Posted By:Josh Hutchinson
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Subject:Re: 114th Illi. Inf. Vol. of Menard Co.
Post Date:October 04, 2000 at 23:38:42
Message URL:http://genforum.genealogy.com/il/menard/messages/96.html
Forum:Menard County, IL Genealogy Forum
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I have a picture of my great-great-great grandfather in his uniform. He served in the 114th from its established until it was mustered out. He enlisted as private and was a sergeant by war's end. His name was Claus Foss (Claas Fass on the rolls).
My cousin has the picture on her webpage:
http://hometown.aol.com/ckress1737/Foss/Photos.html
I can email you a larger version, if you'd like it.

Claus received a couple wounds in the war. One was when a bullet passed through an ear. The other was to one leg, which eventually made him lame, though he was able to be a productive farmer and drive wagon trains for many years.

Oddly enough, he claimed to have left Germany to get away from the wars.