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Civil War Service Record John R. Black Submitted By: Janet Fryar Rohlfs
Black, John R.
Co. B, 60 Illinois Infantry
Private         Private
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Number of personal papers herein  4.

B 60 Ill. John R. Black Pvt., Co. B, 60 Reg't. Illinois Inf. Age 19 years. Appears on Co. Muster-out Roll, dated Louisville, Ky, July 31, 1865. Muster-out to date ________, 186__. Last paid to Apr. 15, 1864. Due U. S. for arms, equipments, &c., $ _____ Bounty paid $ _______; due U. S. $ ______ Remarks: Died Chattanooga Tenn. May 28, 1864, of measles. H. J. Brown Copyist
B 60 Ill. John R. Black Pvt., Co. B, 60 Reg't. Illinois Inf. Appears on Company Muster Roll For May & June, 1864. Remarks: Died of measles in Hospital at Chattanooga, Tenn. May 28, 1864. H. J. Brown Copyist
B 60 Ill. John R. Black Pvt, Co B, 60 Reg't Illinois Infantry. Appears on Company Muster Roll For March & April, 1864. Present or absent Present Chandler Copyist
B 60 Ill. John R. Black Appears with rank of Pvt on Muster and Descriptive Roll of a Detachment of U. S. Vols. Forwarded For the 60 Reg't. Illinois Infantry. Roll dated Centralia, Ill., Apr. 17, 1864. Where born Jefferson, Ill Age 18 y'rs; occupation farmer When enlisted Mar 15, 1864. Where enlisted Spring Garden, Ill For what period enlisted 3 years Eyes blue; hair blk Complexion fair; height 5 ft. 7 in. When mustered in Apr. 17, 1864. Where mustered in Centralia, Ill. Bounty paid $60; due $_______ Where credited _____________ __________________________ Company to which assigned_____________ Remarks: Residence, Spring Garden, Jeff. Co., Ill. 11th Dist. J. Baker Copyist
Black, John R. 60 Reg't. Ill. Inf. 4 Enclosures 2 Burial Records 1 Enlistment Papers 1 Final Statements
DECLARATION OF RECRUIT I, John B. Black desiring to VOLUNTEER as a soldier in the Army of the United States, for the term of THREE YEARS, Do Declare, That I an 18 years and _____ months of age; that I have never been discharged from the United States service on account of disability or by sentience of a court martial, or by order before the expiration of a term of enlistment; and I now of no impediment to my serving honestly and faithfully as a soldier for three years. Given at Spring Garden The 15 day of March 1864 Witness: John F. Darnell John R. Black (his mark)
No. 25 John B. Black Volunteered at Spring Garden March 15, 1864, By Corpr. John Gibson 60 Regiment of Ills. V. V. I.
VOLUNTEER ENLISTMENT STATE OF (SEAL) TOWN OF Illinois Spring Garden I, John B. (written over the top R.) Black born in Jefferson in the State of Illinois and aged 18 years, and by occupation a Farmer DO HEREBY ACKNOWLEDGE to have volunteered this 15 day of March 1864 to serve as a Soldier in the Army of the United States of America, for the period of THREE YEARS, unless sooner discharged by proper authority: Do also agree to accept such bounty, pay, rations, and clothing, as are, or may be, established by law for volunteers. And I John B. Black do solemnly swear, that I will bear true faith and allegiance to the United States of America, and that I will serve them honestly and faithfully against all their enemies or opposers whomsoever; and that I will observe and obey the orders of the President of the United States, and the orders of the officers appointed over me, according to the Rules and Articles of War. Sworn and subscribed to, at Spring Garden this 15 day of March, 1864 John R. Black (his mark) BEFORE John Gibson I CERTIFY, ON HONOR, That I have carefully examined the above-named Volunteer, agreeably to the General Regulations of the Army, and that, in my opinion, he is free from all bodily defects and mental infirmity, which would in any way disqualify him from performing the duties of a soldier. Fred S. Dodds Asst. Surg. 60th Reg. Ill. V. V. I CERTIFY, ON HONOR, that I have minutely inspected the Volunteer, _____________, previously to his enlistment , and that he was entirely sober when enlisted; that, to the best of my judgment and belief, he is of lawful age; and that, in accepting him as duly qualified to perform the duties of an able-bodied soldier, I have strictly observed the Regulations which govern the recruiting service. This soldier has Blue eyes, Black hair, fair complexion, is about 5 feet 7 inches high. John Gibson Capt. 60th Regiment of Ills. Reg't. Volunteers, Inft. RECRUITING OFFICE
