|Birth||March 16, 1845|
|Death||March 13, 1935|
|Unit||32nd Illinois Infantry, Company B|
Private John JD Seick
Company B, 32nd Illinois Infantry
Seick (also spelled Seiks) was born in Tazewell County, Illinois on March 16, 1845. He was residing in Lincoln (Logan County), Illinois when he enlisted and mustered in the regiment on August 23, 1861. Seick re-enlisted in the regiment on January 2, 1864. Illinois records indicate that he deserted at Mount Pleasant, Kansas on July 23, 1865.
The 32nd Illinois Infantry was organized and mustered at Camp Butler, Illinois on December 31, 1861. During his enlistment, the regiment was involved in several major battles and campaigns. Some of them include:
Battle of Shiloh (TN) (April 6-7, 1862). Regimental losses were 42 killed and 33 wounded.
Siege of Corinth (MS) (April 29-May 30, 1862).
Siege of Vicksburg (MS) (June 12-July 4, 1863).
Atlanta (GA) Campaign (June 8-September 8, 1864).
General Sherman’s “March to the Sea” (GA) (November 15-December 10, 1864).
Siege of Savannah (GA) (December 10-21, 1864).
Campaign of the Carolinas (January-April 1865).
Battle of Bentonville (NC) (March 20-21, 1865).
At the Bennett House (Raleigh NC) when General Johnston surrendered the Army of Tennessee (April 26, 1865).
Grand Review of the Troops (Washington DC) (May 24, 1865).
The regiment was ordered to Fort Leavenworth, Kansas and was assigned to duty on the Great Plains until September 1, 1865.
Seick died on March 13, 1935 at the age of 89 years. He is buried in the Bainbridge Cemetery in Huntley (Harlan County), Nebraska. Seick was a member of the Oglesby Post (#284) of the Grand Army of the Republic in Huntley.
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Note: Veteran bios were compiled and written by Dean Podoll.