G.A.R. Post: Lucius Day Post #123 Monroe, WA
145th ILLINOIS VOLUNTEER INFANTRY
Organized: Spring, 1864 Camp Butler, Springfield, IL
Mustered In: 6/9/64 Camp Butler, Springfield, IL
Mustered Out: 9/23/64 Camp Butler, Springfield, IL
150th ILLINOIS VOLUNTEER INFANTRY
Organized: 2/14/65 Camp Butler, Springfield, IL
Mustered In: 2/14/65 Camp Butler, Springfield, IL
Mustered Out: 1/16/66 Atlanta, GA
REGIMENTAL HISTORY: (145th)
Note: In the spring of 1864 Union General U.S. Grant launched his Overland Campaign southward into Virginia. This assault would ultimately bring an end to four years of bloody civil war. To prepare for this massive maneuver, "seasoned" Federal forces were pulled from numerous rear echelon sources and pushed into the "front line". To fill this void a number of short term regiments were recruited. The 145th and the 150th Illinois were two of these regiments.
The 145th was a "100 day" western theater regiment. Its written history reflects only the following:
With a numerical strength of 880 the 145th departed Illinois for the field on 6/12/64. During its term of service it performed guard duty.
Regimental losses: Officers killed or mortally wounded - 0; Officers died of disease, accident, etc. - 0; Enlisted men killed or mortally wounded - 0; Enlisted men died of disease accidents, etc. - 40.
REGIMENTAL HISTORY: (150th)
The 150th, a "one year" western theater unit was organized and mustered in at Springfield, IL on February 14, 1865. Four days later it left the state for the front, arriving at Bridgeport, Alabama on February 27th where it garrisoned two forts and blockhouses along the Nashville & Chattanooga Railroad between Bridgeport and Chattanooga.
On March 24th it departed Bridgeport and arrived at Cleveland, TN the following day. From there, on May 2nd it moved to Dalton, GA. The left wing of the regiment then marched to Spring Place, GA and garrisoned that town until the first of July. The right wing remained at Dalton.
The regiment left Dalton on July 7th and arrived at Atlanta the 8th, being the first regiment that passed over that road after the grand march of Union Gen. W. T. Sherman. It left Atlanta on August 14 and arrived the same day in Griffin, GA where it was assigned as follows: Cos. "A" and "E" at Griffin; "D" at Jackson; "C" at West Point; "F" at Newnan; "B" and "G" at LaGrange; "K" at Greenville; "H" at Franklin, and "I" at Atlanta.
On December 31, 1865 the unit was assigned to and headquartered at Atlanta. It remained there until January 16, 1866 when it was mustered out and returned to Springfield, IL for final payment and discharge.
Regimental losses: 58 enlisted men died of disease, accidents, etc.
Residence: Benjamineville or Padua, IL Age: 18 yrs. (as per mil. svs. rcds.)
Enlisted/Enrolled: 5/5/64 Rank: Pvt.
Mustered In: 6/9/64
Mustered Out: 9/23/64 Camp Butler, Springfield, IL
Highest Rank: Pvt.
Residence: Benjaminville or Padua, IL Age: 18 yrs. (as per mil.svs.rcds.)
Enlisted/Enrolled: 1/25/65 Rank: Pvt.
Mustered In: 2/10/65
Mustered Out: 1/16/66 Atlanta, GA
Discharged: (Date not Avail.) Springfield, IL
NOTE: At one time or another, most Civil War veterans received a U.S. Government pension based either on ailments which they traced back to their days of soldiering or, for just having served in the military. These still-available pension documents prove to be treasure trove of personal information on the veterans' post war activities. Until the late 1920’s these documents were maintained within the U.S. Pension Bureau. However, following World War One, with the numbers of Civil War combatants dwindling, records on those still living were transferred to the newly formed Veterans Administration. Unfortunately, over the years, some of those records assigned to the VA have become lost. Such is the case for the files pertaining to Henry L. Marot. That being said, the biographical profile which follows is based only on U.S. Census, and other, sometimes unclear or confusing, sources.
As best as can be determined, Henry L. Marot was born in or near Lima, Allen County, Ohio to Joseph/Jonas – with perhaps a middle name of Lewis - (b. 1786 Del) and Mary (no nee b. 1800 Del) Marot. No birth date is available and there are several-mentioned birth years. If one accepts Henry as being 18 years of age when he first enlisted in the U.S. Army on 5/5/64, then his year of birth was ca. 1846. However, according to the Dayton, Montgomery Co., Ohio U.S. census for 1850 Henry, and his twin brother Louis/Lewis, were only one year of age at the time. This would make his birth year 1849. An additional census notation refers to his year of birth as being 1847. Finally, his 1929 obituary noted his year of birth as being 1844 with the date and month being October 26th. While, it may not be accurate - he may have lied about his age - for our purposes herein we will acknowledge him as being 18 years of age when he entered the military and therefore accept 1846 as the year of his birth.
