History of the 85th Illinois Volunteers
Illinois Volunteer Infantry

by
Henry J. Aten


CHAPTER XXX.
Pages 393 - 407
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     Company D was enrolled by Dr. Charles W. Houghton, residing at Bath, Mason county, and was recruited between July 18 and August 8, 1862. At the organization of the company, the following commissioned officers were elected: Charles W. Houghton, captain; Comfort H. Ramon, first lieutenant, and Charles H. Chatfield, second lieutenant.
     This company was mustered in with 95 officers and men, of whom 5 were killed in action, 3 died of wounds, 1 was accidentally killed and 15 received wounds in battle which did not prove fatal while in the service, 13 died of disease, 22 were discharged for disability, 1 was transferred, and 40 officers and men were mustered out with the regiment.
     Under the careful training of Lieutenant Chatfield this company became very proficient in the skirmish drill, and upon all occasions performed its duty with zeal and energy. The following is


THE COMPANY ROSTER


CAPTAIN CHARLES W. HOUGHTON, aged twenty-six, born in Menard county, Illinois, physician, enlisted form Bath, was elected captain at the reorganization of the company, served through the Kentucky and Tennessee campaigns, but at Chattanooga his health failed and he resigned December 27, 1863. Returning home, he resumed the practice of his profession at Easton, Ill., where he died in about 1890.

CAPTAIN CHARLES H. CHATFIELD was born in Middlefield, Geauga county, Ohio, October 3, 1840, removed with his parents to Illinois in 1843. and settled on a farm in Mason county. After making a trip to Like’s Peak, in 1859, he settled near Fort Scott, Kansas, and served six months in the Border War. He returned to Illinois in 1860, and was a clerk in Bath when he enlisted as a private May 25, 1861, in Company K, Seventeenth Illinois Volunteer Infantry, and was severely wounded at the battle of Fort Donelson, February 13, 1862. He was discharge on account of wounds June 15, 1862, returned to Bath, and assisted in recruiting Company D, and was elected second lieutenant at the organization of the company. He was a splendid drillmaster and was filled with soldierly pride. General Sheridan once said to Colonel Moore, “You must hold that young lieutenant back – he is too anxious for a fight.” He was promoted first lieutenant December 21, 1862, and to be captain December 27, 1863. He commanded his company from the latter date, until killed in the assault on Kennesaw mountain, Georgia, June 27, 1864. His remains are buried at No. 2331, in the national cemetery at Marietta, Ga.

FIRST LIEUTENANT COMFORT H. RAMON, aged thirty-three, born in Mason county, Illinois, married, farmer, when he enlisted from Bath. He was elected first lieutenant at the organization of the company, served through the Kentucky campaign, and resigned December 27, 1862. He returned to Illinois, resumed farming near Kilbourne, in Mason county, where he died soon after the close of the war.

CAPTAIN SAMUEL YOUNG, aged forty, born in Miami county, Ohio, removed, removed to Illinois, and settled on a farm in Mason county, enlisted from Bath, and was chosen first sergeant at the organization of the company. He was promoted first lieutenant December 27, 1863 and captain June 27, 1864. He commanded the company on the Atlanta campaign after the death of Captain Chatfield, and on the march to the sea, until his health failed. He died near Milledgeville, Ga., November 23, 1864.

CAPTAIN THOMAS F. PATTERSON, aged twenty, born in Jacksonville, Ill., farmer, enlisted from Bath as a private, was promoted first lieutenant June 27, 1864, and to be captain November 23, 1864. He commanded the company to the close of the war and was mustered out with the regiment. Is supposed to be living at Jacksonville, Ill.

FIRST LIEUTENANT FRANCIS S. COGESHALL was born in Cass county, Illinois, December 21, 1840, and was a farmer when he enlisted from Bath. He was chosen corporal at the organization of the company and was promoted first lieutenant November 23, 1864, served to the close of the war, and was mustered out with the regiment. He removed to South Dakota in 1885, and served two terms as county treasurer of Jerauld county, removed to Minnesota in 1899, and is now farming near Fulda, Murray county, Minnesota.

SECOND LIEUTENANT WILLIAM W. TURNER, aged twenty-eight, born in Miami county, Ohio, removed to Illinois, was married and a farmer when he enlisted from Bath. He was chosen sergeant lieutenant December 21, 1862, served with the company until March 30, 1864, when he resigned and retuned home.

