History of the 85th Illinois Volunteers
Illinois Volunteer Infantry

by
Henry J. Aten


CHAPTER XXIX.
Pages 375-392
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     Company C was enrolled by Samuel Black, a farmer residing near Mason City, between July 23 and August 15, 1862, the entire company, except two – one from Logan and one from Peoria – enlisting from Mason county. At the organization of the company the following commissioned officers were elected: Samuel Black, captain; George A. Blanchard, first lieutenant, and Dr. William W. Walker, second lieutenant.
     Of the 102 officers and men originally mustered in 8 were killed in action, 7 died of wounds, and 14 were hit whose wounds did not prove fatal while in the service, 22 died of disease, 24 were discharged for disability, 7 were transferred, 2 officers resigned and 31 officers and men were mustered out with the regiment.
     The company bore well its part, and did its full share in making history of the regiment one of which its members may be justly proud.



THE COMPANY ROSTER.



CAPTAIN SAMUEL BLACK was born in Sangamon county, Illinois, July 4, 1827, and was married and a farmer when he entered the service from Mason county. He commanded the company through the Kentucky campaign, resigned at Nashville, Tenn., February 7, 1863, and returned home. He removed to Wisconsin in July, 1863, and engaged in farming in Dunn county. Has served as county clerk six years, and as justice of the peace, chairman of the town board, and member of the legislature. He has also been engaged in merchandising and in the livery business. He is retired now, and resides in Menomonie, Dunn county, Wisconsin.

CAPTAIN GEORGE A. BLANCHARD was born in Henderson, Jefferson county, New York, May 14, 1833, and with his parents, Aaron and Anna Blanchard, removed to Illinois and settled in St. Charles in Kane county, in 1833. He served for a time as a deputy sheriff and circuit clerk of Kane county, married Amanda Walker, March 17, 1857, and removed to Havana, in Mason county, where he engaged in general merchandise. He assisted in recruiting Company C, and at the organization of the company was elected first lieutenant. He was promoted to be captain February 7, 1863, and commanded the company until captured at the battle of Peach Tree creek, Georgia, July 19, 1864. He was held in various prisons until the close of the war, and was honorably discharged May 15, 1865. Upon his return to Havana he was appointed master in chancery for Mason county, holding the position until 1868, when he was elected circuit clerk. At the close of a four-years’ term he became the secretary of the Springfield and Northwestern railway, and was serving in that capacity when he died May 4, 1875.

FIRST LIEUTENANT WILLIAM W. WALKER was born in Adair count, Kentucky, July 8, 1822, removed to Illinois and was engaged in the practice of medicine in Mason county when he enlisted in August, 1862. He was elected second lieutenant at the organization of the company, served with his company through the Kentucky and Murfreesboro campaigns and was promoted first lieutenant February 7, 1863. He took part in the Tennessee campaign and the battle of Chickamauga, Ga., but soon after his health failed and he resigned for disability incurred in the service. He returned to Mason county, resumed the practice of his profession, which he continued until a short time previous to his death. He died at Easton, Ill., March 20, 1890.

SECOND LIEUTENANT JAMES M. HAMILTON was born in Morgan county, Illinois, in 1834, and was an unmarried farmer when he enlisted from Mason City, in Mason county. He was chosen fifth sergeant at the organization of the company, served through Kentucky and Tennessee campaigns, and was promoted second lieutenant October 7, 1863. He participated in all the campaigns in which the regiment was engaged until captured in the battle of Peach Tree creek, Georgia, July 19, 1864, was exchanged before the close of the war. He was mustered out with the regiment and returned to Mason City, Ill., where he died in about 1874.

FIRST SERGEANT WILLIAM M. HAMILTON was born in Morgan county, Illinois, in 1834, and was farming in Mason county
when he enlisted from Mason City. He was chosen first sergeant at the organization of the company, served through the Kentucky campaign, and was discharged for a disability January 27, 1863. When last heard from he resided at Reno, Cass county, Iowa.

FIRST SERGEANT JOHN H. DUVALL was born in Fleming county, Kentucky, in 1833, removed to Illinois and was married and a school teacher when he enlisted from Mason City. He was chosen third sergeant at the organization of the company, served through the Kentucky campaign, receiving a slight wound at the battle of Perryville, Ky. He was promoted first sergeant and served with his company in all the campaigns and actions in which the regiment was engaged until killed at the assault on Kennesaw Mountain, Georgia, June 27, 1864. His remains are buried at No. 8726 in the national cemetery at Marietta, Ga.

