17th Cavalry Company L
Complete Listing (includes non-Rock Island soldiers)

 

Name and Rank Residence Date of Rank
or Enlistment
Date of Muster Remarks
Captains        
Harding, Benjamin Moline Jan 26, 1864 Jan 26, 1864 Resigned Dec 10, 1864
Dyhrenfurth, Robert G Chicago Dec 10, 1864 Jan 15, 1865 M.O. Dec 20, 1865
1st Lieutenants        
Dyhrenfurth, Robert G Chicago Jan 26, 1864 Jan 26, 1864 Promoted
Clark, James H De Kalb Dec 10, 1864 Jan 28, 1865 M.O. Dec 20, 1865
2nd Lieutenants        
Clark, James H De Kalb Feb 19, 1864 Feb 20, 1864 Promoted
Stafford, William L Waukegan Dec 10, 1864 Jan 28, 1865 M.O. Dec 20, 1865
1st Sergeant        
McGinnis, Charles Moline Dec 1, 1863 Jan 22, 1864 M.O. Dec 20, 1865 as Pvt
Q.M. Sergeant        
Dwyer, John Chicago Dec 15, 1863 Dec 31, 1863 M.O. Dec 20, 1865 as 1st Sgt
Commis. Sergeant        
Porter, Francis M Waukegan Oct 12, 1863 Dec 31, 1863 Dis for pro in 144th IL Inf
Sergeants        
Stafford, William L Waukegan Oct 12, 1863 Dec 31, 1863 Pro 2nd Lieut
Gage, John H Carbondale Oct 17, 1863 Dec 31, 1863 M.O. to date Oct 3, 1864 to
accept commission as 2nd Lieut
in 122nd US C T
McLaughlin, Hugh Chicago Nov 15, 1863 Dec 31, 1863 M.O. Dec 20, 1865 as
Co Commisary Sgt
Covey, Jonathan W St Louis, Mo Jan 4, 1864 Feb 12, 1864 Pvt Absent sick at
muster out of Reg
Corbin, Levi Moline Nov 1, 1863 Feb 12, 1864 Dis Oct 15, 1865; disability
Corporals        
Odell, Truman C Chicago Jan 18, 1864 Feb 12, 1864 M.O. Dec 20, 1865
as Co Q.M. Sgt
Bissell, Richard Moline Oct 3, 1863 Jan 22, 1864 M.O. Dec 20, 1865 as Pvt
Crawford, Edson H Mc Henry Jan 4, 1864 Feb 12, 1864 M.O. Dec 20, 1865 as Pvt
Morell, Samuel   Dec 16, 1863 Dec 16, 1863 M.O. Sep 1, 1865 as Pvt
Russell, James P Mt Carroll Dec 30, 1863 Jan 5, 1864 Tr to Co E as Pvt
Smith, Joseph P Mt Carroll Dec 30, 1863 Jan 5, 1864 M.O. Dec 20, 1865 as Pvt
Nelson, Peter Chicago Dec 24, 1863 Feb 12, 1864 M.O. Dec 20, 1865 as Pvt
Foran, James Chicago Nov 28, 1863 Dec 31, 1863 M.O. Dec 20, 1865 as Pvt
Teamsters        
Simons, Alfred S Waukegan Oct 26, 1863 Feb 24, 1864 M.O. Dec 20, 1865 as Pvt
Edwards, John W Moline Oct 2, 1863 Jan 22, 1864 M.O. Dec 20, 1865 as bugler
Blacksmiths        
Fox, Thomas H Chicago Dec 5, 1863 Feb 23, 1864 Pvt Deserted Feb 27, 1865
Sorter, James L Woodland Dec 30, 1863 Jan 5, 1864 M.O. Dec 20, 1865
Saddler        
Williams, Frank Chicago Dec 12, 1863 Dec 31, 1863 Dis Jan 1866
Wagoner        
Libby, Orlando Moline Dec 4, 1863 Feb 12, 1864 M.O. Dec 20, 1865 as Pvt
Privates        
Anderson, Andrew M Chicago Dec 24, 1863 Jan 22, 1864 Deserted Aug 20, 1864
Brock, Alfred Litchfield Dec 26, 1863 Feb 24, 1864 M.O. Dec 20, 1865
Brennan, James Chicago Dec 28, 1863 Feb 12, 1864 M.O. Dec 20, 1865
