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Thomas LILLY

Dell Rapids Cemetery
Minnehaha County,
South Dakota

Birth: unknown
Death: Feb. 21, 1932

Thomas Lilly, Eldon Cook, John Lerum, Martin Grove, Peter Bowen Are Survivors – Old Soldiers Tell of Adventures During War of Rebellion

Dell Rapids, May 14 – Of the original membership of the Dalgren Post at Dell Rapids, there are remaining four Civil War veterans and one other, who lately moved to the city.

Thomas Lilly of Dell Rapids, aged 85, served three years in a duty regiment of Co. C, 102 Ohio Volunteer Infantry, enlisting Aug. 5, 1862, at 20 years of age.

War in "Duty" Regiment
The circumstances of war placed Mr. Lilly in a "duty" regiment. He fought in many skirmishes through Kentucky, Tennessee, and Alabama, and one three day battle at Decatur. He escaped injury, although being in a railroad wreck, and a steamboat disaster, where a number were killed, but suffered a siege of typhoid fever.

Three Wives Living

Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Lilly have only one daughter, Mrs. U.S. Earls, of Dell Rapids. Their grandson, Lester, is attending the state university at Madison, Wis., and their grand-daughter, Doreathea, high school at Dell Rapids. Mr. Lilly's sister, Mrs. Eliza Bitcher lives at Hoyt, Kansas. Two brothers deceased, fought in the southern army. Mr. and Mrs. Lilly have been married 54 years.

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This is only a portion of the article, that was which related to Mr. Lerum. Information from this article regarding the other members has been posted to their memorial page.
Argus Leader, page 18, unknown date.

Contributed on 4/23/09 by dellsfig68
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Record #: 7172

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Submitted: 4/23/09 • Approved: 4/24/09 • Last Updated: 8/14/15 • R7172-G0-S3

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