Civil War Rosters
89th Infantry

Three years service.

The "Railroad Regiment," as this was familiarly known, was organized by the railroad companies of Illinois, at Chicago, in August, 1862. Captain John Christopher, Sixteenth United States Infantry, was appointed Colonel, and Chas. T. Hotchkiss, Lieutenant-Colonel. It was mustered into United States' service August 27th, 1862. It was ordered to Louisville, Kentucky, September 4th, and upon leaving this place, started in pursuit of the rebel forces under General Bragg, and, after a fruitless and wearisome march of a month, reached Bowling Green, Kentucky. When in the service about four months it took an active part in the memorable battle of Stone River, where, by the gallant conduct of the men, the regiment soon became classified among the old, tried soldiers. At Liberty Gap, another loss was sustained of several officers and men. Was at Mission Ridge, and scaled the enemy's entrenchments and drove him from them, losing a number of officers and men. With the brigade to which it belonged, it participated in the splendid victories of Rocky Face, Resaca, Pickett's Mills, Kenesaw Mountain,  Beech-Tree Creek, and the flank movement at Atlanta, and pursued the routed enemy in his retreat to Jonesboro and Lovejoy's Station. It was engaged in the battles of Spring Hill, Columbia, Franklin and Nashville. It was mustered out of service June 10th, 1865, arriving in Chicago, Illinois, on the 12th, and on the 24th received final payment and discharge at Camp Butler, Springfield, Illinois.

Company I.
Barrett, John W. - private, mustered out June 10, 1865.
Butterfield, George - private, absent, sick at mustering at of regiment.
Carnahan, Charles M. - First Lieutenant, mustered out June 10, 1865.
Carnahan, Daniel D. - Corporal, deserted June 28, 1863.
Carnahan, David - private, discharged August 8, 1863.
Carnahan, William W. - Sergeant, deserted December 5, 1862.
Carr, Benj. F. - private, died at Chicago, June 5, 1863.
Gaffney, John - Corporal, mustered out June 10, 1865, as Sergeant.
Graham, James - private, died at Nashville, Tennessee, June 30, 1864, wounds.
Guthrie, Joseph - private, absent, wounded at mustering out of regiment.
Holden, Benjamin - private, deserted May, 1864.
Holden, William - private, killed at Murfreesboro, December 31, 1862.
Holton, Densid - private, mustered out June 10, 1865, as Corporal.
Hopkins, Hiram - private, discharged January 29, 1863, disability.
Johnson, Andrew J. - private, mustered out June 10, 1865, as Sergeant.
Loyd, Joseph J. - private, discharged September 29, 1863, disability.
Malugin, Zachariah - private, killed at Kenesaw Mt., June 19, 1864.
Mannor, John R. or K. - private, mustered out June 10, 1865.
May, Martin H. - private, died in Andersonville prison, September 29, 1864, No. of grave 10,009.
McElyas, Josiah B. - Sergeant, mustered out June 10, 1865, as private.
McKennett, John Jr. - Sergeant, tr. to Engineer Corps, July 25, 1864.
Oliver, William - private, mustered out June 10, 1865, as Corporal.
Parker, Samuel P. - private, discharged July 9, 1863, disability.
Quince, James S. - Corporal, mustered out June 10, 1865, as First Sergeant.
Richey [*Ritchey], Thomas - private, Killed Picketts Mills, Georgia, May 27, 1864.
Rouse, Alonzo G. - private, deserted December 30, 1862.
Smith, Samuel A. - private, mustered out June 10, 1865, as Corporal.
Smith, Thurston - Musician, discharged February 16, 1863, disability.
Thompson, Wm. H. - private, tr. to V. R. C., December 15, 1863.
Van Campen, Daniel D. - private, mustered out June 10, 1865.
Vroman, Daniel R. - private, mustered out June 10, 1865.


Combined History of Schuyler and Brown Counties, Illinois, 1882
*Historical Encyclopedia of Illinois and History of Schuyler County, 1908

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