E. J. Lewis, captain, Co. C., August 1863.
Cabinet card. L. I. Prince, photographer, No. 8 St. Charles St., New Orleans.

33rd Illinois Infantry Regiment of Volunteers Company C Collection




Processed by Nick Scoleri
Fall 2003



Table of Contents

 

Collection Information
Volume of Collection:
One Box.
Collection Dates:
1861-1928.
Restrictions:
Brittle documents. Use photocopies unless authorized by Librarian / Archivist.
Reproduction Rights:
Permission to reproduce or publish material in this collection must be obtained in writing from the McLean County Museum of History.
Location:
Archives
Notes:
For additional information, see: 33rd Volunteer Infantry Company C Record Books, 1 Box.

For additional information on Captain E. J. Lewis, see: Edward J. Lewis Collection (4 boxes): Box 1 Correspondence; Box 2 Diaries 1855-1888; Box 3 Diaries 1889-1907; Box 4 Misc. including daybooks.

 


Inventory of Effects of Deceased Soldiers form, Pvt. W. H. Hawkins, June 27-28, 1863. Died at Washington Hospital, Memphis, TN, from gun shot wound to right leg. Folder 24: Inventory of Effects.

 

Historical Sketch
    The history of the 33rd Illinois Infantry Regiment began with the formation of the "Normal Rifles" after the outbreak of war in April of 1861. The Normal Rifles consisted of Illinois State Normal University (ISNU) students who practiced drills under a hired drillmaster. Shortly after the First Battle of Bull Run (July 21, 1861), ISNU President Charles E. Hovey received permission to organize a regiment with the Normal Rifles serving as the nucleus for Company A. Companies C and G were also raised in McLean County. Seven other companies were recruited from residents of various counties, including Bureau, Pike, Christian, Knox, Stark, LaSalle, and others.
    In September 1861, the Thirty-Third was mustered into service by Captain T. G. Pitcher at Camp Butler, Springfield. From there, the Regiment moved to Ironton, Missouri where it remained for the winter. Early duty included a tedious schedule of marches and guard postings. While guarding Pilot Knob and Ironton Mountain Railroad, Company A engaged in a skirmish, an early success (albeit minor) for the discouraged North.
    On July 7, 1862, another skirmish occurred at Cotton Plant, Arkansas. More than 120 Confederates were killed. Seven were killed and fifty-seven wounded on the Union side; no one was killed from the Thirty-third. Col. Hovey, wounded in the fight, earned promotion to Brigadier-General.
    During the summer of 1862, the regiment suffered ill health due to the climate of the marshy districts of eastern Arkansas and western Mississippi. In October, the regiment was ordered north to St. Louis to recover its strength. By March 1863, the regiment received orders to join the epic campaign that ended in the capture of Vicksburg, Mississippi.
    The Regiment was attached to 1st Brigade, 1st Division, of the 13th Army Corps. The Vicksburg campaign marked the most significant months of the Thirty-Third's war record. First, came the capture of Port Gibson, in which four companies of the Thirty-Third were deployed as skirmishers. On May 16-17, the Regiment participated in the Battle of Champion's Hill and Black River Bridge. Champion's Hill featured the loss from friendly fire of two members Company C. At Black River Bridge, the Thirty-Third played a role in the capture of fourteen pieces of artillery, along with hundreds of prisoners.
    On May 19, Captain Kellogg of Company C was killed by enemy fire. He was replaced by Edward J. Lewis. On May 22, the Regiment participated in a grand assault of the Vicksburg defensive works. The assault was repulsed with significant losses. Of those who charged from the Thirty-Third, one-third were hit, with twelve killed on the field and several others mortally wounded. A successful six-week siege followed the failed assault. The surrender occurred on July 4. During the campaign, the Thirty-Third lost twenty men with more than one hundred wounded. After action around Jackson, Mississippi, the Regiment spent considerable time on railroad guard duty in Louisiana.
    In November of 1863, the Regiment partook in the capture of Fort Esperanza, Texas. By January 1, 1864, the regiment reenlisted as veterans for a $400 bounty and went on furlough. Much of 1864 was also spent on railroad guard duty.
    On March 2, 1865, a train derailment near Boutte Station, Louisiana, claimed the lives of nine men, with another seventy-two injured. Companies C and F were the only two to escape with no casualties. Beginning on March 27, the regiment participated in the assault of Spanish Fort, the main defense of Mobile, Alabama. They engaged the defensive works until the April 8 surrender. On November 24, the Regiment was mustered out of service and by December 7, all the men had received their pay and the Thirty-Third ceased to exist.
    The Thirty-Third participated in the following actions: Fredericktown, MO; Cotton Plant, AR; Port Gibson, Black River Ridge, Champion's Hill, Vicksburg, Jackson, MS; Fort Esperanza, TX; and Spanish Fort, AL.

 

Important Dates
July 21, 1861
Defeat at Bull Run

Lincoln calls for three-year enlistments
Summer / Fall 1861
Two-thirds of Normal School students volunteer

Normal Rifles, nucleus of Co. A, Co. C, and Co. G, raised in McLean County Seven other companies raised from various counties (Bureau, Knox, Stark, LaSalle, etc.) Sixty-seven counties represented

Drilled at Camp Butler, Springfield
October 21, 1861
First action / Fredericktown, Missouri
July 7, 1862
Cache River / Cotton Plant, Arkansas

Col. Charles E. Hovey wounded
Summer 1862
Eastern Arkansas / western Louisiana swamps
October 1862
Regiment sent to St. Louis / sanitary measure to improve health
Winter 1862 / 1863
Long marches through southeastern Missouri
March 1863
Participated in U. S. Grant's Vicksburg campaign / 70,000 men / Thirty-third part of McClernand's Thirteenth Corps.
May 1863
Champion's Hill

Participated in skirmish line with Forty-third Ohio (Col. James A. Garfield, Hiram College president)
May 22, 1863
Failed assault on Vicksburg siege works

Co. E (Bureau County): 11 killed, 20 wounded
July 4, 1863
Vicksburg falls
Fall 1863 / winter 1863 / 1864
Guard duty, railroads in Louisiana
November 1863
Capture of Fort Esperanza, Matagordo Bay, Texas
January 7, 1864
Third-Third Illinois Veteran Volunteer Infantry Regiment mustered into service, Indianola, Texas

(three-year reenlistments, promised $400 bounty and 30-day furlough)
Winter / early 1865
30-day furlough in Bloomington
Winter / spring 1865
Capture of Spanish Fort, Mobile Bay, Alabama
March 2, 1865
Boulte Station, Louisiana railroad derailment

80 killed or severely wounded

 

