a work in progress...
My interest in genealogy prompted me to create this personal page. Found below are the names and units of my direct maternal and paternal ancestors who served in the military.
I am seeking material from the Civil War units my family served;
1st Illinois Cavalry
15th Missouri Infantry
29th Missouri Infantry
44th Illinois Infantry
110th Illinois Infantry
Josiah Gilbert, Private, Captain Simon Hunt's Company, Colonel Eleaza Brooks Regt., 3rd Mass. Regiment
War of 1812
Eli Gilbert, Private, 1st Vermont (Judson's) Militia
Azariah Brice Bruce, 3rd Regt. (Roulston’s) West Tennessee Militia.
Mexican War of 1849
American Civil War
Zadoc Casey Galbraith, 1st Illinois Cavalry & 110th Illinois Infantry. 1836 - 1906, from Mt. Vernon, Illinois
Enlisted 6/24/1861 as a Private, Bugler Co. H, 1st Illinois Cavalry. 9/11/1862 Mustered into "B" Co. 110th Illinois Infantry. Transferred 5/8/1863 from Co. B to Co. A. Mustered out on 6/8/1865 at Washington, DC. Buried Pleasant Grove Cemetery Mount Vernon, Illinois.
The 1st Illinois, Company H mustered at Alton, Illinois and was named "Noleman's Cavalry" after captain, Robert D. Noleman. This company was organized at Centralia, Illinois, and mustered into service of the United States on June 14, 1861. They rendezvoused at Cairo, Illinois and moved to Bird's Point, Missouri. The regiment fought in the Battle of Belmont on November 7, 1861, and thereafter scouted through southeastern Missouri and western Kentucky during the winter of 1861–62. On March 2, 1862, the group they led the pursuit of Confederate Brigadier General M. Jeff Thompson in southeastern Missouri. In February to April 1862 the company joined Brigadier General John Pope in the Union effort to take New Madrid, or Kentucky Bend, on the Mississippi River. Their engagements included the Battle of Island Number Ten and the Confederate surrender after that battle at Tiptonville, Tennessee. They moved down the Mississippi River, and in June 1862 were the first U.S. troops to enter the city of Memphis. In July 1862 they were ordered to St. Louis to be mustered out of service.
Waldo Gilbert, 44th Illinois Infantry, Born in Ohio, residence Mount Vernon, IL and died 5/8/1890. Enlisted 7/1/1861, age 29, at Ashley, IL as a Sergeant in "F" Co. 44th Illinois Infantry. Discharged for disability on 4/21/1863 at Nashville, TN. Member of GAR Post # 581 (Stephen Place) in Waltonville, IL.
John R. Swan, 29th Missouri Infantry from Kelso, Missouri and enlisted 9/1/1862 as a Corporal in "F" Co. 29th Missouri Infantry.
Richard Hiram Taylor, Mustered in 9/11/1862 as a Private, Co. F, 110th Illinois Infantry. Transferred 5/8/1863 to company C. Transferred 2/11/1864 into Veteran Reserve Corps.
Frederick Lipps 15th Missouri Infantry, Born Friedrich Jakob Lipps and enlisted 8/1/1861 at St Louis, Missouri as a Sergeant and mustered into "B" Co. MO 15th Infantry. Promoted to 2nd Lieut.. Co. B and then to,1st Lt. & Regiment Adjutant Company C. Wounded in Action.
Term of enlistment ended and resigned on 9/27/1864.
The 15th Missouri Infantry was formed in Aug. 1861 and assigned to the Army of the Cumberland. They engaged at Murfreesboro, Chickamauga, and Missionary Ridge during the campaign. The 15th lead the charge on Missionary Ridge that routed Bragg's army and resulted in his defeat. In 1864 they joined Sherman's army in the march to Atlanta and fought at Resaca, Buzzard Roost, Kennesaw Mountain, Peachtree Creek Jonesboro and Lovejoy's Station.
Spanish American War
World War One
Frederick John Lipps, Arkansas State Guard, Ordnance Sgt.
Federalized for wartime service, 2nd Lt.
World War Two
John Odell Lipps. Musician 1st Class, USN 1950-54