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Friday, June 2, 2023

Bonnell and Bunnell Members of the Grand Army of the Republic Post in Aurora, Illinois

Whenever I receive a newsletter from a genealogy society I look for Bonnells and Bunnells. The latest issue of The Quarterly Journal of the Illinois State Genealogical Society (Spring 2003 Vol. 55 No. 1) has a wonderful article by David C. Bailey, Sr.; Roger L. Knigge, Pamela Nila, and Eric Pry: A Roster of Aurora Post #20 GAR in Aurora, Kane County, Illinois, Part 1.

It's an amazing article as every fact is supported by footnoted sources. If you have ancestors in Aurora, get hold of this article.

Three Bonnell-Bunnell men were members. I've linked the sources to associated web pages.

Alanson Dorman Bunnell 

Born 10 November 1817 in Connecticut. Died 25 June 1897; buried West Aurora Cemetery, Aurora, Illinois (Find A Grave Memorial 75642527)

Corporal, Company F, 2nd Connecticut Infantry, (Connecticut. General Assembly. Record of Service of Connecticut Men in the Army and Navy of the United States During the War of the Rebellion. Hartford, Connecticut: Case, Lockwood and Brainard, 1889. page 26.

Orville M. Bunnell

Born 4 August 1823 in Genoa, New York. Died 14 March 1896, Chicago, Cook County, Illinois. (Find A Grave Memorial 81668815) (Illinois Statewide Death Index, Pre-1916)

Quartermaster, Sergeant, Company I, 6th Ohio Calvary. (Official Roster of the Soldiers of the State of Ohio in the War of the Rebellion. 1861-1866, Vol 11 (eleven), p. 348)

William L. Bonnell

Born about 1845, in New York (based on age at enlistment)

Died 4 August 1918 Biloxi, Mississippi ("Organization Index to Pension Files of Veterans Who Served Between 1861 and 1900", National Archive Catalog ID 2588825–image available on

Private, Company C, 124th New York Infantry (Register of New York Regiments in the War of the Rebellion, Vol. 36, p. 513 "Age, 19 years. Enlisted at Syracuse, to serve one year, and mustered in as private, Co. C, September 4, 1864; mustered out with company, June 3, 1865, near Washington D.C.")

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