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161st Illinois Infantry      
Company Unknown
Thomas G.S. Herod - Major   
Major Herod was born in 1818 in Alexandria, Tennessee. During his time in the service, Major Herod was sentenced to 10 years in prison for killing his superior officer, Lieutenant Colonel Reuben Loomis. After the war, in 1866, President Andrew Johnson granted him a pardon.
Contact Name:  Arturo E. Lara
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Date Added:  4/7/2015
Company B
John McCoy - Private   
John died 5-11-1864 of smallpox in Memphis TN. He is buried in the Memphis National Cemetery. He was married to Mary J. Large in Jefferson Co., IN, the family moved to Massac Co. IL. He had 4 children, Henry b. 1853, Willis b. 1856, Alice b. 1858 and William b. 1862.
Contact Name:  Cindy Abrams
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Date Added:  6/5/2008
Company G
James D. Angely - Quarter Master   
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Contact Name:  Ray Angely
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Date Added:  5/9/2002
Company G
John W. Rodgers - Private   
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Contact Name:  John Hearnes
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Date Added:  11/6/2005
Company H
Solomon Wheeler - Private   
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Contact Name:  Scott Green
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Date Added:  7/7/2009
Company I
David Nelson Jennings - Corporal   
David Jennings was the son of Joshua and Eliza Louisa Jane Nelson Jennings. He was born in Greene County, Tennessee. When he was a boy, his family moved to Caldwell County, Kentucky, around 1848. They lived near Fredonia, on Good Springs Road. Around 1858, he married Mary Campbell, and they had two children (Victoria and Sarah). They moved to Hamilton County, Illinois, around 1860. (His parents and his siblings would later follow.) On October 13, 1861, he enlisted to serve in the Civil War. He played the bugle in the military band. His wife, Mary, later became sick, and she died around 1871. He got remarried to a woman whose first name was Elizabeth, around 1872, and they had six children (James William, David Rufus, Mary Louise, Elijah, Edward, and Elizabeth, who was known as 'Bessie'). David's second wife Elizabeth died, either during the birth of their daughter Bessie, in Dec of 1884, or soon thereafter. David moved to Ripley County, Missouri, around 1902. He married for a third time, to Alice Ellen Timmons Harris. She was also a widow, and she brought her four children to the marriage (James, Berthal, Roscoe, and Mary). David and Alice had two children of their own (Ruth and Albert).

Name: David H Jennings
Residence: Illinois
Enlistment Date: 1 Oct 1861
Rank at enlistment: Private
State Served: Illinois
Survived the War?: Yes
Service Record: Enlisted in Company I, Illinois 6th Cavalry Regiment on 09 Jan 1862.Mustered out on 05 Nov 1865 at Selma, AL.
Sources: Illinois: Roster of Officers and Enlisted Men
Contact Name:  Ron Hames
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Date Added:  2/11/2019
Company K
GEORGE H. TROUT - Private   
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Contact Name:  JANET GILL
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Date Added:  4/30/2006
Company K
Sarah Lyn Ward - Sergeant   
Born: January 04, 1834, Broughton, Hamilton County, Illinois;
Died: November 14, 1886, Broughton, Hamilton County, Illinois
Source: Illinois Civil War Records, War Department information sheet from NARA, Served in Illinois cavalry, Company K, 6th Regiment. Mustered out of service in Nashville, Tennessee, June 2, 1864.

Database of Illinois Civil War Veterans
NAME RANK COMPANY UNIT RESIDENCE
HARDESTRY, CHRISTOPHER SGT K 6 IL US CAV HAMILTON CO
Contact Name:  Sarah Lyn Ward
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Date Added:  4/15/2004
Company M
Albert Eziekel Dodge - Corporal   
my great grandfather - born 1845 in Illinois - died 1904 in Iowa
Contact Name:  Ross Neri
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Contact Homepage:  bossneri
Date Added:  5/10/2014
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