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31st IL Inf, Co K

Donated by Andrew Butcher


The Thirty-first Regiment of Illinois Infantry, except Companies I and K, was mainly composed of men from the southern part of the State, the counties of Williamson, Perry, Franklin, Jackson, Johnson, Saline and Union furnishing the larger number. Its rendezvous was Camp Dunlap, Jacksonville, Illinois; but it was organized at Cairo by John A. Logan, and was there mustered into the service by Captain Pitcher, U.S.A., on the 18th of September, 1861, and went into camp of instruction in the Brigade of General McClernand.


KING, Freeman Pvt; Muster in: Murphysboro, IL., Muster out: Springfield, IL

RE: Illinois Civil War Muster and Descriptive Rolls Database

Name: KING, FREEMAN

Rank: PVT Company K Unit 18 IL US INF

Personal Characteristics:

Residence: MURPHYSBORO, JACKSON CO, IL Age: 20 Height: 6' Hair: DARK

Eyes: GRAY Complexion: DARK : SINGLE Occupation: FARMER

Nativity: SOMERSETT CO, PA

Service Record

Joined When: MAY 28, 1861 Joined Where: ANNA, IL

Joined By Whom: N/A Period :3 YRS

Muster In: MAY 28, 1861 Muster In Where: ANNA, IL

Muster In By Whom: N/A Muster Out: Apr 1864

Muster Out Where: Springfield, IL Muster Out By Whom: N/A

Remarks: (See bio of 18th IL Inf Regt ) RE: Illinois Adjutant General's Report

Regimental and Unit Histories,

Containing Reports for the Years 1861 1866.

Died 4 Apr 1927--Buried Camp Creek cemetery, Jackson Co IL. 

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