Selected Bibliography
Bennett, James O'Donnell. "Private Joe" Fifer. Pantagraph Printing & Stationery Co., Bloomington, Il., 1936.
Burnam, J.H. "Thirty-Third Regiment Illinois Infantry In The War Between The States." Transactions Of The Illinois State Historical Society For The Year 1912. Thirteenth Annual Meeting, Springfield, Il., May 23 and 24, 1912.
Hicken, Victor. Illinois In The Civil War. 2nd ed. University of Illinois Press, Urbana, 1991.
Keltner, Herbert L. The History of the 33rd Illinois Volunteer Infantry Regiment. Masters Thesis; Illinois State University, Aug., 1968.
Lewis, Edward J. "Co. 'C' Historical Sketch." Unpublished manuscript in the Lewis Collection, located at the McLean County Historical Society, Bloomington, Illinois.
_______. "History of the Thirty-Third Infantry." Transactions of The McLean County Historical Society: Vol. 1 War Record of McLean County With Other Papers. Pantagraph Printing and Stationery Co., Bloomington, Il, 1899.
_______. Personal Diary Accounts of the Civil War. Unpublished diaries located in the Edward J. Lewis collection at the McLean County Historical Society, Bloomington, Illinois.
Munson, Don. It Is Begun! The Pantagraph Reports the Civil War. McLean County Historical Society, 2001.
N. A. "First Reunion of the 33rd Illinois Regt. At Bloomington, Il., Oct. 21, 1875. Anniversary of Fredericktown Battle." Pantagraph Printing Establishment, Bloomington, Il., 1875.
N. A. "Personal History of 33rd Regiment Illinois Infantry Form" of Captain Edward J. Lewis.
Selby, C. A. "Psychological Profile of Captain Edward J. Lewis." 4 page handwritten unpublished manuscript.
Slack, Kent. "Social and Economic Background of the men of the 33rd Regiment." Internship project for the Illinois Wesleyan University, May 3, 1981.
_______. " '...With Pen Or With Sword...' The Civil War Diary Accounts of Edward J. Lewis." Independent Study for Illinois State University, November 22, 1992.
Way, Virgil. Thirty-Third Regiment Illinois Veteran Volunteer Infantry In the Civil War, 22 August, 1861, to 7th December, 1865. Gibson City, Il. Published by the Association, 1902.

 

Scope and Contents Note
    This collection contains clerical records including: muster in and out rolls; inventory of supplies and clothes; casualty reports; orders received and given; transportation records; and pay records. In addition, there are special order and special request documents to superiors by Captain Lewis and other officers illustrating Company conditions and actions during the conflict.
    Most of the documents in the collection fall between the dates of July 1861, when the Regiment first came into existence, and November 1865, when the Company was mustered out. A smaller number of documents, pertaining to veteran reunions and related activities, go beyond this date.
    Other interesting items from the collection include documents concerning the 1864 presidential election and the issue of freed slaves.

 

Box and Folder Inventory

Folder 1:
Muster Rolls (1862-1863)
1.1
Muster Roll of 33rd Illinois Infantry Volunteers, Company C, from August 31st, 1862 through October 31st, 1862; under Capt. Henry M. Kellogg Commanded by Col. Charles E. Lippincott, recorded the October 31st, 1862: Contains a list of 68 soldiers, plus 3 officers and 3 early discharges. Complete with description of name, rank, when enlisted, last paid, and brief remarks of whereabouts and/or specific service to the company.
1.2
Muster-out Roll of 33rd Illinois Infantry Volunteers, Company C, from August 15th, 1861 through December 31st, 1863; under Capt. Edward J. Lewis commanded by Col. Charles E. Lippincott: Includes name, rank, age, length of service, payments, and remarks on current status and service in the company. Also, contains complete list of soldiers, including transfers and deserters.

 

Folder 2:
Muster Rolls (1864)
2.1
Muster-in Roll of 33rd Illinois Infantry Volunteers, Company C, from January 1st, 1864; under Edward J. Lewis, name of Colonel not listed: List of name, rank, age, date enlisted, Period of time, and residence.
2.2
(copy of document 1.1)
2.3
(copy of document 1.1)
2.4
Muster Roll of 33rd Illinois Infantry Volunteers, Company C, from April 15th, 1864 at Camp Butler, Illinois: the most informal of all muster rolls; contains additional information; only names, rank, and attendance.

 

Folder 3:
Muster Rolls (1865)
3.1
Muster-out Roll of 33rd Illinois Infantry Volunteers, Company C, from February 28th, 1865 through April 30th, 1865; under Capt. Edward J. Lewis commanded by Col. Charles E. Lippincott: Contains name, rank, service dates, payments, and remarks detailing level of service with additional payment information.
3.2
Final muster-out Roll of 33rd Illinois Infantry Volunteers, Company C, from November 24th, 1865; under Capt. Edward J. Lewis commanded by Col. Elliot: It is the most descriptive muster roll from the collection. Contains name, rank, age, individual service details, payment information, remarks on each individual's entrance and service to the company, any injuries, with additional payment information. (This document is in two pieces.)

 

Folder 4:
Documents concerning individual service of Edward J. Lewis
4.1
Note of stoppage of pay against Captain (no date)-lists items and cost taken out of Captains pay for items unaccounted for.
4.2
Muster-in Roll of Captain Edward J. Lewis 33rd Illinois Volunteer, August 3, 1863. Contains his name, rank, age, by whom enrolled, where, and remarks concerning his service to Company.
4.3
Letter requesting payment for attendance at a court martial, August 17th, 1864-Captain Lewis is writing to Capt. B. B. Campbell requesting payment for a court martial he attended.
4.4
Headquarters, Military Division of West Mississippi, New Orleans, March 1st, 1865. Special Orders, No. 60-Lewis is relieved of duty with 33rd regiment. He is to report to Commanding District of Lafourche for assignment to duty as Provost Marshal of the Parish of Terre Bonne, Louisiana.
4.5
Headquarters, Military Division of West Mississippi, New Orleans, April 21st, 1865. Special Orders, No. 110-Lewis is relieved of Provost Marshal duty of the Parish of Terre Bonne, Louisiana and will rejoin the 33rd regiment in Mobile, Alabama.
4.6
Adams Express Company, express forwarders, October 14th, 1865-One box received of Edward J. Lewis, marked Mrs. M. S. Stevenson.
4.7
Statement of charges against Captain Edward J. Lewis, November 30th, 1865-List of items and cost Edward J. Lewis is responsible for and to be charged of.
4.8
Statement of charges against Captain Edward J. Lewis, December 4th, 1865-same as item above.

 

Folder 5:
Address lists of Officers and Privates (4 documents)
5.1
Addresses of 33rd Infantry, Company C. List of 62 men with hometown listed. Dated August 26, 1876.
5.2
Addresses of Officers of 33rd Infantry, Company C. Includes name, rank, and hometown.
5.3
Officers of 33rd IL addresses, October 1875. Contains name, rank, and hometown.
5.4
Addresses of men of 33rd Infantry, Company C. Includes name, rank, hometown, county, and state.