FIRST SERGEANT JOHN HOUSEWORTH was born in Selin’s Grove, Snyder county, Pennsylvania, in 1841, and was a blacksmith residing at Mason City, Ill., when he enlisted. He was chosen fourth sergeant at the organization of the company and was promoted first sergeant when Sergeant Duvall was killed at the battle of Kennesaw Mountain, Georgia, June 27, 1864. He served with his company until captured at the battle of Peach Tree creek, Georgia, July 19, 1864, was held prisoner to the close of the war, and was honorably discharged June 17, 1865. He returned to Mason City, Ill., where he died about 1875.

SERGEANT ANDREW RICHEY was born in Donegal, Ireland, in 1824; emigrated to Illinois, and was a harness maker when he enlisted from Mason City. He was chosen sergeant at the organization of the company, served through the Kentucky and Murfreesboro campaigns, and was discharged for disability August 18, 1863. He returned to his family at Mason City, Ill., where he died soon after.

SERGEANT HENRY H. BUCK was the son of Captain Frederick Buck, a native of Denmark, and Esther Lawson, a native of Massachusetts, and was born in Havana, Mason county, Illinois, August 21, 1835. He attended the Illinois college at Jacksonville from 1854 to 1858, when failing health compelled him to quit his studies. He taught school at Bath and Mason City and enlisted from the latter place. He was promoted sergeant and participated in all the campaigns and battles in which the regiment had a part until instantly killed by a shell that shattered his skull at the assault on Kennesaw Mountain, Georgia, June 27, 1864. He was buried with so many others where he fell, but in 1866 his remains were brought to his former home, and interred in the cemetery at Havana, Ill.

SERGEANT GEORGE BLACK was born in Dalrymple, Ayrshire county, Scotland, in 1828, emigrated to Illinois and enlisted as a farmer from Mason county. He served through the Kentucky campaign, was promoted to sergeant at Nashville Tenn., and had a part in all the campaigns in which the regiment was engaged until captured at the battle of Peach Tree creek, Georgia, July 19, 1864. He was held in various rebel prisons until the close of the war, when he was honorably discharged under date of June 17, 1865. He returned to Mason county, but soon after went west, and is supposed to have died.

SERGEANT JAMES S. CHESTER was born at Leesburgh, Cumberland, county, New Jersey, April 9, 1843, and with his parent removed to Illinois in 1857. He enlisted as a farmer from Mason county, was slightly wounded at the battle of Perryville, Ky., October 8, 1862, and served with his company through all the campaigns in which the regiment was engaged. He was promoted sergeant in December, 1864, served to the close of the war and was mustered out with the regiment. Upon his return he resumed farming in Mason county, and resides at Easton, Ill.

SERGEANT WILLIAM H. MITCHELL was born in Salem, Washington county, Indiana, September 18, 1838, removed to Illinois in 1859, and was married and a farmer when he enlisted from Mason county. He was promoted sergeant, served with his company to the close of the war, and was mustered out with the regiment. Returning to Mason county he engaged in farming until 1890, when he removed to Chicago and engaged in the real estate and insurance business. He resides at No. 54 Princeton avenue, Chicago, Ill.

SERGEANT ROBERT LOFTON was born in Washington county, Indiana, in 1835, and was a married farmer when he enlisted from Mason county. He was promoted sergeant, served with his company to the close of the war and was mustered out with the regiment. After his return to his former home he removed to Ford county, and died near Paxton, Ill., in 1875.

SERGEANT JAMES LEEPER was married and a farmer when he enlisted from Mason county. He was promoted sergeant with his company until he was killed by a shell at Kennesaw Mountain, Georgia, July 25, 1864. He was lying in his shelter tent when a shot from the battery on the mountain cut him in twain. His remains are buried at No. 555 in the national cemetery at Marietta, Ga.

CORPORAL JACOB B. LOGNE, aged twenty-three, born in Cass county, Illinois, farmer, enlisted from Mason county, was chosen corporal at the organization of the company, served to the close of the war, was mustered out with the regiment, and now resides at Rockport, Atchison county, Missouri.

CORPORAL HARVEY H. HUTCHINS aged thirty-five, born in Montgomery county, Ohio, married, farmer, enlisted from Mason county, chosen corporal at the organization of the company, served with his company through the Kentucky campaign; his health failing he was discharged and died at Mason City, Ill., in about 1869.

CORPORAL JAMES O. LOGNE aged thirty, born in Cass county, Illinois, was unmarried and a farmer when he enlisted from Mason county, chosen corporal at the organization of the company, served through the Kentucky campaign; his health failing he was discharged January 7, 1863, and died at Lincoln, Ill., on his way home.

