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21st Illinois Infantry
 CLARK COUNTY, ILLINOIS MILITARY DATABASE

Remember our Clark County patriots. Some lie in national cemeteries. Some sleep in hometown graves. Some never made it home. But all have something in common. They made the ultimate sacrifice to protect our country, our freedom and our quality of life.




Company "H" 21st Illinois Infantry
(Seventh Congressional District Regiment)

Name Rank Residence Date of
Muster
Remarks
ARCHER, Leonidas G. Corporal Livingston Jun 28, 1861 Mustered out July 5, 1864
AUSTIN, Alanson G. 2nd Lt. Marshall Jun 28, 1861 Resigned Feb 20, 1864
BAKER, James H. Private Westfield Jun 28, 1861 Tr. to Inv. Corps, July 15, 1864
BARBEE, John F. Private Westfield Jun 28, 1861 Mustered out Apr 29, 1864
BATSON, Charles L. Veteran Livingston Mar 19, 1864 Mustered out Dec 16, 1865
BATSON, Charles D. Corporal Livingston Jun 28, 1861 Re-enlisted as Veteran
BENNETT, John D. Private Melrose Jun 28, 1861 Died Oct 8, 1861
BENNETT, Thomas P. Private Melrose Jun 28, 1861 Mustered out July 5, 1864
BENNOTT, Frederick Private Westfield Jun 28, 1861 Mustered out July 5, 1864
BERK, Forrest R. Private Darwin Jun 28, 1861 Mustered out Feb 9, 1865
BERKLEY, Richard F. Private Melrose Jun 28, 1861 Died Oct 4, 1861
BLACK, Harrison Captain Westfield Feb 7, 1865 Mustered out Dec 16, 1865
BLACK, Harrison Veteran Westfield Mar 19, 1864 Promoted Captain [July 2, 1864]
BLACK, Harrison Sergeant Westfield Jun 28, 1861 Re-enlisted as Veteran
BROOKHART, Henry P. Sergeant Westfield Jun 28, 1861 Mustered out July 5, 1864
BUCKNER, Nixon S. Corporal Melrose Jun 28, 1861 Disch. Mar 26, 1863, for prom.
BULLARD, Silas Private Marshall Jun 28, 1861 Disch Aug 9, 1862; disabil.
CHRISTINE, Josiah Private Marshall Jun 28, 1861 Mustered out Feb 15, 1865
COMSTOCK, Samuel O. Private Melrose Jun 28, 1861 Kilíd, Stone Riv., Dec 30, 1862
CONLEY, Washington F. Private Westfield Jun 28, 1861 M.O. July 26, 1865; parol. Pris.
DALSAN, William H. Private Darwin Jun 28, 1861 Died Aug 4, 1861
DAVID, William Private Darwin Jun 28, 1861 Disch. Feb 7, 1862; disabil.
DAVIS, Joshua P. Private Westfield Jun 28, 1861 Deserted, battle Stone Riv.
DAVIS, William A. 1st Lt. Marshall Feb 7, 1865 Mustered out Dec 16, 1865
DAVIS, William A. Veteran Marshall Mar 19, 1864 Promoted 1st Lieutenant [July 5, 1864]
DAVIS, William A. Corporal Marshall Jun 28, 1861 Re-enlisted as Veteran
DONALDSON, Henry Private Westfield Jun 28, 1861 Mustered out July 5, 1864
FITZMORRIS, Isaac N. Private Westfield Jun 28, 1861 Deserted May 10, 1864
FORRESTER, Lewis Private Martinsville Jun 28, 1861 Disch. Mar 5, 1862; disabil.
FOSTER, Thomas J. Corporal Marshall Jun 28, 1861 Sergít. Died at Annapolis Apr 19, 1865
FRAKES, Benjamin W. Private Marshall Jun 28, 1861 Mustered out Aug 18, 1864
FRANCE, Ernest Sergeant Darwin Jun 28, 1861 Mustered out July 5, 1864
FREEMAN, Harmon H. Private Darwin Jun 28, 1861 Died in prison, at Danville, Va, Feb 6, 1864
FREEMAN, Stephen Private Darwin Jun 28, 1861 Kilíd, Stone Riv., Dec 30, 1862
GAMMON, Jesse E. Private Marshall Jun 28, 1861 Deserted Aug 22, 1862
GOBLE, Cephus Private Westfield Jun 28, 1861 Mustered out July 5, 1864
GRANT, George W. Private Westfield Jun 28, 1861 Mustered out Apr 29, 1865
HACKNEY, Benjamin Private Westfield Jun 28, 1861 Mustered out July 5, 1864
HALLER, Henry Private Marshall Jun 28, 1861 Mustered out July 5, 1864
HARDAWICK, John H. Private Westfield Jun 28, 1861 Tr. to Inv. Corps, Jan 15, 1864
HARLAN, Edwin Captain Marshall Jun 28, 1861 Mustered out July 5, 1864
HARLAN, William A. Wagoner Marshall Jun 28, 1861 Mustered out July 5, 1864
HULWICK, Peter Private Marshall Jun 28, 1861 Mustered out July 5, 1864
HUMPHREY, William H. Private Westfield Jun 28, 1861 Mustered out Apr 29, 1865
HUTCHINSON, John N. Musician Marshall Jun 28, 1861 Mustered out Jun 30, 1864
JACK, John E. Private Westfield Jun 28, 1861 Died Sep 20, 1861
JANES, Samuel J. Private Clark co. Jun 28, 1861 Kilíd, Stone Riv., Dec 30, 1862
KENDALL, Thomas Private Westfield Jun 28, 1861 Mustered out July 5, 1864
KING, Daniel Veteran Martinsville Mar 19, 1864 Died Jan 25, 1865
KING, Daniel Private Darwin Jun 28, 1861 Re-enlisted as Veteran
KING, James H. Private Marshall Jun 28, 1861 Mustered out July 5, 1864
