Civil War Records 80th Infantry Illinois Volunteers, Company A

The Eightieth Infantry Illinois Volunteers was organized at Centralia, Ill., in August, 1862, by Colonel T. G. Allen, and mustered into United States' service August 25, 1862.

Ordered to Louisville, September 4, and was assigned to the Thirty-third Brigade, Tenth Division, Army of the Ohio, Brigadier General Terrell commanding Brigade; Brigadier General Jackson commanding Division , and Brigadier General McCook commanding Corps.

October 1, under General Buell, marched in pursuit of Bragg, and, passing through Taylorville, Bloomfield and Mackville, was engaged in the battle of Perryville, October 8, losing 14 killed and 58 wounded, including Lieutenant Von Kemmel killed, Lieutenant Andrews mortally wounded, and Lieutenant Colonel Rodgers and Lieutenant Pace severely wounded. Generals Jackson and Terrell were also killed.

October 12, moved through Danville, Lebanon and New Market to Mumfordsville. October 31 and November 26, made two marches to Cave City and returned. November 30, moved, via Glasgow and Hartsville, to Bledsoe Creek. December 26, started in pursuit of John Morgan, marching via Scottsville and Glasgow, to Bear Wallow, arriving December 31.

January 2, 1863, having discontinued the pursuit of John Morgan, marched to Cave City, Bowling Green and Nashville, Tenn., January 8, and Murfreesboro, January 10.

Was assigned to the Fourteenth Army Corps, General J. J. Reynolds Division.

March 20, the Brigade of 1,500 men and two pieces of artillery, while on a scout, was attacked by John Morgan and 5,000 of the enemy; but they were repulsed with heavy loss.

April 7, moved to Nashville, and was assigned to Brigade of Colonel A. D. Straight, Fifty-first Indiana Volunteers. Brigade consisting of Fifty-first and Seventy-third Indiana, Third Ohio, Eightieth Illinois, and two companies of Tennessee cavalry, with two mountain howitzers, embarked, moving down the Cumberland and up the Tennessee rivers, and landed at Eastport, Miss., April 19.

Marched to Tuscumbia, where the Regiment was mounted. April 26, moved from Tuscumbia. Were attacked at Dug's Gap and Sand Mountain, but on both occasions repulsed the enemy, and, at Sand Mountain captured a battery of two guns. Loss in the regiment, two killed and sixteen wounded. Captain E. R. Jones killed, Adjutant J.C. Jones mortally wounded, and Lieutenant Pavey severely wounded.

At Blunt's farm, May 2, again, defeated the enemy, and, May 3, was surrendered to a vastly superior force, under General Forrest, who, contrary to stipulation, stole its blankets, watches and money. We were taken to Rome, and paroled and sent in coal cars to Atlanta. From this place the officers were sent to Libby prison. The enlisted men were sent, via Knoxville, Tenn., and Lynchville, Va., to Richmond, arriving May 13, and thence to City Point, arriving at Annapolis May 17. On the 18th, moved to Camp Chase, O.

On June 28, having been declared exchanged, moved to St. Louis.  On 29th, moved to Nashville, Tenn., Lieutenant Herman Steinecke taking command of the regiment, Colonel T. G. Allen having resigned and Lieutenant Colonel A. F. Rodgers and Major E. N. Bates being prisoners of war.

September 8, moved to Stevenson, Ala., Captain Cunningham taking command. October 16, moved to Battle Creek, Tenn. 23d, marched to Bridgeport and reported to General Howard, commanding Eleventh Army Corps. Was assigned to Third Brigade, Colonel Hecker, Third Division, General Carl Shura. On 27th, moved to Lookout Valley, and was present at the battle of Wauhatchie.

November 24 and 25, was engaged in the battle of Mission Ridge.

On the 29th, commenced march to Knoxville, Tenn., reaching Louisville, 14 miles from Knoxville, December 5. Longstreet having retreated, the command returned, arriving at Lookout Valley December 17. This march was made without wagons, tents or baggage, and rations were foraged from the country. The command suffered from want of clothing and shoes.

On the 24th of December, was assigned to Third Brigade, Colonel William Grose, Thirty-sixth Indiana; First Division, General D. S. Stanley; Fourth Corps, Major General Gordon Granger commanding.

January 27, 1864, moved from Whiteside, via Chattanooga and Cleveland, to Charleston, Tenn., and thence to Blue Springs.

May 3, 1864, commenced the Atlanta Campaign. Participated in the battles of Dalton, Resaca, Adirsville, Cassville, Dallas, Pine Mountain, Kenesaw Mountain, Marietta, Peach Tree Creek, Atlanta, Jonesboro and Lovejoy Station. During the campaign, the regiment captured about 150 prisoners, and lost 25 killed and 60 wounded.

