|Birth: ||Feb. 17, 1821|
|Death: ||Feb. 5, 1880|
Was a Civil War veteran serving in Co. B, 85th Illinois Infantry. Discharged with injuries on April 22nd, 1863 as Corporal Abner C. Eveland.
History of the 85th Illinois Volunteers
Illinois Volunteer Infantry
Henry J. Aten
Corporal Abner C. Eveland, aged 41, enlisted as a farmer from Fulton County and was chosen corporal at the organization of the company. He served through the Kentucky campaign and was discharged from disability on April 22, 1863.
Company B was enrolled at Havana by James R. Griffith between July 18th and August 22nd, 1862. This company was accredited to Mason County but in fact many of the men enlisted in Fulton County. Unfortunately, the muster-in roll of this company is defective, seldom if ever giving the residence at enlistment, occupation, or birth place of the men.
At the organization of the company the following commisioned officers were elected: James R. Griffith, captain; Charles W. Pierce, first lieutenant, and John A. Mallory, second lieutenant.
The company was mustered in with 96 officers and men, of whom 11 were killed in battle or died of wounds received in action, and 19 were wounded who lived to be discharged or mustered out, 12 died of disease, 22 were discharged, 6 were transferred, and but 33 were present at muster out.
During the three years service, Company B was never found wanting, and now at the end of thirty five years, it's survivors look with pride upon its record. Three of its members lost an arm and seven were killed within thirty minutes at the battle of Peach Tree Creek.
Elizabeth Eveland/Walker Ackerson Howard (1835 - 1924)
Greenbury Henry Eveland (1856 - 1932)*
Silas Chester Eveland (1858 - 1949)*
George Hillary Eveland (1860 - 1925)*
Adda Adelia Ames (1863 - 1954)*
Sarah Elizabeth Eveland Maranville (1868 - 1955)*
Co B 85th IL Inf
Created by: Marion Ogden
Record added: Jul 29, 2003
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