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Ink identified 99th Illinois Infantry soldier cdv
Ink identified 99th Illinois Infantry cdv of Christopher Turner. Beautifully identified in period brown ink on the verso. Please see a photograph of the back below.
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Residence Pittsfield IL; Enlisted on 8/8/1862 as a Private. On 8/23/1862 he mustered into "A" Co. IL 99th Infantry He was Mustered Out on 7/31/1865 at Baton Rouge, LA Intra Regimental Company Transfers: * from company A to company D (Consolidated)

Ninety-ninth Infantry. - Col., W. K. Bailey; Lieut.-Cols., Lemuel Parke, Asa C. Mathews; Majs., Edwin A. Crandall, Asa C. Mathews. This regiment was organized in Pike county was mus tered in at Florence, Pike county, Aug. 23, 1862, moved on same day to St. Louis, Mo., and on the 24th went into Benton bar- racks, where it received its equipments, being the first regi ment out of the state under the call of 1862. It was first en gaged in a skirmish at Bear creek, losing 1 killed, 4 wounded and 1 taken prisoner, and in the battle of Hartville, lost 36 killed and wounded. It crossed the Mississippi river on April 30, 1863, and after marching all night met the enemy near Port Gibson, Miss., losing 37 in killed and wounded. It started into the engagement of Champion's hill at nightfall, pursued the retreating Confederates to Edwards' station and engaged them the next morning, charged upon their works at the Black river and drove them across the river, capturing many prison- ers. On May 22 it took a prominent part in the assault at Vicksburg, losing out of 300 men, 1O3 killed and wounded. At a critical time the regiment opened a heavy fire, drove the enemy back into his works and held him there, probably saving the whole division from stampede. The 99th lost, during the entire campaign and siege, 253 in killed, wounded and missing. During the Bayou Teche campaign the regiment was in several skirmishes, and a detachment of it was engaged in the battle of Grand Coteau. It embarked for Texas in November and remained there during the winter and the spring of 1864. It performed garrison duty on the Mississippi during the following summer and in Nov. 1864, moved to Memphis, where it was consolidated into a battalion of five companies.

Ninety-ninth (Consolidated) Infantry. - Lieut.-Col., Asa C. Mathews. The battalion moved to Germantown and went on duty guarding railroad. It took part in the siege of Spanish Fort in the spring of 1865, then accompanied the division when it was sent to Gen. Steele's army and on April 1 went into posi- tion at Fort Blakely. The battalion assisted in its investment and capture, and on the 12th entered Mobile. It was mustered out on July 31, 1865. During its term of service the 99th regiment lost, 41 killed in battle, 151 died of wounds and disease, 127 discharged for disability, 35 deserted and 26 officers resigned.

Source: The Union Army, vol. 3