Henry F. Leturno, I Company, 111th Regiment Illinois Infantry


Henry Francis Leturno Photo.jpg

Great, Great Grandfather of Roger L. Leturno

Born:  1838, Putnam County, Indiana

Died:  May 11, 1888, Jasper County, Illinois

Henry Francis Leturno was the oldest of four sons of Joseph and Theodicia (Hill) Leturno.  Henry married Mary Jane Bardsley on August 18, 1859.  They lived near Carlyle, IL and like his father, Henry was a farmer.  At age 24, married with two children he enlisted as a Private on August 15, 1862 for a period of three years.   Henry served with the I Company, 111th Illinois Infantry Regiment until the end of the war when he was transferred to the 48th Regiment on May 31, 1865 before mustering out in Little Rock, AR August 15, 1865.

No information is available on Private Leturno’s war experiences.  However, his regiment’s Civil War Service is as follows:

  • Organized at Salem IL and mustered in Sep 18 1862
  • Stayed at Camp Marshall (Salem) until Oct 31 1862
  • Moved to Cairo IL Oct 31st
  • Moved from Columbus KY to Fort Heiman KY[1] Mar 12-13 1863 and performed garrison duty until May 28 1863
  • Moved to Paducah KY May 28 1863 and with duty there until Oct 1863
  • Expedition to Conyersville TN Sep 1-10
  • Expedition to McLemoresville TN Sep 20-30
  • Moved to Eastport MS and there to Gravelly Springs AL and Pulaski TN Oct 31-Nov 12 1863
  • Duty at Pulaski TN and Decatur AL until Feb 25 1864
  • Moved to Decatur Junction Feb 25-27 1864
  • Capture of Decatur Mar 7 1864
  • Moved to Huntsville AL Mar 16-18 1864
  • Moved to Larkinsville AL until May 1 1864


Atlanta Campaign May 1-Sep 8 1864


  • Demonstrations on Resaca GA May 8-13
  • Near Resaca May 13
  • Battle of Resaca May 14-15
  • Advance on Dallas May 17-25
  • Operations on line of Pumpkin Vine Creek and battles about Dallas, New Hope Church and Allatoona Hills May 25-Jun 5
  • Operations about Marietta and against Kennesaw Mountain Jun 10-Jul 2
  • Assault on Kennesaw Jun 27
  • Nickajack Creek Jul 2-5
  • Chattahoochie River Jul 6-17
  • Battle of Atlanta Jul 22
  • Siege of Atlanta Jul 22-Aug 25
  • Ezra Chapel, Hood’s second sortie Jul 28
  • Flank movement on Jonesboro Aug 25-30
  • Battle of Jonesboro Aug 31-Sep 1
  • LoveJoy Station Sep 2-6


Operations against General Hood in North Georgia and North Alabama September 29-Nov 3


  • Bull’s Gap AL Oct 23
  • Turkeytown and Gadsden Road Oct 25


Sherman’s March to the Sea Nov 15-Dec 10

  • Siege of Savannah Dec 10-21
  • Assault on and capture of Fort McAllister Dec 13


Campaign of the Carolinas Jan to Apr 1865

  • Salkehatchie Swamps Feb 2-5
  • Cannon’s Bridge at South Edisto River Feb 8
  • North Edisto River Feb 12-13
  • Congaree Creek Feb 15
  • Columbia Feb 16-17[1]
  • Fayetteville NC Mar 11
  • Battle of Bentonville Mar 20-21
  • Occupation of Goldsboro Mar 24
  • Advance on Raleigh Apr 10-14
  • Occupation of Raleigh Apr 14
  • Bennett’s House Apr 26
  • Surrender of General Johnston and his army

March to Washington DC via Richmond VA Apr 29-May 19 1865

  • Grand Review May 24 
  • Mustered out Jun 7
  • Discharged at Springfield IL Jun 27 1865

111th Regimental Infantry losses during service

o   7 Officers and 75 Enlisted men killed and mortally wounded

o   2 Officers and 166 Enlisted men by disease

o   Total 250

 

After the war Henry returned back to farming in Madison County, IL until his death May 11, 1888.  He was survived by his wife and eight children. 


 

 

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