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BOYD,Lars J. IL 08 Aug 1862 Priv
Claimed Residence in Lisbon Served Illinois Enlisted E Co.
91st Inf Reg. IL disch disability on 29 April 1863

BOYD,Louis P. IL 15 Jul 1861 Priv
Claimed Residence in Lisbon, Served Illinois,Enlisted D Co.
36th Inf Reg.IL Mustered Out on 10 October 1864.

John Thorson

Residence: Lisbon, Illinois Occupation:
Service Record:
Enlisted as a Private on 08 August 1862
Enlisted in Company E, 91st Infantry Regiment Illinois on 08 September 1862
Received a disability discharge on 13 March 1863
Illinois: Roster of Officers and Enlisted Men. (ILRoster) Published in 1900


Thomas Clarence Larson
U.S. military service record-Served as a SSG at Ft. Dodge Iowa during WWI. The following was taken from a letter In my grandmother's possession when she passed away.
The letterhead reads:

The School for Bakers and Cooks
Camp Dodge, Iowa

Dated Dec 17, 1918

To whom it may condern;
I have known Sergeant 1st Class Thomas C. Larson for the past year while he has been in the military service of the United States. He has always been an industrious, intelligent and faithful worker, absolutely honest and dependable at all times.
I do not hesitate to recommend him to anyone who wishes the services of a man who will at all times be loyal to those for whom he is working.

Signed: Carl F. Sunderland
Captain, A.G. Dept. U.S.A.

This information was had written By Kathryn Boyd Larson on the outside of an envelope containing an Army promotion document for Thomas Clarence Larson.

Important Army record of your dad who was a First Class Sergeant in the Army cooks and Bakers School.
First Class Quartermasters core was a good place to get off hand information. Your dad really was in the "Army secret Service" and the cooks and bakers school was an excellent place to get first hand information from off hand conversations among the workers in the food department.

The document on the inside of the envelope contained a promotion document that promoted Thomas Clarence Larson from Private to Sergeant First class on January 5 1918.