KIRK, James S. Private Marshall Jun 28, 1861 Mustered out July 5, 1864
LEE, Perry Private Westfield Jun 28, 1861 Mustered out July 5, 1864
LEE, Riley Private Westfield Jun 28, 1861 Mustered out Feb 13, 1865
MARKIN, Cornelius Private Martinsville Jun 28, 1861 Mustered out July 5, 1864
McCRARY, Benjamin F. Corporal Martinsville Jun 28, 1861 Missing since battle of Chickamauga
McKEEN, Nineoch S. 1st Lt. Marshall Jun 28, 1861 Resigned July 2, 1864
MILLER, Daniel B. Private Casey Jun 28, 1861 Mustered out May 23, 1865
MONTGOMERY, Henry C. Recruit Mattoon May 13, 1864 Mustered out Sep 25, 1865
MONTGOMERY, John S. Veteran Martinsville Mar 19, 1864 Killed near Marietta, Ga., July 4, 1864
MONTGOMERY, John S. Private Martinsville Jun 28, 1861 Re-enlisted as Veteran
MONTGOMERY, Wm. Q. Private Marshall Jun 28, 1861 Kilíd, Stone Riv., Dec 31, 1862
MURPHY, Jefferson S. Private Darwin Jun 28, 1861 Died, Richmond, Nov 16, 1863
NEELY, Robert Private Marshall Jun 28, 1861 Mustered out July 5, 1864
OVERMIRE, Silas Private Marshall Jun 28, 1861 Pro. Capt. Co. C, 62d Ill., Feb 1, 1862
PARASHO, Daniel Private Martinsville Jun 28, 1861 Mustered out July 5, 1864
PARCELS, John W. Private Westfield Jun 28, 1861 Mustered out July 5, 1864
PARK, George Private Marshall Jun 28, 1861 Kilíd, Stone Riv., Dec 30, 1862
PARKER, John Veteran Westfield Jan 5, 1864 Mustered out Dec 16, 1865
PARKER, John Private Westfield Jun 28, 1861 Re-enlisted as Veteran
PARMAN, Samuel F. Private Darwin Jun 28, 1861 Kilíd, Stone Riv., Dec 31, 1862
PHILLIPS, John Private Marshall Jun 28, 1861 Kilíd, Stone Riv., Dec 31, 1862
PITMAN, Joseph H. Corporal Livingston Jun 28, 1861 Mustered out July 5, 1864
PORTER, John W. Private Marshall Jun 28, 1861 Died at Annapolis, Md., Nov 1, 1863
POWELL, John M. Private Marshall Jun 28, 1861 Mustered out July 5, 1864
PRICE, William Private Marshall Jun 28, 1861 Mustered out July 5, 1864
RANKINS, John N. Private Marshall Jun 28, 1861 Deserted Sep 20, 1862
SANDY, William F. Veteran Westfield Mar 19, 1864 M.O. Dec 16, 1865. Wounded at Stone River
SANDY, William F. Private Westfield Jun 28, 1861 Re-enlisted as Veteran
SHOEMAKER, Jacob Recruit Westfield --- Died at Annapolis, Md., Oct 16, 1864
SHOFFER, Henry Private Westfield Jun 28, 1861 Disch. Dec 21, 1863, wounds received at Stone River
SHORTS, Lawrence Private Marshall Jun 28, 1861 Died Aug 27, 1862
SNIDER, William A. Musician Westfield Jun 28, 1861 Mustered out July 5, 1864
STEELE, Castango R. Sergeant Marshall Jun 28, 1861 Mustered out July 5, 1864
STEVENS, Daniel B. Corporal Darwin Jun 28, 1861 Died Mar 4, 1864
STEWART, Anthony Private Marshall Jun 28, 1861 M.O. May 11, 1865; pris. war
STEWART, Josephus Private Marshall Jun 28, 1861 Mustered out July 5, 1864
STOOKEY, William Private Melrose Jun 28, 1861 Died at Annapolis, Md.
STRETER, William 2nd Lt. Westfield Not Mustíríd M.O. Dec 16, 1865, as Sergít
STRETCH, William Veteran Westfield Mar 19, 1864 M.O. Dec 16, 1865, as 1st Sgt., Com. 2d Lt., not mustíd
STRETCH, William Private Westfield Jun 28, 1861 Re-enlisted as Veteran
THOMPSON, George W. Veteran Marshall Mar 19, 1864 Deserted May 19, 1865
THOMPSON, George W. Private Marshall Jun 28, 1861 Re-enlisted as Veteran
WALKER, Greenberry Private Westfield Jun 28, 1861 Mustered out July 5, 1864
WALKER, Hezekiah Private Marshall Jun 28, 1861 Died Sep 17, 1861
WALKER, James M. Private Westfield Jun 28, 1861 Disch. July 25, 1861; disabil.
WANE, Joel Private Darwin Jun 28, 1861 Deserted Aug 22, 1862
WATKINS, William Private Westfield Jun 28, 1861 Killed at Chickamauga Sep 19, 1863
WELLS, Preston Recruit Westfield --- Mustered out Feb 13, 1865
WHITE, William P. Recruit Westfield --- Died, Danville, V. Mar 21, 1864
WHITEHEAD, Abraham Private Darwin Jun 28, 1861 Mustered out July 5, 1864
WHITEMAN, James Private Marshall Jun 28, 1861 Died, Nashville, Apr 13, 1863
WHITSAN, Charles Private Marshall Jun 28, 1861 Mustered out Feb 13, 1865
WILSON, Isam Veteran Darwin Jan 5, 1864 Pro. Serg. M.O. Dec 16, 1865
WILSON, Isam Private Darwin Jun 28, 1861 Veteran
WILSON, Miles C. 1st Serg. Marshall Jun 28, 1861 Killed at Chickamauga, Sep 19, 1863
WILSON, Morton Private Darwin Jun 28, 1861 Mustered out July 5, 1864
WOOD, Washington Private Westfield Jun 28, 1861 Disch. Dec 20, 1862; disabil.
WRIGHT, William A. Private Marshall Jun 28, 1861 Mustered out July 5, 1864


