Company G, 48th Illinois Infantry

submitted by David A, Stumpf, M.D., Ph.D.
1101 Alpine Lane; Woodstock, IL 60098

List of all Co G. 48th Illinois Infantry Soldiers

David S Hill.

Enlisted Sept 1,1861 Re-Enlisted Jan 1,1864 Co. G 48th Ill Vol.
Discharged ,Aug 15th, 1865 at Little Rock Ark.
5' 9" tall dark hair,Gray eyes.
Disabled May ,15 1862 Cornith Ark. hospitalized at Shiloh Tenn.
Co. Commander William Bell.
Moved from Mt. Carmel, Illinois in Oct 1879 to the State of Washington.
Died Sept 21, 1896.   Information submitted by a descendent, Glenn T. Anderson.

John Hiller

Born: July 11, 1846; India (then East India) Father: John Hiller, from Württemburg, was a physician-missionary. Their home in India in the 1840's was somewhere, I think, in the Calcutta area. Acc. To the US Census of 1860, the elder Hiller, living at Mt. Carmel, was listed as an M.E., which I take to mean "Medical Examiner." They had entered the country in 1854, port of entry as yet unknown. Soldier John Hiller enlisted in the Union Army at Mt. Carmel, Illinois on February 1, 1864. His Co. G, 48th, was formed in Wabash County, of which Mt. Carmel was (and is) the county seat. At this time the 48th was on furlough for 3 months back home. In March the 48th reassembled and moved toward Georgia. I assume that my g-grandfather participated in the siege of Atlanta in July and August, and in Sherman's March to the Sea. He was mustered out at Little Rock, AR on August 15, 1865--having served c. 1½ years in the Union Army. So far as I know, he did not suffer any wounds in the War. He went to live in the New York City area soon after the close of the War (I think that he had relatives there). He died in 1929 at The Soldiers and Sailors Hospital (now VA Hospital) at Bath, in western NY where he is also buried. (Submitted by Perry Troutman)

Herman Hiller

Brother of John Hiller. Enlisted at age 16, with parental permission. two months after his group (Co.G) mustered at Centralia he was killed (aged 16½) at Dallas, Georgia as the Union forces were converging upon Altanta.  (Submitted by Perry Troutman)

William H. Putnam

Born August 19, 1841 in Wabash Co. Ill, the last of nine children born to Eber and Tryphosa Putnam. He was a grandson of Howard Putnam, Revolutionary War Veteran from Sutton, Mass. Howard was wounded at the Battle of Mud Island. William's gr-grandfather was Samuel Putnam, Revolutionary War Veteran also from Sutton, Mass. William enlisted in Co. G, 48th Illinois Volunteer Infantry at Mt. Carmel, Ill. on October 21st, 1861, and rode in a wagon to Bridgeport, where he took a train to Camp Butler in Springfield. William was with the Regiment until the day before the Battle of Atlanta, July 21, 1864. That day, the 48th was assigned the duty of "pushing the pickets" in front of the Confederate fortifications. At the railroad tracks in front of the fortifications, William was wounded in the right chest. His fellow soldiers thought he was "mortally wounded". He was picked up and moved to Marietta, Ga. The next verifiable record of William is when he rejoined the Regiment on April 10th, 1865, the day after Gen. Lee surrendered to Gen. Grant. He was with the 48th on the march through Washington on May 24th, 1865. William was promoted from Private to Corporal on August 1st, 1865 and Mustered Out on August 15th, 1865 in Little Rock. He went with the Regiment back to Springfield for final payment and discharge. At age 24, he returned to Wabash Co., married Mariam W. King and raised eight children. He died February 8th, 1890. Cause of death - "chronic weakness of right lung and influenza " and complications resulting from "weakness of right lung due to gun shot wound received in the Army." William and Mariam along with several of their children are buried in the Friendsville, Illinois. (Submitted by (Submitted by Judd L. Putnam), gr-grandson of this soldier.)