|Death: ||Feb. 20, 1929|
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History of the 85th Illinois Volunteers
Illinois Volunteer Infantry
Henry J. Aten
JOHN W. PRICE was born in Ross county, Ohio. In 1844, and was a farmer when he enlisted from Mason county, Illinois. He served with his company to the close of the war, and was mustered out with the regiment. He is supposed to be living in Wyoming, Stark county, Illinois.
Company A was enrolled by Matthew Langston under dates running from July 18 to August 15, 1862. A majority of the men enlisted from Mason county, although Morgan, Peoria and Tazewell counties were represented in it ranks. At the organization of the company the following commissioned officers were elected: Matthew Langston, captain; Thomas R. Roberts, first lieutenant, and Dr. John W. Neal, second lieutenant.
Of the 93 officers and men composing the company 18 were hit with shot or shell, 10 of whom were killed or died of wounds. Four officers resigned, 19 men died of disease, 25 were discharged, 2 were transferred, and 1 officer and 31 enlisted men were mustered out with the regiment.
It is due to the company to say that it maintained a high standard of discipline throughout, and bore its full share in making the history of the regiment illustrious.
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