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161st Illinois Infantry      
Company Unknown
William Peter Erwin - 1st Sergeant   
William Peter Erwin was my great, great, great Uncle. He enlisted in the 115th Illinois Regiment. He was promoted to Color Sargeant and the following day was killed at the Battle of Chattanoga (Tunnel Hill).
Contact Name:  Allan Erwin
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Date Added:  9/24/2012
Company Unknown
Richard Holding - Chaplain   
Born in Kentucky in 1808. Thirty-seven years active ministry, Methodist Episcopal Church. Commissioned in the army January 1, 1861. Resigned in July of that year due to ill health. Died July 1st, 1868.
Contact Name:  Richard Holding
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Date Added:  8/1/2008
Company A
Samuel Sloop - Private   
3 x great-granduncle. Enlisted 15 Aug 1862; mustered in 13 Sep 1862; discharged 23 Nov 1864.
Contact Name:  Tad D. Campbell
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Contact Homepage:  http://home.earthlink.net/~tadcamp
Date Added:  2/6/2006
Company B
James Griffith Holding - Sergeant   
Mentioned in Royce's 'History of the 115th Illinois Volunteer Infantry Regiment'. Served from July 30, 1862 to June 11, 1865.Engagements in the West included Chicamauga,Chatanooga,Tunnel Hill, Buzzard Roost Gap, Siege of Atlanta, Franklin, and Nashville.
Contact Name:  Richard Holding
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Date Added:  8/1/2008
Company B
Robert Samuel Holding - Private   
Photo appears in Royce's history of the regiment.
Contact Name:  Richard Holding
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Date Added:  8/1/2008
Company C
Job Dale - Unknown   
We're looking for any other Dale who knows anything about Job Dale or the Dale family line in general. Thanks!!
Contact Name:  Jerry Dale Walker
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Date Added:  7/29/2006
Company C
Moses Duty - Corporal   
This was my great great great grandfather who lived in Friendsville. He became ill and died during his service on 4/2/1863 and is buried at the Nashville National Cemetery. He was married to Edilda Atherton and had four children, one who was Olive Angeline Duty Price, my great great grandmother. His wife and daughter are both buried in the Friendsville Cemetery.
Contact Name:  Linda Gillis
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Date Added:  5/13/2010
Company C
john d rose - Private   
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Contact Name:  george rose III
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Date Added:  10/8/2005
Company E
Americus Graham - Private   
Americus (born Merrick) enlisted on 10 Feb 1863. He lived in Brown County, Indiana at the time of enlistment. He was wounded at the Battle of Chickamauga on 20 Sep 1863. Treated at Cumberland Hospital at Nashville, Tennessee 27 Sep 1863 & remained there until 17 Nov 1863. Transferred to Co. A, 21st Illinois Infantry on June 10, 1865. He was honorably discharged @ San Antonio, Texas on 16 Dec 1865
Contact Name:  Patricia Carlson
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Date Added:  11/4/2008
Company E
James Whitaker - Captain   
Captain Whitaker was born on June 10, 1813. He was promoted from Sergeant to First Lieutenant on March 25, 1863, and the to the Captaincy on May 11, 1863. On being mustered out, he returned to Macon, Illinois where, the following year, he died on July 5, 1873. He is buried at the South Macon Township Cemetery in Macon, Illinois.
Contact Name:  Arturo E. Lara
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Date Added:  4/6/2015
Company F
Sylvester L. Roberts - Private   
Sylvester L. Roberts was born on November 26, 1828, in Jefferson County, Indiana to John and Mary Roberts. He enlisted as a private in F Company, 115th Illinois Infantry Regiment on August 12, 1862. He was discharged due to disability at Nashville, Tennessee on April 13, 1863. Up to this time, there were no casualties from battle. But, by reason of exposure on marches and scouting expeditions, during the severe winter of 1862 and 1863, the 115th lost about 200 men, either dead or permanently disabled.
Contact Name:  Oran Roberts
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Date Added:  10/16/2007
Company F
Walker Baker Roberts - Private   
Born: Apr 18 1843 Indiana, D: May 31 1935 Fayette Illinois.{Enlisted Dec 8 1862}
Contact Name:  T.Strickland
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Date Added:  2/19/2013
Company F
John Wesley Waldon - Private   
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Contact Name:  Oran Roberts
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Date Added:  10/16/2007
Company Field & Staff
William Kinman - Lt. Colonel   
Colonel Kinman was born at Fort Knox, near the present city of Vincennes, Ind., May 6, 1812. His parents, Levi and Susannah Kinman.

Residence Jacksonville IL;
Enlisted on 9/13/1862 as a Lieut Colonel.
On 9/13/1862 he was commissioned into Field & Staff IL 115th Infantry
He was Killed on 9/20/1863 at Chickamauga, GA

'His son, Capt. C. L. Kinman, speaking of his death says, 'He had just ridden along the line encouraging the men to stand firm. The last I saw of him alive, he passed into a cloud of smoke to the left of Company I. He had been dead an hour before I knew it. When I found his body it was near General Thomas' headquarters, to which place it had been carried by Perry L. Van Cleve of Company I, and Perry P. Tolle, Humphrey Muck and Charles Barker of Company D. I wrote his name and regiment on a piece of paper and pinned it on him. Being unable to do more for him, I returned to the regiment.' And thus the body of our brave Lieutenant-Colonel was left on Snodgrass Hill. He was never afterward identified, and with- out doubt lies among the unknown that were removed to, the National Cemetery at Chattanooga.