SERGEANT FREMAN BROUGHT, aged twenty-three, born in Ohio, single, farmer, enlisted from Bath, Ill., was chosen sergeant at the organization of the company, and was killed at the battle of Perryville, Ky., October 8, 1862. Is buried at No. 272, in the national cemetery at Camp Nelson, Ky.

SERGEANT URIAH B. LINDSEY, aged thirty-three, born in Cass county, Illinois, married, carpenter, enlisted from Bath, was chosen sergeant at the organization of the company, and was transferred to the Veteran Reserve corps September 1, 1863. At the close of his service he returned to Bath, Ill., where he died February 28, 1898.

SERGEANT MILES McCABE, aged thirty-one, born in Muskingum county, Ohio, married, carpenter, enlisted from Bath, Ill., was chosen sergeant at the organization of the company, served until wounded at the battle of Peach Tree creek, Georgia, July 19, 1864. He was taken from the field to the third division hospital, thence sent to hospitals from which he was discharged for disability arising from his wounds, February 21, 1865.

SERGEANT JOHN R. NEVILL was born in Hart county, Kentucky, January, 28, 1828, removed to Illinois in 1855, married, farmer, enlisted from Bath, was chosen corporal at the organization of the company, promoted to sergeant in May 1863, served to the close of the war and was mustered out with the regiment. He is a carpenter and resides in Kincaid, Anderson county, Kansas.

SERGEANT JOHN C. WILSON was born in Trumbull county, Ohio, May 3, 1832, removed with his parents to Illinois in 1849 and settled on a farm in Mason county; enlisted from Bath and was chosen corporal at the organization of the company, promoted to sergeant March 25, 1863, served to the close of the war and was engaged in farming in Johnson county. His address is Elk Creek, Johnson county, Nebraska.

SERGEANT GEORGE O. CARLOCK was born in Fulton county, Illinois, November 14, 1839, and was single and a farmer when he enlisted from Bath. Was promoted sergeant and served to the close of the war, and was mustered out with the regiment. He returned to Mason county at the close of the war; is a farmer and carpenter, and resides at Bath, Ill.

SERGEANT WILLIAM YOUNG, aged thirty, born in Miami county, Ohio, removed to Illinois, was married and a farmer when he enlisted from Bath. He was promoted sergeant, served to the close of the war, and was mustered out with the regiment. Resides Rantoul, Champaign county, Illinois.

SERGEANT JAMES H. SEAY, aged thirty, was born in Tennessee, and was a married farmer when he enlisted from Bath, Ill. He was promoted sergeant; served to the close of the war, and was mustered out with the regiment. He returned to Illinois and died at Petersburg in Menard county, May 6, 1886.

CORPORAL THOMAS J. MOSLEY, aged twenty-three, born in Cass county, Illinois, single and a farmer when he enlisted from Bath. He served to the close to the war and was mustered out with the regiment. Is residing in Chicago, Ill.

CORPORAL JAMES FERRELL, aged thirty-two, born in Eire county, New York, removed to Illinois, was married and a farmer when he enlisted from Bath. He served to the close of the war and was mustered out with the regiment. Upon his return home he resumed farming, and died near Bath, Ill., in about 1880.

CORPORAL HENRY O. REEDER, aged thirty, born in Tennessee, removed to Illinois, and was married and a farmer when he enlisted from Bath. He was discharged for disability, January 15, 1863; returned to Illinois, and died near Mason City April 15, 1877.

CORPORAL JOHN O’BRIEN, aged twenty-five, born in Canada East, removed to Illinois and was a married farmer when he enlisted from Bath. He served to the close of the war and was mustered out with the regiment. Is reported dead.

CORPORAL JOSEPH B. CONOVER, the youngest son of Major William H. Conover and Rebecca Hopkins, was born in Mason county, Illinois, September 28, 1844. His parents both died while he was quite young, but his father left a legacy of loyalty to his country. A few days before his death he said to an elder brother, “The fire-eaters of the South will force the North to war over the question of slavery, and I hope in the event of war that my sons will stand by our county and its flag,” This Joseph never forgot, and as soon as old enough he enlisted from Bath. He was promoted corporal, served with his company until severely wounded in the right arm at the battle of Peach Tree creek, Georgia, July 19, 1864. He fell into the hands of the enemy, had his right arm amputated, was paroled November 20, 1864, and honorably discharged in February, 1865. He returned to Illinois and was elected county treasurer of Mason county in 1869, serving one term of four years. He is a grain dealer and resides at Kilbourne, Ill.

