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Sgt John Quincy Ludlum
Birth: Oct. 9, 1828
Calhoun County
Illinois, USA
Death: Jul. 29, 1905
Elsmore
Allen County
Kansas, USA

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Name: John Q Ludlum
Residence: Astoria, Illinois
Enlistment Date: 15 Aug 1861
Rank at enlistment: Corporal
State Served: Illinois
Survived the War?: Yes
Service Record: Enlisted in Co H, Illinois 28th Infantry Regiment on 24 Aug 1861. Promoted to Full Sergeant. Mustered out on 26 Aug 1864.
Sources: Illinois: Roster of Officers and Enlisted Men
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The Battle of Shiloh, also known as the Battle of Pittsburg Landing, was a major battle in the Western Theater of the American Civil War, fought April 67, 1862, in southwestern Tennessee (Hardin County).
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"The Battle of Shiloh, fought April 6 and 7, 1862, was one of the great battles of history, one the importance and quality of which will be more and more recognized as time passes. It was a battle in which were included half a dozen bloody smaller battles, it was a battle where conditions were such that there was almost the closeness of conflicts in medieval times, and where regiments and brigades of raw recruits showed in desperate struggle with each other what American courage is. It was a battle fought on a rough wooded plateau, down and up deep gullies and amid thick underbrush and heavy timber, where artillery duels were fought at simple musket range."

"It was a battle saved only at the eleventh hour and, finally, one so potent in its results that it may possibly have changed entirely the issue of a mighty war. Such was the Battle of Shiloh.

The 28th regiment Illinois infantry was a member of the First Brigade, Fourth Division of General Grant's Army of the Tennessee, commanded by Col N G Williams. On April 6th, the 28th was encamped with its brigade one mile and a quarter from the Tennessee River, on the Corinth road. Early on Sunday morning, with an effective force of 558, rank and file, the regiment was ordered to form the left center of the brigade. The brigade marched to that center of hot fighting, the Peach Orchard, and formed its line of battle along the south side of that closely contested field. Here the skirmishers from Chalmers' brigade, seconded by artillery fire, attacked the line. Colonel Williams, brigade commander, being wounded and disabled by almost the first cannon shot.

A change of position to the center of the field, with batteries on the right and left, was followed by an attack by Stratham's and Steven's brigades, and the fighting was severe, though the regiment held its ground for several hours. Major Gillam and Adjutant Mead were here wounded, and the loss among the line officers and enlisted men was heavy.

Slowly the Union line was forced back, the 28th retiring in good order, and again and again, under a murderous fire, the regiment made its stand, fired and fell back, and night found the command near the siege guns by the Landing, where it passed the night.

On Monday morning the 28th formed the left of General McClernand's advance column. Here the regiment charged the enemy, driving him back to his advancing reinforcements. In this charge the regiment lost 32 killed and wounded.

The part of the regiment not engaged in caring for the wounded followed the victorious columns of McClernand during the day."
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Source: ILLINOIS AT SHILOH, Report of the Shiloh Battlefield Commission and Ceremonies at the Dedication of the Monuments Erected to Mark the Positions of the Illinois Commands Engaged in the Battle. The Story of the Battle, By Stanley Waterloo. Compiled By Major George Mason, Secretary of the Illinois Battlefield Commission. Chicago, Illinois, January,1905, Pg. 131-132.
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Family links: 
 Spouse:
  Mary Barron Ludlum (1829 - 1883)
 
 Children:
  John Henry Ludlum (1852 - 1883)*
  Benjamin Franklin Ludlum (1854 - 1908)*
  William T. Ludlum (1859 - 1859)*
  R Ludlum (1868 - 1868)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Inscription:
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SERG'T
J.Q.LUDLUM
CO.H
28 ILL.INF.
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Burial:
Old Elsmore Cemetery
Elsmore
Allen County
Kansas, USA
 
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Record added: May 20, 2008
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