ILLINOIS in the CIVIL WAR

part of a volume entitled History of the Ninety - Third Regiment Illinois Volunteer Infantry: From Organization To Muster Out --Statistics Compiled by Aaron Dunbar Sergeant, Company " B", Revised and Edited by Harvey M. Trimble, Adjutant

Submitted by Jeffrey MacAdam, to whom every reader should be grateful.

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ROSTER OF FIELD AND STAFF

Colonel.

Holden Putnam....... Of Freeport, Ill. He was elected Colonel, by the line officers. Sept. 8, 1862, commissioned to rank from Oct. 13, 1862, and mustered into service Oct. 13, 1862. He was a brave and fearless officer, and was killed in battle, at Mission Ridge, Tenn., Nov. 25, 1863. He was buried at Freeport, Ill.

Lieutenant Colonel.

Nicholas C. Buswell... Of Neponset, Ill. He enrolled Company H of this regiment and was elected Captain of the company Aug. 14, 1862. He was elected Lieutenant Colonel by the line officers, Sept. 1862, and commissioned as such to rank from Oct. 13, 1862, and mustered into service Oct. 13, 1862. He was commissioned Colonel, by the Governor of Illinois, with that rank from Nov. 25, 1863, but could not be mustered into service in that rank because the regiment then contained less than the minimum number of men, as specified in orders of the War Department, to admit of his muster. He served, however, and commanded the regiment from Nov. 25, 1863, until the close of the war, and mustered out June 23, 1865, near Louisville, Ky., and was finally paid off and discharged at Chicago. Ill., July 6, 1865.

Major.

James M. Fisher....... Of Princeton, Ill. He enrolled Company I of this regiment, and was elected Captain of the company Aug. 12, 1862. He was elected Major, by the line officers, Sept. 8, 1862, and was commissioned as such to rank from Oct. 13, 1862, and was mustered into service Oct. 13,1862. He was wounded in battle, severely, in the leg, May 16, 1863, at Champion Hill, Miss. He was again wounded in battle, severely, in the side, Oct. 3, 1864, at Allatoona, Ga. He was commissioned Lieutenant Colonel, by the Governor of Illinois, with that rank from Nov. 25, 1863, but could not be mustered into service in that rank because there was no vacancy, for the reason that Lieutenant Colonel Buswell could not then be mustered into service as Colonel, as stated above. He served with the regiment until the close of the war, and was mustered out June 23, 1865, near Louisville, Ky., and was finally paid and discharged, at Chicago, Ill. July 6, 1865.

Adjutants.

David W. Sparks...... Of Wyanet, Ill., was the first Adjutant. He was elected First Lieutenant of Company C of this regiment Aug. 15, 1862. He was elected Adjutant, by the line officers, Sept. 8, 1862, and was commissioned as such, with the rank of First Lieutenant from Oct. 13, 1862, and was mustered into service Oct. 13, 1862. He resigned Nov. 15, 1862, and his resignation was accepted as of that date. His present residence is Phoenix, Ariz.

Henry G. Hicks....... Of Freeport, Ill., was the second Adjutant. He was commissioned as such, with the rank of First Lieutenant from Nov. 15, 1862, was mustered into service Dec. 15, 1862. He was severely wounded, in the face, at the battle of Mission Ridge, Tenn., Nov. 25, 1863. He resigned soon after, and his resignation was accepted Feb. 26, 1864. His present address is 720 Third avenue, Minneapolis, Minn.

Harvey M. Trimble..... Of Neponset, Ill., was the third Adjutant. He enlisted as a Private in Company K of this regiment Aug. 21, 1862. He was elected Sergeant Major of the regiment, by the line officers, Sept., 8, 1862, and was so appointed, by warrant of the Colonel, Nov. 24, 1862, with the rank from Sept. 8, 1862. He was commissioned Adjutant march 29, 1864, with rank as First Lieutenant from Feb. 26, 1864, and was mustered into service as Adjutant, April 20, 1864, to date from April 13, 1864. He served as A. A. A. General of the First Brigade, Third Division, Fifteenth Corps, from March 28, 1865 to April 26, 1865, and of the Second brigade, Fourth Division, Fifteenth Army Corps, from April 26, 1865 to May 31, 1865, and, excepting those periods, served with the regiment until the close of the war. He was mustered out, near Louisville, Ky., June 23, 1865, and was finally paid off and discharged, at Chicago, Ill., July 6, 1865.

