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Illinois Spanish–American War Veterans
from Boone County




NAME

RANK

COMPANY

UNIT

RESIDENCE

HOLLISTER, BERT

PVT

L

6 IL INF

BELVIDERE

SNYDER, DELL

PVT

G

3 IL INF

BELVIDERE

LEE, EDWARD

PVT

K

8 IL INF

BOONE CO





Illinois Mexican War Veterans Enlisted at Belvidere


NAME OF VETERAN

RANK

COMPANY

REGIMENT

PLACE OF ENLISTMENT

KOTER, DITHERIK PVT E 2 IL FOOT BELVIDER
ALLEN, CONOLLY S PVT E 2 IL FOOT BELVIDERE
ALLEN, SIMON PVT E 2 IL FOOT BELVIDERE
ANDREWS, LYMAN 1LT E 2 IL FOOT BELVIDERE
APPLEHOFF, ADOLPHUS PVT E 2 IL FOOT BELVIDERE
ASTROP, JOHN PVT E 2 IL FOOT BELVIDERE
BEECHAM, GEORGE PVT E 2 IL FOOT BELVIDERE
BENSON, LEROY CPL E 2 IL FOOT BELVIDERE
BOWMAN, IRA PVT E 2 IL FOOT BELVIDERE
BRENAN, MICHAEL PVT E 2 IL FOOT BELVIDERE
BURLINGAME, RHODES PVT E 2 IL FOOT BELVIDERE
BURTON, BURWELL PVT E 2 IL FOOT BELVIDERE
BUSH, WILLIAM CPL E 2 IL FOOT BELVIDERE
COLEMAN, JOHN PVT E 2 IL FOOT BELVIDERE
COX, ROBERT L PVT E 2 IL FOOT BELVIDERE
CUNNIMAN, FREDERICK PVT E 2 IL FOOT BELVIDERE
DENNIS, GEORGE PVT E 2 IL FOOT BELVIDERE
DOYLE, DANIEL PVT E 2 IL FOOT BELVIDERE
DOYLE, MOSES SGT E 2 IL FOOT BELVIDERE
DUNSING, HENRY PVT E 2 IL FOOT BELVIDERE
DURKIN, FREDERICK PVT E 2 IL FOOT BELVIDERE
DUVALL, AUGUSTUS PVT E 2 IL FOOT BELVIDERE
FULLER, JAMES E PVT E 2 IL FOOT BELVIDERE
GEOTCHIUS, SYLVANIUS M 1LT E 2 IL FOOT BELVIDERE
GIESE, HENRY PVT E 2 IL FOOT BELVIDERE
GILMORE, JAMES W PVT E 2 IL FOOT BELVIDERE
GRANGER, HENRY A CPL E 2 IL FOOT BELVIDERE
HANLON,JOHN PVT E 2 IL FOOT BELVIDERE
HARRAN, JOHN PVT E 2 IL FOOT BELVIDERE
HARRISON, JOHN C PVT E 2 IL FOOT BELVIDERE
HAWES, SOLOMON PVT E 2 IL FOOT BELVIDERE
HAYWOOD, WILLIAM 2LT E 2 IL FOOT BELVIDERE
HOLCOMB, ROMAN P MUS E 2 IL FOOT BELVIDERE
HYDE, WILLIAM PVT E 2 IL FOOT BELVIDERE
IRISH, JOHN F PVT E 2 IL INF BELVIDERE
JOEL, JOHN SGT E 2 IL INF BELVIDERE
JOHNSON, THOMAS PVT E 2 IL FOOT BELVIDERE
JUDY, ANDREW PVT E 2 IL FOOT BELVIDERE
KASTERS, THEODORE PVT E 2 IL FOOT BELVIDERE
KEENAN, JOHN PVT E 2 IL FOOT BELVIDERE
KENNEDY, JAMES L SGT E 2 IL FOOT BELVIDERE
KINGSLEY, DE WITT C PVT E 2 IL FOOT BELVIDERE
