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161st Illinois Infantry      
Company K
Joshua Pemberton - Captain   
Joshua Pemberton was a Captain in the 128th Illinois Infantry.
Adjutant General's Report
ORDER FROM WAR DEPARTMENT
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CAIRO, ILL. APRIL 1, 1863
SPECIAL ORDER,

The One Hundred and Twenty- eighth Regiment of Illinois Volunteers having in its short period of service of less than five months, been reduced from the aggregate of eight hundred and sixty to one hundred and sixty-one-principally by desertions- and there having been an utter want of discipline in it, the following officers are hereby discharged from the sevice of the United States, to take effect the 4th inst, via; Colonel Robert M. Hundley, Lieutenant Colonel James D. Pulley, First Lieutenant George W. Akin, R. Q. M., Chaplain Archibald T. Benton.
Captains William J. Moyers, William G. Durham, Jefferson S. Allen, John Brown, Joel H. Swindell, Robert M. Allen, William Huffstutler, Aaron A. Bell, William A. Fry, Joshua Pemberton.

Joshua Pemberton was born 1809 in Wilson County, Tennessee. He married 1st Harriet Cason and had a son James Franklin Pemberton b: 1832 in Wilson County, TN. He married 2nd Millie Dudley and had 12 children with Millie. They migrated to Hamilton County, IL in the 1850's. Two of their son's also served in the Civil War. They were Samuel H. Pemberton and Woodson A. Pemberton. Joshua, Millie, Samuel H. and Woodson S. Pemberton are all buried at Liberty Cemetery in Thompsonville, IL.
Contact Name:  Lisa Pemberton
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Date Added:  5/11/2008
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