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MILITARY INDEX

BLACK HAWK WAR (1831-1832)

CIVIL WAR (1861-1865)

1883 PENSIONERS

SOLDIERS' AND SAILORS' HOME

WORLD WAR I (1914-1918)

1929 ILLINOIS ROLL OF HONOR

WORLD WAR II NAVY VETERAN

WORLD WAR II NEWS (1939-1945)

WORLD WAR II LETTER HOME WITH ENVELOPE

WORLD WAR II ANOTHER LETTER FROM CHECK

WORLD WAR II POSTCARD

WORLD WAR II CASUALTIES

WORLD WAR II CREW SHOT DOWN HONORED

KOREAN WAR CASUALTIES (1950-1953)

VIETNAM (1960-1975)

ILLINOIS NATIONAL GUARD-CAIRO

SALUTE TO VETERANS, Nov 5, 2009

 

BLACK HAWK WAR VETERANS, 1831-1832

ALEXANDER COUNTY

Donated by Sara Hemp

Source: This information was taken from the first volume of Ellen M. Whitney's THE BLACK HAWK WAR 1831-1832. That volume contains a comprehensive listing of Illinois' Black Hawk War soldiers. It includes the muster rolls for all of the 1831 and 1832 companies including two Indian companies. Approximately 1800 men served in the 1831 campaign and 9000 in the 1832 campaign. The Illinois State Historical Library possesses in either original or on microfilm the records from which this information was extracted. This information was created and donated to the Illinois State Archives by Fred Delap of Kansas, Illinois. Delap is a volunteer with the Edgar County Genealogical Library.

All of the below mentioned veterans were enrolled in Alexander County. They were with H. Webb Company, Regiment SP and Brigade 3.

NAME RANK NAME RANK NAME RANK
ANGLIN, AARON CPL HARVELL, MERITT CPL NEALE, SAMUEL ATHERTON SGT
ANGLIN, JAMES PVT HARVELL, LOUDY PVT PHILLIPS, JAMES PVT
ANGLIN, WILLIAM PVT HUGHS, FRANKLIN PVT POST, MARIUS PVT
ATHERTON, AARON JR SGT JEFFERS, JOHN E. PVT POWELL, ALANSON PVT
BROOKS, BENJAMIN PVT JOHNSON, HENRY K. PVT POWELL, WILLIAM S. PVT
BROWN, BERRY PVT KANADA, ALEXANDER PVT PRICE, RICHARD H. 1LT
BUNCH, CADER PVT KANADA, THOMAS PVT PRICE, SAMUEL F. PVT
BURKS, HARDIN PVT LACKEY, ALFRED PVT RUSSELL, ROBERT PVT
CANNON, TILLMAN PVT LYNCH, CYRUS S. PVT SMITH, ENOCK PVT
CARNES, JOHN PVT MC CLOUD, RODERICK PVT TAYLOR, JAME M. PVT
DANIELS, SOLOMON PVT MC COOL, BENJAMIN PVT THOMPSON, NATHAN M. PVT
DEXTER, JEREMIAH PVT MC COOL, GEORGE PVT TOWNSEND, JAMES W. PVT
DICKEY, WILLIAM PVT MESHOW, WILLIAM PVT TOWNSEND, JOHN PVT
ECHOLS, BENJAMIN PVT MOORE, DAVID H. QM WEBB, HENRY L. CPT
ELLIS, QUINTON SGT MOORE, DAVID H. 2LT WHITE, SAMUEL PVT
HARGIS, RESIN PVT MORRIS, JAMES D. 2LT WHITEAKER, GILES CPL
HARGIS, TURNER PVT MURPHY, JEREMIAH PVT WILLIS, OWIN SGT
HARRISON, HENRY H. PVT NEALE, GEORGE C. PVT    

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SOLDIERS' AND SAILORS' HOME RESIDENTS

1887-1916

Quincy, Illinois

Donated by Sara Hemp

This list contains soldiers and sailors from Alexander County admitted from its opening in 1887 through September 1916. 

