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"History of Gallatin, Saline, Hamilton, Franklin and Williamson Counties, Illinois
From the earliest time to the present; together with sundry and interesting biographical sketches, notes, reminiscences, etc."
Published; The Goodspeed Publishing Co, 1887

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Transcribed by Jeana Gallagher

Note: In transcribing this work I have taken a few liberties. I have shortened the names of month, etc. I have also placed dates in a standard form of 27 March 1887. Some sections were very long so I have divided them up. I am only transcribing the section of the book on Williamson Co. There are references in the Williamson County section to the part of the book for Franklin County, in some cases I have added this in the area for Williamson County and have noted it as such.
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The Black Hawk War
The first war in which any of the citizens of the territory now composing Williamson County, participated, was the Black Hawk war of 1832. And for information pertaining thereto the reader is referred to the history of Franklin Co.

[From the section on Franklin County]:
The county of Franklin has not been behind her sister counties in helping to fight the battles of our common country. Among the early settlers were a few survivors of the war of the Revolution, and also of the war of 1812-15. But the first military bodies, organized within the county for actual service, were those formed in 1832, for the purpose of participating in the war with the Indians, known as the Black Hawk war, which resulted in the defeat of the Indians, and their removal, by treaty, to lands beyond the Mississippi River. There were three companies raised and organized in this county, (then including the territory of Williamson County) on that occasion, all of which joined her 2nd IL Regiment, and were mustered into the service of the United States for 90 days under the call of the Governor of the State, made on 15 May 1832. The members of these companies all being early settlers of the county, their names are hereby given in full.

(Please note these are not complete lists of every person who served)

The 1st company consisted of Capt. George P Boyer, Lt. Jacob Phillips, Lt. Thomas P Moore, Sgt. Thomas Adams, Sgt. Jacob Clark, Sgt. Edward Franklin, Cpl. William Fleming, Cpl. William Akins, Cpl. Augustus Adams, buglar William Whittington and Privates: Benjamin Adams, Thomas Bevers, James Bowling, Benjamin Bowling, Henry Bowyer, John Berry, Jacob Bailey, James Browning, William Clampet, Evan Cleveland, John Clark, Jesse Cleveland, Reuben Clark, John P Due, Vachel Dillingham, Absalom Estes, James Farris, Joseph Gifford, Thomas Hail, Moses Jordan, Elijah Jordan, James Jordan, Nathaniel Morgan, Aaron Neal, James Plasters, Abraham Redburn, Garrett Robertson, AW Richardson, John Scribner, James Summers, Noah Summers, James Schoolcraft, John Slater, Benjamin Whittington, James Whittington, Benjamin Williams, William Ward and Joseph Western.

The 2nd company consisted of Capt. William J Stephenson, Lt. Tramel Ewing, Sgt. John P Maddox, Lt. Anderson P Corder, Lt. Henry Hays, Lt. John T Knox, Cpl. Thomas Province, Cpl. Michael Rawlins, musician Walter B Scates (later judge on supreme court), Privates: John Robbitt, Josiah B Denning, Elisha Eubanks, Anderson P Farris, Hez Garrett, Robert Garrett, William Gassaway, Benjamin F Hickman, John Hays, William A Hubbard, Lewis Hillen, Nat Jones, Thomas Knox, Larkin Lynch, William P Maddox, Andrew Miller, Moses Neal, Benjamin N Pope, Henry Rotramel, Andrew Robertson, Ezekiel Rawlings, Wilson Rea, Harvey Swafford, HM Silkwood and Benjmain Talbot

The 3rd company consisted of Capt. Obediah West, Lt. Robert West, Lt. Hugh Parks, Sgt. Willie Scott, Sgt. William Henry, Cpl. Moses Odum, Privates: James Browning, Pleasant Bradley, Washington Beasley, Edward Franklin, Isaac Groves, Jabez Hooker, Augustus Henry, Giles Joiner, Henry Layman, Junior Meriditch, William Murphy, Albert Province, Thomas Pully, Samuel Parks, Richard Price, Andrew Price, William Rich, William Ran, Seth Roper, David H Springs, Robert Worthen, John Ward, Dickson Ward, Robert Watson, Isaac Youngblood and Zach George.

These companies, after having served until hostilities ceased, were mustered out of service at Dixon Ferry, 07 August 1832, by Capt. ZC Palmer of the 6th US Inf, upon the order of Maj Gen Scott, commanding the Northwestern army. These pioneer soldiers have nearly all completed the battle of life, and gone to rest-- the only ones now living, being Edward Franklin, Jesse Cleveland, James Summers and Benjamin Whittington of Capt. Boyer's company, and John T Knox and Elisha Eubanks of Capt. Stephenson's company.



