Sunday, August 25, 2013

John M. Eddy, 13th., Illinois Infantry.

Taken from the 13th., Illinois Regimental History.

John M. Eddy. 

St. Charles. Kane county, Illinois ; born April 29, 1842 ; mustered May 21, 1861 ; mustered out June 18, 1864; served with company until detailed January 1863, on medical stall; was in battles of Wet Glaze and marched to Pea Ridge and Helena ; participated in every battle with regiment, including Chickasaw, Bayou and Arkansas Post. John was one of the boys. From date of muster out of service until March 1866, attended college ; entered railway service in March 1S66 ; from March 1866 to July 1872 was chairman, rodman, cashier and auditor engineering department, general town lot agent and assistant chief engineer Union Pacific Railway ; July 1872 to November 1873, superintendent construction Texas and Pacific Railway ; December 15, I873 to December 14 1883. president Fort Worth and Denver City Railway Company ; September 1877 to January 1878, superintendent and chief engineer Omaha and Republican Valley Road ; January 1878 to November 1879, general agent, freight, passenger and land departments, Kansas, Pacific and Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe roads ; was in Chicago Illinois ; November 1879 to November 1880 ; general superintendent construction Missouri Pacific, and Missouri, Kansas and Texas railways in Texas; November 1880 to July 1883, superintendent Missouri, Kansas and Texas railways in Texas ; July 1883 to November 18S3, superintendent, Texas and Pacific railway ; December 1, 1883 to May 15, 1888, general manager Omaha Belt railway : May 15, 1888, to February n, 1889, general manager International and Great Northern road ; appointed receiver of International road, February 11, 1889. Died at Pasadena, California, January 1891 of hemorrhage of the lungs.

Illinois Civil War Detail Report.

Name: M. EDDY, JOHN. Rank: PVT. Company: H. Unit: 13 IL US INF. Personal Characteristics. Residence: ST CHARLES, KANE CO, IL. Age: 19. Height: 6'. Hair: AUBURN. Eyes: BLUE. Complexion: LIGHT. Marital Status: SINGLE. Occupation: FARMER. Nativity: ST CHARLES, KANE CO, IL. Service Record. Joined When: MAY 24, 1861. Joined Where: DIXON, IL. Period: 3 YRS. Muster In: MAY 24, 1861. Muster In Where: DIXON, IL. Muster Out: JUN 18, 1864. Muster Out Where: SPRINGFIELD, IL.

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