85th Illinois Volunteer Infantry



On Sister Sites

  "History of the 85th Illinois Volunteer Infantry" by Henry J. Aten, First Sergeant Company G, Member of the Society of the Army of the Cumberland, Hiawatha, Kansas 1901

  85th Illinois Volunteer Infantry on Genealogy Trails Fulton County, Illinois

   Mason County, Illinois men from "History of the 85th Illinois Volunteer Infantry" by Henry J. Aten on Genealogy Trails Mason County, Illinois

   Menard County, Illinois men from "History of the 85th Illinois Volunteer Infantry" by Henry J. Aten on Genealogy Trails Menard County, Illinois


Roster of Men from Schuyler County in 85th
Enlisted for Three Years Service
 Compiled from various sources including obituaries; newspapers; History of the 85th Illinois Volunteer Infantry by Henry J. Aten; Combined History of Schuyler and Brown Counties, Illinois, 1882; and Historical Encyclopedia of Illinois and History of Schuyler County, 1908.
Note: Bios are from "History of the 85th Illinois Volunteer Infantry" by Henry J. Aten on sister site, Genealogy Trails Fulton County.


  Company E
  Company G
  Company H
  Company I
  Unassigned Recruits   Photos
  Summary




Company E
Name
Military Info
Bio
Byers, Enos
Robinson, Andrew

Company G
Name
Military Info Bio
Adkinson, Perry
Corporal, private, deserted January 10, 1863
Aten, Henry J.

Aten, John

Atwater, Miles L.
private, mustered out June 5, 1865
Atwater, William
private, discharged March 1, 1863, disability
Brewer, Aaron
private, died McAfee, Georgia, January 23, 1864
Brown, Perry
private, mustered out June 5, 1865
Brown, Simpson
private, discharged August 31, 1863, disability
Brown, Thomas
private, mustered out June 5, 1865
Bryant, William F.
Corporal, deserted January 10, 1863
Clupper, Perry W.
Cunningham, Alexander
private, mustered out June 5, 1865
Curless, Joseph
private, mustered out June 5, 1865, as Corporal
Curless, LaFayette
First Lieutenant, resigned November 12, 1862
Curless, Lorenzo D.
private, mustered out June 5, 1865
Douglass (Douglas), John W.
private, tranferred to Veteran Reserve Corps, February 3, 1865
Edmonds, Benjamin F.
private, deserted October 8, 1862
Fawsett, Levi
private, discharged June 1, 1863, disability
Gould, L. D.
Sergeant, died Atlanta, Georgia, November 1, 1864
Hagan, John B.
private, tranferred to Co. H, died Nashville, Tennessee, January 28, 1862
Hayes, Daniel
private, died Louisville, Kentucky, December 1, 1862
Hensley, J. W.
private, absent, not mustered, not found

Horton, Thomas
Corporal, mustered out June 5, 1865, as Sergeant
Jones, James W.
private, mustered out June 5, 1865
Kelly, William
private, discharged July 18, 1863
Kennedy, J. F.
Corporal, tranferred to Veteran Reserve Corps, September 21, 1864
Kerns, Franklin
private, discharged April 1, 1863
Livingston (Levingston), Stephen
private, deserted October 5, 1862
Longfellow, Daniel G.
private, Sergeant, killed Kenesaw, June 27, 1864
McClelland, William
Captain, resigned December 21, 1862
McComb, Anderson
private, mustered out June 5, 1865
McKay (McKee), Francis M.
private, tranferred to Co. H, mustered out June 5, 1865
McKay, John
private, deserted
O'Donnell, Thomas
private, deserted October 8, 1862
Parker, William B.
private, mustered out June 5, 1865
Post, Lewis
Sergeant, tranferred to Veteran Reserve Corps, August 27, 1863
Prentice, Berry
private, killed at Kenesaw Mt., June 27, 1864
Prentice, William
private, mustered out June 5, 1865
Reed, George W.
private, mustered out June 5, 1865
Reever, Peter
private, Corporal, missing since the Battle of Kenesaw Mt., Georgia, June 27, 1864
Robertson, John M.
First Lieutenant, mustered out June 5, 1865
Roe, William R.
mustered out June 5, 1865, as Sergeant
Sandridge (Sandidge), Daniel
mustered out June 5, 1865, as Corporal
Severns, Marion (See Francis M.)
private, killed at Kenesaw Mt., June 27, 1864
Seymour, Louis (Lewis)
private, tranferred to Engineer Corps, July 31, 1864
Shawgo (Shargo), George W.
private, discharged October 1, 1862, disability
Shawgo (Shargo, Sharge), Joseph B.
mustered out June 5, 1865
Shields, James
private, killed at Kenesaw Mt., June 27, 1864
Shores, John
private, killed at Kenesaw Mt., June 27, 1864
Simmers, Samuel
Musician, deserted October 5, 1862
Smith, Alford (Alfred)
private, died at Nashville, Tennessee, February 16, 1863
Smith, Lewis C. (G.)
private, discharged April 1, 1863, disability
Smith, William
private, mustered out June 5, 1865, as Sergeant
Snodgrass, John W.
private, tranferred to Co. H, died at Chattanooga, October 8, 1862
Stephenson, James N.
private, mustered out June 5, 1865
Still, Robert
private, discharged April 1, 1863, disability
Still, Samuel
private, died at Danville, Kentucky, December 5, 1862
Still, Solomon
private, tranferred to Veteran Reserve Corps
Taylor, David
private, mustered out June 5, 1865
Thomas, Aaron
private, tranferred to Veteran Reserve Corps, June 1, 1863
Thompson, John
private, mustered out June 5, 1865
Wheeler, Thomas
private
Workman, George
private, mustered out June 5, 1865

