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161st Illinois Infantry      
Company Unknown
Philip Shaw - Unknown   
Philip Shaw enlisted in the Army of the United Sates, in Captain Henry Davidson's Company, August 27, 1861. Company went into camp at Clear Lake in Sangammon County, Illinois; Forms first part of the 32nd Regiment.
Contact Name:  Tamra Blanco
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Date Added:  10/24/2010
Company B
Peter Heinrich Herman Steinkuehler - Private   
surname misspelled as Steinkoler
Contact Name:  Debbie Fain
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Date Added:  12/22/2012
Company C
William Graham - Unknown   
william graham was a R&S Recruit Mustered out 2-15-1865 and substitue MO 12-6-1865
Contact Name:  Karla Crane
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Date Added:  7/4/2012
Company C
James Haney - Private   
Born in Ireland and immigrated to Canada at 3, then to Illinois about 1850. Died in Lee Co, Iowa 1921 at a claimed age of 104.
Contact Name:  Keith A Montgomery
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Date Added:  5/20/2006
Company D
David Collins - Sergeant   
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Date Added:  9/18/2010
Company D
Thomas Hopkins - Sergeant   
Promoted to Full Sergeant.
Enlisted as a Private on 22 August 1861.
Enlisted in Company D, 39th Infantry Regiment Illinois on 11 Oct 1861.
Killed Company D, 39th Infantry Regiment Illinois on 20 May 1864 at Drewry's Bluff, VA.
Contact Name:  Sam Hopkins
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Date Added:  11/10/2007
Company E
Moses F. Sheffler - Private   
G-G-G-Granduncle. Enlisted: Rockville, IL 27 SEP 1861. Suffered head wound and partially paralyzed, Fort Wagner, SC 16 AUG 1863. Discharged 27 SEP 1864. Died 1867 following surgery to treat effects of his wound.
Contact Name:  Kathleen Burden
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Contact Homepage:  http://soldiersofshockoehill.com
Date Added:  9/20/2005
Company E
Hugh Rippy Snee - Private   
G-G-G-Grandfather. Born: Elmore, OH 1838. Enlisted: Rockville, IL 27 SEP 1861. Wounded and captured, Drewry's Bluff, VA 16 MAY 1864. Escaped 1 OCT 1864 after passing through the line of Andersonville Prison for an exchange, using the name of a soldier who had died. Rejoined regiment, and provided deposition testimony for the trial of Commandant Wirz. Mustered out, 6 DEC 1865. Died, Hayes Center, NE 1927.
Contact Name:  Kathleen Burden
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Contact Homepage:  http://22iowa.com
Date Added:  9/20/2005
Company I
Richard Charleston - Corporal   
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Contact Name:  Nancy Regan
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Date Added:  7/28/2007
Company I
Charles W Clearwater - Corporal   
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Contact Name:  Marty Craig
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Date Added:  10/28/2009
Company K
George Theodore Langly Drake - Private   
George Theodore Langly Drake enlisted as a volunteer at Newton, Massachusetts. He wound up with the 39th Illinois Infantry, Company K, and never returned from the Civil War. Parents were Tisdale Drake and Ruth (Langly) Drake from Bristol and Franklin Counties, Massachusetts. He had one daughter, Anna Newell Drake.
Contact Name:  Jacki Earp
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Contact Homepage:  http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=91989652
Date Added:  6/27/2012
Company K
John Lewis - Private   
Joined When JAN 5, 1864 -
Joined Where JOLIET, IL -
Joined By Whom CPT LONGWORTH -
Muster In JAN 12, 1864 -
Muster In Where JOLIET, IL -
TAKEN PRISONER MAY 16, 1864 AT DRURYS BLUFF VA -
Contact Name:  Howard Davies
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Date Added:  11/15/2008
Company K
John Andrew Reed - Private   
John Andrew Reed was my GG-Grandfather.

He enlisted at Marseilles 8/19/1861 and re-enlisted as veteran and served until the end of the war. Lived in Princeton, Ill until he died in 1920
Contact Name:  Mike Mladenik
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Contact Homepage:  mikemladenik.com
Date Added:  11/27/2010
Company K
James Burns Shaw - Musician   
James Shaw was my Great-grandfather. Joined up in Captain Woodruff's Company on Aug.14, 1861 at Marseilles Illinois. His assignment was musician in the regimental band. Due to illness he was discharged October 1862 but signed up again in 29th Michigan Infantry in 1864.

After the war he moved to California and then to Australia with his wife and children. He was born in Portsoy, Banffshire, Scotland, June 22 1834 and died Dec. 29, 1915 at the age of 82, buried in Waverley Cemetery, Sydney NSW Australia
Contact Name:  Diana Paige
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Date Added:  7/31/2009
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