Civil War Veteran,Co. B 85th Illinois Infantry
George F. Maranville, aged thirty one when he enlisted August 4, 1862, served to the close of the war and was mustered out with the regiment. Returning to his former home he resumed farming and was drowned in the river near Havana in about 1876.
Company B was enrolled at Havana, Mason County, IL by James R. Griffith between July 18 and Aug 22, 1862. This company was credited to Mason but, in fact, very many of the men were from Fulton County. Unfortunately, the muster-in roll of this company is defective, seldom, if ever, giving the residence at enlistment or the occupation or birth-place of the men.
At the organization of the company the following commisioned 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 all but 33 were present at muster-out.
During its three year service Company B was never found wanting, and now at the end of 35 years its survivors look with pride upon its record. Three of its members lost an arm and seven were killed within 30 minutes at the battle of Peach Tree Creek.
Plot: Section 12
Created by: Marion Ogden
Record added: Jul 28, 2003
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