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161st Illinois Infantry      
Company Unknown
Julius Edwin Raith - Colonel   
First Colonel of the 43rd. Died at Shiloh.
Contact Name:  David Raith
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Date Added:  3/31/2006
Company Unknown
Valentin Weidler - Private   
Served from 1864 to aug 1865
Contact Name:  Robert Herbert
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Date Added:  2/5/2011
Company A
jones cashner - Corporal   
My great grandfather's name was Jonas but entered on his enlistment papers as Jones
Contact Name:  randy cashner
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Date Added:  6/3/2009
Company A
August Lehr - Private   
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Contact Name:  Louis Meyer
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Date Added:  3/6/2005
Company B
Henry Beske - Private   
GGG grandfather who was wounded in the leg and died of complications 12/13/62. Was buried ST. Liborus cemetary in Mud Creek (now ST. Libory) Il.
Contact Name:  James Wagner
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Date Added:  10/13/2009
Company B
Frederick Wilhelm Herbst - Private   
Born in Bavaria, Germany. He and his wife Catherine Schildknecht Herbst and children came to the US in 1853 on the Ship Clinton arriving in New Orleans, LA. The settled, in Madison County, Illinois. On September 27, 1861, he enlisted in the 43rd Illinois Infantry, Company B. He mustered out in September 26, 1864. He was a Blacksmith by trade.
Contact Name:  Carol Lutz
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Date Added:  10/3/2008
Company B
Frank Kufke - Private   
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Contact Name:  Eric Thompson
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Date Added:  6/15/2004
Company B
George Mueller - Private   
Georg served in the 43rd until the Battle of Shiloh. There he was wounded in both legs. The bullet shattering the bone in one leg and then passing through the tissue of the other leg. His brother Heinrich was a musician and I assume he assisted George to safety. Heinrich was again disabled for whatever reason at Shiloh from a gunshot wound at Wilson''s Creek in Missouri August 10th, 1861. Both brothers survived the war. Georg was the worst casualty as per his pension files he lived in boarding houses and may have been addicted to the pain medicines of the day. All information obtained from the National Archives pension files of both soldiers.
Contact Name:  Stanley Raczynski
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Date Added:  10/14/2004
Company C
Jonas Peter Liljegren - Private   
Several different spellings of last name.Some records indicate company A, but C seems to be the more accurate. POW on two separate ocassions. Died 1888, Webster County, Iowa.
Contact Name:  Richard Johnson
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Date Added:  8/11/2010
Company G
Heinrich Mueller - Musician   
Heinrich served as a drummer for the 43rd Illinois until the battle of Shiloh. There he reinjured a gunshot wound from the battle of Wilson''s Creek August 10th, 1861. He also had at least one brother whom served in the 43rd. See Georg Mueller. This information is from the files obtained from the National Archives in Washington
Contact Name:  Stanley Raczynski
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Date Added:  10/14/2004
Company I
Fredrick Exter - Captain   
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Contact Name:  Cindy Davis
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Date Added:  4/12/2004
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