Great Resources here!
The complete 40th Regiment of Illinois Infantry
More than just a list!
Name, Company, Rank, Age, Place of birth, Physical description, marital status, occupation, etc. found here.
Men of the 40th Regiment Illinois Volunteer Infantry
here to view photo of Wm. Newby and his comrades
Discharge Papers filed in Hamilton Co., IL.
Civil War Discharge Paper - William Boyd
Civil War Pension Papers - William Denny
Father and Sons in the Civil War: The Johnsons
WAR REMINISCENCES OF DR. JOHN T. HUNT,
McAlister Hooker's Civil War letter re. 87th IL Inf.
General Lyon Disaster
Hamilton County was well represented in the Civil War.
Come sit you down my dearest dear and
listen unto me,
We have some noble generals who try to win
It was on Sunday morning, just at the break
Here they had a bloody contact, it's true
to you I'll tell,
It was on Wednesday evening, the new came
So he called up his forces and on the
On the eleventh day of January 1863
So they fired on our gunboats, but found it
O, now the battle's ended, called the
"Battle of the Post"
O, now we have marching orders, for all the
My name is D. T. Crawford from the Illinois
Contributed by Mary Lou Jacobson
Civil War Poem
PRIVATE MATTHEW L. ROBERSON,
Clad in blue and standing
With knapsack high he bent
A parting kiss and promises
Shouldering musket he joined
Glancing back at his dear
Twas in the year of '62,
No Rebel ball or bayonette,
Was not the sabre that made
Last thoughts were of his home
Before I take this endless
As I now enter the eternal
With eyes now closed, and
Contributed by Wes Garvin.
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