CORPORAL JAMES L. HASTINGS (promoted hospital steward. See field and staff).

CORPORAL JAMES J. PELHAM was born in Sangamon county, Illinois, June 20, 1831, was a farmer and enlisted from Mason county. He was chosen corporal at the organization of the company; served through the Kentucky campaign, but his health failed and was discharged from Nashville, Tenn., for disability under date of February 13, 1863. He is a veterinary surgeon, and resides in Thermopolis, Fremont county, Wyoming.

CORPORAL CYRUS R. QUIGLEY was born in Napoleon, Jackson county, Michigan, March 21, 1841; removed to Illinois and was a farmer when he enlisted from Mason county. He served through the Kentucky campaign, was a member of Captain Powell’s mounted scouts some two months at Nashville, Tenn., orderly at General Granger’s headquarters one month, then sent to convalescent camp. He served in Company K, Eighth Veteran reserve corps until March, 1865, when he was returned to his company and was mustered out with the regiment. He is engaged in farming near Decatur, Decatur county, Iowa, that town being his post office address.

CORPORAL ANDERS J. OPDYKE was born in Fort Wayne, Allen county, Indiana, December 26, 1836; removed with his parents to Illinois in 1854, and was married and a farmer when he enlisted from Mason county. He served with his company through all the campaigns in which the regiment was engaged until wounded at the assault on Kennesaw Mountain, Georgia, June 27, 1864. His wound disabled him from further service and he was honorably discharged from the hospital at Camp Butler, Ill., February 18, 1865. He removed to California in December 1870, and is engaged in farming. He was postmaster at Cayton from 1884 to 1893. His address is Cayton, Shasta county, California.

CORPORAL PLEASANT ARMSTRONG, aged thirty-three, born in Menard county, Illinois, was married and a farmer when he enlisted from Mason county. He was chosen corporal at the organization of the company, served through the Kentucky campaign, was transferred to the marine brigade at Nashville, Tenn., and died in the service. Date and place unknown.

CORPORAL THOMAS H. B. HOLLINGSWORTH, aged twenty-seven, born in Windham county, Connecticut, was married and a farmer when he enlisted from Mason county. He was appointed wagoner at the organization of the company in which the regiment was engaged, and was mustered out with the regiment. He removed to Minnesota after the war closed, but his address is not known to the writer.

CORPORAL WILLIAM D. ALKIRE was born in Menard county, Illinois, August 23, 1838, and was a married farmer when he enlisted from Mason county. He served with his company through all the campaigns in which the regiment was engaged until captured at the battle of Peach Tree creek, Georgia, July 19, 1864; was held prisoner until April 28, 1865, when he was exchanged. He was slightly wounded in the assault of Kennesaw Mountain, Georgia, June 27, 1864, was promoted corporal and honorably discharged June 27, 1865. He removed to Iowa in August, 1865, has been justice of the peace in Cass county; is farming, and resides in Thurman, Fremont county, Iowa.

CORPORAL ALMON BROOKS, aged twenty-seven, born in Union county, Ohio, was married and a farmer when he enlisted from Mason county, Illinois. He was promoted corporal, served through the Kentucky campaign, and died at Nashville, Tenn., April 7, 1863. Is buried at No. 3257 in the national cemetery near that city.

CORPORAL CHANNING CLARK, aged, twenty-four, born in Williamantic, Windham county, Connecticut, removed to Illinois and enlisted as unmarried and a farmer from Mason county. He was severely wounded at the battle of Perryville, Ky., October 8, 1862, served to the close of the war, but was absent (sick) at the muster out of the regiment. Returning, he resumed farming near Easton, Ill., where he died.

CORPORAL FRANCIS A. CHESTER was born near Leesburgh, Cumberland county, New Jersey, March 15, 1841, removed with his parent to Illinois in 1857, and enlisted as a farmer from Mason county. He served with his company in all the campaigns and battles in which the regiment was engaged; was promoted corporal, and was mustered out with the regiment. Returning to Mason county at the close of the war he resumed farming, has served as school trustee from 1878 to 1887, and resides at Teheran, Ill.

CORPORAL JEREMIAH HOLLEY, aged thirty-seven, born in Lawrence county, Ohio, farmer and married when he enlisted from Mason county. He served with his company until captured at the battle of Peach Tree creek, Georgia, July 19, 1864; was held in rebel prisons until the close of the war; was promoted corporal, honorably discharged June 17, 1865. His last known address is Chillicothe, Mo.