 

Folder 6:
Descriptive Roles & Related Correspondence (13 documents)
6.1
Descriptive role and muster-in of Ransom Davis, Company C, 33rd IL. Regiment on September 26th, Berwick, Louisiana: Includes name, rank, birthplace, occupation, dates of enlistment, payments and clothing account. Also included, is a letter verifying his muster information, no author named.
6.2
Copy of petition of commissioned officers of the Regiment to Governor Oglesby, September 13th, 1865: This is a request for a speedy discharge to the regiment for serving since the beginning of the war.
6.3
Letter from the War Department on July 18th, 1865: Thomas Vincent states that Colonel Sheldon Sturgeon's request for discharge of officers who have served 3 years is applicable if they are applied for properly.
6.4
Record of veterans' discharge and date from headquarters of the 33rd IL. Infantry, January 23, 1865: Contains list of 22 men with date of discharge and signatures of officers.
6.5
Muster and descriptive roll of a detachment of recruits forwarded by Colonel C.M. Prevost 16th V.R.C. for the 33rd IL. Infantry: States name, rank, physical description, age, recruiting info, payments, and clothing accounts.
6.6
Request for a list of absent officers & privates of the 33rd on August 18th, 1862, by the Secretary of War: give instruction on how list should be written.
6.7
The verification of enlistment of two men to the 33rd by Lt. Edward R. Roe on September 27, 1864, certified by Rueben L. Davis, Clerk of McLean County Court.
6.8
"Roster" explanation of service, Brashear City, Louisiana, June 9th, 1864: Lists (no names) terms of enlistment of two officers and forty-three privates, signed by Edward J. Lewis.
6.9
Note from General Head Quarters, state of Illinois, Adjutant Generals office, January 26th, 1864: Adjutant General informing Captain that there are no muster-in records of 5 men.
6.10
Transfer of men, General Banks' decision on February 10th, 1864: Question by Lt. Col. Potter of how to deal with men who did not re-enlist and were thus transferred. Also, contains reply by Banks.
6.11
Special service order by Head Quarters of the 13th Army Corps for a private of the 33rd to report to the 13th Head Quarters in Vicksburg, August 9th, 1863.
6.12
Declaration of intention to re-enlist by Josiah Brown: pledges to volunteer in the 33rd for 3 years, date January 1st, 1864.
6.13
Copies from muster & descriptive roll of Hays and Thompson: description of men, payments, and clothing accounts.

 

Folder 7:
General orders of the 33rd Illinois, Company C (6 documents)
7.1
June 30, 1863-Colonel Shunk of 1st Brigade orders Colonel Lippincott (replaced by Lt. E. J. Lewis) that one man from the 33rd must report to teamster duty.
7.2
July 10, 1864-Jonathan Hollandsworth Private in the 33rd is relieved of teamster duty by order of Major General Washburn.
7.3
January 4, 1863 General order no. 1-Company officers orders given by Commander C. E. Lippincott.
7.4
December 8th, 1862-Orders to Edward J. Lewis to stop advancement at "Big Hill." Received from headquarters of the 14th division.
7.5
June 19th, 1863 General orders no. 40-2nd Lt. Fifer is announced as Aide-de-Camp by order of General Carr, from headquarters, 14th division.
7.6
January 3rd, 1863-Josiah McKee of the 33rd is to report to teamster duty by order of Colonel Harris.
7.7
January 30, 1863-33rd headquarters camp near West Plains, Mo. Orders to company commanders on how to fill out a Sunday morning report, by order of Col. C. E. Lippincott.

 

Folder 8:
General orders not specific to the 33rd (3 documents)
8.1
General Orders No. 10, Headquarters Military Division of the Staff, New Orleans Louisiana. Official Mississippi state orders allowing Union troops to take residence in the state but are not to receive privilege or pay from the government. Contains 3 pieces of evidence glued together.
8.2
Headquarters, District of Mississippi, Jackson, 1865. Details the role of Union army in southern life. Describes how to deal with disturbances of the peace and how to regulate relations between whites and blacks.
8.3
Revision of General Order No. 3.

 

Folder 9:
Printed General Orders
9.1
Headquarters Draft Rendezvous, Camp Butler, Illinois, November 18th, 1865. Post Order No. 2-Orders regarding officer and soldier conduct while waiting for final payments.
9.2
Headquarters, U.S. Forces, Lafourche District, Thibodaux, Louisiana, July 28th, 1864. General Orders No. 67-Private John S. Bray Company I of the 33rd Illinois Infantry charged with "absence without leave" for 2 years will receive the punishment of forfeiting his pay for that time period.
9.3
Headquarters Department of Mississippi, Vicksburg, August 24th, 1864. General Orders No. 22-Denies the Governor of Mississippi to create an independent militia force because it will likely increase lawlessness than prevent it.
9.4
Headquarters District of Mississippi, Jackson, June 27th, 1865; General Orders Numbers 2,4, and 11.
9.5
Headquarters, Military Division of West Mississippi, New Orleans, Louisiana, February 6th, 1865; General Orders Numbers 1-13, 15-18, 20, 21, 58, 64, 66-68, 70, 71, 78-84, and 86-92; Circular 2, 3, 11, 13, and 15. Also, War Department, Circular 80, Order 350, General Order 350, Special Order 10. U.S. Mississippi Squadron, Flagship "Blackhawk," General Order 38. Headquarters, West Gulf Blocking Squadron, General Order 3.
9.6
Headquarters, Military Division of West Mississippi, New Orleans, Louisiana, General Orders 16 and 17.
9.7
War Department, Adjutant Generals Office, Washington, General Orders 31, 45, 55, 60, 73, 88, 91, and 282.
9.8
Headquarters, Department of the Gulf, New Orleans, Louisiana, General Orders 1-11, 23, 88, 110, 121, 128, 133, 135, 141-143, 147-151, 154-162, 164-166, 168, 169, and 174-182. Also, War Department, Adjutant General's Office, Special Orders 10, 20, 39, 397, and 419; General Orders 246, 235, 258, 264, and 289; Circular 75. Headquarters, Military Division of the West Mississippi, General Order 58. General Court-Martial orders 329.

 

Folder 10:
Special Order Request (by Edward J. Lewis)
10.1
William J. Bishop, Private, Company C, 33rd Illinois Infantry, Application for special order to restore him to duty. On July 13th, 1863 Bishop was shot in the face, and lived, in a skirmish with the rebels in Jackson, Mississippi. On October 16th, 1863 he was reported as a deserter and to be court-martialed, because he was still in a hospital recovering. Upon trying to re-enter the regiment months later, Captain Lewis made the request that Bishop be placed back into his former status without penalty or court-martial.
10.2
Charles S. Shinn, Company C, 33rd Illinois Infantry, Application for special order for restoring status. Shinn was given furlough on August 10th, 1863 to September 10, 1863 on account of sickness. He consequently died on the 19th of November 1863. Meanwhile, on October 16th, 1863 he was reported as a deserter. Captain Lewis wrote for a special order to clear his name of the label of deserter and to settle final statements made and accounts with the government.
10.3
John Tucker, Private, Company C, 33rd Illinois Infantry, Application for special order restoring to duty. Tucker left company on November 22nd, 1862, due to illness, with little prospect of returning due to the severity of the situation. He did return on February 24th, 1864, though reported as a deserter on October 15th, 1863. Captain Lewis wrote asking this is reversed and Tucker restored to duty. This document includes a note from the U.S. Perish Surgeon from March 12th, 1863 confirming the validity of his prolonged absence due to illness.

