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Sgt Peter Bruce
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Birth: 1837, Scotland
Death: Jun. 17, 1864

Co A 65th Illinois (Scotch Regiment)
2nd Brigade, 3rd Division, 23rd Army Corps

1st Sergt. Killed at Clark's Plantation, Ga., June 17, 1864.
-Illinois AG

Age 25 Height 5'8 Hair BROWN Eyes BROWN Complexion DARK Marital Status N/A Occupation CARPENTER
Nativity SCOTLAND

Service Record
Joined JAN 28, 1862 CHICAGO, IL
Joined Period 3 YRS
Muster In MAR 1, 1862 CHICAGO, IL
Remarks REENLISTED AS A VETERAN

Residence CHICAGO, COOK CO, IL Age 27 Height 5'8 Hair BROWN Eyes BROWN Complexion DARK Marital Status N/A Occupation CARPENTER
Nativity SCOTLAND

Service Record
Joined MAR 31, 1864 KNOXVILLE, TN
Joined By CPT BLAIN Period 3 YRS
Muster In APR 7, 1864 LOUISVILLE, KY

VETERAN KILLED (AS 1SGT) IN ACTION JUN 17, 1864 AT CLARKS PLANTATION GA
-ILSOS

June 15, 1864, a general advance of Sherman's Army being made, the Sixty-fifth, on the right of the Twenty-third Corps, was brought into a sharp engagement with the enemy, between Kenesaw and Lost Mountains. The enemy fell back, and, on the following day, the Sixty-fifth Illinois occupied their works. Lively skirmishing was continued on 17th, 18th, and 19th, and on the 20th, the advance was checked by a deep and almost impassable creek - the enemy disputing the passage of the only bridge with artillery and infantry. Volunteers being called for, about 50 men of the Sixty-fifth Illinois stepped forward and charged across the bridge, driving back the enemy, and holding the position until the remainder of the Regiment crossed...
-Illinois AG History of the Sixty-fifth Illinois Regiment

BRUCE, PETER
SGT US ARMY
CIVIL WAR
BURIED AT: SECTION E SITE 6520
-VA

E-6521 is an Unknown orig bur Lost Mountain (same area as Sgt. Bruce).

John D. Snook, Co A 65th Illinois, was killed June 15, 1864, also at Clark's Plantation, Ga. -Illinois AG... Not found in VA grave locator.

Levi H. Mead, Corpl. Co F 65th Illinois, was killed June 17, 1864, also at Clark's Plantation, Ga. -Illinois AG. Grave: F-5254.

F-5255 is an Unknown orig bur Kennesaw Mountain.

Lewis A. Wood, Sergt. Co F 65th Illinois, was killed June 17, 1864, also at Clark's Plantation, Ga. -Illinois AG... Not found in VA grave locator.
 
 
Burial:
Marietta National Cemetery
Marietta
Cobb County
Georgia, USA
Plot: SECTION E SITE 6520
 
Created by: Janet
Record added: May 10, 2009
Find A Grave Memorial# 36943102
Sgt Peter Bruce
Added by: Helen Jeffrey Gaskill
 
Sgt Peter Bruce
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