History of the 85th Illinois Volunteers
Illinois Volunteer Infantry

by
Henry J. Aten


CHAPTER XXVIII.
Pages 360-374
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     Company B was enrolled at Havana by James R. Griffith between July 18 and August 22, 1862. This company was credited to Mason, nut in fact very many of the men enlisted from Fulton county. Unfortunately the muster-in roll of this company is defective, seldom if ever giving the residence at enlistment, and not often the occupation or birth-place of the men.
     At the organization of the company the following commissioned officers were elected: James R. Griffith, captain; Charles W. Pierce, first lieutenant, and John A. Mallory, second lieutenant.
     The company was mustered in with 96 officers and men, of whom 11 were killed in battle or died of wounds received in action, and 19 were wounded who lived to be discharged or mustered out, 12 died of disease, 22 were discharged, 6 were transferred, and but 33 present at the final muster out.
     During the three years’ service Company B was never found wanting, and now at the end of thirty-five years its survivors look with pride upon its record. Three of its members lost and arm and seven were killed within thirty minutes at the battle of Peach Tree creek. The following is


THE COMPANY ROSTER


CAPTAIN JAMES R. GRIFFITH (promoted lieutenant colonel, see field and staff).

FIRST LIEUTENANT CHARLES W. PIERCE was born in Benton, Yates county, New York, October 7, 1823, removed to Illinois in 1855, and was a mechanic when he enlisted from Havana. He was elected first lieutenant at the organization of the company served through the Kentucky campaign and until November 2, 1863, when he was transferred to the Veteran Reserve corps, was slightly wounded at the battle of Perryville, Ky., October 8, 1862. He acted as sub-commissioner of refugees, freedmen, and abandoned lands for a district composed of fifteen counties in western Alabama, under General Swain, was promoted major, and was mustered out with that rank at Demopolis, Ala., January 1, 1868. He was assessor of internal revenue for the First district of Alabama and a member of the fortieth congress from the Fourth district of that state. He removed to Nebraska in 1872, was a member of the constitutional convention in 1875, was twice a member of the state senate, and served a term as register of the United States land office. He is engaged in farming and stock raising, and resides at Waverly, Lancaster county, Nebraska.

FIRST LIEUTENANT ALBERT D. CADWALLADER was born in Harveysburgh, Warren county, Ohio, July 25, 1846, removed with his parents to Illinois in 1855, and was attending school when he enlisted from Havana, Ill. He was chosen corporal at the organization of the company, promoted first sergeant in 1863 and to first lieutenant November 2, 1863. He was slightly wounded at Buzzard Roost, Ga., February 25, 1864, and received a wound at the battle of Peach Tree creek, July 19, 1864, which caused the loss the his right arm and disabled him for further service. He was honorably discharged April 4, 1865, returned home, studied telegraphy and became quite an expert in that line, was connected with the Chicago and Alton railroad for several years, was afterwards postmaster at Lincoln, Ill., where he now resides, for seventeen years, read law and was admitted to the bar in 1883, and is now clerk of the supreme court, central grand division of Illinois, with headquarters at Springfield.

FIRST LIEUTENANT JOHN W. PATTON was born in Havana, Mason county, Illinois, August 9, 1844, and was attending school when he enlisted as a private from his native town. He served with his company to the close of the war, was promoted sergeant, and on May 19, 1865, to be first lieutenant. He was mustered out with the regiment, and returned to Havana, Ill., where he learned and worked at the trade of a carpenter. Between the years 1872 and 1879 he served as marshal and deputy sheriff of Mason county, removed to Colorado in 1879. Is a carpenter and builder and now resides at Canon City, Fremont county, Colorado.

SECOND LIEUTENANT JOHN A. MALLORY enlisted as a private from Havana at the age of thirty-two years, and was elected second lieutenant at the organization of the company. He served in that capacity through the Kentucky campaign, and resigned his commission at Nashville, Tenn., January 24, 1863, and returned home. He died November 25, 1893.

SECOND LIEUTENANT GEORGE MYERS [MEYERS] enlisted from Havana at the age of thirty-six years, and was chosen sergeant at the organization of the company. HE was promoted second lieutenant January 24, 1863, and served with his company until January 24, 1864, when he resigned and returned home. When last heard from he was living in Florida.

FIRST SERGEANT WILLIAM S. ALLEN (promoted sergeant major, see field and staff).

