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Simon Peter String
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Birth: Jun. 27, 1831
Salem County
New Jersey, USA
Death: Dec. 8, 1921
Sangamon County
Illinois, USA

Simon String was mustered into Company H, 4th Illinois Cavalry, Volunteers in November of 1861. Simon became 1st Sgt, in Company H, serving the required three years enlistment in the Civil War. In March of 1864, Simon re-enlisted and became 2nd Lt, Company E, 4th Illinois Cavalry, Consolidated. The 4th Illinois Cavalry saw action with generals Grant and Sherman and participated in many of the historic battles throughout the Civil War. The 4th was part of the famous "Union Army of the Tennessee."

Simon Wrote his request for discharge on May 8th 1865. The following is what he wrote in the letter:
"Memphis Tenn. May 8th 1865"
"I have the honor to tender my resignation as 2nd Lieut. of Company E, 4th Ill. Cav. Vols. for the following reasons: The war is virtually ended, and my family and private interests require my immediate attention," "I am not endebted to the United States and never have been responsible for any public property whatsoever. I was last paid by Major Osgood, Paymaster U.S.A. on March 11th 1865, and have not been absent from muster." "I am Very Respectfully your Obedient Servant,
Simon String
2nd Lieut. Co. E, 4th Ill Cav."
"Approved and respectfully forwarded,
Ira W. Smith
Capt. Co. E, 4th Ill. Cav."

Photographs data and family research provided to me by my cousin John Cross Beam IV.
Christine Masterson 
Family links: 
  Peter String (1797 - 1834)
  Jane Kiger String (1803 - 1896)
  Elizabeth A Beam String (1835 - 1916)*
  Margaret String (1821 - 1823)*
  Rebecca Jane String Brogan (1826 - 1910)*
  Simon Peter String (1831 - 1921)
  Louisa Becker String Dunham (1833 - 1925)*
*Calculated relationship
Oak Ridge Cemetery
Sangamon County
Illinois, USA
Plot: Block 11, 45
Maintained by: Christine Masterson
Originally Created by: Sandra Kluge
Record added: Jul 21, 2007
Find A Grave Memorial# 20565491
Simon Peter String
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Simon Peter String
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Simon Peter String
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