114 John R. Black Pvt. “B” 60 Ill May 28, 1864 Chattanooga Div 8 Deaths Ent'd.
113 No. 1 Record of Death and Interment Name and No of Person interred John R. Black No and locality of grave Hospital No of the deceased Div. No. 8 Regiment Rank and Company 60 Ill. Prvt. Co B Residency before Enlistment Conjugal condition if married residence of widow Cause of death Measles Age of deceased 19 Reference and Remarks Date of death and burial May 28, 1864
No. 2 Record of Death and Interment Name and No of persons interred John R. Black Number and locality of grave 512 Sect. D ? Cemetery Hospital number of deceased 4683a Division No. 8 Regiment Rank and Company 60 Ills. Priv. “Co B” Residence before enlistment Conjugal condition if married The residence of the widow Cause of death Measles Nativity Reference and Remarks Date of death and burial May 28, 1864
To Sir It becomes my duty to inform you that the person above described died at this hospital as herein stated and that it is desired his remains should be interred with the usual military honors. Respectfully Military Hospital Frances Salter?? Surg. USV Chattanooga Tenn In Charge General Hospital
FINAL STATEMENT Of John R. Black Co. B 60th Reg't. of Ills. V. V. Inft. VOLUNTEERS Died May 28, 1864 Proceedings of a Council Of Administration and Pay Master H. S. Williams Right for $2.30 sent 2d Auditor Aug. 3, 1865
(STAMP) ADJUTANT GENERAL'S OFFICE AUG. 3, 1865 DUPLICATE WITH INVENTORY SENT 2d. AUDITOR I certify, on honor, that John R. Black a Private of Captain Wm. D. Ward's Company (B) of the 60th Regiment of Ill Reg't VOLUNTEERS, of the State of Illinois, born in Jefferson Co., State of Illinois, aged 21 years; 5 feet 10 inches high; fair complexion, Blue eyes, Light hair, and by occupation a Farmer, having joined the company at Jefferson Co., Ills, on the 15 day of March, 1864, (or was mustered in service as a recruit, by Lt. Carter, at Centralia, Ills., and enrolled in it at the muster into the service of the United States at Centralia, Ills. on the Seventeenth day of April, 1864) to serve in the Regiment, for the term of S. Three years: and having served HONESTLY and FAITHFULLY with his Company in the field to the date of his death is now entitled to as DISCHARGE by reason of Death Died at Chattanooga Tenn May 28/64 The said John R. Black was last paid by Paymaster Lt. Carter to include the 15 day of April, 1864 and has pay due him from that time to the present date; he is entitled to pay and subsistence for TRAVELING to the place of enrollment, and whatever other allowances are authorized to volunteer soldiers, drafted men, or militia, so discharged. He has received from the United States CLOTHING amounting to $30 dollars, since the 15 day of March, 1864, when his clothing account was last settled. He has received from the United States $60 dollars advanced BOUNTY. There is to be stopped from him, in account of the State of _____________, or other authorities, for CLOTHING, &c., received on entering service, ____________ dollars; and for other stoppages, viz:_________________________________________ dollars. He has been furnished with TRANSPORTATION in kind from the place of his discharge to ___________________; and he has been SUBSISTED for TRAVELING to his place of enrollment, up to the ________________________, 186_____. He is indebted to ___________________, SUTLER, ___________ dollars. He is indebted to __________________, LAUNDRESS, ________ dollars. Given in Duplicate, at Louisville Ky, this 24 day of July, 1865. William D. Ward Captain Commanding Company


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