FIRST SERGEANT GEORGE D. PRIOR enlisted at the age of twenty-six, and was chosen second sergeant at the organization of the company. He was promoted to be first sergeant, and served with his company until killed at the battle of Peach Tree creek, Georgia, July 19, 1864. His remains are buried at No. 1910 in the national cemetery at Marietta, Ga.

FIRST SERGEANT CHARLES T. KISLER was born in Washington county, Pennsylvania, February 15, 1842, and removed with his parents to Illinois in 1855. He was a farmer when he enlisted as a private from Mason county. While the regiment was at Louisville, Ky., he was detached and placed in charge of confiscated property. He was slightly wounded at the battle of Peach Tree creek, Georgia, July 19, 1864, and was promoted to be first sergeant. He was commissioned captain on May 19, 1865, but the company was too small to permit his muster, and he was mustered out with the regiment as first sergeant. He returned to Mason county, where he is engaged in farming, and now resides in Havana, Ill.

SERGEANT JOHN G. AKERSON enlisted as a private from Fulton county at the age of thirty-three, and was chosen sergeant at the organization of the company. He served with his company through the Kentucky campaign, and was discharged for disability at Nashville, Tenn., February 8, 1863. He returned to Fulton county, and now resides at Lewiston, Ill.

SERGEANT ISRAEL J. ALDEN enlisted as a private at the age of thirty-three years, and was honored by his comrades by being chosen sergeant at the organization of the company. But their confidence in his loyalty was misplaced, and he appears to have made a business of “leaping of the bounty”. He deserted and enlisted in the Eighth Missouri, deserted and joined the Sixtieth Illinois, was arrested and returned to Company B, and finally deserted again May 13, 1865. His subsequent career is unknown to the writer, but it has doubtless been downward, if he ever found lower depths for his peculiar genius to explore.

SERGEANT JOHN H. CLEVELAND enlisted from Mason county at the age of twenty-five years, was chosen corporal at the organization of the company, and was promoted sergeant. He served with his company through all campaigns and battles in which the regiment was engaged until wounded at the battle of Peach Tree creek, Georgia, July 19, 1864. As a result of this wound his right are was amputated, and he was confined in the hospital to the close of the war. He was absent on account of wound when the regiment was mustered out, and was honorably discharged from the hospital soon after. A piece of a percussion cap from his gun struck him in the face in one of the battles he was engaged in, making what was thought at the time an insignificant scratch. But that slight wound never healed, and now he is supposed to be dying at his home in Easton, Ill., from the effects of a wound from the poisonous caps.

SERGEANT THORNTON S. PIERCE was twenty-two years of age when he enlisted from Mason county as a private. He was promoted sergeant and served with his company through all the campaigns the commend was engaged in until he was wounded in the wrist and right arm at the assault on Kennesaw Mountain, Georgia. He died from the shock of his wounds during the night of June 27, 1864.

SERGEANT THOMAS CLUNEY, aged nineteen years, enlisted as a private and served with his company to the close of the war. He was slightly wounded at the battle of Peach Tree creek, was promoted sergeant, and was mustered out with the regiment. He returned to Fulton county, and now resides at Bernadotte, Ill.

CORPORAL ISAAC MANN, aged thirty years, enlisted form Fulton county, and was chosen corporal at the organization of the company. He served with his company to the close of the war and was mustered out with the regiment. He returned to Fulton county and was a farmer near Sepo, Ill., when he died about September 1, 1900.

CORPORAL WARREN TIPPEY, aged twenty-one, enlisted from Fulton county, and was chosen corporal at the organization of the company. He served with the command until killed at the battle of Peach Tree creek, Georgia, July 19, 1864. Is buried at No. 1913, in the national cemetery at Marietta, Ga.

CORPORAL ABNER EVELAND, aged forty-one, enlisted as a farmer from Fulton county, and was chosen corporal at the organization of the company. He served through the Kentucky campaign, and was discharged fro disability, April 22, 1863. He returned to Fulton county and engaged in farming, and died near Sepo, Ill., in about 1875.

CORPORAL JOSEPH K. BISHOP, aged thirty-three, enlisted from Mason county, and was chosen corporal at the organization of the company. He served to the close of the war and was mustered out with the regiment. He returned to Mason county, and was living in Havana when he was killed by lightening November, 1888.

