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

William J. Jones
Page 416

William J. Jones appears to have enlisted from Petersburg, and to have been mustered in and discharged, but no date is given of his discharge.

William Leitson
Page 416

William Leitson, aged twenty-three, born in Rodenberg, Germany, single, brickmason; enlisted from Greenview, Menard county, Illinois. Served until the close of the war and was mustered out with the regiment. He resides at Petersburg, Ill.

George Myers
Page 416

George Myers, aged twenty-five. Nothing relating to this soldier can be found of record, except that he enlisted and was mustered in.

John C. Miller
Page 416

John C. Miller, aged twenty-one, farmer, born in Menard county, Illinois, and enlisted from Petersburg. He served with his company until killed in the assault on Kennesaw Mountain, Georgia, June 27, 1864. Is buried at No. 9314 in the national cemetery at Marietta, Ga.

Richard McGuire
Page 416

Richard McGuire was born in the city of Dublin, Ireland, in March, 1820, was a sailor in early life, emigrated to Illinois in 1844 and settled in Springfield, where he resided at enlistment. He was slightly wounded at the battle of Rome, Ga., but served until the close of the war and was mustered out with the regiment. He returned to Springfield, Ill., where he now resides.

William A. Mence
Page 416

William A. Mence, aged 21, born in Boonville, Warwick county, Indiana, farmer; enlisted from Petersburg, Ill. Died October 23, 1862, probably at Harrodsburgh, Ky., as he is buried at No. 307 in the national cemetery at Danville, Ky.

William E. Mathews
Page 416

William E. Mathews appears to have enlisted at Louisville, Ky., and was discharged for disability, October 7, 1864. That is all the record discloses in his case.

Isaac Marlin
Page 416

Isaac Marlin, native of Tennessee, enlisted at Nashville, August 5, 1863. Served until the close of the war, and when the regiment was mustered out he was transferred to Company B, Sixteenth Illinois Infantry. He was mustered out with that regiment July 8, 1865, and when last heard from resided at Murfreesboro, Tenn.

Thomas Osterman
Page 416

Thomas Osterman, aged twenty-three, born in Germany, farmer, enlisted from Petersburg, Ill. Record says died, but does not say when or where.



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