IL 45th Infantry Caroll Co Illinois
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45th IL Infantry
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ILLINOIS 45th INFANTRY

The Washburne Lead Mine Regiment was organized at Chicago, Ill., Dec 25. 1861, by Col. John B. Smith, and mustered into the United States service as the Forty-fifth Infantry Illinois Volunteers. January 15, 1862, moved to Cairo. Ill.; February 1st, assigned to Brigade of Col. W. H. L. Wallace, Division of Brig. Gen. McClernand ; February 4th. landed below Fort Henry, on the Tennessee, and on the 6th marched into the fort, it having been surrendered to the gun-boats. February 11th, moved toward Fort Donelson. and during the succeeding days bore its part of the suffering and of the battle. The flag of the Forty-fifth was the first planted on the enemys works. Loss--2 killed and 26 wounded. March 4th, moved to the Tennessee River, and 11th, arrived at Savannah. Was engaged in the expedition to Pin Hock. March 25th, moved to Pittsburg Landing and encamped near Shiloh Church.

The Forty-fifth took a conspicuous and honorable part in the two days' battle of Shiloh, losing 26 killed and 199 wounded and missing nearly one-half of the regiment. April 12th. Col. John E. Smith, of the Forty-fifth, took command of the Brigade. During the siege of Corinth, the regiment was in the First Brigade, Third Division, Reserve Army of the Tennessee, and bore its full share of the labors and dangers of the campaign. June 4th. the regiment was assigned to Third Brigade, and moved towards Purdy, fifteen miles. On the 5th, marched to Bethel; 7th to Montezuma, and on the 8th to Jackson, Tennessee, the enemy flying on its approach.

During the months of June and July, engaged in garrison and guard duty. August 11th, assigned to guarding railroad, near Toon's Station. On the 31st, after much desperate fighting, companies C & D were captured. The remainder of the regiment, concentrating at Toon's Station, were able to resist the attack of largely outnumbering forces. Loss--3 killed, 13 wounded, and 43 taken prisoners. September 17th, moved to Jackson: November 2d to Bolivar, and was assigned to First Brigade, Third Division, Right Wing, Thirteenth Army Corps. Nov. 3, 1862, marched fron Bolivar to Van Buren; 4th, to Lagrange. and were assigned to provost duty; 28th, marched to Holly Springs; Dec. 3d, to Waterford; 4th, to Abbeville; 5th. to Oxford, to Yacona river, near Spring Dale.

Communications with the North having been cut off. forged on thecountry for supplies. Dec. 17th. notice received of the promotion of Col. John B. Smith to Brigadier General, ranking from Nov. 29th. Dec. 22d. returned to Oxford; 24th, moved to a camp three miles north of Abbeville, on the Tallahatchte river where the regiment remained during the month. Mustered out July 12, 1865 at Louisville, Ky., and arrived at Chicago. July 15, 1865 for final payment and discharge.

Major Leander B. Fisk, com, captain Co. E. Sept. 14, 1861. Promoted major. May 22, 1863. Killed in battle, June 25, 1863.

First Assistant Surgeon Francis Weaver, com. Nov. 18, 1861. Died.
Sergeant Major Louis G. Comparte, com. Oct. 5, 1861. Mustered out Jan. 16, 1865.
Hospital Steward Wm. S. Stansbury. com. Sept. 18, 1861. Discharged Sept. 29, 1864. Term expired.

Company A.
Captain Abraham Polsgrove, com. Aug. 30, 1861. Resigned Jan. 21, 1863.

Captain Wm. T. Frohock, com. first lieutenant, Aug. 30, 1S61. Promoted adjutant, Oct. 31, 1861. Promoted captain. Jan. 11, 1863. Promoted colonel Fourth Mississippi Colored Troops, Jan. 12, 1864.

Captain Jas. P. Beattie, e. as corporal, Nov. 4, 1861. Re-enlisted as veteran, Jan. 5, 1864. promoted first lieutenant, Oct. 15, 1864. Promoted captain, April 20, 1865. Mustered out July 12, 1865.

First Lieutenant Geo. Moore, com. second lieutenant, Aug. 30, 1861. Promoted first lieutenant, Nov. 1, 1861. Died.

First Lieutenant Jos. Myers. e. as first sergeant, Aug. 30, 1861. Promoted second lieutenant, Dec. 1. 1861. Promoted first lieutenant. April 9, 1862. Resigned Oct. 15, 1864.

First Lieutenant Baley Cleranger, e. as corporal, Aug. 30. 1861. Re_enlisted as veteran, Dec. 24. 1863. Mustered out July 12, 1865, as Sergeant. Commissioned first lieutenant, but not mustered.

Second Lieutenant Jacob Febs, e. as private. Aug. 30, 1861. Re-enlisted as veteran, Jan. 5, 1864. Mustered out July 12, 1865, as sergeant. Commissioned sec0nd lieutenant, but not mustered.