CORPORAL ELLIS BOWMAN, aged thirty-eight, enlisted as a farmer from Fulton county, and was chosen corporal at the organization of the company. He served through the Kentucky campaign, and was discharged for disability, February 8, 1863. He returned to Illinois, resumed farming and died near Sepo, in Fulton county, in about 1875.

CORPORAL THOMAS C. EATON was born in the County of Kent, England, September 29, 1838, and emigrated with his parents to Illinois in October, 1850. He enlisted as a farmer from Mason county, and was chosen corporal at the organization of the company. He drove team occasionally on the Kentucky campaign and while at Nashville, Tenn., he was detailed to drive the brigade headquarters team, and drove the team through all the campaigns the command was engaged in, and was mustered out with the regiment. He returned to Mason county and engaged in farming and grain dealing, has seven children and thirteen grand-children, owns a thousand acres of land, has served on the drainage commission, and has long been the treasurer of the regimental association. He resides in Havana, Ill.

CORPORAL LEWIS BOARMASTER, aged forty-one, enlisted as a private, was promoted to be corporal and served with his company until killed at the battle of Jonesboro, Ga., September 1, 1864. His remains are buried at No. 3284 in the national cemetery at Marietta, Ga.

CORPORAL JAMES GREATHOUSE, aged thirty-three, enlisted as a private from Mason county, and served through all the campaigns in which his company was engaged, was promoted corporal, and mustered out with the regiment. He returned to Illinois, and now resides in Bath, Mason county, Illinois.

CORPORAL THOMAS HUTTON, aged forty-three, enlisted as a private, was promoted to corporal, served to the close of the war, and was mustered out with the regiment. He returned to Illinois, and died in the Mason county poor house in 1868.

CORPORAL JOHN JOHNSTON, aged eighteen, enlisted as a private, was promoted corporal, and served with his company until killed at the battle of Peach Tree creek, Georgia, July 19, 1864. His remains are buried in the national cemetery at Marietta, Ga., at No. 1911.

CORPORAL MASSENA B. NOTT was born in Morgan county, Ohio, July 19, 1839, and removed with his parents to Illinois in 1855. He enlisted from Fulton county as a private, served through the Kentucky campaign with his company, and at Nashville, Tenn., he was detailed to man the guns in Company I, Second Illinois, Light artillery, serving fourteen months, when he returned to his company. He was promoted corporal, served to the close of the war, and was mustered out with the regiment. He returned to Fulton county, resumed farming, and now resides at Lewistown, Ill.

CORPORAL ALEX C. RATCLIFF, aged twenty-three, enlisted from Fulton county as a private, was promoted corporal and served with the company to the close of the war, and was mustered out with the regiment. He returned to Fulton county and died in about 1880.

CORPORAL DAVID SIGLEY, son of Daniel Sigley and Eliza Atkins, was born in Hanging Rock, Lawrence county, Ohio, January 13, 1839, and removed with his parents to Kentucky in 1843. From there he removed to Illinois in 1851, and enlisted as a farmer from Havana, in Mason county. He was promoted corporal, and served through all the campaigns in which the regiment was engaged until disabled by wounds. He was twice slightly wounded at Kennesaw Mountain, and at the battle of Peach Tree creek, Georgia, July 19, 1864, he was severely wounded in both arms and fell into the hands of the enemy. One wound caused the amputation of his right arm near the shoulder, and his wounds were not dressed until they arrived at Macon, Ga., on the 27th. He was confined in prison at Andersonville and Milan, and exchanged at Savannah, Ga., November 21, 1864. He was honorably discharged from the general hospital at Camp Chase, Ohio, August 2, 1865, after recovering from a second amputation. He resides at Havana, Ill.

CORPORAL ISAAC G. BASH, aged twenty-one, enlisted as a private, was promoted corporal and transferred to the invalid corps. This transfer must have been made after he served through the Kentucky campaign, and probably while the regiment was on garrison duty at Nashville, Tenn. But the writer has been unable t find the date of transfer or anything to his subsequent career.

MUSICIAN ALONZO F. KREBAUM was born in Lewiston, Fulton county, Illinois, May 15, 1844, enlisted from that county, and was appointed musician at the organization of the company. He was slightly wounded at the battle of Chickamauga, Ga., September 20, 1863, but served to the close of the war, and was mustered out with the regiment. He returned to his native county at the return of peace, is an engineer, and resides at Duncan’s Mills, Fulton county, Illinois.

