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161st Illinois Infantry      
Company D
George Kasper Dittmar - Private   
George 'Kasper' Dittmar was my great-grandfather's younger brother and enlisted with his older brother, John Dittmar, in February 1865 from Jo Daviess County, IL. He and John served on picket duty in Memphis and along rail lines in Tennessee for the remainder of the war, and were mustered out in September 1865. Kasper returned to Illinois after the war, but after his wife died in 1870 he moved to Iowa and remained there for the rest of his life.
Contact Name:  Patrick Gilmore
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Date Added:  5/28/2008
Company D
John Dittmar - Private   
John was the younger brother of my great-grandfather, Erhardt Dittmar, who had enlisted in the 96th Illinois Infantry in 1862. John and his younger brother, Casper, enlisted together in the 153rd in February 1865 and were mustered out in September of that year. He returned to Jo Daviess County, IL after the war, married, raised a family and became a prosperous businessman and farmer.
Contact Name:  Patrick Gilmore
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Date Added:  5/28/2008
Company E
Lewis Werder - Unknown   
Buried in Riverview Cemetery, Marseilles, IL (LaSalle County).
Died: 7 Jan 1875, aged 47 yrs 3 mos 25 das; Co E, 153rd Ill Inf, CWV
Contact Name:  Louis Werder
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Date Added:  1/10/2010
Company H
Asa Perkins Little - Private   
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Contact Name:  Barry Englert
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Date Added:  7/19/2012
Company H
Edbert W. Little - Private   
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Contact Name:  Barry Englert
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Date Added:  7/19/2012
Company I
Henry Wallace - Private   
This soldier served under his adopted name, Henry Wallace. After the war her resumed use of his birth name, John P. Butler. He also served in the 141st Illinois Infantry.
Contact Name:  Catherine Sherry
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Date Added:  8/6/2006
Company K
Frederick Christopher Feuring - Unknown   
Honorably discharged from Company K, 153rd Regiment of the Illinois Infantry on Sept. 25, 1865
Contact Name:  Cindy Baldogo
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Date Added:  7/27/2010
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