89th Illinois Volunteer Infantry

Roster of Men from Schuyler County in 89th 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.


Company I
Name Military Info Note
Barrett, John W. private, mustered out June 10, 1865
Butterfield, George private, absent, sick at mustering at of regiment
Carnahan, Charles M. First Lieutenant, mustered out June 10, 1865
Carnahan, Daniel D. Corporal, deserted June 28, 1863
Carnahan, David private, discharged August 8, 1863
Carnahan, William W. Sergeant, deserted December 5, 1862
Carr, Benj. F. private, died at Chicago, June 5, 1863
Gaffney, John Corporal, mustered out June 10, 1865, as Sergeant
Graham, James private, died at Nashville, Tennessee, June 30, 1864, wounds
Guthrie, Joseph private, absent, wounded at mustering out of regiment
Holden, Benjamin private, deserted May, 1864
Holden, William private, killed at Murfreesboro, December 31, 1862
Holton, Densid private, mustered out June 10, 1865, as Corporal
Hopkins, Hiram private, discharged January 29, 1863, disability
Johnson, Andrew J. private, mustered out June 10, 1865, as Sergeant
Loyd, Joseph J. private, discharged September 29, 1863, disability
Malugin, Zachariah private, killed at Kenesaw Mt., June 19, 1864
Mannor, John R. or K. private, mustered out June 10, 1865
May, Martin H. private, died in Andersonville prison, September 29, 1864, No. of grave 10,009
McElyas, Josiah B. Sergeant, mustered out June 10, 1865, as private
McKennett, John Jr. Sergeant, tranferred to Engineer Corps, July 25, 1864
Oliver, William private, mustered out June 10, 1865, as Corporal
Parker, Samuel P. private, discharged July 9, 1863, disability
Quince, James S. Corporal, mustered out June 10, 1865, as First Sergeant
Richey (Ritchey), Thomas private, Killed Picketts Mills, Georgia, May 27, 1864
Rouse, Alonzo G. private, deserted December 30, 1862
Smith, Samuel A. private, mustered out June 10, 1865, as Corporal
Smith, Thurston Musician, discharged February 16, 1863, disability
Thompson, Wm. H. private, tranferred to Veteran Reserve Corps, December 15, 1863
Van Campen, Daniel D. private, mustered out June 10, 1865
Vroman, Daniel R. private, mustered out June 10, 1865


  The "Railroad Regiment," as this was familiarly known, was organized by the railroad companies of Illinois, at Chicago, in August, 1862. Captain John Christopher, Sixteenth United States Infantry, was appointed Colonel, and Chas. T. Hotchkiss, Lieutenant-Colonel. It was mustered into United States' service August 27th, 1862. It was ordered to Louisville, Kentucky, September 4th, and upon leaving this place, started in pursuit of the rebel forces under General Bragg, and, after a fruitless and wearisome march of a month, reached Bowling Green, Kentucky. When in the service about four months it took an active part in the memorable battle of Stone River, where, by the gallant conduct of the men, the regiment soon became classified among the old, tried soldiers. At Liberty Gap, another loss was sustained of several officers and men. Was at Mission Ridge, and scaled the enemy's entrenchments and drove him from them, losing a number of officers and men. With the brigade to which it belonged, it participated in the splendid victories of Rocky Face, Resaca, Pickett's Mills, Kenesaw Mountain,  Beech-Tree Creek, and the flank movement at Atlanta, and pursued the routed enemy in his retreat to Jonesboro and Lovejoy's Station. It was engaged in the battles of Spring Hill, Columbia, Franklin and Nashville. It was mustered out of service June 10th, 1865, arriving in Chicago, Illinois, on the 12th, and on the 24th received final payment and discharge at Camp Butler, Springfield, Illinois.

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