10th Illinois Volunteer Cavalry

Regiment Personnel


Dawn HenryDawn Henry - Low Point, Illinois

Portrays Margaret, the wife of Col. Dudley Wickersham. Dawn is the wife of Theodore Henry, the Regiment commander. Her brother, Major Chuck Milburn, is the Commander of First Battalion. . When she is not wearing a hoop skirt, she is the Chief Bugler for the Regiment, portraying Lt. Fredrick Miller. She also plays French Horn and E Flat Alto Horn in the 10th Illinois Volunteer Cavalry Regiment Band for which she is the manager. She is well versed in the lives of women in the Civil War, uniformed or otherwise, and welcomes any opportunity to discuss their roles during the conflict.

Dr.Sandra Yeh Sandra Yeh Kane - Springfield, Illinois

Sandy is the wife of Lt Colonel Gregory M. Kane, Company A, mother of Corporal "Duke" Kane, Company A, and First Lieutenant Remington Kane, Company A. Sandy enjoys period dancing, especially at Grand Military Balls. Sandy portrays a Vivandiere, often called the Daughter of the Regiment, who would provide care for the wounded and improve the morale of the soldiers. When she is not dancing or modeling correct 1860's etiquette, Sandy is an eye surgeon.

Jo Grayson, R.N.Jo Grayson - Pace, Florida

Jo is the Chief Nurse assigned to Medical staff. Jo has also been the cook for the Army. In real life, Jo is a retired registered nurse and lives in Florida. Jo participates in monthly Civil War Living History weekends at Fort Zachary Taylor State Historic Site in Key West, Florida, where her kowledge of Civil War medicine is a real crowd pleaser. In her spare time, she enjoys her grandchildren, gardening, volunteering, and travelling.

Civilian Shea IngramShea Ingram - Springfield Ilinois

Shea portrays a civilian laundress who was assigned to a regiment and would take on this task from the soldiers in the camp. Shea has also "cooked for the army." Shea has two grandsons, Ian and Elias Homeier, who are dismounted troopers in Company D. She also has two grandsons, Micah and Atticus, who are recruits in the regiment. Shea is a retired respiratory therapy practioner. When she is not reenacting, Shea enjoys handwork, reading and volunteering

Civilian Barbra ChanceyBarbra Chancey - Lake Kiowa, Texas

Barbra portrays a civilian that followed her husband to war. She is married to Corporal Matt Chancey of Company D. She loves horses as well as practically all animals, She and Matt live in Texas.

In Memoriam - Jon Austin - Jacksonville, Illinois

Portrayed Dr. Benjamin F. Lyford, M.D.,
Embalming surgeon of Washington D.C.

Jon came to the 10th Cavalry with an extensive knowledge of historic embalming and funeral customs. He had varied interests which included research in genealogy, local history, 19th century social history, textiles, and performing first person living history. He appeared on the History Channel as an authority on funeral customs, including the funeral and burial of President Lincoln. Jon was the co-chairman of the 2015 Lincoln Funeral Coalition's reenactment in Springfield, Illinois. He was last employed by FEMA in disaster relief in Puerto Rico after the hurricanes there. Jon was well known across the nation, and his death has been felt far and wide. His seemingly inexhaustible knowledge about so many subjects has left a void that will be hard to fill. Jon died unexpectedly on November 24, 2020. He was 61 years old.