Civil War Records 151st Infantry Illinois Volunteers, Company H

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, recruiting 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 Sickles, at Dalton, Ga., where it arrived February 13, 1865, there the Regiment remained, drilling and engaged in picket and guard duty, and scouting.

The 151st Illinois, 147th Illinois, 145th Indiana, and 187th Ohio, were brigaded, and became the First Brigade, Second Separate Division Army of the Cumberland.

April 23rd, 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, Ga., where, after a few days, was ordered to Calhoun, and thence to Kingston, Ga., where the Regiment arrived May 11, 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 Heir, 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 Heir. Captain Baugher 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 orders of War Department. Detailed again as Judge Advocate of a Military Commission, until relieved and ordered to join his Regiment for mustering out.

This Regiment saw no fighting, but guerilla 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.

Name and Rank - Residence - Date of Rank or Enlistment - Remarks

 

Captains:
Silas Battey - Princeton - Feb. 23, 1865 - Promoted Major
Thomas J. Heirs - Quincy - Feb. 26, 1865 - Resigned July 23, 1865
Thomas J. Joseph - Quincy - Oct. 4, 1865 - MO Jan 24, 1866


First Lieutenants:
Thomas J. Heirs - Quincy - Feb. 23, 1865 - Promoted
Austin J. Worden - Princeton - Feb. 26, 1865 - Resigned Aug. 16, 1865
Lyman W. Young - Ohio - Oct. 4, 1865 - MO Jan. 24, 1866


Second Lieutenants:
Austin J. Worden - Princeton - Feb. 23, 1865 - Promoted
Thomas J. Joseph - Quincy - Feb. 26, 1865 - Promoted
Richard Hobart - Princeton - Oct. 4, 1865 - MO Jan. 24, 1866

First Sergeant:
Thomas J. Joseph - Quincy - Feb. 16, 1865 - Promoted 2d Lieutenant

Sergeants:
Lyman W. Young - Ohio - Feb. 16, 1865 - Prom. 1st Sgt then 1st Lt.
John H. Ayers - Quincy - Feb. 16, 1865 - MO Jan. 24, 1866
Blair McMillan - Macon - Feb. 17, 1865 - MO Jan. 24, 1866 1st Sgt
Fred J. Urich - Quincy - Feb. 15, 1865 - MO Jan. 24, 1866

Corporals:
Gilbert M. Parks - Princeton - Feb. 17, 1865 - MO Jan. 24, 1866 as priv.
Charles H. Ackerman - Melrose - Feb. 18, 1865 - MO Jan. 24, 1866 as Sgt.
Jerome E. Kilborn - Princeton - Feb. 16, 1865 - MO Jan. 24, 1866 as priv.
Albin B. Slack - Quincy - Feb. 14, 1865 - MO Jan. 24, 1866 as Sgt.
Richard N. Pierson - Tennessee - Feb. 16, 1865 - MO Jan. 24, 1866
Herman Feldkamp - Houston - Feb. 17, 1865 - MO Jan. 24, 1866
Samuel B. Hinsdale - Princeton - Feb. 16, 1865 - MO Jan. 24, 1866
John Ertle - Harmony - Feb. 15, 1865 - MO Jan. 24, 1866 as priv.

Musicians:
Marion Young - Ohio - Feb. 17, 1865 - MO Jan. 24, 1866 as priv.
Abraham Wayne - Quincy - Feb. 16, 1865 - MO Jan. 24, 1866