CORPORAL JESSE C. MONTGOMERY, aged thirty-two, born in Gibson county, Indiana, married and a bricklayer when he enlisted from Mason City, Ill. He served through the Kentucky campaign, was promoted corporal, and transferred to the marine brigade at Nashville, Tenn., January 13, 1863. Is reported to be living at Petersburg, Ill.

CORPORAL ANDREW McCLARIN, aged twenty-eight, born in Plainfield, Union county, New Jersey, removed to Illinois, was single and a farmer when he enlisted from Mason county. He was promoted corporal and served with his company until severely wounded at the battle of Peach Tree creek, Georgia, July 19, 1864. He fell into the hands of the enemy and died at a rebel prison August 4, 1864.

CORPORAL WILLIAM C. PELHAM, aged thirty-two, was married and a farmer when he enlisted from Mason county. Was promoted corporal; his health failing on the Kentucky campaign he was left in the hospital at Bowling Green, Ky., where he died November 11, 1862.

CORPORAL THOMAS STAGG, aged twenty-five, born in Cincinnati, Ohio, was married and a farmer when he enlisted from Mason county, Illinois. He was promoted corporal, served with his company until severely wounded and captured at the battle of Peach Tree creek, Georgia, July 19, 1864. He died in Atlanta, Ga., July 28, 1864.

MUSICIAN GEORGE W. DEITRICH, aged twenty, born in Selin’s Grove, Snyder county, Pennsylvania, removed with his parents to Illinois, and was a shoemaker when he enlisted form Mason county. He served through the Kentucky campaign and was discharged for disability February 19, 1863. Is supposed to be living in St. Joseph, Mo.

MUSICIAN BENJAMIN F. SCOVIL was born in Waterford, Fulton county, Illinois, January 1, 1846, and enlisted from his native county. He served with his company until captured at the battle of Peach Tree Creek, Georgia, July 19, 1864, and was held in rebel prisons until the close of the war, and was honorably discharged June 17, 1865. He removed to North Dakota, where he engaged in farming, and has been postmaster at McKinzie, Burleigh county, since 1888.

JOHN H. ATCHINSON, aged twenty-three, born in St. Clair county, Illinois; was single and a farmer when he enlisted from Mason county. He served through the Kentucky campaign, and was discharged for disability January 17, 1863. Last heard from at Shawneetown, Ill.

MICHAEL ATCHINSON, aged twenty-two, married and a farmer when he enlisted from Mason county. He served with his company until captured at the battle of Peach Tree creek, Georgia, July 19, 1864; was held in rebel prisons until the close of the war, and was honorably discharged June 17, 1865. He returned to Illinois; resumed farming, and died near Shawneetown, April 6, 1898.

WILLIAM ARMSTRONG, aged twenty-nine, born in Menard county, Illinois, was single and a farmer when he enlisted from Mason county. He was discharged at Louisville, Ky., for disability, but no date appears on the record. He returned to Mason county, resumed farming, and died near Easton, Ill., May 5, 1899.



Note – A few years before the war this soldier was tried for murder; defended by Abraham Lincoln, and acquitted by the jury without leaving their seats. Armstrong had been present at an evening meeting where a man was killed, and although entirely innocent, a conspiracy was formed to convict of the entire crime. At the trial, each of the prosecuting witnesses testified to see the knife glitter in Armstrong’s hand when he struck the fatal blow, by the light of the moon. Whereupon Mr. Lincoln introduced an almanac in evidence, which showed that the murder was committed in the dark of the moon.



DAVID BRADFORD, aged twenty-one, born in Madison county, Ohio; was a farmer when he enlisted from Mason county, Illinois; served with his company until captured at the battle of Peach Tree creek, Georgia, July 19, 1864. He was thought to have died in prison, but the record shows that he was honorably discharged from Springfield, Ill., June 7, 1865.

JOHN L. BURNETT, aged thirty-two, born in Clay county, Indiana; married, and a farmer when he enlisted from Mason county, Illinois; served with his company until killed at the battle of Kennesaw Mountain, Georgia, June 27, 1864. His remains are buried at No. 9313, in the national cemetery at Marietta, Ga.

WILLIAM CLARK, aged twenty-one, born and raised in Mason county, from whence he enlisted; served in the Kentucky campaign until his health failed; was sent to the hospital at Bowling Green, Ky., where he died November 16, 1862.

NELSON D. CUE, aged eighteen, born in Menard county, Illinois, and enlisted as a farmer from Mason county. He served with his company to the close of the war and was mustered out with the regiment. He returned to Illinois; resumed farming, and resides at Greenview, Menard county.

