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#11149 102 Illinois Infantry J.C. Routh CDV  A waist up view of private
Routh.  Ink signed paper from the album page comes with the image. Back
marked T.M. Schleier, Nashville, Tenn.  $175   

James C. Routh

Residence Kelly IL;
Enlisted on 8/6/1862 as a Private.

On 9/2/1862 he mustered into "A" Co. IL 102nd Infantry
He was discharged for disability on 10/28/1864

(Three Years)

One Hundred and Second Infantry. - Cols., William
McMurtry, Franklin C. Smith; Lieut.-Cols., Franklin C. Smith,
James M. Mannon, Isaac McManus; Majs., James M. Mannon, Lemuel
D.  Shinn, Charles H. Jackson, Isaac McManus, Hiland H. Clay.
This regiment was organized at Knoxville in Aug., 1862, and was
mustered in Sept. 1 and 2.  On Sept. 22 it moved to Peoria and
on Oct. 1 to Louisville, Ky., where it was assigned to Ward's
brigade, Dumont's division, and immediately moved southward,
marching via Shelbyville, Frankfort, Bowling Green and Scotts-
ville, to Gallatin, Tenn., arriving on Nov. 26.  From that time
until the opening of the campaign against Atlanta the time was
chiefly spent in the performance of guard duty, etc.  On May 2,
1864, it started in the Atlanta campaign , was engaged at
Resaca, where it lost 3 killed and 19 wounded; the following
day the brigade captured a battery from the enemy at Camp
creek, the regiment losing in the affair 18 killed, 6 mortally
wounded and 70 wounded, next encountered the enemy at Burnt
Hickory and was engaged for 4 days, losing 4 killed and 14
wounded; was in action on June 15 and 16 losing 13 wounded, and
it was engaged at Peachtree creek, where it lost 2 killed and
11 wounded.  It participated in the march to the sea and the
campaign of the Carolinas, being engaged at the battle of
Averasboro where it lost 2 killed and 19 wounded.  After the
surrender of Johnston the regiment marched to Washington, where
it passed in review with the rest of the army, and on June 6,
1865, was mustered out and started home, arriving at Chicago on
the 9th.

Source: The Union Army, vol. 3