Re: Milton Stewart Colp and large family--Southern Illinois
Milton Stewart Colp's Civil War service records are available online at the Illinois Veterans Civil War database at this link:
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COLP, MILTON SPVTA128 IL US INFFRANKLIN CO, IL
COLP, MILTON SPVTH31 IL US INF
He was a private and 43 years old when he served. His son John also served as I recall.
If you go to the database above and click on his name, it will take you to his records.
Best of luck in your searches...