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Information on Joseph Edwards I found the state of Illinois has a Honor roll lookup here is what's on their website and where they are buried. https://apps.ilsos.gov/isaveterans/honor1929Search.do
Name War Company Unit Volume Page County Cemetery EDWARDS, JOSEPH CIVIL I 55 IL INF 2 47 LA SALLE TROY GROVE EDWARDS, JOSEPH CIVIL F 99 IL INF 2 391 PIKE PARK LAWN EDWARDS, JOSEPH FRANK WW 1 USS SEATTLE 1 959 KANE MT OLIVET EDWARDS, JOSEPH H CIVIL D 154 IL INF 1 61 BOND MAXEY EDWARDS, JOSEPH R CIVIL L 7 IL CAV 1 1014 KNOX ABINGDON Name: Joseph Edwards Enlistment Date: 13 Aug 1862 Enlistment Rank: Private Muster Date: 6 Sep 1862 Muster Place: Illinois Muster Company: H Muster Regiment: 116th Infantry Muster Regiment Type: Infantry Muster Information: Enlisted Muster Out Date: 4 Mar 1863 Muster Out Place: Young's Point, Louisiana Muster Out Information: died Side of War: Union Survived War?: No Residence Place: Oconee, Illinois Title: Illinois: Roster of Officers and Enlisted Men
Here is some information on Nathaniel Mendenhall or in this case I found under Nathan. Please see the widows veterans schedule for his wife it shows right person unit 40th OVI and states indeed was KIA at Chichamunga.
Plus here is where he is buried. https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/21131380/nathan-stubbs-mendenhall
Thanks so much for the info on Joseph Edwards, I'll add that to his profile.
The document for Nathaniel Mendenhall, do you have an idea as to what that is? To me, it looks like it might be a body or toe tag, or a death certificate since it has a certificate #. As for the burial info, unfortunately, that's not my guy - that one died in 1917, mine in 1863.
Thanks again for your assistance, it is most appreciated.
Found that it also states he is buried at Chattanooga National Cemetery, I would contact them directly
Its the 1864 Pension File:
Name: Nathan Mendinhall Enlistment Age: 44 Birth Date: abt 1817 Enlistment Date: 22 Oct 1861 Enlistment Rank: Private Muster Date: 9 Dec 1861 Muster Place: Ohio Muster Company: I Muster Regiment: 40th Infantry Muster Regiment Type: Infantry Muster Information: Enlisted Muster Out Date: 20 Sep 1863 Muster Out Place: Chickamauga, Georgia Muster Out Information: Killed Side of War: Union Survived War?: No Burial Place: Chattanooga, Tennessee Cemetery: Chattanooga National Cemetery Title: Official Roster of the Soldiers of the State of Ohio; Roll of Honor of Ohio Soldiers
1890 Veterans Census:
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I hit pay dirt found the widows pension claim file and it has been digitized all 46 pages. Said he was actually taken prisoner. Here is the link https://catalog.archives.gov/id/116974147
Make sure when you click on documents the small scroll bar where the documents are you should see if you scroll down an area that says "load all" click on that and all the documents will download.
Here is a copy of the affidavit from his company SGT on what happened.
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We searched the National Archives Catalog and located the series Registers of Deceased Volunteer Soldiers, 1861-1864 in the Records of the Adjutant General’s Office, 1762-1917 (Record Group 94) that may include Nathaniel Mendenhall. The registers list the name, rank, organization, date of death, cause and place of death, by whom the report was forwarded, inventory and clothing account, and remarks for Union volunteer soldiers who died during the Civil War. We also located the series Record of Headstone Contracts and U.S. Soldiers' Burials, 1861-1903 in the Records of the Office of the Quartermaster General (Record Group 92) that may include a card of the headstones provided for your deceased Union Civil War veterans. For more information about these non-digitized records, please contact the National Archives at Washington, DC - Textual Reference (RDT1) at email@example.com.
Often the burial information provided for Union soldiers would depend on the unit or hospital and the location of his death. We searched the Catalog and located 10 series in the Record Group 92 that may include the information you seek about the burial of Joseph Edwards. We located 8 series related to regimental hospitals in Record Group 94 that may be relevant as well. Next, we located the series Regimental and Company Books of Civil War Volunteer Union Organizations, 1861-1867 in Record Group 94 that contains the file Regimental and Company Books of the 116th Illinois Infantry Regiment, which includes the items Regimental Descriptive and Consolidated Morning Reports Book, Morning Reports for Companies A - E, and Morning Reports for Companies F - K. Plus, we located the Indexes to Records of Civil War Hospitals in the Records of the Department of Veterans Affairs (Record Group 15) that index post, general, and regimental hospitals in existence during the period 1861-1866. They show the name and location of the hospital or organization and the records on file, including hospital registers, prescription books, and other types of medical records. For assistance with these records, please contact RDT1.
In addition, we located the series Records Relating to the Sultana Disaster, 1865 in the Records of the Commissary General of Prisoners (Record Group 249) that may contain some information related to Jacob Edwards. We also located 15 series related to Andersonville Prison in Record Group 249 that may be of interest to you. These records have not been digitized. You may contact RDT1 for more information about them.
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