 

Folder 11:
Special Orders
11.1
Headquarter U.S. Forces, Texas--William J. Bishop, Company C, 33rd Illinois Infantry, orders restoring to duty. January 26th, 1864-Captain Lewis's request is held and Bishop is restored to duty without court-martial or loss of pay, by order of Major General N. J. T. Dana, Headquarters 13th Army Corps, New Orleans.
11.2
Headquarter 13th Army Corps, New Orleans--John Tucker, Company C, 33rd Illinois Infantry, order restoring to duty with loss of pay. February 26th, 1864-Captain Lewis's request is upheld, Tucker is restored to duty with loss of pay for the time he was absent.
11.3
Headquarters 33rd Illinois Infantry, March 15, 1863. Special Order No. 7--by Colonel C. E. Lippincott. Private Hollandsworth is relieved of special duty and to report to company commander for duty.
11.4
Headquarters 1st Brigade, July 1st, 1863-Private Wesley Leavitt is detailed as clerk in Assistant Adjutant General's office by order of Colonel Shunk commanding 1st Brigade.
11.5
Headquarters 1st Brigade, July 25th, 1863-Leavitt is relieved from clerk duty in Assistant Adjutant General's office and to report to Lt. John Popp for clerk duty in his department by order of Col. Shunk.
11.6
Headquarters 1st Division, 13th Army Corps, Brashear City, September 28th, 196?. Special Order No. 7-Private Jonathan Hollandsworth is to report to teamster duty.
11.7
March 15th, 1863, Special Order No. 4-Josiah McKee of the 33rd, Co. C, is relieved of duty at headquarters and is to return to company commander.
11.8
Headquarters Illinois Infantry, camp near Carthage, April 18th, 1863. Special Order No. 16-McKee, 33rd, Co. C, is detailed as teamster by Col. Lippincott.
11.9
Headquarters 1st Division, 13th Army Corps, September 2nd, 1863. Special Order No. 7-Lt. Fifer is relieved of duty in headquarters and is to report to Col. David Shunk, commanding the 1st Brigade.
11.10
Headquarters 33rd Illinois Infantry, December 1st, 1863-Corporal J. C. Scott is detailed as nurse for Lt. George H. Fifer and Aid-de-Camp to Col. H.W. Washburn by order of Col. Lippincott.
11.11
Headquarters 33rd Illinois Infantry, Indianola, Texas, January 19th, 1864. Special Order No. 35-Regarding Private Josiah McKee's duty relief.
11.12
Headquarters Sub-District, Meridian, Mississippi, August 19th, 1865. Special Order No. 40-by order of Brig. Gen. Lippincott. Officers are to report to Vicksburg, Mississippi immediately.
11.13
Headquarters Department of the Missouri, St. Louis, MO, March 4th, 1863. Special Order No. 61-Extra duty for officer in New House Refuge Hospital in St. Louis.
11.14
Headquarters 1st Brigade, 1st Division, 13th Army Corps, October 12th, 1863-Aide-de-Camp duty for 1st Lt. George M. Fifer.
11.15
Headquarter 33rd Illinois Infantry, camp near Van Buren, December 26, 1862. Special Order No. 61-William Minter is relieved from extra duty and is to report to Lt. Lewis for duty.
11.16
Headquarters Western District of Mississippi, Vicksburg, Mississippi, October 16, 1865. Special Order No. 110-Charge of desertion dropped against John W. Welch due to lack of evidence and will report back to duty.
11.17
Assistant Adjutant General's Office, Lafourche District, Thibodaux, Louisiana, July 13th, 1864. Special Order No. 112-Private Joseph W. Fifer reported absent without leave will be restored to duty without penalty by recommendation of commanding officer.
11.18
Headquarters 13th Army Corps, near Vicksburg, June 11th, 1863. Detail No. 120-James H. Elkin is detailed as clerk at Corps Headquarters.
11.19
Headquarters Department of the Tennessee, Vicksburg, Mississippi, August 12th, 1863. Special Order No. 219-Private Cornelius Dubois of Co. C, 33rd Illinois, is detached and assigned as non-commissioned officer of the 3rd Regiment of Mississippi by order of Major General U. S. Grant.
11.20
Headquarters Lafourche District, Thibodaux, Louisiana, December 16th, 1864. Special Order No. 266-W.C. Rolls, Co. C, 33rd Illinois Infantry, Musician, charged as deserter, by recommendation of commanding officer was restored to duty without penalty.
11.21
Headquarters Department of the Gulf, New Orleans, December 22nd, 1863. Special Order No. 320-Small list of officers and enlisted men to report to Illinois for recruiting service.
11.22
Headquarters 1st Brigade, 14th Division, Vicksburg, July 27th, 1863-Private J.W. Moore is detailed as nurse for wounded.

 

Folder 12:
Printed Special Orders
12.1
Headquarters Military Division of West Mississippi, New Orleans, April 21st, 1865. Special Order No. 110-Small list of men relieved of duty in District of Lafourche to report back to regiment.
12.2
Headquarters Department of Mississippi, Vicksburg, October 28th, 1865. Special Order No. 85-Court-martial appointed for trial of Lt. David Jenkins of the 33rd Illinois Infantry.
12.3
Headquarters Department of Mississippi, Vicksburg, November 28th, 1865. Special Order No. 111-Private Edward T. Mason reported absent without leave is registered without penalty have filed authentic surgeons certificate of inability.

 

Folder 13:
"Special Request" Documents
13.1
Application for special leave of absence for Ransom Davis, November 27th, 1862 by Lt. Edward J. Lewis-Due to the his age (45) and vulnerability of young family at home during winter, Lt. Lewis asks that the request of Ransom to go home be accepted.
13.2
Headquarters 33rd Illinois Infantry, Vicksburg, August 23rd, 1865-Lt. Col. J.H. Elliott, commanding the 33rd, requests he is relieved from furnishing details for coaling steamboats.
13.3
To Commanding Officers of Company C, 33rd Illinois Infantry, August 22nd, 1865-Captain Henry J. Gleason, of Co. C, 72nd Illinois Infantry, asks for descriptive role of Charles Smith who recently transferred to the 33rd.

 

Folder 14:
Furlough Documents
14.1
Certificate of furlough for Charles S. Shinn, Private, Company C, 33rd Illinois Infantry-Due to illness Shinn is furloughed from August 10th, 1863 to September 10th, 1863. Filled out and signed by Capt. Edward J. Lewis.
14.2
Recent furloughs granted from Bloomington, March 15th, 1864 to April 13th, 1864-List of men's names, age, height, physical description, birthplace, payments, and occupation. They are to rejoin at camp Butler.

 

Folder 15:
Returns
15.1
26 total documents: numbered lists of men in company that are present or absent, including a category of reasons. Also, contains lists by name of men on "extra duty," or absent (sick, wounded, or killed etc.), and commissioned officers. Includes dates of: Oct 1, 1861; Nov 30, 1861; Dec 31, 1861; Jan 31, 1862; Feb 28, 1862; Mar 31, 1862; Apr 30, 1862; May 31, 1862; June 30, 1862; July 31, 1862; Aug 31, 1862; Sep 30, 1862; Oct 31, 1862; Nov 30, 1862; Dec 31, 1862; Jan 31, 1863; Feb 28, 1863; May 31, 1863; June 30, 1863; July 31, 1863; Aug 31, 1863; Sep 30, 1863; Oct 31, 1863; Nov 30, 1863; Jan 31, 1864; March 31, 1864; and Sept 30, 1864.