Wagoner:
Granville Epperson - Dover - Feb. 18, 1865 - MO Jan. 24, 1866

Privates:
Adams, John - Fall Creek - Feb. 20, 1865 - MO Jan. 24, 1866
Bolt, William W. - Hall - Feb. 16, 1865 - MO Jan. 24, 1866
Butler, Marion - Princeton - Feb. 16, 1865 - MO Jan. 24, 1866
Bowen, Daniel - Princeton - Feb. 16, 1865 - MO Jan. 24, 1866
Bailey, Isaiah L. - Tennessee - Feb. 16, 1865 - Promoted Q.M. Sergeant
Brewer, Lemuel - Princeton - Feb. 16, 1865 - MO Jan. 24, 1866
Bowen, Benjamin - Quincy - Feb. 16, 1865 - MO Jan. 24, 1866
Belzer, Daniel - Quincy - Feb. 16, 1865 - MO Jan. 24, 1866
Barry, Robert - Cold Brook - Feb. 20, 1865 - Transferred to Co. C
Black, Francis A. - Greenville - Feb. 15, 1865 - MO Jan. 24, 1866
Brown, Edwin F. - Sciota - Feb. 17, 1865 - MO Jan. 24, 1866
Casford, Henry T. - Hall - Feb. 16, 1865 - MO Jan. 24, 1866 as Cpl.
Casford, John - Hall - Feb. 16, 1865 - MO Jan. 24, 1866
Cummings, John R. - Princeton - Feb. 17, 1865 - Died at Columbus, GA December 19, 1865
Campbell, Samuel A. - Chalmers - Feb. 15, 1865 - MO Jan. 24, 1866
Cork, George - Princeton - Feb. 16, 1865 - MO Jan. 24, 1866
Castner, Jacob - Princeton - Feb. 16, 1865 - MO Jan. 24, 1866
Carstens, Anthony - Tennessee - Feb. 16, 1865 - MO Jan. 24, 1866
Crawford, James - Eldorado - Feb. 18, 1865 - Deserted Feb 18, 1865
Corcoran, Robert - Vermont - Feb. 15, 1865 - MO Jan. 24, 1866
Cord, Thaddeus C. - Cold Brook - Feb. 20, 1865 - Transferred to Co. C
Cullison, John S. - Princeton - Feb. 20, 1865 - MO Jan. 24, 1866
Cummings, John - Cold Brook - Feb. 18, 1865 - Deserted Feb. 18, 1865
Dodge, Oliver - Princeton - Feb. 16, 1865 - MO Jan. 24, 1866
Dodge, Wesley - Princeton - Feb. 16, 1865 - Deserted Feb. 16, 1865
Dodd, Benjamin F. - Houston - Feb. 17, 1865 - MO Jan. 24, 1866
Dwyer, William - Quincy - Feb. 15, 1865 - MO Jan. 24, 1866
Dunn, Thomas - Quincy - Feb. 16, 1865 - Deserted Feb. 16, 1865
Euyart, Alonzo F. - Dover - Feb. 18, 1865 - MO Jan. 24, 1866
Foster, Humphrey L. - Princeton - Feb. 16, 1865 - MO Jan. 24, 1866
Farrall, Michael - Quincy - Feb. 16, 1865 - - Deserted Feb.16,1865
Gorman, Lewis - Quincy - Feb. 16, 1865 - MO Jan. 24, 1866
Gorrell, John B. - Princeton - Feb. 16, 1865 - MO Jan. 24, 1866
Griggsby, John F. - Houston - Feb. 17, 1865 - MO Jan. 24, 1866
Golden, John - Cold Brook - Feb. 18, 1865 - MO Jan. 24, 1866
Hobart, Richard - Princeton - Feb. 18, 1865 - Pro. Sgt then 2d Lt.
Hobart, Lewis - Sciota - Feb. 18, 1865 - MO Jan. 24, 1866
Humberd, John B. - Sciota - Feb. 18, 1865 - MO Jan. 24, 1866
Hall, Oliver - Princeton - Feb. 16, 1865 - MO Jan. 24, 1866
Hope, Daniel - Princeton - Feb. 18, 1865 - MO Jan. 24, 1866
Hopping, John E. - Princeton - Feb. 16, 1865 - MO Jan. 24, 1866
Hiljenbrinck, Herman - Quincy - Feb. 16, 1865 - MO Jan. 24, 1866
Harrison, Thomas E. - Cold Creek - Feb. 20, 1865 - MO Jan. 24, 1866
Heirs, Thomas J. - Quincy - Feb. 16, 1865 - Promoted 1st Lt.