Camped at Atlanta, September 9. Marched October 3, in pursuit of Hood, to Allatoona, and via Kingston, to Rome; thence to Galesville, Ala.; thence, via Alpine, Fayette and Rossville to Chattanooga, arriving October 30. Moved to Athens, Ala., and to Pulaski, Tenn. 22d of November, commenced falling back to Nashville, and captured a three gun battery and 100 prisoners. January 5, arrived at Huntsville, Ala. 7th, Major E. N. Bates, having returned, assumed command.

March 12, moved to Knoxville, Tenn.; thence to Bull's Gap and Shield's Mill, March 28. Moved to Greenville, April 1, and from thence returned to Nashville.

June 10, 1865, mustered out of service and proceeded to Camp Butler, Ill., for final pay and discharge.

Only four of the captured officers ever returned to the regiment. The remainder being held as prisoners until March 1, 1865, when they were paroled for exchange.

The Eightieth has traveled over 6,000 miles and been in over twenty battles.

History from the Adjutant General's Report.

Name and Rank Residence Date of Rank
or Enlistment
Remarks
Captains:
James L. Mann Liberty Aug. 25, 1862 Resigned Mar. 13, 1863
Samuel T. Jones Liberty Mar. 14, 1863 Disch. May 15, 1865
Harvey Clendenin Liberty " Died July 17, 1864, wounds
Goodwin Scudmore Liberty July 10, 1864 MO June 10, 1864 as 1st Lt.
First Lieutenants:
Samuel T. Jones Liberty Aug. 25, 1862 Promoted
Goodwin Scudmore Liberty Mar. 14, 186 3 Promoted
James L. Brown Steele's Mills May 15, 1865 MO June 10, 1865 as Sgt.
Second Lieutenants:
Goodwin Scudmore Liberty Aug. 25, 1862 Promoted
Harvey Clendenin Liberty Mar. 14, 1863 Promoted
John Criley Liberty May 15, 1865 MO June 10, 1865 as Sgt.
First Sergeant:
Harvey Clendenin Liberty July 28, 1862 Promoted 2d Lt.
Sergeants:
James D. Mansker Liberty July 28, 1862 Reduced, Died New Albany, IN
May 5, 1863
Ellis Thurston Liberty " Reduced, Wounded, Resaca, GA
MO June 10, 1865
Thomas Tudor Randolph County " Disch. Aug. 9, 1863, Disability
John Criley Liberty " MO June 10, 1865 as Sgt.
Corporals:
John A. Hust Jackson County July 28, 1862 Disch. Jan. 23, 1863, Disability
Cornelius Duncan Jackson County " Reduced at own request,
MO June 10, 1865
Harvey Belderback Jackson County " Disch. Mar. 12, 1863, Disability
Oliver F. Penny Randolph County " Pvt. Died Gallatin, TN, Jan. 26, 1863
John T. Steele Randolph County " Disch. Jan. 23, 1863, Disability
Victor Glodo, Jr. Jackson County " Deserted June 26, 1863
Samuel Carter Randolph County " MO June 10, 1865 as Sgt.
James McKinna Liberty " Died Murfreesboro, TN, Apr. 6, 1863
Musicians:
John Thomason Steele's Mills July 28, 1862 Disch. May 13, 1863, Disability
James J. Clark Jackson County " Reduced at own request, MO June 10, 1865
Wagoner:
James Brown Steele's Mills July 28, 1862 Died Murfreesboro, TN, Feb. 2, 1863
Privates:
Asburey, Charles M. Jackson County July 28, 1862 MO June 10, 1865
Asher, Alvin B. Jackson County " "
Bradshaw, Elisha Jackson County " Disch. May 1, 1863, Disability
Bradshaw, Josiah D. Jackson County " Absent sick at MO of Reg.
Bottom, James Steele's Mills " Wounded, absent at MO of Reg.
Brown, Isaac A. Steele's Mills " MO June 10, 1865
Brown, James L. Steele's Mills " MO June 10, 1865 as 1st Sgt.
Briant, James Jefferson County " Deserted Oct. 30, 1862
Briant, Thomas Jefferson County " "
Burk, John H. Randolph County " Disch. Jan. 28, 1865 as Cpl., Disability
Brees, John Jackson County " Disch Nov. 5, 1862, Disability
Boone, William Jackson County " Died July 4, 1864, wounds
Boren, James R. Jackson County " Disch. May 20, 1863, Disability
Barber, Philip D. Randolph County " MO June 10, 1865
Beckett, John F. Randolph County " Disch. Nov. 24, 1862, Disability
Clevenger, Samuel Jackson County " MO June 10, 1865
Criley, Cyrus Randolph County " "
Cross, McHenry Jackson County " Died Gallatin, TN, Mar. 4, 1863
Curless, John M. Jackson County " Disch. Jan. 25, 1863, Disability
Cross, Francis W. Jackson County " Killed Chaplin Hills, KY, Oct. 8, 1862
