Civil War Soldiers

Volo Cemetery:
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There are nine Civil War Union soldiers buried/honored via cenotaph in the Volo Cemetery (maintained by Wauconda Township).  Four died during the war (three from disease and one in battle), one died shortly after returning, and the last four returned to live out their lives.
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Henry Wallace Gale or H. Wallace Gale:
H. Wallace Gale was a young man who lived on the farm owned by his family that is now the Volo Auto Museum.  His full name was Henry Wallace Gale (H. Wallace Gale).  He died at the age of 20 from Typhoid fever, in a hospital, on February 16, 1863 in Nashville, Tennessee.  He joined Company D, 92nd IL US INF on August 27, 1862.  He was 5' 9 " with light colored hair and blue eyes.  He was a teacher.

Eleazar Graves:
Eleazar Graves died at 21 in a hospital on July 13, 1863 in Murfreesboro, Tennessee.  He joined Company B, 96th IL US INF on August 9, 1862.  He was 5' 6" with brown hair and blue eyes and he was a farmer.

D. Burr Ackley:
D. Burr Ackley or Danny Burr Ackley, died at 29 in battle as a seargent in the Battle of Chickamauga, Georgia on September 20,1863.  He had joined Company G, 51 IL US INF on October 22, 1861.  He was 5' 7 1/2 " with brown hair and hazel eyes.  He was a farmer.

Nelson Huson:
Nelson Huson died at age 22, in  a hospital on January 04, 1865 in Columbia, Tennessee. He joined Company B, 96th IL US INF on August 9, 1862.  He was 5' 5" and had brown hair and gray eyes.  He was a farmer.

Lewis Weatherly:
Lewis Weatherly made it home but died shortly afterwards (probably due to a disablity acquired during the war).  He joined Company G, 51st IL US INF on October 25, 1861.  He was 5' 11" with brown hair and blue eyes.  He was married and was 42 years old when he joined.  He was a farmer.

Robert E. Walton:
Robert E. Walton made it home to live out his life.  He joined Company C, 37th IL US INF on August 01, 1861 and was mustered out on October 04, 1864.  He had dark hair with gray eyes and was a farmer residing in Wauconda.

John H. Walton:
John. H. Walton made it home to live out his life.  He joined Company I, 147th IL US INF on February 02, 1865. He was mustered out on January 20, 1866.  He was 5' 11" with light hair and blue eyes.  He was a farmer residing in Wauconda.

Andrew J. Raymond:
Andrew J. Raymond made it home to live out his life.  He joined Company H, 8 IL US CAL on October 10, 1864 and was mustered out on July 17, 1865.  He was 5' 8" and had brown hair and blue eyes and was a farmer residing in Wauconda.

Amelius Ames:
Amelius Ames made it home to live out his life.  He joined Company C, 96th IL US INF on August 15, 1862 and was mustered out on June 10, 1865.  He was 5' 7" with brown hair and blue eyes and was a farmer residing in Wauconda.


From the Illinois State Archives, the following men had a Forksville, IL residence listed:




Wauconda Cemetery or Wauconda Residence:
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There are thirty Civil War Union soldiers buried/honored via cenotaph in the Wauconda Cemetery (maintained by Wauconda Township).   Research is still ongoing regarding the Civil War Soldiers of Wauconda.


John Albut Gale:

John A. Gale made it home to live out his life.  He was a Truck Farmer in Cuba Township (now is Barrington, IL.)  He served as a private in Company C,  141 IL US INF.  He joined May 15, 1864 and mustered out in October 10th, 1864.  He was 5'11 1/2" and had dark hair and dark eyes.  He is buried in the Wauconda Cemetery with his wife Eva.





Cirenious Gale:

Cirenious Gale was from Wauconda, Il.  He joined the calvary, 17 IL US CAL Company G on Feburary 01, 1864 and exited out as a Wagoner on December 18, 1865.  He was 5' 8 ", a farmer, and had brown hair and blue eyes.



Ambrose Augustus Bangs


Served as Infantry in Company B, 96th Infantry Regiment. Enlisted on September 05, 1862. Mustered out on June 10, 1864.  



Jay Bennett


Enlisted in Company F, 40th Wisconsin Infantry.




Isaac Barrus
Served in the Infantry, 96th Illinois Infantry,  Company B as a private.   Enlisted on September 05, 1862.

John B. Boomer
Served in the Company A, 8th Il. Calvary. 


James Madison Clark

Served in Company G, 12th Iowa Infantry.  He enlisted at Decorah, Iowa on September 30, 1861.   He served in Company I, 147th Il Infantry as well.


Samuel Taylor Clark

Served in Company G, 17th IL Calvary.


Arthur Cook

Served in Company B, 96th Il. Infantry.



George F. Darrell 

Served in Company I, 15 Il. Infantry.



George F. Darrell

Company I, 15 IL Infantry


Henry Marwick Davis

Company A, 8th ILL Cavalry


Levi Griswold

Company I, 15th IL Infantry


Henry Knight Harris

Company B, 10th Infantry Massachusetts


James Harris

8th IL Cavalry


William Harris

8th IL Cavalry


George E. Hicks

Company A, 51st IL Infantry


Reuben Clark Hill

51st IL Infantry


William F. Hoeft

Company A, 32nd IL Infantry


George Merritt Lake

Company A, 36th IL. Infantry


George McCollum

Company H, 8th IL Calvary


William Monaghan

Company B, 96th IL Infantry


James Neville

8th IL Cavalry


Chauncey D. Parker

Company D, 95th IL Infantry


Warren Elisha Powers

Company B, 96th Il. Infantry


George E. Prouty

Company I, 52 Il Infantry


Edwin R. Sensor

Company I, 15th Il. Infantry


William Tidmarsh

Company A, Unit 8, Il. Cavalry & 51st IL Infantry


Henry C. Werden

Company E, 134th IL Infantry


Edwin Clement Wheelock

Company I, 15th IL. Infantry



From the Illinois State Archives, the following men had a Wauconda residence listed:





















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