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  • Name Austin William 
    Born 12 Oct 1844  Cleveland, Ohio Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    _MILT 17 Aug 1861 
    Enlistment Company G, 10th Infantry Regiment Kansas 
    _MILT 31 Dec 1863 
    Reenlistment Company G, 10th Infantry Regiment Kansas 
    _MILT 30 Aug 1865 
    Mustered out Company G, 10th Infantry Regiment Kansas 
    Died 17 Jan 1920  Quincy, Adams Co, Illinois Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Buried 19 Jan 1920  Evergreen Cemetery, Camp Point, Illinois Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I892  Bloom
    Last Modified 25 Jul 2017 

    Father Austin Unknown,   b. Canada Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Relationship natural 
    Mother Unknown,   b. Pennsylvania Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Relationship natural 
    Family ID F357  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Whitaker Lucinda,   b. 11 Mar 1849, near Nashville, Tennessee Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 17 Nov 1926, Camp Point, Adams County, Illinois Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 77 years) 
    Married 22 Feb 1866  Brown County, Illinois Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
    +1. Austin Joseph,   b. 01 Sep 1867, McKee Township, Adams County, Illinois Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 08 Aug 1944, Quincy, Adams County, Illinois Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 76 years)  []
     2. Austin Frank,   b. Abt 1880, Adams Co, Illinois Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Abt 1911, Adams Co, Illinois Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 31 years)  []
     3. Austin Myrtle,   b. May 1884, Illinois Find all individuals with events at this location  []
     4. Austin Virgil,   b. Nov 1888, Illinois Find all individuals with events at this location  []
     5. Austin Henry,   b. Abt 1874, Illinois Find all individuals with events at this location  []
    +6. Austin Nancy,   b. Abt 1870, Illinois Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 12 Jul 1936, Scott County, Illinois, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 66 years)  []
     7. Austin Malsey,   b. Abt 1877, Illinois Find all individuals with events at this location  []
     8. Austin Tima E,   b. 28 May 1886, McKee Township, Adams County, Illinois Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 01 Apr 1978, Mendon, Illinois Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 91 years)  []
    +9. Austin Jennie,   b. 26 Jul 1881, Illinois Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Aug 1969  (Age 88 years)  []
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    Last Modified 25 Jul 2017 
    Family ID F353  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
    • From 1910 census:

      Name: William Austin
      Age in 1910: 65
      Estimated Birth Year: 1844
      Birthplace: Ohio
      Home in 1910: MCKEE TWP, ADAMS, Illinois
      Race: White
      Gender: Male
      Series: T624
      Roll: 229
      Part: 1
      Page: 184B
      Year: 1910

      From 1880 census:

      Name: William AUSTIN
      Age: 36
      Estimated birth year: <1844>
      Birthplace: Ohio
      Occupation: Farmer
      Relation: Self
      Home in 1880: Mckee, Adams, Illinois
      Marital status: Married
      Race: White
      Gender: Male
      Head of household: William AUSTIN
      Father's birthplace: Canada
      Mother's birthplace: PA

      Quincy Herald-Whig, Jan. 19, 1920, page 11, obituary lists birthdate as Oct. 12, 1844. Headstone lists birthdate as Oct. 12, 1844.

      Civil War: enlisted as private. Distinguished Service.
      Lived in Beverly, Illinois at time of enlistment.

      Regimental History
      Tenth Infantry
      KANSAS
      (3-YEARS)

      Tenth Infantry. -- Cols., James Montgomery, William Weer,
      William F. Cloud; Lieut.-Cols., James G. Blunt, John T. Burris
      Charles S. Hills; Majs., Otis B. Gunn, Henry H. Williams.

      This regiment was formed at Paola, April 3, 1862, by the
      consolidation of the 3rd and 4th regiments, together with a
      few members of the 5th (see 3rd and 4th infantry). It
      numbered about 800 officers and men of exceptionally fine
      physique, as most of the physically unfit members had been
      culled out during the previous service of the several
      organizations of which it was made up.

      Its rolls disclose few deaths from diseases and but little
      sickness during the next two years. As soon as organized, it
      was marched to Fort Scott, where it went into camp to await
      orders. Not long after, four companies were ordered to report
      to Col. Doubleday and moved on an expedition into Indian
      Territory against the notorious Col. Stand Watie of the 1st
      Confederate Cherokee regiment.