KODLING, WILLIAM K PVT E 2 IL INF BELVIDERE
LEWIS, ELISHA 2LT E 2 IL FOOT BELVIDERE
LEWIS, ELISHA AACS HQ 2 IL FOOT BELVIDERE
LEWIS, JAMES H PVT E 2 IL FOOT BELVIDERE
LOOP, EDGAR S PVT E 2 IL FOOT BELVIDERE
LOOP, MURRAY PVT E 2 IL FOOT BELVIDERE
LOWER, JOHN CPL E 2 IL FOOT BELVIDERE
LYNCH, WILLIAM PVT E 2 IL FOOT BELVIDERE
MANSON, JOHN M PVT E 2 IL FOOT BELVIDERE
MC WORTER, MATTHEW SGT E 2 IL FOOT BELVIDERE
MIER, JOHN PVT E 2 IL FOOT BELVIDERE
MILLER, REUBEN PVT E 2 IL FOOT BELVIDERE
MILLER, SAMUEL H PVT E 2 IL FOOT BELVIDERE
MILLS, JOHN J PVT E 2 IL FOOT BELVIDERE
MOORE, WILLIAM PVT E 2 IL FOOT BELVIDERE
MULLERY, JOHN PVT E 2 IL FOOT BELVIDERE
MURPHY, PETER PVT E 2 IL FOOT BELVIDERE
MYERS, ABRAHAM PVT E 2 IL FOOT BELVIDERE
OATES, THOMAS 1LT E 2 IL FOOT BELVIDERE
OSWALD, WILLIAM H PVT E 2 IL FOOT BELVIDERE
PHELPS, ALANSON H PVT E 2 IL FOOT BELVIDERE
POOK, JOHN SGT E 2 IL FOOT BELVIDERE
REAMS, JOHN PVT E 2 IL FOOT BELVIDERE
RICE, ALEXANDER CPL E 2 IL FOOT BELVIDERE
ROGERS, JOHN PVT E 2 IL FOOT BELVIDERE
ROLLINS, CHARLES PVT E 2 IL FOOT BELVIDERE
RUSSELL, FRANCIS A PVT E 2 IL FOOT BELVIDERE
SCHWATKIN, GERARD H PVT E 2 IL FOOT BELVIDERE
SCHWATKIN, JOHN PVT E 2 IL FOOT BELVIDERE
SHEARER, ALVIN PVT E 2 IL FOOT BELVIDERE
SHEPARD, DAVID N PVT E 2 IL FOOT BELVIDERE
SHEPARD, WILLIAM CPT E 2 IL FOOT BELVIDERE
SHERWOOD, JACKSON A PVT E 2 IL FOOT BELVIDERE
SMITH, MATTHEW SGT E 2 IL FOOT BELVIDERE
SPONABLE, WILLIAM PVT E 2 IL FOOT BELVIDERE
SULLIVAN, DAVID E PVT E 2 IL FOOT BELVIDERE
SUTTON, EBBERT PVT E 2 IL FOOT BELVIDERE
SWIFT, WARREN PVT E 2 IL FOOT BELVIDERE
TAYLOR, NATHAN SGT E 2 IL FOOT BELVIDERE
THOMAS, JOHN P PVT E 2 IL FOOT BELVIDERE
TIMONEY, THOMAS D 1LT E 2 IL FOOT BELVIDERE
TOWNER, HIRAM G PVT E 2 IL FOOT BELVIDERE
VAN DYKE, FREDERICK MUS E 2 IL FOOT BELVIDERE
WARD, ALFRED PVT E 2 IL FOOT BELVIDERE
WARD, JOHN C PVT E 2 IL FOOT BELVIDERE
WHEELER, JOHN L PVT E 2 IL FOOT BELVIDERE
WHITBACK, JASPER PVT E 2 IL FOOT BELVIDERE
WHITMAN, GEORGE S CPL E 2 IL FOOT BELVIDERE
WHITMORE, OLIVER B CPL E 2 IL FOOT BELVIDERE
WYDE, GEORGE PVT E 2 IL FOOT BELVIDERE
YOUNG, JOSEPH A PVT E 2 IL FOOT BELVIDERE

