JEFFERSON COUNTY MILITARY

CIVIL WAR


 

 
 
 
Mt. Vernon Register - October 2, 1895

The general and reception committees for the entertainment of the Illinois Ex-prisoners 
of War Association and the Jefferson County Soldiers' Reunion to be held conjointly at 
the fair grounds next week, met in the parlors of Goodale's restaurant last night and 
completed arrangements for making the occasion one of the most successful ever held in 
this part of the state.  Capt. S. H. Watson was selected chairman of the reception committee 
with Gen. C. W. Pavey as assistant.  The matter of police protection for visitors  was 
delegated to Capt. Stephenson.  Other persons serving on committees were Will Crooker, 
Harry W. Watson, Wilbur Satterfield, Frank Moyer, Fred Walker, Pearl Legge, June Davisson, 
A. B. Roseberry, Ray Hitchcock, Orlie Claybourn, Oscar Easley, Finis Stephenson, F. R. Heiserman, 
Clarence Harriss, Bert Powlesson, and Elmer Harpool. 

Mt. Vernon Register - October 9, 1895

Several hundred people were in attendance at the campfire reunion of the Ex-Prisoners of War 
at the fairgrounds last night.  The event was to commemorate the heroism and valor of the 
citizen soldier form '61 to '65.

In one month, the month of August 1863, between 4,500 and 5,000 deaths occurred within the 
stockade at Andersonville.  In all, 13,717 Union soldiers perished in that prison pen.

(Andersonville was in Georgia and as many as 30,000 were crowded into a log stockade that 
enclosed only 16 1/2 acres.  More than 12,000 graves are there.  Libby and Belle Island were 
in Richmond.  Other prisons were: Rock Island, IL: Johnson's Island in Lake Erie near Sandusky, 
Ohio; and Fort Lafayette in New York harbor.

The last surviving Civil War Veteran, Walter Williams, died December 19, 1959 at the age 
of 117.  He was from Houston, Texas and served in the Confederate Army.  The last Union Veteran, 
Albert Woodson died on August 2, 1956 at the age of 109.  He was from Duluth, Minnesota.)

In the national cemetery at Florence, Ala., 4,000 Federal troops lie buried, only one of whom 
is known, the rest are unidentified and unknown.  In all, nearly 60,000 Northern soldiers died 
in the military prisons of the Confederacy.

At 9 o'clock the Ex-Prisoners Association of the State met in annual session in the county 
court house.  The association has the names of 500 members upon its rolls, not more than 100 
of whom were present this morning.  A slim showing was accounted for by the fact that the officers 
of the association failed to secure reduced rates on any of the railroads of the State except those 
coming into the city.  It was naturally expected that many would be kept away by the infirmities of 
age and the ravages of disease.

The meeting was called to order by President Pavey, prayer was offered by Rev. J. Carroll Harris, 
pastor of the First Baptist Church, and an ex-prisoner.  Committees were appointed, after which 
Springfield was chosen as the place and "Soldiers Day" during the next State Fair as the time of 
holding the next meeting.  Officers for the ensuing year were elected as follows:  Gen. G. W. Pavey, 
President, Mt. Vernon; George R. Pinckard, Vice-President, Monticello; Dr. J. Little, Bloomington; 
Rev. John Hood, Chaplain, Galesburg; C. C. George and E. R. Roberts, Springfield; J. S. Ewell, 
Adrian; E. B. Keneipp, Mt. Carmel; Dr. J. Little, Bloomington; Executive Committee.

More than 4,000 people were present at the fairgrounds by 1 o'clock.  The two principal addresses 
were delivered by Col. Horace A. Clark, of Mattoon, and Chaplain McCabe, a Methodist Minister.  
Col. Clark made the opening address.  "America" and the "Battle Hymn of Republic were sung, followed 
by Miss Tyson of Jerseyville with a solo, and a medley by the Allman sisters of Salem.

There was not such a gathering of people from the surrounding country as was expected at the 
seventeenth annual reunion.  The three day affair closed with an old fashioned soldiers love feast.

