History of the Eighty-Fifth Regiment
Illinois Volunteer Infantry

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

Hiawatha, Kansas

Roster of Company E

Edwin Chambers
Page 415

Edwin Chambers deserted; no date given.

Dennis Denver
Page 415

Dennis Denver-Record furnishes nothing beyond the muster-in.

Michael Ekis
Page 415

Michael Ekis, aged eighteen, farmer, born in Barbour county, Virginia, enlisted from Petersburg, Ill.; died at Bowling Green, Ky., November 7, 1862. Is buried at No. 542 in the national cemetery at Nashville, Tenn.

Wesley Frost
Page 415

Wesley Frost, aged twenty-six, married farmer, born in Hillsboro, Montgomery county, Illinois; enlisted from Petersburg. He died, but neither place nor date appears upon the record, is buried at No. 313 in the national cemetery at Nashville, Tenn.

James Ferguson
Page 415

James Ferguson was born in Clinton, Henry county, Missouri, May 11, 1843, removed with his parents to Illinois in 1845, was farmer when he enlisted from Petersburg as a recruit March 10, 1864. He served with his company until the regiment was mustered out, when he transferred to Company B, Sixteenth Illinois infantry. He was mustered out with that regiment July 8, 1865. He returned to Menard county and is engaged in farming near Petersburg, Ill.

Richard Griffin
Page 415

Richard Griffin, aged twenty-one, born in Petersburg, Menard county, Illinois, enlisted from his native town. Served with his company until severely wounded in the battle of Peach Tree creek, Georgia, July 19, 1864. He was removed to the hospital at Chattanooga, Tenn., where he died September 17, 1864. Is buried at No. 2083, in the national cemetery on Orchard Knob, near Chattanooga, Tenn.

James Hinesley
Page 415

James Hinesley, deserted October 7, 1862.

Stephen Hankins
Page 415

Stephen Hankins, aged twenty-one, born in Madison, Jefferson county, Indiana, farmer, enlisted form Petersburg, Ill. Served with his company until the close of the war, and was mustered out with the regiment. Is supposed to be living in Jacksonville, Ill.

William Jones
Page 415

William Jones, aged twenty-four, born in Petersburg, Menard county, Illinois, farmer, enlisted from his native town. Served through the Kentucky campaign, and was transferred to the Veteran Reserve corps, at Nashville, Tenn., September 7, 1863. His subsequent career is unknown to the writer.



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