Army of SE Missouri: March 1862 - May 1862, Army of the Ohio: May 1862 - November 1862, Army of the Cumberland: November 1862 - August 1865, Department of Texas: August 1865 - December 1865
Battles/Campaigns Engaged in: Siege of Corinth, Perryville, Stones River (Murfreesboro), Tullahoma Campaign, Chickamauga, Atlanta Campaign [Buzzard's Roost Gap, Resaca, Kenesaw Mountain, Peachtree Creek, Jonesborough], Spring Hill, Franklin, Nashville
[See also 21st in Misc. IL Units]

Organized at Mattoon, Ill., and mustered in June 28, 1861. Ordered to Ironton, Mo., July 3, 1861. Operations on line of Hannibal & St. Jo. R. R. at Mexico, Mo., till August. Reached Ironton, Mo., August 9.  Attached to Department of Missouri to March, 1862. Steele's Command, Army of Southeast Missouri, to May, 1862. 2nd Brigade, 4th Division, Army of Mississippi, to September, 1862. 31st Brigade, 9th Division, Army of the Ohio, to October, 1862. 31st Brigade, 9th Division, 3rd Army Corps, Army of the Ohio, to November, 1862. 2nd Brigade, 1st Division, Right Wing 14th Army Corps, Army of the Cumberland, to January, 1863. 2nd Brigade, 1st Division, 20th Army Corps, Army of the Cumberland, to October, 1863. 1st Brigade, 1st Division, 4th Army Corps, Army of the Cumberland, to June, 1865. 2nd Brigade, 1st Division, 4th Army Corps, to August, 1865. Department of Texas to December, 1865.

