|Birth: ||Apr. 12, 1845|
|Death: ||Mar. 7, 1909|
History of the 85th Illinois Volunteers
Illinois Volunteer Infantry
Henry J. Aten
Pages 470 - 481
ELLIS MOORE was born in Green county, Illinois, April 12, 1845, and was farming near Havana, in Mason county, when he enlisted as a recruit, January 5, 1864. He served with his company until wounded in the assault on the enemy's works at Jonesboro, Ga., September 1, 1864, and was absent (sick) at the muster out of the regiment. He was honorably discharged at Camp Butler, Ill., June 8, 1865, and returned to Illinois. In 1886 he removed to Kansas and engaged in farming in Chautauqua county, his address being Sedan, Chautauqua county, Kansas.
Company I was enrolled by William H. Marble under date of August 1, 1862, in that part of Fulton county bordering on the Illinois river. The records of the company show that they were carelessly kept, and are very defective in many respects.
The company was organized at Marble's mills by the election of the following commissioned officers: William H. Marble, captain; David M. Holstead, first lieutenant, and Hugh McHugh, second lieutenant.
One man was killed in action, and 12 were wounded who lived beyond the close of the war, 4 officers resigned, 2 were mustered out with the regiment and one was promoted, 18 men were discharged, 11 died of disease, 5 were transferred and 21 returned home at the close of the war.
In the individual sketches which follow an attempt is made to give a concise statement of the history of each member of the company, each of whom may look back with pride upon the results of the war, and rejoice in the fact that it was his privilege to bear an honorable part in the great struggle for freedom.
Eveline M. Sledlus Moore (1852 - 1938)*
Marion Elias Moore (1882 - 1959)*
Created by: Del Huggins
Record added: Dec 03, 2007
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