CORPORAL WILLIAM H. CASTLEBERRY was born in Centralia, Marion county, Illinois, July 18, 1841, and was married and a farmer when he enlisted from Havana. He was promoted corporal, served with his company to the close of the war and was mustered out with the regiment. He removed to the Indian Territory in 1894, and is engaged in farming in the Chickasaw Nation. His post office address is Rush Springs, I. T.

CORPORAL JAMES GOBON, aged twenty-one, born near Chandlerville, in Cass county, Illinois, and was a farmer when he enlisted from Bath. He was promoted corporal, served with his company to the close of the war, and was mustered out with the regiment. He is farming near Kilbourne, Mason county, Illinois.

CORPORAL JOHN L. PHELPS was born in Virginia, Cass county, Illinois, May 26, 1840, and was a farmer when he enlisted from Bath. He served with his company to the close of the war and was mustered out with the regiment. He removed to Nebraska in 1870, and is engaged in farming in Cadam in Nuckolls county.

CORPORAL JAMES S. ROCHESTER, aged nineteen, born in Mason county, Illinois, and was a farmer when he enlisted from
Bath. He was promoted corporal, served with his company to the close of the war, and was mustered out with the regiment.

CORPORAL WILLIAM P. STITH was born in Adair county, Kentucky, August 13, 1838, and was brought by his parents to Illinois in 1839. He was a farmer when he enlisted from Petersburg, served with his company until transferred to the Veteran Reserve corps September 1, 1863, and in this organization he served at Elmira, N. Y., Chicago and Rock Island, Ill., until the close of the war. He was honorably discharged at Chicago July 1, 1865. He has been postmaster at Oakford, Ill., and at present is keeping a restaurant and confectionary at Peoria, Ill.

CORPORAL VAN TURNER, aged twenty-two, born in Morgan county, Illinois, and enlisted as a farmer from Bath. He was promoted corporal, served with his company to the close of the war, and was mustered out with the regiment. He became a physician after the war, and is supposed to have died in Indiana.

MUSICIAN CHARLES L. HAMILTON, aged twenty, born in Virginia, Cass county, and was a clerk when he enlisted from Bath. Was appointed musician at the organization of the company, served to the close of the war, and was honorably discharged May 18, 1865.

MUSICIAN FRANCIS M. BERRY, aged twenty-four, born in Jacksonville, Morgan county, Illinois, and was a clerk when he enlisted from Bath. He served with his company to the close of the war and was mustered out with the regiment. He is a brick layer and is living in Peoria, Ill.

WAGONER ANDREW J. ALLEN, aged thirty-four, born in Tennessee, enlisted from Bath, Illinois, and was appointed wagoner at the organization of the company. He served to the close of the war and was mustered out with the regiment. He removed to Iowa and for a time lived in Council Bluffs, but removed to Grove, Shelby county, when he died May 1, 1895.

THOMAS J. AVERT (promoted commissary sergeant. See field and staff).

HENRY BEAL, aged twenty, born in Schuylkill, Schuylkill county, Pennsylvania, removed to Illinois, and enlisted from Bath. He served to the close of the war and was mustered out with the regiment. He returned to Illinois and resumed farming in McLean county, where he died in about 1880.

CLINTON BLACK, aged twenty-two, married, farmer, born in Illinois, and enlisted from Bath. Served with his company through all the campaigns in which the regiment was engaged until severely wounded in the fight at Buzzard Roost, Georgia, February 25, 1864. He was sent to the hospital, where he was discharged November 1, 1864. He is farming near Turon, Reno county, Kansas.

NORMAN A. BULLARD, aged thirty-five, born in Yates, Orleans county, New York, farmer, removed to Illinois, and was single when he enlisted from Bath, in Mason county. He served to the close of the war and was mustered out with the regiment. He returned to Illinois, but later removed to Kansas, where the writer met him some twenty years ago. Pension office reports him dead since March 22, 1899.

HENRY W. CASTLEBERRY, aged twenty-four, born in Cass county, Illinois, married, farmer, enlisted from Havana, was discharged for disability October 15, 1862. Moved to Texas.

