Looking for info for : Augustus Bradley Sweeney
Enlisted Co. E 51st Illinois Infantry as a second lieutenant from three years, on 20 Sep 1861 in Chicago, IL.
Mustered in 24 Dec 1861 at Chicago, and was honorably discharged on 28 Oct 1862
Note: This date from the United States is a month earlier than the date shown by the State of IL. (29 Nov 1862)
Spelling of name sometimes listed as A.B. Sweeny, which is a incorrect spelling.
It is likely that he was severely wounded at a battle in October/Nov 1862, Battle of Chickamauga
He was appointed 2nd lieutenant in the Veteran Reserves Corps on 10 July 1863, by Abraham Lincoln, Washington, June 20, 1864
He was a member of; Encampment No. 69 Union Veteran Legion -
which stated in a newspaper article of 29 May 1897, in Washington DC: " Four member of the Command have passed away since Memorial Day 1896, among them were Augustus B. Sweeney."
He was buried 1896, in Arlington Cemetery, Prague, Lincoln County, Oklahoma USA (a private cemetery)
Any information or photos of him would be appreciated.