The following comprises the list of ex-prisoners of war who registered their names as in attendance, 
with the number of their regiment, present post office address, and place of imprisonment.


Adams, H. W.		89th Ill., Tamaroa; Libby
Adams, James		80th Ill., Centralia; Libby
Anderson, DeWitt	60th Ill., Mt. Vernon; Libby
Andrews, S. J. N.	17th Ill., Farina; Andersonville
Andrews, T. S.		80th Ill., Sedan; Belle Isle
Angel, David		115th Ill., Chapin; Richmond
Armour, M. R.		83rd Penn., Mt. Vernon; Libby
Belcher, Henry		11th Ill., Patoka; Andersonville
Branch, Levi		5th Ill. Cav., Centralia; Carterville
Brookman, W. H.		35th Ill., Divide; Libby
Broom, H. H.		3d Tenn. Cav., Centralia; Andersonville
Brown, J. L.		80th Ill., Centralia; Belle Isle
Bruce, J. V.		80th Ill., Mt. Vernon; Belle Isle
Bryant, John		13th Ill. Cav., Richview; Camp Ford, Texas
Bundy, George		80th Ill., Walnut Hill; Belle Isle
Burddick, S. G.		85th N.Y., Centralia; Andersonville
Carpon, Wm.		114th Ill., Marion; Andersonville
Carroll, George M.	49th Ill., Richview; Libby
Chastain, C. W.		80th Ill., Mt. Vernon; Belle Isle
Church, R. H.		81st Ill., Ashley; Andersonville
Claybourn, James	80th Ill., Mt. Vernon; Belle Isle
Collins, Wm. K.		44th Ill., Mt. Vernon; Florence
Constant, N. E.		114th Ill., Williamsonville; Andersonville
Cover, Thomas		3rd Ohio, Mt. Vernon; Belle Isle
Crayton, John		7th Ill., Ramsey; Andersonville
Crosier, John G.	58th Ind., Mt. Vernon; Libby & Andersonville
Davis, Samuel A.	44th Ill., Spring Garden; Libby
Douglas, H. V.		130th Ill., Mt. Vernon; Tyler, Tex.
Eyers, Sylvester	80th Ill., Mt. Vernon; Belle Isle
Eyestowne, J. W.	7th Ill. Cav., St. Elmo; Belle Isle
Friend, Elijah		80th Ill., Virden; Belle Isle
Gore, Joseph G.		115th Ill., Taylorville; Libby
Guy, W. H.		14th Ill. Cav., Vandalia; Charleston
Haase, Charles		1st Mo. Eng., Stansbury, Mo; Columbus
Harriss, J. Carroll	8th Ill., Mt. Vernon; Andersonville
Harriss, E. M.		81st Ill., DuQuoin; Andersonville
Hitchcock, James	6th Ind., Mt. Vernon; Andersonville
Hodges, I. E.		22d Ill., Sedan; Chickamauga
Ingram, S. H.		80th Ill., Centralia; Richmond
Ives, A. F.		6th Ill. Cav.,Bloomington; Andersonville
Keneipp, E. B.		48th Ill., Mt. Carmel; Andersonville
Kirk, John C.		60th Ill., Ina; Libby
Lane, J. W.		80th Ill., Little River, Kas; Libby
Little, J. H. U.	24th Mo., Bloomington; Libby
Love, Geo. H.		22d Ill., Centralia; Andersonville
Maffett, V.		44th Ill., Ashley; Richmond
Massey, S. C.		114th Ill., Mt. Vernon; Chattanooga
Maxewell, F. W.		80th Ill., Springfield; Belle Isle
Maxey, W. C.		80th Ill., Boise City, Idaho; Belle Isle
McBrian, C. C.		21st Ill., Bonnie; Andersonville
McCoy, Francis M.	37th Ill., Terre Haute; Andrsonville
Melton, Nathan		80th Ill., Mt. Vernon; Belle Isle
Morgan, George		55th Ohio, Cleveland, Ohio; Andersonville
Moss, Thad		60th Ill., Mt. Vernon; Libby
Natt, Joseph		114th Ill., Taylorvillle; Andersonville
Nichols, W. H.		11th Ill., Centralia; Shiloh
O'Brien, Henry		74th Ill., Walnut Hill; Libby
Pavey, C. W.		80th Ill., Mt. Vernon; Libby
Porter, L. G.		21st Ill., Smithboro; Macon
Rahn, James K.		80th Ill., Centralia; Bull Island
Ramsdell, John		85th Ind., Mt. Vernon; Libby
Reece, W. P.		9th Ill., Marion; Andersonville
Reid, J. B.		130th Ill., Greenville; Mansfield
Roots, Henry		15th Mo., Highland; Andersonville
Scudamore, J. A.	6th Ill., Mt. Vernon; Andersonville
Seeay, J. W.		14th Ill., Mt. Vernon; Andersonville
Singleton, W. D.	111th Ill., Mt. Vernon; Andersonville
Sprouse, John		62nd Ill., Colfax; Paroled
Stephens, Geo. W.	53d Ind., Pigeon; Andersonville
Stort, J.		85th Ill., Centralia; Andersonville
Sulcer, A. H.		6th Ohio, Mt. Vernon; Libby
Taft, Geo. F.		3d R. I. Cav., Richview; Camp Ford
Valentine, E. S.	1st Wis. Cav., Patoka; Andersonville
Vaughn, N. A.		130th Ill., Smithboro; Tyler, Tex.
Wall, John A.		44th Ill, Mt. Vernon; Libby
Zollars, L.		106th Ill., Skelton; Tyler, Tex.