Company H
Name
Military Info Bio
Barnes, George W.
private, discharged January 29, 1863, disability
Barnes, Joel A.
private, mustered out June 5, 1865
Bloomfield, Henry
private, died Nashville, Tennessee, February 11, 1863
Bransen, Charles R.
private, mustered out June 5, 1865
Bushnell, Ananias P.
Bushnell, John
private, mustered out June 5, 1865
Collins, William
private, discharged December 20, 1864, wounds
Crable, Joseph
private, discharged February 3, 1863, disability
Dobson, Martin K.
Musician, mustered out June 5, 1865, as private
Duncan, Charles
private, mustered out June 5, 1865, as Corporal
Dutton, Daniel
private, mustered out June 5, 1865
Elliott, Eliser (Elisha) J.
Corporal, killed at Marietta, Georgia, June 17, 1864
Elliott, Luke
First Lieutenant, resigned November 12, 1862
Freitley (Frietley), William H.
private, mustered out June 5, 1865
Gorsage (Gossage), Jeremiah
private, mustered out June 5, 1865
Harris, William H. (A.)
private, mustered out June 17, 1865, was prisoner
Horn, Jacob
private, tranferred to Veteran Reserve Corps
Horton, Andrew J.
First Lieutenant, mustered out June 5, 1865
Horton, Jonathan B.
private, discharged January 19, 1863, disability
Horton, Marion
private, absent, sick at mustering out of regiment
Hughes, Charles A.
private, died at Ackworth, Georgia, June 20, 1864
Hulburt, William H.
private, mustered out June 5, 1865
Kingery, John F.
private, absent, sick at mustering out of regiment
Mardis, Ira A.
Captain, mustered out June 5, 1865
McClaren (McLaren), John W.
private, mustered out June 5, 1865
Newberry, George W.
private, mustered out June 5, 1865
Osborn, William
private, mustered out June 5, 1865
Palmer, Joel
private, discharged January 10, 1863, disability
Perkins, John H.
private, tranferred to Engineer Corps
Rodgers (Rogers), Michael
private, mustered out June 5, 1865
Saffer, John N. (M.)
private, killed at Marietta, Georgia, June 27, 1864
Salsbury, James
private, tranferred to Engineer Corps
Shaw, George W.
private, died at Nashville, Tennessee
Shields, Benjamin F.
private, mustered out June 5, 1865
Shields, Eli
Sergeant, killed at Marietta, Georgia, June 27, 1864
Shields, Henry
Corporal, discharged March 9, 1865, disability
Shields, Washington M.
Second Lieutenant, resigned February 16, 1863
Snodgrass, Robert
private, mustered out June 5, 1865
Swann, John W.
Corporal, mustered out June 5, 1865, as private
Thompson, John A.
private, died at Chattagooga, Tennessee, July 7, 1864, wounds received in action
Thompson, Samuel
private, mustered out June 5, 1865, as Corporal
Tiery, William
Zellers, Frederick F.
private, mustered out June 17, 1865, was prisoner
Zimmerman, John T.
Corporal, mustered out June 17, as private, was prisoner

Company I
Name
Military Info Bio
Collins, Albert O.
Captain
Curless, Edward
First Lieutenant
Severns, Francis M. (See Marion)
unassigned recruit - (in Company G in book)

Unassigned Recruits
Name
Military Info Bio
Fleming, Daniel
recruit, mustered out May 11, 1865
Zimmerman, Joseph
recruit, mustered out May 11, 1865




During the Civil War
Group of Company G,
85th Illinois Volunteer Infantry
left to right:
Sergt. W. Irving Shannon; Lieut. John M. Robertson;
1st Sergt. Henry J. Aten

Clark N. Andrus, Adjutant

Joseph S. Barwick, Chaplain

George A. Blanchard, Captain
Company C

Dr. P. L. Dieffenbacher, Surgeon


Caleb J. Dilworth, Colonel & Brevet Brigadier General

Holoway W. Lightcap, Quartermaster

Robert S. Moore, Colonel

D. L. Musselman, 2nd Lt.
Company G, 1863


Robert G. Rider, Major


Gilbert W. Southwick, Assistant Surgeon
85th Men in Later Years

Henry J. Aten,
Company G

John Aten,
Company G

A. D. Cadwallader, Lt.
Compnay B

Joseph B. Conover, Corporal
Company D

Dr. P. L. Dieffenbacher

Henry S. LaTourrette, Captain
Company G

D. L. Musselman
Quincy, Ill. 1890

Dr. Joseph  B. Shawgo
Company G


David Sigley, Corporal
Company B

Henry C. Swisher
Company H

  More photos from "History of the 85th Illinois Volunteer Infantry"



Summary
  The 85th Regiment, Illinois volunteers was organized at Peoria, in Aug., 1862, by Col. Robert S. Moore, and was mustered into service August. 27th, 1862. On the 6th of September, 1864, it was ordered to Louisville, Ky., and assigned to the Thirty-sixth Brigade, Eleventh Division, Third Army Corps, Col. D. McCook, commanding Brigade, Brig. Gen. P. H. Sheridan commanding Division, and Maj. Gen. Gilbert, commanding corps. October 1st, 1862, the regiment marched in pursuit of the enemy under Gen. Bragg, and was engaged in the battle of Chaplin Hills, at Perryville, Kentucky, Oct. 8th, and moved with the enemy to Nashville, Tennessee, arriving Nov. 7th, 1862.
  It was mustered out June 5, 1865, at Washington, D. C., and arrived at Camp Butler, Illinois, June 11th, 1865, where they received final payment and discharge.





back to Civil War


back to index

© 1999- 2009 Sara Hemp
Copyright © 1999-2009 to Genealogy Trails' Schuyler County, Illinois host & each Contributor
All rights reserved