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ROSTER OF COMPANY B, EIGTH INFANTRY

OFFICERS:

Merritt, Amos, Sergt. ae. 19, res. Benton Co., nat. OH, e. Sept.
15, 1861, wd. Apr. 6, 1862 Shiloh, TN, prmtd. May 2, 1862, re-e.
Jan. 11, 1864, prmtd. Fourth Sergt. Oct. 1, 1864, Third Sergt. Jan.
1, 1865, m.o. Apr. 20, 1866 Selma, AL.

PRIVATES:.

Dunklee, Martin, ae. 20, res. Vinton, nat. Scotland, e. Dec. 12,
1863, died of smallpox Mar. 24, 1864 Helena, AR.

Moody, John, ae. 20, res. Benton Co., nat. OH, e. Sept. 15, 1861,
wd. Apr. 6, 1862 Shiloh, TN, m.o. Sep. 28, 1864 Davenport, IA.

Reese, William, ae. 21, res. Shellsburg, nat. OH, e. Nov. 27, 1863,
died of illness June 26, 1864 Memphis, TN.

Reece, John ae. 23, res. Benton Co., nat. OH, e. Aug. 15, 1861,
captd. Apr. 6, 1862 Shiloh, TN, re-e Jan. 11, 1864, Sick in General
Hospital, Mobile AL Aug. 21, 1865, died Sept. 4, 1865, buried
National Cem. Mobile, AL, Sec. 1, Grave 142.

White, Tobias D., ae. 24, res. Shellsburg, nat. OH, e. Sept. 15,
1861, disd. for disab. (no date) St. Louis, MO.

Williams, James G. ae. 26, res. Shellsburg, nat. OH e. Sept. 15,
1861 dropped, returned to Fifth Inf. & disd. Nov. 16, 1861
Otterville, MO.

COMPANY D, EIGHTH INFANTRY (BENTON COUNTY).

OFFICERS AND STAFF

Brown, John K., Musician, ae. 23, res. Vinton, nat. PA, e. Aug. 14,
1861 as Drummer, prmtd. Fife Major Oct. 24, 1861 re-e. Jan. 11,
1864, captured Sep. 21, 1864 Memphis, TN, disd. Jan. 25, 1865 for
promotion as Second Lieut. 49th Regiment U.S. Colored Troops.

Dannels, Jonathan, Wagoner ae. 45, res. Burk, nat. OH e. Aug. 14,
1861, disd. Feb. 1, 1862 Sedalia, MO.

Geddes, Andrew, Colonel, ae. 20, res. Vinton, nat. Canada appointed
Capt. Oct. 1, 1861, captd. at Shiloh, TN Apr. 6, 1862, re-e. Jan.
11, 1864, prmtd. Lieut. Col. July 1, 1865, m.o. Apr. 20, 1866 at
Selma, AL.

Geddes, James L., Colonel, ae. 34, res. Vinton, nat. Scotland,
appointed Capt. Sep. 16, 1861 Co. D, prmtd. Lieut. Col Feb. 7,
1862, wd. and captd. Apr. 6, 1862 Shiloh, TN, re-e. Jan. 11, 1864
prmtd. Brevet Brigadier Gen. June 5, 1865, resigned June 30, 1865. 

Harper, Alexander, Capt., ae. 31, res. Vinton, nat. PA, e. Aug. 14,
1861 as Fourth Sergt., prmtd. Second Lieut. Dec. 15, 1861, First
Lieut. Apr. 19, 1863, re-e. Jan. 11, 1864, prmtd. Capt. Nov. 15,
1865, m.o. Apr. 20, 1866 Selma, AL.

McGuire, John W., Lieut., ae. 31, res. Vinton, nat. IN, apptd.
Second Lieut. Sept. 23, 1861, resigned Dec. 9, 1861 Sedalia, MO.

Skea, Joseph P., Musician, ae. 19, res. Shellsburg, nat. England,
e. Aug. 14, 1861 as Fifer, prmtd. Drum Major Apr. 29, 1863 re-e.
Jan. 11, 1864, captd. Aug. 21, 1864 Memphis, TN, m.o. Apr. 20, 1866
Selma, AL.

