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Henry Stark was a merchant from Sycamore Illinois. The "founding Colonel" of the the 52nd Illinois Infantry Regiment was Judge Isaac G. Wilson from Geneva, Illinois. Wilson resigned before 1861 ended because of illness. Also, John Christopher of the U.S. Army, who mustered the 52nd, threatened to turn the judge over to a grand jury for overcharging the government for horses bought for the local calvary regiment. (see Fold3) https://www.fold3.com/image/299554224 Major Henry Stark and Lt. Col. Wilcox signed a letter claiming fraud over rations before leaving for Missouri. (see Fold3)