The Mexican War
The next war in which citizens of this county participated was that between the United States and Mexico, when company B, of the 1st Regiment, ILL Volunteers was raised in Williamson and adjoining counties. This company contained with the officers 82 men. The officers were: Capt. JM Cunningham: 1st Lt. Benjamin F Furlong, who resigned 06 Mar 1848, and was succeeded by 1st Sgt. William M Eubanks, who had served as 1st Sgt. from enrollment; 2nd Lt. Robert M Hundley, 2nd Lt. Daniel B Pulley, Sgt. Miles A Dillard, Sgt. Joseph W Benson, Sgt. Larkin M Riley, Sgt. Augustus M Henry, Cpl. John G Boles, Cpl. George Q North, Cpl. Silas M Calvert, and Cpl. William D Durham. Seven members of this company were discharged during the service, and 11 died of disease. The company was mustered into the service at Alton, IL on 28 May 1847, and was mustered out 11 Oct 1848, at Alton, with EWB Newby as a colonel thereof, and was mustered into the service for the term of "during the war with Mexico." The war being closed, it was mustered out in Oct 1848.


The Civil War
Prior to and at the election of Abraham Lincoln, to the presidency of the United States, the people of Williamson County were intensely Democratic, there being only about 100 Republicans in the county in 1860. This was then the home of John A Logan, who was a staunch Douglas Democrat, and very much opposed to the election of Lincoln. But after the inauguration many of the Democrats, as well as the Republicans, accepted and acted under the advise of Stephen A Douglas, to sustain and support the new administration. Still there remained such a bitter feeling against the Republican party and its newly installed officers that, upon the approach of war, it grew into an open and outspoken sympathy for the Southern cause; and when the reader takes into consideration the fact that the people of this county were nearly all emigrants, or the children of emigrants, from Southern states, where their near and dear relatives were still residing, he will deem it no great wonder that such were their sympathies. This sympathy for the South increased and intensified until the secession of southern Illinois was openly advocated, and finally attempted. Soon after the fall of Fort Sumter a number of the "leading spirits" of the secession movement got together and called a public meeting, to pass ordinances of secession. Meanwhile they appointed a committee to draft resolutions and to report the same to the public meeting. The call was made for the people to assemble at the courthouse in Marion, on Monday, 15 Apr 1861 "to provide for the public safety." In accordance therewith a large number of persons assembled, and the meeting was called to order, and James D Manier elected president, GW Goddard, James M Washburn, Henry C Hopper, John M Cunningham and William R Scurlock were appointed a committee to draft resolutions expressive of the feelings of the people. This committee reported the resolutions already prepared by the committee first mentioned, and they were passed with only one dissenting vote, that of AT Benson. The resolutions were as follows:

Resolved, That we, the citizens of Williamson County, firmly believing, from the distracted condition of our country, the same being brought about by the elevation to power of a strictly sectional party, the coercive policy of which toward the seceded States will drive all the border slave States from the Federal Union, and cause them to join the Southern Confederacy.

Resolved, That, in that event, the interest of the citizens of southern Illinois imperatively demands at their hands a division of the State, we hereby pledge ourselves to use all means in our power to effect the same, and attach ourselves to the Southern Confederacy.

Resolved, That in our opinion, it is the duty of the present administration to withdraw all the troops of the Federal Government that may be stationed in Southern forts, and acknowledge the independence of the Southern Confederacy, believing that such a course would be calculated to restore peace and harmony to our distracted country.

Resolved, That in view of the fact that it is probable that the present governor of the State of Illinois will call upon the citizens of the same to take up arms for the purpose of subjugating the people of the South, we hereby enter our protest against such a course, and as loyal citizens, will refuse, frown down and forever oppose the same.

