|Birth: ||Sep. 3, 1843|
|Death: ||Oct. 9, 1914|
History of the 85th Illinois Volunteers
Illinois Volunteer Infantry
by Henry J. Aten
1901 CHAPTER XXXII.Pages 420 - 432
JAMES F. BURT was born in Ripley, Brown county, Ohio, December 3, 1845, and was a farmer residing at Spring Bay, Woodford county, Illinois, when he enlisted. He was wounded in the assault on Kennesaw Mountain, Georgia, June 27, 1864, but recovered and served to the close of the war, and was mustered out with the regiment. Is a farmer and resides since 1889 at Litchfield, Montgomery county, Illinois.
Company F was enrolled by John Kennedy at Pekin, Tazewell county, between June 15th and 21st, 1862, in anticipation of a call for additional troops. This was almost a month earlier that the enrollment of any other company in the Eighty-fifth. Unfortunately the enlistment roll of this company does not always definitely fix the birth-place of the men. At the organization of the company the following commissioned officers were elected: John Kennedy, captain; Robert A. Bowman, first lieutenant, and Richard W. Tenney, second lieutenant.
During the three years' service 25 of the company were struck by bullets or shell in battle, 9 of whom were killed, 7 died of wounds and 9 recovered, 4 were accidentally killed, 10 died of disease, 23, were discharged, 4 were transferred and at the final muster out there were but 30 present.
The company was always bravely commanded, and never failed to do its full duty toward the preservation of the nation's integrity.
Mary McCullah Burt (1843 - 1880)*
William Frank Burt (1895 - 1939)*
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