78th Illinois Volunteer Infantry



Roster of Men from Schuyler County in 78th Infantry
Enlisted for Three Years Service
  Compiled from various sources including obituaries, newspapers, Combined History of Schuyler and Brown Counties, Illinois, 1882 and Historical Encyclopedia of Illinois and History of Schuyler County, 1908.

Summary


Company A
Name Military Info Note
Avery, Stephen private, discharged March 31, 1863, disability
Bain, Alexander private, mustered out June 7, 1865, prisoner of war
Ball, Albin private, mustered out June 7, 1865
Barton (Burton), James E. recruit, tranferred to Co. H, 34th Illinois Infantry, mustered out July 12, 1865
Barton (Burton), William C. recruit, tranferred to Co. H, 34th Illinois Infantry, mustered out July 12, 1865
Belete (Belote), James E. private, killed at Chickamauga, September 20, 1863
Belote, Darwin private, died at Franklin, Tennessee, March 5, 1863
Bessell, Augustus C. private, mustered out June 7, 1865, prisoner of war
Blackburn, Robert S. captain, major, mustered out June 7, 1865
Bodenhamer (Bodenhammer), Henry C. private, mustered out June 7, 1865
Bodenheimer (Bodenhamer), Christian (Christopher) G. recruit, prisoner of war since November 27, 1864
Bodenheimer (Bodenhammer), Isaac H. recruit, tranferred to Co. H, 34th Illinois Infantry, mustered out July 12, 1865
Box, John private, mustered out June 17, 1865, prisoner of war
Brooks, Oliver recruit, sergeant, died at Chattanooga, Tennessee, July 31, 1864, wounds
Brown, George A. second lieutenant, first lieutenant, died June 30, 1864
Brundage, George W. private
Brundage, James private
Burmood, Peter recruit, mustered out June 7, 1865
Burnett (Brunett) , William private, mustered out June 7, 1865
Chipman, Philip first lieutenant, resigned February 1, 1863
Clark, James T. recruit, tranferred to Co. H, 34th Illinois Infantry, mustered out July 12, 1865
Corris (Corria), John D. private, mustered out June 7, 1865, prisoner of war
Cox, Christopher C. recruit, tranferred to Co. H., 34th Illinois Infantry, mustered out July 12, 1865
Cox, William private, discharged May 5, 1865, disability
Curtis (Curtise), James private, absent, wounded at mustering out of regiment
Curtis (Curtise), Jesse sergeant, mustered out June 7, 1865
Curtis (Curtise), John private, mustered out June 7, 1865
Curtis, Joseph recruit
Curtis (Curtise), William H. private, discharged March 11, 1865, wounds
Davis (Davise), Beneger private, died at Chattanooga, October 7, 1863, wounds
Davis, John private, died at Nashville, Tennessee, March 18, 1863
Davis, John H. (W.) recruit, tranferred to Co. H, 34th Illinois Infantry, mustered out July 12, 1865
Davis, Philip private
Davis, Robert H. recruit, discharged December 8, 1864, disability
Davis, William H. recruit, killed at Chickamauga, September 20, 1863
Driver, Samuel R. private, died at Franklin, Tennessee, February 19, 1863
Ewing, George W. recruit, mustered out June 7, 1865
Ewing, Samuel M. private, died at Nashville, Tennessee, August 2, 1863
Frakes, Joseph private, discharged May 8, 1863, disability
Frakes, Robert recruit, deserted January 20, 1865
Frisby, Abraham private
Fugate, Martain V. private
Fugate, Samuel H. private
Gilleiland (Gilleland), Benjamin C. private, tranferred to Engineer Corps, July 25, 1864
Gott, John B. (R.) private, mustered out June 7, 1865
Graham, Archibald H. second lieutenant, first lieutenant, resigned April 5, 1863
Graham, Shepard private, died at Franklin, Tennessee, March 28, 1863
Grainger (Granger), Robert recruit, mustered out June 7, 1865
Groves, James M. private, mustered out June 7, 1865
Harrison, George private, mustered out June 7, 1865
Hellyer, George private, mustered out June 17, 1865, was prisoner
Hellyer, William private, mustered out June 7, 1865
Hite, Abraham private, absent, wounded at mustering out of regiment
Hite, Abraham L. private, discharged December 31, 1862, disability
Hite, Christian W. second lieutenant, first lieutenant, captain, mustered out June 7, 1865
How, Isaac C. recruit, tranferred to Co. H, 34th Illinois Infantry, mustered out July 12, 1865
How, James recruit, tranferred to Co. H, 34th Illinois Infantry, mustered out July 12, 1865
How, Samuel W. private, mustered out June 7, 1865
Howell, John private, mustered out June 7, 1865
Husted, Talmen private
James, Samuel J. recruit, tranferred to Co. H, 34th Illinois Infantry, mustered out July 12, 1865
Johnson, John private, mustered out June 7, 1865
Lacy, John S. recruit, tranferred to Co. H, 34th Illinois Infantry, mustered out July 12, 1865
Landsden (Lansden), William H. private, died in Andersonville prison, October 6, 1864, No. of grave 10,419
McClain, William H. private, mustered out June 7, 1865
McKee, William private, mustered out June 7, 1865
Miller, John private, died Chattanooga, September 27, 1863, wounds
Miner, Samuel J. private, deserted February 3, 1863
Mints, Lorenzo private, mustered out June 7, 1865
Morgan, Edward T. private, mustered out June 7, 1865
Mullen, John W. recruit
Mullin, Martin private, mustered out June 7, 1865
Neida, Charles S. recruit, died at Nashville, Tennessee, July 13, 1864
Noel (Noeli), Theodore C. private, mustered out June 17, 1863 (1865?), was prisoner
Pelsor (Petsor), Tracy private, died at Quincy, Illinois, April 27, 1863
Peterson, Francis M. corporal, mustered out June 7, 1865
Pitney, Orvill L. private, mustered out June 7, 1865, as corporal
Record, Josiah S. private, deserted January 30, 1863
Reed, John E. private, died at Nashville, Tennessee, March 28, 1863
Rigby (Rigsby), George W. private, died at Quincy, Illinois, October 11, 1862
Robinson, Israel private, discharged April 7, 1843, disability
Robinson, Nimrod private, mustered out June 7, 1865
Robinson, Richard private, mustered out June 7, 1865
Ruggles, William K. recruit, tranferred to Veteran Reserve Corps, May 4, 1865
Sapp, David M. corporal, mustered out June 7, 1865
Sapp, John W. recruit, died at Nashville, Tennessee, November 23, 1864
Scott, Amos first lieutenant, private
Scott, Hiram (Herman) private, died at Nashville, Tennessee, March 27, 1863
Scott, Richard W. recruit
Shamell, Alexander recruit, tranferred to Co. H, 34th Illinois Infantry, mustered out July 12, 1865
Soward (Seward), Charles W. private, mustered out June 7, 1865
Steen, John private, died at Vining, Georgia, July 22, 1864, wounds
Stevens, Noah Alexander

