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72nd Illinois Infantry      
Company A
William Niedhold - Private   
William Niedhold served in the 72nd Illinois, Company A, for the duration of the Civil War. He was a member of the GAR. William lived in Illinois, Northern Mississippi, and Manistee Michigan. He died in Chicago in December 1891.
Contact Name:  Peg Niedholdt
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Date Added:  10/17/2013
Company G
Lewis Nye Titus Allen - Corporal   
Have diary mentioning names of fellow soldiers.
Contact Name:  Tracy
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Date Added:  7/24/2008
Company G
Henry D French - Captain   

Captain French was born in Chesterville Maine and moved to Chicago to practice law.He was the company commander.He
died from dysentery aboard the steamer JC Swan at 32 years
leaving a wife and 3 children after serving 8 months.The
road to war is a wide but the return home is a narrow
path.
Contact Name:  David Hawkins
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Date Added:  7/12/2009
Company G
Henry Knife - Private   
Captured at Battle of Franklin (TN) in Nov. 1864, sent to Andersonville. Paroled Apr 1865 (end of war) at Vicksburg, MS. Died 15 Nov 1870 as a result of being a POW at Andersonville.
Contact Name:  Gary Black
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Date Added:  10/28/2012
Company H
Jackson Beers Young - Private   
Enlisted as a Private on 14 August 1862
Enlisted in Company H, 72nd Infantry Regiment Illinois on 21 August 1862.
Mustered out Company H, 72nd Infantry Regiment Illinois on 07 August 1865.
Contact Name:  Fred Rose
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Date Added:  11/12/2005
Company I
Charles Miller McGrew - Private   
Enlisted as a Private on 8 February 1864.
Enlisted in Company I, 72nd Infantry Regiment Illinois on 28 Apr 1864.
Transferred into 33rd Infantry Regiment Illinois on 19 Jul 1864.
Transferred out of Company I, 72nd Infantry Regiment Illinois on 19 Jul 1864.
Contact Name:  Fred Rose
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Date Added:  11/18/2009
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