Mexican American War
Illinois Second Regiment
Company “E”

By Martin W. Johnson

The Mexican War took place in the years of 1846 to 1848. There had been many disagreements for two decades that led up to the war Texas in 1835 revolted against the Mexican control and formed the Republic of Texas. Texas claimed the land to the Rio Grande. Then there was a request that Mexico was to pay the American citizens three million dollars to make up for lives and property lost in Mexico through the revolution, theft, and confiscation since the 1820’s. By the 1840’s the American’s were demanding that the United States collect these debts by force. President Polk decided that the United States would pay Mexico 25 million dollars and cancel all claims for damages, if Mexico would accept the Rio Grande boundary and sell New Mexico and California to the United States. Afraid of showing weakness they did not accept. On May 13, 1846, Congress declared war after there had been a small regiment of United States soldiers defeated by a larger body of Mexicans.

This is a listing of the soldiers in the Illinois Second Regiment Company “E’ that fought in the Mexican War. There were a lot of soldiers from Belvidere in this unit.

Name and Rank

Place of Enlistment

Enrolled

Remarks

Captain

     
William Shepard Belvidere, Illinois June 4, 1847  

First Lieutenants

     
Thomas Oates Belvidere, Illinois “ Died at San Juan, Mexico, Oct 2, 1847
Lyman Andrews “ “ Elect’d (from 2d Lt.) Oct. 1847; died Mar. 11, 1848
Thomas D. Timoney “ “ App’d Dec. 24 1847; elec’d Mar. 1847; died Apr 16, 1848
Sylv’us M. Geotchius “ “ App’d Sergt. Mar. 22, 1848; elec’d 1st Lt. Apr. 25, 1848

Second Lieutenants

     
William Haywood “ “ Supp’d resigned; left at Jalapa, sick, Mar. 14, 1848
Elisha Lewis “ “  

Sergeants

     
John Pook “ “ Appointed from Corporal March 12, 1848
John Joel “ “ Appointed from Private February 7, 1848
Moses Doyle “ “ Appointed from Private April 30, 1848

Corporals

     
Leroy Benson “ “ Appointed from private December, 1848
William Bush “ “ Appointed from private April 30, 1848
George S. Whiteman “ “ Appointed from private April 30, 1848
John Lower “ “ Appointed from private April 30, 1848

Privates

     
Bowman, Ira “ “  
Burton, Burwell “ “  
Cox, Robert L. “ “  
Dewey, George S. St. Charles, Illinois Mar. 1848  
Dennis, George Belvidere, Illinois June 1847  
Durkin, Frederick “ “  
Harrison, John C. “ “  
Hanlon, John “ “  
Irish, John F. “ “  
Judy, Andrew “ July 1847  
Jones, Thomas C. Chicago, Illinois Apr. 1848  
Kellogg, Lockwood Chicago, Illinois Feb. 1848  
Kingsley, DeWitt C. Belvidere, Illinois June 1847  
Keenan, John “ “  
Katers, Theodore “ “  
Lynch, William “ “  
Miller, Rueben “ “  
Mier, John “ “  
Murphy, Peter “ “  
Mullery John “ “  
Moore, William “ “  
Rose, William L.      
Pearsall, Philetus      
Smith, Frank Chicago, Illinois Feb. 1848  
Shearer, Alvin Belvidere, Illinois June 1847  
Shepard, David N. “ “  
Schwatkin, John “ “  
Thomas, John P “ “  
Worrell, John Chicago, Illinois Feb. 1847  
 

DIED

Sergeants

     
Matthew Smith Belvidere, Illinois June 4, 1847 Died at Jalapa, Mex., Dec. 21, 1847
Nathan Taylor “ “ Died at Jalapa, Mex., Feb. 6, 1848