Mt. Vernon IL Register (Weekly) - October 9, 1895
 

Soldiers and Sailors who registered at the State Fair.  
The following comprises the list of ex-prisoners of war 
who registered their names as in attendance, with the number 
of their regiment, present post office address, and place of 
imprisonment:
 

IVES, A. F., 		6th Ill. Cav., Bloomington; Andersonville
WALL, John A., 		44th Ill., Mt. Vernon; Libby
HITCHCOCK, James, 	6th Ind. Cav., Mt. Vernon; Andersonville
McCOY, Francis M., 	37th Ill., Terre Haute; Andersonville
LITTLE, J. H. U., 	24th Mo., Bloomington; Libby
BELCHER, Henry, 	11th Ill., Patoka; Andersonville
PAVEY, C. W., 		80th Ill., Mt. Vernon; Libby
KIRK, John C., 		60th Ill., Ina; Libby
CARROLL, George M., 	49th Ill., Richview; Libby
EYESTOWNE, J. W., 	7th Ill. Cav., St. Elmo; Belle Isle
GUY, W. H., 		14th Ill. Cav., Vandalia; Charleston
HARRISS, J. Carroll, 	8th Ill., Mt. Vernon; Andersonville
BRYANT, John, 		13th Ill. Cav., Richview; Camp Ford, Texas
CHURCH, R. H., 		81st Ill., Ashley; Andersonville
ANDREWS, S. J. N., 	17th Ill., Farina; Andersonville
MASSEY, S. C., 		114th Ill., Mt. Vernon; Chattanooga
ARMOUR, M. R., 		83rd Penn., Mt. Vernon; Libby
SEEAY, J. W., 		14th Ill. Cav., Mt. Vernon; Andersonville
MELTON, Nathan, 	80th Ill., Mt. Vernon; Belle Isle
CROSIER, John G., 	58th Ind., Mt. Vernon; Libby and Andersonville
MOSS, Thad., 		60th Ill., Mt. Vernon; Libby
ANDERSON, DeWitt, 	60th Ill., Mt. Vernon, Libby
MAXEY, W. C., 		80th Ill., Boise City, Idaho; Belle Isle
BURDDICK, S. G., 	85th N.Y., Centralia; Andersonville
COVER, Thomas, 		3rd Ohio, Mt. Vernon; Belle Isle
O'BRIEN, Henry, 	74th Ill., Walnut Hill; Libby
MORGAN, George, 	55th Ohio, Cleveland, Ohio; Andersonville
CLAYBOURN, James, 	80th Ill., Mt. Vernon; Belle Isle
REID, J. B., 		130th Ill., Greenville; Mansfield
VALENTINE, E. S., 	1st Wis. Cav., Patoka; Andersonville
NATT, Joseph, 		114th Ill., Taylorville; Andersonville
GORE, Joseph G., 	115th Ill., Taylorville; Libby
EYERS, Sylvester, 	80th Ill., Mt. Vernon; Belle Isle
BRUCE, J. V., 		80th Ill., Mt. Vernon; Belle Isle