Tinkham, Jacob L., Lieut. ae. 27, res. Vinton, nat. OH, e. Aug. 14,
1861, captd. at Shiloh, prmtd Third Sgt. Jan. 1, 1863, First Sgt
Feb. 13, 1863, Second Lieut. Apr. 19, 1863, wd. Aug. 21, 1864
Memphis, TN,  prmtd. First Lieut. Nov. 15, 1865, m.o. Apr. 20, 1866
Selma, AL.

OFFICERS:

Brown, John, Sergt. ae. 32, res. Vinton, nat. Scotland e. Aug. 14,
1861, prmtd. Second Sgt. Feb. 10, 1862, disd. for disab. June 9,
1863.

Bigley, Jesse L., Corp., ae. 20, res. Vinton, nat. OH, e. Aug. 14,
1861, prmtd Fifth Corp. Feb. 25, 1862, wd. at Shiloh, TN Apr. 6,
1862 and Corinth MS Oct. 4, 1862, prmtd. First Corp. Apr. 10, 1863,
Fourth Sgt. July 1, 1863, Third Sgt. (no date), re-e. Jan. 11, 1864
prmtd. Second Sgt. Oct. 1, 1864, First Sgt. Jan. 1, 1865, m.o. Apr.
20, 1866 Selma, AL.

Chambers, McHenry, Corp. ae. 22, res. Vinton, nat. MD, e. Aug. 14,
1861,  captd. at Shiloh, TN Apr. 6, 1862, re-e. Jan. 11, 1864
prmtd. Sixth Corp. Apr. 1866, m.o. Apr. 20, 1866 Selma, AL.

Forsythe, Robert M., Sergt. ae. 42, res. Vinton, nat. KY, e. Aug.
14, 1861 as Second Sergt, disd. for disab. Feb. 1, 1862 Sedalia,
MO.

Forsythe, John D., Sergt. ae. 24, res. Vinton, nat. IN, e. Aug. 14,
1861, captd. at Shiloh, TN Apr. 6, 1862, re-e. Jan. 11, 1864,
prmtd. Fourth Corp. Jan. 1, 1865, Third Corp. July 1, 1865, Second
Corp. Nov. 1, 1865, Fifth Sergt. Apr. 1, 1866, m.o. Apr. 6, 1866
Selma, AL.

Gardner, James, Corp., ae. 28, res. Vinton, nat. PA, e. Aug. 14,
1861, wd. Apr. 6, 1861 Shiloh, TN, prmtd. Fourth Corp. Jan. 1,
1862, died June 1, 1862 in hospital at Keokuk, IA., buried Oakland
cem. at Keokuk, IA.

Geater, George, Corp., ae. 22, res. Vinton, nat. England, e. Aug.
14, 1861, captd. Apr. 6, 1862 at Shiloh, re-e. Jan. 11, 1864,
prmtd. Sixth Corp. Oct. 1, 1864, Fifth Corp. July 1, 1865, Fourth
Corp. Nov. 1, 1865 First Corp. Apr. 1, 1866, m.o. Apr. 20, 1866 at
Selma, AL.

Heath, Joseph T., Corp., ae. 21, res. Shellsburg, nat. IN, e. Aug.
14, 1861, captd. at Shiloh, re-e. Jan. 11, 1864, prmtd. Seventh
Corp. Nov. 1, 1865, Fourth Corp. Apr. 1, 1866, m.o. Apr. 20, 1866
Selma, AL.

Hines, William E., Corp., ae. 18, res. Vinton, nat. OH, e. Aug. 14,
1861, re-e. Jan. 11, 1864 prmtd. Eight Corp. July 1, 1865, Sixth
Corp Nov. 1, 1865, Third Corp. Apr. 1, 1866, m.o. Apr. 20, 1866
Selma, AL.

Jones, Samuel B., Corp., ae. 28, res. Vinton, nat. IN, e. Aug. 14,
1861 as First Corp., wd. and capt. Apr. 6, 1862 Shiloh, TN, disd.
for wds. Feb. 13, 1863, Transfer from Co. H, 32d Inf.

Kirkpatrick, Robert H., Corp., ae. 21, res. Vinton, nat. OH, e.
Aug. 14, 1861 as Third Corp., wd. and capt. at Shiloh, TN Apr. 6,
1862, transferred to Invalid Corps Mar. 15, 1864. No further
record.

