SANFORD GILSON, aged twenty-one, farmer, born in Fulton county, Illinois, and enlisted from Otto. He served through the Kentucky campaign, and was discharged from the general hospital at Nashville, Tenn., in March, 1863. He returned to Illinois, and is said to be living at Ipava.
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 there 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.
--History of the 85th Illinois Volunteers, Illinois Volunteer Infantry, by Henry J. Aten, 1901, CHAPTER XXXV, Pages 470 - 481.
John Gilson (1797 - 1852)
Mellissa Branson Belless (1819 - 1899)
Julia A. Myers Gilson (1844 - 1929)*
Melburn Gilson (1864 - 1923)*
Charles B. Gilson (1865 - 1955)*
Lillie Belle Gilson Vaughn (1869 - ____)*
Atlantis Gilson Lalicker (1840 - 1930)**
Sanford Gilson (1841 - 1932)
Mary Melissa Gilson Porter (1843 - 1907)**
Charles B. Gilson (1847 - 1904)*
Belle Gilson Ianson (1849 - 1930)**
Josephine Gilson Babcock (1854 - 1921)**
Co. I, 85th Reg. Ill. Vol. Inf.
Note: h/o Julia A. Myers Gilson; father of Melburn Gilson
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