Female residents are also included from their first admissions in 1908.

Source: The First-16th Biennial Reports of the Illinois Soldiers' and Sailors' Home. In 1885 the General Assembly created the home in Quincy to provide subsistence and a home for honorably discharged and disabled veterans of the Mexican and Civil Wars. In succeeding years Illinois veterans of all wars and veterans' wives, mothers, and daughters became eligible for admission. In 1973 the General Assembly changed the home's name to the Illinois Veterans' Home. The index was created and donated to the Illinois State Archives by Fred Delap of Kansas, Illinois.

NAME DATE ADMITTED NUMBER CO UNIT
ADAMS, HENRY C. MAY 28, 1901 5561 B 40 MO INF
ALLANSON, WILLIAM H. JUNE 21, 1900 5261 B 1 IL LT ART
ALLISON, HENRY JANUARY 29, 1907 7699 A 4 US H ART
ARMSTRONG, ELI JUNE 11, 1901 5577 D 6 KYCAV
BARNARD, JOHN MAY 19, 1899 4848 C 144 IL INF
BARNES, JAMES MARCH 10, 1899 4771 G 43 IL INF
BISHOP, GREEN L. OCTOBER 5, 1910 9237   US NAVY
BISHOP, JULIA OCTOBER 5, 1910 373    
BLACKWELL, WILLIAM M. FEBRUARY 23, 1915 10557 I 22 OH INF
BOND, ALFRED DECEMBER 24, 1887 629   4 USC H ART
BOOKER, SAMUEL FEBRUARY 13, 1891 1852 G 4 USC H ART
BURNETT, RICHARD MARCH 20, 1900 5174 M 8 IL INF-SP AM
CALLAHAN, DANIEL MAY 12, 1914 10321 C 130 IL INF
CAMP, SAMUEL AUGUST 24, 1909 8708 F 5 IL INF-SP AM
CAREY, PATRICK JANUARY 17, 1905 7006   15 MA BATT
CAWLEY, JACOB FEBRUARY 15, 1893 2481 I 8 IL INF
CAWLEY, JACOB SEPTEMBER 17, 1896 2481 I 8 IL INF
CLYMORE, JOHN H. AUGUST 20, 1914 10388 I 29 IL INF
COMBS, SAMUEL C. JULY 31, 1909 8670 G 62 IL INF
COMPTON, CHARLES JANUARY 11, 1911 9372 D 16 IL CAV
COMPTON, MARGARET JANUARY 30, 1911 401    
CRISE, FRED APRIL 19, 1890 1545 D 20 IL INF
FRENCH, JAMES W. AUGUST 23, 1904 6820 F 9 IN CAV
GERARD, MOSES MAY 22, 1906 7466 D 2 IL LT ART
HENRY, JOHN AUGUST 15, 1903 6427   US NAVY
HOGAN, JOHN JULY 21, 1916 10932 F 31 IL INF
HOLSHAUSER, HENRY OCTOBER 18, 1911 9641 B,D 18 IL INF
JACKSON, ANDREW NOVEMBER 21, 1902 6160 M 8 IL INF-SP AM
JOHNSON, ARTHUR OCTOBER 25, 1896 3731 B 29 USC INF
JONES, LEWIS MARCH 27, 1890 1517 M 5 USP AMRT
LAMBERT, OLIVER C. JANUARY 17, 1898 4164 F 18 IL INF
MAHONEY, JOHN R. MAY 26, 1911 9474 K 33 IN INF
MAPLE, C. H. AUGUST 21, 1889 1288   BD OF TRADE ART
MAYO, WILLIAM J. APRIL 20, 1897 3043 D 18 IL INF
MCVAY, A. O. JULY 28, 1890 1646 F 2 NJ INF
NEAL, SILAS NOVEMBER 29, 1902 6169 I 39 IL INF
NOBLE, JAMES F. SEPTEMBER 10, 1904 6846 A 15 IL CAV
O'BRIEN, PATRICK SEPTEMBER 14, 1903 6462 M 6 IL CAV
OVERTS, JOHN MARCH 6, 1909 8524 C,K 9 IL INF
PETTYS, NATHAN I. OCTOBER 22, 1901 909 A 60 IL INF
PETTYS, NATHAN I. DECEMBER 4, 1902 909 A 60 IL INF
PETTYS, NATHAN I. AUGUST 17, 1888 909 A 60 IL INF
PRICE, SARAH F. SEPTEMBER 27, 1916 907    
PRICO, MICHAEL D. SEPTEMBER 27, 1916 10989 D 48 KY INF
SANDERS, WILLIAM R. JANUARY 23, 1892 2156 E 81 IL INF
SILOER, NATHANIEL W. AUGUST 11, 1906 7537 M 8 IL INF-SP AM
SOWDERS, BENJAMIN E. NOVEMBER 5, 1903 6541 K 80 OH INF
STICHROAD, GEORGE S. OCTOBER 19, 1903 3838 D 55 KY INF
STICKROOD, GEORGE OCTOBER 15, 1901 3838 D 55 KY INF
STICKROUD, GEORGE DECEMBER 8, 1896 3838 D 55 KY INF
STRICKROAD, GEORGE SEPTEMBER 24, 1900 3838 D 55 KY INF
STUART, JOHN A. JULY 14, 1904 6767   US NAVY
TAYLOR, WILLIAM E. SEPTEMBER 19, 1905 7244   US NAVY
WATSON, WILLIAM M. JANUARY 27, 1900 5142 M 8 IL INF-SP AM
WHITE, JAMES SEPTEMBER 20, 1907 7874 G 1 IL LT ART
WHITE, WILLIAM OCTOBER 20, 1906 7602 I 81 IL INF

