95th Illinois Volunteer Infantry Regiment

I created this page hoping to find any descendants of the 95th IL who may have info regarding their ancestors. Organized at Rockford, Ill., and mustered in September 4, 1862. Moved to Jackson, Tenn., November 4-12, 1862. Attached to 1st Brigade, 6th Division, Left Wing 13th Army Corps (Old), Dept. of the Tennessee, to December, 1862. 1st Brigade, 6th Division, 16th Army Corps, to January, 1863. 1st Brigade, 6th Division, 17th Army Corps, to May, 1863. 2nd Brigade, 6th Division, 17th Army Corps, to September, 1863. 2nd Brigade, 1st Division, 17th Army Corps, to March, 1864. 2nd Brigade, Provisional Division, 17th Army Corps, Dept. of the Gulf, to June, 1864 (Non-Veterans). 2nd Brigade, Sturgis' Expedition, June, 1864 (Non-Veterans). Detached Brigade, 17th Army Corps, June, 1864 (Non-Veterans). 4th Brigade, 1st Division, 16th Army Corps, to December, 1864 (Non-Veterans). 3rd Brigade, 3rd Division, 17th Army Corps, April to December, 1864 (Veterans). 2nd Brigade, 3rd Division, Detachment, Army of the Tennessee, Dept. of the Cumberland, to February, 1865. 3rd Brigade, 3rd Division, 16th Army Corps (New), Military Division West Mississippi, to August, 1865. SERVICE.--Grant's Central Mississippi Campaign November, 1862, to January, 1863. At Memphis January 13-20, 1863. Moved to Lake Providence, La., January 20-26, and duty there until April. Skirmish at Old River, Lake Providence, February 10. Moved to Milliken's Bend, La., April 12. Movement on Bruinsburg and turning Grand Gulf April 25-30. Battles of Fort Gibson, Miss., May 1; Raymond May 12; Jackson May 14; Champion's Hill May 16; Big Black River May 17. Siege of Vicksburg May 18-July 4. Assaults on Vicksburg May 19-22 and June 25, Expedition to Mechanicsburg May 26-June 4. Surrender of Vicksburg July 4. Moved to Natchez, Miss., July 12-13, and duty there until October 17. Moved to Vicksburg October 17 and duty there until February, 1864. Meridian Campaign February 3-25. Veterans on furlough March-April. Red River Campaign March 10-May 22. Fort DeRussy March 14. Battle of Pleasant Hill, Pleasant Hill Landing, April 12-13. About Cloutiersville April 22-24. Natchitoches April 22. At Alexandria April 26-May 13. Boyce's Plantation and Wells' Plantation May 6. Twelve Mile Bayou and Bayou Boeuf May 7. Retreat to Morganza May 13-20. Mansura May 16. Yellow Bayou May 18. Moved to Vicksburg, Miss., May 21-24, thence to Memphis, Tenn., May 28-30. Sturgis' Expedition to Guntown June 1-13. Brice's or Tishamingo Creek near Guntown June 10. Ripley June 11. Moved to St. Charles, Ark., August 3-6, thence to Duvall's Bluff September 1, and to Brownsville September 8. March through Arkansas and Missouri in pursuit of Price September 17-November 21. Moved to Nashville, Tenn., November 23-30. Battle of Nashville December 15-16. Pursuit of Hood to the Tennessee River December 17-28. Moved to Eastport, Miss., and duty there until February 6, 1865. (Veterans Joined 3rd Brigade, 3rd Division, 17th Army Corps, at Cairo, Ill., thence moved to Clifton, Tenn., and march to Ackworth, Ga., via Huntsville and Decatur, Ala., and Rome, Ga., April 28-June 8, 1864. Atlanta (Ga.) Campaign June 8 to September 8. Operations about Marietta and against Kenesaw Mountain June 10-July 2. Assault on Kenesaw Mountain June 27. Nickajack Creek July 2-5. Howell's Ferry July 5. On line of the Chattahoochie River July 6-17. Leggett's Bald Hill July 20-21. Battle of Atlanta July 22. Siege of Atlanta July 22-August 25. Flank movement on Jonesboro August 25-30. Battle of Jonesboro August 31-September 1. Lovejoy Station September 2-6. Operations against Hood in North Georgia and North Alabama September 29-November 3. Rejoined Regiment at Nashville, Tenn.) Moved to New Orleans, La., February 6-21, 1865, and duty there until March 12. Campaign against Mobile and its defenses March 21-April 12. Siege of Spanish Fort and Fort Blakely March 26-April 8. Assault and capture of Fort Blakely April 9. Occupation of Mobile April 12. March to Montgomery, Ala., April 13-25, and duty there until July. Moved to Meridian and Vicksburg, Miss. Mustered out August 17, 1865. Recruits transferred to 47th Illinois Infantry. Regiment lost during service 7 Officers and 77 Enlisted men killed and mortally wounded and 1 Officer and 204 Enlisted men by disease. Total 289.

