|Birth: ||Feb. 25, 1841|
|Death: ||Jul. 13, 1864|
History of the 85th Illinois Volunteers
Illinois Volunteer Infantry
Henry J. Aten
CORPORAL CALVIN W. BOON was born in Union county, Pennsylvania, in 1841, and was married and a farmer when he enlisted as a private from Tazewell county. He was promoted corporal and served with his company until severely wounded at the assault on Kennesaw Mountain, Georgia, June 27, 1864. He was removed to the hospital at Chattanooga, Tenn., where he died July 14, 1864. His remains are buried in No. 11809 in the national cemetery on Orchard Knob near Chattanooga.
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 company1were 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
Married Martha Black 1862 in Mason Co Illinois
Martha applied for widow's benefits for Calvins service in the 85th Illinois Infantry. She applied Aug 20, 1864.
A minor child, Martha, applied for benefits Oct 25, 1867
Calvin and Martha had a daughter, Helen. She married Michael Bowler, and died in Los Angeles in 1942.
Martha later married Wm B Robison 1866 in Mason Co Illinois
Martha A Black Robison (1840 - 1914)*
Chattanooga National Cemetery
Plot: E, 0, 11809
Maintained by: Debra
Originally Created by: US Veterans Affairs Offi...
Record added: Feb 25, 2000
Find A Grave Memorial# 386965
virtual cemetery 85th ILL Inf on my home page|
Added: Nov. 7, 2010
Son of Thomas Boone and Harriet Robinson, born Feb 25, 1841 and was married to a Martha Black.As per Barbara Terrell|
Added: Jul. 11, 2009