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WORLD WAR I VETERANS

BENEFIELD, Henry, Pvt, 123 Field Arty, 33 Div., July 29, 1921; buried in Sims Cemetery.

CHANDLER, Warren W., Co. H, 48 INF; buried in Bongard Cemetery.

CLENDENEN, Paul M., Alexander County, Cairo. Buried in Europe.

CLIFFORD, Leonard, d. World War I, July 1918, son of L.O. and Rosa L. Clifford. Leonard, was killed in World War I in July of 1918 and it is for him that the Clifford-Mills-Clendenen VFW Post 2649 of Cairo is named.

GOODMAN, Richard F., 14 AA BATTERY. Buried in Lindsey Cemetery.

LATHAN, Edgar E., Alexander County, Cache. Buried in Europe.

LOVELL, David J., Co. B, FA TRN BN. Buried in Lindsey Cemetery.

MILLER, Lloyd S., Co. I, 18 US INF. Buried in Lindsey Cemetery.

MOORE, Dan, Co, L, 48 INF. Buried in Lindsey Cemetery.

PORTER, William N., Co. B, ENGRS 22 DIV. Buried in Lindsey Cemetery.

PUTNICK, George William, b. 1902; d. 1944. He enlisted in the Marines at the age of 15.

WEIMAN, Paul E., Co. D, 3 US INF. Buried in Thebes Cemetery.

YATES, Chesley Wilburn, 159 DEP BRIG. Buried in Bongard Cemetery.

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1929 ILLINOIS ROLL OF HONOR

ALEXANDER COUNTY

Donated by Sara Hemp

Source: Illinois State Archives, created and donated by Fred Delap of Kansas, Illinois. Delap is a volunteer with the Edgar County Genealogical Society. He indexed the 1929 publication, ROLL OF HONOR, which contains the locations of the burial places of soldiers, sailors, marines, and army nurses who served in any of the wars of the United States and are buried in Illinois.

Abbreviations used in the 1929 Illinois Roll of Honor are: B=Black Hawk; R=Revolutionary War; C=Civil War; S=Spanish-American War; I=Indian War; W=World War I; M=Mexican War.

*Lindza Cemetery aka Lindsey; Elco aka Sims.

