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161st Illinois Infantry      
Company Unknown
Sylvester Roberts - Unknown   
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Contact Name:  John T. Roberts
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Date Added:  11/17/2008
Company C
Samuel James Jacobs - Corporal   
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Contact Name:  Stephen Jacobs
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Date Added:  2/2/2010
Company D
john j daniel - Private   
Born 1824 In Newport TN, Mustered in July 7, 1861 from St. Jacob IL, Mustered out December 1865 in New Braunsfel, TX. Died 1911 in The soldiers and Sailors home in Quincy Illinois from old age.
Contact Name:  Todd Daniels
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Date Added:  6/20/2014
Company F
Ambrose G. Cornell - Private   
Interested in all things related to this regiment.
Contact Name:  Mark Cornell
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Date Added:  10/3/2004
Company F
Morris Welch - Private   
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Date Added:  8/18/2009
Company Field & Staff
Clayton Hale - Lt. Colonel   
Enlisted as a Captain on 17 July 1861.
Commission in Company A, 59th Infantry Regiment Illinois on 17 July 1861.
Promoted to Major on 23 January 1862.
Promoted to Lieutenant Colonel on 12 November 1863.
Mustered out on 8 December 1865 at New Braunfels, TX.
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(After the war)
Commission in 16th Infantry Regiment Regular Army on 23 February 1866.
Transferred into 34th Infantry Regiment Regular Army on 21 September 1866.
Promoted to Brevet Captain on 2 March 1867 for gallant and meritorious services at the battle of Stone River, TN.
Promoted to Brevet Major on 2 March 1867 for gallant and meritorious services at the battle of Missionary Ridge, TN.
Promoted to Brevet Lieutenant Colonel on 2 March 1867 for gallant and meritorious services at the battle of Franklin, TN.
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Date Added:  6/14/2010
Company H
Fred Goring - Private   
Residence: Detroit, MI
age: 25
Farmer
Native of Baden-Baden, Germany
joined Jan 1, 1864 at Whiteside, TN: mustered in Jan 12,1864
for 3 years
Muster out: New Braunfels, Tx Dec 8, 1865
veteran promoted from SGT to 1SGT Mar 15, 1865
member of GAR, Woodmen of America
died in OK 1911
Contact Name:  Lise Lassiter
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Date Added:  11/28/2013
Company H
Benjamin F. StClair - Private   
Benjamin F. St. Clair, aka, B.F. St. Clair
b: 1834, Morgantown, Marion County, W. Virginia d: October 14, 1880, Streator, IL
Parents also born W. Virginia
Moved to Charleston, Illinois in 1850s,
Moved to Streator, IL in 1870
Occupation: Blacksmith
Married: Margaret E. St. Clair
Children: Jacob N., Edward Frank, (sometimes as Frank Edward), Margaret (Maggie), William E., Hattie May (died age 2 yrs.)
Civil War Service: Company H, 59th Illinois U.S. Infantry Regiment, Rank: REC (anyone who joined a unit after initial formation was listed as Recruit)
Streator, IL City Officers: 1877
B. F. St. Clair, Councilman, Two terms
Info from “LaSalle County”, 1886 , Vol. 2, pgs 573-574
Rockford Pub. Lib. (History Room)
Contact Name:  Dean Munson
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Date Added:  7/9/2007
Company I
Robert R Hooker - Private   
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Contact Name:  Jon Michael
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Date Added:  8/2/2014
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