The most glaring inconsistency in the action of the persons who composed this meeting was to pass ordinances of secession from their own government, and in the same to declare themselves "loyal citizens." They must have meant loyalty to the Southern Confederacy. By the next morning the news of the action of this meeting had reached Gen Prentiss, who was then in command of the Federal troops at Cairo (IL). The citizens of Carbondale, becoming alarmed at the probable results, sent JM Campbell to Marion to request the people revoke the resolutions, and thus avert a war which otherwise would undoubtedly be brought to their own doors. Much excitement prevailed, and a meeting was called instanter to repeal the resolutions. This meeting was not composed to the same persons who were in the meeting of the 15th. Hon WJ Allen was called upon to deliver an address, which he did, and advised the repeal of the resolutions. Accordingly the resolutions were repealed, and AT Benson was appointed to present a copy of the proceedings of the meeting to Gen Prentiss. Upon arriving at Cairo Mr. Benson found the General reading a copy of the resolutions of secession. He then presented the General with the copy of proceedings of the meeting which repealed the resolutions, whereupon the General replied, "I am glad to see them. The resolutions of secession would have caused your folks trouble, but now I hope all will be right." The parties, however, who attended the first meeting contended the resolutions of secession were not repealed, and still retained their sympathy for the Southern cause, and called the citizens again to assemble on the 27th of the same month, which they did, when a meeting was called to order and a motion made to "seize the money in the hands of the sheriff to defray the expenses of arming and equipping the soldiers for the Southern Army." But this meeting, unlike the first, has an element in it loyal to the Government, and the motion was lost, and the meeting broke up in disorder.

When the war closed, and Gen Logan returned home and again entered the field of politics, some of his enemies outside of Williamson County reported that he (Logan) was present and participated in the meeting of 15 Apr 1861, when the secession resolutions were passed, and that he also enlisted men and encouraged others to enlist for the Southern Army. At the time these resolutions were passed Gen Logan was not in the county, and both of these charges were so utterly false, and have been so thoroughly refuted by Logan's political enemies, as well as by his friends, that no extended mention of the matter need be made here, except to insert the following statement made by citizens of good reputation, of Marion, Williamson County, at this time:

Marion, Williamson County, IL 17 Oct 1866
We, the undersigned, are politically opposed to Mr. Logan. Part of us have been in the Southern Army, in Capt. Thorndike Brook's company, and have returned since the Rebellion. Being acquainted with all the facts in the case, we make the following statement: Having noticed in the newspapers, particularly in the Cairo Democrat, an article charging Gen Logan with having participated in a meeting held in Marion in Apr 1861, for the purpose of taking into consideration the expediency of attaching southern ILL to the Southern Confederacy, in the event of said confederacy being formed, and also charging Gen Logan with having endorsed the resolutions of that meeting, and further, that Gen Logan furnished means and encouragement to persons to leave ILL and join the Southern Confederacy, etc., we hereby pronounce all of said charges untrue. Gen Logan not being in Marion at the time, nor having any knowledge of persons leaving here (Marion) at the time for the Southern Army, all statements to the contrary notwithstanding.
JM Cunningham, WR Tinker, RJ Pulley, GC Campbell, Joshua Lowe, George W Lowe, BF Lowe

JD Manier, who was president of the meeting of 15 Apr 1861, DR Pulley, William Cook and other well acquainted with the facts, made written statements similar in substance to the above, refuting the false charges.

In the Spring of 1861 a company of Federal soldiers was stationed at the bridge where the ILL Central RR crosses the Big Muddy. This increased the anxiety and excitement of the Southern sympathizers, who finally concluded that the bridge should be destroyed to prevent the Government from sending troops and munitions of war to the South. Thorndike Brooks and Harvey Hayes, of Marion, assumed the leadership in this movement. Runners were sent out in May 1861, to notify the people, a great number of whom assembled armed with shot guns and rifles, and proceeded to a point about 5 miles from the aforesaid bridge, where they went into camp for the night. During this night Campbell's battery from Ottawa passed over the road, and dropped off at the bridge 2 field pieces and men enough to man them. The soldiers put the guns into position for use. The next morning the army of citizens assembled for the destruction of the bridge, sent out a party to reconnoiter and "take in the situation". This party approached near enough to the bridge to see the brass cannons glistening in the sun, then returned to camp and reported, and then the army of would be bridge destroyers, melted away like a June frost, and by night nothing was to be seen of them; thus ended the attack on the bridge. On 24 May 1861, Brooks and Hayes, disgusted with their former success, resolved to raise a company of soldiers, take it South and join the Rebel Army. They sent men out to recruit, with orders to assemble the next day at the Delaware Crossing on the Saline, a few miles south of Marion. Accordingly by the next evening about 35 men assembled at the appointed place. They then started on foot for Dixie Land, receiving a few recruits by the way, and finally arrived at Mayfield, KY, where they joined a Tennessee regiment, and served during the war in Gen Cheatham's command. Brooks was promoted to the office of Lt. Colonel. (Note: This group of men from Marion were in Co G 15th TN Inf)

