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William Henry Bushart
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Birth: 1824
Allen County
Ohio, USA
Death: May 31, 1863
Tennessee, USA

William was in the Civil War attached to the 116th. Illinois Infantry, Company C. He was mustered in on August 15, 1862 and was registered as Busshart. He was mortally wounded at the battle of Vicksburg, MS and died at Memphis, TN on May 31st., 1863. [Ed Note: This battle was directed by Gen. Grant himself, and when it was all over and the Confederate Commander, Pemberton, had surrendered Vicksburg, President Lincoln pronounced this "the key" to a Union victory. In seizing Vicksburg, the Union gained control of the Mississippi River which cut the Confederacy in half and more importantly, cut their supply routes.HDS](source: Howard D. Smith, The Smith's of Maryland, Kentucky & Illinois)

Personal life: William Henry Bushart (aka Busshart, Busart, Busert, Buzzard)was born in 1824 or 1825 in Ohio. He was a farmer living in Illinois when he enlisted in the Union Army in 1862 at the age of 37 or 38. He left behind his wife, Susannah (married Nov 11, 1848) and at least 7 living children: Jacob Monroe (1852), Abram (Abraham),Mary (1855), Susan (1858), Eliza (1860), William H. (1861) and David Louis (1863). Records indicate another daughter, Ella Maude, born in 1865 (1880 federal census: Susannah living in the township of Long Creek, Macon County Illinois, with a 15 year old daughter.) William and Susannah's first 2 children, Isaac (1849), David M. (1851), died before 1859, when Wm and Susannah emigrated to Illinois from Ohio. 
 
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 Parents:
  Jacob Bushart (1795 - 1886)
  Mary Magdalena Crumrine Bushart (1795 - 1879)
 
 Spouse:
  Susanna Hook Bushart (1831 - 1897)
 
 Children:
  Jacob Bushart (1852 - 1928)*
  Mary M. Bushhart Boyer (1855 - 1933)*
  Susan Catherine Bushart Phipps (1858 - 1941)*
  Eliza Ann Bushart Burrous (1860 - 1929)*
  William Henry Bushart (1861 - 1933)*
  David Bushart (1863 - 1934)*
 
 Siblings:
  John Bushart (1822 - 1903)*
  William Henry Bushart (1824 - 1863)
  Samuel Bushert (1827 - 1918)*
  Jacob Bushert (1834 - 1862)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
Memphis National Cemetery
Memphis
Shelby County
Tennessee, USA
Plot: B 646
 
Maintained by: Kathleen
Originally Created by: bklemm
Record added: Jun 29, 2011
Find A Grave Memorial# 72184846
William Henry Bushart
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William Henry Bushart
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William Henry Bushart
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 Added: Oct. 6, 2011

- Mary Lambert
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