JOSEPH CADY, aged twenty-three, born in Washington county, Pennsylvania, removed to Illinois, single, farmer, enlisted from Bath, and died at Louisville, Ky., January 4, 1863. Is buried at No. 1854 in the national cemetery at Cave Hill near that city.

ASERIA CAPPER, aged twenty-three, born in Cass county, Illinois, was single and a farmer when he enlisted from Bath. He served to the close of the war, but was sick in the hospital at Quincy, Ill., when the regiment was mustered out. No further record has been found.

WILLIAM D. CLOSE was born in Mason county, Illinois, September 11, 1845, and enlisted from Bath. Served with his company through all the campaigns in which the regiment was engaged until the battle of Jonesboro, Ga., September 1, 1864, in which he was twice wounded; was honorably discharged May 16, 1865. He returned to Illinois and engaged in farming until 1868, when he removed Carroll county, Missouri, where he resided until 1880. He then removed to Washington territory, was justice of the peace, deputy sheriff for eight years, and treasurer of Cowlitz county for one term. He removed to Oklahoma in 1893, and engaged in farming and stock raising; has been justice of the peace, and was elected county treasurer of Woods county at the general election in 1900. He resides at Forest, Woods county, Oklahoma.

ROBERT CASSENS was born in Friedburg, Hanover, Germany, March 24, 1831, and emigrated to Illinois in 1856; was married and a blacksmith when he enlisted from Bath, in Mason county. He served with his company until detailed as blacksmith at brigade headquarters in October, 1863, and served in that capacity until the close of the war, when he was mustered out with the regiment. He removed to Nebraska in 1869 and to Colorado in 1893. He resides at Bolton, Arapahoe county, Colorado.

JACOB S. DEW was born in Bath, Mason county, Illinois, November 10, 1841, and was a farmer when he enlisted from his native town. He was slightly wounded at the battle of Jonesboro, Ga., September 1, 1864; served with his company to the close of the war and was mustered out with the regiment. He removed to Nebraska and settled on a farm in Johnson county in 1866; has been a merchant, county clerk, clerk of the district court and has represented his county in the legislature three terms. He resides at Tecumseh, Johnson county, Nebraska.

EDWIN M. DURHAM, (promoted quartermaster sergeant. See field and staff).

NOAH DAVIS was born in Highland county, Ohio, in 1831, and enlisted as a farmer from Bath, Mason county, Illinois. He served with his company until wounded at the battle of Peach Tree creek, Georgia, July 19, 1864, and when able to travel he was given a furlough, but was killed in a railroad accident at LaFayette, Ind., in November, 1864, while on his way home. His remains were brought home and interred in Fairview cemetery.

WILLIAM DAVIS was born in Highland county, Ohio, November 12, 1835, and enlisted as a farmer from Bath, Ill. He was wounded at the battle of Perryville, Ky., October 8, 1862, but served to the close of the war and was honorably discharged from Springfield, Ill., in June, 1865. He removed to Missouri in 1872 and improved two farms. In 1899 he removed to Kansas and was engaged in farming some five years, and in 1894 he settled on a claim near Medferd, Grant county, Oklahoma, where he now resides. He married Mary E. Bales in January, 1860; has a family of seven children, four of whom are married.

CADMUS FLORO was born in Ballard county, Kentucky, and was a farmer in Mason county, Illinois, when he listed from Bath. He served with his company until killed at the battle of Peach Tree creek, Georgia, July 19, 1864. Is buried at No. 7923 in the national cemetery at Marietta, Ga.

ALLEN GOBON, aged twenty-four, born in Ohio, married, farmer, enlisted from Bath, Ill.; served to the close of the war and was mustered out with the regiment. Supposed to be living at Durand, Pepin county, Wisconsin.

SAMUEL B. GRISSOM, aged twenty-three, born at Columbia, Adair county, Kentucky, removed to Illinois in 1857, enlisted from Bath, Ill., single, farmer. Served to the close of war and was mustered out with the regiment. Is a farmer and resides near Kilbourne, Mason county, Illinois.

WILLARD HICKS, aged forty-five, born in New York, was single and a farmer in Mason county when he enlisted form Bath, Ill. He served with his company until captured at the battle of Chickamauga, Ga., September 19, 1863. Died in Andersonville prison May 15, 1864. Is buried at No. 1102 in the national cemetery at that place.

