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161st Illinois Infantry      
Company Unknown
John McKone - Unknown   
Born 1838 in Ireland, served in Civil War, died 1921 in Reno, Leavenworth Co., KS
Contact Name:  Richard Holgate
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Date Added:  4/6/2008
Company B
Jerimiah Patch - Private   
Born 1830 in NY
Married to Julia Patch

Muster in Aug 27 1862
Muster out Jun 6 1865

Served with his Brother, Isaac Patch
Contact Name:  Ronald Bowers
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Date Added:  1/12/2011
Company D
Jesse Frank - Private   
Wounded at Kenesaw Mountain, GA on 27 June 1864. Served with the 86th from the time it mustered until the end of the war.
Contact Name:  Steve Frank
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Date Added:  8/29/2007
Company D
Luther G Frank - Musician   
Died in the Battle of Peach Tree Creek, GA on 19 July 1864. Buried in Marietta National Cemetery. Served with the 86th from the time it was mustered until his death.
Contact Name:  Steve Frank
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Date Added:  8/29/2007
Company D
John Kleffman - 1st Sergeant   
John lied about as age limit was 45 and he was 46. He was the oldest man in his Rgt. He was wounded at the Battle of Perryville, Kentucky. (right arm wound) which caused permanent disability. He had a farm in rural Trivoli, but after his wound, he tried several other vocations, as farming was no longer possible.
Contact Name:  Nancy Hasenstein-Kleffman
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Date Added:  12/13/2011
Company F
John A H McGrew - Private   
Enlisted as a private 8/4/1862 in Co F 86th Illinois Infantry Regiment.

Mustered out as a private 6/6/1865 at Washington, DC.
Contact Name:  Fred Rose
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Date Added:  12/12/2008
Company F
john frances patee - Corporal   
John Frances Pattee was my great grandfather on my father's mother's side. His daughter Mary married my grandfather Henry Cavanaugh
Contact Name:  philip m cavanaugh
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Date Added:  10/17/2007
Company F
john west - Private   
John West was my great-grandfather on my fathers side. John mustered in to the 86th Illinois Infantry Company F in August 1862 in Peoria, IL John was captured in Kennasaw, GA and held prisoner at Andersonville for 14 months, and was released in Jacksonville, FL He returned to Illinois and mustered out in May 1865. He lived the remainder of his life in Maquon, IL and is buried there
Contact Name:  Stephen West
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Date Added:  9/14/2009
Company G
Jacob Hansel Westerfield - Corporal   
Jacob H. Westerfield is my Great-Great Grandfather on my mom's mothers side. Born in Oct. 1843 and joined the service Aug 9th, 1862 in Washington, IL and mustered in on Aug 27, 1862 at Camp Lyon in Peoria. While foraging for food in South Carolina he was captured and became a prisoner of war. (unsure where he was held). He was mustered out on Jun 24, 1865 at Springfield. He attended the 25th year reunion of the 86th Illinois infantry held in Peoria on Aug 27, 1887 and died in Mar 1912. He is buried in the Mt. Pleasant cemetery in Stanford, IL with his wife Nancy.
Contact Name:  Donald S. Polito
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Date Added:  5/30/2009
Company I
John M. Glassford - Sergeant   
John M. Glassford died on Sept.1st,1864 at Jonesboro,Georgia.He was a Sergeant with Distinguished Service.
Contact Name:  Renee Mueller
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Date Added:  5/12/2008
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