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95th Veterans Graves and IL. Adjutant General Reports
02/14/2020

95th Veterans Graves and IL. Adjutant General Reports

95th Veterans Graves and IL. Adjutant General Reports

William Nelson TylerBIRTH 23 Jul 1839Wisconsin, USABURIAL 5 Oct 1910 (aged 71)Rapids City, Rock Island County, Illinois
01/22/2020

William Nelson Tyler
BIRTH 23 Jul 1839
Wisconsin, USA
BURIAL 5 Oct 1910 (aged 71)
Rapids City, Rock Island County, Illinois

Alonzo Brooks, of Boone, Illinois, enlisted as a 2nd lieutenant on September 24, 1862, and was commissioned into Co. K, ...
01/03/2020

Alonzo Brooks, of Boone, Illinois, enlisted as a 2nd lieutenant on September 24, 1862, and was commissioned into Co. K, 95th Illinois Infantry. Assigned to the Army of the Tennessee, the regiment participated in charges into the works at Vicksburg on May 19 and 22, 1863, suffering heavy losses, and Brooks was promoted to 1st lieutenant following the ordeal. The regiment was nearly annihilated at Brice's Crossroads (Guntown) the next year and ordered to recover at Memphis where various detachments took part in the battles at Kenesaw Mountain, Chattahoochee river, Atlanta, Ezra Church, Jonesboro and Lovejoy's Station. 1st Lieutenant Brooks served beyond the end of the war, not mustering out until August of 1865.

An original battlefield flag carried by an Illinois regiment during the Civil War will be on display in the Old State Ca...
01/03/2020

An original battlefield flag carried by an Illinois regiment during the Civil War will be on display in the Old State Capitol through the Civil War’s 150th anniversary observance.

An original battlefield flag carried by an Illinois regiment during the Civil War will be on display in the Old State Capitol through the Civil War’s 150th anniversary observance.

The official opening of the display, on the south wall of the rotunda level, was Tuesday, Flag Day.

“This flag was carried during several campaigns of the Civil War,” said Illinois Historic Preservation Agency Director Jan Grimes. “Visitors can see this banner under which our state’s heroes fought and died to keep the Union together. History doesn’t get any more genuine than this.”

The flag, which was carried by the 95th Illinois Infantry, is on loan from the Illinois Military Museum at Camp Lincoln. The Boone County Historical Society and the McHenry County Civil War Round Table paid for $40,000 worth of conservation work. The 95th Illinois was made up of volunteers from Boone and McHenry counties in northern Illinois.

The flag hangs near the Civil War-era adjutant general’s office, where Ulysses S. Grant, then a colonel, worked in 1861.

Grimes said Richard Yates, Illinois governor during the Civil War, was active in recruiting volunteers and twice led delegations of Illinois officials to Shiloh, earning him the sobriquet “friend of the wounded soldier.” Yates also raised money to buy food for Union soldiers.

“It is fitting that a Civil War battlefield flag should be displayed in the Old State Capitol,” she said.

Illinois provided more than 250,000 soldiers to fight in the Civil War, and nearly 15 percent lost their lives, said Maj. Gen. William Enyart, adjutant general of the Illinois National Guard.

He said every infantry regiment had two flags — the Union flag and a regimental flag — and that being a flag-bearer carried with it great prestige as well as great danger because the flag-bearer usually led the charge against the enemy.

The flags helped a commander locate units on the battlefield and provided a visible point where men could rally during the confusion of battle. Most soldiers looked upon the loss of a flag as a kind of disgrace and fought hard to protect them.

“Illinois’ military history and tradition rivals that of any other state,” Enyart said. “I hope this flag will inspire visitors to the Old State Capitol to learn more about the men and women from Illinois who have served our country so proudly.”