The excitement continued with some uninteresting episodes, until John A Logan, then representing this district in Congress, was called to meet that body in the special session commencing 04 Jul 1861. After returning from Congress, and on 03 Sep 1861, Logan made his first speech in the county to encourage men to enlist and organize a regiment to assist the Government in suppressing the Rebellion. Here in the midst of Southern sympathy, and of intense excitement and danger of personal injury he boldly advocated the cause of the Union, and at once began the work of organizing a regiment. His first effort was crowned with success, as many enlisted immediately after he closed his speech. Political excitement continued to increase, and became to intense toward the latter part of the year, that PH Lang, the postmaster of Marion became so alarmed on account of threats of personal injury that he moved the postoffice to Bainbridge, where it was kept a few weeks, and then returned, on promise of protection, to Marion.

The first men who enlisted into the Federal Army from this county were those who joined Co K of the 18th IL Inf. This company was organized in Jackson Co in May 1861, with Daniel H Brush as Captain thereof. The commissioned officers were all from that county, but the company contained 14 men from Williamson County. Company E, 29th IL Inf was organized in August 1861, and recruited from Williamson and other counties. At its organization it contained 17 men from Williamson County, and afterward received 12 recruits therefrom, making 29 in all. For a sketch of the services of the foregoing regiments see history of Gallatin Co. Company C, 31st IL Inf, was organized at Marion in August 1861, and the officers and men it contained 102 members. The commissioned officers were: Capt. Wm. A Looney, who resigned 03 Jun 1862, and was succeeded by Capt. George W Goddard, who was discharged 19 Oct 1864, he being succeeded by Capt. SC Mooneyham, who was mustered out with the regiment on 19 Jul 1865; 1st Lt. Daniel R Pulley, who resigned 13 August 1863, and was succeeded by Fred B Merriman, who was mustered out in Apr 1865, being Succeeded by William S Morris, who was mustered out with the regiment; 2nd Lt. John H white, who was promoted to the office of Lt. Colonel, and was succeeded in the office of Lt. by James M Askew. The latter resigned 18 Dec 1862, and was succeeded by SC Mooneyham, who was afterward promoted captain, and succeeded as Lt. by Allen H Wilson, who was not mustered as Lt., but was mustered out with his regiment as a Sgt.. The company received 31 recruits from Williamson County during its term of service. Co E of the 31st Regiment, was recruited in Williamson and other counties in August 1861, and contained 29 men from Williamson County, and afterwards received 3 recruits therefrom. Company F, of the same regiment, subsequently received 5 recruits from this county. Company H, of the same regiment, was organized in Sep 1861, and contained 17 men from Williamson County, and afterward received 2 recruits therefrom. (For a sketch of the services of this regiment see Saline County section of this book)

Company E 56th IL Inf, was raised in Saline and other counties in Oct and Nov 1861, and contained 21 men from Williamson County, and subsequently 1 recruit therefrom. Company I of the same regiment also contained 12 Williamson County men. (See Saline Co). Company K 16th IL Inf, raised in Johnson and other counties, in Oct and Nov 1861, contained 10 men from Williamson County. Company E 81st IL Inf, was raised in Williamson and Jackson counties in August 1862, and contained 31 men from the former county. The commissioned officers of this company were Capt. Marmaduke F Smith of Marion, who resigned 05 Feb 1863, and was succeeded by Lt. John P Reese of Jonesboro. The latter was succeeded as 1st Lt. by 2nd Lt. David R Sanders of Marion, and he was succeeded as 2nd Lt. by John Lamar of Jonesboro. Company G of the same regiment was organized at Fredonia in August 1862 and contained 71 men from Williamson County, and afterward received 6 recruits therefrom. The first commissioned officers of this company were Capt. George W Sisney and Lts William W Russell and William L Farmer. Capt. Sisney resigned 03 August 1863 and was succeeded by Edwin Fozzard. Lt. Russell resigned 28 Feb 1863 and was succeeded by Lt. Farmer, who was killed in battle 22 May 1863. Henry C McCulloch was commissioned 2nd Lt. 22 May 1863 and promoted to 1st Lt. 03 August 1863. Company H of this regiment was raised in August 1863 and contained 83 men from Williamson County and afterward received 10 recruits therefrom. The commissioned officers of this company from Williamson County were: 1st Lt. William A Stewart of Marion, who resigned 05 Dec 1862 and 2nd Lt. James V Price of Marion, who resigned 28 Jan 1863.