JOHN HAZELRIGG (promoted principal musician. See field and staff).

JOHN L. HARBERT, aged twenty-two, born in Green county, Kentucky, married, farmer, enlisted from Bath, Ill. He served to the close of the war and was mustered out with the regiment. He returned to Mason county, resumed farming and now resides near Kilbourne, Ill.

ALBERT J. HAMILTON, aged twenty-one, born in Nicholas county, Kentucky, farmer, enlisted from Bath, Ill. Served with his company until failing health sent him to the hospital at Chattanooga, Tenn., where he died October 11, 1863. Is buried at No. 522 in the national cemetery at Chattanooga.

HENRY HOWARTH was born in Blackburn, Lancaster county, England, in 1844, emigrated to Illinois, and enlisted as a farmer from Bath. He served with his company until severely wounded at the battle of Jonesboro, Ga., September 1, 1864, and was honorably discharged May 20, 1865. He was accidentally killed by a train in the tunnel at St. Louis, Mo., October 9, 1890.

ELIJAH HOUGHTON was born in Cass county, Illinois, in 1842, farmer, enlisted from Havana, Ill. He served with his company until failing health sent him to the hospital at or near the close of the Atlanta campaign. He died in Atlanta, Ga., October 2, 1864, and his remains are buried at No. 7732 in the national cemetery at Marietta, Ga.

HENRY P. JONES, aged eighteen, farmer, born in Warren county, Ohio, and enlisted as a farmer from Havana, Ill. He served with his company until his health failed at or near the end of the Atlanta campaign, and he died in the hospital at Atlanta, October 2, 1864. His remains are buried at No. 7732 in the national cemetery at Marietta, Ga.

DANIEL JONES deserted November 8, 1862.

DANIEL KICER, aged forty-five, born in Union county, Pennsylvania, single farmer, enlisted from Bath, Ill. He died at Louisville, Ky., December 4, 1862, and his remains are buried at No. 1217 in Cave Hill national cemetery near that city.

WILLIAM KELLEY was born in Ripley, Brown county, Illinois, in 1840, and was a farmer when he enlisted from Ripley. He served to the close of the war and was mustered out with the regiment. Resides at Eagletown, Hamilton county, Indiana.

ARMSTEAD KIRK was born in Anderson county, Tennessee, in 1844, removed to Illinois and enlisted from Bath. He served to the close of the war and was mustered out with the regiment. He died at Saidora, Mason county, Illinois, in about 1870.

JAMES A. LARANCE was born in Jacksonville, Morgan county, Illinois, in 1838; was married and a farmer when he enlisted from Bath; served through the Kentucky campaign and was discharge for disability June 3, 1863. Is reported dead.

ISAAC LAYMAN was born in Union county, Ohio, August 13, 1840, removed with parents to Illinois in 1845, and enlisted from Bath. He served with his company until wounded in the assault on Kennesaw Mountain, Georgia, June 27, 1864, and was honorably discharged from Springfield, Ill., July 18, 1865. He resides at Dewey, Champaign county, Illinois, where he settled in 1869.

JOSEPH LARANCE, aged twenty-six, was born in Morgan county, Illinois, was single and a farmer when he enlisted from Bath. He served until captured at the battle of Peach Tree creek, July 19, 1864, and was absent (sick in the hospital at Kingston, N. C.) at the muster out of the regiment. He was honorably discharged (date unknown), and is reported dead.

GRANVILLE MADISON was born in Burksville, Cumberland, Kentucky, July 16, 1836, removed to Illinois in 1854, and enlisted as a farmer from Bath. Served to the close of the war and was mustered out with the regiment. He removed to Nebraska in 1871, and engaged in farming in Gage county. Now resides at Blue Springs, Neb.

MILTON M. McDONALD, aged twenty-two, born in McDonough county, Illinois, single, farmer; enlisted from Macomb. He served to the close of the war and was mustered out with the regiment. Is supposed to be living at Macomb, Ill.

HENRY MEADS deserted October 6, 1862.

HUGH MORGAN was born in Liverpool, England, in 1844, and enlisted as a farmer from Havana, Ill, He served with his company until severely wounded at the battle of Kennesaw Mountain, Georgia, June 27, 1864; was sent to the hospital at Chattanooga, Tenn., where he died July 2, 1864. Is buried at No. 11847 in the national cemetery on Orchard Knob.

