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

Corporal Bowling Green
Page 412

Corporal Bowling Green, aged twenty-seven, born in Petersburg, Menard county, Illinois, was single and a farmer when he enlisted from his native town; was chosen corporal at the organization of his company, served with his company until severely wounded at the battle of Peach Tree creek, Georgia, July 19, 1864. Is buried at No. 477 in the national cemetery at Marietta, Ga.


Corporal John Griffin
Page 412

Corporal John Griffin, aged forty-one, born in Shaker, Logan county, Kentucky; married, farmer; enlisted from Petersburg, Ill., was chosen corporal at the organization of the company and was discharged for disability, but the date of his discharge does not appear upon the record. He returned to Petersburg, where he died May 23, 1897.


Corporal John Bartholomew
Page 412

Corporal John Bartholomew was reduced to the ranks and deserted December 28, 1862.


Corporal James S. Lynn
Page 412

Corporal James S. Lynn was born in Chandlerville, Cass county, Illinois, September 6, 1839, was married and a farmer when he enlisted from Petersburg, was chosen corporal at the organization of the company and was severely wounded at the battle of Perryville, Ky., October 8, 1862. He was discharged for disability on account of wounds December 27, 1862, returned to Illinois, and resumed farming near Mason City, where he now resides.


Corporal George Taylor
Page 412

Corporal George Taylor, aged nineteen, born in Philadelphia, Pa., removed to Illinois and enlisted as a farmer from Petersburg. He was promoted to corporal; served until the close of the war and was mustered out with the regiment.


Corporal William H. Young
Page 412

Corporal William H. Young was born in Louisville, Ky., September 25, 1824, removed with his parents to Illinois in 1832, and was out in the Mormon war. He was married and a farmer when he enlisted from Petersburg; was promoted to corporal; served with his company until the close of the war, and was mustered out with the regiment. He returned to Illinois, and engaged in farming near Petersburg, where he now resides.


Musician William McNeely
Page 412

Musician William McNeely, aged eighteen, born at Petersburg, Menard county, Illinois, and enlisted from his native town; was appointed musician and discharged for disability, but the date of discharge nowhere appears upon the record. Is reported dead.



 

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