John Jefferson Green

John Jefferson Green
Copyright (c) January 1997-present  Scott and Gwen Green



Company I
58th Illinois Infantry
United States
Civil War

Grand Army Of The Republic (used by permission of The Flag Guys )

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 United States Private (not John Jefferson Green)
John Jefferson Green
4 April 1841
6 January 1926

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Military Record
58th Illinois Infantry

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source:  Unknown

John Jefferson Green, son of William and Mary Green, was born April 4, 1841; departed this life January 6, 1926, aged 84 years, 9 months and 2 days.   He was united in marriage to Miss Elizabeth McDaniel, and to this union seven children were born, only two of whom survive.  He was again united in marriage Dec. 31, 1879, and to this union was born one son, Alfred, with whom he made his home. He leaves to survive him three children, Mrs. Emma Bowers, Mrs. Ella Lingle, and Alf Green, all of McLeansboro, three brothers, two sisters, six grandchildren and twelve great grandchildren, and a host of other relatives and friends.

He professed faith in Christ some forty years ago and united with the Mt. Pleasant Christian Church. He told his family that he was ready and willing to go when his Saviour called. 

He heard the call of his country, and enlisted in Company I, 58th Illinois Volunteer Infantry, and served his country well until the close of the War.

Uncle Jeff had spent all of his life near where he was born and he will be greatly missed by his family and many friends, but our loss is his gain.

We should not weep as those that have no hope in Christ. In his quiet, unostentatious way he lived his daily life, doing his duty at all times and under all circumstances, leaving as honorable a record in civil life as he had made when he responded to the call of his country in the dark days of 1864, the time that tried men's souls. He left an example worthy of emulation alike for young and old.

Funeral services were conducted at Mt. Pleasant church by Walter Sanders. Burial in cemetery at same place.

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Military Record
source: Civil War Soldiers And Sailors System

US soldiers

John J. Green

Regiment Name: 58th Illinois Infantry
Side: Union
Company:  I
Soldier's Rank In: Private
Soldier's Rank Out: Private

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source: Roster of Company I 58th Illinois Infantry
Federal officers

1st Lieutenants - John O. Kane, David J. Lynch
2nd Lieutenants - James M. Howard, Job Maxom

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58th Illinois Infantry
source: 58th Illinois Infantry Dyer's Regimental History
Union troops

11 Feb 1862

Organized at Camp Douglas, Chicago IL
11-13 Feb 1862 Moved to Cairo IL, then to Fort Donelson TN
14-16 Feb 1862 Investment and capture of Fort Donelson TN
18 Feb to
6 Mar 1862
Occupation of Fort Henry TN
6-25 Mar 1862 Moved to Savannah then to Pittsburg Landing TN
6-7 Apr 1862 Fought in Battle of Shiloh TN, most of troops captured, organized with remnants of Iowa Infantry into the Union Brigade, Army of the Tennessee
29 Apr
to 30 May 1862
Advanced on and present at siege of Corinth MS
31 May
to 6 June 1862
Pursuit to Booneville
Oct 1862
Duty at Corinth MS
18-20 Sep
Marched to Iuka
3-4 Oct 1862 Fought at Battle Of Corinth MS
5-12 Oct 1862 Pursuit to Ruckersville
19 Nov 1863 Skirmish at Obion River near Union City TN
21 Jan 1864 Ordered to Vicksburg MS
3 Feb to
2 Mar 1864
Meridian campaign
10 Mar
to 12 May 1864
Red River campaign
14 Mar 1864 At Fort DeRussy
16 Mar 1864 Occupation of Alexandria
9 Apr 1864 Fought at Battle of Pleasant Hill
20-21 Apr 1864 Natchitoches
22-24 Apr 1864 Cloutiersville
26 Apr to
13 May 1864
At Alexandria
13-20 May 1864 Retreated to Morganza
16 May 1864 At Mansura
18 May 1864 At Yellow Bayou
22 May to
10 June 1864
Moved to Vicksburg MS then to Memphis TN
6 June 1864 At Lake Chicot AR
5-21 Jul 1864 Smith's Expedition to Tupelo MS
13 Jul 1864 Near Camargo's Cross Roads
14-15 Jul 1864 At Harrisburg MS, near Tupelo
15 Jul 1864 At Old Town (Tishamingo Creek)
1-31 Aug 1864 Smith's Expedition to Oxford MS
7-9 Aug 1864 At Tallahatchie River
23 Aug 1864 At Abbeville
2-10 Sep 1864 Mowe's Expedition to Brownsville AR
17 Sep to
19 Nov 1864
March through Arkansas and Missouri in pursuit of Price
21 Nov to
1 Dec 1864
Moved to Nashville TN
15-16 Dec 1864 Fought at Battle of Nashville
17-28 Dec 1864 Pursuit of Hood to the Tennessee River
Until Feb 1865 Moved to Eastport MS and on duty there
9 Jan 1865 Expedition from Eastport to Iuka
8-26 Feb 1865 Moved to New Orleans LA
26 Feb to
6 Mar 1865
Moved to Dauphin Island AL
9 Apr 1865 Assualt and capture of Fort Blakely
12 Apr 1865 Occupation of Mobile AL
13-25 Apr 1865 Marched to Montgomery AL
Until Apr 1866 On duty at Montgomery and in District of Alabama
15 Apr 1866 Mustered out

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