1843 - 1864 — Caldwell Co., KY Alexander Co., IL Scott Co., MO
Samuel P Dunning was born on 14 January 1843 in Probably Caldwell County, Kentucky. His parents, George W Dunning and Viney Parker, had married in Princeton, Caldwell County, Kentucky on 20 May 1838. Samuel P Dunning can be found on the 1850 Alexander County, Illinois Census age 7 (1843), born in Kentucky. Samuel P Dunning can also be found on the 1860 Sandyland Township, Scott County, Post Office Benton, Missouri Census, he is age 16 (1844), born in Kentucky. His occupation is “Farmhand”. Samuel P Dunning enlisted on 20 August 1862 at Benton, Scott County, Missouri, as a Private, in Company G, 29th Infantry Regiment of Missouri Volunteers, Commanded by Captain McGarvey for 3 years or during the War. He was mustered into rank/service 18 September 1862 at Benton Barracks. On the Muster Roll for the months of November and December, 1862 Samuel P Dunning is reported “Sick in Hospital at Cape Girardeau since December 8, 1862”, “Reported Absent Sick to August 31, 1863”. On the Muster Roll for the months November and December 1863, Samuel P Dunning is reported “Missing in Action at Ringgold, Georgia, November 27, 1863, the Company was in action that date”, “Died at Andersonville, Georgia August 22, 1864 while a Prisoner of War”, “Prisoner of War Records show Samuel P Dunning Co. G 29 MO or ME admitted to Hospital at Andersonville, Georgia March 6, 1864 and died August 22, 1864 of Dysenteria”. The Confederate Prison of War at Andersonville, Sumter County, Georgia is now a National Historical Site, Samuel P Dunning’s Grave Number is 6438. Samuel P Dunning left no Wife or Children.
29th Regiment, Missouri Infantry
Organized at Benton Barracks, Mo., and St. Louis, Mo., July to October, 1862. Moved to Cape Girardeau, Mo. Companies "A"' "B," "C," "D" and "E" September 12; Companies "F," "G" and "H" September 22; Company "I" September 25, and Company "K" October 22, 1862. Attached to Cape Girardeau, Dept. of Missouri, to December, 1862. 1st Brigade, 11th Division, Right Wing 13th Army Corps (Old), Dept. of the Tennessee, to December, 1862. 1st Brigade, 4th Division, Sherman's Yazoo Expedition, December 22, 1862, to January 3, 1863. 1st Brigade, 1st Division, 15th Army Corps, Army of the Tennessee, to December, 1863. 2nd Brigade, 1st Division, 15th Army Corps, to April, 1864. 3rd Brigade, 1st Division, 15th Army Corps, to September, 1864. 1st Brigade, 1st Division, 15th Army Corps, to November, 1864. Unattached, 15th Army Corps, to June, 1865.
SERVICE.-Duty at Cape Girardeau, Mo., till November 10, 1862. Moved to Patterson, Mo., November 10-17. Return to Cape Girardeau November 25-29. Moved to Helena, Ark., December 8-16. Sherman's Yazoo Expedition December 22, 1862, to January 3, 1863. Chickasaw Bayou December 26-28. Chickasaw Bluff December 29. Expedition to Arkansas Post, Ark., January 3-10, 1863. Assault and capture of Fort Hindman, Arkansas, January 10-11. Moved to Young's Point, La., January 17-22, and duty there till March. At Milliken's Bend till April. Expedition to Greenville, Black Bayou and Deer Creek April 2-14. Demonstration on Haines and Drumgould's Bluffs April 29-May 2. Moved to join army in rear of Vicksburg via Richmond and Grand Gulf May 2-14. Jackson, Miss., May 14. Siege of Vicksburg May 18-July 4. Assaults on Vicksburg May 19 and 22. Advance on Jackson, Miss., July 4-10. Siege of Jackson July 10-17 Bolton's Depot July 16. Briar Creek, near Clinton, July 17. Clinton July 18. At Big Black till September 27. Moved to Memphis, thence march to Chattanooga, Tenn., September 27-November 21. Operations on Memphis & Charleston Railroad October 20-29. Cherokee Station October 21 and 29. Cane Creek October 26. Tuscumbia October 26-27. Chattanooga-Ringgold Campaign November 23-27. Lookout Mountain November 23-24. Mission Ridge November 25. Ringgold Gap, Taylor's Ridge, November 27. Moved to Bridgeport, Ala., December 2; thence to Woodville, Ala., December 23, and duty there till March 20, 1864. At Cottonville till April 30. Atlanta (Ga.) Campaign May 1 to September 8. Demonstration on Resaca May 8-13. Battle of Resaca May 13-15. Advance on Dallas May 18-25. Battles about Dallas, New Hope Church and Allatoona Hills May 25-June 5. Operations about Marietta and against Kenesaw Mountain June 10-July 2. Brush Mountain June 15-17. Assault on Kenesaw June 27. Nickajack Creek July 2-5. Chattahoochie River July 6-17. Battle of Atlanta July 22. Siege of Atlanta July 22-August 25. Ezra Chapel, Hood's 2nd Sortie, July 28. Flank movement on Jonesboro August 25-30. Battle of Jonesboro August 31-September 1. Lovejoy Station September 2-6. Operations in North Georgia and North Alabama against Hood September 29-November 3. Ship's Gap, Taylor's Ridge, October 16. Regiment led advance of the 15th Army Corps on march to the sea November 15-December 10. Near Stockbridge November 15. Clinton November 22. Station 5, Georgia Central Railroad, December 4. Little Ogeechee River December 5. Siege of Savannah December 10-21. Campaign of the Carolinas January to April, 1865. Hickory Hill, S. C., February 1. Angley's Postoffice and Buford's Bridge February 4. Duncanville February 5. Fishburn's Plantation, near Lane's Bridge, Salkehatchie River, February 6. Cowpen's Ford, Little Salkehatchie River, February 6. Binnaker's Bridge, South Edisto River, February 9. Orangeburg February 11-12. Wolf's Plantation February 14. Congaree Creek February 15. Columbia February 16-17. Lynch's Creek February 26. Expedition to Florence and skirmishes March 4-6. Battle of Bentonville, N. C., March 20-21. Occupation of Goldsboro March 24. Advance on Raleigh April 10-14. Near Nahunta Station April 10. Beulah April 11. Occupation of Raleigh April 14. Bennett's House April 26. Surrender of Johnston and his army. March to Washington, D. C., via Richmond, Va., April 29-May 20. Grand Review May 24. Moved to Louisville, Ky., June. Mustered out June 12, 1865.
Regiment lost during service 7 Officers and 68 Enlisted men killed and mortally wounded and 3 Officers and 291 Enlisted men by disease. Total 369.