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161st Illinois Infantry      
Company Unknown
Demus W. Grippen (Griffin) - 1st Lieutenant   
Demus served during the Battle of Shiloh. His wife died in Jan 1862. He enlisted with his son at age 55 and was promoted first to 2nd Lt. then to 1st Lt. He resigned his commission prior to Vicksburg returned to farming life in Winnebago, IL., only to accept an appointment to serve in the ILL. 146th Infantry where he served in a prisoner of war camp til the end of the War in 1865.
Contact Name:  David Mixa
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Date Added:  11/19/2007
Company Unknown
Orange B. Ormsby - Surgeon   
Appointed Surgeon after resigning from the 18th Infantry on June 23, 1863.
Contact Name:  Arturo E. Lara
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Date Added:  4/6/2015
Company B
Elijah Prouty - Private   
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Contact Name:  Shawn Verdine
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Date Added:  1/30/2007
Company B
Thomas J Prouty - 1st Lieutenant   
Looks like both of the brothers served in the same company.
Contact Name:  Shawn Verdine
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Date Added:  1/30/2007
Company C
Robert M Mitchell - Private   
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Contact Name:  Thomas Mitchell
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Date Added:  6/25/2010
Company E
Jacob Boop - Private   
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Contact Name:  Michael Boop
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Date Added:  1/4/2011
Company E
William H Boop - Private   
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Contact Name:  Michael Boop
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Date Added:  1/4/2011
Company F
William Durno - Unknown   
Killed at Shiloh
Contact Name:  Michelle Pederson
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Date Added:  7/31/2014
Company F
George Washington Hall - Private   
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Contact Name:  Christine Giles
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Date Added:  12/2/2009
Company G
Charles Porter Flint - Private   
Enlisted as a Private on 17 September 1861.
Mustered in Company G, 45th Infantry Regiment Illinois on 20 November 1861.
Mustered out on 12 July 1865 at Louisville, KY.
Contact Name:  Eric Stone
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Date Added:  6/14/2010
Company G
Leslie Hitt - Private   
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Contact Name:  Lance Robertson
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Date Added:  5/14/2014
Company G
Samuel H Hitt - Private   
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Contact Name:  Lance Robertson
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Date Added:  5/14/2014
Company G
Samuel Vanston - Corporal   
Samuel Vanston enlisted in the 45th Illinois Infantry, Co. G on November 17, 1861. He was discharged for disability on May 1, 1864. On August 29, 1864, Samuel reenlisted at Rockford, Illinois in the 146th Illinois Infantry, Co., B. He served with this regiment until July 8, 1865 when he mustered out at Springfield, Illinois.
Contact Name:  Lynne Mall
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Date Added:  9/2/2011
Company H
Francis Bowes - Private   
Volunteered October 17,1861 and mustered December 24, 1861 in Bowling, Rock Island County, Illinois at the age of 16. Wounded at the Battle of Champion Hill on May 16, 1863. Died from his wounds while a prisoner of war on June 20, 1863 at the age of 18.
Contact Name:  John Peterson
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Date Added:  3/14/2012
Company H
Byram Eckman - Unknown   
Enlisted Sept.23,1861 at Buffalo Prairie,Illinois and discharged Dec. 23, 1864. He was born in Pennsylvania and died in Iowa.
Contact Name:  Leslee
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Date Added:  9/14/2006
Company H
David Ogle Reid - Captain   
Helped start the Company, was appointed First Sergeant, later promoted to Lieutenant and lastly to Captain. Was later a Colonel with the post war Illinois National Guard. Sometimes there is an error and his middle initial is changed to B. Robert Reid was his brother.
Contact Name:  Art Lochrie
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Date Added:  3/28/2019
Company I
Orsamus Beardslee - Private   
Wounded at Medon Station Tn Aug 31, 1862 Spent 10 months at Jefferson Baracks in St. Louis recuperating from head wound. Mustered out May 1863. Died in a blizzard in 1893 and buried in Colbert Cemetary near Geneseo Il.
Contact Name:  Richard Moses
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Date Added:  2/27/2005
Company K
Nicholas H. Shaw - Private   
Mortally wounded at the Battle of Shiloh. Survived two weeks after the initial engagement, but died from his wounds on 4/19/1862 at St. Louis, Missouri. Nicholas was born about 1840 in N.Y., and is the brother of my husband's great-great grandmother, Henrietta Shaw Skinner.
Contact Name:  Dede Stafford
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Date Added:  3/1/2010
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