|Death: ||Nov. 14, 1896|
James Peasnell enlisted in Company C, 103rd Regiment, Ohio Volunteer Infantry in Cleveland, August 12, 1862 for a 3-year term of service. Occupation: Farmer. He received a $50 enlistment bonus from Cuyahoga County in addition to his Federal bounty. Dependents: None. Occupation: Farmer. He was listed as wounded in action in the arm and thorax, July 28, 1864, while the 103rd was advancing along the Georgia Railroad toward Confederate works east of Atlanta, according to the Daily Cleveland Herald of August 11, 1864. He apparently recovered and returned to duty. James was mustered out with Company C, June 12, 1865, at the end of his term of service at the end of the war. Rank: Private.
He applied for an invalid soldier's pension, March 29, 1866 which was issued as Certificate #71957. The location of issuance was not shown on the Pension Index Card.
There is no indication as for what purpose he relocated to Chicago. He never appeared in any U.S. Census, either before or after the war, including the 1890 U.S. Veterans' Census. There was no indication that he was ever married.
He did belong to the U.S. Grant Post 28, Grand Army of the Republic in Chicago. His name is on Panel #13 in the Cuyahoga County Soldiers' and Sailors' Monument, Public Square, Cleveland, Ohio.
At the time of his death he was listed as a laborer, residing at 38 W. 12th Street in Chicago. He was buried November 18, 1896 and had no headstone until William C. Stark, a 103rd Regiment researcher from Cleveland, Ohio, ordered one from the Veterans Administration and arranged to have it set on his grave.
Nothing more is known about James Peasnell. Additional information might be found in his military service record and separate pension file. Copies can be ordered from the National Arrchives but only at an exorbitant cost.
Forest Home Cemetery
Plot: Section: IG. Lot: 2799. Grave: Single.
Created by: William Stark
Record added: Nov 29, 2013
Find A Grave Memorial# 120950851
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