 

Folder 16:
Disciplinary Actions
16.1
Charges and specifications against William Drew, citizen-intended to supply rebels with items such as shoes and clothes, etc. by crossing over Union lines into enemy held territory.
16.2
Record of articles seized from William Drew with intent to distribute to rebels (2 copies).
16.3
List of witnesses and their accounts regarding the arrest of William Drew and his intentions of helping supply the enemy.
16.4
Headquarters 1st Brigade, February 6, 1863, General Orders No. 6-On the 13th of January Sgt. John Taylor made obscene gestures toward Lt. Col. Edward Roe a superior officer. Taylor was found guilty and sentenced to a reduction of rank.
16.5
December 15, 1863, statement of case; Corporal James Coffey, Co. C, 33rd Illinois Infantry, case of desertion-Coffey was reported as a deserter on October 16th, 1863 after not returning from furlough on time. Was found to be delayed due to doctor's orders and was excused of charges.
16.6
Headquarters 33rd Illinois, September 10, 1865-noted returned denying possible case for discharge of unnamed enlisted man.

 

Folder 17:
Articles of Clothing Records & Equipage (1861-1863 + 1 no date)
17.1
(No date)Corrections in clothing balances--Small list of men and tally of equipment need by each.
17.2
List of men and tally of items received on August 15th, no year listed.
17.3
State of Illinois Headquarters, Quarter Master General's Department, Springfield, August 22nd, 1861-List of amount of equipment to go to each company of men in cavalry and infantry.
17.4
Long list of equipment needed for enlisted men and officers on golden sheet of paper. Scribbled date at the bottom is October 15th, 1861.
17.5
1862-Very small list of equipment needed by month with prices listed.
17.6
Bill of Clothing, January 8th, 1862-List of men in company with tally of equipment ordered by each with sum totals.
17.7
Bill of Clothing, January 8th, 1862-same as above listed but with different list of men.
17.8
War Department, Adjutant General's Office, Washington, December 9th, 1862-Price list of clothing for 1863, comprehensive pamphlet of prices for equipment of the Union Army.
17.9
List of stores lost in action at Champion Hills, Mississippi, May 16th, 1863-List of equipment lost during battle at Champion Hills of two soldiers killed in battle.
17.10
List of stores exchanged on the battlefield, May 20th, 1863-Explanation by Edward J. Lewis of loss of use of a fraction of Dresden Rifled Muskets during battle due to jamming or heating etc., which were then exchanged with Enfield Rifled Muskets lying on the battlefield, includes a list of the amount of each.

 

Folder 18:
Articles of Clothing Records & Equipage (1864)
18.1
War Department, Adjutant General's Office, Washington, November 12th, 1863-list of equipment with price for the year of 1864, by order of the Secretary of War.
18.2
Articles lost or destroyed in the month of February-list of articles lost with circumstances and cause.
18.3
War Department Adjutant General's Office Washington, July 1st-pamphlet of prices of equipment for Union Army.
18.4
Camp and Garrison Equipage, receipt roll of clothing, July 18th-Name and rank of soldiers with tally of equipment ordered by each.
18.5
List of Quartermaster stores transferred to Captain Lewis, July 27th-list of equipment and number transferred.
18.6
Company C August 12th-list of mane and amount of extra equipment received by each.
18.7
Camp and Garrison Equipage, receipt roll of clothing, August 15th-name and rank of soldier with tally of equipment ordered by each.
18.8
List of clothing, camp and garrison equipage received from Lieut. Wright, August 15th, 1864-list of articles with quantity and value.
18.9
Monthly return of clothing, camp and garrison equipage, August 31st-Booklet containing list of army equipment with a tally of that which came into possession of the 33rd.
18.10
Company C, September 1st-list of soldiers and extra equipment ordered by each.
18.11
Returned to Captain, September 11th-list of men and tally of items returned.
18.12
Invoice of clothing, camp and garrison equipage turned over by Capt. Lewis, September 15th, 1864-lists amount of articles with cost and condition when received.
18.13
Camp and Garrison Equipage, receipt roll of clothing, September 16th-list of men and tally of articles received by each.
18.14
Statement of Charges on Muster and Pay Rolls, September 17th-list of men with list of articles charged to them and monetary value of extra equipment.
18.15
Monthly Return of Clothing, camp and garrison equipage, September 30th-booklet of equipment received and thus issued to enlisted men.
18.16
October 10th-list of men and tally of extra equipment received.
18.17
Clothing received by enlisted men from Capt. Lewis, October 12th-list of men and clothing items with amount received by each individual.
18.18
List of clothing, camp and garrison equipage received from Captain Pratt to Captain Lewis, October 12th-list of articles, quantity received, and cost.
18.19
Monthly return of clothing, camp and garrison equipage, October 31st-booklet list of articles received and thus distributed to enlisted men.
18.20
November 1st-list of men and extra equipment received.
18.21
Camp and garrison equipage, receipt of clothing, November 3rd-list of men and articles of clothing received by each.
18.22
Invoice of clothing, camp and garrison equipage, November 3rd-list of articles, quantity, and cost.
18.23
Monthly return of clothing, camp and garrison equipage, November 30th-booklet list of articles received and thus distributed to enlisted men.

 

