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Company E, 42nd Illinois Infantry

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This contains the roster for Company E of the 42nd Illinois Infantry, as listed in the Illinois Civil War Muster and Descriptive Rolls, with some missing information filled in where possible from the Illinois: Roster of Officers and Enlisted Men, info from which is posted on civilwardata.com, and also from info found on pension index cards which can be found on FamilySearch.



This company was mostly recruited in the summer and fall of 1861, with replacements recruited in 1864. This company was mostly from Cass County, Michigan, and it was organized 22 July 1861 in Chicago, Illinois.

Read as follows (except officers):

Last name, first name, middle initial, age; enlistment date, residence at enlistment; date of muster in, rank at muster in (if none, private); date of leaving the regiment (muster out/death/transfer/etc.).


David W. Norton, 26; July 22, '61, Chicago, IL; date of rank July 22, '61; promoted Major, Nov. 12, '63, transferred to Field & Staff; killed 2 June '64, near New Hope Church

William R. Townsend; from 1st Lieut., Dec. 13, '63; date of rank Feb. 7, '64; M. O. Jan. 23, '65, term expired.

William H. Colburn, from 1st Lieut., April 26, '65; date of rank April 29, '65; M. O. Dec. 16, '65.

First Lieutenants

William R. Townsend, 22; July 22, '61, Niles, MI; date of rank July 22, '61; promoted Captain.

William H. Clark, from Corp., Sept. 17, '64, but declined promotion and it was canceled.

William H. Colburn, from Sgt., Dec. 2, '64; date of rank Dec. 6, '64; promoted Captain.

Edward Hurson, from 2nd Lieut., Dec. 13, '63; date of rank Dec. 16, '63; wounded at Resaca, GA; died of such wounds May 17, '64.

Charles A. Munger, from Sgt., April 26, '65; date of rank May 5, '65; M. O. Dec. 16, '65.

Second Lieutenants

Non-Commissioned Officers and Privates

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