La Salle County IL Military
Company K, 104th Regiment of Illinois Volunteer Infantry reunion
Karen writes; "This is a picture of the Company K, 104th Regiment of Illinois Volunteer Infantry reunion held in Ottawa on August 25, 1897. We have only identified which man is my great grandfather. He is in the 7th row from the front, third man from the right. We do not have any names for the other men.
My great-grand father and his cousin both served with the 104th. My great-grandfather Joseph Carney was a Private and his cousin William Craig was a Sgt. in Company K, 104th Regiment of Illinois Volunteer Infantry. William Craig was killed in action at Atlanta, Ga. Aug. 7, 1864. and is buried there. My great-grandfather Joseph Carney was Prisoner of War. A letter dated Washington, May 3, 1883 from the War Department Adjutant General’s Office states “Records show him captured at Chikamauga, GA, September 20, 1863, Confined at Richmond, VA, September 29, 1863. Sent to Danville, VA December 12, 1863. Confined at Andersonville, Georgia, date not given. Receipted for at Vicksburg, Mississippi as a paroled prisoner April 18, 1865. Reported at Benton Barracks, Missouri April 26, 1865. Sent to state date not given.”
After surviving Andersonville, Joseph Carney “went to work building the railroad west to Promontory Point, Utah. He attended the ceremonies there when the Golden Spike was driven on May 10, 1869 uniting the Union Pacific and the Central Pacific railroads, forming the first across country railroad. He got his pay from the railroad and returned to Illinois and bought 160 acres southwest of Steward.” Taken from Steward news article. He married and raised a family of six girls and two boys and farmed there until retiring and moving to town. He died at 90 years old. [May 6, 1836 to Sept. 9, 1926].
In addition, I have the following information on the 104th taken from A Compendium of the War of the Rebellion, vol. III, Regimental Histories by Frederick H. Dyer 
104th REGIMENT INFANTRY.
UNION ILLINOIS VOLUNTEERS
104th Regiment, Illinois Infantry
Organized at Ottawa, Ill., and mustered in August 27, 1862, and ordered to Louisville, Ky. Attached to 39th Brigade, 12th Division, Army of the Ohio, to November, 1862. District of Western Kentucky, Dept. of the Ohio, to December, 1862. Prisoners of war to April, 1863. 1st Brigade, 2nd Division, 14th Army Corps, Army of the Cumberland, to October, 1863. 1st Brigade, 1st Division, 14th Army Corps, to June, 1865.
SERVICE.-Moved from Louisville to Frankfort, Ky., September, 1862, and duty there till October 25. Moved to Hartsville, Tenn., October 26-December 1. Action at Hartsville December 7. Regiment captured and paroled. Sent to Camp Douglas, Chicago, Ill., and duty there as paroled prisoners of war till April, 1863, when declared exchanged. Ordered to Brentwood, Tenn.; thence to Murfreesboro, Tenn., and duty there till June. Middle Tennessee (or Tullahoma) Campaign June 24-July 7. Elk River July 3. Occupation of Middle Tennessee till August 16. Passage of the Cumberland Mountains and Tennessee River and Chickamauga (Ga.) Campaign August 16-September 22. Davis Cross Roads, near Dug Gap, September 11. Battle of Chickamauga September 19-21. Rossville Gap September 21. Siege of Chattanooga, Tenn., September 24-November 23. Chattanooga-Ringgold Campaign November 23-27. Lookout Mountain November 24. Mission Ridge November 25. Pea Vine Valley and Graysville November 26. Taylor's Ridge, Ringgold Gap, November 27. At Chattanooga till February, 1864. Moved to Nashville, Tenn., February 10, and duty there till March 15. Moved to Chattanooga March 15-19. Atlanta (Ga.) Campaign May 1-September 8. Demonstration of Rocky Faced Ridge May 8-11. Buzzard's Roost Gap May 8-9. Near Resaca May 13. Battle of Resaca May 14-15. Advance on Dallas May 18-25. Operations on line of Pumpkin Vine Creek and battles about Dallas, New Hope Church and Allatoona Hills May 25-June 5. Pickett's Mill May 27. Operations about Marietta and against Kenesaw Mountain June 10-July 2. Pine Mountain June 11-14. Lost Mountain June 15-17. Assault on Kenesaw June 27. Ruff's Station, Smyrna Camp Ground, July 4. Chattahoochie River July 5-18. Peach Tree Creek June 19-20. Siege of Atlanta July 22-August 25. Utoy Creek August 5-7. Flank movement on Jonesboro August 25-30. Near Red Oak August 29. Battle of Jonesboro August 31-September 1. Operations against Hood in North Georgia and North Alabama September 29-November 3. March to the sea November 15-December 10. Siege of Savannah December 10-21. Campaign of the Carolinas January to April, 1865. Near Stroud's Mills, S. C., February 26. Cloud's House February 26. Near Rocky Mount February 28. Averysboro, Taylor's Hole Creek, N. C., March 16. Battle of Bentonville March 19-21. Occupation of Goldsboro March 24. Advance on Raleigh April 10-14. Occupation of Raleigh April 14. Bennett's House April 26. Surrender of Johnston and his army. March to Washington, D. C., via Richmond, Va., April 29-May 19. Grand Review May 24. Mustered out June 6 and discharged at Chicago, Ill., July 11, 1865.
Regiment lost during service 6 Officers and 110 Enlisted men killed and mortally wounded and 2 Officers and 76 Enlisted men by disease. Total 194.
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