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John Charles Black

Residence Crawfordsville IN; a 22 year-old Student.

Enlisted on 4/14/1861 at Crawfordville, IN as a Sergt Major.

On 4/25/1861 he mustered into Field & Staff IN 11th Infantry 
He was Mustered Out on 8/4/1861 at Indianapolis, IN

On 9/18/1861 he was commissioned into Field & Staff IL 37th Infantry 
He Resigned on 8/15/1865
 (Residence listed as "Danville, IL")

He was listed as:
* Wounded 3/7/1862 Pea Ridge, AR (Severely wounded)
* Wounded 12/7/1862 Prairie Grove, AR (Severely wounded)

* Major 8/15/1861 (As of 37th IL Inf)
* Lt Colonel 7/17/1862 
* Colonel 2/1/1863 
* Brig-General 3/13/1865 by Brevet 

Other Information:
born 1/27/1839 in Lexington, Holmes Co., MS
Member of GAR Post # 5 (George H. Thomas) in Chicago, IL
Held GAR Offices:
* National Commander-in-Chief for 1903
* Dept Commander
died 8/17/1915 in Chicago, IL 
Buried: Spring Hill Cemetery, Danville, IL

Medal of Honor Information:
He was awarded the Medal of Honor
for action on 12/7/1862 at Prairie Grove, KY.
(Held regiment in exposed position)

Sources used by Historical Data Systems, Inc.:

CC John Charles Black Colonel 37th Illinois MOH

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