Company "D" 51st Illinois Infantry
Woodford County, Illinois

Name

Residence

Rank

Mustered

Comments

Ainsworth, William

Metamora

Veteran

Feb 8, 1864

MO Sep 25, 1865, as Corp'l.

Ainsworth, William

Metamora

Private

Jan 20, 1862

Re-enlisted as Veteran

Arnold, John N

Secor

Private

Feb 25, 1862

Deserted Mar 24, 1862

Betz, Solomon

Panola

Private

Feb 25, 1862

Discharged Mar 1, 1862; disability.

Butler, Orson D

Metamora

2nd Lt.

Jun 12, 1863

Discharged May 15, 1865

Butler, Orson D

Metamora

Private

Jan 20, 1862

Prom. Serg't, then 2nd Lt. [Sep 30, 1862]

David, David W

Metamora

Private

Jan 20, 1862

Discharged Aug 1, 1862; disability.

Hurlburt, Samuel

Metamora

Veteran

Feb 8, 1864

Died, Nashville, Apr 16, 1864

Hurlburt, Samuel

Metamora

Private

Jan 20, 1862

Re-enlisted as Veteran

Johnson, August

Cruger

Private

Feb 25, 1862

Killed, Franklin, Nov 30, 1864

Kingston, Milton

Metamora

Private

Feb 25, 1862

Discharged Mar 20, 1865

Liston, Daniel

Metamora

Recruit

Nov 23, 1863

MO Sep 25, 1865 as Corp'l.

Mcguire, James L

Metamora

Private

Feb 25, 1862

Discharged Apr 1, 1865

Merchant, John

El Paso

Veteran

Feb 8, 1864

Died, Chicago, Sep 9, 1864

Merchant, John

El Paso

Private

Feb 25, 1862

Re-enlisted as Veteran

Miller, Cyrus

Metamora

Private

Jan 20, 1862

Discharged Mar 1, 1862; disability.

Neff, John R

Cruger

Private

Jan 20, 1862

Killed at Pine Ridge, Ga., Jun 15, 1864

Nesmith, George W

Metamora

Veteran

Feb 8, 1864

Prom. Sergeant Major [Dec 23, 1863]

Nesmith, George W

Metamora

Private

Feb 25, 1862

Re-enlisted as Veteran

Pool, Hiram H

Metamora

Private

Jan 20, 1862

MO to date Jan 20, 1865

Speers, James D

Metamora

1st Lt.

Not must'd.

MO Sep 25, 1865 as Serg't.

Speers, James D

Metamora

Veteran

Feb 8, 1864

Prom. 1st Serg. Com'd 1st Lt., but not mustered.

Speers, James D

Metamora

Private

Feb 25, 1862

Re-enlisted as Veteran

Stivers, James B

Metamora

Veteran

Feb 8, 1864

Promoted Serg't Major [July 20, 1865]

Stivers, James B

Metamora

Private

Feb 27, 1862

Re-enlisted as Veteran

Stivers, William K

Metamora

Veteran

Feb 8, 1864

MO Sep 25, 1865 as Serg't.

Stivers, William K

Metamora

Private

Jan 20, 1862

Re-enlisted as Veteran

Taylor, Henry R

Metamora

Veteran

Feb 8, 1864

MO Sep 25, 1865 as Corp'l.

Taylor, Henry R

Metamora

Private

Feb 25, 1862

Re-enlisted as Veteran

Taylor, Joseph W

Metamora

Private

Jan 20, 1862

Discharged Aug 2, 1864; disability.

Walton, Edward D

Metamora

Private

Feb 27, 1862

Discharged Apr 1, 1865

Yerkes, Henry

Metamora

Private

Feb 25, 1862

Discharged Feb 14, 1862; disability.

Yerkes, Henry

Metamora

Recruit

Dec 31, 1863

Prom. Principal Musician


Source: Illinois Military Units in the Civil War, by The Civil War Centennial Commission of Illinois, 1962
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