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Birth: Apr. 7, 1839
Death: Oct. 28, 1918

William Askey;
Company I, 47th Illinois Volunteer Infantry

Residence Spring Bay IL;
Enlisted on 9/4/1861 as a Private.
On 9/4/1861 he mustered into "I" Co. IL 47th Infantry
He was Mustered Out on 10/11/1864
Federal Pension Information:
He applied for a pension on 3/7/1890 from the state of NE
application # 759,549
His Widow (Josephine Askey) applied for a pension on 3/8/1919 from the state of NE
application # 1,137,294
William Askey was born 7 Apr 1839 at Warwickshire, England the oldest child of William and Sarah (Hackett) Askey. In the late 1850's this family migrated to United States and settled in spring Bay, Woodford County, Illinois.

William and his brother, James, both young farmers, enlisted in the Union Army September 4, 1861.
James was captured in April 1864 and died in Tyler, Texas at a prison camp.
Another brother, Thomas, also enlisted in Co. I, 47th Illinois Infantry on January 26, 1864 and died in the line of duty April 1864.

William Askey participated in the following battles: Farmington, MS - May 1862 Iuka, MS - May 1862, Corinth, MS - September 1862, Corinth, MS - October 1862, New Madrid Island, MS -November 1862, Jackson, MS - May 1863, Vicksburg, MS - May 1863, Fort Derussey, Hendrson Hills, Pleasant Hill, LA - April 1864, Morris Plantation, Cloutierville, Marksville, Lake Chiot, LA - June 1864, Tupelo, MS - July 1864, Abbeyville, LA - August 1864

William Askey was honorably discharged on October 11,1864. A diary he kept during his years in the serice has records of daily life, daily chores and rations he purchased for survival, along with other trivial information about his journey and service.

In 1871 William migrated and took up homesteading in Furnace County, Nebraska. On November 2, 1871, he married Lydia Laura Phillips in Lancastera County, Nebraska.

William Askey received his U.S. citizenship November 27, 1882. He was a member of the GAR Post 108 Oxford, Furnas County, Nebraska. He applied for and received a disability pension for his wartime health experiences. William Askey died October 28, 1918.


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  Lidda L Askey (____ - 1888)*
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