Folder 19:
Articles of Clothing Records & Equipage (Jan.-July 1865)
19.1
Clothing price order of January 7th-list of equipment and clothes with price included.
19.2
Clothing list, January 7th-list of men, clothes, and equipment with a tally of what each individual needs.
19.3
List of stores transferred by Lt. Fulks, quartermaster U.S. Volunteers, at Terre Bonne, Louisiana, January 7th-lists types of articles of clothing and equipment, quantity, and cost of each, which were all transferred to Capt. E.J. Lewis.
19.4
Camp & Garrison Equipage, Receipt Roll of clothing, January 8th-list of men and articles of clothing and equipment received by enlisted men from Capt. Lewis.
19.5
Monthly Returns of Clothing, Camp & Garrison Equipage, January 31st-list of clothing and quantity received by officers, with list indicating amount of those received, which were distributed to enlisted men.
19.6
Clothing list, February 1st-list of men and articles with amount of total extra, drawn, and received for each.
19.7
List of Clothing, Camp & Garrison Equipage Received, February 5th-list of articles, quantity, and cost of articles and equipment received by Capt. Lewis.
19.8
Camp & Garrison Equipage, Receipt Roll of Clothing, February 6th-list of men, articles, and amount received by each man.
19.9
Clothing requisition, February 24th-list of articles and men, with amount of articles called for and drawn.
19.10
List of clothing issued to Lt. R.B. Fulks, February 25th-list of articles, quantity, and their condition.
19.11
Inventory and Inspection Report of Unserviceable equipage, February 25th-list of articles, quantity, condition of, and remarks further detailing each article.
19.12
Monthly Return of Clothing, Camp & Garrison Equipage received and issued, February 28th-list of articles and amount received by officer with list of amount of those thus issued to enlisted men.
19.13
List of articles worn out and destroyed at Bayou Boeuf, Louisiana, February-list of articles, quantity, and circumstances regarding each.
19.14
Receipt Roll of Clothing, March 5th-list of men, articles, and number received by each.
19.15
List of Clothing, Camp & Garrison Equipage Received, March 5th-list of articles, quantity, and condition of that were delivered to Capt. Lewis for the 33rd, Co C.
19.16
Camp & Garrison Equipage Receipt, March 7th-list of articles and quantity that were turned in due to being worn out.
19.17
Receipt Roll of Clothing, March 10th-list of men and amount of specific articles received by each.
19.18
List of Clothing and Equipage received, March 10th-list of articles and quantity delivered to Capt. Lewis and the 33rd, Co. C.
19.19
Monthly Return of Clothing, Camp & Garrison Equipage received March 31st-list of articles and tally of amount received by officers, below is a tally of same articles and to whom they were distributed.
19.20
Clothing list, April 22nd-list of men and clothing.
19.21
Monthly Return of Clothing, Camp & Garrison Equipage Received April 30th-list of articles and tally of amount received by officers, below is a tally of same articles thus distributed to enlisted men.
19.22
List of Clothing, Equipage received May 9th-list of articles and quantity delivered to Capt. Lewis and the 33rd, Co. C.
19.23
Receipt Roll of Clothing, May 9th-list of men and amount of specific articles received by each.
19.24
Clothing list May 29th-list of men and clothing called for, drawn, and issued.
19.25
Monthly Return of Clothing, Camp & Garrison Equipage received May 31st-list of articles and tally of amount received by officers, below is the same list but indicates the items were issued to enlisted men.
19.26
Clothing list, May 31st-list of men and articles drawn, called for, and disposed of.
19.27
Inventory and Inspection Report, June 6th-list of unserviceable item with remarks including a printed section of suggestions to officers on how to deal with unserviceable items.
19.28
Inventory and Inspection Report, June 6th-list of unserviceable item with remarks including a printed section of suggestions to officers on how to deal with unserviceable items.
19.29
List of clothing, camp and garrison equipage received from Lieut. R. B. Fulks, June 20th, 1865-list of items and total cost received from Lieutenant.
19.30
Receipt Roll of Clothing, June 20th-list of men and amount of specific articles received by each
19.31
Monthly return of Clothing, June 30th-List of items received by officers and thus received by enlisted men.
19.32
List of Camp & Garrison equipage lost or destroyed in the field in Alabama, July 11th-list of articles, quantity lost and circumstances surrounding.
19.33
List of Camp & Garrison equipage lost or destroyed in the field in Alabama, July 13th-list of articles, quantity lost and circumstances surrounding.
19.34
Bounty & clothing accounts of men transferred to 33rd, Co. C, July 15th-list of men, clothing account, bounty paid and bounty due. Includes written compliment of confidence by Lt. Richards.
19.35
List of articles issued to Lt. Ingraham at Meridian, Mississippi, July 20th-lists articles, quantity, and condition of.
19.36
Bounty & clothing accounts of men transferred to 33rd, Co. C, July 23rd-- list of men, clothing account, bounty paid and bounty due.
19.37
(Same as document listed above.)
19.38
List of articles issued to Lt. Stillwell at Meridian, Mississippi, July 25th-list of articles, quantity, and their condition.
19.39
July 28th-list of men in which tents were received from with list of men they were reissued to.
19.40
List of articles transferred from quartermaster to Capt. Lewis, July 29th-list of articles, quantity of, and their condition.
19.41
Monthly Return of Clothing, Camp & Garrison Equipage Received July 31st-- list of articles and tally of amount received by officers, below is a tally of same articles and to whom they were distributed.

 

Folder 20:
Articles of Clothing Records & Equipage (Aug. 1865-1870)
20.1
72nd Illinois recruits, August 1st, 1865-list of men and articles with tally of articles in total, drawn, and issued.
20.2
Clothing list, August 1st, 1865-tallied list of men and articles with sum total.
20.3
Camp & Garrison Equipage worn out and returned for condemnation, August 8th, 1865 & September 3rd, 1865-list of men and tally of worn articles or equipment.
20.4
Invoice of clothing, camp & garrison equipage turned over by Lt. Stillwell to Capt. Lewis at Vicksburg, August 24th, 1865-list quantity of articles and condition when received.
20.5
Receipt roll of clothing of Captain Lewis, August 31st, 1865-list of men and articles with tally of amount received by each man from Capt. Lewis.
20.6
Monthly return of clothing, camp & garrison equipage received August 31st, 1865-list of articles and tally of amount received by officers, below is a tally of those articles which were thus issued to enlisted men.
20.7
Camp & garrison equipage, August 31st, 1865-list of articles retained by discharged men.
20.8
Clothing list, August 1865-list of men and equipment with tally and total of amount issued.
20.9
Camp & garrison equipage, August 1865-receipt of discharged men for knapsacks, haversacks, and canteens.
20.10
(same as document 9)
20.11
Receipt roll of clothing of Capt. Lewis, September 5th, 1865-list of men and articles with tally of amount received by each from Capt. Lewis.
20.12
List of clothing, camp & garrison equipage received from Lt. Stillwell, September 5th, 1865-quantity of articles and their condition when received by Capt. Lewis.
20.13
Clothing list, September 5th, 1865-list of men and articles with tally of amount issued.
20.14
(same as document 13)
20.15
Inventory and inspection report of unserviceable camp & garrison equipage, September 6th, 1865-list of quantity of articles, when received, condition, and remarks regarding their use.
20.16
(same as 15, dated Sept. 14)
20.17
Clothing list September 24th, 1865-3 documents glued together. Lit men and equipage with tally of how many were issued to each with a sum total.
20.18
List of clothing, camp & garrison, received from Lt. Fulks to Capt. Lewis, September 26th, 1865-lists quantity of articles and their condition.
20.19
Receipt roll of clothing, September 26th, 1865-list of men and equipment with tally of amount received by each private from Capt. Lewis.
20.20
Camp & garrison equipage, September 28th, 1865-list of articles retained by discharged men.
20.21
Statement of charges on muster and pay rolls, September 28th, 1865-list of men and articles they lost on duty or articles retrieved back from them.
20.22
Monthly return of clothing, camp & garrison equipage received September 30th, 1865-list of articles and tally of amount received by officer, with second list showing amount of those articles thus distributed to enlisted men.
20.23
Clothing list, September 1865-list of men and articles with tally of amount issued to each.
20.24
Receipt roll of clothing, November 14th, 1865-list of men and equipment with tally of amount received by each from Capt. Lewis.
20.25
List of clothing, camp & garrison equipage received from Lt. Fulks to Capt. Lewis, November 14th, 1865-lists quantity of articles and their condition.
20.26
List of stores transferred to Capt. George Smith, November 14th, 1865-one shelter tent listed.
20.27
List of clothing, camp & garrison equipage received from Lt. Fulks to Capt. Lewis, November 20th, 1865-list quantity of articles and their condition.
20.28
Receipt roll of clothing, November 20th, 1865-list of men and equipment with tally of amount received by each from Capt. Lewis.
20.29
Camp & garrison equipage, November 24th, 1865-lists quantity of articles, with remarks concerning their use in service, turned over to mustering officer.
20.30
Camp & garrison equipage list of articles retained by men mustering out, November 24th, 1865-lists name, rank, and tally of articles received from each man.
20.31
Receipt for clothing, camp & garrison equipage, received from Capt. James Campbell, December 2nd, 1865-list quantity of articles and their condition.
20.32
Monthly return of clothing, camp & garrison equipage received December 2nd, 1865-list of articles and tally of amount received by officers. Below is a list of whom those articles were issued to, mostly enlisted men.
20.33
Final returns, clothing, camp & garrison equipage, May 10th, 1866-remarks verifying the return of clothing of Co. C of the 33rd Illinois.
20.34
Notice from treasury Department, July 8th, 1870-verifying the returns for period of November 1864 to March of 1865. They are accounted for properly by the bureau.

