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Corp James P Ferrell
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Birth: Aug. 3, 1831
Erie County
New York, USA
Death: Apr. 3, 1879
Illinois, USA

85th ILL Inf Co D

History of the 85th Illinois Volunteers
Illinois Volunteer Infantry
by
Henry J. Aten
1901

CHAPTER XXX.
Pages 393 - 407



CORPORAL JAMES FERRELL, aged thirty-two, born in Eire county, New York, removed to Illinois, was married and a farmer when he enlisted from Bath. He served to the close of the war and was mustered out with the regiment. Upon his return home he resumed farming, and died near Bath, Ill., in about 1880.

Company D was enrolled by Dr. Charles W. Houghton, residing at Bath, Mason county, and was recruited between July 18 and August 8, 1862. At the organization of the company, the following commissioned officers were elected: Charles W. Houghton, captain; Comfort H. Ramon, first lieutenant, and Charles H. Chatfield, second lieutenant.

This company was mustered in with 95 officers and men, of whom 5 were killed in action, 3 died of wounds, 1 was accidentally killed and 15 received wounds in battle which did not prove fatal while in the service, 13 died of disease, 22 were discharged for disability, 1 was transferred, and 40 officers and men were mustered out with the regiment.

Under the careful training of Lieutenant Chatfield this company became very proficient in the skirmish drill, and upon all occasions performed its duty with zeal and energy. 
 
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  Anna V Ferrell Masten (1873 - 1929)*
 
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Burial:
Snicarte Cemetery
Bath
Mason County
Illinois, USA
 
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Record added: Nov 06, 2010
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