1879 History of Menard & Mason Counties
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Mason County

Seventeenth Infantry
Page 464

The Seventeenth Regiment of Infantry was mustered into service at Peoria, Ill., on the 24th of May, 1861, and Leonard F. Ross elected Colonel. The first volunteers from Mason County went into this regiment, and were organized into Company K. The regiment left camp for Alton on the 17th of June. Late in July, it moved to St. Charles, Mo., and the next day went to Warrenton, Mo., and remained two weeks, Company A being detailed as body-guard to Gen. Pope, with headquarters at St. Charles. The regiment went from Warrenton to St. Louis, and from thence to Bird's Point, Mo., where it remained some weeks on garrison duty, and proceeded to Sulphur Springs Landing; from there, by way of Pilot Knob and Ironton, to Fredericktown, Mo., in pursuit of Gen. Prentice's command at Jackson, Mo.

From Jackson, Mo., the regiment went over into Kentucky to assist in the construction of Fort Holt; from there to Elliott's Mills, and back to Fort Holt, and thence back to Cape Girardeau, Mo., in pursuit of Jeff Thompson's forces. On the 21st of October, 1861, the regiment met Thompson's forces at Fredericktown, Mo., where the regiment had its first battle with the enemy, and in which Lieut. J. Q. A. Jones fell mortally wounded; Daniel Bell was killed, and Sergt. Jacob Wheeler severely wounded-all of Company K. Returning to Cape Girardeau, the regiment went on provost duty until February, 1862, when they proceeded to Fort Henry, and from there to Fort Donelson, where they participated in the Fort Donelson battle, and suffered heavy loss in killed and wounded. The regiment went to Metal Landing, embarked for Savannah, Tenn., and from there to Pittsburg Landing, where it was assigned to the First Division, Army of the West Tennessee, under command of Gen. John A. McClernand. The regiment was engaged in the battle of the 6th and 7th of April, in which Company K lost 7 killed and several wounded. The regiment was with the advance on Corinth, Purdy, Bethel and Jackson, Tenn., and, on the 17th of July, went to Bolivar on provost guard duty. In November 1862, went in the expedition to Iuka, and was in the battle of Hatchie; returned to Bolivar, and from there to La Grange, reporting to Gen. Logan and going on provost duty. Marched to Holly Springs in December; thence to Abbeyville, and thence to Oxford. After the capture of Holly Springs, was assigned to Sixth Division. Seventeenth Army Corps, under Gen. McPherson, and proceeded by way of Moscow and Collierville to Memphis, where it remained on duty at the navy-yard until the 16th of January, 1868, and then embarked for Vicksburg; whence the regiment returned to Lake Providence, La., where it remained until the investment of Vicksburg, when it returned to Milliken's Bend May 1; marched to Perkin's Landing; crossed the Mississippi River below Grand Gulf, and advanced, via Raymond, Champion Hills, Jackson, Big Black, to the investment of Vicksburg. After the surrender of the city, the regiment remained on duty, making incursions in Mississippi and Louisiana, until ordered back to Springfield, to be mustered out and discharged on the 4th of June, 1864. The veterans and recruits whose term of service had not expired at the time of mustering out were consolidated with the Eighth Illinois Infantry, and went out of service in the spring of 1866.

Company C.

Callaway, Chancey, Bath, June 24, 1861; m. o. 1864.
Monroe, T., Bath, June 24, 1861.

Company G.

Brown, George, e. June 24, 1861; m. o.

Company H.

Beebe, George, Havana, e. May 25, 1861; disd.
Hulshizer, John, Havana, e. May 25, 1861.
Marlin, E. L., Havana, e. May 25, 1861.
McDonald, F. J., Havana, e. May 25, 1861; disd.
Mason, John, Havana, e. May 28, 1861; disd. for wds.
Mills, R. R., Havana, e. June 25, 1861; m. o. 1864.
Swartwood, C., Havana, e. May 25, 1861; disd. for wds.
Swartwood, S., Havana, e. May 25, 1861.
Woodruff, W. D., Havana, e. May 25, 1861; disd. for wds.

Company K.

