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

Thomas Owens
Page 417

Thomas Owens, aged twenty-one, born in Springfield, Sangamon county Illinois, farmer; enlisted from Petersburg and served with his company until killed in the assault on the enemy at Jonesboro, Ga., September 1, 1864.


William S. Potter
Page 417

William S. Potter, aged twenty-one, born in Bloomington, McLean county, Illinois, farmer; enlisted from Petersburg. Served through the Kentucky campaign and was accidentally killed by a falling tree at White's bend on the Cumberland river, November 19, 1862. (See Chapter V.)


John O. Pain
Page 417

John O. Pain, aged thirty-three, born in Washington, Orange county, Vermont, farmer; enlisted from Petersburg, Ill. Served through the Kentucky campaign, and was transferred to the Veteran Reserve corps at Nashville, Tenn. No date given.


James Pearson
Page 417

James Pearson, aged sixteen, born in Menard county, Illinois; enlisted from Petersburg. Record says discharged, without giving time or place.


Andrew Robinson
Page 417

Andrew Robinson, aged eighteen, born in Rushville, Schuyler county, Illinois; enlisted from Petersburg. Served with his company until severely wounded in the assault on Kennesaw Mountain, Georgia, June 27, 1864. He was discharged for disability arising from his wounds, February 26, 1865. He is reported to be in the Soldiers' Home at Quincy, Ill.


John L. Robinson
Page 417

John L. Robinson enlisted as a recruit from Petersburg, January 19, 1864, and the record says discharged, but neither time nor place is given. Is said to be in the Soldiers' Home at Quincy, Illinois.


William Ray
Page 417

William Ray, aged twenty-two, married, farmer, born in Chandlerville, Cass county, Illinois; enlisted from Petersburg. Served through the Kentucky campaign, and was accidentally killed by a falling tree at White's bend on the Cumberland river, November 19, 1862. (See Chapter V.)


Christopher Shutt
Page 417

Christopher Shutt, aged twenty-two, farmer, born in Germany; enlisted from Petersburg, Ill. Died at Louisville, Ky., October 7, 1863, and is buried at No. 2062 in the national cemetery at Cave Hill, Ky.


James T. Seay
Page 417

James T. Seay was born in Campbellville, Taylor county, Kentucky, March 29, 1842, and removed with his parents to Illinois in 1855. He was a farmer when he enlisted from Petersburg. Served with his company until the close of the war, and was mustered out with the regiment. He was postmaster at Loyd, Menard county, and while residing in Fulton county served as constable and school director. He has been elected adjutant of the Regimental Association for eight successive years; is a carpenter, and resides in Havana, Ill.


 

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