Prouty - Private   
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Contact Name:  Shawn Verdine
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Date Added:  1/30/2007
Company C
Adolphus Hinson - Private   
1st Cousin (Paternal).
Enlisted as a Private in Company C, 32nd Regiment Illinois Infantry on 22 October 1861.
Discharged Company C, 32nd Regiment Illinois Infantry on 16 July 1862.
Source: American Civil War Soldiers
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Source: American Civil War Regiments
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Contact Name:  Ron Saunders
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Contact Homepage:  http://wc.rootsweb.ancestry.com/cgi-bin/igm.cgi?op=GET&db=rant58&id=I3928
Date Added:  9/12/2013
Company C
Wesley Mills - Private   
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Contact Name:  Robert Heard
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Date Added:  11/17/2005
Company E
James William Elliott - Private   
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Contact Name:  Bill Elliott
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Contact Homepage:  etaia@att.net
Date Added:  2/21/2017
Company E
Samuel H McCarty - Unknown   
seeking information about Samuel H. McCarty, found his pension form on ancestry.com
Contact Name:  Tara Shaver
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Date Added:  10/23/2013
Company F
George B. Phifer - Private   
George B. Phifer was my great-great-grandfather. He was 40 years old in 1864 when he was drafted. He was 5''7'', had black hair, blue eyes, and a dark complexion. He mustered into Co. F 32 IL Infantry on October 18 in Olney, IL. By November, he was in hospital in Nashville with pneumonia and was not released until May 25,1865. It appears that he never pulled a trigger. He was promoted to corporal on June 6, 1865 (I am not sure why, since he seemed to have missed the action altogether) and after marching to several midwest forts was mustered out of service in September 1865 at Ft. Leavenworth, Kansas.

A minor mystery....
John J. (or Jacob J.) Phifer was mustered into the same co., same regiment on the same day as George B. John (or Jacob) was listed as a substitute. He was the same height and had the same coloring. Was he perhaps a brother or cousin?

John (or Jacob) joined the 32 IL in Savannah in December 1864, assigned to Sherman''s Army. Although he missed the March to the Sea, he was present during the campaign through the Carolinas, Johnston''s surrender, and quite probably the Grand Review. In June 1865 he and a number of others were listed as deserters (He must have said something to the effect that ''the war is over, so I am out of here!'') He and his fellows later sued for back pay. The final decision was that he would not be classed as a deserter, but he would not get paid.

I would be interested in contacting anyone whose ancestors were in this unit in hopes of discovering further information.
Contact Name:  Kathy Meacham
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Date Added:  4/19/2002
Company Field & Staff
William Hunter - Lt. Colonel   
Field and Staff appears as Company 'Z' ?
Contact Name:  F Hunter
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Date Added:  3/30/2014
Company G
alfred batteau - Private   
alfred was captured during the atlanta campaign by roddy's cavalry and imprisoned at florence sc where he developed scarlet fever and dysentery. he survived to old age and was killed when a foal kicked him in the head.
Contact Name:  harold lambdin
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Date Added:  1/25/2008
Company H
John Thomas Mason - Unknown   
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Contact Name:  David B. Gray
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Date Added:  4/7/2002
Company H
william H York - 1st Lieutenant   
William was born in 1823 in KY he married Malinda Jane Adams in 1843 in Brown County Ill. They had 6 children William born 1850, Josephiene 1852, Ellie 1854, Savilla 1856, Precious 1858 & Julia 1860 William joined the 32nd on the 31 Dec 1861 as Sargent and was promoted 1st Lieutenant Sept 3 1862. He Resigned from the War on Sept. 29 1864. His wife died at age 32 in Brown County ILL. & he came home to care for his family. He married 2nd Malinda Flemming widow of Stephen Whited in 1871 in Brown County ILL.
William and Malinda had 4 children John 1875, Lewis 1877, Sarah 1878 & Edward 1879
Contact Name:  ida daniels
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Date Added:  1/22/2011
Company I
William Samuel Dew - Sergeant   
William S. was my great great grandfather. He mustered into Company I on 31 Dec 1861. He was killed on 06 Apr 1862 (on the first day of the Battle of Shiloh). He was 38 years old.
Contact Name:  Spencer Dew
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Date Added:  4/25/2009
Company K
James Larance Bostic - Private   
Born in 1842. 31 Dec 1861 at New Liberty, Pope, Illinois, Mustered into the Army for the duration of the Civil War. He is buried in Shilo Cemetery in Jasper County, Illinois, ironic in that Shilo was his first battle of the war. He is one of five Bostic brothers to serve the Union during the Civil War.
Contact Name:  Paul Guess
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Contact Homepage:  http://www.tpguess.com
Date Added:  10/6/2011
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