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Pvt Issacher B. Dewey
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Birth: Oct. 1, 1837
Jefferson County
New York, USA
Death: Dec. 1, 1910
Nebraska, USA

Private ISSACHER B. DEWEY, Co. D, 86th Illinois

Issacher B. Dewey was born on __________ __, 18__ in Jefferson County, New York, the son of __________ Dewey and __________ (__________) Dewey.


Isachar Dewey was married to Mary J. Spong on February 15, 1859 in Fulton County, Illinois.

ILLINOIS CIVIL WAR DETAIL REPORT
Name DEWEY, ISSACHER B
Rank PVT Company K Unit 55 IL US INF

Personal Characteristics
Residence ELMWOOD, PEORIA CO, IL Age 26 Height 5' 6 1/2 Hair BROWN
Eyes GRAY Complexion FAIR Marital Status N/A Occupation FARMER
Nativity NY

Service Record
Joined When NOV 8, 1861 Joined Where N/A
Joined By Whom N/A Period N/A
Muster In N/A Muster In Where N/A
Muster In By Whom N/A Muster Out N/A
Muster Out Where N/A Muster Out By Whom N/A
Remarks DISCHARGED FEB 20, 1862

By July or August of 1862, Issacher apparently had made the decision that he was going to volunteer again if he had the opportunity. On August 11, 1862, Issacher Dewey volunteered to serve in a company which was being raised in Trivoli, Illinois by James S. Bean for service in the Union Army. Issacher lists Farmington as his place of residence at the time he volunteered.


ILLINOIS CIVIL WAR DETAIL REPORT
Name DEWEY, ISSACHER B
Rank PVT Company D Unit 86 IL US INF

Personal Characteristics
Residence FARMINGTON, FULTON CO, IL Age 25 Height 5' 7 Hair LIGHT
Eyes GRAY Complexion LIGHT Marital Status MARRIED Occupation FARMER
Nativity JEFFERSON CO, NY

Service Record
Joined When AUG 11, 1862 Joined Where TRIVOLI, IL
Joined By Whom J S BEAN Period 3 YRS
Muster In AUG 27, 1862 Muster In Where PEORIA, IL
Muster In By Whom N/A Muster Out JUN 6, 1865
Muster Out Where WASHINGTON, DC Muster Out By Whom LT SCROGGS
Remarks N/A

On the afternoon of August 15th, Bean led about 90 Trivoli volunteers into Peoria, where they went into camp at Camp Lyon, near present day Glen Oak Park. On August 27, 1862, 83 of those Trivoli volunteers, including now Private Issacher Dewey, were mustered in as Company D of the 86th Regiment of Illinois Volunteer Infantry. James S. Bean, who was elected by the men of Co. D to be their Captain, was elected and promoted to Major of the entire regiment, so the men of Co. D then elected Frank Hitchcock to be their Captain.
On September 7, 1862, the men of the 86th Illinois marched out the gates of Camp Lyon, through the streets of Peoria, with much fanfare, and boarded a train bound for Camp Joe Holt, Jeffersonville, Indiana. Four weeks later, the men of the 86th were in the field in Kentucky as part of Col. Daniel McCook's Brigade, chasing Confederate troops in Kentucky. On Oct. 8, 1862, the men of McCook's Brigade were engaged with those troops in the Battle of Perryville, Kentucky, the 86th Illinois suffering their first casualties. There would be many more to come.



Issacher B. Dewey was a member of G.A.R. Post 245 in Diller, Nebraska.

by Baxter B. Fite III

(Baxter would enjoy hearing from anyone, especially descendants of the Dewey family, who might be able to add to the biographical material that we have on Private Issacher B. Dewey and the Dewey family. Baxter would also love to see any pictures of Private Issacher B. Dewey, especially any showing him in uniform from his days in the service, added to his Find A Grave site.)

 
 
Burial:
Prairie Home Cemetery
Diller
Jefferson County
Nebraska, USA
 
Created by: Baxter B. Fite III
Record added: Nov 11, 2010
Find A Grave Memorial# 61455033
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Rest in Peace!
- Lois
 Added: Feb. 8, 2013
 
 
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