SERVICE - Duty at Ironton, Mo., till January, 1862. Operations about Ironton, Mo., October 17-25, 1861. Action at Fredericktown October 21. March from Ironton to Greenville January 29, 1862, and duty there till March. Moved to Reeve's Station, on Black River, March 3-10, thence to Doniphan and Pocohontas, Ark., March 31-April 21. Action at Putnam Ferry April 1. March to Jacksonport, Ark., April 30-May 4, thence to Cape Girardeau, Mo., May 10-21, and to Hamburg Landing May 21-24. Siege of Corinth, Miss., May 26-30. Pursuit to Booneville May 31-June 12. March to Jacinto and Ripley June 29-July 4. At Corinth, till August 14. March through Alabama to Nashville, Tenn., and to Louisville, Ky., in pursuit of Bragg, August 14-September 26. Pursuit of Bragg into Kentucky October 1-16. Battle of Perryville October 8. Stanford October 14. March to Nashville, Tenn., October 16-November 9, and duty there till December 26. Advance on Murfreesboro December 26-30. Nolensville, Knob Gap, December 26. Battle of Stone River December 30-31, 1862, and January 1-3, 1863. At Murfreesboro till June. Reconnoissance from Murfreesboro March 6-7. Methodist Church, Shelbyville Pike, March 6. Reconnoissance to Versailles March 9-14. Middle Tennessee (or Tullahoma) Campaign June 24-July 7. Liberty Gap June 24-27. Occupation of Middle Tennessee till August 16. Passage of Cumberland Mountains and Tennessee River and Chickamauga (Ga.) Campaign August 16-September 22. Battle of Chickamauga, Ga., September 19-20. Siege of Chattanooga September 24-October 27. Reopening Tennessee River October 26-29. Duty at Bridgeport, Ala., till January 26, 1864. Moved to Ooltewah January 26. Veterans absent on furlough till June. Non-Veterans attached to 101st Ohio Infantry till June 4, when Veterans returned. Atlanta Campaign May to September, 1864. Tunnel Hill May 6-7. Demonstration on Rocky Faced Ridge May 8-11. Buzzard's Roost Gap May 8-9. Demonstrations on Dalton May 9-13. Battle of Resaca May 14-15. Near Kingston May 18-19. Near Cassville May 19. Advance on Dallas May 23-25. Operations on line of Pumpkin Vine Creek and battle about Dallas, New Hope Church and Allatoona Hills May 25-June 5. Operations about Marietta and against Kenesaw Mountain June 10-July 2. Pine Mount June 10. Pine Hill June 11-14. Lost Mountain June 15-17. Assault on Kenesaw June 27. Ruff's Station July 4. Chattahoochie River July 5-17. Peach Tree Creek July 19-20. Siege of Atlanta July 22-August 25. Flank movement on Jonesboro August 25-30. Battle of Jonesboro August 31-September 1. Lovejoy Station September 2-6. Pursuit of Hood into Alabama October 3-30. Nashville Campaign November-December. Columbia, Duck River, November 24-27. Spring Hill November 29. Battle of Franklin November 30. Battle of Nashville December 15-16. Pursuit of Hood to the Tennessee River December 17-28. March to Huntsville, Ala., and duty there till March 13, 1865. Operations in East Tennessee till April 11. At Nashville, Tenn., till June. Moved to New Orleans, La., June 17-25, thence to Indianola, Texas, July 12-15. Duty at San Antonio, Texas, till December.

Mustered out at San Antonio, Texas, December 16, and discharged at Camp Butler, Ill., January 18, 1866.

Regiment lost during service 6 Officers and 124 Enlisted men killed and mortally wounded and 2 Officers and 140 Enlisted men by disease. Total 272.
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