Photos of Civil War Veterans

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Jabez Shaw who fought in the Civil War. He Shaw was 29 when he joined Battery A, Second Light Artillery 3 October 1864 and mustered into service 4 October 1864, in Peoria, and was mustered out 27 July 1865 in Springfield, Illinois.  His residence when he joined was listed as town of Hopewell, county of Marshall.  He was buried in Moffatt’s Cemetery in July 1880.  He and his wife Mary (Noden) had the following children:  Annie or Nan, Maggie, Fanny, Ruth or Lute, Jabez, Joseph, Richard, Mary or Mate, Nellie, Mabel and Noden.  I’d love to hear from anybody who has any of these folks in their family tree.


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Charles T. Hurd
Enlistment Date: 15 Aug 1862
Death Date: 28 Dec 1917 buried in Springdale cemetery
Service Record: Enlisted as a Private on 15 August 1862.
Enlisted in Co. A, 77th Inf. Reg. Ill. on 2 Sep 1862.
Transferred to Signal Corps Reg. Regular Army
on 1 Oct 1863.
Sources: Illinois: Roster of Officers and Enlisted Men
GAR Dept of Illinois: Death Rolls

submitted by Dennis Miller










The picture was taken in August of 1862: we know this from the dates of the boys enlistments, which was followed shortly by the death from consumption of Julia Ann McCann on September 7, 1862.

Back Row Standing Left to Right: William Charles McCann (1835-1895, Farmer in Elmwood Twp., moved as a child with his parents to Peoria County from Sterling Center, Cayuga County, New York in 1837), Samuel Alva Rathbun (1843-1898, Company E, 77th Illinois Volunteer infantry), Alexander Dorn McCann (1841-1900, Company B, 11th Illinois Vol. Calvary).

Front Row Seated Left to Right: Julia Ann McCann (1838-Sept. 7, 1862, sister of William & Alexander McCann), Susan Cornelia Wasson (1837-1915, wife of William McCann), Eunice Emeline "Auntie Em" Wasson (1845-1927, wife of Alexander McCann), Chloe Ann Wasson (1840-1925, wife of Samuel Rathbun).

William McCann, Sgt. Alexander McCann and Julia Ann McCann were siblings, the children of Samuel McCann and his wife Susannah Wasson, who were amongst the first four or five families to settle Elmwood Township, Peoria County, Illinois. Susan, Emeline and Chloe Wasson were sisters, the children of George & Sarah (Brewster) Wasson. George Wasson and Susannah Wasson were siblings (the children of Captain James Wasson and his wife Margaret "Peggy" Dorn)and their two sets of children were first cousins.

The photo is owned by Virginia (Patterson) Waller.

Submitted by J. Robert Schmidt



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