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161st Illinois Infantry      
Company Unknown
George A Byrns - Surgeon   
Doctor George A Byrns 1829-1910 born in Ohio. A teacher & a graduate of Rush Medical School in Chicago. He entered the 119th Ill Inf from Cooperstown Ill 14, Nov 1862 at age 33 & mustered out 26 Aug. 1865 Mobile AL.





Contact Name:  ida daniels
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Date Added:  1/22/2011
Company B
William F Hatfield - Private   
Enlisted as a Private on 2 August 1862.
Enlisted in Company B, 119th Infantry Regiment Illinois on 7 October 1862.
Died on 11 April 1865 at New Orleans, LA.
Buried at Chalmette National Historical Park.
Contact Name:  Eric Stone
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Date Added:  5/27/2010
Company B
Hugh Livingston - Private   
He is my direct ancestor. He survived the war but never fully recovered from his injuries. I have documents concerning his service. Would LOVE to have a picture.
Contact Name:  idogenealogy
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Date Added:  1/18/2014
Company B
Benjamin Franklin Phillips - Private   
Benjamin Franklin Phillips was married to Mary Ann Bllingsley.
He returned home ( Schuyler County Illinois) after the Civil War. From my understanding the four years in the war did damage to his overall health. He would die by 1870.Benjamin Franklin Phillips was my great- great grandfather
Contact Name:  Heidi Johnson Karrow
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Date Added:  9/8/2013
Company C
George H Burnett - Private   
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Contact Name:  Sandra Pattee
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Date Added:  7/30/2006
Company C
Francis S Soden - Private   
My 2nd great grandfather Francis S Soden served in the Illinois 119th Volunteer Infantry Company C. He enlisted at age 16 in Aug 1861 and served until June 1865. He received wounds that hospitalized him for three months then was returned to duty. He participated in 10 engagements.
Contact Name:  Paul Lee
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Date Added:  1/16/2015
Company C
James Tharp - Unknown   
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Contact Name:  Joshua Loren
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Date Added:  4/18/2006
Company D
Jacob Hagel - Private   
My great, great uncle, wounded during the Battle of Yellow Bayou, May 18, 1864.
Contact Name:  Raymond Starmann
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Date Added:  6/10/2005
Company D
Francis J Henry - Private   
Francis was born 25 Sept. 1822 the son of Robert Louis Henry and Roxanna Howard Henry
He mustered in 7 Oct 1862 at Quincy Ill age 40 promoted to Corporal then Trans to VRC 28 Jan 1865
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Date Added:  1/22/2011
Company D
Hiram Emrick Henry - Captain   
Hiram born 27 May 1838 in Brown County Ill, the son of Orris Martin Henry and Eliza Emrick Henry m 1859 to Sarah Putman He died 13 Dec, 1906 and is buried in the Cooperstown Cemetary in Brown County Ill.
Hiram joined 25th of July 1862 in Cooperstown at age 23 and mustered in at Quincy Ill. 7 Oct 1862. He was promoted Captain and mustered out in 1965
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Date Added:  1/22/2011
Company D
Hiram B Henry - Captain   
Hiram was born in Brown County Ill.
The son of Asher Francis Henry and Levina Barker Henry
He mustered out 26 Aug, 1865 & was a brother-in-law of Dr. George A. Byrns Co Q 119th Ill Inf
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Date Added:  1/22/2011
Company D
Harrison Howell - Private   
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Contact Name:  Marty Craig
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Date Added:  11/25/2013
Company D
Isaac Howell - Private   
Died 8 May 1862 in Quincy, Illinois from pneumonia
Contact Name:  Marty Craig
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Date Added:  11/25/2013
Company D
Christopher Wilson - Private   
Christopher Wilson died January 1863 of disease at Benton Barracks, Missouri, after serving at Jackson, Tennessee. He is buried at Jefferson Barracks National Cemetery in St. Louis. He was born in Ohio in 1822, married Margaret (Peggy) Darby in Marion County, Indiana, December 22, 1849. They had two children: Matilda, born in Illinois October 12, 1850, and Nathan Perry Jed, born in LaGrange, Illinois, September 1, 1857. I am a descendant of Nathan and his wife, Amelia Jane Long Wilson, whose daughter was my mother, Lilly Wilson Dalton.
Contact Name:  Lawrence Dalton
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Date Added:  11/11/2010
Company E
James Richard Carr - Private   
Enlistment papers indicates he was born in Jefferson County, TN, 15 Sep 1840. Enlisted from Brown County, IL
1862, Mustered in: October 7, 1862 at Quincy, IL. by Lieutenant Knox, Mustered out: August 26, 1865, Mobile, Alabama by Captain Howell.
Married Deborah Ann Blackburn, 16 Sep 1874, in Hillsboro, Montgomery, IL. Daughter of, Jabez Blackburn and Mary Ann Smith. Died May 26, 1883, in Hillsboro, Montgomery, IL.
Contact Name:  Terry Carr
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Date Added:  7/6/2005
Company E
CORNELIUS S DURBIN - Private   
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Contact Name:  FRED L DURBIN
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Date Added:  6/3/2007
Company F
James William Hawkins - Private   
James is my maternal GG Grandfather. I am most interested in the Pleasant Hill, LA battle during the Red River Campaign.
Contact Name:  Dennis Lamb
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Date Added:  2/24/2008
Company F
Benjamin Franklin Owens - Private   
This was my GG Grandfather. He enlisted at age 18 in 1861 and was mustered out in 1865.
Contact Name:  Jim Owens
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Date Added:  5/4/2017
Company F
Bryant Thornhill - Private   
collateral ancestor
Contact Name:  Jay Robertson
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Date Added:  4/20/2004
Company K
William Jump - Private   
Wounded at Memphis Jun 3 1964 -transferred back to Jefferson Barracks, MO where he eventually subcumbed to his wounds.
Contact Name:  Donald Simmons
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Date Added:  11/18/2010
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