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 E

Second Lieutenant Andrew F. J. Shackey
Page 410

Second Lieutenant Andrew F. J. Shackey, aged thirty-five, born in Holmesville, Pike county, Mississippi, married, farmer, enlisted from Mason City, Ill. He was chosen sergeant at the organization of the company, was promoted to be second lieutenant February 23, 1863, and served with his company until October 27, 1863, when he resigned for disability. Is reported to have died at Petersburg, Ill., in about 1896.


First Sergeant Jacob Faith
Page 410

First Sergeant Jacob Faith was born in Princeton, Indiana, July 8, 1834, removed to Illinois, and was a bricklayer when he enlisted from Petersburg. He was chosen first sergeant at the organization of the company; served through the Kentucky and Murfreesboro campaigns, and was discharged for disability at Nashville, Tenn., in 1863. Returning to Petersburg he resumed his trade, but later removed to Iowa, and located at Lenox, in Taylor county, where he died November 5, 1891.


First Sergeant A. J. Taylor
Page 410

First Sergeant A. J. Taylor, aged thirty, born in Springfield, Ill., was single and a clerk when he enlisted from Petersburg. He was promoted first sergeant, and served with his company until severely wounded in the battle of Peach Tree creek, Georgia, July 19, 1864. He was removed to Vining's Station, where he died of his wounds, July 24, 1864.


First Sergeant Charles Bochert
Page 410

First Sergeant Charles Bochert, aged thirty-four, born in Mecklenburg, Germany, emigrated to Illinois, was single and a farmer when he enlisted from Petersburg. He was promoted sergeant, then first sergeant, and commissioned first lieutenant, but the company was below the number required to permit his muster with that rank. He served to the close of the war and was mustered out with the regiment as first sergeant. He returned to Petersburg, Ill., where he died November 17, 1893.


Sergeant A. P. Armstrong
Page 410

Sergeant A. P. Armstrong deserted October 7, 1862.


Sergeant Leander Veileit
Page 410

Sergeant Leander Veileit, aged twenty-eight, born in Delaware, Delaware county, Ohio, removed to Illinois, married, farmer, enlisted from Petersburg. He served through the Kentucky campaign, and died at Nashville, Tenn., February 26, 1863. Is buried at No. 383 in the national cemetery near that city.


Sergeant William F. Clary
Page 410

Sergeant William F. Clary was born at Petersburg, Menard county, Illinois, March 25, 1828, was married and a farmer when he enlisted from his native town. He was chosen corporal at the organization of the company, promoted sergeant, and served with his company until captured at the battle of Peach Tree creek, Georgia, July 19, 1864. He was held in rebel prisons to the close of the war, and was honorably discharged at Springfield, Ill., June 17, 1865. He returned to his former home and engaged in farming for several years, but removed to Kansas in 1899. He now resides at Empire City, Cherokee county, Kansas.



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