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161st Illinois Infantry      
Company A
John Odom Brakebill - 1st Sergeant   
Enlisted September 1, 1861 New Liberty, Illinois. Age 15. Wounded in the face at Shiloh. Reenlisted in January, 1863 and served until the end of the war. Military records show a wound to the face at Battle of Dallas, Georiga and a wound to the leg at the Battle of Atlanta. Pension file note from S.F. Grieve, commander of Company A 'John Brakebill was a brave, honorable, and honest soldier one who never shirked or played off and was ever ready for duty except when wounded or too sick to carry his gun.'
Contact Name:  Greg Grisham
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Date Added:  7/24/2008
Company A
John Reed Garrett - Private   
Died in camp. Savannah, Tennessee April 4, 1862
Contact Name:  Greg Grisham
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Date Added:  7/24/2008
Company A
William Anderson Swift - Private   
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Contact Name:  James Dixon
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Date Added:  2/19/2012
Company B
Nathan C. Etchason - Corporal   
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Contact Name:  E. M. Friedrich
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Date Added:  12/2/2009
Company C
Elijah Paul Etchason - Sergeant   

Discharged due to wounds* on April 27th, 1865 at Camp Butler Illinois. *Shot in the lower jaw.

Contact Name:  E. M. Friedrich
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Date Added:  12/2/2009
Company D
Presley Russell Hitt - Private   
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Contact Name:  Lance Robertson
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Date Added:  5/14/2014
Company D
Benhart Johnson - Private   
This is my great grandfather.He had two brothers in the same company. Martenas and Theodore Johnson. I am looking for relatives from these two brothers.They immigratated from Wehl Holland with their parents and sister Frederika and another brother Johannes. Please e-mail me as I have looked for years for relatives.
Contact Name:  Bernie R Johnson
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Date Added:  12/23/2005
Company D
Martenas Johnson - Private   
This is my greatgrandfather's brother. I have been loking for relatives for many years. Martenas brother,my Greatgrandfatherd is Benhart,and Theodore were all in the 48th Illinois infantry. They are from Holland and their name in Dutch is actually Janssen. Please Contact me if you are related.
Contact Name:  Bernie Johnson
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Date Added:  12/23/2005
Company D
Theodore Johnson - Private   
This is my greatgrandfathers brother. I have been looking for relatives of his for years. Theodore is the brothe of Benhart and Martenas who were all in the 48th Illinois infantry. Please e mail me if you are related.
Contact Name:  Bernie R Johnson
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Date Added:  12/23/2005
Company E
Ephraim H. Kimzey - Private   
Ephraim kimzey was my great-great grandfather.He fought with the Illinois Volunteers. I have traced him to a Civil war pensioners list.
Contact Name:  Regina Baxter
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Date Added:  6/24/2011
Company H
Timothy Gard - Private   
Timothy Gard was born 22 September 1848 in Wabash County, Illinois and was the son of Justus Gard and Anna Oman. He enlisted for service as a Private on 20 February 1864. He enlisted in Company H, 48th Infantry Regiment Illinois on 07 March 1864. He died 12 April 1864 in Scottsboro, Alabama from the measles. The 48th Illinois was located in Scottsboro from around December 1863 thru May 1864. Timothy enlisted in Union army when only fifteen and half years old and had only been in the Union Army a period of less than two months. He was never in a battle engaged by his regiment. TIMOTHY DIED IN THE SERVICE OF HIS COUNTRY AT THE AGE OF 15 YEARS. Regimental losses for the entire 48th Infantry during service: Killed and mortally wounded- 10 Officers and 113 Enlisted men/ By disease- 6 Officers and 251 Enlisted men.
Contact Name:  Kerry V. Armstrong
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Date Added:  7/2/2009
Company I
Joshua Austin - Private   
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Contact Name:  William Austin
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Date Added:  7/2/2011
Company I
Joseph Burkett - Private   
Joseph was born 4 June 1834 Brush Creek Illinois
Enlisted in Company I, Illinois 48th Infantry Regiment on 23 Mar 1864.
Mustered out on 15 Aug 1865 at Little Rock, AR.

My Great Great Maternal Grandfather
Contact Name:  Joe Shelton
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Date Added:  9/8/2011
Company I
Winter S Cook - Corporal   
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Date Added:  8/4/2008
Company I
Elijah Cornstuble - Private   
Elijah contracted measles at Camp Butler, Il in 1861. His record from the National Archives states was afflicted with 'yellow Jaunders' 25 Sept 1864 at Scottsboro, AL. He was paid a pension
of $30, and he was described as an invalid, blind in his left eye. His widow Pency recieved $40 pension until her death in
1929.
Contact Name:  Carol Renner
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Date Added:  7/2/2007
Company I
Elijah Cornstuble - Private   
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Contact Name:  Andrew Bollen
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Date Added:  6/24/2005
Company I
Willaim Morgan Lane - Private   
http://www.ilsos.gov/genealogy/CivilWarController

I do not know if my great-great grandfather fought in this battle. However, the attached link indicates that he had a three year commitment beginning 15 Seept. 1861, with the company information I provided.

Thank you kindly,

Martin Lane
Contact Name:  Martin Lane
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Date Added:  3/27/2008
Company I
Andrew Jackson Miller - Private   
Andrew enlisted on May 15, 1861 at Johnsonville, IL. Andrew was wounded during the Battle of Shiloh, TN, April 6, 1862. Because of his disability, he was discharged on Aug. 19, 1862 at Cincinnati, OH.
Contact Name:  Andrew Bollen
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Date Added:  6/24/2005
Company I
John Sanford Weaver - Private   
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Contact Name:  Timothy Clair
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Date Added:  5/7/2015
Company K
John W Farris - Lieutenant   
Enlisted as a Private on 23 October 1861
Enlisted in Company K, 48th Infantry Regiment Illinois on 10 November 1861.
Reenlisted in Company K, 48th Infantry Regiment Illinois on 19 January 1864
Promoted to Full Lieutenant 2nd Class on 01 April 1864 effective 09 September 1864
Transfered on 11 April 1865 from company K to company S
Promoted to Full Adjutant on 11 April 1865 effective 11 May 1865
Mustered out Company K, 48th Infantry Regiment Illinois on 15 August 1865 in Little Rock, AR.
Contact Name:  Fred Rose
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Date Added:  7/23/2006
Company K
William V Farris - Private   
Enlisted as a Private on 23 October 1861
Enlisted in Company K, 48th Infantry Regiment Illinois on 10 November 1861.
Received a disability discharge Company K, 48th Infantry Regiment Illinois on 08 September 1862.

He appears on the 1883 Laclede County pensioners rolls.
Certificate 141916 - gun shot wound, right breast, $4.00 10/1876.
Contact Name:  Fred Rose
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Date Added:  7/23/2006
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