      It was the only infantry accompanying the expedition and
      marched 30 miles a day to keep up with the cavalry and
      artillery. In June, 1862, Col. Cloud having been transferred
      to the 2nd cavalry, Col. Weer, formerly of the 4th, assumed
      command of the regiment.

      The first active service of the 10th was with the expedition
      commanded by Col. Weer into the Indian Territory in June,
      1862, returning to Fort Scott Aug. 15. It was then assigned
      to the 2nd brigade (Col. Weer), Frontier division (Gen.
      Blunt), and marched into Missouri to assist in checking the
      advance of the enemy under Cols. Coffee and Cockrell.

      It was only lightly engaged at the battle of Newtonia in
      September, where the Union forces suffered a disastrous
      repulse in the first engagement, but received reinforcements
      and were victorious a little later at the same place. With
      the 1st division, Army of the Frontier, under Gen. Blunt, it
      moved west into Indian Territory in October and arrived just
      too late to share in the fight at Old Fort Wayne.

      In November it was actively engaged in the battles of Cane
      Hill and Prairie Grove, losing in the latter action, 6 killed
      and 67 wounded out of 387 engaged. It was engaged at Van
      Buren, where the remaining portion of Gen. Hindman's force was
      routed and finally driven south of the Arkansas River.

      In Jan., 1863, it formed part of the force sent to the relief
      of Springfield then besieged by Gen. Marmaduke, overtaking and
      driving the enemy at Sand Springs, Mo. In March, 1863, it
      moved into the White River country to check the enemy's
      cavalry under Gen. Shelby advancing against Forsyth.

      The regiment then returned to the vicinity of Fort Scott and
      part of the command went home on 20 days' furlough. On April
      27 it marched to Rolla, Mo., where it did provost duty until
      June 4, then moved to St. Louis, whence it was ordered into
      Indiana at the time of Gen. Morgan's raid. It was not needed
      there so it returned to St. Louis July 18, and moved to Kansas
      City in August.

      In September it marched into the Sni Hills in pursuit of the
      guerrilla Quantrill, after his raid upon Lawrence, and after
      returning from the unsuccessful pursuit was stationed at
      Kansas City until Jan., 1864. It then moved to St. Louis,
      whence it was ordered to Alton, IL, to take charge of the
      military prison. On May 5, it was again ordered to St. Louis
      and detailed for provost guard of the city.

      In July Col. Weer was arrested and tried under various
      charges, being sentenced to dishonorable dismissal from the
      service, though the sentence of the court was set aside a year
      later.

      The regiment was then ordered to Fort Leavenworth, where it
      was mustered out Aug. 19-20, 1864. The veterans and recruits
      were organized at St. Louis, Aug. 15, 1864, into a battalion
      of four companies and continued in service until after the
      close of the war.

      The veteran organization was under the command of Maj.
      Williams until the end of August and was then successively
      commanded by Lieut. F. A. Smalley, Capt. George D. Brooke,
      Capt. William C. Jones and Lieut.-Col. Hills. In the latter
      part of November the battalion moved to Nashville and thence
      to Franklin, Tenn., where it took part in the battle with
      Hood's forces as a part of the 4th corps.

      It was then assigned to the 2nd brigade, 2nd division, 16th
      corps, and took a prominent and honorable part in the battle
      of Nashville. In Feb., 1865, it embarked on transports, went
      down the Mississippi to New Orleans, and later took part in
      the campaign for the reduction of Mobile, Ala.

      Of its conduct at the battle of Fort Blakely, Gen. Gilbert,
      commanding the brigade in which it served, said:
      "The 10th Kansas, a little band of heroes, rushed forward as
      into the jaws of death, with a determination to conquer or
      die. * * * Too much praise cannot be bestowed upon them."

      The battalion was finally mustered out at Montgomery, Ala.,
      Aug. 30, 1865, and was paid and discharged at Fort Leavenworth
      Sept. 20. The 10th lost by death during service 2 officers
      and 23 enlisted men, killed or died of wounds; 4 officers and
      118 enlisted men died of disease, accident and other causes.

      Source: The Union Army, vol. 4, p. 212

      Battles Fought

      Fought on 18 September 1861 at Bates, MO.
      Fought on 15 April 1862 at Camp Halleck, KS.
      Fought on 07 December 1862 at Prairie Grove, AR.
      Fought on 15 December 1864 at Nashville, TN.
      Fought on 16 December 1864 at Nashville, TN.
      Fought on 03 April 1865 at Fort Blakely, AL.
      Fought on 09 April 1865 at Fort Blakely, AL.


  

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