MUSICIAN JASPER N. WILCOX, aged eighteen, was appointed musician at the organization of the company, and served with his company until the command reached Bowling Green, Ky., where he was sent to the hospital. He died December 18, 1862, and his remains are buried at No. 10858 in the national cemetery at Nashville, Tenn.

WAGONER WILLIAM R. STULL, aged forty-four years at enlistment, and was appointed wagoner at the organization of the company. He served to the close of the war, but was absent (sick) at the muster out of the regiment. He was honorably discharged from the hospital at New Albany, Ind., June 10, 1865. He is reported to have died soon after the close of the war, in the southern part of Illinois.

ABRAM W. ACKERSON, aged thirty, enlisted form Fulton county, and deserted January 15, 1863.

JOHN B. ACKERSON, aged thirty-one, enlisted form Fulton county, and deserted September 22, 1862.

JOHN W. BRECKENRIDGE was born in the province of Canada West, July 18, 1837, emigrated to Lockport, Will county, Illinois, in the spring of 1850, and settled in Fulton county in 1857. He enlisted from Fulton county and served through the Kentucky and Murfreesborough campaigns and to Franklin, Tenn. In the winter of 1862-3 he was taken prison and held for a short time, being stripped of nearly all his clothing, pockets rifled, and nearly every thing taken except a small pocket testament. In the summer of 1863 he was transferred to Company C, Eighth Veteran reserve corps, and was discharged there from October 2, 1863. Was a farmer before and since the war, and has held the following offices in Waterford township: School director and township clerk ten years, supervisor (member of county board) four years. His post office address is Lewistown, Ill.

JESSE BAILOR was born in Columbiana county, Ohio, December 26, 1829, and removed with his parents to Illinois in 1845. He enlisted in July 29, 1862, served with his company to the close of the war, and was mustered out with the regiment. He was captured at the battle of Peach Tree creek, Georgia, July 19, 1864, but was exchanged and returned to duty about two months later. After the close of the war he removed to Iowa, and now resides at Bard, in Louisa county.

SIMON BURKHOLDER was born in Lewistown, Mifflin county, Pennsylvania, August 18, 1835, and removed to Illinois in 1858. He enlisted from Fulton county, served to the close of the war and was mustered out with the regiment. He was slightly wounded at the battle of Kennesaw Mountain, Georgia, June 27, 1864, but soon recovered and returned to duty. He enlisted in the Veteran Reserve corps in 1867, and served three years. He then enlisted in the First Regular infantry, and served until the army was reduced in 1873, when he resumed his trade at Smithfield, in Fulton county, where he now resides.

MARTIN BEEKMAN, aged twenty-two, served through the Kentucky campaign, and was transferred to the invalid corps. Date not found. He returned to Fulton county at the close of the war, and now resides in Enion, Ill.

THOMAS M. BELL, aged twenty-three, enlisted August 4, 1862, was wounded at the battle of Perryville, Ky., October 8, 1862. Some time after returning to duty, probably at Nashville, Tenn., he was transferred to the marine corps. He is supposed to have died, but whether in the service or since, the writer have been unable to learn.

WILLIAM H. BECHSTEAD, aged eighteen, deserted December 25, 1862.

WILLIAM BUFFALOW, aged thirty, enlisted August 10, 1862, and served with the company until the battle of Peach Tree creek, July 19, 1864, where he was mortally wounded and fell into the hands of the enemy. He was taken to Atlanta, where he died July 21.

OLIVER P. BEHYMER, aged thirty, enlisted August 18, 1862, and served with the company to the battle of Peach Tree creek, July 19, 1864, where he was wounded by gunshot in left leg. He recovered, returned to duty, and served to the close of the war, and was mustered out with the regiment. He returned to Illinois, where he died about 1885.

BENJAMIN F. BLAIR, aged twenty-one, enlisted August 13, and deserted November 9, 1862.

MAURICE CURRAN, aged twenty-two, enlisted July 25, 1862, served with the company throughout the war, and was mustered out with the regiment. He removed to Kansas, where he was killed by the kick of a horse in about 1898.

BAZIL COZAD, aged twenty-five, enlisted August 20, 1862, and served with the company until killed at the battle of Peach Tree creek, Georgia, July 19, 1864. His remains are interred at No. 7928 in the national cemetery at Marietta, Georgia.

