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81st Illinois US Infantry Volunteers

A list of men from Murphysboro, Jackson County, Illinois, who served with the 81st Illinois US Infantry Volunteers and died in the Civil War. The names were compiled from the www.ilsos.gov web site while I was researching my family history (William Blackwood and Mack Blackwood, both of Murphysboro, Ill and served with Company B, 81st Illinois regiment.)

Donated by Herman Brown

Chronological order of deaths

Murphysboro, Jackson County, Illinois

This includes those from the 81st Illinois Infantry

List includes name, date of death, and location

1862

1. William Cashe, 8 OCT 1862, at Cairo

1863

2. Walter Hagler, 18 JAN 1863 at Memphis

3. William Jacobs, 19 JAN 1863 at Jefferson Barracks

4. George Hagler, 21 JAN 1863 at Memphis

5. John Holt, 3 FEB 1863 at Keokul, LA

6. Benjamin Upton, 8 FEB 1863 at Memphis

7. William Holder, 15 FEB 1863 at Memphis

8. James Jukes, 25 FEB 1863 at Memphis

9. Russell M. Winchester, 3 MAR 1863 at Memphis

10. George W. Trip, 26 MAR 1863 at Lagrange, TN

11. J. J. Brewster, 30 APRIL 1963, at Lake Providence, LA

12. Aden Holder, 19 MAY 1963 at Providence, LA

13 Charles M. Cromwell, 5 JUNE 1863

14. John Lype, 28 JUNE 1863 at Vicksburg

15. John Hiller, 11 JULY 1963 at St. Louis

16. William G. Arms, 4 AUG 1863, died at home

17. Abram Hiller, 8 AUG 1863 at Vicksburg

18. William Kanada, 12 AUG 1863 at Vicksburg

19. Lafayette Hampton, 31 AUG 1863 at Bayou Mason, LA

20. Holden Brantley, 9 OCT 1863, at Humbolt, TN

21. Van Peters, 16 NOV 1863 at Vicksburg

22. Stephen Golliher, 24 DEC 1863 at Vicksburg

1864

23. John Foster, 30 JAN 1864 at Vicksburg

24. Harrison Lype, 12 AUG 1864 at Marietta, GA

25. William R. Keys, 21 JULY 1864 at Vicksburg

26. Isaac A. Winchester, 17 OCT 1864 at Memphis

1865

27. Henry C. Walston, 9 JAN 1865

28. Henry S. Reynolds, 14 Feb. 1865 at Memphis

29. John Hinchlift, 29 FEB 1865 at Andersonville, GA, prison

30. William Henson, 11 MAR 1865 at Memphis

31. Robert Rowen, 12 JUNE 1865 at Memphis

On a personal note, William Blackwood was captured on June 10, 1864 during battle at Bryce Cross Roads near Gun Town, Mississippi. Blackwood was a 33-year-old farmer who volunteered in 1862. His younger brother, Mack Blackwood, was at the same battle, but was not captured. William Blackwood was released on July 11, 1865.

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