John A. Spracklin, the son, his Civil War Service..

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John A. Spracklin served in the Civil War from Illinois.  He was a son of John and Lydia Spracklin.

John’s Civil War service record was in the possession of a cousin and she shared the information with me.  It is difficult to read the service cards because the writing is very light and patchy.  I did my best and even darkened the cards but it is difficult.

John A. Spracklin served from 6 September 1862 to 19 June, 1863 which is approximately 9 months before he was killed in action.

Below is a summary of his Civil War Service record cards:

J.A.Spracklin First Card

J.A.Spracklin First Card

1. S, 116 Ill. J.A. Spracklin, Priv. Capt. Dobson’s Co. 116 Reg’t Illinois Inf. age 25 years. Decatur, Illinois: Sept 6, 1862 muster-in date Sept 6, 1862. Joined for duty and enrolled When Aug 14, 186[2] Where Shelby Co., period 3 years.

2. S 116 Ill: J.A. Spracklin, Priv. Co. H, 116 Reg’t Illinois Infantry for date Oct. 31, 1862, Absent without pay 8 days.

3. S 116 Ill: J.A. Spracklin, Priv. Co. H., 116 Reg’t Illinois Infantry. for _____& Enrollment Dec. 31, 1862. Absent. Absent without leave Nov. 26, 1862 Memphis.

4. S 116 Ill:  John A Spracklin, Priv. Co. H, 116 Reg’t Illinois Infantry for Jan and Feb 1863. Deserted at Memphis ____Nov. 26, 1863.

5. S 116 Ill:  John A Spracklin, Priv. Co. H, 116 Reg’t Illinois Infantry for Jan & Feb 1863. Deserted at Memphis [Term] Nov. 26, 1863?

6. S 116 Ill:  John A Spracklin, Priv. Co. H, 116 Reg’t Illinois Infantry for April 10, 1863 Present.

7. S 116 Ill:  John A Spracklin, Priv. Co. H, 116 Reg’t Illinois Infantry for Mch and April 1863 Present.  

8. S 116 Ill:  John A Spracklin, Priv. Co. H, 116 Reg’t Illinois Infantry Appears on Co. Muster Roll, dated for Washington D.C. June 1865, Last paid Feb. 28, 1863, Clothing acccount:  drawn since $37.77. Bounty paid $25.00; due $75.00. Died June 19, 1863 from woods recev’d in action at Vicksburg Miss. May 19, 1963.

Summary Card John A. Spracklin

Summary Card John A. Spracklin

9. S 116 Ill:  John A Spracklin, Priv. Co. H, 116 Reg’t Illinois Infantry for May & June, 1863. Died of wound in Inv. Hospl June 19, 1863.

Because of the difficulty in reading the services cards the question of his desertions maybe be suspect.  He was apparently a prisoner of war for a period of time, here is the card with notes:

Prisoner of War Card for J.A. Spracklin

Prisoner of War Card for J.A. Spracklin

So review these with care and copies are available from the compiler upon request.

Below are two casualty sheets for John A. Spracklin:

J.A. Spracklin Casualty Sheet

Casualty Sheet for J.A. Spracklin

Another Casualty Sheet for JA Spracklin

Another Casualty Sheet for John Spracklin

More information about John’s regiment the 116th Illinois Infantry Regiment:

http://civilwar.illinoisgenweb.org/reg_html/116_reg.html

Vicksburg, National Park Service website is very good with lots of information about this battle and the soldiers.

http://www.nps.gov/vick/index.htm

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