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Old Soldiers: Santa Cruz County Civil War Veterans
by Robert L. Nelson

MILLS, WILLIAM T (1839-1909)

American Civil War Research Database, Historical Data Systems

Headstone of W T Mills
W. T. Mills
Soquel Cemetery

Residence Beaver Creek IL; Enlisted on 2/1/1862 as a Private. On 4/10/1862 he mustered into "C" Co. IL 62nd Infantry. He was discharged on 4/11/1863

Sixth-Second Infantry (Three-Years)

Sixty-second Infantry. This regiment was organized at Camp Dubois, Anna, Ill., April 1O, 1862, and on April 22 was ordered to Cairo, leaving the latter place on May 7 for Paducah, Ky. In June it was ordered to Tennessee, where it remained during the summer and autumn, having no actual engagements, except some skirmishes with the enemy in December. In Aug., 1863, it was transferred to Arkansas and on Sept. 10 met the enemy near Little Rock, driving him back and compelling the evacuation of the place. On Jan. 9, 1864, the regiment re-enlisted as a veteran organization, and on Aug. 12, started to Illinois for veteran furlough, upon the expiration of which it returned to Pine Bluff, Ark. In April, 1865, the non-veterans of the regiment were ordered to Illinois for muster-out.

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