Civil War Records 151st Infantry Illinois Volunteers, Company I

This Regiment was organized at Quincy, Ill., and mustered into the United States service, February 23, 1865, and was composed of companies from various parts of the state, recruited under the call of December 19, 1864.

From Quincy, it proceeded by rail, to Springfield, Ill., where the field and staff officers were mustered in February 25, 1865. The Regiment received its arms and accoutrements and was then ordered to proceed to Nashville, Tenn., via Louisville, Ky. Thence, on March 7, marched to Murfreesboro, and proceeded by rail, to Chattanooga, Tenn., and reported to Major General James B. Steadman, commanding the district, who at once ordered the Regiment to report to Colonel Stickles, at Dalton, Ga., where it arrived February 13, 1865. There the Regiment remained, drilling, and engaged in picket and guard duty, and scouting.

The One Hundred and Fifty-First Illinois, One Hundred and Forty-Seventh Illinois, One Hundred and Forty-Fifth Indiana, and the One Hundred and Eighty-Seventh Ohio, were brigaded and became the First Brigade, Second Separate Division Army of the Cumberland.

April 23, Colonel Woodall was detailed to proceed, under flag of truce, to Macon, Ga., via Atlanta, to communicate with Major General Wilson, and carry, also terms offered to the rebel General Warford for his surrender, together with that of his command. This mission he executed with credit and dispatch, and was complimented by his commanding officer, Brigadier General H. M. Judah, who had relieved Colonel Sickles, and was at that time, in command of the Brigade.

May 2, ordered to proceed to Resaca, Georgia, where, after a few days was ordered to Calhoun, and thence to Kingston, Ga., where the Regiment arrived May 12, after a most toilsome march. The Regiment marched into this town with the precision of regulars, as it was here they were to receive the surrender of the rebel General Warford and his command, which was done on the 13th, 14th and 15th of May, 1865. 10,400 rebels paroled in all.

Colonel Woodall was left in command of the post of Kingston. Company D, Captain David, was sent to garrison Adairsville, and Company F, Captain Hair, was sent to garrison Rome, while the Lieutenant Colonel was left in command of the Regiment. The garrison was chiefly engaged in securing good order, and guarding government property.

July 24, Lieutenant Colonel Snow was ordered to proceed, with three companies, to Carterville, and Major Battey, sent to Rome, to relieve Captain Hair. Captain Slaughter in command of the Regiment, and Captain Goble detailed as Provost Marshal.

July 28, Regiment ordered to proceed to Columbus, Ga., where it arrived July 31, 1865.

Colonel Woodall was assigned to the command of a district of six counties, and Lieutenant Colonel Snow to the command of the Regiment. Lieutenant Colonel Snow subsequently detailed as Agent of Freedmen's Bureau; then Provost Marshal General of the State of Georgia on General Steadman's staff, where he remained until the office was abolished by order of the War Department. Detailed again as Judge Advocate of a Military Commission, until relieved and ordered to join his Regiment for muster-out.

This Regiment saw no fighting, but guerrilla skirmishes.

It was mustered out at Columbus, Ga., January 24, 1866, and ordered to Springfield, Ill., where it received final payment and discharge, February 8, 1866.

History from the Adjutant General's Report.

