A nice quarter plate tintype of Lewis Conrad of the 106th Illinois Infantry.† The image has a full standing Conrad wearing a neat hat with feathers on the side.† He is also wearing his uniform vest and a four button sack coat.† He is standing in front of a painted back drop of tents and US flags.† Written on the back of the tin plate is "Lewis Conrad" in pencil.† The image is in a half box that was not original to the image and has another identification in it.†
SERVICE - Assigned to Provost duty at Jackson, Tenn., and as railroad guard along Mobile & Ohio R. R. till March, 1863. Repulse of Forest's attack on Jackson December 20, 1862. Railroad crossing Forked Deer River December 20 (Cos. "H," "I" and "K"). Moved to Bolivar, Tenn., March, 1863; thence to Vicksburg, Miss., May 31. Siege of Vicksburg, Miss., June 9 - July 4. Surrender of Vicksburg July 4. Ordered to Helena, Ark., July 29; thence moved to Clarendon, Ark., August 13, and to Duvall's Bluff August 22. Steele's Expedition against Little Rock, Ark., September 1-10. Bayou Fourche and capture of Little Rock September 10. Duty there till October 26. Pursuit of Marmaduke's Forces October 26 - November 1. Duty at Little Rock, Duvall's Bluff, Hot Springs, Lewisburg, St. Charles, Dardanelles and Brownsville, Ark., till July, 1865. Operations against Shelby north of the Arkansas River May 13-31, 1864. Action at Clarendon June 25-26. Scouts from Pine Bluff toward Camden and Monticello January 26-31, 1865. Expedition from Little Rock to Mt. Elba January 22 - February 4, 1865.
Mustered out July 12 and discharged at Springfield, Ill., July 24, 1865.
Regiment lost during service 3 Enlisted men killed and mortally wounded and 7 Officers and 188 Enlisted men by disease. Total 198.