Capt. James P. Walker, Mason City, April 23, 1861; resd. April 28, 1862.
Capt. Jacob Wheeler, Havana, April 27, 1862.
First Lieut. John Q. A. Jones, Havana, April 23, 1861; mortally wounded at Fredericktown, Mo., Oct. 21, and died Oct. 24, 1861.
First Lieut. Jacob Wheeler, Havana, Oct. 26, 1861.
First Lieut. Henry F. Hole, April 27, 1861; resd. Oct. 22, 1862.
First Lieut. James H. Mitchell, Bath, Oct. 22, 1862.
Second Lieut. A. J. Bruner, Bath, April 23, 1861; died at Bath, Nov, 20, 1861, of typhoid fever.
Second Lieut. A. T. Davis, Bath, Dec. 11, 1861; mortally wd. at Pittsburg Landing, April 7, 1862, and died at Bath July 2, 1862.
Second Lieut. James H. Mitchell, Bath, July 2, 1862.
Second Lieut. George N. Buck, Havana, Oct. 22, 1862.
Alvoid, George, Mason City, e. May 25, 1861; disd. March 10, 1863, of chronic sore eyes.
Boggs, James W., Havana, e. May 25, 1861; m. o. 1864.
Berry, Charles R, Bath, e. May 25, 1861; m. o. 1864.
Berry, Charles R., Bath, e. May 25, 1861; promoted to Capt. Of 10th La. Vol., May 7, 1863.
Barnes, George, Bath, e. May 25, 1861; deserted Aug. 10, 1862.
Bever, Thomas A., Mason City, e. May 25, 1861; disd. Sept. 27, 1862, of rheumatism.
Chatfield, Chas. H., Bath, e. May 25, 1861; wounded at Fort Donelson, and disd. June 13, 1862.
Chessher, J. E., Mason City, e. May 25, 1861; re-e. as vet. Dec. 8, 1863.
Chambers, James H., Mason City, E. May 25, 1861; disd. for disability from wds. July 11, 1862.
Cumberworth, John, Mason City, e. May 25, 1861;
Cahill, W. H., Mason City, e. May 25, 1861; re-e. as vet. March 8, 1864.
Collins, Patrick, Havana, e. May 25, 1861; re-e. as vet. Dec. 8, 1863.
Doty, Emerson, Masn City, e. May 25, 1861.
Davis, J. Newton, Bath, e. May 25, 1861; prmtd to First Sergt. Sept. 1, 1863.
Davis, A. T., Bath, e. May 25, 1861; prmtd. Second Lieut. And mortally wd. at Pittsburg Landing.
Diamond, James M., Mason City, e. May 25, 1861; disd. April 28, 1862, of disease.
Dase, David, Mason City, e. May 25, 1861; died of wds. at Vicksburg, June 12, 1863.
Eager, Boyd, Mason City, e. May 25, 1861; wd.
Fisher, Daniel, Mason City, e. May 25, 1861; kld. In battle at Fredericktown, Oct. 23, 1861.
Griffin, David O., Mason City, e. May 25, 1861; disd. from wds. at Pittsburg Landing, Nov. 1, 1862.
Gatton, Carlton H., Bath, e. May 25, 1861; captd. on duty, Feb. 15, 1864.
Hines, John, Mason Cilty, e. May 25, 1861; prmtd, and trans. to Inv. Corps. for disability.
Henderson, Jas. M., Mason City, e. May 25, 1861; deserted from Hospital at Quincy.
Harr, L. H., Mason City, e. May 25, m. o. 1864.
Henry, Albert, Bath, e. May 25, 1861; disd. for disability, April 10, 1863.
Hamilton, James M., Mound City, e. May 25, 1861; disd. May 30, 1862.
Hammond, W. M., e. May 25, 1861; disd. for disability, Nov. 28, 1861.
Herring, Henry J., Mason City, e. May 25, 1861; missing at Pittsburg Landing and supposed kld. In battle.
Hole, Henry F., Havana, e. May 25, 1861; prmtd. to First Lieut., and resd. Oct. 22, 1862.
Judd, Charles, Mason City, e. May 25, 1861; disd. Sept. 4, 1862, from disability caused by wds.
John, H. F. M., Havana, e. May 25, 1861; disd for disability from rheumatism, Oct. 25, 1862.
