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Roster of Fifty-fourth Massachusetts Infantry from Galesburg, Illinois
compiled from A Brave Black Regiment - History of the Fifty-fourth Regiment of Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry, 1863-1865,
Luis F. Emilio, Boston Book Company, Boston, 1891

All the Galesburg men were members of Company H.

NameAgeMarital StatusOccupationDate of EnlistmentTermination of ServiceNotes
Barquet, Joseph H.
Sergeant
40marriedmason26 April 186320 Aug 1865reported dead
Caldwell, Reuben22singlelaborer26 April 186320 Aug 1865
Davis, John19singlelaborer26 April 186320 Aug 1865wounded 16 July 1863 James Island, S.C.
Dickinson, John W.30singlelaborer26 April 186320 Augl 1865captured 16 July 1863 James Island, S.C.; exchanged 4 Mar 1865 Goldsboro, N.C.
Garnet, Hiram20singlelaborer26 April 186320 April 1865
Hubbard, George23singlelaborer26 April 186320 Aug 1865
Kirk, Henry22singlelaborer26 April 186327 July 1865wounded & captured 18 Jul 1863, Ft. Wagner; exchanged 4 Mar 1865 Goldsboro, N.C.
Timms, William H.H.23singlebarber26 April 186320 Aug 1865
Welcome, Clay19singlelaborer26 April 186320 Aug 1865Hannibal, Mo.
Wells, Samuel
Corporal
23singlelaborer26 April 186320 Aug 1865wounded 16 Jul 1863 James Island, S.C.
White, Joseph H.20singlehostler26 April 186320 Aug 1865wounded 7 Apr 1865 Epps Bridge, S.C.; died about 1881 Charleston, S.C.
Williams, Preston23singlelaborer26 April 1863wounded 18 Jul 1863, Ft. Wagner; drowned 6 Mar 1864 Jacksonville, Fla.