JOSEPH W. CARTER, born in Mercer county, New Jersey, removed to Illinois; was married and a farmer when he enlisted from Mason county, Illinois at the age of twenty-three. He served with his company through the Kentucky campaign and was sent to the hospital at Nashville, Tenn., from which he was discharged for disability November 7, 1862. He resides at Scottsville, Mitchell county, Kansas.

SAMUEL DERWENT, aged thirty-five, born in Yorkshire county, England; emigrated to Illinois; was single and a farmer when he enlisted from Mason county. He served with his company through the Kentucky campaign; was sent to the hospital at Nashville, Tenn., where he died December 19, 1862. Is buried at No. 4451, in the national cemetery near that city.

JEREMIAH DEITRICH, aged thirty-one, born at Selin’s Grove, Snyder county, Pennsylvania; removed to Illinois and was a married shoemaker when he enlisted from Mason county. He served with his company until severely wounded at the assault on Kennesaw Mountain, Georgia, June 27, 1864; was removed to the hospital at Nashville, Tenn., where he died on July 13, following. Is buried at No. 9709, in the national cemetery near that city.

SAMUEL A. DRAY, aged twenty-three, born in Steubenville, Jefferson county, Ohio, removed to Illinois and was single and a farmer when he enlisted from Mason county. He served with his company to the close of the war and was mustered out with the regiment. Resides at Canton, Fulton county, Illinois.

PETER DOLCATER, aged twenty-five, born in Dornburg, Germany, emigrated to Illinois, was married and a farmer when he enlisted from Mason county. He served with his company until near the close of the war, when he was sent to the hospital. He was honorably discharged from the general hospital at Springfield, Ill., January 26, 1865.

DANIEL DAUGHERTY, aged twenty-five, born in Adams county, Ohio, was single and a farmer when he enlisted from Mason county, Illinois. He served with his company until severely wounded in the assault on Kennesaw Mountain, Georgia, June 27, 1864; was sent to the hospital at Chattanooga, Tenn., where he died on August 24, following. Is buried at No. 2090, in the national cemetery on Orchard Knob.

EPHRAIM CATES, aged twenty-two, born in Jefferson county, Illinois, was single and a farmer when he enlisted from Mason county. He served with his company until failing health sent him to the hospital in Bowling Green, Ky., where he died November 18, 1862. His remains are buried at No. 10685, in the national cemetery at Nashville, Tenn.

ELBERT L. GARDNER was born in Morgan, Ashtabula county, Ohio, November 27, 1844, removed to Illinois in 1857, and was a farmer when he enlisted from Mason county. He served with his company through the Kentucky campaign, but failing health sent him to the hospital at Nashville, Tenn. Later he was removed to the general hospital Harrodsburg, Ky., where he was discharged for disability March 16, 1863. He is a carpenter by trade and resides at Dun Station, Wilson county, Kansas.

JAMES M. GARDNER, aged nineteen, born in Ashtabula county, Ohio, removed to Illinois and enlisted from Mason county as a farmer. He served with his company until captured at the battle of Peach Tree creek, Georgia, July 19, 1864, but was exchanged and served to the close of the war, and was mustered out with the regiment.

JOHN R. GARDNER, aged thirty, born in New York, removed to Illinois, and was a farmer when he enlisted from Mason county. He served with his company until captured near Dallas, Ga., May 28, 1864; was held in rebel prisons until the close of the war, and was honorably discharged July 15, 1865. He removed to Kansas and is reported to have died somewhere in that state.

JOHN A. GARDNER, aged eighteen, born in Ashtabula county, Ohio, and enlisted as a farmer from Mason county. His health failed while on the Kentucky campaign and he was left in the hospital at Harrodsburg, Ky., where he died November 25, 1862. His remains are buried at No. 360, in the national cemetery at Camp Nelson, Ky.

THOMAS W. GREEN, aged 33, born in Clark county, Ohio, married and enlisted as a farmer from Mason county, Ill. He served to the close of the war and was mustered out with the regiment. Is supposed to be living at Conway, Laclede county, Missouri.

GEORGE GREGORY, aged twenty-three, was single and a farmer when he enlisted from Mason county. His health failed on the Kentucky campaign, and he was left in the hospital at Danville, Ky., where he died ----------. Is buried at No. 320, in the national cemetery near that city.

DANIEL W. HASTINGS, aged nineteen, born in St, Lawrence county, New York, was a farmer residing at Mason City, Ill., when he enlisted; served in the Kentucky campaign until the command reached Bowling Green, Ky., when he was sent to the hospital, and died November 23, 1862. Is buried at No. 10691, in the national cemetery at Nashville, Tenn.

