History Of Mcdonough County, Illinois; Its Cities, Towns And Villages, With Early Reminiscences…

Paperback | January 9, 2012

byS. J. Clarke

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This historic book may have numerous typos, missing text or index. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. 1878. Not illustrated. Excerpt: ... CHAPTER XVIII. THE WAR--IN THE FIELD. If time and space allowed, gladly would we follow our brave soldier boys to the tented field and recount the individual acts of bravery of one and all; but this we cannot do, and can only speak in general terms, giving a short description of such regiments as were composed in good part of men from this county. Our soldiers, we find, are as modest as brave, and not disposed to volunteer information for publication, so that for what we do give we have had to depend principally upon our public records. Beginning in order of enlistment, we come to the SIXTEENTH INFANTRY. The Sixteenth Infantry, Illinois Volunteers, was organized and mustered into the United States service at Quincy, Illinois, under the " Ten Regiment Act," on the twenty-fourth day of May, 1861. It was mustered in by Capt. T. G. Pitcher, U. S. A., June 12th, 1861; moved to Grand river, Mo., as railroad guard, after which the regiment was scattered along the line ot the II. & St. Jo. road as guard. July 10, Col. Smith's force, though attacked at Monroe Station by sixteen hundred mounted rebels, held its position until the arrival of reinforcements, when the enemy fled. On the sixteenth, lost two men killed and two wounded at Caldwell Station. August 20, regiment moved under Gen. Hurlbut to Kirksville in pursuit of Gen. Green, arriving at Honeyville Sept. 1. Sept. 10, ordered to St. Joseph, Mo. On the fourteenth, together with the Third Iowa Infantry, had a skirmish at Platte City; seventeenth, returned to St. Joseph. Jan. 27, ordered to Bird's Point, Mo. March 3, ordered to New Madrid, where they were attached to the army of Mississippi, Second Brigade, Col. James D. Morgan, First Division, Brigadier General E. A. Paine. On the evening of the twelfth of March the ...

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This historic book may have numerous typos, missing text or index. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. 1878. Not illustrated. Excerpt: ... CHAPTER XVIII. THE WAR--IN THE FIELD. If time and space allowed, gladly would we follow our brave soldier boys to the tented field an...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:284 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.6 inPublished:January 9, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0217222048

ISBN - 13:9780217222044

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