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

Sergeant William Leonard
Pgae 411

Sergeant William Leonard, aged twenty-three, born at Staunton, Augusta county, Virginia, removed to Illinois, was single and a farmer when he enlisted from Petersburg. He was promoted sergeant, served to the close of the war and was mustered out with the regiment. He died some time after his return to Petersburg, Ill.


Sergeant Enos Byers
Page 411

Sergeant Enos Byers was born in Vinton county, Ohio, in 1844, removed to Illinois, and enlisted from Rushville, Schuyler county, January 19, 1864. He was promoted sergeant; served to the close of the war and was transferred to Company B, Sixteenth Illinois. He was mustered out with that regiment July 8, 1865.


Sergeant William F. Hohamer
Page 411

Sergeant William F. Hohamer, aged thirty-three, born in Petersburg, Menard county, Illinois, married, farmer, enlisted as a private from his native town; was promoted sergeant, and carried the colors until severely wounded at the battle of Peach Tree creek, Georgia, July 19. 1864. A gun shot through the hips rendered him perfectly helpless, and he fell into the hands of the enemy and died in prison, but the date of his death is unknown.


Corporal James Potter
Page 411

Corporal James Potter, aged twenty-three, born in Menard county, Illinois, was single and a farmer when he enlisted from Petersburg. He was discharged for disability, but the record does not reveal the date or place. He died March 24, 1897.


Ezekiel Sample
Page 411

Corporal Ezekiel Sample, aged thirty-one, born in Marion, Crittenden county, Kentucky, was married and a farmer when he enlisted from Petersburg, Ill. He was chosen corporal at the organization of the company; was wounded at the battle of Peach Tree creek, Georgia, July 19, 1864, but served until the close of the war and was mustered out with the regiment. He returned to his home at Petersburg, where he died February 9, 1898.


Corporal James N. Sheets
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Corporal James N. Sheets, aged forty-two, born in Lexington, Fayette county, Kentucky, removed to Illinois, was married and a mechanic when he enlisted from Petersburg. He was chosen corporal at the organization of the company; was severely wounded at the battle of Peach Tree creek, Georgia, fell into the hands of the enemy July 19, 1864, and died a few days later in Atlanta, Ga.



 

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