Jenkins, Mark - Quincy - Feb. 16, 1865 - MO Jan. 24, 1866 as Mus'n
Jesse, Phillip M. - Houston - Feb. 17, 1866 - MO Jan. 24, 1866
Johnson, William - Fall Creek - Feb. 20, 1865 - Deserted Feb. 20, 1865
Kander, Valentine - Quincy - Feb. 16, 1865 - MO Jan. 24, 1866
Klauner, Charles - Houston - Feb. 16, 1865 - MO Jan. 24, 1866
Kelly, William N. - Greenville - Feb. 18, 1865 - MO Jan. 24, 1866
Kennedy, John - Sciota - Feb. 18, 1865 - Deserted Feb. 18, 1865
Linquist, Augustus - Princeton - Feb. 16, 1865 - MO Jan. 24, 1866
Lemmer, Peter - Melrose - Feb. 18, 1865 - MO Jan. 24, 1866
Lacons, John - Princeton - Feb. 20, 1865 - Died Dalton, GA., 3-23-1865
McDermitt, Michael - Sciota - Feb. 18, 1865 - Deserted Feb. 18, 1865
McGuire, John - Sciota - Feb. 18, 1865 - Deserted Feb. 18, 1865
McCormick, William - Sciota - Feb. 18, 1865 - Deserted Feb. 18, 1865
McPherson, George - Sciota - Feb. 17, 1865 - Deserted Feb. 17, 1865
Milliken, Don C. S. - Princeton - Feb. 17, 1865 - MO Jan. 24, 1866
McReynolds, John - Blandinsville - Feb. 16, 1865 - MO Jan. 24, 1866
Maxwell, William - Sciota - Feb. 18, 1865 - MO Jan. 24, 1866
McClintock, Wm. S. - Quincy - Feb. 16, 1865 - MO Jan. 24, 1866
Mullich, Andrew - Quincy - Feb. 16, 1865 - MO Jan. 24, 1866
McCormack, Lafford - Mendon - Feb. 16, 1865 - MO Jan. 24, 1866
Meier, John H. - Houston - Feb. 17, 1865 - MO Jan. 24, 1866
Noll, William H. - Quincy - Feb. 16, 1865 - MO Jan. 24, 1866
Nixson, Josiah F. - Cold Brook - Feb. 20, 1865 - MO Jan. 24, 1866
O'Brien, Walter - Cold Brook - Feb. 18, 1865 - MO Jan. 24, 1866
Pierson, John - Princeton - Feb. 16, 1865 - MO Jan. 24, 1866
Patten, Warren - Houston - Feb. 20, 1865 - MO Aug. 25, 1865
Pratt, Joseph - Macon - Feb. 17, 1865 - MO Jan. 24, 1866
Pollock, Augustin L. - McKee - Feb. 16, 1865 - MO Jan. 24, 1866
Quest, Fred - Quincy - Feb. 16, 1865 - MO Jan. 24, 1866
Reid, William - Princeton - Feb. 17, 1865 - MO Jan. 24, 1866
Riley, James A. - Greenville - Feb. 18, 1865 - MO Jan. 24, 1866
Roeverr, Julius - Quincy - Feb. 18, 1865 - Died at Columbus, GA Aug. 27, 1865
Sheean, David - Ohio - Feb. 18, 1865 - MO Jan. 24, 1866
Smith, Samuel - Princeton - Feb. 16, 1865 - MO Jan. 24, 1866
Schroder, George - Macon - Feb. 17, 1865 - MO Jan. 24, 1866
Slocum, Alonson M. - Princeton - Feb. 17, 1865 - MO Jan. 24, 1866
Slocum, William H. - Princeton - Feb. 18, 1865 - MO Jan. 24, 1866
Straly, Joseph - Quincy - Feb. 16, 1865 - MO Jan. 24, 1866
Stevison, John - Melrose - Feb. 18, 1865 - Deserted Feb. 18, 1865
Thomas, John - Quincy - Feb. 15, 1865 - MO Jan. 24, 1866
Urich, Jacob - Quincy - Feb. 16, 1865 - MO Jan. 24, 1866
Warrington, Joseph - Princeton - Feb. 16, 1865 - MO Jan. 24, 1866
Wurtz, Jasper - Quincy - Feb. 20, 1865 - MO Jan. 24, 1866

Recruits:
Campbell, Murray - Feb. 15, 1865 - MO Jan. 24, 1866

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