Knapp, Charles., Corp., ae. 22, res. Vinton, nat. IN, e. Aug. 14,
1861 as Sixth Corp, captd. Apr. 6, 1862 Shiloh, TN, prmtd. Fifth
Corp. July 1, 1863, Fourth Corp. Jan. 11, 1864, re-e. Jan. 11, 1864
prmtd. First Corp. Jan. 1, 1865, Fifth Sergt. July 1, 1865, Fourth
Sergt. Nov. 1, 1865, Third Sergt. Apr. 6, 1866, m.o. Apr. 20, 1866
Selma, AL.

Legan, John J., Sergt., ae. 38, res. Vinton, nat. KY, e. Aug. 14,
1861, disd. for disab. Feb. 25, 1865 Sedalia, MO. re-e Aug. 1, 1862
as First Sergt. Co. A, 28th Inf., prmtd. Secon Lieut. Mar. 10,
1863, kld. in action May 16, 1863 Champion Hills, MS.

Marsh, Douglass W., Sergt., ae. 23, res. Vinton, nat. OH, e. Aug.
14, 1861 as Third Sergt., prmtd. First Sergt. Feb. 24, 1862, captd.
at Shiloh, TN  Apr. 6, 1862, disd. for disab. Feb. 13, 1863.

Marshall, Daniel P., Corp., ae. 27, res. Shellsburg, nat. VT, e.
Aug. 14, 1861 as Seventh Corp. disd. for disab. March 13, 1862, St.
Louis, MO.

Montgomery, John, Sergt., ae. 24, res. Vinton, nat. IN, e. Aug. 14,
1861 as Fifth Sergt., captd. at Shiloh, Apr. 6, 1862, re-e. Jan.
11, 1864, prmtd. Fourth Sergt., prmtd. Third Sergt. Oct. 1, 1864,
Second Sergt. Jan. 1, 1865, disd. Jan. 4, 1866 under provisions of
Act of Congress approved July 5, 1884.

Montgomery, Henry C., Sergt., ae. 19, res. Vinton, nat. IN, e. Aug.
14, 1861, captd. at Shiloh Apr. 6, 1862, prmtd. First Corp July 1,
1863 re-e. Jan. 11, 1864, prmtd. Fifth Sergt. Oct. 1, 1864, Fourth
Sergt. Jan. 1, 1865, Third Sergt. July 1, 1865 disd. to Oct. 9,
1865 under provisions of Act of Congress approved July 5, 1884.

Richard, Samuel M., Corp. ae. 32, res. Shellsburg, nat. PA, e. Aug.
14, 1861, captd. at Shiloh, TN Apr. 6, 1862, re-e. Jan. 11, 1864
prmtd. Eighth Corp. Nov. 1, 1865, disd. Mar. 10, 1866.

Smith, Samuel, Corp., ae. 32, res. Vinton, nat. IN, e. Aug. 14,
1861, kld. in action Apr. 6, 1862, Shiloh, TN.

Thomas, Albert, Corp., ae. 18, res. Vinton, nat. OH, e. Aug. 14,
1861, captd. at Shiloh, TN Apr. 6, 1862, re-e. Jan. 11, 1864 prmtd.
Third Corp Jan. 1, 1865, Second Corp. July 1, 1865, First Corp.
Nov. 1865, disd. Mar. 11, 1866 under provisions of Act of Congress
approved July 5, 1884.

Warriner James G., Corp. ae. 19, res. Benton co. IA e. Feb. 19,
1864, prmtd. Eighth Corp. Apr. 1, 1866, m.o. Apr. 20, 1866 Selma,
AL.


PRIVATES:.

Alden, Henry L., ae. 26, res. Benton Co., nat. NY, e. Nov. 12,
1862, re-e. Jan. 11, 1864, m.o. Apr. 20, 1866, transfer from Co. K,
40th IA Inf.

Blakely, Leonard M., ae. 22, res. Vinton, nat. NY, e. Aug. 14,
1861, wd. in left arm at Shiloh, TN Apr. 6, 1862, kld. in action at
Corinth MS Oct. 3, 1862.

Brown, C. W., ae. 21, res. Vinton, nat. PA, e. Aug. 14, 1861, disd.
for diab. Jan. 24, 1862 St. Louis, MO.

Churchill, Henry, ae. 21, res. Shellsburg, nat. VT, e. Aug. 14,
1861, captd. at Shiloh, TN Apr. 6, 1862, disd. for disab. Feb. 16,
1863.

