48th ILL Infantry cdv of Captain George M. Keneipp, who was wounded at Jonesborough, GA in September, 1864. Ink id'd on the back, no b/m, wear as shown in the scan.
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Forty-eighth Infantry. - Cols., Isham N. Haynie, William W.
Sanford, Lucien Greathouse, Thomas L. B. Weems; Lieut.-Cols.,
Thomas H. Smith, William W. Sanford, Lucien Greathouse, Ashley
T. Galbraith, Thomas L. B. Weems, John W. Ingersoll; Majs.,
William W. Sanford, Manning Mayfield, Lucien Greathouse, Wil-
liam J. Stephenson, Ashley T. Galbraith, Edward Adams, John W.
Ingersoll. This regiment was organized at Camp Butler, in the
month of Sept., 1861, left for Cairo 900 strong on Nov. 11,
and, after its arrival there, constructed barracks for winter
quarters. In Jan., 1862, it was engaged in the reconnaissance
in the rear of Columbus, Ky., under Gen. Grant. At Fort Donel-
son, in connection with the 17th and 49th Ill., it charged the
enemy's works, but was repulsed with a severe loss, and was un-
der fire during the following day, losing a few men wounded.
During the third and last day of the battle it was fiercely
engaged and lost 40 in killed and wounded. It was engaged in
the battle of Shiloh bearing its full part and losing over half
of its men in killed and wounded. It was in the siege of Cor-
inth in May, 1862 in June was ordered to Bethel as garrison of
that post and remained there until 1863. It moved to Memphis
in June of the latter year and from thence to Vicksburg, where
it participated in the operations in the rear of that place,
and at Snyder's bluff. It advanced with Gen. Sherman's force
against Jackson, participated in the siege and in the charge of
July 16, losing 45 men killed and wounded. Being transferred
to eastern Tennessee it took part in the battle of Missionary
ridge and then followed the retreating enemy to Ringgold. Tak-
ing part in the Knoxville expedition for the relief of Gen.
Burnside, it arrived at Scottsboro, Ala., on Jan. 1, 1864, and
although not yet recovered from their severe campaign, over
nine-tenths of the men present re-enlisted as veterans. The
regiment arrived at Springfield, Ill., on veteran furlough,
Jan. 27, and rendezvoused at Centralia. Returning to the
field, it participated in the Atlanta campaign, marched with
Sherman to the sea and up through the Carolinas, thence to
Washington, D. C., and thence to Louisville, Ky. From the lat-
ter place it moved to Little Rock, Ark., and was mustered out
there on Aug. 15, 1865.
Source: The Union Army, vol. 3