|Death: ||Nov. 25, 1862|
History of the 85th Illinois Volunteers
Illinois Volunteer Infantry
Henry J. Aten
JOHN A. GARDNER, aged eighteen, born in Ashtabula county, Ohio, and enlisted as a farmer from Mason county. His health failed while on the Kentucky campaign and he was left in the hospital at Harrodsburg, Ky., where he died November 25, 1862. His remains are buried at No. 360, in the national cemetery at Camp Nelson, Ky.
Company C was enrolled by Samuel Black, a farmer residing near Mason City, between July 23 and August 15, 1862, the entire company, except two – one from Logan and one from Peoria – enlisting from Mason county. At the organization of the company the following commissioned officers were elected: Samuel Black, captain; George A. Blanchard, first lieutenant, and Dr. William W. Walker, second lieutenant.
Of the 102 officers and men originally mustered in 8 were killed in action, 7 died of wounds, and 14 were hit whose wounds did not prove fatal while in the service, 22 died of disease, 24 were discharged for disability, 7 were transferred, 2 officers resigned and 31 officers and men were mustered out with the regiment.
The company bore well its part, and did its full share in making history of the regiment one of which its members may be justly proud.
Camp Nelson National Cemetery
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