NAME WAR CO UNIT VOL-PG CEMETERY
ABERNATHIE, JOHN A. C A 15 IL CAV 1-55 LINDZA*
BERRY, GEORGE A.       1-56 PROVO
BOGER, JAMES C H 77 IL INF 1-54 ELCO*
BOWDEN, CHESTER       1-55 MOUNDS
BOYD, THOMAS H. C G 13 IL CAV 1-54 BEECH RIDGE
BRIDE, H.A.       1-56 ULLIN
BROWN, JAMES C B 42 USC INF 1-54 CAIRO
CHANDLER, WARREN W. W H 48 INF 1-54 BONGARD
CORCINE, ALFRED C G 77 IL INF 1-56 THEBES
CRAYTON, ALBERT       1-54 CAIRO
CRITE, ALEX C H 77 IL INF 1-54 ELCO*
DACRES, HARRY JAMES JR.       1-56 VILLA RIDGE
DAMRON, WILLIAM J. C E 18 IL INF 1-54 BANKARD
DENTON, CORNELIUS C F 50 IL INF 1-55 LINDZA*
DUNN, WARREN C G 77 IL INF 1-54 ELCO*
GALL, SEPIOUS     US NAVY 1-54 CAIRO
GOODMAN, RICHARD F. W   14 AA BAT 1-55 LINDZA*
HARVELL, WILLIAM C E 32 IL INF 1-55 PALMER
HAVELL, THOMAS J. C I 18 IL INF 1-55 PHILLIPS
HIXON, TULLY R.       1-54 BEECH GROVE
JONES, LUKE       1-55 NATIONAL
JONES, NATHAN       1-55 NATIONAL
JORDAN, ELIJAH C M 8 IL CAV 1-56 THEBES
JOURDEN, ALEX C G 77 IL INF 1-54 ELCO (Sims)
LARKIN, THOMAS       1-54 BEECH GROVE
LASLEY, PARVEY A.   I 1 US CAV 1-55 MOUNDS
LEAKE, GUY B. W E 16 IL CAV 1-54 BEECH GROVE
LOLLESS, ANDREW J. C G 130 IL INF 1-55 PHILLIPS
LOVELL, DAVID J. W B FA TRN BN 1-55 LINDZA*
MCDANIEL, JAMES N. S E 4 IL INF 1-55 OLIVE BRANCH
MCGEE, SAMUEL A. C H 15 IL CAV 1-55 LINDZA*
MILLER, LLOYD S. W I 18 US INF 1-55 LINDZA*
MOORE, DAN W L 48 INF 1-55 LINDZA*
PEARCE, DAVID Y. C F 31 IL INF 1-55 PHILLIPS
POLK, FRANK       1-55 MOUNDS
PORTER, WILLIAM N. W B ENGRS 22 DIV 1-55 LINDZA*
REAMS, THOMAS C F 29 IL INF 1-55 LINDZA*
RISELING, WILLIAM H. C K MS MAR BRIG 1-56 THEBES
ROBBS, JAMES C G 6 IL CAV 1-55 LINDZA*
SCHRAND, HUGH       1-56 THEBES
SNELL, RUDOLPH C D 154 IL INF 1-54 CAIRO
STEWART, FRANK       1-55 MOUNDS
STEWART, HENRY H.       1-55 MOUNDS
SWIDDY, JOHN C H 77 IL INF 1-54 ELCO*
TAYLOR, JAMES A. C F 46 IL INF 1-55 LINDZA*
THOMPSON, GEORGE W. C E 60 IL INF 1-54 HAZELWOOD
WARD, BURWELL C L 13 IL CAV 1-55 LINDZA*
WEIMAN, PAUL E. W D 3 US INF 1-56 THEBES
WILLARD, JOHN W. C H 81 IL INF 1-54 CUMINS
WISE, THEODORE JESSIE       1-55 MOUNDS
YATES, CHESLEY WILBURN W   159 DEP BRIG 1-54 BONGARD

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WORLD WAR II NAVY VETERAN

Photo contributed by J. C. McNelly



William Godfrey Macadoo (Mack) Jackson of Thebes was stationed with the United States Navy at Pearl Harbour, Hawaii when the Japanese attacked and blew up the Navy ship, ARIZONA.  Mack was blown off the ship and badly burned swimming through the fire to safety.  It is believed he suffered permanent tramatic stress syndrome from this.