SCUDAMORE, J. A., 	6th Ill., Mt. Vernon; Andersonville
VAUGHN, N. A., 		130th Ill., Smithboro; Tyler, Texas
DAVIS, Samuel A., 	44th Ill., Spring Garden; Libby
CHASTAIN, C. W., 	80th Ill., Mt. Vernon; Belle Isle
SINGLETON, W. D., 	111th Ill., Mt. Vernon; Andersonville
CRAYTON, John, 		7th Ill., Ramsey;Andersonville
CONSTANT, N. E., 	114th Ill., Williamsonville, Andersonville
ANGEL, David, 		115th Ill., Chapin; Richmond
SPROUSE, John H., 	62nd Ill., Colfax; Paroled
COLLINS, Wm. K., 	44th Ill., Mt. Vernon; Florence
CARPON, Wm., 		114th Ill., Marion; Andersonville
ROOTS, Henry, 		15th Mo., Highland; Andersonville
ADAMS, James, 		80th Ill., Centralia; Libby
PORTER, L. G., 		21st Ill., Smithboro; Macon
KENEIPP, 		48th Ill., Mt. Carmel; Andersonville
MAXEWELL, F. W., 	80th Ill., Springfield; Belle Isle
DOUGLAS, H.V., 		130th Ill., Mt. Vernon; Tyler, Texas
RAHN, James K., 	80th Ill., Centralia; Bull Island
RAMSDELL, John, 	85th Ind., Mt. Vernon; Libby
ZOLLARS, L., 		106th Ill., Skelton; Tyler, Texas
HARRISS, E. M., 	81st Ill., Duquoin; Andersonville
BROOKMAN, W. H., 	35th Ill., Divide; Libby
ANDREWS, T. S., 	80th Ill., Sedan; Belle Isle
McBRIAN, C. C., 	21st Ill., Bonnie; Andersonville
FRIEND, Elijah, 	80th Ill., Virden; Belle Isle
BUNDY, George, 		80th Ill., Walnut Hill; Belle Isle
HAASE, Charles, 	1st Mo. Eng., Stansbury, Mo.; Columbus
LOVE, Geo. H., 		22d Ill., Centralia; Andersonville
HODGES, L. E., 		22d Ill., Sedan; Chickamauga
ADAMS, H. W., 		89th Ill., Tamaroa; Libby
BROOM, H. H., 		3d Tenn. Cav., Centralia; Andersonville
INGRAM, S. H., 		80th Ill., Centralia; Richmond
BRANCH, Levi, 		5th Ill. Cav., Centralia; Carterville
NICHOLS, W. H., 	11th Ill., Centralia; Shiloh
TAFT, Geo. F., 		3d R. I. Cav., Richview; Camp Ford
REECE, W. P., 		9th Ill., Marion; Andersonville
STEPHENS, Geo. W., 	53d Ind.,  Pigeon; Andersonville
MAFFETT, V., 		44th Ill., Ashley; Richmond
BROWN, J. L., 		80th Ill., Centralia, Belle Isle
SHORT, J., 		85th Ill., Centralia; Andersonville
SULCER, A. H., 		6th Ohio, Mt. Vernon; Libby

 
 
 
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