Illinois infantry men
Here are two photographs, which are copies, of two ggg grandfathers of my girlfriend. I figured these might be of interest to people here and have been posted with permission of the family. Here is the info on these guys:
Daniel Oberheim (first photo)
They don't have many records of him. What they do know is that he was from Mt. Carroll, Carroll county, Illinois. They don't know what unit he was with unfortunately, nor if he was KIA, wounded, or survived.
Henry Webber (second photo)
He was born in Germany on March 17, 1843. By the time of the war, he too was in Mt. Carroll, Illinois. Enlisted as a private on August 14, 1862 at the age of 19 and was assigned to the Co. I, 92d Ill. Regiment (mounted infantry).
According to copies of the muster roles that I have here and a copy of a letter from the war department for a commission of pension, Henry was never reported sick or missing and served honorably until he was mustered out with the 92d on June 21, 1865. FYI, he was married on March 31, 1866 to a nice little gal named Dora in Freeport, Ill. and lived happily ever after.
Si vis pacem, para bellum
Proud Descendent of-
Andrew Jackson Smith
Born 11 July 1843, Greenfield, New York
Enlisted 17 Feb 1862 in Co. C, 77th NYSV in Saratoga Springs, New York
Transfered to 1st Regiment Independent Battery NY Light Artillery in April 1863.
22 Feb 1865, died of disease in Washington DC
Buried in Arlington National Cemetery
Unassigned recruit, 11th Illinois Cavalry
Enlisted Feb. 21, 1865
Died March 1, 1865