JAMES S. MYERS was born in Guernsey county, Ohio, February 26, 1839, removed to Illinois in 1857, married and farmer when he enlisted from Bath; served with his company to the close of the war, and was mustered out with the regiment. He removed to Kansas in 1869; is farming and resides at Pittsburg, Crawford county.

JOHN J, MURPHY was born in Ireland in 1817, emigrated to Illinois; was married and a farmer when he enlisted from Bath. He served with his company until severely wounded in the assault on Kennesaw Mountain, Georgia, June 27, 1864. He died of wounds, probably at Chattanooga, Tenn., July 7, 1864.

WILLIAM H. MORGAN was born in Port Madoc, North Wales, December 4, 1840, removed to Illinois in 1859, and enlisted as a farmer from Havana. He served with his company to the close of the war; was slightly wounded in the assault on Kennesaw Mountain, Georgia, and was mustered out with the regiment. He removed to Texas in 1869, and engaged in farming. Is now a merchant and resides at Sweet Home, Lavaca county, Texas.

HAROLD MATTISON deserted November 28, 1862.

ROBERT NEIDER was born in Germany in 1840, emigrated to Illinois, and enlisted as a farmer from Bath. He served with his
company until wounded and captured at the battle of Chickamauga, Ga., September 19, 1863. Was reported absent (sick) at muster out of the regiment, but probably died in some of the rebel prisons.

PATRICK O’ROURK was born in Ireland in 1841; enlisted as a farmer from Bath, Ill. Served to the close of the war and was mustered out with the regiment. Last known address, Deming, Grant county, New Mexico.

OLIVER W. PARKS, aged nineteen, born in Pike county, Illinois, farmer; enlisted from Bath. Served with his company until wounded in the assault on Kennesaw Mountain, Georgia, June 27, 1864. He was discharged on account of wounds, April 4, 1865. Two years after his return home irritation, caused by a piece of his blouse which had been carried into the wound, caused it to break out anew, causing his death within a short time.

JOHN PLASTERS, aged twenty-four, born in Cass county, Illinois, married, farmer, enlisted from Bath; served to the close of the war, and was mustered out with the regiment. Died November 4, 1899.

JOHN W. PRICE, aged eighteen, born in Pike county, Illinois, farmer, enlisted from Bath. Died at Louisville, Ky., December 11, 1862. Is buried in the national cemetery at Cave Hill, near that city.

NEWTON C. PATTERSON was born in Belleville, Belmont county, Ohio, February 11, 1843, and with his parents removed to Illinois in 1857. He enlisted as a farmer from Bath; served with his company until April, 1864, when he was detailed to drive the brigade ambulance, which duty he preformed until May, 1865. He was wounded in the battle of Jonesboro, Ga., September 1, 1864, but continued on duty to the close of the war and was mustered out with the regiment. Upon his return resumed farming; has been a school director, and resides at Mason City, Ill.

DAVID B. PHELPS, aged twenty-eight, born in Princeton, Bureau county, Illinois, married, farmer; enlisted from Bath. Served through the Kentucky campaign, and was discharged for disability May 23, 1863. Is a real estate dealer and resides in St. Louis, Mo.

WILLIAM H. RANSOM, aged twenty-one, born in Lynnville, Morgan county, Illinois, farmer; enlisted from Bath. Served through the Kentucky campaign, and died January 4, 1863.

NATHANIEL S. ROCHESTER, aged twenty-three, born in Greene county, Illinois, farmer, enlisted from Bath; served with his company until severely wounded in left arm in the assault on Kennesaw Mountain, Georgia, June 27, 1864, and was discharged on account of wounds, June 2, 1865.

ALANSON ROBBINS, aged twenty-eight, born in Wyandot county, Ohio, farmer, enlisted from Bath; served to the close of the war and was mustered out with the regiment. He returned to Illinois and located at Lincoln, where he died February 8, 1897.

WILLIAM RHEINDERS was born near Ovid, Cayuga county, New York, February 13, 1839, removed to Illinois in 1857, single and a millwright and mechanical engineer when he enlisted from Mason county. He was wounded in the assault on Kennesaw Mountain, Georgia, June 27, 1864, but served to the close of the war and was mustered out with the regiment. After the war he removed to Texas, where he continued his occupation until compelled to retire from active business by failing eyesight. His address is Texarkana, Texas.

