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Coles County, Illinois

Military Records

Revolutionary War
Revolutionary War Soldiers in Coles Co.


War of 1812
War of 1812 Pension Application for Isaiah Heddins


Black Hawk War
Black Hawk War Soldiers - 1832


Mexican War
List of Mexican War Volunteers from Coles - published in the June 1846 newspaper


Civil War

Coles Co. Soldiers of the 97th Infantry
- with an Address to the Volunteers by Victor Fivquain, Colonel

History of the 123rd IL Infantry

Roster of the 123rd Infantry
Field and Staff -- Company A -- Company B -- Company C -- Company D -- Company E
Company F -- Company G -- Company H -- Company I -- Company K
Muster Roll on some Co. K Soldiers

List of Dead, Wounded and Missing Men of the 123rd After the Perryville, KY Battle

List of Dead, Wounded and Missing Men of the 123rd After the Battle of Chickamauga

List of Dead & Wounded of the 123rd After the Battle of Selma, Ala.

History of the 8th IL Infantry
Muster Roll of Company C Soldiers

Letter home from James DeJarnett Jones with a list of 8th IL Infantry survivors

Muster Roll of Captain St. John's Company of 100 Days' Men

Coles County Civil War Soldiers of Missouri Units

Coles Co. Soldiers Imprisoned at Andersonville

1862-63 Military Census

Military Newspaper Items

Riot at Charleston - March 28, 1864

Letter home from James E. Curry, Civil War Soldier

Post Civil War

Pension Papers

Elston Wright from the 123rd, Co. K
Joseph Bennett Nicholson
James A. Balch
Military Record of
George M. McKnight

Civil War Remembrances of William Thomas Hunt, told to and written by Wealtha Etta Hunt Goben.
This is located on my Jasper County website, but deals with Coles Co. folks too.
Plus, it's a really interesting story about Civil War times from the soldier's point of view....

21st Infantry Reunion of 1891

Reunion Picture of the 123rd Infantry - taken c. 1918

1883 Census of Pensioners on the Roll

Residents of the Soldiers and Sailors Home

List of Burials of Men of Company K, 123rd


Spanish American War


World War 1


World War 2
Honor Roll of Army and Air Force Casualties


Korean War
Honor Roll of Casualties


Vietnam War
Honor Roll of Casualties


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