Bushman, Daniel Wysox Dec 30, 1863 Jan 8, 1864 M.O. Dec 20, 1865 as wagoner
Brewer, Oli S Wysox Dec 30, 1863 Jan 5, 1864 M.O. Dec 20, 1865
Bryant, Jackson Hampton Dec 26, 1863 Jan 22, 1864 M.O. Dec 20, 1865 as Cpl
Brown, Daniel Chicago Dec 26, 1863 Feb 12, 1864 M.O. Dec 20, 1865
Billington, Charles A Moline Jan 21, 1864 Feb 12, 1864 M.O. Dec 20, 1865
Crawford, William J Libertyville Dec 5, 1863 Dec 31, 1863 M.O. Dec 20, 1865
Corser, John Waukegan Nov 26, 1863 Dec 31, 1863 M.O. Dec 20, 1865
Crahn, Marcus Como Dec 4, 1863 Jan 8, 1864 M.O. Dec 20, 1865
Carpenter, William J Dickson Dec 17, 1863 Jan 8, 1864 M.O. Dec 20, 1865 as Cpl
Catter, Hugh Brooklyn Dec 29, 1863 Jan 8, 1864 M.O. Dec 20, 1865 as Cpl
Compton, Lewis Brooklyn Dec 29, 1863 Jan 8, 1864 Deserted May 21, 1864
Coltman, William Hampton Nov 29, 1863 Jan 22, 1864 M.O. Dec 20, 1865
Davis, John D Litchfield Dec 28, 1863 Feb 24, 1864 M.O. Dec 20, 1865
Druce, Charles Waukegan Nov 20, 1863 Dec 31, 1863 Desert Sep 25, 1865
Dean, Ira Waukegan Feb 3, 1864 Feb 12, 1864 Desert Oct 22, 1865
Erlewine, Samuel Kent Dec 22, 1863 Dec 27, 1863 Tr to Co M
Edson, Henry Lindon Dec 31, 1863 Jan 5, 1864 M.O. Dec 20, 1865 as Cpl
Eignus, Samuel Moline Jan 21, 1864 Feb 12, 1864 M.O. Jan 1866
Finnell, Thomas Chicago Dec 1, 1863 Feb 24, 1864 Dis Mar 27, 1865
Filloon, John Wysox Dec 30, 1863 Jan 8, 1864 Deserted Sep 13, 1865
Gunn, Henry Waukegan Oct 12, 1863 Dec 31, 1863 M.O. Dec 20, 1865 as
Sgt, absent sick
Gunn, Edward Chicago Dec 24, 1863 Dec 24, 1863 M.O. Dec 20, 1865 as Sgt
Gotry, George W Urbana Dec 8, 1863 Dec 8, 1863 M.O. Jul 27, 1865
Godfrey, Berlin D Chicago Dec 4, 1863 Jan 4, 1864 M.O. Dec 20, 1865
Grobe, George Moline Nov 12, 1863 Jan 22, 1864 Drowned Owl Creek KS
Jul 28, 1865
Gardner, Nelson Chicago Dec 8, 1863 Dec 8, 1863 M.O. Dec 20, 1865
Hartsell, John Moline Dec 24, 1863 Jan 22, 1864 M.O. Dec 20, 1865
Hoon, William M C Moline Nov 25, 1863 Jan 22, 1864 M.O. Dec 20, 1865
Howe, John Chicago Jan 4, 1864 Jan 4, 1864 Deserted Mar 23, 1864
Hubbard, Chapin A Chicago Jan 18, 1864 Feb 12, 1864 M.O. Dec 20, 1865
Johnson, William Moline Jan 21, 1864 Feb 12, 1864 M.O. Dec 20, 1865
Johnson, Charles Moline Jan 21, 1864 Feb 12, 1864 M.O. Dec 20, 1865
Johnson, John Chicago Dec 24, 1863 Jan 8, 1864 Deserted Sep 13, 1865
Jacobs, Lawrence Chicago Dec 30, 1863 Dec 30, 1863 M.O. Dec 20, 1865 as farrier
Kenny, Thomas Mt Carroll Dec 1, 1863 Dec 17, 1863 Dis to date Feb 22, 1866
Keech, Charles Brooklyn Dec 29, 1863 Jan 8, 1864 Died Alton IL Jul 8, 1864
Kelly, Patrick Chicago Jan 4, 1864 Jan 4, 1864 M.O. Dec 20, 1865
McCarthy, Dennis Chicago Dec 12, 1863 Feb 12, 1864 M.O. Jul 13, 1865
Maxwell, William Moline Oct 19, 1863 Jan 22, 1864 Dis Aug 7, 1865; disability
Maloney, Patrick Chicago Nov 7, 1863 Dec 31, 1863 Deserted Sep 13, 1865
