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R. H. Eldridge, first lieutenant; October 24, 1861; killed at Corinth.
Edwin Davis, second lieutenant; resigned May 30: Frederick Christofel, first sergeant, January 1, 1862; promoted to second lieutenant October 4; discharged July 16, 1864. David Myers, third sergeant, October 24; wounded at Corinth; promoted to first sergeant October 4. Joseph W. Stanfield, fifth sergeant, October 24, 1861; transferred to Seventeenth regiment March 1, 1862.
Joseph S. Molesworth, first corporal January 4; promoted to fifth sergeant April 8, 1862; to fourth ser
*Enlisted in 1862 unless otherwise stated. +Veteranized January 1, 1864.
Brown, Albert, January 5, 1861; discharged July 7, 1862.
Booth, Hurston, November 25 1861; from company G; discharged July 10, 1862.
Conry, Marion, February 1; promoted to sixth corporal August 26, 1862; to fourth corporal October 4, 1862.
+Conry, Edward, January 14. Chrismore, Joseph, January 14; died at Savannah, Tennessee, April 8, 1862, from wounds received at Shiloh. Clearwaters, Wm. S., January 14; killed at Marietta, Georgia, July 5, 1864.
Clearwaters, John S., January 14; captured at Atlanta.
Calkins, Marion, January 14; discharged November 20, 1862. Cunningham, T. H., October 24, 1861; promoted fife major July 11, 1862.
Carruthers, Osborn, October 24,
+Pope, Hiram D., January 14; captured at Atlanta.
Rogers, Geo. W., January 14; died at Keokuk March 2, 1862. Rose, Philip, January 1; died November 26, 1863, on hospital boat. Randoph, Levi M., February 18; died at Keokuk May 25, 1862, of wounds received at Shiloh. Richey, James L., February 1. Shular, John W., January 20; died at Corinth May 24, 1862. +Shular, Francis M. Smith Edward, December 9, 1861. Stalcup, Matthias W., October 24, 1861; wounded at Atlanta. Stone, Truman M., January 18; discharged November 23, 1862. Shuey, Jacob, January 21; discharged October 23, 1862. Stone, Andrew B., February 3; discharged April 28, 1862. Walker, Charles, October 24, 1861; discharged February 3, 1863. Wycoff, Hazael, February 20; discharged July 7, 1862. Woods, John H., February 24; pro
moted eighth corporal October 4, 1862; wounded at Atlanta. Young, Milton M., October 1, 1861; killed at Shiloh.
Long, James M., February 25; wounded at Shiloh; discharged November 9, 1862.
Huff, Geo. A., December 5, 1863. King, Andrew, March 28, 1864. Momyer, Perry A., February 26, 1864.
Petty, Samuel, February 26, 1864.
ed at Shiloh; died May 17, 1862. Gibson, Wm. H., January 20; discharged December 19, 1862. +Horne, Albert, January 21; captured at Atlanta.
Inglefield, Cornelius, January 21;
Jackson, William, January 21; trans-
+Momyer, Cyrus I., December 16,
Neil, James L., January 28; died at
The seventeenth infantry rendezvoused at Keokuk, and was mustered into service April 16, 1862. It was composed of a fine body of men. left St. Louis May 4, 1862, for the front, and was placed at the extreme left and in front of the army at Corinth on the evening of May 9th. After the close of the seige at Corinth, the regiment joined the march to Boonville, +Veteranized January 1, 1864.
Mississippi, in pursuit of Beauregard. Returning, the regiment went into camp at Clear Springs and remained until August, when it moved to Jacinto, where it remained until the battle of Iuka, September 19th. This was the first battle of the regiment, and for some manifestly unjust cause the regiment received the censure of General Rosecrans. Its luckless disaster was the result of somebody's blunder, for which the regiment was not responsible, but were the sufferers. Next came the battle of Corinth, October 4th, where the regiment won high commendation from Rosecrans, who said it had amply atoned for the blunders of Iuka. In November the regiment joined Grant's campaign against Vicksburg, returning in December to Lumpkin's Mills, where it went into camp on the 24th. In this campaign the boys learned the sublime art of foraging, and it was said of them that the could "fall out" catch, kill and dress a hog, and get into line without losing "the step." In February, 1863, marched to Memphis, thence moved to the vicinity of Vicksburg, where for four months it endured arduous service. It next entered upon the Yazoo Pass expedition, and shared the privations and trials of that foolish and unsuccessful move. May 13, 1863, it, with Seventeenth army corps, Seventh division, started for Jackson, where the regiment fought a hard fight, and won the victory. On the 14th the army started back to Vicksburg, and on the 15th fought the memorable battle of Champion's Hill, where the Seventeenth, and Tenth Missouri, with less than five hundred men, at a most critical juncture, turned the tide of battle and saved the Union army from serious disaster. On the 20th it arrived in the rear of Vicksburg, where it remained until the fort was surrendered. During the siege of Vicksburg the regiment met its most serious loss at the blowing up of Fort Hill, the key to the rebel fortifications. The regiment was detailed to enter the crater of the exploded fort, where they were met by an overwhelming infuriated force armed with hand grenades. The slaughter was terrible; the killed and wounded being mutilated by the shells. From Vicksburg the regiment went to Chattanooga, and bivouacked under Lookout Mountain on the 19th of July. It was not engaged in the battle at that point until the afternoon of the 25th, when it had one of its hardest fought battles. From Chattanooga it moved to Huntsville, Alabama, where it was stationed to protect the railroad in front of Sherman's army. At Tilton, on the line of the Chattanooga Railroad, the regiment was quartered in a block-house, and on the 13th of October the rebels swooped down on them in force. A flag of truce was sent to the little garrison with orders to surrender or no quarter would be given. Col. Archer replied: "Give my compliments to General Stuart and tell him if he wants my command to come and take it." "But," said the rebel officer, "we have thirteen thousand men, and can storm your works." "Can't help that," replied Archer, "we were put here to hold this place, and you can't have it 'till you blow us out." "I admire your pluck, but you haven't got a d--d bit of judgment," responded the rebel officer as he retired. In less than ten minutes no less than five thousand men besieged that blockhouse, pouring shot and shell into it until the roof was torn off, and the timbers nearly gone, when further resistance being useless, and to save the, slaughter of his men, the white flag went up. As General Stuart came up he remarked to Col. Archer: "Do you know who you are fighting? Your obstinacy has given me a d---d sight of trouble, and detained me nearly a whole day." "That's just what I was put here for," replied Archer. In the winter of 1864 the regiment came north on veteran furlough, and re
turned to join Sherman at Goldsboro in his triumphal march to Washington. The regiment was mustered out at Louisville, Kentucky, July 25, 1864, and was the last of the veteran regiments. The casualties will be found on page 184. Its original number was 956 men.