Name and Rank Residence Date of Rank
or Enlistment
Remarks:
*MO means Mustered Out
Captain:
Casimir P. Jackson Lafayette Feb. 24, 1865 MO Jan. 24, 1866
First Lieutenants:
James Montooth Elmira Feb. 24, 1865 Resigned June 20, 1865
Andrew Gallbreth Toulon July 18, 1865 MO Jan. 24, 1866
Second Lieutenants:
Andrew Gallbreth Toulon Feb. 24, 1865 Promoted
George Fezler Galva July 18, 1865 MO Jan. 24, 1866
First Sergeant:
Fayette Lacy Lafayette Feb. 4, 1865 Promoted Sergeant Major
Sergeants:
George Dugan Toulon Feb. 7, 1865 MO Aug. 25, 1865 as 1st Sgt.
George R. Fezler Galva Feb. 7, 1865 Commissioned 2d Lieut.
George W. McDaniels Lafayette Feb. 4, 1865 MO Jan. 24, 1866
Samuel Keys Toulon Feb. 7, 1865 MO Jan. 24, 1866
Corporals:
John M. Crabb Galva Feb. 7, 1865 MO Jan. 24, 1866
Rufus S. Jones Lafayette Feb. 4, 1865 MO Jan. 24, 1866
Samuel Dixon Wyoming Feb. 16, 1865 Died at Michigan City, Ind., May 31, 1865
Thomas Homer Toulon Feb. 7, 1865 MO Jan 24, 1865
James F. Thompson Lafayette Feb. 4, 1865 MO Jan. 24, 1866
John S. Roof Toulon Feb. 7, 1865 MO Jan. 24, 1866
Murnan Herrod Toulon Feb. 7, 1865 MO Jan. 24, 1866
Ellis Buchanan Blandinsville Feb. 16, 1865 Deserted Feb. 24, 1865
Musicians:
Thomas S. Craig Goshen Feb. 6, 1865 MO Jan. 24, 1866
Charles W. Orr Toulon Feb. 7, 1865 MO Jan. 24, 1866
Wagoner:
Jonathan Rounds Goshen Feb. 4, 1865 MO Jan. 24, 1866
Privates:
Brown, Joseph Floyd Feb. 16, 1865 MO Jan. 24, 1866
Bacon, Daniel Blandinsville Feb. 16, 1865 MO Jan. 24, 1866
Bucklin, Warren Houston Feb. 17, 1865 MO Jan. 24, 1866
Cochran, Asbury C. Walnut Grove Feb. 14, 1865 MO Jan. 24, 1866
Coe, Atkinson Toulon Feb. 17, 1865 MO Jan. 24, 1866
Lovitt, Thomas Walnut Grove Feb. 14, 1865 Deceased Feb. 24, 1865
McQueen, Norman Farmer's Feb. 10, 1865 MO Jan. 24, 1866
Melvin, James J. Lee Feb. 14, 1865 MO Jan. 24, 1866
Mitchell, Charles A. Astoria Feb. 13, 1865 MO Jan. 24, 1866
Merrill, Charles C. ? Feb. 13, 1865 MO Jan. 24, 1866 as Sgt.
McCoy, John D. Suez Feb. 16, 1865  MO Jan. 24, 1866
Nichols, George F. Lee Feb. 7, 1865 MO Jan. 24, 1866
O'Neal, Daniel Littleton Feb. 10, 1865 MO Jan. 24, 1866
O'Brien, John Walnut Grove Feb. 14, 1865 Deserted Feb. 24, 1865
Pauly, William M. Clayton Feb. 14, 1865 MO Jan. 24, 1866
Parvin, Zimri M. Scotland Feb. 18, 1865 Pro. Com. Sergeant
Pike, John Emmett Feb. 15, 1865 MO Jan. 24, 1866
Phillips, William Astoria Feb. 13, 1865 MO Jan. 24, 1866
Roberts, J. Scioto Feb. 16, 1865 MO Jan. 24, 1866
Roberts, Charles Littleton Feb. 16, 1865 MO Jan. 24, 1866
Randall, John Locust Grove Feb. 15, 1865 MO Jan. 24, 1866
Spangler, Levi O. Lee Feb. 7, 1865 Died at Quincy, Ill.
Swan, Amos Buena Vista Feb. 7, 1865 MO Jan. 24, 1866
Spear, Bowlin Littleton Feb. 10, 1865 MO Jan. 24, 1866
Severns, Isaac Astoria Feb. 13, 1865 MO Jan. 24, 1866
Sipes, Amos W. Lee Feb. 7, 1865 MO Jan. 24, 1866
Sites, Henry Littleton Feb. 16, 1865 MO Jan. 24, 1866
Shoup, Solomon Young Hickory Feb. 14, 1865 MO Jan. 24, 1866
Toner, John Walnut Grove Feb. 14, 1865 Deserted Feb. 24, 1865
Upton, Charles W. Walnut Grove Feb. 14, 1865 MO Jan. 24, 1866
Van Cleve, Elias Camden Feb. 7, 1865 MO Jan. 24, 1866
Vogle, Jacob Astoria Feb. 15, 1865 MO Sept. 21, 1865
Winters, James B. Littleton Feb. 10, 1865 MO Jan. 24, 1866
Wallace, Benjamin Emmett Feb. 15, 1865 Deserted Feb. 24, 1865
Woods, Marion B. Buena Vista Feb. 17, 1865 MO Jan. 24, 1866
Wood, Augustus Farmer's Feb. 16, 1865 Deserted Feb. 24, 1865
White, Thomas Emmett Feb. 17, 1865 Deserted Feb. 24, 1865
Wise, Richard Greenville Feb. 18, 1865 MO Jan. 24, 1866
Welch, Patrick Clarion Feb. 17, 1865 Died Jan. 18, 1866, Columbus, GA

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