Corporals

     
Oliver B. Whitmore “ “ Died at National Bridge, Nov. 5, 1847
Alexander Rice “ “ Died at Jalapa, Mex., Dec. 29, 1847
Henry A. Granger “ “ Died at Jalapa, Mex., Jan. 19, 1848

Musicians

     
Roman P. Holcomb “ “ Died at Jalapa, Mex., Dec. 21,1847
Frederick Van Dyke “ July 1, 1847 Died at Jalapa, Mex., Dec. 12, 1847

Privates

     
Astrop, John Belvidere, Illinois June 4, 1847 Died at Jalapa, Mex., Jan 25, 1848
Allen, Conolly S. “ “ Died at Jalapa, Mex., Dec. 20 1847
Allen, Simon “ “ Died at Jalapa, Mex., Feb. 14, 1848
Applehoff, Adolphus “ “ Died at Jalapa, Mex., Nov. 27, 1847
Beecham, George “ “ Died at Jalapa, Mex., Dec. 26, 1847
Brown, Charles Chicago, Illinois Feb. 1848 Died at New Orleans, La., July 4, 1848
Brenan, Michael Belvidere, Illinois June 1847 Died at Puebla, Mex., May 5, 1848
Cunniman, Frederick “ “ Died at Puebla, Mex., May 28, 1848
Doyle, Daniel “ “ Died at Jalapa, Mex., Jan. 9, 1848
Fuller, James E. “ “ Died at Vera Cruz, Mex., Dec. 4, 1847
Harran, John “ “ Died at Vera Cruz, Mex., Nov. 11, 1847
Hawes, Solomon “ “ Died at Jalapa, Mex., Dec. 13, 1847
Hyde, William “ “ Died at Vera Cruz, Mex., Nov 15, 1847
Kraaganger, Wm Alton, Illinois Aug. 1847 Died at Puebla, May 19, 1848 murd’d by Mexic’ns
Kodling, William K. Belvidere, Illinois June 1847 Died at Vera Cruz, Mex., Dec. Nov.22, 1847
Johnson, Thomas “ “ Died at Puebla, Mex., April, 15, 1848
Lewis, James H. “ “ Died at Jalapa, Mex., Jan. 7, 1848
Manson, John M. “ “ Died at New Orleans, La., Nov. 8, 1847
Mills, John J. “ “ Died at Jalapa, Mex., Dec. 17, 1847
Miller, Samuel H. “ “ Died at Jalapa, Mex., Dec 23, 1847
Myers, Abraham “ “ Died at Jalapa, Mex., Dec. 25, 1847
Oswald, William H. “ “ Died at Puebla, Mex., May 19, 1848
Phelps, Alanson H. “ “ Died at Jalapa, Mex., Jan. 13, 1848
Phelps, Elisha Alton, Illinois Aug. 1847 Died at Puebla, Mex., May 10, 1848
Rollins, Charles Belvidere, Ill June 1847 Died at National Bridge, Mex., Nov. 10 1847
Robinson, George Chicago, Illinois Mar. 1848 Died at St. Louis, Mo. July 14, 1848; drowned
Reams, John Belvidere, Illinois June 1847 Died at Jalapa, Mex., Nov. 10 1847
Sullivan, David E. “ “ Died at Jalapa, Mex., Dec. 22, 1847
Schwatkin, Gerard H. “ “ Died at Jalapa, Mex., Jan 3, 1848
Swift, Warren “ “ Died at Jalapa, Mex., Dec. 25, 1847
Sponable, William “ “ Died at Jalapa, Mex., Dec 30, 1847
Ward, John C. “ “ Died at Jalapa, Mex., Dec. 12, 1847
Whitback, Jasper “ “ Died at Jalapa, Mex., May 19, 1848
Young, Joseph A. “ July 1847 Died at Vera Cruz, Mex., Oct. 29 1847
 

