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18731 Smith & Vermett 66th Illinois Sharpshooters WIA CDV
These two characters are wearing wide brimmed hats.  Signed
on the bottom front “Smith & Vermett” and on the verso
“Mason M. Vermett, Keeler, Van Buren Co., Mich. and James
Smith, Keeler, Van Buren Co., Mich.  Backmarked H. D.
Stowe, Louisville. There is a horizontal bend in the card.  Both
were wounded at Atlanta!  $395   
Mason M. Vermett

Residence Hartford MI;
Enlisted on 9/24/1861 as a Private.

On 11/9/1861 he mustered into "D" Co. IL 66th Infantry
He Re-enlisted on 12/24/1863
He was Mustered Out on 7/7/1865 at Camp Logan, KY


He was listed as:
* Wounded 8/7/1864 Atlanta, GA


Other Information:
died in 1913
Buried: Home Lake Cemty, Rio Grande Co, CO

James Smith

Residence Keeler MI;
Enlisted on 11/4/1861 as a Private.

On 11/9/1861 he mustered into "D" Co. IL 66th Infantry
He Re-enlisted on 12/24/1863
He was Mustered Out on 7/7/1865 at Camp Logan, KY


He was listed as:
* Wounded 7/22/1864 Atlanta, GA

66th Regiment, Illinois Infantry
OVERVIEW:
Organized at Benton Barracks, Mo., as Birge's Western Sharpshooters under
authority of General Fremont, September and October, 1861. Mustered in as 14th
Missouri Infantry November 23, 1861. Attached to Dept. of Missouri to February,
1862. 1st Brigade, 2nd Division, District of West Tennessee, February, 1862. 4th
Brigade, 2nd Division, District West Tennessee, to March, 1862. 2nd Brigade, 2nd
Division, Army of the Tennessee to July, 1862. 2nd Brigade, 2nd Division, District of
Corinth, Miss., to November, 1862. Unattached, District of Corinth, Miss., 13th
Army Corps (Old), Dept. of the Tennessee, to December, 1862. Unattached, District
of Corinth, 17th Army Corps, to January, 1863. Unattached, District of Corinth,
16th Army Corps, to March, 1863. Unattached, 2nd Division, 16th Army Corps, to
November, 1863. 2nd Brigade, 2nd Division, 16th Army Corps, to September, 1864.
2nd Brigade, 4th Division, 15th Army Corps, to April, 1865. 3rd Brigade, 1st
Division, 15th Army Corps, to July, 1865.

SERVICE:
Moved to Centralia, Mo., December 12-14, 1861. Operating against Bushwhackers
of Price's Army, December 14-28. Silver Creek December 25. Capture of Columbia
December 26. Mt. Zion Church December 28. Moved to Sturgeon, Mo., December
29. Duty there and scouting about Renick, Macon and Centralia till February, 1862.
Moved to St. Louis, Mo., thence to Cairo, Ill., Paducah, Ky., and Fort Henry, Tenn.,
February 4-9. Investment and capture of Fort Donelson, Tenn., February 12-16.
Moved to Savannah, thence to Pittsburg Landing, Tenn., March 5-17. Battle of
Shiloh, Tenn., April 6-7. Advance on and siege of Corinth, Miss., April 29-May 30.
Phillips' Creek May 21. Occupation of Corinth May 30. Pursuit to Booneville June
1-8. Duty at headquarters General Grant, Corinth, Miss., till August 25. Expedition
to Bethel Tenn., August 28-30. Burnsville September 17. March to Glendale and
Iuka September 18-21. Battle of Iuka September 19. Battle of Corinth, Miss.,
October 3-4. Pursuit to Hatchie River October 5-12. Skirmish at Hatchie River
October 9. Scout to Hatchie River November 2-5. At Rienzi till November 26. Moved
to the Tuscumbia Hills and established Camp Davies, and duty there till November,
1863. Designation of Regiment changed to 66th Illinois Infantry November 20, 1862.
Skirmishes at Tuscumbia Bridge December 19, 1862. Danville December 20. Hatchie
River December 30. Rienzi January 7, 1863. Danville, Tuscumbia Bridge and Rienzi
January 24-25. Danville February 8. Ripley Cross Roads March 25. Booneville
April 1. Glendale April 14. Jumpertown May 12. Kossuth May 24. Cartersville June
6. Yellow Creek June 8. Seward House and Jumpertown July 11. Jacinto August 9.
Rienzi August 11. Seward House August 19. Whitesides Farm September 9. Relieved
at Camp Davies November 1, and march to Pulaski, Tenn., November 1-12. Duty
there till April 29, 1864. Veterans on furlough January 16-March 8. Atlanta
Campaign May 1 to September 8. Demonstrations on Resaca May 8-13. Snake
Creek Gap and Sugar Valley, near Resaca, May 9. Near Resaca May 13. Battle of
Resaca May 14-15. Ley's Ferry, Ooostenaula River, May 14-15. Rome Cross Roads
May 16. Advance on Dallas May 18-25. Operations on line of Pumpkin Vine Creek
and battles about Dallas, New Hope Church and Allatoona Hills May 25-June 5.
Operations about Marietta and against Kenesaw Mountain June 10-July 2. Assault
on Kenesaw June 27. Nickajack Creek July 2-5.  Ruff's Mill July 3-4. Chattahoochie
River July 6-17. Decatur July 20-21. Battle of Atlanta July 22. Siege of Atlanta July
22-August 25. Non-Veterans mustered out August 26, 1864. Flank movement on
Jonesboro August 25-30. Battle of Jonesboro August 31-September 1. Lovejoy
Station September 2-6. Moved to Rome, Ga., September 26, and duty there till
November 10. Reconnoissance from Rome on Cave Springs Road and skirmishes
October 12-13. March to the sea November 15-December 10. Waynesboro
November 27-28. Wrightstown November 29. Ogeechee Canal and Wilmington
Cross Roads December 9. Siege of Savannah December 10-21. Campaign of the
Carolinas January to April, 1865.  Salkehatchie River, S.C., February 2-5. South
Edisto River February 9. North Edisto River February 11-12. Columbia February
15-17. Camden February 24. Battle of Bentonville, N. C., March 20-21. Occupation
of Goldsboro March 24. Advance on Raleigh April 10-14. Occupation of Raleigh
April 14. Bennett's House April 26. Surrender of Johnston and his army. March to
Washington, D. C., via Richmond, Va., April 29-May 19. Grand Review May 24.
Moved to Louisville, Ky., June 3-8. Mustered out July 7, 1865.

Regiment lost during service 6 Officers and 73 Enlisted men killed and mortally
wounded and 2 Officers and 146 Enlisted men by disease. Total 227.