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Henry Reader
Residence Eagle IL;
Enlisted on 10/30/1864 as a Private.
On 10/30/1864 he mustered as a substitute into "C" Co. IL 29th Infantry
He was Mustered Out on 10/12/1865

Sources used by Historical Data Systems, Inc.:
- Illinois: Roster of Officers and Enlisted Men


Reader, Henry, Private, Company C, 29th Illinois Card, originals filed under Reeder, Henry
Reeder, Henry, Private, Company C, 29th Illinois Infantry

Index to Compiled Service Records of Volunteer Union Soldiers Who Served in Organizations from the State of Illinois


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Name: Henry Reeder
Rank: Private
Company: C
Unit: 29th Illinois Infantry
Height: 5' 7
Eyes: GRAY
Complexion: LIGHT
Occupation: Farmer
Birth Date: Abt 1846
Birth Place: Germany
War: Civil War
War Years: 1861-1865
Service Entry Age: 18
Service Entry Date: 13 Oct 1864
Service Entry Place: Joliet, IL
Period: 1 YR
Muster In Date: 13 Oct 1864
Muster In Place: Joliet, IL
Muster Out Date: 12 Oct 1865
Muster Out Place: Houston, TX
Muster Out By Whom: LT LADD
Residence Place: Eagle, Lasalle CO, IL
Record Source: Illinois Civil War Muster and Descriptive Rolls


Twenty-ninth Infantry Illinois Volunteer

In January, 1864, the Regiment re-enlisted. and was
mustered as veterans, and, July 19, received veteran furlough
from Springfield, Ill.

Moved from Springfield, August 22, 1864, arrived at
Natchez the last of the month, and remained until October, when
moved to month of White river, having been assigned to Third
Brigade, Reserve Corps, Military Division of West Mississippi.
A short time afterward was ordered to Memphis, and thence to
Paducah, arriving October 20th,1864, for protection of Kentucky
from enemy's cavalry, which appeared on the border.

November 26, embarked for Memphis, camping in that city
November 29. December 21, marched with expedition into the
interior of Tennessee. Hard marching, cold weather and bad
roads. Returned December 31. January 1st 1865, embarked for New
Orleans. Camped above the city at Kenner, on the 5th. February
11, assigned to Third Brigade, First Division, Thirteenth Army
Corps, Colonel Kent commanding Brigade and Lieutenant Colonel
J. A. Callicott commanding Regiment. Embarked for Mobile.
Landed at Dauphin Island on 15th February. March 17, embarked
for Fort Morgan, and, landing, bivouacked on the beach. During
eight succeeding days, were toiling over almost impassable
roads to Spanish Fort, arriving on the 26th. Took an active
part in the siege. Moved to Fort Blakely, arriving April 2 and
was engaged in the whole siege, supporting the charge made by
our Second Brigade, on the 9th, which resulted in the capture
of the entire rebel army. Regiment lost, during the campaign,
26 men, killed and wounded.

April 10, marched for Mobile. Arrived 12th, and remained
in camp. June 26, embarked on steamship Scott, for Texas.
Arrived off Galveston, July 1. The sea being quite rough, two
or three days were required to disembark. Soon after ordered to
Millican, Texas, on Texas Central railroad, arriving on the

July 26, Regimental headquarters moved to Hempstead--two
companies remaining at Millican, two at Brenham, and one at

The Regiment being in Provisional Division, Department of
Texas, Major General F. Steele commanding. The Regiment
reported to Major General J. A. Mower, commanding Eastern
District of Texas, until November 6, 1865, when it was mustered
out of the United States service by Lieutenant B. W. Ladd,
Ninety-eighth Ohio, and A. C. M.

Placed en route for the State, November 8, and arrived
26th, receiving final pay and discharge, November 28, 1865.

Source: Illinois Adjutant-General's Report, vol. 2, p. 501

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