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34th Infantry - Dixon Volunteers
Contributed by Joan Achille


The 34th Illinois Infantry Volunteers was organized at Camp Butler, Sep 7 1861, by Col. E. N. Kirk. October 2, moved to Lexington, KY and from thence to Lousiville, and then to Camp Nevin, KY where it ramained until Feb 14. Was hotly engaged in the battle of Shiloh losing Maj. Levanway and 15 men killed, and 112 wounded. Moved to Iuka and Florence. Crossed the river at that place and moved to Athens, Huntersville, and Stevenson, Ala. Was encamped over a month at Battle Creek. From thence marched to Lousiville, KY arriving Sep 27 1862. Oct 1 1862 left Louisville for Frankfort. Oct 4 ws engaged in a skirmish at Claysville, KY. From Frankfort moved to Nashville. Nov 27 had a skirmish at Lavergne. Regiment remained in camp five miles southeast of Nashville until Dec 26 1862. Dec 27 had encounter with the enemy while approaching Triune. 29th moved toward Murfreesboro. 30th took position at extreme right of Union lines. 31st the enemy attached the regiment in overwhelming force, driving it back on the main line; many of the regiment was captured. Loss--killed 21, wounded 93, missing 66. During the three days following the 34th did guard duty.

June 25th the regiment took part in a battle near Liberty Gap, losing 3 killed and 26 wounded. the regiment was now in the 20th Army Corps. On the 26th moved to Manchester entering Tullahoma on the morning of July 1st. Aug 10, moved to Bellefonte, Ala. The 34th was detailed as provost guard. 30th moved to Caxertain's Fery, on the Tennessee River. Here the regiment was left to guard the pontoon bridge. Sept 18 , moved the boats to Battle Creek. Oct 20 1863 moved to Anderson's Cross Roads in Sequatchie Valley. Nov. 8 moved to Harrison's Landing on Tennessee River. Arrived at Chattanooga the 15th and camped on Moccasin point. Nov. 25th ordered to join the Brigade on the battlefield of Chattanooga. Moved by Chickamauga Station--met the retreating enemy near Graysville, and was engaged about half an hour. 28th moved back to Chat- tanooga where those unable to march were put in camp; the remained of the regiment moving on the expedition into East Tenn., as far as Loudon, where the 34th were detailed to fun a grist mill, grinding corn and wheat fort the Division.

Returned to Chattanooga arriving Dec. 19, 1863. Dec. 22 the 34th was mustered as a Veteran organization. Received veteran furlough and rendezvoused at Dixon, Ill, arriving Jan 21 1864. Feb 28th strted to Chattanooga, arriving Mar 17, and moved out tojoin the Second Brigade in camp near Roseville, Georgia. Mustered out July 12 1865, at Louisville, KY. Arrived at Chicago July 16, for final payment and discharge.

