History of the Eighty-Fifth Regiment
Illinois Volunteer Infantry

Compiled and Published Under the Auspices of the
Regimental Association
BY
Henry J. Aten
First Sergeant Company G
Member of the Society of the Army of the Cumberland

Hiawatha, Kansas
1901


Roster of Company A

Corporal Levi S. Anno
Page 348

Corporal Levi S. Anno was born in Petersburg, Menard county, Illinois, January 1, 1837, and was married and a mechanic when he enlisted as a private from Mason county. He was promoted to be corporal, served to the close of the war, and was mustered out with the regiment. He is a wagonmaker, and has served as school director. He had four brothers in the Union army, one of whom was a member of the Eighty-fifth, and was mortally wounded at the battle of Peach Tree creek, Georgia. Levi S. removed to Texas in 1878, and now resides at Kingston, in Hunt county.


James P. Arnett
Page 349

James P. Arnett was born in Menard county, Illinois, in 1841, and was a farmer when he enlisted from Mason county. He served through the Kentucky campaign, and died at Nashville, Tenn., February 17, 1863. His remains are buried in No.50 in the national cemetery near that city.


Isaac Cogdall
Page 352

Isaac Cogdall was born in Menard county, Illinois, in 1844, and enlisted from Manito, in Mason county, as a farmer. He served with his company to the close of the war, and was mustered out with the regiment. He is supposed to be living at Effingham, Effingham county, Illinois.


Eli M. Cogdall
Page 352

Eli M. Cogdall was born in Petersburg, Menard county, Illinois, June 10, 1836, and was a married mechanic when he enlisted from Manito, in Mason county. He served through the Kentucky and Murfreesboro campaigns, and was discharged at Nashville, Tenn., for disability March 8, 1863. He is a carpenter and builder and resides at Manito, Ill.


John Furguson
Page 353

John Furguson was born in Menard county, Illinois, in 1841, and was a farmer when he enlisted from Manito, in Mason county. He served to the close of the war and was mustered out with the regiment. He returned to Illinois, and is reported to have died near Forest City, where his widow now resides.


Alexander Furguson
Page 353

Alexander Furguson was born in Menard county, Illinois, in 1839, and was a married farmer when he enlisted from Mason county. He served to the close of the war, but was absent (sick) when the regiment was mustered out. He was honorably discharged from the hospital at New Albany, Ind., but the date is not known. A letter has been returned to the writer from his last known address, Neosho Falls, Kan., unclaimed.


Franklin Gillmore
Page 353

Franklin Gillmore was born in Menard county, Illinois, in 1841, and was a farmer when he enlisted from Mason county. His health soon failed, and he died in the hospital at Harrodsburg, Ky., November 8, 1862. His remains are interred in the national cemetery at Camp Nelson, Ky., in grave No.361.


William S. Smick
Page 358

William S. Smick was born in Menard county, Illinois, in 1831, and was unmarried and a farmer when he enlisted from Tazewell county. He served with the company until near the close of the war, but was absent (sick) at the muster out of the regiment.


Thomas Trent
Page 358

Thomas Trent was born in Menard county, Illinois, in 1833, and was married and a farmer when he enlisted from Tazewell county. He served with the company until the war closed, and was mustered out with the regiment. He returned to Illinois and now resides in Havana.

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