HENRY CONNOR, aged twenty-three, enlisted August 20, 1862, served in the Kentucky campaign until after the battle of Perryville, when he was taken sick and sent to the hospital at Danville, Ky., where he died November 6, 1862. His remains are buried at No. 62 in the national cemetery at Danville, Ky.

DAVID CORNHAM [CORNMAN], aged twenty-one, enlisted August 13, 1862, served with the company until killed in the battle of Peach Tree creek, Georgia, July 19, 1864.

SAMUEL DANAWAIN, aged twenty-one, enlisted August 20, 1862, and died at Louisville, Ky., November 28, 1862.

CHARLES D. DARE was born in Highland county, Ohio, May 3, 1839, removed with his parents to Illinois in 1844, and enlisted August 4, 1862. He served with the company until knocked down and captured at the battle of Peach Tree creek, Georgia, July 19, 1864, and was exchanged in October following. Returning to duty he was mounted as a scout in the campaign through the Carolinas and was again captured near Goldsboro, N. C. He was held in Salisbury, Danville and Libby prisons until the close of the war, and was honorably discharged July 18, 1865. He resides at Duncan’s Mills, Fulton county, Illinois.

AMOS EVELAND, aged twenty-three, enlisted July 20, 1862, and served with the company until killed at the battle of Peach Tree creek, Georgia, July 19, 1864. Is buried at No. 1915 in the national cemetery at Marietta, Ga.

JOSEPH H. FITCH, aged twenty-six, enlisted July 26, 1862, served with the company until wounded at the battle of Kennesaw Mountain, Georgia, June 27, 1864, and as he was absent (sick of wounds) when the regiment was mustered out, it is probable that his wound disabled him for active service. He was mustered out from the hospital at Milwaukee, Wis., July 3, 1865, and is reported to have died some years later, probably in 1896. He resided near Lewistown, Ill.

DAVID FOX enlisted at the age of forty-three, and served with the company until near the close of the war, when he was sent to the hospital, and was honorably discharged for disability from the hospital at Quincy, Ill., April 3, 1865. He died soon after returning home.

JOHN GRAY enlisted at the age of twenty-five, served through the Kentucky campaign, an was discharged for disability August 10, 1863. He returned to his home in Fulton county, resumed farming, and died near Waterford in about 1872.

WILLIAM GREATHOUSE enlisted at the age of twenty-four, served with the company through the Kentucky campaign, and was discharged at Nashville, Tenn., April 22, 1863. He died July 29, 1893.

JAMES GREATHOUSE JR., aged twenty-two, enlisted from Bath, in Mason county. He is reported on the muster out roll as having died, but neither time nor place is given.

JOHNSTON GALBRAITH enlisted at the age of twenty-nine years, served through the Kentucky campaign, and died at Nashville, Tenn., Jan 3, 1863.

JAMES F. GOODMAN, aged twenty-two, deserted at Mitchellville, Tenn., November 3, 1862.

CHARLES HURLEY enlisted at the age of twenty-two, served with his company to the close of the war, and was mustered out with the regiment. He returned to Mason county, resumed farming, and died near Teheran, Ill., January 16, 1890.

JOHN W HEALD, aged twenty-one at enlistment. He served with his company until captured, probably on the Atlanta campaign, and was honorably discharged from Springfield, Ill., May 24, 1865. His last known address was Parsons, Labette county, Kansas.

JOHN HAMILTON, aged twenty-five, deserted at Peoria, Ill.

BARTHOLOMEW HURLEY enlisted at the age of twenty years and served through the Kentucky campaign, was sent to the hospital soon after reaching Nashville, and died January 23, 1863. Is buried at No. 6016 in the national cemetery at Nashville, Tenn.

WILLIAM D. HOLMES enlisted at the age of twenty-one years, served with this company until wounded at the battle of Peach Tree creek, Georgia, July 19, 1864. He was honorably discharged from the hospital at Quincy, Ill., April 3, 1865. Is supposed to be living at Vermont, Fulton county, Illinois.

DAVID HOLTY enlisted at the age of forty-three, and deserted at Peoria, Ill.

RICHARD JONES, aged eighteen, deserted at Peoria, Ill.

BENJAMIN JONES, aged twenty-four, served with his company to the close of the war, and was mustered out with the regiment. He died June 9, 1898, at Connersville, Ind.

