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NAME RANK COMPANY UNIT RESIDENCE
DEMPSEY, ANDREW PVT IRISH US DRAGOONS JEFFERSON CITY, MO
DEMPSEY, ANDREW PVT D 69 IL US INF GALVA
DEMPSEY, ARTHUR REC F 13 IL US CAV CON REYNOLDSBURG
DEMPSEY, BATE REC F 12 IL US INF GALENA
DEMPSEY, DAVID PVT A 117 IL US INF
DEMPSEY, DOCTOR D PVT G 131 IL US INF EQUALITY
DEMPSEY, DOCTOR P PVT D 131 IL US INF EQUALITY
DEMPSEY, EDWARD M PVT G 131 IL US INF EQUALITY
DEMPSEY, EDWARD M PVT D 131 IL US INF EQUALITY
DEMPSEY, FRANK PVT F 47 IL US INF PEORIA
DEMPSEY, GEORGE 2LT E 70 IL US INF DECATUR
DEMPSEY, HYRAM PVT D 29 IL US INF SALINE CO
DEMPSEY, JAMES CPL C 108 IL US INF PEORIA
DEMPSEY, JAMES PVT F 118 IL US INF RICHFIELD
DEMPSEY, JAMES PVT E 156 IL US INF COOK CO
DEMPSEY, JAMES K P PVT E 87 IL US INF HAMILTON CO
DEMPSEY, JOHN PVT B 23 IL US INF CHICAGO
DEMPSEY, JOHN PVT A 41 IL US INF VET B
DEMPSEY, JOHN REC K 53 IL US INF MATTOON
DEMPSEY, JOHN REC A 61 IL US INF JACKSONVILLE
DEMPSEY, JOHN PVT D 120 IL US INF GALLATIN CO
DEMPSEY, JOHN REC F 11 IL US CAV PAWNEE
DEMPSEY, JOHN PVT E 133 IL US INF SPRINGFIELD
DEMPSEY, JOHN REC A 149 IL US INF SPRINGFIELD
DEMPSEY, JOHN D PVT G 131 IL US INF EQUALITY
DEMPSEY, JOSEPH REC 20 IL US INF GRAND RAPIDS
DEMPSEY, MICHAEL PVT H 9 IL US INF MONTGOMERY CO
DEMPSEY, MICHAEL PVT E 68 IL US INF CLINTON
DEMPSEY, MICHAEL CPL B 70 IL US INF CLINTON
DEMPSEY, MICHAEL FAR M 1 IL US ART CHICAGO
DEMPSEY, MICHAEL J ADJ HQ 56 IL US INF
DEMPSEY, MICHAEL J 1LT D 56 IL US INF WHITE CO
DEMPSEY, MICHAEL J 1LT K 56 IL US INF
DEMPSEY, REUBEN S REC I 11 IL US INF JONESBORO
DEMPSEY, ROBERT PVT D 49 IL US INF SALEM
DEMPSEY, SIMS PVT E 156 IL US INF COOK CO
DEMPSEY, THOMAS PVT G 131 IL US INF EQUALITY
DEMPSEY, THOMAS H PVT E 156 IL US INF COOK CO
DEMPSEY, WILLIAM REC G 29 IL US INF EQUALITY
DEMPSEY, WILLIAM PVT G 131 IL US INF EQUALITY
DEMPSEY, WILLIAM PVT D 131 IL US INF EQUALITY
DEMPSEY, WILLIAM PVT A 2 IL US ART PEORIA
The 68th was a three month Regiment. It apparently was not issued any flags.
The men served from Morgan, Pike, Coles, Fayette, De Witt, McLean,
Logan, Macon and Tazewell Counties.
68th Illinois Infantry
TheSIXTY-EIGHTH ILLINOIS INFANTRY was enlisted in response to a call made in the early summer
of 1862, by the Governor, for some State troops to serve for the period of three months as State
Militia. The muster of the Regiment was effected early in June. Commissions were issued to
Elias Stewart, as Colonel; Houston L. Taylor, as Lieutenant Colonel, and George W. Lackey, as
Shortly after the Regiment was organized, a petition was circulated, and very generally signed by
both officers and men, asking that the terms of enlistment be changed from the of State Militia to
Illinois Volunteers, and that the Regiment be sent into the field. In accordance with the petition
the Regiment was mustered into the United States service, and on the 5th day of July received
marching orders. Leaving Camp Butler, it proceeded by rail to Wheeling, Virginia, arriving
there on the 7th. After remaining there two days, it moved again, under orders from the
Secretary of War, to Washington City. It remained at the "Soldier's Retreat", a place more
romantic and endearing in name than in fact, until July 14, when under special orders it
proceeded down the Potomac on boat, to Alexandria, Virginia, and thence, by march, out on the
Duke street turnpike about two miles. A spot was selected by Lieutenant Colonel Taylor, then in
command, (Colonel Stewart being absent on business) and "Camp Taylor" was established.
After remaining here about two weeks, during which time the measles appeared among the
ranks, upon the return of Colonel Stewart the Regiment was ordered to a more healthful location
about two miles above Alexandria, near the Potomac.
It remained in the new camp, spending the time in company and battalion drill, until August 24,
when it was ordered into Alexandria as Provost Guards.
Colonel Stewart being sick, Lieutenant Colonel Taylor commanding, was appointed Provost
Marshal, and First Lieutenant H. C. DeMotte, of Company G, Assistant. The Regiment
remained on duty at this point until the term of its enlistment had expired.
On the 17th of September it was ordered to report to Camp Butler to be mustered out. Reaching
that place on the 21st, the men were mustered out on the 26th and received their pay October 1.
Some of the men immediately re-enlisted to fill up other Regiments, but most of them returned to
The Sixty-eighth Regiment, though in the service only a short time, had some companies that
were thoroughly drilled in the manual of arms, and in company and battalion movements. The
skirmish companies of the Regiment, "F" and "G", were especially proficient in the school of the
soldier and in skirmish and Zouave drill.
The boys of the Sixty-eighth were never under fire, they did the duty assigned them with alacrity.
It was theirs to care for the wounded as they were sent in to Alexandria from the disastrous field
of Bull Run.
They once passed in Grand Review before President Lincoln, being the only Illinois Regiment
present on that occasion; and when Company G, at the command of their Captain, gave a lusty
"seven and a tiger" for the President, his kindly recognition of the boys from Illinois by waving
his hat, and his evident pleasure, manifested by a smile which lit up his careworn countenance,
saved the company from reproof by superior commanders.
70th Illinois Infantry
The Seventieth Regiment was organized at Camp Butler, Ill., and was mustered in July 4, 1862.
It remained at Camp Butler doing guard duty.
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