Kirkpatrick, Richard, Bath, e. May 25, 1861; died March 21, 1862, at Savannah, Tenn.
Kerns, Richard, Bath, e. May 25, 1861; deserted April 6, 1862, at Pittsburg Landing.
Low, W. A., Havana, e. May 25, 1861; prmtd. and disd for disability from wds. received at Vicksburg Dec, 15, 1863.
Lofton, Ira, Mason City, e. May 25, 1861; m. o. 1864.
Lybarger, Saml., Havana, e. May 25, 1861; disd. and re-e.
Leavitt, H. P., Bath, e. May 25, 1861; m. o. 1864.
Mitchel, J. H., Bath, e. May 25, 1861; prmtd.
Martin, Edward, Bath, e. May 25, 1861; prmtd. and re-e. as vet. Dec. 8, 1863.
Montgomery, R. S., Havana, e. May 25, 1861; died of wds. at Pittsburg Landing April 11, 1862.
Murdock, John S., Mason City, e. May 25, 1861; disd. for disability April 19, 1862.
Morris, Martin, Havana, e. May 25, 1861; disd. for disability Feb. 13, 1862.
Murphy, John, Havana, e. May 25, 1861; m. o. 1864.
McKee, Oliver, Bath, e. May 25, 1861; disd. May 1, 1862, for disability.
McCrealey, James, e. May 25, 1861; trans. to gun-boat.
Moranville, F. A., Havana, e. May 25, 1861; prmtd. and re-e. as vet. March 8, 1864.
Neely, James W., Mason City, e. May 25, 1861; wd. And deserted Jan. 18, 1863.
Nutt, Calvin, Havana, e. May 25, 1861; died of disease Aug. 1. 1863.
Pflicher, Raymond, e. May 25, 1861; deserted from hospital at St. Louis.
Ross, David D., Mason City, e. May 25, 1861; m. o. 1864.
Ross, John, Havana, e. May 25, 1861; missing in action at Pittsburg Landing.
Rapp, William, Havana, e. May 25, 1861; kld. In action at Pittsburg Landing.
Randolph, Wellington, Bath, e. May 25, 1861; deserted Dec. 26, 1862.
Roberts, Charles D., Havana, e. May 25, 1861; deserted Aug. 1, 1861, at St. Louis.
Rupe, Moses B., Mason City, e. May 25, 1861; disd. for disability Nov. 11, 1862.
Sullivan, W. J., Havana, e. May 25, 1861; disd. and prmtd. to Adjt. Of negro regiment.
Shives, Martin, Bath, e. May 25, 1861; disd. for disability from wounds at Pittsburg Landing.
Sellick, H. P., Bath, e. May 25, 1861; disd. July 1, 1861.
Sonneman, Charles, Bath, e. May 25, 1861; missing in action at Pittsburg Landing.
Scott, W. O., Bath, e. May 25, 1861; m. o. 1864.
Shaw, R. J., Havana, e. May 25, 1861; re-e. as vet. Dec. 8, 1863.
Shafer, Jacob M., Bath, e. May 25, 1861; disd. for disability July 26, 1862.
Stafford, Wm., Havana, e. May 25, 1861; m. o. 1864.
Voak, Joseph B., Havana, e. May 25, 1861; disd. May 30, 1862.
Virmett, Hamilton, Bath, e. May 25, 1861; deserted July 29, 1861.
Vandoren, Jacob, Havana, e. May 25, 1861; disd. May 13, 1862.
Walker, Jesse, Bath, e. May 25, 1861; captured, returned and re-e. as vet. Dec. 8, 1863.
Wykoff, S. H., Bath, e. May 25, 1861; deserted Aug. 21, 1861.
Warn, Aaron, Havana, e. May 25, 1861; disd. for disability Nov. 16, 1861.
Warn, John C., Havana, e. May 25, 1861; disd. March 30, 1862; for disability.
West, F. W., Bath, e. May 25, 1861; died June 15, 1862, of wds. received at Ft. Donelson battle.
Wright, Gideon, Bath, e. May 25, 1861; died July 23, 1862, of chronic diarrhea.
Wheeler, Jacob, Havana, e. May 25, 1861; elected Orderly Sergt. May 25, 1861, and prmtd. to Second and First Lieut. And Capt. In 1862.
Walker, W. S., Mason City, e. May 25, 1861; disd. for disability April 24, 1862.

