Friday, January 17, 2014

Robert H. Vining, 112th., Illinois

From the 112th., Illinois History.
By Bradford F. Thompson.

Page 219. About one hundred recruits joined the 112th Illinois on the evening of the 16th of June. The next morning, before the movements of the day had commenced, one of them, Robert H. Vining, of Co. H, went out in front of the works to watch a detail of men engaged in digging a pit for a battery. He was cautioned by the men at work not to expose himself, but his curiosity got the better of him and he remained. In a few moments he was struck by a rebel musket ball, and was carried back severely wounded a wiser but sadder soldier. He lost a leg, and his military career was ended.

Page 392.  Robert H. Vining.  Recruit.  Enlisted and mustered in March 19, 1864 for 3 years.  Joined the company on Pine Mt., Georgia.  Wounded on the morning of June 17, 1864; Minnie ball through the leg; leg amputated and discharge February 19, 1865.  Residence of Clyde, Could County, Kansas.
Illinois Civil War Muster and Descriptive Rolls.

Rank PrivateCompany H Unit 112th., ILL., US INF, Residence CAMBRIDGE, HENRY CO, ILL., Age 19, Height 6', Hair LIGHT, Eyes GREY, Complexion LIGHT, Occupation FARMER, Nativity TIOGA CO, PA., Joined When MAR 19, 1864, Joined Where CAMBRIDGE, ILL., Period 3 YRS, Muster In MAR 19, 1864, Muster In Where SPRINGFIELD, ILL. DIED OF WOUNDS FEB 19, 1865 LOST LEFT LEG.

Authors Note.  Although it states he was a nativity of Tioga Pa.  doesn't mean he was born there only that he was living there at the time of his enlistment.

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