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161st Illinois Infantry      
Company A
John W Tolman - Corporal   
Cpl Tolman enlisted in Illinois and re-enlisted a second time. After being discharged, he and his family moved to Colorado where he became a gold miner and worked the mines in and around Georgetown, Empire, Victor, & Cripple Creek.
He is buried in the Civil War Section of the Mt Pigah Cemetery on the out skirts of Cripple Creek.
Both his grandson and great grandson served in military which included WWII and VietNam
Contact Name:  Joseph B Tolman
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Date Added:  4/13/2007
Company D
Jacob A. Reedy - Private   
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Contact Name:  Loyd Reedy
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Date Added:  7/10/2012
Company E
Ezekiel Pounders - Unknown   
Three Pounders (James, Ezekiel and William) mustered July 10, 1863, Ezekiel died in Quincy on February 8, 1865.
Contact Name:  Mark Pounders
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Date Added:  8/15/2004
Company E
Ezekiel Pounders - Private   
Great Great Great Great Uncle
Contact Name:  Clifton Boyd
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Date Added:  12/11/2008
Company E
James W. Pounders - Private   
Great Great Great Great Uncle
Contact Name:  Clifton Boyd
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Date Added:  12/11/2008
Company E
James W. Pounders - Unknown   
James W. Pounders was wounded and was transported to a prisoner hospital in Decatur Alabama. He died of congestive chills on June 28th, 1864.
Contact Name:  Mark Pounders
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Date Added:  8/15/2004
Company E
William J. Pounders - Unknown   
Three Pounders (James, Ezekiel and William) mustered July 10, 1863, William was the only one to survive the war being mustered out on July 11, 1865.
Contact Name:  Mark Pounders
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Date Added:  8/15/2004
Company E
William Lemuael Pounders - Private   
Great Great Great Grandfather-Proof of middle name is in his Pension recored.
Contact Name:  Clifton Boyd
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Date Added:  12/10/2008
Company E
Robert W. Watson - 2nd Sergeant   
Immigrated from England. Occupation: Mason ~
Military duty upon entry ~ Sharpshooter.
Enlisted in Company E, Illinois 64th Infantry Regiment on 2 Oct 1861.
Sons, Thomas and John, were also in 64th. John was a minor.
Resided in Minooka, Illinois. Killed in battle 19 July 1864 in Decatur, Georgia.

Contact Name:  Becky Bowman
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Date Added:  6/30/2013
Company E
Thomas Alexander Watson - 1st Sergeant   
Sharpshooter
Enlisted in Company E, Illinois 64th Infantry Regiment on 2 Oct 1861.Promoted to Full 1st Sergeant. Mustered out on 11 Jul 1865 at Louisville, KY.
Fought alongside younger brother, John Robert, and father, Robert W. Watson who was killed in battle.
Contact Name:  Becky Bowman
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Date Added:  6/30/2013
Company F
Amos Courtright - Corporal   
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Contact Name:  Cathy Clare
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Date Added:  7/29/2004
Company F
Samuel Franklin Courtright - Private   
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Contact Name:  Cathy Clare
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Date Added:  7/29/2004
Company F
Austin Veeder Flint - Private   
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Contact Name:  Cathy Clare
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Date Added:  7/29/2004
Company F
Charles Hacker (Hager) - Private   
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Contact Name:  B Brandolino
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Date Added:  2/2/2007
Company F
Christian Hacker (Hager) - Private   
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Contact Name:  B Brandolino
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Date Added:  2/2/2007
Company F
Elias A. Kimball - Corporal   
Elias enlisted from Will County; injured during training, mustered out.
Contact Name:  Robert Bosch
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Date Added:  6/13/2009
Company F
Alfred Valentine - Corporal   
Joined 'F' Co. IL 64th Infantry on Dec 31, 1861

He later was discharged on April 2, 1864 to join the US Army Hospital Stewards.
Contact Name:  William Cowdrey
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Date Added:  8/12/2008
Company G
John Robert Watson - Private   
Enlisted as minor, with father's written approval. Occupation: farmer.
'Hazel eyes, Brown hair, Dark complexion.'
Enlisted in Company G, Illinois 64th Infantry Regiment on 01 Jan 1864. Mustered out with brother, Thomas, on 11 Jul 1865 at Louisville, KY.
Fought with father, Robert W. Watson, who was killed in battle in Decatur, Georgia - 19 July 1864
Contact Name:  Becky Bowman
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Date Added:  6/30/2013
Company K
Frederick Groff - Sergeant   
Frederick Groff was a German immigrant who left a wife and five children to serve in the war. Enlisted as Corporal on 01 February 1864, mustered in on 09 March 1864, Mustered out 11 July 1865 in Louisville, Kentucky
Contact Name:  Mary McClary
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Date Added:  3/23/2007
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