DESERTED

Burlingame, Rhodes Belvidere June 4, 1847 Deserted at New Orleans Aug. 24, 1847
Dunsing, Henry “ “ Deserted at New Orleans Aug. 24, 1847
Koter, Ditherick “ June 5, 1847 Deserted at New Orleans Aug. 21, 1847
Sutton, Ebbert “ June 4, 1847 Deserted at New Orleans Jan. 15, 1848

DISCHARGED

Sergeants

     
James L. Kennedy Belvidere, Illinois June 4, 1847 Discharged at New Orleans, La., June 11, 1849
Matthew McWorter “ “ Discharged at Vera Cruz, Mex., Jan. 3, 1848

Privates

     
Duvall, Augustus “ “ Left at V. Cruz Hosp. Sept. 1847 supp’d disch.
Giese, Henry “ “ Disch at Jalapa, Mex., Jan. 11, 1848
Gilmore James W. “ “ Disch at Jalapa, Mex., Jan 11, 1848
Loop, Murray “ “ Disch at Jalapa, Mex., Dec. 19, 1847
Loop, Edgar S. “ “ Disch at New Orleans, La., June 1848
Russell, Francis A. “ “ Disch at Jalapa, Mex., Feb. 21, 1848
Rogers, John “ “ Disch at Jalapa, Mex., Jan 11, 1848
Sherwood, Jackson A. “ ‘ Disch at New Orleans, La, June 1848
Towner, Hiram G. “ June 27, 1847 Disch at New Orleans, La., June 1848
Ward, Alfred “ June 4, 1847 Disch at New Orleans, La., Mar 15, 1848
Wheeler John L “ “ Disch at Jalapa, Mex., Jan. 11, 1848
Wyde, George “ June 7, 1847 Disch at New Orleans, La., June, 1847

MISSING

John Coleman Belvidere, Illinois June 4, 1847 Lost on march from Puebla to era Cruz June, 1848; supposed captured.

This company was discharged on July 24, 1848, at Alton, Illinois.

Sources:
World Book Encyclopedia, Mexican War
1902 Illinois Adjutant Generals Report; volume 9, roll no. 97840 at Ida Public Library History Room.



Boone County Residents in the Soldiers' and Sailors' Home (1887–1916)


NAME

COUNTY

DATE ADMITTED

NUMBER

COMPANY

UNIT

ANDREWS, OSCAR BOONE AUGUST 26, 1898 4543 E 95 IL INF
BENNETT, GEORGE S BOONE May 21, 1906 7465 G 95 IL INF
CASS, CHARLES N BOONE August 3, 1904 6800 B 15 IL INF
DONAIRE, JULES BOONE September 15, 1906 7571 B 15 IL INF
DUNHAM, EDWIN A BOONE JUNE 3, 1892 2248 M 1 IA CAV
ELSWORTH, EUGENE BOONE September 7, 1908 8287 K 95 IL INF
HODGES, HENRY BOONE October 11, 1905 7256 H 74 IL INF
HOWARD, JOHN M BOONE July 24, 1906 7511 HQ 156 IL INF
LOING, ERASMUS D BOONE July 27, 1912 9825 B 1 OR CAV
MCMILLAN, EDWARD BOONE March 13, 1913 9969 A 95 IL INF
MEADE, EDGAR BOONE October 25, 1908 8364 E 50 NY ENG
ROLON, ARTEMUS BOONE September 25, 1912 9856 K 95 IL INF
ROLON, LUCINDA BOONE September 25, 1912 523    
SMITH, HARRISON F BOONE January 7, 1909 8467 K 65 IL INF
SULLIVAN, DENNIS BOONE July 15, 1901 5606 F 45 IL INF
WALLACE, EDWIN A BOONE MARCH 17, 1898 4291 B 15 IL INF
WALLACE, JONATHON D BOONE JANUARY 22, 1889 1122 K 88 IL INF



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