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John Harvey Arnold
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Birth: Jan. 1, 1822
Clay County
Kentucky, USA
Death: Jan. 24, 1928
Springfield
Sangamon County
Illinois, USA

Son of Van and Nancy Pierce Arnold; husband of Mildred. Died at the age of 106y 24d.

Private, U.S. Army, Company E, 85th, Illinois, Inf

ILLINOIS CIVIL WAR DETAIL REPORT
Name ARNOLD, JOHN H
Rank PVT Company E Unit 85 IL US INF
Residence PEORIA, PEORIA CO, IL
Height 5' 2 Hair LIGHT
Eyes HAZEL Marital Status SINGLE
Occupation FARMER
Nativity PHILADELPHIA, PA
DISCHARGED JAN 25, 1865 FOR WOUNDS PVTD AT PEACH TREE CREEK GA JUL 19, 1864

John Harvey Arnold, Civil war veteran said by relatives to be 106 years old, died at 4 o'clock yesterday morning at his home, on Morgan avenue. He had been ill for nearly two years. Mr. Arnold was born in Clay county, Kentucky, and came to Sangamon county eighty-eight years ago. He acquired a small farm but left home to serve his country, enlisting in the Eighty-fifth Illinois infantry. He participated in the battles of Perrysville, Ky., where he was slightly wounded, Big Shanty, Peach Orchard, Stone River and other important engagements. In the battles before Atlanta, Mr. Arnold, color sergeant of his company, was shot nine tines, five bullets taking effect in his right shoulder and arm, others penetrating both thighs and his right leg and foot. He never regained the entire use of his right arm and since the Civil war had been on the pension list as a disabled veteran. He was a member of Stephenson Post No. 30, Grand Army of the Republic and for several years was active in the work of the Salvation Army in this city.

Decedent is survived by his wife, Mrs. Mildred Arnold; a daughter, Jeannette; a son, Richard, at home; and a half-sister, Mrs. Charles Owen, city. IL State Journal, Springfield, Il, 1-25-1928

Man Died at 106 at Springfield (excerpts)
Springfield IL, Jan 26 -- (UP)
John Harvey ARNOLD, said by relatives to be 106 yrs old, died at his home here yesterday. -was a civil war veteran, having participated in battles of Perryville, Big Shanty, Peach Orchard & Stone River. -was wounded 9 times in battles bef Atlanta, lost use of right arm ... born in Clay county KY, migrated to IL in youth & been a resident of Sangamon county 88 yrs.

pub: Sterling (IL) Daily Gazette, 25 Jan 1928
cont. by Caral (#3288427)
 
 
Burial:
Oak Ridge Cemetery
Springfield
Sangamon County
Illinois, USA
Plot: Block 10A, 112 - GAR Memorial Area
 
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Originally Created by: Charles W Brown
Record added: Sep 16, 2007
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- BjJ
 Added: Oct. 19, 2014
virtual cemetery 85th ILL Inf on my home page
- Debra
 Added: Nov. 21, 2010
 
 
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