BENJAMIN F. KRATZER was born in Warren county, Indiana, November 9, 1835, and removed to Illinois in 1855. He was wounded at the battle of Perryville, Ky., October 8, 1862, and was transferred to the marine brigade at Nashville, Tenn., in March 1863. He served with that organization on the Mississippi river until discharged at Vicksburg, Miss., January 17, 1865. He removed to California in 1888, and served as a justice of the peace in San Diego county. He is not an inmate of the Soldiers’ Home in Los Angeles, Cal.

THOMAS G. LINDERMAN, aged thirty-four, enlisted from Fulton county, served with his company to the close of the war, and was mustered out with the regiment. He returned to Fulton county, resumed farming, and resides near Ipava, Ill.

DAVID MORRIS was born in Manchester, Adams county, Ohio, August 15, 1836, and removed to Illinois in 1854. He served with his company to the close of the war, and was mustered out with the regiment. He now resides at No. 203 Lower Hamilton street, Peoria, Ill.

ALVERO C. MINTONYE was born in Dearborn, Wayne county, Michigan, October 25, 1836, and removed with his parents to Illinois in 1850. He served with his company to the close of the war and was mustered out with the regiment. He was slightly wounded at the battle of Kennesaw Mountain, Georgia, June 27, 1864, but not disabled for duty. He removed to Iowa after he was mustered out; is tinner by trade, and resided at Garden Grove, Decatur county.

ENOCH MUSTARD, aged twenty-one at enlistment, served with his company until he died on the march to the sea, near Ebenezer creek, Georgia, December 8, 1864.

LUCIUS MUSTARD, aged twenty-one at enlistment, served with the company to the close of the war, and was mustered out with the regiment. He returned to Fulton county, Illinois, where he died in about 1875.

GEORGE F. MARANVILLE, aged thirty-one when he enlisted August 4, 1862, served to the close of the war, and was mustered out with the regiment. Returning to his former home he resumed farming, and was frowned in the river near Havana, Ill., in about 1876.

JOHN M McCONNAHAY, aged twenty-two when he enlisted August 12, 1862, served with his company to the close of the war, and was mustered out with the regiment. He was and inmate of the Soldier’s Home at Quincy, Ill., when killed by the street cars on January 28, 1892.

MICHAEL E. MILLER enlisted at the age of thirty-two on August 15, 1862, served with his company to the close of the war and was mustered out with the regiment. He died in Springfield, Ill., August 24, 1897.

DAVID NOYES enlisted at the age of twenty-eight and probably died at Nashville, Tenn., but there is nothing on the record by which the date and place can be given.

STEPHEN H. NOTT was born in Eugene, Vermillion county, Indiana, May 10, 1840, and with his parents removed to Illinois in the autumn of that year. HE was a farmer when he enlisted from Fulton county. He served with his company through all the campaigns in which the command was engaged until captured at the battle of Peach Tree creek, Georgia. He was held a prisoner in Andersonville to the close of the war, and was honorably discharged July 22, 1865. He returned to Fulton county, resumed farming, has been school director, and now resides at Lewistown, Ill.

JAMES E. NICHOLS enlisted at the age of twenty-nine on August 20, 1862. He served with his company until near the close of the war, but was absent (sick) at the muster out of the regiment. His subsequent career in unknown.

JOHN H. O’LEARY enlisted from Mason county at the age of twenty-two, served with his company until captured at the battle of Peach Tree creek, Georgia, July 19, 1864. He was held as a prisoner of war until the war closed, and was honorably discharged at Springfield, Ill., July 22, 1865. He resides in Bath, Ill.

EBENEZER PAUL, aged forty-three when he enlisted on July 26, 1862, served with his company through the Kentucky campaign and was discharged for disability on February 8, 1863. He is reported to have died in Nebraska about 1876.

SAMUEL PAUL, aged forty-one, enlisted August 20, 1862, served through the Kentucky campaign, and was discharged for disability February 8, 1863. He died soon after the close of the war.

ROBERT PORTER was born in County Down, Ireland, in 1831, and emigrated with his parents to Illinois in 1851. He enlisted as a farmer from Fulton county, and served with his company through all the campaigns in which the regiment had a part. He was wounded while guarding a train to Murfreesborough, Tenn., but not severely. He was mustered out with the regiment, returned to Fulton county, and resumed farming. He now resides at Lewistown, Ill.