The 81st ILL Inf was recruited from Perry, Jackson, Williamson, Union, Pulaski and Alexander Counties, and was mustered into the service at Anna, 26 August 1862, with the following field and staff officers, viz: Col. James J Dollins of Benton; Lt. Col. Franklin Campbell of DuQuoin; and Maj Andrew W Rogers of Carbondale. Soon after its organization, the regiment joined Grant's army, at Humboldt, TN; where it arrived 01 Nov 1862, and then moved to Abbeyville, MS, and then to Memphis, where it arrived 19 Jan 1863. It then moved to Lake Providence, where it arrived 23 Feb 1863, and remained there until 17 Apr following. On the 21st a call for volunteers was made to run the Vicksburg and Grand Gulf batteries, with 7 common transports loaded with supplies for the army. From the 81st, Capt. George W Sisney and Pvt. George W Winfield of Co G; Edward Hoxsey of Co K, Uriah Butler, William T Green, Eli J Lewis and Frank Mayo, all of Co I were accepted. Capt. Sisney was assigned the command of the transport "Horizon" and carried her through safely, but somewhat disabled. One boat, the "Tigress," was sunk before passing the Grand Gulf batteries. The regiment crossed the Mississippi at Bruinsburg, 01 May, and went thence to Port Gibson, and participated in that battle in the division commanded by Gen Logan; was in the battle of Raymond, 12 May, and helped to capture Jackson, MS, 14 May, and Champion Hill, 16 May, and was at Black River bridge on the 17th. It engaged in the siege of Vicksburg, and on the 22nd assaulted the enemy's works, losing 11 killed and 96 wounded, including Col. JJ Dollins, killed. 16 Oct it was in the battle of Brownsville, MS, and then returned to Vicksburg, whence it departed 09 Mar 1864, to participate in the Red River campaign, in which it met with considerable loss, and arrived at the mouth of the Red River 21 May on its return to Vicksburg, where it arrived 24 May. It was in the battle of Guntown, MS 10 Jun 1864, where it lost 9 men killed, 18 wounded and 126 prisoners, out of a total of 371 men. Of the number captured 6 were line officers, who were placed under the fire of the Union batteries at Charleston, SC and the enlisted men confined in the Andersonville prison. In August 1864, the regiment moved to Duvall's Bluff, where it broke camp 17 Sep, and marched in pursuit of Gen Price on his last raid into Missouri. It arrived at Warrensburg, MO 25 Oct, and remained there until 08 Nov and then moved via St Louis to Nashville, TN under Gen AJ Smith.

It participated in the battle of Nashville 15 & 16 Dec 1864, and then went in pursuit of Hood's Army to Eastport, TN, thence to Corinth, MS; thence via New Orleans to Mobile; held the advance in the investment of Spanish Fort; opened the fire 27 Mar 1865, and continued under fire from that date until the close of the siege on 08 Apr, when the works were captured by a charge, the 81st being the second regiment inside the enemy's works, capturing 83 prisoners and losing 6 men killed and 14 wounded. The regiment then moved to Montgomery, AL, where it remained until ordered home by way of Meridian and Vicksburg, and arrived in Chicago 05 August 1865, where it was mustered out of the service. The total enlisted men mustered into the regiment was 1144; 54 were killed or died of wounds; 287 died of disease; 274 resigned or were discharged and 529 were mustered out at Chicago. A splendid regiment with a noble record.

Company D of the 109th IL Inf, organized in August 1862, contained 6 men and Co H of the same regiment, 2 men from Williamson County. Co C 110th IL Inf, was organized at Marion in August 1862 and contained 64 men of this county. The first commissioned officers were Capt. Francis M Norman, who resigned 26 Nov 1862; 1st Lt. Richard T McHaney, who resigned 19 Dec 1862 and 2nd Lt. James L Parks, who was promoted 1st Lt. 19 Dec 1862, and Capt. 26 Nov 1863, and died afterward. George M Burnett of Marion, became 2nd Lt. 30 Mar 1863. For regimental sketch see Franklin Co. Co G 120th IL Inf, was raised in Pope, Johnson and Williamson Counties, in August 1862, and contained 29 men from this county. The only commissioned officer from this county was 2nd Lt. William J Hal, who was promoted from Sgt. 22 Jun 1862 and dismissed from the service 20 Dec 1864