ELIAS REEDER, aged twenty-five, born in Chicago, Ill., married and a farmer when he enlisted from Bath. He served through the Kentucky campaign and was discharged for disability, March 5,1863. He resides at Teheran, Mason county, Illinois.

ROLLIE RAY, aged thirty, born in Mason county, Illinois,, married, farmer; enlisted from Bath. Served through the Kentucky campaign, was discharged for disability February 4, 1863, and died in Indiana on his way home.

ISAAC STILTS, aged nineteen, born in Pike county, Illinois, farmer; enlisted from Bath. Served through the Kentucky campaign, and died May 11, 1863. Is buried at No. 266 in the national cemetery at Nashville, Tenn.

JOHN SIZELOVE was born in Franklin county, Indiana, March 18, 1845, removed to Illinois in 1856 with his parents and enlisted as a farmer from Bath. 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 when he was honorably discharged from Springfield, Ill., July 22, 1865. He removed to Washington Territory in 1881, and engaged in farming in Stevens county; was appointed postmaster at Calispell in 1890 and again in May, 1900. His address is Calispell, Stevens county, Washington.

JOHN SCHOLES was born in Chandlerville, Cass county, Illinois, January 9, 1844, farmer, enlisted from Bath. At the battle of Kennesaw Mountain, Georgia, he received a gun shot wound through the left shoulder; recovered, returned to duty, served to the close of the war and was mustered out with the regiment. He settled on a farm in Christian county in 1870, and now resides near Mt. Auburn, Ill.

JACOB SMITH, aged twenty-one, farmer, born in Lawrence county, Indiana, enlisted from Chandlerville, Ill. On the roll he is marked absent (sick) at the muster out of the regiment, but in fact he was discharged for disability December 2, 1864.

FRANCES M. SMITH was born in Hillsborough, Highland county, Ohio, September 13, 1831, removed with his parents to Illinois in 1852; served to the close of the war and was mustered out with the regiment. Is a laborer and resides in Bloomington, Ill.

MERTON STELEY, aged twenty-one, farmer, born in Horace, Pa., enlisted from Bath, Ill., died at Harrodsburg, Ky., December --, 1862. Is buried at No. 367 in the national cemetery at Camp Nelson, Ky.

MARTIN L. TREADWAY, aged eighteen, born in Cass county, Illinois, clerk, enlisted from Bath; served through the Kentucky campaign, and died February 6, 1863. Is buried at No. 6461 in the national cemetery at Nashville, Tenn.

MARTIN TROY, aged twenty-two, born in Ireland, emigrated to Illinois, laborer; enlisted from Bath. Died at Mound City, Ill., October 2, 1864. Is buried at No. 3405, national cemetery, near that city.

CHARLES W. TOLEY, aged twenty-one, born in Mason county, Illinois, farmer, enlisted from Bath; served through the Kentucky campaign and was discharged for disability February 4, 1863. Is reported dead.

WILLIAM THOMPSON deserted August 28, 1862.

GEORGE VENLANINGHEM deserted December 23, 1862.

JAMES H. WELCH, aged nineteen, born in Coshocton county, Ohio, farmer, enlisted from Bath, Ill.; served with his company until killed at the battle of Peach Tree creek, Georgia, July 19, 1884. Is buried at No. 1917 in the national cemetery at Marietta, Georgia.

IRA WELCH, aged eighteen, born in Coshocton county, Ohio, farmer, enlisted from Bath, Ill. Served through the Kentucky campaign and died at Nashville, Tenn., December 29, 1862.

CHRISTOPHER WHEELER deserted September, 1863.

JAMES WALLACE, aged forty-five, born in Muskingum county, Ohio, married, farmer, enlisted from Bath, Ill. Served to the close of the war and was mustered out with the regiment. Died near Easton, Ill.

JACOB YARDLEY, born at Crane Creek, Mason county, Illinois, August 6, 1835, single, farmer; enlisted from Havana. Served to the close of the war and was mustered out with the regiment. Is a farmer near Mason City, Ill.

GREEN P. BATTERTON, recruit; no record of when enlisted, but was mustered out with the regiment.

GEORGE W. PULLING, recruit, deserted February 14, 1863.

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