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Special Collections & Archives

2 E. South St.
Galesburg, IL 61401
309-341-7392
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Knox College Alumni in the 77th Illinois Infantry

The following list is based upon data in the Adjutant General's Report.

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Soldier
(birth-death)
Company or Rank Knox College Affiliation
Avery, Robert H.
(Jan. 17, 1840-Sep. 13, 1892)
A
1854-1859*
Ayres, Henry Payson
(Sep. 29, 1841-Sep. 6, 1894)
officer
Class of 1864; Trustee 1886-1891
Bacon, Horatio
(?)
A
1856-1858*
Barber, Henry A.
(?)
A
Class of 1864
Bull, James H.
(?)
A
1858-1861*
Churchill, Wilberforce
(Nov. 5, 1843-Feb. 7, 1863)
A
1858-1860*
Clark, Merritt M.
(Jan. 10, 1835-May 23, 1883)
A
Class of 1857
Ferris, Horace F.
(Oct. 6, 1838-Oct. 16, 1882)
A
1856-1858*
Harrison, Thomas
(Sep. 21, 1825-May 13, 1894)
A
Class of 1853
Holcomb, William H. Jr.
(?)
A
1844-1852*
Hotchkiss, Memoir Victory
(? - 1889)
HQ
Class of 1861
Jenney, Edward Winthrop
(Dec. 8, 1843-Apr. 19, 1921)
A
Class of 1870
Johnson, John M.
(?)
A
Class of 1873
Losey, Henry E.
(Jan. 3, 1838-1921)
A
Class of 1861
Miller, Henry H.
(?)
A
Class of 1863
Miller, William W.
(?)
G
Class of 1859
Reynolds, John W.
(?)
A
1850-1853*
Stevens, Samuel
(?)
------
Class of 1853
West, Lyman
(?)
A
1855-1860*
White, Henry
(?)
F
Class of 1853
* attended the Knox Academy, a preparatory high school associated with Knox College, Galesburg Illinois

More information about these individuals can be obtained from the Knox College Special Collections & Archives.

The Knox College Special Collections & Archives houses the Ray D. Smith Collection of Civil War materials. The Smith Collection of 2,500 maps and rare books is particularly strong in regimental histories of units from Midwestern states. It also includes related manuscript materials, newspapers and photographs.

In addition, the Special Collections holds other manuscript materials related to the Civil War, including the papers of Congressional Medal of Honor Winner General Philip Sidney Post of the 54th Illinois Infantry; the correspondence of Stephen Fleharty of the 102nd Illinois Infantry; the Lewis F. Roe papers (Co C. 50th Illinois Infantry; the diaries of Samuel Brink of the 39th Illinois Infantry; Lemuel B. Scott papers (84th Illinois Infantry) and other collections related to other northern states and the Confederacy.

Sources for further reading:

  • Dyer, Frederick H. , Compendium of the War of the Rebellion, Dyer Publishing Company, Des Moines, IA, 1908.
  • Fleharty, Stephen F., Jottings from Dixie: the Civil War dispatches of Sergeant Major Stephen F. Fleharty, U.S.A., Louisiana State University Press, Baton Rouge, 1999.
  • Litvin, Martin, Chase the Prairie Wind, Log City Books, Galesburg, IL, 1975.
  • Furthermore, the Illinois State Archives has created a searchable database of Illinois Civil War veterans.