Isaac Hillkirk spent 8 months in Andersonville Prison Camp
Sumter County, Georgia.
Isaac Hillkirk PA 101 C Private Captured at Plymouth and prisoner from April 20, to December 13, 1864 - mustered out with company on June 25, 1865.
UNION PENNSYLVANIA VOLUNTEERS
101st Regiment, Pennsylvania Infantry
Organized at Harrisburg November 21, 1861, to February 24, 1862. Moved to Washington, D. C., February 27, 1862. Attached to 2nd Brigade, 3rd Division, 4th Army Corps, Army of the Potomac, to June, 1862. 2nd Brigade, 2nd Division, 4th Army Corps, to September, 1862. Wessell's Brigade, Division at Suffolk, Va., 7th Corps, Dept. of Virginia, to December, 1862. 1st Brigade, 1st Division, Dept. of North Carolina, to January, 1863. 1st Brigade, 4th Division, 18th Army Corps, Dept. of North Carolina, to May, 1863. District of Albemarle, Dept. of North Carolina, to August, 1863. Sub-District, Albemarle, District of North Carolina, Dept. of Virginia and North Carolina, to April, 1864. Defences of New Berne, N. C., Dept. of Virginia and North Carolina, to February, 1865. District of New Berne, N. C., Dept. of North Carolina, to June, 1865.
SERVICE.-Advance on Manassas, Va., March 10-15, 1862. Ordered to the Peninsula March 28. Siege of Yorktown April 5-May 4. Battle of Williamsburg May 5. Battles of Fair Oaks, Seven Pines, May 31-June 1. Seven days before Richmond June 25-July 1. Brackett's June 30. Malvern Hill July 1. At Harrison's Landing till August 16. Moved to Fortress Monroe August 16-23, thence to Suffolk September 18, and duty there till December. Ordered to New Berne, N. C., December 4. Foster's Expedition to Goldsboro December 10-21. Kinston December 14. Whitehall December 16. Goldsboro December 17. Duty at New Berne till May, 1863. Expedition from New Berne to Mattamuskeet Lake March 7-14. Operations on the Pamlico April 4-6. Expedition for relief of Little Washington April 7-10. Moved to Plymouth May, 1863, and duty there till March, 1864. Expedition from Plymouth to Nichol's Mills June 28, 1863 (Detachment). Expedition from Plymouth to Gardner's Bridge and Williamston July 5-7. Expedition from Plymouth to Foster's Mills July 26-29. Harrellsville January 20, 1864 (Detachment). Windsor January 30. Fairfield February 16. Moved to New Berne March, 1864; thence to Roanoke Island and to Plymouth April. Siege of Plymouth April 17-20. Regiment mostly captured April 20. Those not captured served as garrison at Roanoke Island till June, 1865. Mustered out at New Berne June 25, 1865.
Regiment lost during service 39 Enlisted men killed and mortally wounded and 1 Officer and 281 Enlisted men by disease. Total 321.
Regiment Name 101 Pennsylvania Inf.
Soldier's Rank_In Pvt.
Soldier's Rank_Out Pvt.
Unit Name 101 Pennsylvania Infantry
Type Held at Andersonville and survived
Capture Date 04/20/1864
Capture Site Plymouth, NC
Isaac was the son of Francis Hillkirk (born 1817) and Nancy (born 1820). According to the 1850 census record Isaac had three brothers, William P., George and James, and one sister Mary. They were all born in the Mercer County area of Pennsylvania.
Isaac Hillkirk married Minerva Buchanan on June 23, 1863 in West Middlesex, Mercer County, PA. They had nine children (five girls and four boys) all born and raised in the Mercer County area of Pennsylvania.
Minerva Buchanan Hillkirk (1841 - 1911)*
Emma Hillkirk Gilliland (1866 - 1933)*
Agnes Hillkirk Martin (1868 - 1945)*
Jessie Bell Hillkirk Cornelius (1872 - 1929)*
John Glenn Hillkirk (1875 - 1937)*
Fred Harrison Hillkirk (1881 - 1968)*
William Wirt Hillkirk (1884 - 1951)*
Ralph E. Hillkirk (1886 - 1958)*
Plot: Sec. 3, Lot 287W, Grave 1
Maintained by: Judy Cain Bowser
Originally Created by: Don Cook
Record added: Nov 21, 2010
Find A Grave Memorial# 61954819
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