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  ORIGINAL ESSAYS ON THE 51ST [LINKS]
  Organization of the Regiment
  Fort Pillow to Pittsburg Landing, April 1862
  The Great Western Land Pirate, Again
  Chickamauga
  Reenlisting 1863-64
  Kennesaw Mountain: Remembering Sherman
  Franklin, Part One
  SOLDIERS & THEIR PAPERS [LINKS]
  Regimental Photographs & Biographical Sketches
  Illinois Soldier Database, Search
  Letters, Journals, Accounts
  Pvt. Tabler's Diaries & Letters
 Viniard Field, Chickamauga, 4:30 P.M., Photograph by Richard Menard
 PIECES OF HISTORY [LINKS]
 Private Tabler's Regimental Itinerary
 Historical Memoranda of the Fifty-First Illinois
 Stones River Notes :: Stones River Accounts
 The Regiment's Prisoners of War :: A Growing List
 The Chaplain :: The Surgeon :: The Quartermaster
A MEMENTO: The Grave of a Stranger-Boy
Our readers remember a notice we gave sometime ago of a steamboat load of secesh prisoners, taken at Island 10, who were on their way to Wisconsin; and that the body of one of them was buried here. His name was given as F. B. Carpenter, 24th Tennessee regiment, aged 15 years. A walk to the grave yard on the bluff will show that his grave, although among strangers, is not neglected. Last Sunday his grave was literally covered with flowers. A rose bush and some other flowering plants have been placed on the grave, and almost any day in the week fresh flowers can be seen there. Should this item chance to meet his mother's eye she will learn that the remains of her darling boy are treated with tenderness and respect... and fresh flowers are scattered on the grave of the stranger boy. [Alas! His mother would not learn here. There was no Carpenter in the 24th, and the 24th was not captured at No. 10.]
Rock Island Evening Argus, May 26, 1862
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Ask us something about the Fifty-First, or tell us something about the Fifty-First, or simply announce your visit by emailing us. The pages linked here immediately below were initiated by contact with descendants of members of the Fifty-First Illinois Infantry.
Thomas Hayes Letters
Frederick Grabbe Page
George Wing Page
David Reed Page
Gilbert Bailie Page
David White English Page
Merritt Lewis Page
William Tidmarsh Page
John McBride Page
Harrison Renner Page
James Stott Page
George Cailey Page
George Hoel Page
Harris Winterringer Page
Thomas Magee Page
Sims Twins Page
Jasper Newton Moore Page
James Gilchrist Page
Joseph Caise Page
Orson Butler Page
Flott-Rambo Page
James Skidmore Page
George Hicks Page
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