The 128th Regiment
Co A 128th IL Inf was organized in Sep 1862 and contained 32 men from Williamson County. The first commissioned officers of this company were all from Franklin Co. Co B of the same regiment contained 47 men from Williamson County, and the commissioned officers were: Capt. Jefferson J Allen, 1st Lt. Hugert H Harrison,who resigned 25 Dec 1862; his successor was John A Ensminger, promoted from 2nd Lt.. Co D, same regiment, contained 77 men from this county. The commissioned officers were: Capt. John Brown, Lt. Zachariah Hudgins, Lt. Addison Reese, all of Marion. Co F, same regiment, contained 45 men from Williamson County. The commissioned officers were: Capt. Robert M Allen of Marion, 1st Lt. Wadell W Williams of Sulphur Springs; 2nd Lt. Martin W Robertson of Marion. Co G, same regiment contained 66 men from Williamson County and the commissioned officers were: Capt. William Huffstutler, Lt. Jesse A McIntosh and Lt. Noah E Norris. Co H contained 44 men from this county. The commissioned officers were: Capt. Aaron A Bell, Lt. William L Stilley, and Lt. Joseph B Fuller, all of Attila. Co I contained 25 men from Williamson County. The commissioned officers were: Capt. William A Fry of Marion, Lt. William M Cooper of Chapin and Lt. Wylie H Hall of Reynoldsburg.

According to the forgoing, Williamson County furnished 445 men for this regiment, which for certain reasons retained its organization only a few months. It originally contained 860 men, and in less than five months, the number was reduced to 161, in consequence of which the war department, by a special order dated Cairo, IL 01 Apr 1863, and signed by L Thomas, adjutant-general, discharged all of the officers of the regiment except 1st Lt. WA Lemma and 1st Lt. William M Cooper and Assistant Surgeon George W French, under who the remaining men of the regiment were mostly consolidated with the 9th IL Inf. The 128th Regiment rendezvoused at Marion, and then went to Springfield and organized with Robert M Hundley, as colonel and James D Pulley as Lt. Colonel. Archibald T Benson was made Chaplin. Being promised their uniforms upon reaching Springfield, the men went there very thinly clad. The disloyalty of the officers was suspected by the agents of the Government, and the men did not receive their uniforms until about a month after reaching Springfield. Meanwhile they suffered very much on account of the cold weather, and began to desert. The regiment was then moved to Cairo, and kept there over the winter with the result above stated. Many of the deserters were arrested and put into the 31st and other regiments where they made good soldiers. Had the regiment been promptly clothed, and sent immediately to the front it would probably have done excellent service, and made a good record.


The Marion Guards
This company was organized in Oct 1875, with 50 men. The first officers were Capt. James V Grider, Lt. William Hendrickson and Lt. DA Davis. The company was reorganized under the present militia laws of the State in August 1877, with the same number of men, with Capt. JV Grider, Lt. William H Bundy and Lt. George W Bock as the officers thereof. The next set of officers were Capt. Brice Holland, Lt. JR Little and Lt. EE Mitchell. The latter resigned after serving about 2 years and was succeeded by John P Moore. The present officers are Capt. WS Washburn, Lt. WH Bentley and Lt. Joseph Fozzard. 1st Lt. James F Connell and 2nd Lt. TJ Helton have served as such to fill vacancies. The guards are mustered as Co M 8th Regiment, 2nd Brigade, ILL National Guard. They were called in the spring of 1886 to guard property in East St Louis during the strike period. They were there in service for 15 days and had no trouble. They meet at the State Camping Ground (Camp Lincoln) every year in August for the purpose of receiving instructions. Capt. Holland was promoted in Jul 1886, to the office of major of the regiment. Capt. Washburn served as quartermaster of the 9th and 11th Regiments for 8 years prior to being elected captain of the guards.

The following condensed recapitulation shows the number of Williamson County men mustered into the United States service during the late civil war, the same having been carefully compiled from the official reports: Co K 18th--14 men; Co E 29th--29 men; Co C 31st--133 men; Co E 31st--32 men; Co F 31st-20 men; Co G 31st Reg--5 men; Co H 31st--2 men; Co E 56th--26 men; Co I 56th--12 men; Co K 16th--10 men; Co E 81st--31 men; Co G 81st--77 men; Co H 81st--93 men; Co D & H 109th--8 men; Co C 110th--64 men; Co G 110th--29 men; 128th Regiment--445 men, making a grand total of 1030. It has been asserted that the county seat about 2000 men into the army, and it may be claimed that the summary of the foregoing recapitulation is too small, but any and all persons making such claims are respectfully referred to the official reports.




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