JOHN HARKNESS, aged twenty-one, born in Philadelphia, Pa., enlisted from Mason county, Illinois, and deserted October 20, 1862.

EDWIN M. HADSALL was born in Tunkhannock, Wyoming county, Pennsylvania, October 16, 1837, removed to Illinois in 1860, was single and a farmer when he enlisted from Mason county. He served with his company through the Kentucky campaign, was detailed in Battery I, Second Illinois light artillery at Nashville, Tenn., and served one year, returned to his company and served until wounded at the battle of Peach Tree creek, Georgia, July 19, 1864; recovered, returned to duty and was mustered out with the regiment. He removed to Kansas in 1881, is a saddler by trade, and now resides at Trading Post, in Linn county, Kansas.

SOLOMAN HONS, aged thirty-two, born in Luzerne county, Pennsylvania, was married and a farmer when he enlisted from Mason county, Illinois. He served through the Kentucky campaign, and was transferred to the Veterans Reserve corps, but the date is unknown. He returned to Illinois after the close of the war, resumed farming, and died near Mason City.

WESLEY HONS, aged twenty-eight, born in Luzerne county, Pennsylvania, was single and a farmer when he enlisted from Mason county, Illinois. He served through the Kentucky campaign and was discharged for disability March 1, 1863.

LOUIS ISHMAEL, aged twenty-four, born in the state of Kentucky, married, farmer, enlisted from Mason county, Illinois. He served with his company until captured at the battle of Peach Tree creek, Georgia, July 19, 1864; was held in rebel prisons until the close of the war, and died in the hospital at Annapolis, Md. Is buried at No. 1175 in the national cemetery at Annapolis, Md.

RICHARD A. LANE, born in Warren county, Tennessee, was married and a farmer when he enlisted from Mason county, Illinois, at the age of thirty-nine. He served through the Kentucky campaign, and the adjutant general’s report says, “He was discharged for disability January 15, 1863.” In fact, he died, and his remains are buried at No. 6686, in the national cemetery at Nashville, Tenn.

TIDENSE W. LANE, aged twenty-three, born in Pike county, Illinois, was married and a farmer when he enlisted from Mason county. He served to the close of the war, and was mustered out with the regiment. Is reported to be living in Iowa.

ABRAHAM L. LANE, aged eighteen, born in and enlisted from Mason county, Illinois, served with his company until health failed, and was discharged for disability April 18, 1864. He removed to Iowa after his return to Illinois, and died April --, 1887 at Atlantic, Ia.

GREEN B. LANE was born in McDonough county, Illinois, June 9, 1842, and enlisted as a farmer from Mason county. He served with his company until wounded at the assault on Kennesaw mountain, Georgia, June 27, 1864; recovered from his wound, served to the close of the war and was mustered out with the regiment. He removed to Woodston, Rooks county, Kansas, where he is engaged in farming. He was justice of the peace from 1891 to 1899.

GEORGE A. MOORE, aged thirty-three, born in White county, Illinois, was single and a farmer when he enlisted from Mason county. He probably served with his company, but was discharged from disability January 18, 1863.

ROBERT S. MOORE, aged twenty-one, born in Bond county, Illinois, farmer, enlisted from Mason county, served with his company until sent to the hospital at Bowling Green, Ky., where he died November 18, 1862.

GEORGE W. MOSLANDER was born in Sangamon county, Illinois, May 15, 1844; farmer, enlisted from Mason county , served through the Kentucky and Tennessee campaigns, and was slightly wounded at Kennesaw mountain, Georgia, June 27, 1864. He was captured at the battle of Peach Tree creek, Georgia, July 19, 1864, and was held in rebel prisons until the close of the war. He was honorably discharged June 17, 1865, and is engaged in farming at Teheran, Ill.

JOSEPH McCARTY, aged thirty-two, was single and a farmer when he enlisted from Mason county, served with his company through the Kentucky, campaign, and was discharged for disability at Nashville, Tenn., but the date is unknown.

JEREMIAH MARSHALL, aged twenty-one, blacksmith, born at Cape May, N.J., and was enlisted from Mason county, Illinois. He served through the Kentucky campaign and was transferred to the Fourth regular cavalry at Nashville, Tenn., December 4, 1862.

