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Posted 5 years ago

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I found these in two different estates. Questions I have is putting names to the cursive which I am so poor at reading early penmanship and any info on the young German soldiers. Lastly what is the larger younger gent photo dated 1896. Many thanks for any help you all can provide. Brian

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  1. scottvez scottvez, 5 years ago
    Michael V. T. Burns

    Residence Hale IL;
    Enlisted on 8/2/1862 as a Corporal.

    On 8/21/1862 he mustered into "A" Co. IL 83rd Infantry
    He was Mustered Out on 6/26/1865 at Nashville, TN

    * Sergt

    Your other guy is a REAL HERO-- Medal of Honor awardee!

    George Henry Palmer

    Residence Monmouth IL; 20 years old.

    Enlisted on 4/24/1861 at Monmouth, IL as a Bugler.

    On 4/24/1861 he mustered into "G" Co. IL 1st Cavalry
    He was Mustered Out on 10/9/1861

    On 8/21/1862 he was commissioned into "A" Co. IL 83rd Infantry
    He was Mustered Out on 6/26/1865 at Nashville, TN
    (Subsequent service in US Army 1867 to 02/27/1899)

    * 1st Lieut 8/21/1862 (As of Co. A 83rd IL Infantry)
    * Capt 2/3/1863

    Other Information:
    born 4/16/1841 in New York City, NY
    Member of GAR Post # 330 (McClanahan) in Monmouth, IL
    died 4/7/1901
    Buried: Arlington National Cemetery, Arlington, VA

    Medal of Honor Information:
    He was awarded the Medal of Honor
    for action on 9/20/1861 at Lexington, MO.
    (Volunteered to fight in trenches and led a charge which
    recaptured a Union hospital)

    I live in Clarksville-- nice to see items with the Clarksville backmark (I collect them).


  2. scottvez scottvez, 5 years ago
    The young man may not be military. The badge/ pin is hard to see but it doesn't look like anything military.

    I like the tinting on the two German images.

  3. letmplay, 5 years ago
    I thought maybe fireman on him
  4. letmplay, 5 years ago
    Scott thank you for being so awesome. You gave names to my estate finds and for that I thank you
  5. letmplay, 5 years ago
    They must have known each other. I found them in the same estate, Both from IL and both mustered out the same day
  6. scottvez scottvez, 5 years ago
    They were in the same company. Palmer was Burns' company commander.

    I don't think that the third guy is a fireman-- the hat badge is not typical fireman. It could be some sort of band or fraternal group.


  7. scottvez scottvez, 5 years ago
    I have an image of another member of the 83rd Ill. It was taken in Clarksville as well.

    The regiment was garrisoned in Clarksville for an extended period during the Civil War.

  8. amandabuns amandabuns, 5 years ago
    Maybe police for the young man? Great group of CDVs.

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