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James McNulty, Joel A. Hall, David A. Hutchinson, Adolphus Godfrey. Co. K— Wilber Dickerson, Jacob Butchle, Henry Ticknor, Willis Brud, Thos. Fraghure.
FORTY-SECOND ILLINOIS INFANTRY.
Sergeants.—J. Y. Elliott, Co. A; P. Short, B; 0. Powell, C; G W. Eells, D; W. H. Colburn, E; C. A. Seaver, F; W. H. Kipsley, G; E. Have, H; J. S. Wilson, I; S. W.King, K.
Corporals.—W. W. Norton, Co. A; B. Conrad, B; T. W. Maxwell, C; H. Wells, D; W. H. Clark, E; H. Delong, F; J. Sheeney, G; William Shimp, H; J. Yalor, I; J. Beard, K.
Privates.—Co. A—M. Whetstone, L. Mott, L. 0. Oliver, A. Isaac, J. Blatzer. Co. B—D. Fishburn, F. Hensey, P. Risedorph, H. E. Teachnot, H. Arnold. Co. C— A. Lamphere, P. McConnell, H. F. Leonard, J. Sharp, G. D. Weir. Co. D—H. Scramlin, A. F. Fuller, R. W. Plummer, G. L. Brown, P. Shuntz. Co. E—E. W. Vaugh, S. Hitsman, J. W. Riley, J. H. Smith, W. Leonard. Co. F—N. Salisbury, W. A. Raymond, Wm. W. Rich, G. Guser. Co. G—J. Gleason, D. Laland, N. B. Collins, S. Magher, S. Freeman. Co. H—E. Wilcox, W. Dittus, J. Woodruff, J. E. Tate, J. Colcomb. Co. I—W. H. Bennett, A. H. Woodale, W. Kellogg, H. Kale, W. H. Carson. Co. K—G. W. Palmer, 0. Hendrickson, J. Stitler, W. Mott, W. Wright.
FIFTY-FIRST ILLINOIS INFANTRY.
Sergeants.—John R. Parker, Co. A; Thos. Daily, C. H. Thomas, B; Richard Barbour, D; Iven Bailey, C; Barton Bunnel, E; George D. Goldsly, F; Calvin Service, G; N. Kinsman, H; Chas. Hills, K.
Corporals.—Chas. Nelson, Chas. H. Merrill, Co. A; Geo. Kirby, B; John D. Rumbo, C; Jerome Mangan, D; George Harris, E; John T. Wright, F; John L. Allen, G; Thomas Gregg, H; M. V. Riley, K.
Privates.—Co. A—Wm. E. Armstrong, James Connell, (No. 1), Presley Guyman, Joseph Jones, Michael Sentell. Co. B—Robert Armstrong, John B. Eldridge, E P. Fredericks, James Gilchrist, Geo. W. White. Co. C—James Brown, Allen Eastbrun, Daniel Flott, Leander Hogle, Oscar Wade. Co. D—Wm. Ainsworth, J. L. McBride, John L. McGuire, Wm. Ruble, John T. Stretch. Co. E—Joseph Gerard, M. W. Romine, George Chambers, James Skidmore, John Smart. Co F—Thos. McCamack, John Hurley, Joseph C. Goodale, John Purkapile, John Williams. Co. G—Thomas Corey, William Duggan, Thomas Chambers, Peter Nolan, Michael Corey. Co. H—Benj. Golden, Willard F. Powker, Alex. W. Jack, Wm. Lindy, David W. Reed. Co. K—Edward Burns, Daniel Ebert, Wm. Patterson, Robert Stack, Frederick Thompson.
The Utterances Of The Patriotism Of Illinois During The War—The EmancipaTion Proclamation, The Key Note Of The Campaign—The Great Speech Of HonEst Farmer Funk—A Stirring Letter From Gen. Logan To His Soldiers—LetTer From Col. Frank Sherman—Extracts From Speeches Of Hon. Richard Yates, Hon. Lyman Trumbull, Hon. Owen Loyejoy, Gen. Farnsworth, Hon. I. N. ArNold, &c.—President Lincoln's Proclamation, Inaugural Address And Last Speech—The North American Review And Kentucky Letter—Mr. Lincoln Dead,
THE patriotism of Illinois has not only been manifested on tho field, not only proven at the point of the bayonet and the mouth of the cannon, but in the utterances of her sons on the battle-field, in the halls of Congress, and at home. The literature of the war has been enriched with her eloquence, and adorned with the glowing and zealous appeals in behalf of the constitution and the laws. From the President down to the private, for her soldiers have carried the pen with the sword, these utterances have been made in no uncertain manner, and in the present chapter we propose to select extracts here and there from speeches, proclamations and letters, illustrating the general character and sentiment of the people.
First above all other utterances is that edict which sounded the key-note of the war. For thirty years brave men, the pioneers in the van of human progress had built the approaches, cleared away the obstructions, and by slow steps educated the people up to the necessity of removing slavery as an imperative and vital condition to the permanent safety of the Republic. On the first day of January, 1863, Abraham Lincoln made the first assault upon the citadel of slavery; spoke the immortal words that loosened the shackles of the bondmen and let the oppressed go free; that proclaimed to the world this war was not waged by the North for aggrandizement or through malice, but that it had drawn its sword in the interests of religion, humanity, equality, civilization and progress.
That mjmorabl'j edict which so brightly marks the incoming of the year of our Lord 18G3 was as follows:
THE EMANCIPATION PROCLAMATION.
"washington, January 1, 1863. * "By the President of the United States of America.
"Whereas, On the 22d day of September, in the year of our Lord 1862, a proclamation was is3ucd by the President of the United States, containing among other things the following, to wit:
"That, on the first day of January, in the year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred and sixty-three, all persons held as slaves within any State, or designated part o( a State, the people whereof shall then be in rebellion against the United States, shall be thenceforth and forever free, and the executive government of the United States, including the military and naval authority thereof, will recognize and maintain the freedom of such persons, and will do no act or acts to repress such persons, or any of them, in any effort they may make for their actual freedom; that the executive will on the first day of January aforesaid, issue a proclamation designating the States and parts of States, if any, in which the people therein respectively shall then be in rebellion against the United States; and the fact that any state, or the people thereof, shall on that day be in good faith represented in the Congress of the United Stages by members chosen thereto at elections wherein a majority of the qualified voters of such States shall have participated, shall, in the absence of strong countervailing testimony, be deemed conclusive evidence that such State and the people thereof are not in rebellion against the United States.
"Now, therefore, I, Abraham Lincoln, President of the United States, by virtue of the power in me vested as Commander-in-Chief of the Army and Navy, in a time of actual armed rebellion against the authority of the Government of the United States, as a fit and necessary war measure for suppressing said rebellion, do, on this first day of January, in the year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred and sixtythree, and in accordance with my purpose so to do, publicly proclaimed for the full period of one hundred days from the date of the first above mentioned order, designate as the States and parts of States therein, the people whereof respectively arc this day in rebellion against the United States, the following, to wit: Arkansas, Texas and Louisiana, (except the Parishes of St. Bernard, Plaquemine, Jefferson, St John, St. Charles, St. James, Ascension, Assumption, Terrebonne, LaFourche, St. Mary, St. Martin, and Orleans, including the city of New Orleans), Mississippi, Alabama, Florida, Georgia, South Carolina, North Carolina and Virginia, (except the forty-eight counties designated as West Virginia, and also the counties of Berkley, Accomac, Northampton, Elizabeth City, York, Princess Ann and Norfolk, including the cities of Norfolk and Portsmouth), which excepted parte arc for the