Sergt. Louis LaBrush. e. Aug. 30, 1861, disd. Dec. 15, 1863, as private, to receive promotion in colored regiment.

Sergt. Chas. E. Rose, e. Aug. 30, 1861, vet., in. o. July 12, 1865.

Sergt. John Mack, e. Aug. 30, 1861,m.0. Sept. 29. 1864, term ex.

Sergt. Hollis M. Hurd, e. Aug. 30, 1861, kld. at Shiloh, April 6, 1865.

Corpl. Wm. T. Dougherty. e. Aug. 30, 1861, trans. to Invalid Corps. Sept. 15, 1863.

Corpl. Henry Kernnaghan, e. Aug. 30, 1861, m.o. Sept. 29, 1864, term ex.

Corpl. John H. Botts, e. Aug. 30, 1861, missing in action May 1, 1863

Corpl. John Mahood, e. Aug. 30, 1861, disd. July 12, 1862, wounded.

Corpl. Robert Morehead, e. Aug. 30, 1861, m. o. Sept. 29, 1864, term ex.

Musician Henry Winters, e. Aug. 30, 1861, trans. to V. R. C.. May 1, 1864.

Wagoner Paul D. Otis, e. Oct. 3, 1861, died at Savannah, Tenn.

Bristol S. W. e. Aug. 30, 1861, died at Ft. Donelson.

Bennett Porter. e. Aug. 30, 1861. vet., in. m.o. July 12, 1865, as Corpl.

Benefield Wm. C. e. Aug. 30, 1861. kld. at Menden Station, Tenn., Aug. 31, 1862.

Corrigan Barnhard, e. Aug. 30, 1861, disd. April 27, 1862, wd.

Eddy Wm. H. e. Aug. 30, 1861, kld. at Vicksburg, June 21, 1863.

Frazer Alex. e. Aug. 30. 1861, vet.

Fulton Wm. e. Aug. 30,'61.Vet.,m. o. July 22,'65,Sergt.

Guy Louis, e. Aug. 30, 1861. died May 22, 1863.

Gill Phillip C. e. Aug. 30, 1861. m. o. Sept. 29, 1863.

Galliger Hugh, e. Nov. 1, 1861. disd. July 12. `62, wd.

Hubert Christian, e. Aug. 30, `61, vet., m.o. July 12,'65.

Hardin Wm. H. e. Oct. 15, 1861, vet., died at Rome, Ga.. June 15, 1864.

Jarvis Francis, e. Aug. 30, 1861, died at Savannah, Tenn.. April 27, 1862

Kenyon H. C. e. Aug. 30, 1861, vet., m. o. July 12, as Corpl.

Kenyon F. R. e. Aug. 30, 1861. vet., m.o.July 12,1865.

Kimmins Henry, e. Aug. 30, 1861, m. o. Sept. 3, 1864, wounded.

Meyers Franklin, e. Aug. 30, 1861, missing in action May 22, 1863.

McGrinty Michael, e. Aug. 30,'61, dropped Aug.18,'62.

Noble Wm. e. Aug. 30, 1861. vet., m. o. July 12, 1865.

O'Sullivan Timothy.e. Aug. 30.'61, vet.,m.o. July 12,'65.

Patten Robert, e. Aug. 30, 1861, dropped Aug. 28. 1862.

Rowley Louis, e. Aug. 30, 1861, died at St. Louis, Oct. 30, 1861.

Rowland M. e. Nov. 20, 1861, disd. Jan. 8, 1862.

Smith John M. e. Aug. 30, 1861, disd. June 26, `62,wd.

Smith John A. e. Aug. 30, 1861, kld. Shiloh, Apl 6, 62.

Smith John C. e. Aug. 30, 1861, kld. Feb. 13, 1862.

Smith Jas. B. e. Aug. 30, 1861, trans. to Invalid Corps, Sept. 15. 1863.

Shilling David, e. Aug. 30, 1861. disd. April 14, 1862.

Scott E. E. e. Aug. 30, 1861. disd. Feb. 17, 1864, disab.

Taylor H. A. e. Aug. 30, 1861, trans. to Invalid Corps, Sept 15, 1863.

Wolfley Wm. e. Aug. 30, `61, kld. at Shiloh, Apl. 6,'62.<

Wootan Daniel, e. Aug. 30, 1861. vet.,m. o. July 12, 1865 as corpl.

Ballau S. A. e. Jan. 5, 1864, disd. June 9, 1865. disab.

Lillibridge R. L. e. Jan. 5, 1864, m. o. July 12, 1865.

Bean M.M. e. Dec. 16, 1861. disd. Nov. 2, `63, disab.

Brown Wm. H. disd Jan. 1, 1862.