LEVANWAY, Charles N. Sep 07 1861 Maj. Killed at Shiloh April 7, 1863
WOOD, Henry D. Sep 07 1861 Sgt. Maj. Promoted Adjutant
BEAL, Marcus Mar 10 1865 Co A Recruit Mustered out Jul. 12, 1865
BEAL, Alpheus Mar 06 1865 Co A Recruit Mustered out Jul 12 1865
CRYGLER, Isaac Mar 10 1865 Co A Recruit Mustered out Jul 12 1865
KEISTER, Frederick Mar 13 1865 Co A Recruit Mustered out Jul 12 1865
LOUER, George Mar 13 1865 Co A Recruit Mustered out Jul 12 1865
MERRICK, David Feb 23 1864 Co A Recruit Died at Chattanooga TN
PRATT, Truman L. Sep 07 1861 Co D Capt. Resigned Aug 18 1862 1st Lt
WOOD, William S. Sep 07 1861 Co D Recruit Promoted Capt. 1862, Resigned Apr 14 1865
FORSYTH, Francis Sep 07 1861 Co D Sgt. Promoted 2nd Lt. 1862, 1st Lt 1864
FULLER, Henry E. Sep 07 1861 Co D Cpl. Re-enlist Vet. Wouded, Mustered out Jul 12 1864
BRINHAM, John Sep 07 1861 Co D Pvt Deserted Oct 1 1863
CARVER, P.B. Sep 07 1861 Co D Pvt
CRAWFORD, John Sep 07 1861 Co D Pvt Died at Camp Nevins KY Dec 31 1861
ERHMAN, George Sep 07 1861 Co D Pvt Killed at Bentonville NC Mar 19 1864
FIRICHS, Henry Sep 07 1861 Co D Pvt
GROGAN, James Sep 07 1861 Co D Pvt Re-enlist Vet. died Dixon IL Dec 31 1864 Wounds
HUMMERSTON, George Sep 07 1861 Co D Pvt Died at Nashville TN
HEALION, Joseph Sep 07 1861 Co D Pvt Re-enlist Vet., Mustered ou Jul 12 1863 Cpl
KILLEEN, Michael Sep 07 1861 Co D Pvt
LOHR, William J. Sep 07 1861 Co D Pvt Re-enlist Vet. Mustered out Jul 12 1865
MORRIS, Furman Sep 07 1861 Co D Pvt Discharge Feb 29 1864, disability
McBRIDE, John Sep 07 1861 Co D Pvt Re-enlist Vet. Mustered out Jul 12 1865
MONTGOMERY, Henry Sep 07 1861 Co D Pvt Mustered out Sep 12 1864
PERRY, Gould H. Sep 07 1861 Co D Pvt Re-enlist Vet. Mustered out Jul 12 1865 Cpl
PEEKS, Henry Sep 07 1861 Co D Pvt
PIERCE, George Sep 07 1861 Co D Pvt Re-enlist Vet Mustered out Jul 12 1865
SAYLOR, William Sep 07 1861 Co D Pvt
STUTT, John Sep 07 1861 Co D Pvt
SHELHAMER, Joseph Sep 07 1861 Co D Pvt
(*)SENNEFF, Jacob Sep 07 1861 Co D Pvt Absent, wounded since Mar 19 1863
TWOEY, Thomas Sep 07 1861 Co D Pvt Re-enl as Vet. died Apr 1 1865, wounds
WILLIAMSON, George Sep 07 1861 Co D Pvt Mustered out Sep 12 1864
WOLVERTON, David Sep 07 1861 Co D Pvt
WENDLE, William Sep 07 1861 Co D Pvt
McBRIDE, John Jan 29 1864 Co D Recruit Re-enlist Vet. Mustered out Jul 12 1865
BURKE, Patrick Sep 26 1865 Co D Recruit Vet. recruit Musteredout July 12 1865
COOPER, Hiram Feb 28 1864 Co D Recruit Mustered out July 12 1865
DREW, Patrick Feb 28 1864 Co D Recruit Mustered out July 12 1865
DREW, Thomas Feb 28 1864 Co D Recruit Mustered out July 12 1865
ELLINGER, Frederick Feb 28 1864 Co D Recruit Mustered out July 12 1865
EGGERT, Jacob Co D Recruit Mar 06 1855 Mustered out July 12 1865
FORD, Dominic Feb 28 1864 Co D Recruit Vet. recruit Mustered out July 12 1865
FLETCHER, Adelbert Feb 28 1864 Co D Recruit Vet. recruit Mustered out July 12 1865
GAFFNEY, Thomas Feb 28 1864 Co D Recruit Vet. recruit Mustered out July 12 1865
GAFFNEY, Michael Feb 28 1864 Co D Recruit Vet. recruit Mustered out July 12 1865
LONERGAN, James Mar 02 1864 Co D Recruit Vet. recruit Mustered out July 12 1865
McBRIDE, George Feb 29 1864 Co D Recruit Vet. recruit Mustered out July 12 1865
MOSGROVE, John Feb 28 1864 Co D Recruit Vet. recruit Mustered out July 12 1865
MURPHY, Edmund Mar 02 1864 Co D Recruit Vet. recruit Mustered out July 12 1865
McNALLY, Thomas Jan 29 1864 Co D Recruit Vet. recruit Mustered out July 12 1865
NEWELL, Sidney Feb 28 1864 Co D Recruit Died at Big Shanty, GA Jun 27 1864
ROBBINS, John Mar 06 1865 Co D Recruit Mustered out July 12 1865
WITTE, George Feb 28 1864 Co D Recruit Mustered out July 12 1865 Co F
BRONSON, William Sep 07 1864 Co D Recruit Died Camp Nevins KY Dec 6 1864
BRADBURY, Noah Sep 07 1861 Co D Recruit Re-enlist Vet. Mustered out Jul 12 1865 1st Sgt
RICHARDSON, George L Sep 07 1864 Co D Recruit Mustered Out Sep 7 1864 Co H
KRONER, William Feb 28 1864 Co D Recruit Mustered out Sep 7 1864

(*)Jacob Senneff enlisted in Company D, Thirty-fourth Illinois Infantry, that was organized in September, 1861, Col., Kirk and Capt. Pratt being bis commanders, both of whom are dead. The regiment was attached to the Army of the Cumberland, and in the dreadful years that fol­lowed saw a great deal of hard service, in all of which our subject gallantly and uncomplainingly bore his part. He was with his comrades at Shiloh, and marched with Gen. Sherman from Atlanta to the sea, doing his share of the fighting in the numerous encouuters with the enemy. Occasionally privations and sufferings that he had to undergo proved too much for him, and he would have to lie in the hoopital for a time, but it was not until Sherman's last engagement with the Confederates at Bentonville, N. C., March 19, 1865, that he was wounded, that battle being almost fatal to him, for while in the, thickest of the fight his right arm was shot off, the left arm was broken and the hand disabled. This ended his career as a soldier, but as the war was so near its close he was well content, as he had done his duty nobly. He was honorably discharged in July, 1865. A grateful Government grants him a pension of $72 a month for what he did and endured in it's behalf.

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