Contact Name:  James Dixon
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Date Added:  12/9/2008
Company G
John T. Richards - Private   
John T. Richards was a native of Thornsville, Perry County, Ohio and was residing in Okaw, Shelby County, Illinois at the time of the war. Born around 1838, he was 6'1' with black hair and hazel eyes. He was single when he joined the Union Army and was a farmer prior to his enlistment. John joined the army on August 9, 1862 in Shelbyville, IL and was enlisted by Captain Stephen Barlow Espy. John was then mustered in with the unit on September 13, 1862 at Camp Butler, IL. He died of disease in Louisville, KY on February 25, 1863.
Contact Name:  Kevin Klump
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Contact Homepage:  www.inproudremembrance.com
Date Added:  1/8/2009
Company G
Richard B. Smith - Sergeant   
Richard was wounded at Chickamauga and died in hospital in Nashville, TN
Contact Name:  Harold D. Smith
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Contact Homepage:  http://worldconnect.rootsweb.com/cgi-bin/igm.cgi?db=smithh2
Date Added:  7/31/2007
Company H
George J Keller - Private   
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Contact Name:  Jim Stevens
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Date Added:  6/30/2011
Company H
Valentine Myers - Unknown   
Mustered in Dec 12, 1862, Mustered Out Jul 1, 1865.
Was a Medic.
He was captured at the battle of Chickamauga at 'McFarland's Hotel' near Rossville, GA. He was held in 5 different prison camps including Libby Prison and last being Andersonville. He assisted John January in amputating John's legs which had gangrene in them. This saved John's life. They reunited late in life to visit at least one time after this ordeal. Val's journal is in the Springfield State Archives and contains some of the details of his adventure.
Contact Name:  Jake Harding
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Date Added:  1/20/2015
Company I
John Allen - Corporal   
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Contact Name:  Jonia Broderick
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Date Added:  7/7/2006
Company I
Frederick Hillig - Private   
Wounded at Battle of Chickamauga
Contact Name:  Pete Hanley
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Date Added:  9/6/2010
Company I
Cyrus L Kinman - Captain   
Son of Lt Col William Kinman, 115th Illinois Inf.
Contact Name:  James Dixon
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Date Added:  2/19/2012
Company I
Newton B Kinman - Private   
Son of Lt Col William Kinman, 115th Ill. Inf.
Contact Name:  James Dixon
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Date Added:  2/19/2012
Company I
Jacob Lyman Schoonover - Private   
Also served Co. I, 1st Regiment, US Veteran Volunteer Engineers
Contact Name:  Denton Newman Jr
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Date Added:  3/21/2008
Company I
Henry Talkemeyer - Private   
Henry Telkemeyer, or Talkemeyer, was mustered into the Service of the Union Army on September 13, 1862 and was killed in action at the age of 23 on May 14, 1864 at the Battle of Resaca. Two of his letters written home before he died can be found on the web: http://www.rootsweb.com/~ilcass/htelkemeyer (includes picture) and http://www.rootsweb.com/~ilcass/cassletters.htm He was confirmed at St. Peter's Lutheran Church, Arenzville, IL, on April 1, 1855. We was the son of Wilhelm and Marie Elizabeth (Duval) and nephew of Frederich Talkemeyer all from Germany.

The spelling of the last name has several changes through the years...Teilkemeir, Teilkemeier,Teilkemeyer, Telkemeyer, and Talkemeyer, and currently all the relatives use Talkemeyer.
Contact Name:  Jeffrey Niemann
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Date Added:  7/2/2007
Company K
William A Bailey - Corporal   
Died from disease at Tullahoma, TN. on August 31, 1863. Body returned home and buried in Old Sackett Cemetery in Sangamon County, Illinois.
Contact Name:  Phil Bailey
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Date Added:  1/7/2009
Company K
Sylvester M Baley - 1st Lieutenant   
Spelled name Baley, but was member of Bailey family. Brother of William A. Bailey, same unit; and brother-in-law for George W. Goltra, same unit. Brother-in-law George S. Anderson was in 14th Illinois Volunteer Infantry.
Contact Name:  Phil Bailey
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Date Added:  1/7/2009
Company K
George Washington Goltra - Corporal   
Mustered out June 11, 1865. Was a brother-in-law of Sylvester M. Baley and William A. Bailey.
Contact Name:  Phil Bailey
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Date Added:  1/7/2009
Company K
James Richard Roberts - Private   
James Richard Roberts was wounded at the battle of Chicamauga. He served 3 years in the 115th Illinois Regiment and was honorably discharged. He later homesteaded in Republic County Kansas. He died in 1919 in Oklahoma and is buried in Zion Cemetery near Minsersville, Kansas.
Contact Name:  James Allen Roberts
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Date Added:  7/8/2008
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