THOMAS J. RATCLIFF enlisted at the age of twenty-two, served through the Kentucky campaign, and was discharged for
disability October 18, 1863. He died at Lincoln, Ill., before the close of the war.

FRANKLIN RICHARDSON enlisted from Fulton county at the age of thirty-five, and served to the close of the war, but was absent (sick) at the muster out of the regiment. He was honorably discharged August 30, 1865, and returned to Fulton county, where he died soon after the close of the war.

WILLIAM H. SKILES enlisted at the age of twenty-one, and served with the company through all the campaigns in which the regiment was engaged until his health failed on the Atlanta campaign. He was sent to the hospital at Tullahoma, Tenn., where he died on July 25, 1864.

JOHN F. M. SINGLETON, aged nineteen when he enlisted August 20, 1862, and served to the close of the war. He was honorably discharged May 27, 1865, and is supposed to be living in Missouri.

JOSHUA T. SINGLETON enlisted at the age of twenty-one and served with his company until severely wounded at the battle of Peach Tree creek, Georgia, July 19, 1864. His thigh was broken by a gun shot, and he fell into the hands of the enemy and died at Atlanta, Ga., July 21.

WILLIAM SOUTHWOOD enlisted from Fulton county at the age of twenty-five, served to the close of the war, and was mustered out with the regiment. He returned to Fulton county, and now resides at Lewiston, Ill.

ELLIS SOUTHWOOD was born in Waterford, Fulton county, Illinois, in 1845, enlisted August 14, 1862, and served to the close of the war. He was slightly wounded at the battle of Perryville, Ky., October 8, 1862. He was mustered out with the regiment, returned to Fulton county, resumed farming, and now resides near Lewistown, Ill.

CHARLES SPINK enlisted at the age of twenty-one, served with his company until the battle of Peach Tree creek, Georgia, July 19, 1864, where he was instantly killed. His remains are buried in that national cemetery at Marietta, Ga., at No. 1914.

DAVID or JACOB SHOCK, aged thirty-five, deserted at Peoria, Illinois.

JAMES B. THOMAS, aged twenty-one, enlisted July 26, 1862, and served in the Kentucky campaign until the regiment reached Bowling Green, Ky., where he was sent to the hospital. He died January 29, 1863, and his remains are buried at No. 10539 in the national cemetery at Nashville, Tenn.

JAMES W. TIPPEY was born in Yilliamson [Williamson] county, Illinois, in 1839, and enlisted from Fulton county. Served through the Kentucky campaign, and was transferred to the invalid corps at Nashville, Tenn. He was honorably discharged, returned to Fulton county, resumed farming, and now resides at Enion, Ill.

JAMES W. TIPPEY [Correction: HENRY TIPPEY] was born in Williamson county, Illinois, November 27, 1836, and enlisted from Fulton county. He was detached as blacksmith and served in that capacity to the close of the war and was mustered out with the regiment. He returned to Fulton county, where he resumed his trade – that of blacksmith. His address is Duncan’s Mills, Ill.

WILLIAM B. WINCHELL was born on Ohio, July 8, 1838, removed to Illinois, and enlisted from Fulton county. He served with the company until captured at the battle of Peach Tree creek, Georgia, July 19, 1864, was a prisoner some two months, when he was exchanged, and served to the close of the war. He was mustered out with the regiment, returned to Fulton county, and resumed farming. He resides at Lewistown, Ill.

GEORGE WINCHELL, aged twenty-one, enlisted from Fulton county, and served with his company until captured at the battle of Peach Tree creek, Georgia, July 19, 1864. He was exchanged some two months later, returned to his company, and was mustered out with the regiment. He removed to Iowa some years ago, where he now resides.

JAMES H. WESTERFIELD was born in 1838, and enlisted from Fulton county. He served to the close of the war and was mustered out with the regiment. He returned to Fulton county, but died soon after.

JAMES McKALIP – Muster out roll gives nothing about this soldier, except that he was discharged for disability February 8, 1863. This is an error. He died at Nashville, Tenn., and his remains are buried at No. 295 in the national cemetery near that city.

THOMAS E. PAUL – Date of enlistment not given on the roll. Died December 7, 1862, and is buried at No. 5666 in the national cemetery at Nashville, Tenn.

SILAS STRODE – Date of enlistment not given. Discharged for disability April 22, 1863. Is said to reside in Cuba, Ill.

JAMES T. PIERCE (Quartermaster sergeant. See field and staff).

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