War Between the States

7 3/4 x 9 1/2, imprinted form, filled out in ink.

Requisition for Forage For 1 Private Horse in the service of Wm. Hamilton, Asst. Surgeon, 102nd Ills. Vols., U.S.A., at Stevens Creek, Tenn., for 30 days, commencing the 1st of June 1863, and ending on the 30 of June 1863. Itemized account for corn and hay. The requisition has been signed twice by Wm. Hamilton, Asst. Surg., 102 Ill. Vol. Very fine.

William Hamilton, was a resident of Oneida, Illinois, when he enlisted on August 25, 1862, as assistant surgeon, and was commissioned into the field and staff of the 102nd Illinois Infantry. He was promoted to surgeon on July 12, 1863, and was mustered out of the service on June 6, 1865.

The 102nd Illinois Infantry Regiment was organized at Knoxville, in Aug., 1862, and was mustered in Sept. 1 and 2. On Sept. 22 it moved to Peoria and
on Oct. 1 to Louisville, Ky., where it was assigned to Ward's brigade, Dumont's division, and immediately moved southward, marching via Shelbyville, Frankfort, Bowling Green and Scottsville, to Gallatin, Tenn., arriving on Nov. 26. From that time until the opening of the campaign against Atlanta the time was chiefly spent in the performance of guard duty, etc. On May 2, 1864, it started in the Atlanta campaign, was engaged at Resaca, where it lost 3 killed and 19 wounded; the following day the brigade captured a battery from the enemy at Camp Creek, the regiment losing in the affair 18 killed, 6 mortally wounded and 70 wounded, next encountered the enemy at Burnt Hickory and was engaged for 4 days, losing 4 killed and 14 wounded; was in action on June 15 and 16 losing 13 wounded, and it was engaged at Peachtree Creek, where it lost 2 killed and 11 wounded. It participated in the march to the sea and the campaign of the Carolina’s, being engaged at the battle of Averasboro where it lost 2 killed and 19 wounded. After the surrender of Gen. J.E. Johnston, the regiment marched to Washington, where it passed in review with the rest of the army, and on June 6, 1865, was mustered out and started home, arriving at Chicago on the 9th.

Source: The Union Army, Vol. 3

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