I hope this information will be useful to someone. I found it in a family bible presented to John Piles, Co B 97th of Ill. by the Christian Commission at Batan Rouge, LA in 1864. John Piles was born at Mudy Point, Coles Co., IL, Dec. 30, 1841. Thomas J. Piles was born Dec. 29, 1843. He married Elizabeth Critse or Critser June 17, 1867. He was born may 15th, 1846. Emma E. Piles was born March 26th, 1868.