 

World War II News from the Thebes area

Cairo Evening Citizen

Donated by Judy Simpson

Mr. and Mrs. Emile Schlamer of Thebes have received a letter from their son, Sgt. Louis Schlamer, who was in the invasion of Okinawa, that he has been sent back to the Philippines where his brother, Sgt. Emile Schlamer is stationed. They visited with each other. This was the first time they had seen each other in over two years.
Sgt. Emile Schlamer, son of Mr. and Mrs. Emile Schlamer of Thebes has been transferred from New Guinea to Luzon. A brother, Sgt. Gerald Schlamer has returned to Camp Gorden, Ga, after spending a 12 day furlough with his parents.
Pvt. Kenneth D. Calvert, son of Mr. and Mrs. K. D. Calvert of Thebes is now stationed at Camp Shelby, Mississippi.
Sgt. Emile Schlamer, Sgt. Gerald Schlamer and S/Sgt Louis Schlamer, sons of Mrs. Emile Schlamer of Thebes have returned home with discharges. Sgt. Emile Schlamer spent five years in the service, 27 months of which was overseas; Sgt. Gerald Schlamer spent four years and four months in the service. S/Sgt Louis Schlamer spent three years and four months, 18 months of which was overseas.

Letter Home With Envelope

Contributed by J. C. McNelly

To:  Mrs. Oscar Thompson
Thebes, Illinois

From:  Sgt. Chester Thompson
CO D 5th INF
APO 360
c/o POSTMASTER NEW YORK, NY

Dear Folks

    I wrote you and Frances a letter day before yesterday.  I hope these letters are getting through.  I told you all that my out fit was with the 7th army & we went into combat about two wks ago at St. Louis, France.  I hope you all are keeping up on the news.  These Nazi xxxxxxx are really on the run & I hope we can keep 'em that way.

    I got a letter from Joan Williams the other day.  I wish you would write her & tell her that I will write her when I can get the time.  I was very glad to get her letter.  I'll write again when I can get the time, so don't worry.

    Love to all, Check



ANOTHER LETTER FROM CHECK

Contributed by J. C. McNelly

To:  Mrs. Oscar Thompson
Thebes, Illinois

From:  Sgt. Chester Thompson
Co. D, 574 Inf.
APO 360
c/o Postmaster New York, N.Y.

April 24, '45

Hello Folks:
    I'm still in this same hospital but maybe we will move tomorrow.  Just keep sending your mail to my old outfit.  I'll see if the chaplain can get my mail when I get to the other hospital.  I haven't had mail for the past three weeks.
    I told you we were with the 7th army & we joined the 3rd army (marked out) of March didn't I?  After two weeks we are allowed to speak of the news we made.  We first started out at (marked out) France you know.  Then the (marked out) Div. took (marked out) France on our left.  We then went through there.  From there we took our first big city of Sphere, Germany.  Then we took (marked out) Germany near (marked out).  Remember that?  Then we joined Gen. Patton's 3rd army and we crossed the Rhine River without a shot fired on us.  I'm speaking of just the big towns.  You know these dirty (expletive) hide in the woods too.  I'll write again tomorrow so be good & write me often.  Love to all, Check




WORLD WAR II POSTCARD

On the back it says, "Issued by the U. S. Treasury Department, War Savings Staff"

WORLD WAR II CASUALTIES FROM ALEXANDER COUNTY

http://genealogytrails.com/ill/acww2.htm

KOREAN WAR DEAD FROM ALEXANDER COUNTY

http://genealogytrails.com/ill/il_korean_dead.htm

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