Jesse Herd Baugher, Jr

Photo added by Edward L. Baugher III

Jesse Herd Baugher, Jr

  • Birth 1 Aug 1837 Rock Creek, Hardin County, Illinois, USA
  • Death 22 Apr 1862 Rock Creek, Hardin County, Illinois, USA
  • Burial Hardin County, Illinois, USA
  • Memorial ID 23753254

Jesse Herd Baugher Jr. ...Son of Jesse Herd Baugher Sr...and Dicy Ann John...Born in the Rock Creek settlement just North of Cave-In-Rock, Illinois...Jesse Jr. married (Rebecca Elizabeth Frailey "Becky") and to this union one male child was born...Jessee Dale Baugher...Jesse H. Jr. enlisted at Elizabethtown, Hardin Co., Ill. 29 June 1861... into The 29th Illinois Infantry Regiment Volunteers Co. A. ...
Mustered in at Camp Butler, Springfield, Illinois 19 August 1861...
Wounded in action at Pittsburgh Landing On April 6 or 7, bearing their full part in the battle of Shiloh, Tennessee.
Pvt. Jasse Baugher was placed on a Military Medical Barge
and sent back North toward St. Louis and was sent home to recover from his wounds...Jesse passed on April 22, 1862...(Military Records will be added later)...



This should be noted...

"The 29th Illinois Infantry Regiment Volunteers was organized at Camp Butler, Illinois in the month of August 1861. The Regiment left Camp Butler, for Cairo, November 11, 1861, nine hundred strong, and, after its arrival, constructed barracks for winter quarters. {It} was the first Federal regiment that formed a line of battle in Tennessee at Fort Henry in February 1862. The ensuing battle with repeated charges, one retreat, then victory, cost the regimen 40 killed and wounded. They then moved with Gen. McClernand's Division to Savannah, Tennesse and Pittsburgh Landing. On April 6 and 7, bearing their full part in the battle of Shiloh, half the unit was lost, killed or wounded. Next was the siege of Corinth, then garrisoning at Bethel for about 6 months. The unit was assigned to the Sixteenth Army Corps. They participated in the rear guard operations at the siege of Vicksburg, then moved with General Sherman to Jackson, Mississippi. In the siege and charge, they lost another 45 killed or wounded. They then traveled north to Memphis, before receiving orders to march 400 miles to Chattanooga. After the battle of Mission Ridge, they were ordered to Knoxville. Without rations, blankets or overcoats and only half with shoes, they marched 270 miles. Blankets, jackets and trousers were used to protect their feet from the sharp rocks and snow. They then moved to Scottsboro, Alabama, barely recovered; there 90% re-enlisted as Veteran Volunteers. They were furloughed for 3 months in Illinois. Reassembling in March 1864, they moved over two months to Georgia. They participated in the siege of Atlanta in July and August of 1864 and moved with General Sherman on his "March to the Sea." They made their way up the coast to Washington, D.C., then to Virginia to Louisville, Ky. On June 25, 1865 they were moved to Little Rock, mustered out on August 15th and moved to Camp Butler, Ill. for final discharge August 21, 1865. They had marched 3,000 miles and moved 5,000 miles by water and 3,450 miles by rail."


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  • Created by: Edward L. Baugher III
  • Added: 4 Jan 2008
  • Find A Grave Memorial 23753254
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Jesse Herd Baugher, Jr (1 Aug 1837–22 Apr 1862), Find A Grave Memorial no. 23753254, citing Baugher Cemetery, Hardin County, Illinois, USA ; Maintained by Edward L. Baugher III (contributor 46776825) .