Tuesday, April 29, 2014

Private Jackson of 153rd Illinois Infantry

At the McHenry County Civil War Round Table meeting in March, presenter Donald Purn said that a black by the name of Private Jackson had enlisted in the 153rd Illinois Infantry Regiment, Cp. K. This wasn't a USCT unit and I did not know that blacks joining white units happened often during the war. I found a list of members of Co. K and there was a Private Adam S. Jackson, from Benton mustered in Feb. 15, 1865 and mustered out July 14, 1865. Most of the company mustered in in February, but mustered out in September, 1865. Further research showed that Co. K was mostly from McHenry County. --Old Secesh

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