Myers, John Chicago Dec 22, 1863 Dec 26, 1863 Deserted Sep 3, 1864
Merckel, Joseph Chicago Dec 16, 1863 Dec 16, 1863 M.O. Dec 20, 1865
McCartey, Thomas Rock Creek Jan 4, 1864 Jan 8, 1864 Dis Jan 1866
McDonald, Patrick Como Dec 24, 1863 Jan 8, 1864 M.O. Dec 20, 1865
Miller, John H Moline Jan 10, 1864 Jan 22, 1864 M.O. Dec 20, 1865
Neil, Thomas Rockford Dec 9, 1863 Dec 9, 1863 Dis Jan 1866
Nohr, Franz Chicago Dec 4, 1863 Dec 4, 1863 Dis Sep 1, 1865; disability
Ohck, Atlas Chicago Dec 25, 1863 Dec 25, 1863 M.O. Dec 20, 1865 as bugler
Pontius, George C Chicago Dec 24, 1863 Dec 24, 1863 Dis Jan 1866
Pusey, William H Pesotum Dec 8, 1863 Dec 8, 1863 Absent sick at M.O. of Reg
Peterson, John Winslow Dec 11, 1863 Dec 11, 1863 Accident'y killed
Dec 12, 1865
Peterson, Cornelius Moline Jan 21, 1864 Feb 12, 1864 Killed struck by
lightning Jun 8, 1865
Patent, William Wysox Jan 4, 1864 Jan 4, 1864 M.O. Dec 20, 1865
Parker, Joshua R Chicago Dec 31, 1863 Dec 31, 1863 M.O. Dec 20, 1865 as Sgt
Roach, Abraham Belleville Dec 28, 1863 Feb 12, 1864 M.O. to date Dec 20, 1865
Ruck, Michael        
Rice, George Chicago Dec 24, 1863 Dec 24, 1863 M.O. Dec 20, 1865 as Sgt
Rierdon, John Chicago Dec 1, 1863 Dec 17, 1863 Deserted Nov 10, 1864
Russell, William F Freedom Jan 5, 1864 Jan 5, 1864 Dis Sep 7, 1865; disability
Shutz, John Chicago Dec 22, 1863 Dec 27, 1863 M.O. Dec 20, 1865
Stewart, William H Wysox Dec 30, 1863 Dec 30, 1863 Dis Oct 15, 1865 as
Cpl; disability
Shears, Andrew C Wysox Dec 29, 1863 Jan 8, 1864 M.O. Dec 20, 1865
Stumpf, Leonard Brooklyn Dec 23, 1863 Jan 8, 1864 M.O. Dec 20, 1865
Toopes, John Chicago Jan 4, 1864 Jan 4, 1864 M.O. Dec 20, 1865
Thompson, John Moline Jan 21, 1864 Feb 12, 1864 M.O. Dec 20, 1865
Williams, John Moline Jan 21, 1864 Feb 12, 1864 M.O. Dec 20, 1865
Whitneder, Samuel Wysox Jan 5, 1864 Jan 8, 1864 M.O. Dec 20, 1865 as Cpl
Willfong, Timothy Wysox Dec 29, 1863 Jan 5, 1864 M.O. Dec 20, 1865
Wilson, Cyrus Moline Nov 9, 1863 Jan 22, 1864 M.O. Dec 20, 1865
Recruits        
Anderson, Charles Chicago Jan 15, 1864 Feb 24, 1864 M.O. May 17, 1865
Blackler, Edwin Libertyville Feb 8, 1864 Feb 24, 1864 M.O. Dec 20, 1865
Chelburg, Isaac Chicago Feb 1, 1864 Feb 24, 1864 M.O. Dec 20, 1865 as Cpl
Johnson, Alexander Chicago Feb 1, 1864 Feb 24, 1864 M.O. Dec 20, 1865
Keaton, Alexander Chicago Nov 19, 1863 Dec 18, 1863 M.O. Dec 20, 1865
Mix, George Benton Feb 1, 1864 Feb 22, 1864 Deserted Sep 26, 1865
McGowan, James Chicago Dec 26, 1863 Dec 26, 1863 Deserted Apr 2, 1864
Payne, James C Zuma Oct 19, 1864 Oct 21, 1864 M.O. Nov 3, 1865
Quimby, Levi Chicago Feb 11, 1864 Feb 22, 1864 M.O. Dec 20, 1865
Stanley, Thomas B Alton Sep 12, 1864 Sep 12, 1864 Deserted Sep 13, 1865
Williams, Joseph H Antioch Jan 23, 1864 Feb 23, 1864 Dis Jan 1866