RECRUITS

Buck, George M., Havana, e. May 25, 1861; prmtd. to Second Lieut. Oct. 22, 1862.
Foster, George A., Havana, e. May 25, 1861; prmtd. to Capt. in 10th La. Vols. May 13, 1863.
Chandler, Samuel, Mason City, e. May 28th, 1861; trans. to gun-boat Jan. 1, 1862.
Leonard, R. F. H., Bath, e. May 28, 1861; trans. to gun-boat Jan. 1, 1862.
Livingston, Silas, Bath, e. May 28, 1861; prmtd, and re-e. as vet. March 8, 1864.
Haskins, Thomas, Bath, e. May 29, 1861; trans. to gun-boat Jan 1, 1862.
Hutchinson, W. H., Bah, e. May 29, 1861; m. o. 1864.
Hatton, Charles, Bath, e. May 25, 1861; disd. for disabilitiy April 6, 1862.
Mitchel, H. H., Bath, e. May 29, 1861; died of typhoid fever Oct. 7, 1861.
Holmes, Phineas, Bath, e. May 29, 1861; disd. for disability April 24, 1862.
Moseby, F. A., Bath, e. May 29, 1861; disd. for disability Nov. 11, 1862.
Brush, John B., Bath, E. May 29, 1861; discharged for disability April 24, 1862.
Morrow, Stephen, Bath, e. May 29, 1861; discharged for disability April 10, 1863.
Razon, H. D., Mason City, e. May 29, 1861; deserted June 4, 1862.
Smith, James T., Mason City, e. May 29, 1861; discharged for disability Oct. 17, 1862.
Neeland, James, Mason City, e. May 29, 1861; deserted July 29, 1861.
Smith, Peter, Mason City, e. May 29, 1861; transferred to gun-boat Jan. 1, 1862.
Vananken, A. J., Mason City, e. May 29, 1861; discharged for disability Aug. 5, 1863.
Wells, Frank E., Mason City, e. May 24, 1861; twice wounded in battle.
Walsh, Michael, Mason City, e. May 29, 1861; captured, paroled and deserted.
Herwiz, Augustus, Mason City, e. June 11, 1861; discharged for disability Oct. 2, 1863.
Hurt, A. A., Mason City, e. June 11, 1861; m. o. 1864.
Martin, Thomas, Mason City, e. June 11, 1861; m. o. 1864.
Patterson, James, Havana, e. June 13, 1861; discharged for disability Nov. 11, 1862.
Dew, Robert, Bath, e. July 5, 1861; captd. and returned.
Neal, George W., Bath, e. July 22, 1861; m. o. 1864.
Hay, Jacob, Mason City, e. July 25, 1861; deserted July 20, 1862.
Patterson, C. C., Mason City, e. July 25, 1861; m. o. 1864.
Eagan, O. C., Mason City, e. Sept. 18, 1861; m. o. 1864.
Hart, W. W., Mason City, e. Nov. 24, 1861; m. o. 1864.
Shultz, A. D., Mason City, e. Nov. 24, 1861; m. o. 1864.
James, Wm. A., Mason City, e. Dec. 1, 1861; left in hospital, supposed to be dead.
Smith, F. C., Bath, e. Dec. 16, 1861; m. o. 1864.
Brickey, A. F., Mason City, e. Feb. 11, 1862; discharged May 2, 1862, for disability.
Charlie, George, Mason City, e. Feb. 11, 1862; discharged Nov. 10, 1862, for disability.
Hawkins, Levi, Mason City, Feb. 11, 1862; discharged May 13, 1862, for disability.
Mosslander, D. G., Mason City, e. Feb. 11, 1862; died in hospital April 21, 1862.
Oswald, John W., Mason City, e. Feb. 11, 1862; trans. to Inv. Corps. Sept. 15, 1863.
Sweeney, James H., Mason City, e. Feb. 11, 1862; re-e. vet. March 8, 1864.
Daft, Thomas, Bath, e. Feb. 11, 1862; mortally wounded at Pittsburg Landing and died April 11, 1862.
Lybarger, Samuel, Havana, e. May 13, 1862.
Wells, Seth J., Mason City, e. Aug. 17, 1862.

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