|Death: ||Jul. 13, 1864|
History of the 85th Illinois Volunteers
Illinois Volunteer Infantry
Henry J. Aten
JEREMIAH DEITRICH, aged thirty-one, born at Selin's Grove, Snyder county, Pennsylvania; removed to Illinois and was a married shoemaker when he enlisted from Mason county. He served with his company until severely wounded at the assault on Kennesaw Mountain, Georgia, June 27, 1864; was removed to the hospital at Nashville, Tenn., where he died on July 13, following. Is buried at No. 9709, in the national cemetery near that city.
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.
George Dietrich (____ - 1881)
Sarah Dietrich (____ - 1875)
Sarah Ann Dietrich (____ - 1918)
Nashville National Cemetery
Plot: 9709, other source: Section H Site 9710
Created by: Debra
Record added: Mar 28, 2012
Find A Grave Memorial# 87491199
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