Facts and Events
Col. John B. Reid and Family by Franklin Thomas Reid booklet published for 50th anniversary of J.B. and Emma Reid 19 May 1903 copy in possesion of Scot Austin Cupertino, CA
John B. REID, retired, Greenville, was born in Ireland August 8, 1830; son of James and Isabella (BARCLAY) REID,who came to America in 1831, bringing a family of eight children, John B. then being only one year old. Alexander REID, thegrandfather of our subject, was a soap and tallow chandler in Ireland, and his son James, the father of our subject, learned the business of his father, but abandoned it for music, which he made the profession of his life. When he came to America, he made Nova Scotia his home for several years, and finally, in 1863, died in New Brunswick, his wife dying the year previous.They left six sons and four daughters, John B. being the youngest son. He was educated partly in New Brunswick, and partly in New York, and afterward learned the shoemakers trade, in which he continued until 1860, having come to Greenville from Boston in 1854. From 1856 to 1861, he was Postmaster at Greenville, and was Clerk of the Circuit Court from 1860 to 1868. In 1862, he enlisted in the One Hundred and Thirtieth Illinois Volunteer Infantry, and was elected Captain, but was commissioned as Major on the organization of the regiment; was afterward promoted to Lieutenant Colonel, and later, Colonel. While in the army, he was elected to the Clerkship of the Circuit Court, and the Government being appealed to, it was decided that he could hold the civil as well as the military office at the same time. He served about three years, having been wounded in the shoulder by a Minie-ball, and was taken prisoner and confined for a couple of months, when he was paroled. His wife was Miss Emma T. HOLDEN, of Woburn, Mass.; has five sons and five daughters; two oldest sons married and in business. Col. REID is a member of the Baptist Church, being a Deacon in the same; is Master of MasonicLodge, No. 245; is an Odd Fellow, an A. O. U. W., a temperance man and a Democrat. ROBINSON & REID, general loan and insurance agents. This enterprising business firm, composed of William E.ROBINSON and J. Ward REID, is one of the most wide-awake and prosperous in its line in Bond County. In one sense,this copartnership may be said to have existed longer than any other in Bond county, as Will and Ward were both born in thesame neighborhood, and in youth attended the same school. In 1876, they graduated at the Greenville High School, underProf. INGLIS. Mr. ROBINSON thentaught school one year, and Mr. REID entered upon a course of study at the IllinoisState University, at Champaign, and his schoolmate naturally enough came the next year. They each spent two years atChampaign, during which time the possibilities of a bright and prosperous business future became a favorite topic for conversation and discussionbetween them, which talk finally led to the abandonment of their studies. Mr. ROBINSON entered the Circuit Clerk's office, at Greenville, and during his nineteen months' connection with that office, he made a business trip to Colorado. During this time Mr. REID clerked in H. T. POWELL's drug store, Greenville. In the fall of 1880, they entered an abstract and insuranceoffice at Mt. Vernon, Ill., where they obtained practical ideas of their business. They formed their copartnership September,1881, and Mr. REID immediately commenced work upon a set of abstract books, which are now the most complete in thecounty and in fact the only ones, since all others are but indexes of the county records. Much time and labor have beenbestowed upon these books, and ROBINSON & REID have now the only complete set of abstract books in Bond County.these valuable records enable this firm to furnish to applicants abstracts of titles on much shorter notice and in less time thanany others. They are also making a specialty of fire and tornado insurance, and represent the Liverpool, London, and Globe;Continental, of New York, American, of Newark, N. J., the German, of Freeport, Ill., California, of San Francisco, and theManhattan, of New York. The first mentioned is the largest fire insurance company in the world, and the others are equallysafe, and each has its desirable features for the insurance of different classes of property. Mr. ROBINSON returned toGreenville in December, having, during the past summer, written up a complete set of abstracts of the records of PlatteCounty, Neb. Since that time this young and enterprising firm have been building up a business which shows the confidencethe people have in them as men of business and reliability.
- Civil War Soldiers and Sailors System. (National Park Service), Film Number M539 roll 74.
John B. Reid (First_Last)
Regiment Name 130, 77 Illinois Infantry
Soldier's Rank_In Lt. Colonel
Soldier's Rank_Out Lt. Colonel
Film Number M539 roll 74
UNION ILLINOIS VOLUNTEERS
130th Regiment, Illinois Infantry
Organized at Camp Butler, Springfield, Ill., and mustered in October 25, 1862. Moved to Memphis, Tenn., November 11-17, 1862. Attached to Reserve Brigade, District of Memphis, 13th Army Corps (Old), Dept. of the Tennessee, to December, 1862. District of Memphis, 16th Army Corps, to March, 1863. 2nd Brigade, 10th Division, 13th Army Corps, Army of the Tennessee. to July, 1863. 2nd Brigade, 4th Division, 13th Army Corps, Dept. of the Tennessee, to August, 1863, and Dept. of the Gulf to June, 1864. 3rd Brigade, 3rd Division, 19th Army Corps, Dept. of the Gulf, to October, 1864. Defences of New Orleans, La., to January, 1865. Consolidated with 77th Illinois Infantry January 25, 1865. Regiment revived June 23, 1865. 1st Brigade, 3rd Division, 13th Army Corps (New), Military Division West Mississippi, to August, 1865.