The Illinois Military Museum at Camp Lincoln has one of the largest collections of Civil War flags in the country. Many are not on display because money isn’t available to restore them.

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95th Infantry Regiment

The flag on display at the Old Capitol was carried during the Civil War by the 95th Illinois Infantry, which served from September 1862 until August 1865. The 95th performed active duty in Tennessee, Mississippi, Louisiana, Arkansas, Missouri and Alabama, traveling more than 9,000 miles on foot, by rail and aboard steamboats.

More than 1,400 people belonged to the regiment at one time or another. Records show that 289 died in service — 84 due to battle injuries and 205 from disease. More than 180 soldiers were discharged due to wounds or illness, and more than 30 were listed as deserters.

One member of the 95th was a woman: Jenny Hodgers disguised herself as a man and enlisted in the 95th under the name Albert Cashier.

Flag background

The flag on display at the Old Capitol is a 6-foot square, with fringe around three sides and a swatch missing, probably taken as a souvenir, said Justin Blandford, site manager for the Old Capitol State Historic Site.

Maj. Gen. William Enyart, adjutant general of the Illinois National Guard, said most Civil War battlefield flags were either 6-foot squares or measured 6 by 6 1/2 feet — either one an unusual size compared to modern-day flags.

Blandford said the flag probably was made in Philadelphia, judging from the elliptical pattern of the stars, a hallmark of Philadelphia flag makers.

https://www.sj-r.com/article/20110615/NEWS/306159919

Vicksburg National Military Park
08/28/2019

Vicksburg National Military Park

The Missouri State Memorial is the subject of this week’s #MonumentMonday. One of two monuments dedicated to troops from both the Union and Confederate armies (Kentucky being the other one), it sits on land between the lines where Colonel Giles Smith’s brigade of Union Missouri troops faced General Martin E. Green’s Brigade of Confederate Missouri troops during the siege. This internal conflict is prominently displayed on the monument with one side depicting the attacking Yankee soldiers, while the other side displays the defending Rebels. In between is the “Spirit of the Republic” successfully guiding the ship of state upon which she stands through the troubled waters of the Civil War.
The monument is located within the Military Park on Confederate Avenue and is easily accessed from the pull off at tour stop 10. One aspect of the monument that might strike visitors at first glance is the seemingly poorly angled placement of the memorial. Visitors approaching it from the tour road are greeted by its side instead of its front. This is because when the veterans dedicated the monument on October 17, 1917, the tour road ran clockwise around the park which is opposite of how the tour road runs today. When approached from the south along the tour road, the visitor sees the monument head on.

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[Image Description: stone monument with figure in the center and stone wings on either side]

