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History of 145th Inf

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Colonel, George W. Lackey, Bloomington, June 9, 1864, Mustered out Sept 23 1864
Lieutenant Colonel, Rufus C. Crampton, Jacksonville, June 9, 1864, Mustered out Sept 23 1864
Major, John W. Bear, Decatur, June 9, 1864, Mustered out Sept 23 1864
Adjutant, John W. Morris, Bloomington, June 9, 1864, Mustered out Sept 23 1864
Quartermaster, James T. Snell, Clinton, May 30, 1864, Mustered out Sept 23 1864
Surgeon, Robert W. McMahon, Chenoa, June 9, 1864, Mustered out Sept 23 1864
First Asst Surgeon, Henry W. Boyd, Chicago, June 9, 1864, Mustered out Sept 23 1864
Second Asst Surgeon, William H. Hess, Homer, June 18, 1864, Mustered out Sept 23 1864
Chaplain, John C. Hanna, Bloomington, June 20, 1864, Mustered out Sept 23 1864

Non Commissioned Staff

Rank, Name, Residence, Enlistment, Remarks
Sergeant Major, James A. Brown, Jacksonville, May 7, 1864, Mustered out Sept 23 1864
Q.M. Sergeant, William N. Rutledge, Bloomington, May 4, 1864, Mustered out Sept 23 1864
Commis Sergeant, Irenus O. Conklin, Clinton, Apr 30 , 1864, Mustered out Sept 23 1864
Hospital Steward, Barlett J. Burke, Hopedale, May 2, 1864, Mustered out Sept 23 1864
Principal Musician, Benjamin Hickok, Carlisle, May 21, 1864, Died Rolla, MO Sept 7,  64
Principal Musician, William W. Dunham, Waynesville, May 11, 1864, Mustered out Sept 23 1864

The One Hundred and Forty-fifth Infantry was mustered into the United States service at
Camp Butler, June 9, 1864.  Strength, 880.  Departed for the field June 12, 1864.  Was
mustered out at Camp Butler September 23, 1864.

One Hundred Day Men

Early in the spring of 1864 the government of the Northwestern States, namely:  Ohio, Indiana, Illinois and Ohio, believing that the rebellion was nearing its close, and desiring to aid the Government in every way possible, tendered to the President a volunteer force of 85,000 one hundred-day men, to relieve the veteran soldiers from guard duty at our forts, arsenals and elsewhere. Of this number Illinois furnished thirteen regiments and two battalions.

Speaking of the service performed by the hundred-day troops, Governor Yates, in his last annual message, paid them a high and deserved compliment in these words:

Our regiments under this call performed indispensable and invaluable services in Kentucky, Tennessee and Missouri, relieving garrisons of veteran troops who were sent to the front, took part in the Atlanta campaign, several of them also composing a part of that glorious army that has penetrated the very vitals of the rebellion and plucked some of the brightest laurels that this heroic age has woven for a patriotic soldier. Five out of the one hundred-day regiments, after their term of service had expired, voluntarily extended their engagements with the Government, and marched to the relief of the gallant and able Resecrans, who, at the head of an inadequate and poorly appointed army, was contending against fearful odds for the preservation of St. Louis and the safety of Missouri. The officers and soldiers of these regiments evinced the highest soldierly qualities and fully sustained the proud record our veterans have ever attained in the field, and the State and Country owe them lasting gratitude, and we have in a great degree to attribute our success in Virginia and Georgia to the timely organization and efficient services of the one hundred-day volunteers furnished by all of said States. The President has, by order, returned them the tanks of the Government and the Nation for the service thus rendered, and accords the full measure of praise to them as our supporters and defenders in the rear, to which the regular reserve force of large armies are always entitled.

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