Dalloway, William S., ae. 23, res. Shellsburg, nat. NY, e. Aug. 14,
1861, captd. at Shiloh, TN Apr. 6. 1862, disd. for disab. Feb. 7,
1863.

Davis, George C., ae. 31, res. Vinton, nat. VT, e. Feb. 4, 1863.
re-e. Jan. 11, 1864, disd. Aug. 8, 1865 to accept promotion in 69th
U.S. Colored Infantry, See Co. I, 16th Inf.

Dempsey, William, ae. 22, res. Vinton, nat. IN, e. Aug. 14, 1861,
died of lung fever Nov. 7, 1861 at Sedalia, MO.

Drinkwater, William., ae. 42, res. Harrison Twp., nat. England, e.
Feb. 10. 1864, m.o. Apr. 20, 1866 Selma, AL.

Dudgeon, Thomas, ae. 19, res. Vinton, nat. OH, e. Aug. 14, 1861
died of illness Jan. 7, 1862 at Sedalia, MO.

Gardner, John H., ae. 18, res. Benton Co., nat. IL , e. Apr. 25,
1864, m.o. Apr. 20, 1866 Selma, AL.

Gile, Alfred E., ae. 18, res. Vinton, nat. IN, e. Aug. 14, 1861,
captd. at Shiloh Apr. 6, 1862, re-e. Jan. 11, 1864, m.o. Apr. 29,
1866 Selma, AL.

Gingery, Daniel, ae. 25, res. Vinton, nat. PA, e. Aug. 14, 1861
disd. as disab. June 13, 1862 Shiloh, TN. re-e. Co. A, 28th Inf.
Nov. 1, 1862, disd. for disab. Feb. 13, 1864 Madisonville, LA.

Harper, Alexander H. ae. 21, res. Vinton, nat. IN e. Jan. 22, 1864
died of illness July 24, 1865 Montgomery, AL, buried National Cem.
Marietta GA Sec. L, grave 443.

Harper, Daniel M., ae. 19, res. Benton Co., nat. IN, e. Feb. 27,
1864, died of illness at Vinton, IA Jan. 5, 1865.

Hines, Lewis, ae. 18, res. Benton Co., nat. OH, e. Feb. 1,  1864,
disd. Apr. 9, 1866 under provisions of Act of Congress approved
July 5, 1884.

Holt, George A., ae. 20, res. Vinton, nat. MI, e. Aug. 14, 1861,
died of lung fever Nov. 13, 1861 Fairfield, MO.

Horton, Carey T., ae. 32, res. Vinton, nat. OH, e. Aug. 14, 1861,
m.o. Sep. 28, 1864 Davenport, IA.

Inman, Charles E., ae. 22, res. Shellsburg, nat. NY e. Aug. 14,
1861, wd. Oct. 4, 1862 Corinth, MS, transferred to Invalid Corps
Dec. 22, 1863. No further record.

Johnson, James, ae. 18, res. Vinton, nat. IN, e. Aug. 14, 1861,
disd. as disab. Mar. 16, 1862 St. Louis, MO.

Kimball, George C., ae. 19, res. Vinton, nat. VT, e. Aug. 14, 1861,
captd. at Shiloh Apr. 6, 1862, re-e. Jan. 11, 1864, died at
Memphis, TN Oct. 29, 1864, buried National Cem. Sec. 2, grave 453.

McCoy, William, ae. 30, res. Vinton, nat. IN, e. Aug. 14, 1861,
disd. from hospital Cincinnati OH. No further record.

Meeker, Thaddeus, ae. 28, res. Vinton, nat. NY, e. Aug. 14, 1861,
disd. Mar. 13, 1862, disab. at St. Louis, MO.

Metcalf, Samuel ae. 18, res. Benton Co., nat. OH e. Jan. 24, 1865
m.o. Jan. 23, 1866 Selma, AL.

Miller, John T., ae. 19, res. Vinton, nat. WI, e. Aug. 14, 1861,
captd. at Shiloh, TN Apr. 5, 1862, transferred to Invalid Corps
Dec. 16, 1863. No further record.

Miskimen, Harvey H., ae. 26, res. Shellsburg, nat. OH, e. Aug. 14,
1861, captd. at Shiloh, TN Apr. 6, 1862,  disd. Sept. 28, 1864
Davenport.