Quartermaster

Edward S. Johnson.... Of Tiskilwa, Ill., was the first quartermaster. He was commissioned, with rank as First Lieutenant from Oct. 13, 1862, and was mustered into service Oct. 13, 1862. He resigned, and his resignation was accepted as of date Aug. 29, 1864. His present address is 969 West Madison street, Chicago, Ill.

Samuel Dorr......... Of Neponset, Ill., was the second Quartermaster. He was elected First Lieutenant of Company H, of this regiment, Aug. 14, 1862, and so commissioned, with rank from Oct. 13, 1862, and mustered into service Oct. 13, 1862. He was commissioned as Quartermaster, with rank as First Lieutenant from Aug. 29, 1864, and mustered into service as such Oct. 21, 1864. He served with the regiment until the close of the war, and was mustered out, near Louisville, Ky., June 23, 1865, and was finally paid off and discharged, at Chicago, Ill., July 6, 1865. He died at Brewton, Ala., Sept. 15, 1887, and was buried at Neponset, Ill. His family resides in Chicago, Ill.

Surgeons

Joseph Huyett........ Of Camden Mills, Ill., was the first Surgeon. He was commissioned with the rank of Major from Oct. 13, 1862, and mustered into service Oct. 13, 1862. He resigned , and his resignation was accepted as of date July 29, 1863. His present address is Milan, Ill.

Samuel A. Hopkins..... Of Dover, Ill., was the second Surgeon. He was commissioned First Assistant Surgeon, with the rank of First Lieutenant from Oct. 13. 1862, and was mustered into service as such Oct. 13, 1862. He was commissioned as Surgeon, with the rank of Major from July 29, 1863, and was mustered into service as such Dec. 28, 1863. He resigned, and his resignation was accepted as of Dec. 21, 1864. He died at Malden, Ill., March 30, 1886, and was buried at Malden, Ill.

Chas. A. Griswold.... Of Fulton, Ill., was the third Surgeon. He was commissioned as Second Assistant Surgeon, with the rank of Second Lieutenant from Oct. 16, 1862, and was mustered as such Dec. 15, 1862. He was commissioned as Surgeon, with the rank of Major from Dec. 21, 1864, and was mustered into service as such March 27, 1865. He served with the regiment until the close of the war, and was mustered out, near Louisville, Ky., June 23, 1865, and was finally paid off and discharged, at Chicago, Ill., July 6, 1865. P. O., Fulton, Ill.

First Assistant Surgeon

Samuel A. Hopkins..... See history under the title of Surgeon.

Second Assistant Surgeon

Chas. A. Griswold.... See history under the title of Surgeon.

Chaplains.

Rev. Thomas H. Haggerty Of Princeton, Ill., was the first Chaplain. He was commissioned with rank of Captain from Oct. 13, 1862, and was mustered into service Oct. 13, 1862. He resigned, and his resignation was accepted to take effect Jan. 24, 1863. His present address is 1909 Grand avenue, St. Louis, Mo.

Lewis S. Ashbaugh..... Of Camden, Ill., who was Captain of Company A, of this regiment, having resigned the captaincy of that company, was commissioned Chaplain of the regiment, with the rank of Captain from July 27, 1863, but he was never mustered into service as such, and the commission was canceled.

Rev. Chas. M. Barnes... Of Neponset, Ill., was the second Chaplain. He was commissioned, with the rank of Captain from Oct. 10, 1864, and mustered into service at Savannah, Ga., Jan. 16, 1865, to take effect from Dec. 5, 1864. He served with the regiment until the close of the war, and was mustered out, near Louisville, Ky., June 23, 1865, and was finally paid off and discharged at Chicago, Ill., July 6, 1865. His present address is 253 State street, Chicago, Ill.
Chaplain Barnes was born at Canton, Ill., Sept. 3, 1833. He graduated from Knox College in 1856, and from the Chicago Theological Seminary in 1859. He served as Pastor of the Congregational Church at Lamoille, Ill., for one year, and thereafter was Pastor of the Congregational Church at Neponset, Ill., until he enlisted as a Private in the One Hundred and Forty-Fourth Regiment Illinois Volunteer Infantry. After a few weeks' service in that regiment he was commissioned Chaplain, as stated above. After the war, he was for a time Pastor of the Congregational Church at Plymouth, Ill. But illness soon compelled him to give up his studies and professional work. He was ill about a year, and was thereafter, for two years, in the postal service of the United States, as a route agent. Since then he has been engaged in business as a jobber of school books and stationary.


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