Invitation sent January 7, 1865 to Capt. C. T. Dunham and wife from Thos J Carlilse, Chairman, committee of invitation for Major General Thomas, Chattanooga, Tennessee to celebrate recent successes.

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Title

Invitation sent January 7, 1865 to Capt. C. T. Dunham and wife from Thos J Carlilse, Chairman, committee of invitation for Major General Thomas, Chattanooga, Tennessee to celebrate recent successes.

Description

Christopher Theodore Dunham was born Sept 24, 1836 in Berkshire, Tioga County, NY. He moved to Freeport, Stephenson County, IL around 1856 and in 1860 was elected county surveyor. In the spring of 1861 he enlisted as a corporal in Capt. Atkin's company in the 11th Illinois Regiment of the Union Army. He transferred to Noleman's Calvary Company and was mustered out July 5, 1862. He returned to Freeport where he again enlisted under the President's call of July 1. 1862 and was elected Captain of Company F, 92nd Illinois Volunteers. With his background as a surveyor, he was detailed as Topographical officer on the staff of Brigadier General A. Baird, commander of his regiment's division. He married Sarah (“Sadie” or “Saddie”) E. Cummings September 22, 1862 in Freeport, Illinois. In 1864 he was tendered by Governor Yates the commission of Lt. Col. but turned it down to remain on staff duty. He was also attached to HQ 3rd Div. Army of Kentucky and HQ 1st Div. Reserve Army Corps. After returning to Freeport he was again surveying, but in 1872 was admitted to the Elgin Insane Asylum, where he died January 27, 1878.

Date

January 7, 1865

Rights

Midway Village Museum

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Identifier

2013.70.35

Original Format

Invitation

Citation

“Invitation sent January 7, 1865 to Capt. C. T. Dunham and wife from Thos J Carlilse, Chairman, committee of invitation for Major General Thomas, Chattanooga, Tennessee to celebrate recent successes.,” Midway Village Museum - Digital Collections, accessed July 29, 2021, https://midwayvillagemuseumdigitalcollections.omeka.net/items/show/33.

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