JOHN W. MOSIER, aged twenty-seven, born in Miami county, Ohio, married and a farmer when he enlisted from Mason county, Illinois, served with his company until captured at the battle of Peach Tree creek, Georgia, July 19, 1864; was held in rebel prisons until the close of the war, and was honorably discharged June 17, 1865. Returning to his former home, he lived at Easton, Ill., for several years, then moved to Carleton, Neb., and later to Chicago, Ill., where he now resides.

JOSEPH MOSLANDER, aged thirty, born in Davidson county, Tennessee, single, plasterer, enlisted from Mason county, Illinois, served with his company, when he was sent to the hospital on Lookout mountain, Tennessee, where he died July 22, 1864. Is buried at No. 1662, in the national cemetery at Chattanooga, Tenn.

WILLIAM H. NEELY, aged thirty-five, married, farmer, enlisted from Mason county, served with his company until severely wounded in the assault on Kennesaw mountain, Georgia, June 27, 1864. He was sent to the hospital at Nashville, Tenn., thence to Jeffersonville, Ind., where he died on July 28, following. Is buried at No. 507, in the national cemetery at New Albany, Ind.

SAMUEL NEELY, JR., aged twenty-four, born in Menard county, married, farmer, enlisted from Mason county, served to close of the war, but is marked, “Absent sick at muster out,” of the regiment. Probably honorably discharged from the hospital, but the writer has been unable to get any further information concerning him.

WILLIAM NEWBERRY, aged twenty-nine, married, blacksmith, enlisted from Mason county, was severely wounded at the battle of Perryville, Ky., October 8, 1862, and was discharged for disability at Harrodsburg, Ky., February 8, 1863. Last known address, Glasgow, Mo.

RICHARD A. OSBORN was born at Danville, Steuben county, New York, in 1838, removed to Illinois in 1854, and was a farmer when he enlisted from Mason county. He served through the Kentucky campaign, and was discharged for disability from the regimental hospital at Nashville, Tenn., March 2, 1863. He returned to Mason county, resumed farming, and is now a lumber and coal dealer at Mason City, Ill.

JOSEPH O’DONNELL, aged eighteen, born in Fulton county, Illinois, farmer, enlisted from Mason county. His health failing, he was sent to the hospital at Bowling Green, Ky., where he died November 23, 1862. Is buried at No. 10684, in the national cemetery at Nashville, Tenn.

JAMES H. PEARCY, aged twenty-eight, born in Putnam county, Indiana, married, carpenter, enlisted from Mason county, Ill. His health failed on the Kentucky campaign and he was discharged from disability February 2, 1863. Is now living in Burlington, Coffey county, Kansas.

STERLING PELHAM, aged thirty-five, married, farmer, enlisted from Mason county, and served with his company until captured at the battle of Peach Tree creek, Georgia, July 19, 1864, was held in rebel prisons until the close of the war, and was honorably discharged June 17, 1865. Reported dead by pension office.

EBENEZER PAUL, aged thirty-five, born in Brown county, Ohio, married, shoemaker, enlisted from Mason county, Illinois, was left in the hospital at Bowling Green, Ky., where he died November 14, 1862.

JAMES C. PATTERSON (promoted assistant surgeon. See field and staff.).

CHARLES E. QUANCE, aged twenty-one, born in Pennsylvania, and enlisted as a farmer from Mason county, Illinois. He served through the Kentucky campaign, and was discharged for disability at Nashville, Tenn., in January 1863. Is supposed to be living in Angola, Steuben county, Indiana.

GEORGE W. REYNOLDS, aged eighteen, born in Bedford county, Pennsylvania, farmer, enlisted from Mason county, Illinois, served on the Kentucky campaign until sent to the hospital at Bowling Green, Ky., where he died November 14, 1862.

HIRAM RAMSEY, aged eighteen, farmer, born in Green county, Ohio, enlisted from Mason City, Ill., served with his company until failing health sent him to the hospital at Bowling Green, Ky., where he died in December, 1862. His remains are buried at No. 10859 in the national cemetery at Nashville, Tenn.

AARON RITTER was born in Lewisburg, Union county, Pennsylvania, June 21, 1842, removed to Illinois in 1861, and enlisted as a farmer from Mason county. He served with his company until wounded and captured at the battle of Peach Tree creek, Georgia, July 19, 1864. He was held in rebel prisons until April 26, 1865, when he made his escape, rejoined his company, and was mustered out with the regiment. He resides at 428 West Harrison street, Chicago, Ill.

WILLIAM B. SHORT, aged eighteen, born in and enlisted from Mason county, Illinois, served through the Kentucky campaign, and was transferred to the Veteran Reserve corps at Nashville, Tenn., September 16, 1863. Report says he died in the service.

