|Birth: ||Apr. 7, 1842|
|Death: ||Apr. 7, 1862|
Paul was one of seven children born to Christopher C. Vennum and Rosannia Paul. Paul served in the Civil War and was killed at the Battle of Shiloh. He was first buried in Tennessee and his body was later brought back to Iroquois County by family.
HISTORICAL TEXT: 1929 Illinois Roll of Honor; volume 1, page 833; located at Illinois State Archives, Springfield, Illinois.
NATIONAL PARK SERVICE: US DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR; from History E-Library, Civil War Series. Intoduction; The Battle of Shiloh, excerpt "THE NATION STUNNED Shiloh, or Pittsburg Landing, as it was initially known in Union records, proved to be the costliest battle in the Civil War to date. Indeed, more casualties were inflicted at Shiloh than in all the rest of America's previous wars (Revolutionary War, War of 1812, and Mexican War) added together. The citizens of the divided nation were stunned when the Shiloh casualty lists began pouring in. Beauregard officially reported 1,728 killed, 8,012 wounded, and 959 missing, a total of 10,699. The Southern populace was horror-stricken by the immense suffering, as Corinth, along with numerous other Mississippi and West Tennessee communities, became vast hospitals. The recorded Federal losses for Grant's and Buell's armies were higher—1,754 killed, 8,408 wounded, and 2,885 missing, for a total of 13,047. ..."
Christopher Columbus Vennum (1805 - 1868)
Rosanna Paul Vennum (1810 - 1846)
Christopher Columbus Vennum*
Thomas G. Vennum (1833 - 1898)*
Philo "Paul" Vennum (1842 - 1862)
Hiram Vennum (1843 - 1863)*
Infant Son Vennum (1846 - 1846)*
Frank B. Vennum (1853 - 1926)**
Harriet J. Vennum (1855 - 1859)**
Co. I, 20th INF, ILL VOL.
Created by: M. Richards
Record added: Sep 29, 2003
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