Monday, April 28, 2014

McHenry County's USCT Connection-- Part 3

These black men had connections to McHenry County, Illinois. //// PRIVATE JACKSON-- born in North Carolina and lived in Arkansas. In 1864 enlisted in the 153rd Illinois Infantry Regiment, Co. K. Returned to Arkansas after the war. //// ANTHONY STEPP, 29th USCT. Enlisted in 1864 in Marengo, Illinois, and died at sea in June 1865. //// LEWIS ELLSWORTH, 29th USCT, Co. B. Born in 1843. Escaped the massacre at Fort Pillow. Later considered to be a deserter and went to St. Joseph, Missouri. Died 1919. //// BARTLEY JACKSON of Marengo was a black nurse who died in 1893 and is buried in the Marengo City Cemetery. Believed to have been born in Illinois in 1844. //// --Old Secesh

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