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Nathaniel Apple
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Birth: Aug. 16, 1833
Death: May 9, 1862

55th Illinois Volunteer Infantry Regiment
55th Regiment Illinois Volunteer Infantry "Canton
Rifles"
Illinois state flag
Active October 31, 1861 to August 14, 1865
Country United States
Allegiance Union
Branch Infantry
Engagements Battle of Shiloh
Siege of Corinth
Vicksburg Campaign
Battle of Chickasaw Bayou
Battle of Fort Hindman (Arkansas
Post)
Battle of Snyder's Bluff
Battle of Jackson (MS)
Battle of Champion Hill
Siege of Vicksburg
Battle of Collierville
Third Battle of Chattanooga
Atlanta Campaign
Battle of Resaca
Battle of Kennesaw Mountain
Battle of Atlanta
Battle of Ezra Church
Battle of Jonesborough
Battle of Allatoona Pass
March to the Sea
Battle of Fort McAllister (1864)
Carolinas Campaign
Battle of Bentonville
The 55th Regiment Illinois Volunteer Infantry was an infantry regiment that served in the Union Army during the
American Civil War. The regiment is sometimes referred to as the Canton Rifles or the Douglas Brigade 2nd
Regiment.
55th Illinois Volunteer Infantry Regiment 2
Service
Monument to the 55th Illinois Infantry and Oscar
Malmborg at Vicksburg.
The 55th Illinois Infantry was organized at Camp Douglas, Chicago,
Illinois and mustered into Federal service on October 31, 1861.
Training continued at Benton Barracks, Missouri. The 55th was part of
Sherman's Yazoo Expedition.
The regiment was mustered out on August 14, 1865.
Total strength and casualties
The regiment suffered casualties including nine officers, 149 enlisted
men who were killed in action, or mortally wounded, and two officers
and 127 enlisted men who died of disease, for a total of 286
fatalities.[1]
Commanders
Colonel David Stuart - promoted to brigadier general on November
29, 1862, U.S. Senate refused to confirm appointment, resigned
April 3, 1863
Colonel Oscar Malmborg[2]
 
 
Family links: 
 Parents:
  Henry Apple (1806 - 1867)
  Mary Polly Bonser Apple (1803 - 1876)
 
 Spouse:
  Margaret Lenhardt Prickett (1838 - 1913)*
 
 Children:
  Henrietta Apple Livingston (1861 - 1952)*
 
 Sibling:
  Nathaniel Apple (1833 - 1862)
  Martha Apple Thompson (1845 - 1912)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Inscription:
55 IL Inf
 
Burial:
Mount Pleasant Cemetery
Lewistown
Fulton County
Illinois, USA
 
Created by: Bruce Weirauch
Record added: Aug 26, 2012
Find A Grave Memorial# 96042984
Nathaniel Apple
Added by: Bruce Weirauch
 
Nathaniel Apple
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- Bruce Weirauch
 Added: Dec. 28, 2012

- Bruce Weirauch
 Added: Dec. 28, 2012
CIVIL WAR CASUALTY
-Anonymous
 Added: May. 2, 2013
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