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17th Illinois Cavalry      
Company C
Solomon Peter Crow - Private   
Solomon joined at Magnolia, Ill. Sept. 6, 1862 and mustered in at Camp Peoria Jan. 7, 1863 He was in on the capture of Morgams Raiders in Ohio.He mustered out July 31, 1865 in Pulaski Tenn. He is buried in Coal Center, Pa.
Contact Name:  Mary Elaine Crow
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Date Added:  2/25/2011
Company H
James Ratcliff Brockett - Private   
My 2G-grandmother's 1st Cousin.

Born Oct 19, 1840, White County Ill.
Died Feb 11, 1936, Carmi, White County Ill.

On 19 August 1887, James lost his right arm due to the accidental premature discharge of a cannon he was loading during a sham battle.
Contact Name:  John M Davidson
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Date Added:  4/7/2018
Company H
Christopher C Wright - Private   
Enlisted as a Private on 1 August 1861.
Transferred into Company A, Veteran Battalion Regiment Illinois on 20 July 1864.
Discharged on 15 August 1864.
Contact Name:  Eric Stone
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Date Added:  5/26/2010
Company I
Thomas Smith - Private   
Mustered into service March 24, 1964 and was mustered out of service July 31, 1965 in Pulaski, TN. Saw action in the Battle of Franklin, Battle of Nashville, and a few other minor skirmishes.
Contact Name:  Tim Grenvik
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Date Added:  10/24/2007
Company K
John Jacob Shirk - Private   
John Jacob Shirk served in the Civil War with the 14th Illinois Cavalry Regiment, Illinois Volunteer, Company K, mustered to active duty with the Union forces in January 1863. He signed up for duty in Brookville in Ogle County, Illinois. He was officially mustered out at Nashville, Tennessee on July 31, 1865 at the completion of the war. Both John and his younger brother Daniel are listed on a Civil War memorial in Oregon, Illinois.

When he enlisted, he was listed as being 37 years old, 5'8' tall and having dark hair, blue eyes and light complexion. His occupation was listed as farrier and said he was born in Pennsylvania.

Chickasaw County, Iowa List of Pensioners on the Roll, Jan. 1, 1883:
John J. Shirk, Bradford, disabled from fall from horse, $5 month pension
Contact Name:  Sharon Shirk
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Date Added:  4/18/2008
Company L
Thomas Cordell - Private   
From Cherokee County, North Carolina. Born 1846. Joined 1Apr 1864 in Tellico, TN. for 3 yrs. Mustered in at Loudan,TN on 7 May 1864.
Name misspelled on muster as Cordial. Cordell is given birth name. Discharged 15 May 1865. Died in hospital from mortal wounds before discharge. The rest of his brothers fought with the Confederacy.
Contact Name:  Charlie Tsali
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Date Added:  5/30/2009
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