SERVICE.-Duty at Fort Pickering, Memphis, Tenn., till March 27. 1863. Moved to Milliken's Bend, La., March 27-31, and duty there till April 25. Movement on Bruinsburg and turning Grand Gulf April 25-30. Battle of Magnolia Hills, Port Gibson, May 1. Champion's Hill May 16. Big Black River Bridge May 17. Siege of Vicksburg, Miss. - May 18-July 4. Assaults on Vicksburg May 19 and 22. Advance on Jackson, Miss., July 5-10. Siege of Jackson July 10-17. Reconnoissance to Pearl River July 11. Camp at Big Black till August 13. Ordered to New Orleans, La., August 13, and duty there till October. Western Louisiana Campaign October 3-November 30. At New Iberia till December 6. Moved to New Orleans, thence to Pass Cavallo, Texas, December 6-20, and duty there till February, 1864. Reconnoissance on Matagorda Peninsula January 21. Moved to Algiers, thence to Franklin, La. Red River Campaign March 10-May 22. Advance from Franklin to Alexandria, La., March 14-26. Bayou De Paul, Carroll's Mills, April 8. Battle of Sabine Cross Roads April 8. Regiment mostly captured at Sabine Cross Roads and confined at Tyler, Texas, 13 months. Retreat to Morganza May 13-20. Garrison duty at New Orleans, La., June, 1864, to January, 1865. With 77th Illinois Infantry in Campaign against Mobile and its defences February to April. Siege of Spanish Fort and Fort Blakely March 26-April 9. Assault and capture of Fort Blakely April 9. Occupation of Mobile April 12. Expedition to Tombigbee River and McIntosh Bluffs April 13-May 9. At Mobile till July. Regiment reorganized at Mobile July 11, 1865. Ordered to New Orleans and mustered out August 15, 1865.
Regiment lost during service 2 Officers and 18 Enlisted men killed and mortally wounded and 4 Officers and 153 Enlisted men by disease. Total 177
UNION ILLINOIS VOLUNTEERS
77th Regiment, Illinois Infantry
Organized at Peoria, Ill., and mustered in September 3, 1862. Moved to Covington, Ky., October 4, 1862. Attached to 3rd Division, Army of Kentucky, Dept. of the Ohio, October, 1862. 2nd Brigade, 1st Division, Army of Kentucky, to November, 1862. 2nd Brigade, 10th Division, 13th Army Corps (Old), Department of the Tennessee, to December, 1862. 2nd Brigade, 1st Division, Sherman's Yazoo Expedition, to January, 1863. 2nd Brigade, 10th Division, 13th Army Corps, Army of the Tennessee, to August, 1863. 2nd Brigade, 4th Division, 13th Army Corps, Dept. of the Tennessee and Army of the Gulf, to January, 1864. 1st Brigade, 4th Division, 13th Army Corps, Dept. of the Gulf, to June, 1864. Defences of New Orleans, La., Dept. of the Gulf, June, 1864. 3rd Brigade, 3rd Division, 19th Army Corps, Dept. of the Gulf, to October, 1864. Defences of New Orleans, La., to February, 1865. 1st Brigade, 3rd Division, Reserve Corps, Military Division West Mississippi, February, 1865. 1st Brigade, 3rd Division, 13th Army Corps (New), Military Division West Mississippi, to July, 1865.
SERVICE.-March to Lexington, Ky., thence to Richmond, Ky., October 17-November 2, 1862. March to Louisville, Ky., November 11-17, thence to Memphis, Tenn., November 20-27, and duty there till December 20. Sherman's Yazoo Expedition December 20, 1862, to January 2, 1863. Chickasaw Bayou December 26-28. Chickasaw Bluff December 29, 1862. Expedition to Arkansas Post, Ark., January 3-10, 1863. Assault and capture of Fort Hindman, Arkansas Post, January 10-11. Moved to Young's Point, La., January 14-22, thence to Milliken's Bend March 9. Movement on Bruinsburg and turning Grand Gulf April 25-30. Battle of Port Gibson May 1. Battle of Champion's Hill May 16. Big Black River May 17. Siege of Vicksburg, Miss., May 18-July 4. Assaults on Vicksburg May 19 and 22. Surrender of Vicksburg July 4. Advance on Jackson, Miss., July 4-10. Siege of Jackson July 10-17. Duty at Vicksburg till August 25. Ordered to New Orleans August 25, and duty there till October 3. Western Louisiana Campaign October 3-November 30. At New Iberia till December 6. Moved to New Orleans December 6, thence to Pass Cavallo, Texas, December 8-20, and duty there till February, 1864. Reconnoissance on Matagorda January 21, 1864. Moved to New Orleans February, 1864. Red River Campaign March 10-May 22. Advance from Franklin to Alexandria March 14-26. Battle of Sabine Cross Roads April 8. Pleasant Hill April 9. Cane River Crossing April 23. At Alexandria and constructing dam across Red River April 26-May 13. Retreat to Morganza May 13-20. Mansura May 16. Moved to Baton Rouge, La., and duty there till August 1. Operations in Mobile Bay against Forts Gaines and Morgan August 2-23. Siege and capture of Fort Gaines August 3-8. Siege and capture of Fort Morgan August 8-23. At Morganza Bend, Mississippi River, till October, and Provost duty at New Orleans, La., till March, 1865. Campaign against Mobile, Ala., and its defences March 17-April 12. Siege of Fort Blakely and Fort Blakely March 26-April 8. Assault and capture of Fort Blakely April 9. Occupation of Mobile April 12. Expedition to Tombigbee River and McIntosh Bluffs April 13-May 9. At Mobile till July. Mustered out July 10, 1865.
Regiment lost during service 2 Officers and 66 Enlisted men killed and mortally wounded and 1 Officer and 137 Enlisted men by disease. Total 206.