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Conrad L. Westerman
Private Conrad L. Westerman, Company B, 108th Illinois Infantry

Conrad L. Westerman enlisted as a Private on 12 August 1862.
He was mustered into Company 'B' of the Illinois 108th Infantry Regiment on 28 August 1862.
He served more than 35 months in the 117th New York Infantry, 13 August 1862 to 08 June 1865.

While Conrad L. Westerman was in service, the 108th Illinois Infantry regiment was engaged in the following battles that had a direct impact on the course of the war and / or a decisive influence on a campaign:
  • Chickasaw Bayou, Miss., 26-28 Dec 1862
  • Port Gibson, Miss., 01 May 1863
  • Champion's Hill, Miss., 16 May 1863.
  • Brice's Cross Roads [Tishomingo Creek], Miss., 10 June 1863
  • Siege, assault, capture of Spanish Fort, Ala., 26 March - 08 April 1865
  • Assault / capture of Fort Blakely, Ala., 09 April 1865

    Conrad L. Westerman was mustered out on 05 Aug 1865 at Vicksburg, Miss.

    Coincidentally, Conrad L. Westerman and my great-grand-father, Sgt. James R. Box, Company D, 14th Regiment, Texas Calvary, were opposing combatants in [Union] Maj. Gen. E.R.S. Canby’s Mobile Campaign. Sergeant James R. Box was captured in the battle of Spanish Fort.

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  • NPS CWSSS Regimental Histories
  • NPS CWSSS Battle Summaries
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