ORLANDO STEWART, aged twenty-two, born in Greene county, Illinois, farmer, enlisted from Mason county, served with his company until killed at the battle of Perryville, Ky., October 8, 1862. His remains are buried at No. 252, in the national cemetery at Camp Nelson, Ky.

JOHN STUBBLEFIELD, aged twenty-two, born in Bond county, Illinois, farmer, enlisted from Mason county, served with his company until captured at the battle of Peach Tree creek, Georgia, July 19, 1864, was held in rebel prisons until the close of the war, and honorably discharged June 17, 1865. He returned to Illinois, resumed farming and died in Menard county, in about 1880.

HENRY SHAY, aged thirty, born in Dublin, Ireland, emigrated to Illinois, and was single and a farmer when he enlisted from Mason county. He served with his company until killed at the battle of Perryville, Ky., October 8, 1862. His remains are buried at No. 255, in the national cemetery at Camp Nelson, Ky.

WILLIAM SMITH, aged twenty-one, born in England, was a farmer when he enlisted from Mason county, Illinois. His health failed and he was sent to the hospital at Bowling Green where he died December 19, 1862.

ARCHIBALD J. STUBBLEFIELD, aged twenty-two, born in Bond county, Illinois, single, farmer, enlisted from Logan county. His health failed on the Kentucky campaign and he was sent to the hospital in Bowling Green, Ky., where he died November 30, 1862. Is buried at No. 10634, in the national cemetery at Nashville, Tenn.

WILLIAM A. TYRRELL was born in Litchfield, Litchfield county, Connecticut, February 5, 1844, removed with his parents to Illinois in 1856, and enlisted from Mason county. He served with his company until captured at the battle of Peach Tree creek, Georgia, July 19, 1864, and was held in Andersonville and other rebel prisons until the close of the war. He was honorably discharged June 17, 1865, and returned to Mason City, Ill., where he now resides.

JONATHAN P. TEMPLE, aged twenty-four, born in St. Lawrence county, New York, removed to Illinois, married, farmer, and enlisted from Mason county. He was wounded at the battle of Perryville, Ky., October 8, 1862, and transferred to the Veteran Reserve corps, August 10, 1864, returned to Illinois at the close of the war, but is supposed to be living in Minnesota.

JOHN H. TOMLIN, aged thirty-one, born in New Jersey, removed to Illinois, was married and a farmer when he enlisted from Mason county. He served with his company until killed at the assault on Kennesaw mountain, Georgia, June 27, 1864.

MARCELLUS A. WHIP, aged twenty-five, born in Tazewell county, Illinois, married, farmer, enlisted from Mason county, 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 Camp Butler, Ill., May 26, 1865.

JEREMIAH WAGONER, was born in Sangamon county, Ill., in 1839, and was a married farmer when he enlisted from Mason county. He was slightly wounded at the battle of Peach Tree creek, Georgia, July 19, 1864, but served to the close of the war and was mustered out with the regiment. He returned to Illinois, resumed farming, and resides in Mason City, Ill.

THOMAS M. YOUNG, aged forty-four, born in Brown county, Ohio, single, farmer, enlisted from Mason county, Illinois. He served with his company until severely wounded at the battle of Peach Tree creek, Georgia, July 19, 1864. His left leg was broken and part of his left hand was shot away. He fell into the hands of the enemy and died at Macon, Ga., August 2, 1864.

THOMAS P. YOUNG, aged eighteen, single, farmer, born in Bedford county, Virginia, and enlisted from Mason City, Ill. He was transferred to the Veteran Reserve corps, returned to Illinois at the close of the war, and died at Mason county, in about 1870.

JAMES K. YOUNG, aged twenty-seven, born in Brown county, Ohio, married, farmer, enlisted from Mason county, Illinois, and served with his company until severely wounded in the assault on Kennesaw mountain, Georgia, June 27, 1864. He was removed to the hospital at Nashville, Tenn., where he died July 17, 1864. Is buried at No. 13657, in the national cemetery near that city.

HENRY G. YARDLEY, aged twenty-two, born and enlisted in Mason county, farmer, served to the close of the war and was mustered out with the regiment. He returned to his former home, resumed farming, and died near Kilbourne, Ill., in March, 1900.

JOSEPH DUNN was born in New York City, in 1844, removed to Illinois, was a farmer and enlisted from Peoria county. He served with his company until killed at the battle of Buzzard Roost, Georgia, February 25, 1864. His remains are buried at No. 10155, in the national cemetery at Chattanooga, Tenn.

 

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