As per the 1850 census for Dayton, Montgomery, OH, Henry and his twin brother, Louis/Lewis R. was the youngest of ten Marot children. His/their older siblings were: Lewis (b. 1826 PA), Harry (b. 1828 PA), Jane (b. 1829 PA), John (b. 1831 PA), William (b. 1832 OH), Ann (b.1834 OH), Benjamin (b. 1836 OH) and Sam (b. 1838 OH). As noted by the children’s' places of birth, the Marot family moved from Pennsylvania to Ohio between 1831 and 1832.
In 1850 the Marots were in the chain making business. Involved in the trade were Joseph/Jonas, and his three eldest sons. A decade later, however, with only children Jane, Henry and Louis/Lewis in the household, the family had quitted Ohio and chain making and turned to farming in or near Padua, McLean County, IL.
May 5, 1864 found teenaged farm boy Henry enlisting in the U.S. Army for what would be the first of two hitches. While it is not documented in terms of the first enlistment, but is for the second, a likely inducement to join up was the offering of a financial bonus or "bounty." At enlistment Private Marot's vital statistics were as follows: 6' 3/4" in height - he was tall for the times the average height being approximately five feet, seven inches. (If, in fact, Henry was not 18 years of age at the time, his height may well have contributed to his being able to pass as being older than he actually was). Additionally, he had blue eyes, light hair and a "florid" complexion.
Five weeks into his 100 day enlistment, Private Marot landed in the hospital at Benton Barracks near St. Louis, MO. The reason for his hospitalization was apparently a case of the Rubella measles and dysentery. Illness would consume most of his 100 days.
In January, 1865 Henry again threw his hat into the military ring when he enlisted for a period of one year. On this occasion it is documented that he was paid a bonus/bounty of $100. Joining the same regiment and company on the same date was twin brother Louis/Lewis. While Henry would successfully complete his period of enlistment, Louis/Louis was not so lucky. He died March 15th, 1865 in Chattanooga, TN.
Wartime and military service behind him, exactly where Henry settled and what he did for a living is not known. His next sighting comes from the 1880 census in Pitkin, Gunnison County, Colorado where he was involved in mining. It was likely there, or at least someplace in Colorado, that in 1885 he married Lucretia Alice Bradford (b. 1855 MO). In 1900 Alice would note that, married once, she had born three children, all of whom were living. In 1910, however, she would tell that she had birthed two children, both of whom were living: Edward B. (b. 1886 CO) and Vivian M. (b. 1891 CO).
1900. The census for that year in Placerville, San Miguel County, Colorado listed Henry as mining for gold and silver. By 1910, when he and family were situated in Sedro Woolley, Skagit County, Washington, no line of employment is presented. A decade later, in 1920, Henry and Alice where still in Washington, but living at the time on a small farm located in the Snohomish County -south of Skagit County - community of Ludwig.
Former Civil War soldier Henry L. Marot died on December 2, 1929. His December 6th obituary in the Monroe, Snohomish County newspaper, the Monitor read as follows: Following a short period of indisposition rather than sickness, Henry L Marot, 85, died at the Snohomish general hospital early Monday morning. Funeral services were held from the Purdy & Sons Chapel on Wednesday a 2 p.m., with the Rev. G. F. Hopkins officiating. Internment followed in the IOOF cemetery here. Mr. Marot had not been up to his usual good health of late but he was not confined to his bed either, and the turn of the worse which required him to be taken to the hospital, came quit suddenly. Surviving the deceased are his wife Mrs. Alice Marot, a son, Edward B. Marot of Monroe, and a daughter, Mrs. Clifford Carpenter of Snohomish. Mr. Marot was born in Dayton, Ohio October 26, 1844 and his early childhood was spent in the state of Illinois, where at the age of 18 years he volunteered for service in the Union army. He served two enlistments in the Civil War and following its close came west to the vicinity of Denver, Colorado, and followed the activity of mining, in some of the more famous camps of that time. During the Apace uprisings in Arizona and New Mexico he served on volunteer scout duty and at one time joined with other citizens in conjunction with a U.S. Army regiment to drive the Indians into Mexico. For many years he was engaged in mining in the southwest and it was not until recent years that he came to the Puget Sound country. In 1885 he was united in marriage with Alice Bradford. Known to many Monroe people by his frequent visits here to the home of his son, Mr. Marot was highly regarded by those who knew him. He had a great regard for others and his affection was of the most unselfish kind. He was a man of great kindness of heart, and a host of friends have a tender memory for affectionate friend who so often performed charitable acts for them. The Monitor joins with others here in extending deepest sympathy to the relatives and friends surviving.
The 1930 census for Ludwig found Alice residing with married daughter Vivian and husband. She died on March 19 1932 and was buried beside Henry in Monroe.
Buried at Monroe IOOF Cemetery
Row: Old Section
Karyn Zielasko Weingarden
Snohomish , WA
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