 

Folder 21:
Transportation Records (41 documents September 1st 1864 - November 1865)
 
All 41 documents contain: the enlisted mans name, where he is traveling from, where he is traveling to, means of travel, and the amount to be deducted from their next payment for being allowed free transport while on furlough or sick leave.

 

Folder 22:
Pay Records
22.1
October 31, 1861-orders for Lt. Kellogg to report to locations of Companies B and E of the 33rd Illinois to muster them for payment.
22.2
(Same as above document, more formal copy.)
22.3
Payment on muster-out roll, to December 31st, 1863-lists of men, amounts of payment, allowances, stoppages, and bounty balance.
22.4
Headquarters Military Commander, Indianapolis, Indian, January 19th, 1864-stoppage of $40 pay to John Tucker for arrest as a deserter.
22.5
Final payments, October 4th, 1864-final payments of 5 enlisted men with total balance calculated.
22.6
Edward Mason, Company E, 72nd Illinois Regiment, July 23rd, 1865-being transferred into Company C. Description of past payments, clothing accounts, and brief history of battlefield action.
22.7
Final payments, October 7th, 1864-final payments of 3 enlisted men with total balance calculated.
22.8
Headquarters Company C, 33rd Illinois Regiment, Vicksburg, Miss., October 12th, 1865-Private William Dunbar, transfer from Co. H of the 72nd Illinois Regiment claims errors in his payment.
22.9
Commutation of rations form, October 20th, 1865-adjustment of Private Robert Murphy's account due to not receiving rations while on furlough.

 

Folder 23:
Certificates of Monetary Credit (10 documents July 14, 1865 - September 5 1865 + 1 no date
 
Documents contain name of enlisted man, plus the amount fronted to them to be paid back on next payday.

 

Folder 24:
Inventory of Effects
 
12 documents ranging from June 27th, 1863 - October 29th, 1865. Notice of soldier's death with reason and list of equipment and money in their possession. The list of deceased soldiers is as follows:
  • William H. Hawkins
  • Isaac W. Shiner
  • Peter D. Jones
  • John H. Childers
  • Charles S. Shinn
  • Francois Cuvillier
  • Frank Colier
  • James Stevenson (3 copies)
  • John Riley
  • William P. Lanphier

 

Folder 25:
Ordnance Reports
25.1
Ordnance deficiency to be charged to Captain-list of unaccounted for equipment taken out of the Captain's payment. (No names or dates).
25.2
Ordnance charge on muster-out roll-list of men and a tally of equipment retained by each to be charged on final payments. (No date).
25.3
Special requisition, September 23rd, 1861-list of weaponry and equipment ordered for 33rd Illinois Infantry Regiment while in service.
25.4
Quarterly return of ordnance stores, December 31st, 1861-list of equipment and amount received by Company C, with list of amount lost or still accounted for with sum total of difference between the two lists.
25.5
Certificate of articles lost in the public service, October 30th, 1862-list and number of equipment lost with description of circumstances regarding.
25.6
Order for special ordnance report, December 3rd, 1862-order requesting a written inventory of arms by Lieutenant under control of Company C.
25.7
Abstract of expenditures, March 31, 1863-tally of ammunition lost in practice firing.
25.8
Treasury Department, Second Auditor's Office, April 14th, 1863-ordnance return for 4th quarter 1861 certified correct by office.
25.9
Notice from Ordnance Office, November 18th, 1863-informing Captain that monetary value of 1000 elongated ball cartridges may be stopped against his pay if vouchers are unaccounted for by Second Auditor of the Treasury.
25.10
Letter of transmittal, December 15th, 1863-letter from Edward Lewis, newly promoted Captain of Company C, he has enclosed vouchers for unaccounted for elongated ball cartridges.
25.11
Ordnance Office, War Department, Washington D.C., March 16th, 1864-notice to Captain of Company C that ordnance return has passed through ordnance office without error.
25.12
Ordnance Office, War Department, Washington D.C., April 16th, 1864-notice to Captain Lewis of recommendation for stoppage of pay due to discrepancies of amount of equipment accounted for on return list of Company C for 3rd quarter of 1863.
25.13
Answer to notice of Stoppage of pay by Captain Lewis, May 3rd, 1864-Lewis is informing the Ordnance Office that they have errors in their examination of his ordnance return for the 3rd quarter of 1863.
25.14
Ordnance Office, War Department, Washington D.C., June 6th, 1864-notice that return for 2nd quarter of 1863 has passed ordnance bureau.
25.15
Ordnance Office, War Department, Washington D.C., August 20, 1864-notifying Captain Lewis he has not filed ordnance return list for 1st quarter of 1863, and that he has 30 days to do this.
25.16
Letter to Chief of Ordnance, September 22nd, 1864-Captain Lewis is notifying Ordnance Office of error in claiming he failed to mail ordnance return for 1st quarter of 1863. Has proof he mailed it on April 19th, 1863.
25.17
Invoice of stores turned over by Colonel Isaac Elliott, October 6th, 1865-list contains 800 elongated ball cartridges.
25.18
Ordnance Office, War Department, Washington D.C., October 12th, 1864-letter informing Captain Lewis he is relieved of responsibility for ordnance return of 1st quarter 1863.
25.19
Statement of arms retained by men discharged, October 31st, 1865-shot list of men with tally of equipment retained after discharged and the total value.
25.20
Receipt for issues to Colonel Isaac Elliott, November 22nd, 1865-list and amount of weapons and equipment received.
25.21
Statement of charges on muster and pay rolls, November 24th, 1865-list of men and tally of equipment kept by each, with monetary value amount to be charged to each man.
25.22
Abstract of expenditures during 4th quarter 1865, November 24th, 1865-number of elongated ball cartridges fired and for what reason.
25.23
Quarterly return of ordnance and ordnance stores received for fourth quarter ending December 4th, 1865-list of dates, equipment, how equipment was used, and how much was used.
25.24
Receipt for issues, December 4th, 1865-list of items and amount that Captain Lewis is receiving.
25.25
Statement of charges on muster and pay rolls, December 31st, 1865-list of men with tally of equipment kept with total monetary value.
25.26
4th quarter 1865 ordnance, January 18th, 1866-notice to Capt. Lewis of voucher of equipment unaccounted for to be charged to him.