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This page was created to share information and request from descendants or just anyone interested in posting family histories or photos. Maybe someone may still have a uniform with regiment designations? Organized at Rockford, Ill., and mustered in September 4, 1862. Moved to Jackson, Tenn., November 4-12, 1862. Attached to 1st Brigade, 6th Division, Left Wing 13th Army Corps (Old), Dept. of the Tennessee, to December, 1862. 1st Brigade, 6th Division, 16th Army Corps, to January, 1863. 1st Brigade, 6th Division, 17th Army Corps, to May, 1863. 2nd Brigade, 6th Division, 17th Army Corps, to September, 1863. 2nd Brigade, 1st Division, 17th Army Corps, to March, 1864. 2nd Brigade, Provisional Division, 17th Army Corps, Dept. of the Gulf, to June, 1864 (Non-Veterans). 2nd Brigade, Sturgis' Expedition, June, 1864 (Non-Veterans). Detached Brigade, 17th Army Corps, June, 1864 (Non-Veterans). 4th Brigade, 1st Division, 16th Army Corps, to December, 1864 (Non-Veterans). 3rd Brigade, 3rd Division, 17th Army Corps, April to December, 1864 (Veterans). 2nd Brigade, 3rd Division, Detachment, Army of the Tennessee, Dept. of the Cumberland, to February, 1865. 3rd Brigade, 3rd Division, 16th Army Corps (New), Military Division West Mississippi, to August, 1865. SERVICE.--Grant's Central Mississippi Campaign November, 1862, to January, 1863. At Memphis January 13-20, 1863. Moved to Lake Providence, La., January 20-26, and duty there until April. Skirmish at Old River, Lake Providence, February 10. Moved to Milliken's Bend, La., April 12. Movement on Bruinsburg and turning Grand Gulf April 25-30. Battles of Fort Gibson, Miss., May 1; Raymond May 12; Jackson May 14; Champion's Hill May 16; Big Black River May 17. Siege of Vicksburg May 18-July 4. Assaults on Vicksburg May 19-22 and June 25, Expedition to Mechanicsburg May 26-June 4. Surrender of Vicksburg July 4. Moved to Natchez, Miss., July 12-13, and duty there until October 17. Moved to Vicksburg October 17 and duty there until February, 1864. Meridian Campaign February 3-25. Veterans on furlough March-April. Red River Campaign March 10-May 22. Fort DeRussy March 14. Battle of Pleasant Hill, Pleasant Hill Landing, April 12-13. About Cloutiersville April 22-24. Natchitoches April 22. At Alexandria April 26-May 13. Boyce's Plantation and Wells' Plantation May 6. Twelve Mile Bayou and Bayou Boeuf May 7. Retreat to Morganza May 13-20. Mansura May 16. Yellow Bayou May 18. Moved to Vicksburg, Miss., May 21-24, thence to Memphis, Tenn., May 28-30. Sturgis' Expedition to Guntown June 1-13. Brice's or Tishamingo Creek near Guntown June 10. Ripley June 11. Moved to St. Charles, Ark., August 3-6, thence to Duvall's Bluff September 1, and to Brownsville September 8. March through Arkansas and Missouri in pursuit of Price September 17-November 21. Moved to Nashville, Tenn., November 23-30. Battle of Nashville December 15-16. Pursuit of Hood to the Tennessee River December 17-28. Moved to Eastport, Miss., and duty there until February 6, 1865. (Veterans Joined 3rd Brigade, 3rd Division, 17th Army Corps, at Cairo, Ill., thence moved to Clifton, Tenn., and march to Ackworth, Ga., via Huntsville and Decatur, Ala., and Rome, Ga., April 28-June 8, 1864. Atlanta (Ga.) Campaign June 8 to September 8. Operations about Marietta and against Kenesaw Mountain June 10-July 2. Assault on Kenesaw Mountain June 27. Nickajack Creek July 2-5. Howell's Ferry July 5. On line of the Chattahoochie River July 6-17. Leggett's Bald Hill July 20-21. Battle of Atlanta July 22. Siege of Atlanta July 22-August 25. Flank movement on Jonesboro August 25-30. Battle of Jonesboro August 31-September 1. Lovejoy Station September 2-6. Operations against Hood in North Georgia and North Alabama September 29-November 3. Rejoined Regiment at Nashville, Tenn.) Moved to New Orleans, La., February 6-21, 1865, and duty there until March 12. Campaign against Mobile and its defenses March 21-April 12. Siege of Spanish Fort and Fort Blakely March 26-April 8. Assault and capture of Fort Blakely April 9. Occupation of Mobile April 12. March to Montgomery, Ala., April 13-25, and duty there until July. Moved to Meridian and Vicksburg, Miss. Mustered out August 17, 1865. Recruits transferred to 47th Illinois Infantry. Regiment lost during service 7 Officers and 77 Enlisted men killed and mortally wounded and 1 Officer and 204 Enlisted men by disease. Total 289.

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An interesting item for those Co H folks.
GAR men of Company A 95th Illinois Infantry. Reunion 1890s.
Captain John Eddy Company E 95th Illinois
Corporal Ahira Thompson 95th Illinois Infantry Company E. Joined September 4, 1862, served till wounded May 22, 1863 in left arm and caught yellow fever while recovering in memphis. Was assigned to 95th as a corpman but sickness returned and discharged him from regiment August 1864. Father of Private William Thompson Company E. Also brother of Ahira, Clark P. Thompson Company A. Joined September 1864 . Clark died at Spanish Fort Alabama April 1865 of dysentery. Company F Private Dewey, Corporal Rufus, and Private Walter Thompson all cousins of Ahira Thompson.
Private William Thompson (1874 picture). Was recruit from Mchenry County. Joined october 1863, fell in with 95th Illinois Company E in November 1863 in Vicksburg. Served with 95th till April of 1865 when transfered to 47th Illinois to serve till june 1866.