Stewart, James recruit
Tankersley, Andrew J. private, discharged September 30, 1863, disability
Thomas, James recruit, killed at Kenesaw Mt., June 27, 1864
Toland, Solomon private
Toland, William private
Throp (Thorp), Lorenzo D. recruit, tranferred to Co. H, 34th Illinois Infantry, mustered out July 12, 1865
Vandiver, Henry recruit, died at Atlanta, September 20, 1864, wounds
Vandiver, John private, mustered out June 17, 1865, was prisoner
Vandiver, Nelson corporal, mustered out June 7, 1865
Walker, John H. corporal, mustered out June 7, 1865
Walker, William T. private, died at Nashville, Tennessee, February 28, 1865
Wheeler, Edward H. (N.) recruit, tranferred to Co. H. 34th Illinois Infantry, mustered out July 12, 1865, wounded
Wheeler, Joel B. private, mustered out June 7, 1865
Wheeler, John H. private, mustered out June 7, 1865
White, Benjamin F. private, discharged September 12, 1863, disability
Wier, William corporal, mustered out June 7, 1865
Wier, Wm. H. recruit, tranferred to Co. H, 34th Illinois Infantry, mustered out July 12, 1865
Wilds, Henry H. private
Wilds, Howard recruit, tranferred to Co. H, 34th Illinois Infantry, mustered out July 12, 1865
Wilson, Charles L. recruit, discharged March 15, 1865, wounds
Wilson, Jasper private, killed at Chickamauga, September 20, 1863
Woods, Nathan P. second lieutenant, resigned April 21, 1864
Woods, William S. private, tranferred to Engineer Corps, July 25, 1864
Wycoff, Wm. H. H. private, mustered out June 7, 1865
Wyles, Henry H. private, tranferred to Veteran Reserve Corps, October 22, 1864



Company B
Name Military Info Note
Glass, Geo. H.






COMING SOON
 

SUMMARY

  Company A, Seventy-eighth Illinois Infantry, was recruited by Capt. Robert S. Blackburn at Brooklyn, Schuyler County, and upon the organization of the regiment at Quincy, he was elected Major and Lieut. Christian W. Hite was promoted to Captain. The regiment was mustered into service September 1, 1862, and the Adjutant General's report states that during the war about 400 men were killed and wounded. The regiment participated in the battles of Chickamauga, Missionary Ridge, Buzzard's Roost, Resaca, Rome, New Hope Church, Kenesaw Mountain,, Peach Tree Creek, Atlanta, Jonesboro, Averysboro and Bentonville. After Lee's surrender the regiment marched north through Richmond, Va., arriving at Washington May 19, and participating in the Grand Review May 24, 1865. The regiment was mustered out June 7, 1865, and sent to Chicago, where it was paid off June 12, 1865.






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