Clendenin, Moses W. Randolph County " Tr. to N.C.S. Sept. 1, 1863
Childers, Samuel W. Randolph County " Died Chattanooga, TN, May 30, 1864
Conant, James H. Randolph County " Wounded, absent at MO of Reg.
Duncan, John D. Jackson County " Died Mumfordsville, KY, Nov. 17, 1862
Doggett, Asa J. Jackson County " Died Centralia, IL, Sept. 3, 1862
Eaton, Daniel Liberty " Died Murfreesboro, TN, Feb. 16, 1863
Franklin, Samuel B. Jackson County " Tr. to 38th IL Inf.
Fletcher, James A. Randolph County " Died Mumfordsville, KY, Nov. 15, 1862
Glodo, Victor, Sr. Jackson County " Disch. Nov. 24, 1862, Disability
Gray, Thomas B. Jackson County " MO June 10, 1865
Hobbs, Thomas Randolph County " Died Chattanooga, TN, Feb. 21, 1864
Hamilton, Samuel L. Jackson County " MO June 10, 1865 as Cpl.
Hillin, Emanuel Jackson County " Died Paducah, KY, May 25, 1863
Hardy, William P. Jackson County " Disch. Jan. 8, 1864, Disability
Hill, James Steele's Mills " MO June 10, 1865
Holloman, Francis M. Randolph County " MO June 10, 1865 as Cpl.
Isom, James H. Jackson County " MO June 10, 1865
Jenkin, Walter ? " Died Louisville, KY, July 1, 1863
Jernigan, Henry Randolph County " Absent, sick at MO of Reg.
Johnston, Richard M. Jackson County " MO June 10, 1865
Johnson, John Jackson County " Died Murfreesboro, TN, Apr. 4, 1863
Johnston, Joel Randolph County " MO June 10, 1865
Jernigan, Allen Randolph County " MO June 10, 1865 as Cpl.
Jenkins, James H. Steele's Mills " MO June 10, 1865
Keeler, Samuel B. Centralia " Died Chattanooga, TN, July 8, 1864
Keeton, James W. Randolph County " Died Mumfordsville, KY, Dec. 15, 1862
Landes, James E. Randolph County " MO June 10, 1865
Lee, Hiram B. Jackson County " "
Low, James A. Randolph County " "
Miller, John Randolph County " "
Miller, Mathias Randolph County " Died Munfordsville, KY, Nov. 3, 1862
McKinna, Hugh Randolph County " Killed Lovejoy Station, GA, Sept. 2, 1864
McDonald, Jacob Randolph County " Died Cave City, KY, Nov. 22, 1862
McCormack, Wm. C. Jackson County " MO June 10, 1865 as Cpl., wounded
McLaughlin, Robert Jackson County " Died Mumfordsville, KY, Nov. 2, 1862
Mann, Jonathan B. Randolph County " MO June 10, 1865 as Sgt.
McMillen, John W. Randolph County " Wounded, absent at MO of Reg.
Morris, Wesley Randolph County " MO June 10, 1865
McConnell, Moses Jackson County " Disch. Jan. 3, 1863, Disability
Parres, Vincent Liberty " MO June 10, 1865
Pitman, Linzy Jackson County " Died Cave City, KY, Oct. 1862
Pointer, Henry Jackson County " Died Murfreesboro, TN, Mar. 7, 1863
Redburn, Casey Centralia " Died Mumfordsville, KY, Nov. 22, 1862
Ross, William D. Randolph County " Tr. to V. R. C., Feb. 23, 1865
Simons, Edward Randolph County " MO June 10, 1865 as Cpl.
Spinner, Joseph Randolph County " MO June 10, 1865
Snell, John H. Jackson County " Died Mumfordsville, KY, Nov. 24, 1862
Simpson, James G. Randolph County " MO June 10, 1865 as Cpl.
Snell, James C. Jackson County " Died Mumfordsville, KY, Dec. 4, 1862
Schnetts, Charles A. Randolph County " Died Reedyville, TN, Mar. 10, 1863
Stone, John H. Jackson County " Tr. to V. R. C., Sept. 2, 1863
Thomas, Henry K. Randolph County " Died Murfreesboro, TN, Mar. 16, 1863
Thomas, Thurston Steele's Mills " MO June 10, 1865
Underhill, Jonathan Jackson County " Tr. to V. R. C., Sept. 2, 1863
VanBrunt, Isaac S. Randolph County " MO June 10, 1865 as Sgt.
Wood, John M. Randolph County " MO June 10, 1865 as Cpl.
Wilson, Johnston Randolph County " "
Wilkinson, William Jackson County " Died New Albany, IN, Oct. 20, 1862
Wells, James H. Randolph County " Died Murfreesboro, TN, Apr. 4, 1863
Whitehouse, Joseph Randolph County " Died Murfreesboro, TN, May 22, 1863
Wilson, Harvey Randolph County " MO June 10, 1865
Recruits:
Childers, John B. Randolph County Sept. 3, 1862 MO June 10, 1865
Jones, Robert C. ? Sept. 7, 1862 Died Murfreesboro, TN, Feb. 9, 1863
Johnson, William Mackinaw July 11, 1862 Tr. to 38th IL Inf.
Nelson, John J. ? July 1, 1863 Tr. to 38th IL Inf.

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