Pvt. John Woods

IL Vol Inf, Co. B, 155th Reg

John Woods was a resident of Bridgeport, Illinois at the time of his enlistment.  He enlisted and was mustered into service on February 24, 1865.  He was discharged on September 14, 1865.  He then became a member of the Frank P. Blair G.A.R. Post #1 in St. Louis, Missouri.

The 155th Infantry Illinois Volunteers was organized at Camp Bulter, Illinois by Colonel Gustavas A. Smith and was mustered in on February 28, 1865 for one year.  On March 2, 1865 the Regiment, 904 strong, moved via Louisville and Nashville to Tullahoma, Tennessee and reporting to General Milroy, was assigned to the command of Brevet Brigadier General Dudley.  On June 17, 1865, the Regiment was divided into detachments of 20 or 30 men each and assigned to guard duty on the Nashville and Chattanooga Raliroad occupying the block houses from Nashville to Duck River, a distance of 50 miles.

On September 4, 1865, the Regiment mustered out of service and moved to Camp Butler, Illinois where it received final pay and discharge.

Submitted for Charter Member:

Aneline Eichelberger, Daughter, Initiated 8-22-1930