Illinois Soldiers at the Siege of Vicksburg
C. R. Dickinson, a 22-year-old unmarried farmer form Eureka, Woodford County, Illinois, mustered in the 17th Illinois Infantry, Company G in 1861. He served 3 years.
George J. Gordon was 17 years old when he enlisted in the 77th Illinois Infantry, Company C. The Ohio-born farmer was from Smithfield, Illinois in Peoria County.
Philip Blind, 8th Illinois Infantry, Company K, was a Jewish soldier who transferred from Company B of the 17th Illinois Infantry. He was a cooper, enlisting from Peoria, Illinois. Blind died of disease on August 12, 1865. His age at enlistment was 18.
Milan C. Edson of the 63rd Illinois Infantry, Company D, was 23 when he enlisted from Bloomington, McLean County, Illinois.