Colliers. M. e. Aug. 29, 1862, died March 18, 1863.

Cook J. H. e. Sept. 20, 1864. m. o. June 3, 1864.

Fuller E. L. e. Dec. 1, 1863, m. o. July 12, 1865.

Gill, John M. e. Aug. 26, 1862. m. o. June 22. 1865.

Gill W. C. e. Aug. 18, 1862, died Aprl 13. 1863.

Gill Jas. e. Oct. 10, 1864, in. o. July 12,1865.

Henderson Thos. J. e. Oct. 10. 1864. m.o. July 12,'65.

Keeger Wm. e. Nov. 24, 1862. trans. to Inv. Corps, Aug. 14, 1863.

McKee John, e. Aug. 25, 1862, died at St. Louis. April 9, 1863

Mellon Jas. e. Aug. 26, 1862, m. o. June 3, 1865

Ray Wm. P. e. Nov. 17, 1862 trans. to Inv. Corps.

Roggenthine F. e. Oct. 8, 1864. absent, sick at m. o.

Smith H. J. e. Dec. 1, 1862. in. o. May 26, 1865.

Wilson Alfred, e. Oct. 3, 1863, trans. to V. R. C.. May 1, 1864.

Company E.

Captain John M. Adair. e as first sergeant Sept. 24, 1861. Promoted second lieutenant Dec. 1, 1861. Promoted first Lieutenant Nov. 4, 1862. Promoted capinln May 22 1863. Mustered out Nov., 1864.

Second Lieutenant Oliver Swartz. e. as corporal Sept. 14,1861. Re-enlisted as veteran Jan. 5, 1864. Commissioned second lieutenant, but not mustered. Mustered out July 12, 1865.

Sergt. Jos. A. Wallace, e. Sept. 24, 1861, disd. Sept. 2, 1862. disab.

Corpl. Wm. Ronee, e. Sept. 24, 1861.

Corpi. Jas. L. Carroll, e. Sept. 24, 1861, m. o. Sept. 29, 1864. term ex.

Wagoner D. M. Hewett, e. Nov. 12.'61, disd., term ex.

Beatie Samuel P. e. Sept. 24 1861.

Brown B B. e. Sept. 24. 1861, disd. June 16, 1862

Coats Benj. e. Sept. 18, 1861. died at St. Louis, April 28, 1862.

Carr John N.e. Sept. 18, 1861, died Quincy Ill. April 28, 1862. wd.

Carpenter H. B. e. Sept. 18, 1861, died Dec. 15, 1861.

Carpenter Jas. F. e. Sept. 24, 1861, m. o. Sept. 29, 1864, term ex.

Edwards Albert, e. Sept. 18, 1861, m.o. Sept. 29, 1864, term ex.

Edwards Oscar , e. Nov. 6, 1861, m. o. Nov. 8, 1864, as sergeant, term ex.

Everhart John. e. Sept. 24, 1861, trans. to Inv. Corps, Sept. 15, 1863

Frederick Conrad. e. Sept. 24.'61, disd. Sept. 26, 1862, wd.

Gleason Solon F e. Sept. 24, 1861. m. o. Sept. 29, 1864, term ex.

Goddard Levi W. e. Sept. 24, 1861, disd. April 5. 1862.

Graham Daniel J. e. Sept. 24, 1861, died at Mound City, Apri 4, 1862

Hill Geo. e. Sept. 18, 1861. vet.,m. o. July 12, 1865.

Mathison A. e. Sept. 19, 1861, vet., m. o. July 12, 1865 as sergeant.

Mullarky hugh, e. Sept. 14.'61, vet., m.o. July 12,'65.

Mason Samuel, e. Sept. 18, 1861, disd. Nov. 18,'61,,disab.

Powers John. e. Sept. 18, 1861, disd. July 22, `62. wd.

Sisler Benj. e. Sept. 24, 1861. vet., m. o. July 12, 1865.

Simmons David. e. Sept. 18, 1861, died at Mt. Carroll, 111., April 23, 1862.

Simmons John, e. Oct. 2, 1861. died March 27, 1862.

Stansbury W. S. e. Sept. 18, 1861, appointed Hospital Steward.

Smith Benj. e. Oct. 4, 1861 m.o. Nov. 8,1864, term ex.

Watson Daniel, e. Sept. 14, 1862, disd. or died at Quincy, Oct. 23, 1862.

Wills Henuy B. e. Sep5. 18,1861. died at Quincy, July 9, 1862.

Carter John E. e. Jan. 5, 1864, m. o. July 22, 1865.

Carter M. F. e. Jan. 5, 1864, disd. July 1, 1864, disab.

Dales b.h. e. Dec. 30, 1863 m.o. July 12, 1865

Lindsay L.F.B. e. Jan 17, 1862 disd. Oct. 27 1863 to receive promotion in Colored regt.

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