** Martin Vanburen Cannedy**
** Greenfield, Illinois**
** Oct. 4, 1864**
** Distinguished Service**
** Unit Numbers: 324**
Service Record: Enlisted as Private on Oct. 4, 1864 in Company H, 144th Infantry Regiment Illinois.
144th Inf. Regiment IL.
Date Mustered: July 14, 1865
** Regimental History Illinois 144th Infantry (One Year)**
One hundred and forty-fourth Infantry-Cols. Cyrus Hall
Lieut.-Cols. John H. Kuhn, James M. Morgan
This regiment was organized at Alton Illinois in the autumn of 1864 as a one year regiment. It was mustered into the service on Oct. 21 with a numerical strength of 1,159. In Jan. 1865, four companies were sent to St. Louis, where their term of service was spent, the other six companies remaining on guard duty at Alton. The regiment was mustered out July 14, 1865.
Source: The Union Army, vol.3 Ancestry.com