Marion county was represented in companies C, G, H and I.
Joseph W. Stanfield, fourth sergeant, enlisted October 24, 1861; promoted to third sergeant March 26, 1862; to second sergeant December 10, 1862; transferred April 27, 1863, for promotion in Eleventh Louisana colored infantry. Dillon, Ephraim, December 2, 1861. Jourdon, Isaac, February 27, 1862; wounded at Iuka; discharged January 30, 1863.
Jackson, William, July 20, 1861; discharged October 16, 1862. Whittel, Aaron, February 28, 1862; captured at Mission Ridge.
+William Horner, captain, April 10; wounded at Vicksburg June 25,
Abraham H. Barnes, first lieutenant, April 4; resigned June 21, 1862. Oliver H. P. Smith, first sergeant, February 21; promoted to second lientenant June 22, 1862; killed at luka.
Alvin White second sergeant, March 12; promoted to first sergeant. +William D. Hudson, fifth sergeant, March 17, 1862; promoted to second sergeant; to captain June 17,
Samuel V. Duncan, first corporal, March 28; promoted to third sergeant; wounded at luka. Perry J. Shank, fourth sergeant, March 12; reduced to ranks; discharged July 25, 1863.
John King, second corporal, March 12; wounded at Iuka and Champion's Hill: died at St. Louis of wounds July 25, 1863.
+Veteranized March 18, 164.
Andrew J. Cottrell, sixth corporal, March 12; discharged November 15, 1862.
Francis M. Stuart, seventh corporal, March 12; wounded at Corinth; captured at Tilton, Georgia, October 13, 1864.
Bennett Acklin, eighth corporal, March 12; promoted to fifth sergeant; killed at Mission Ridge.
+Allen, William H., March 1; captured at Tilton, Georgia. +Anthony, Richard M., March 8; captured at Tilton, Georgia. Bacon, David, March 17. Belt, Henry E., March 29; died June 7, 1863, at Young's Point, Louisana.
Compton, Stilltion H., March 8; died August 2, 1862, at Clear Springs, Mississippi.
Caulkins, Levi W., March 20; captured at Tilton, Georgia. Cox, James, March 18; captured at Holly Springs and at Tilton, Georgia.
Cox, John W., March 18; died December 8, 1862, at Holly Springs, Mississippi.
Crandall, Joel J., March 18; dis
charged September 14, 1862. Crumpacker, Benjamin, March 21. +Coffman, Abraham L., March 8;
promoted to third corporal October 1, 1862; veteranized as sergeant; captured at Tilton, Georgia. Dolton, Thomas, March 20; died October 22, 1863, at Morning Sun, Iowa. +Dixon, William E., March 19; captured at Tilton, Georgia.
Lashbaugh, John, March 26; cap
tured at Tilton. Marsh, Giles, March 17.
Marsh, Carey, March 17; captured at Tilton.
Miles, Robert, March 17; killed at Jacksonville, Tennessee. +McCoy, Geo. W., March 15; captured at Tilton, Georgia. +McBride, William H., March 15. Miller, James, March 17; died November 25, 1863, at Keokuk. Pressley, Joseph, March 30; discharged February 3, 1863. Peyton, John H., March 30; wounded at Champion's Hill; died of wounds May 20, 1863. Penland, Abraham, March
wounded at Champion's Hill. +Rinehart, Alexander, March 24. Roby, Abraham, March 8; wounded
at Champion's Hill; died of
Ross, Gilbert E., March 15; died at
+Veteranized March 13, 1864.
Andrew M. Vance, second sergeant, March 8; wounded at Iuka. Dominic Carr.
John A. Crozier, fourth sergeant, March 8; wounded at Corinth. George Butler, first corporal, March 1; died at Corinth July 22, 1862. William Burdick, second corporal,
March 1; reduced to ranks. Henry J. Hassenlink, third corporal, February 1; captured at Tilton, Georgia.
Milton H. Pickerell, fourth corporal, March 8; reduced to ranks; discharged August 3, 1863. Geisbert Steinhook, fifth corporal, February 1; reduced to ranks; wounded at Vicksburg.
James Butler, eighth corporal, March 7; reduced to ranks; died; March 13, 1863, at Helena, Arkan