 

Folder 26:
Final Statements
 
These are documents discharging enlisted men. Each document contains enlisted man's name, physical description, mustering information, reason for discharge, payments, and clothing account. Reasons for discharge range from death, sickness, and wounding. The range of dates for these documents is June 25th, 1863 to October 18th
  • William L. Horr (physical disability)
  • Ira J. Bloomsfield (discharged under orders)
  • Peter D. Jones (death)
  • John H. Childers (death)
  • William J. Bishop (wounded)
  • Charles S. Shinn (death)
  • John N. Hall (disease)
  • Francois Cuvillier (death
  • James Stevenson (death)
  • Fredrick Hummel (disease)
  • Joseph Geogle (disease)
  • John Riley (death)
  • William P. Lanphier (death)

 

Folder 27:
Certificates of Disability for Discharge
 
Each document contains the name, rank, muster information, hometown, physical description, age, occupation, and circumstances regarding discharge according to the Captain that is then verified with a surgeons account. Range of dates: September 13th, 1862 - October 13th, 1865.
  • James M. Hough
  • Benajah Brigham
  • John N. Hall
  • Fredrick Hummel
  • James Stevenson
  • Joseph Geogle

 

Folder 28:
Quarterly Return of Deceased Soldiers
 
Documents contain name, rank, date of death, where casualty occurred, cause of casualty, monetary account, and remarks concerning circumstances of fatal injury. Range of dates: June 30th, 1862 - September 30th, 1863. (5 documents).

 

Folder 29:
Miscellaneous Death and Casualty Documents
29.1
Charles S. Shinn, certificate of death, February 5th, 1864--Letter from Notary Public William Dicks of Logan County IL, verifying the death of Charles S. Shinn of 33rd IL Co. C from chronic diarrhea.
29.2
Railroad accident, list of killed and wounded, March 2nd, 1865-3 documents glued together that contain a list of 81 men injured or killed in railroad accident in Louisiana. Gives name, rank, company, and injury status. (9 killed, 72 wounded; none in Co. C).
29.3
Barracks U.S. General Hospital, New Orleans, LA., April 13th, 1865-Request for descriptive list, account of pay and clothing for Frank Collier (Francois Cuvillier) of Co. C who is an inmate at the hospital.
29.4
Barracks U.S. General Hospital, New Orleans, LA., May 18th, 1865-letter to Captain Lewis informing him that Francois Cuvillier (written as Frank Collier in previous letter) has passed away and his descriptive list and accounts are settled.
29.5
John Riley, Notice of death, call for final statement, October 5th, 1865-printed letter from War Department asking for final statement and inventory of effects of John Riley.

 

Folder 30:
Record of Burial in National Cemeteries
30.1
Record of burials of members of the 33rd Illinois Infantry in National Cemeteries, by Virgil G. Way, Proctor, IL, January 10th, 1912-printed 2-page document with brief history of its compilation, list of soldiers by cemetery, and words by Virgil Way describing the extent and process of his work.

 

Folder 31:
Veterans Association & Recorded Reunions
31.1
1st reunion of the 33rd Illinois Infantry Regiment, at Bloomington, IL, October 21st, 1875, report of proceedings-Printed 16-page booklet with record of proceedings and historical sketch of the Regiment.
31.2
3rd reunion, 33rd veterans association at Bloomington, IL, September 7th - 9th, 1881-printed pamphlet with brief description of event and a list of the roll for the 33rd Illinois veterans association. (2 copies).
31.3
5th reunion, 33rd veterans association at Bloomington, IL, December 30th, 1884-Printed pamphlet with description of events and roll taken of the veterans association.
31.4
8th reunion, 33rd Illinois Veterans Association, Springfield, IL, September 25th, 1895-brief account of the proceedings and status of veterans association with list of men in the association. Also, contains list of recently deceased comrades. (First page of this document is detached from the rest of the booklet.)
31.5
33rd Illinois Veteran Association, Gibson City, IL, October 24th, 1923-description of status of association with list of known recently deceased comrades.
31.6
Report of the 33rd Illinois Infantry Veteran's Association by May Jordan Way, Secretary, Gibson City, October 19th, 1928-report on the status of association and its members with roll of recently deceased.

 

Folder 32:
Documents Concerning African-Americans
32.1
Hannibal Chase and Julius Williams, Bayou Boef, February 28th, 1865-letter written by Capt. Lewis to any office of the Union Army requesting on behalf of two freedmen pay due to them for testimony in a trial and conviction of rebel sympathizers who were guilty of secret assistance to confederates.
32.2
Agreement with Freedmen, August 2nd, 1865-contract of agreement between B. J. Morris and Nathan, Lewis, and Ephraim of specified labor by the 3 Freedmen for specified amount of food, tobacco, and money. They are to cut railroad ties.

 

Folder 33:
Miscellaneous Documents
33.1
William P. Lanphier-small yellow envelope with phrases "obligations to Sutter" and "embraced in final statements" written on it.
33.2
Small white sheet of paper with orders to line officers. Written and signed by "E."
33.3
In Memoriam, Captain H. M. Kellogg-printed document with words of memory and respect with regard to Kellogg written by "R." Also contains two personal accounts of Capt. Kellogg just before his death.
33.4
Instructions on a half sheet of paper to copy specified general orders out of general order book.
33.5
Affidavit of origin of disability for George J. Jordan-incomplete document with no date, description of circumstances of the disability, or officer's signatures.
33.6
Certificate of promotion by Charles E. Hovey to Samuel B. Oswalt on January 10th, 1862-printed document containing names, dates, and new rank.
33.7
William J. Evans, Certificate of circumstances of disability, December 22nd, 1862-letter written by Capt. Lewis verifying the circumstances under which Evans received his injury.
33.8
Headquarters 33rd Illinois Infantry, Terre Bonne, LA, July 28th, 1864-verification by J. R. Fifer that Capt. Lewis was out on special duty from June 18th, 1864 to July 28th, 1864.
33.9
Office, Provost Marshal, Brashear City, LA, August 10th, 1864-verification that Capt. E. J. Lewis was attending a general court martial under special orders.
33.10
Office, Provost Marshal, Brashear City, LA, November 6th, 1864-Instructions to Capt. Lewis on dealing with seizure of property of specific citizens.
33.11
Presidential vote of detachment at Bayou Boef, LA, November 15th, 1864-contains number of men in attendance with category of candidates (Lincoln and McClellan) and number of votes received by each candidate.
33.12
F. Cuvillier, May 18th, 1865-letter from General Hospital to Capt. Lewis letting him know of incorrect information given to him concerning the name of Francois Cuvillier who is inmate of the hospital.
33.13
Court-martial, certificate of attendance, November 14th, 1865-certification that Capt. E. Lewis attended a court martial in Vicksburg under special order.

 

Folder 34:
Documents unrelated to the Illinois 33rd Infantry Regiment
34.1
Tender of resignation, July 23rd, 1862-John Rowley's, 1st Lieut. of company F in the Eng. Regiment, letter requesting resignation due to poor health and other unspecified reasons.
34.2
Camp and Garrison equipage, 72nd Illinois Company H-list of men and tally of equipment.
34.3
Camp and Garrison equipage, 72nd Illinois Company C-list of men and tally of equipment.

 

Folder 35:
Unknown
35.1
Document concerning 3 stolen bails of cotton from a Mrs. McMillin, now seized by Provost Marshall. Parties involved showed before Post Commander with a Capt. Turner.
35.2
Enterprise papers, Lt. Col. Brumback, related to public property and cotton-(difficult to read)