John P Souders

BirthJuly 27, 1845
DeathOct. 9, 1934
CemeteryTecumseh (Tecumseh)
PostHeckathorn (Tecumseh)
Unit151st Illinois Infantry, Company E

Private John P Souders

Company E, 139th Illinois Infantry (100 days/1864)

Company E, 151st Illinois Infantry (1 year/1865)

Souders (also spelled Sonders) was born in Hamilton County, Ohio on July 27, 1845. He was residing in Timber (Peoria County), Illinois when he enlisted in the 139th Illinois Infantry on May 31, 1864. He was mustered that next day and served until October 28, 1864 at Peoria, Illinois.

The 139th Illinois Infantry was organized and mustered at Peoria, Illinois on June 1, 1864. The regiment was involved in action against General Sterling Price’s invasion of Missouri in 1864.

Souders enlisted for a second time as a member of the 151st Illinois Infantry. He enlisted and mustered on February 10, 1865. Souders served nearly 1 year and was discharged on January 24, 1866 at Columbus, Georgia.

The 151st Illinois Infantry was organized and mustered for 1 year on February 23, 1865 at Quincy, Illinois. It was assigned to duty in Georgia until it was mustered out in January 1866.

Souders died on October 9, 1934 at the age of 89 years. He is buried in the Tecumseh Cemetery in Tecumseh (Johnson County), Nebraska. Souders was a member of the Heckathorn Post (#47) of the Grand Army of the Republic in Tecumseh.

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Note: Veteran bios were compiled and written by Dean Podoll.