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17th Illinois Cavalry      
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Contact Name:  Greg Grisham
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Date Added:  7/24/2008
Company A
Emerson Wolf - Private   
He was a wagoner and discharged because of tuberculosis in 1862.
Contact Name:  Rev. Mark Wagner
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Date Added:  8/15/2004
Company D
Richard Butler - Private   
I believe that this gentleman is my ancestor, but I am searching for more information about him to be certain. He joined in Chicago, mustered in November 25, 1861. He was discharged December 10, 1862 for disability.
Contact Name:  Catherine Sherry
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Date Added:  8/6/2006
Company F
Michael H Scheyer - Private   
Enlisted 25 Feb 1864 through 22 Nov 1865.
Contact Name:  Diana Foltz
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Date Added:  9/25/2006
Company H
Jacob Fulkerson - Sergeant   
Jacob enlisted on Sept 23, 1861 for 3 years. He reenlisted as a 'Veteran Volunteer' on Jan 3, 1864 and was promoted Corporal on Dec 30, 1864, and Sgt. on March 1, 1865. He was also a blacksmith with the regiment. He was discharged at San Antonio, TX on Nov 22, 1865. It is believed he took part in the Battle of Prairie Grove and the Siege and Fall of Vicksburg.

He was born Oct 23, 1841 in Frederick Co. VA., the son of George and Olivia Fulkerson. The family came to Coles Co.,IL in 1858 when Jacob was 17. After the war he returned to Coles Co., IL but in 1882 he moved with his wife Lucinda and their children to North Dakota Territory where he died on Dec 7, 1913. He is buried in Churchs Ferry Cemetery Ramsey, ND.
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Date Added:  6/24/2015
Company K
Jacob Patersen Thompson - Private   
American Civil War Soldiers about Jacob Thompson (Listed #50, page 5 of 8)
Name: Jacob Thompson ,  
Side Served: Union
State Served: Illinois
Service Record: Enlisted as a Private.
Enlisted in Company K, 15th Cavalry Regiment Illinois.
My great uncle, Jacob P. Thompson was born in 1845 in Virginia (later WV).
Transferred out of Company K, 15th Cavalry Regiment Illinois on 26 Jan 1865.
Transferred into Company K, 10th Cavalry Regiment Illinois on 26 Jan 1865.
Mustered Out Company K, 10th Cavalry Regiment Illinois on 15 Jul 1865.
Sources: 7
Source Citation: Side served: Union; State served: Illinois
Source Information:
Historical Data Systems, comp.. American Civil War Soldiers [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: The Generations Network, Inc., 1999. Original data: Data compiled by Historical Data Systems of Kingston, MA
Contact Name:  Greg Brown
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Date Added:  7/2/2009
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