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Sgt Charles Thorn Kisler
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Birth: Feb. 15, 1842
Pennsylvania, USA
Death: May 10, 1919
Illinois, USA

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

Pages 360-374

FIRST SERGEANT CHARLES T. KISLER was born in Washington county, Pennsylvania, February 15, 1842, and removed with his parents to Illinois in 1855. He was a farmer when he enlisted as a private from Mason county. While the regiment was at Louisville, Ky., he was detached and placed in charge of confiscated property. He was slightly wounded at the battle of Peach Tree creek, Georgia, July 19, 1864, and was promoted to be first sergeant. He was commissioned captain on May 19, 1865, but the company was too small to permit his muster, and he was mustered out with the regiment as first sergeant. He returned to Mason county, where he is engaged in farming, and now resides in Havana, Ill.

Company B was enrolled at Havana by James R. Griffith between July 18 and August 22, 1862. This company was credited to Mason, nut in fact very many of the men enlisted from Fulton county. Unfortunately the muster-in roll of this company is defective, seldom if ever giving the residence at enlistment, and not often the occupation or birth-place of the men.

At the organization of the company the following commissioned officers were elected: James R. Griffith, captain; Charles W. Pierce, first lieutenant, and John A. Mallory, second lieutenant.

The company was mustered in with 96 officers and men, of whom 11 were killed in battle or died of wounds received in action, and 19 were wounded who lived to be discharged or mustered out, 12 died of disease, 22 were discharged, 6 were transferred, and but 33 present at the final muster out.

During the three years' service Company B was never found wanting, and now at the end of thirty-five years its survivors look with pride upon its record. Three of its members lost and arm and seven were killed within thirty minutes at the battle of Peach Tree creek.

Son of Jacob and Maria Kisler, PA 
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  Elmira Martz Kisler (1847 - 1930)
  Henry M. Kisler (1869 - 1953)*
  Edgar T Kisler (1872 - 1947)*
  Eugene Charles Kisler (1882 - 1960)*
*Calculated relationship
Laurel Hill Cemetery
Mason County
Illinois, USA
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Record added: Nov 10, 2010
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