Moody, Absolom ae. 21, res. Shellsburg, nat. OH, e. Aug. 14, 1861
captd. Shiloh, TN Apr. 6, 1862, died of illness Dec. 1, 1863
Pocahontas, TN, buried Union National Cemetery, Corinth MS, Sec. B,
Grave 405.

Moody, William, ae. 25, res. Shellsburg, nat. OH, e. Aug. 14, 1861,
captd. at Shiloh, TN Apr. 6, 1862, re-e. Jan. 11, 1864 m.o. Apr.
20, 1866 Selma, AL.

Moorhead, William Thompson, ae. 23, res. Shellsburg, nat. PA, e.
Aug. 14, 1861, captd. at Shiloh, TN Apr. 6, 1862, re-e. Jan. 11,
1864, disd. Mar. 12, 1866 under provisions of Act of Congress
approved July 5, 1884.

Morrison, John, ae. 20, res. Vinton, nat. IN, e. Aug. 14, 1861, re-
e. Jan. 11, 1864, m.o. Apr. 20, 1866 Selma, AL.

Mossman, Aquila B., ae. 18, res. Benton co., nat. IL e. Aug. 14,
1861, m.o. Jan. 23, 1866 Selma, AL.

Mossman, Thomas J., ae. 19, res. Vinton, nat. IN, e. Aug. 14, 1861,
disd. April 20, 1862 St. Louis, MO.

Parsill, John P., ae. 18, res. Vinton, nat. IN, e. Aug. 14, 1861,
captd. at Shiloh, TN Apr. 6, 1862, transferred to Invalid Corps
Mar. 15, 1864. No further record.

Pemberton, James ae. 23, res. Benton Co., nat. KY, e. Feb. 10, 1864
died of eryisipelas Feb. 13, 1865 Memphis, TN, buried Mississippi
River National Cem. Memphis, TN Sec. 1, grave 141.

Pratt, Abram, ae. 40, res. Benton Co., nat. PA, e. Jan. 5, 1864,
murdered at Tuskegee, AL Oct. 3, 1865, buried National Cem.,
Marietta, GA Sec. L, grave 108.

Revel, Joseph R., ae. 18, res. Benton Co., nat. IN, e. Feb. 27,
1864 disd. Mar. 25, 1866 Selma, AL.

Steel, John, ae. 19, res. Vinton, nat. NY, e. Nov. 23, 1863, re-e.
Jan. 11, 1864, disd. for disab. Apr. 5, 1866.

Wood, William, ae. 18, res. Vinton, nat. OH, e. Aug. 14, 1861,
disd. for disab. Jan. 15, 1862 Sedalia, MO.

UNASSIGNED, EIGHTH INFANTRY (BENTON COUNTY)

Marsh, Joseph L., res. Vinton, e. Mar. 30, 1863, disd. May 13, 1863
Post McClellan, Davenport, IA enlisted but not assigned.

COMPANY F, EIGHTH INFANTRY (BENTON COUNTY)

OFFICERS:.

Kennan, John C., Capt., ae. 28, res. Shellsburg, nat. CT, as First
Lieut. Co. D, Sept. 23, 1861, captd. Apr. 6, 1862 at battle of
Shiloh, prmtd. Capt., Co. F Apr. 18, 1862, re-e. Jan. 11, 1864,
disd. Nov. 1, 1864 Memphis, TN.


COMPANY G, EIGHTH INFATNRY (BENTON COUNTY)

Greenlee, Thomas Francis, ae. 23, res. Belle Plaine, nat. OH, e.
Sept. 3, 1861, captd. at Shiloh, TN Apr. 6, 1862 prmtd Sixth Corp.
Aug. 11, 1863, Fifth Corp. Dec. 1, 1863, Fourth Sergt. Sept. 1,
1864, m.o. Sept. 28, 1864 Davenport, IA.

Jones, William, ae. 18, res. Benton Co., nat. OH, e. Oct. 22, 1864,
m.o. Feb. 8, 1866 Davenport, IA.

Smith, Samuel S., ae. 28, res. Marengo [sic] (Leroy Twp.), nat. OH,
e. Sep. 3, 1861, disd. Oct. 22, 1862.

Wiley, Christopher, ae. 22, res. Benton Co., nat. OH, e. Oct. 24,
1864, disd. Oct. 24, 1862 Montgomery, AL.


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