Begin New Search
Refine Last Search
Cemetery Lookup
Add Burial Records
Help with Find A Grave

Find all Arnetts in:
 • Nashville National Cemetery
 • Nashville
 • Davidson County
 • Tennessee
 • Find A Grave

Top Contributors
Success Stories
Community Forums
Find A Grave Store

Log In
James P Arnett
Birth: unknown
Death: Feb. 13, 1863

History of the 85th Illinois Volunteers
Illinois Volunteer Infantry
Henry J. Aten

Pages 344-359

JAMES P. ARNETT was born in Menard county, Illinois, in 1841, and was a farmer when he enlisted from Mason county. He served through the Kentucky campaign, and died at Nashville, Tenn., February 17, 1863. His remains are buried in No. 50 in the national cemetery near the city.

Company A was enrolled by Matthew Langston under dates running from July 18 to August 15, 1862. A majority of the men enlisted from Mason county, although Morgan, Peoria and Tazewell counties were represented in it ranks. At the organization of the company the following commissioned officers were elected: Matthew Langston, captain; Thomas R. Roberts, first lieutenant, and Dr. John W. Neal, second lieutenant.

Of the 93 officers and men composing the company 18 were hit with shot or shell, 10 of whom were killed or died of wounds. Four officers resigned, 19 men died of disease, 25 were discharged, 2 were transferred, and 1 officer and 31 enlisted men were mustered out with the regiment.

It is due to the company to say that it maintained a high standard of discipline throughout, and bore its full share in making the history of the regiment illustrious. 
Nashville National Cemetery
Davidson County
Tennessee, USA
Plot: E, 50
Maintained by: Debra
Originally Created by: US Veterans Affairs Offi...
Record added: Mar 04, 2000
Find A Grave Memorial# 3180399
James P Arnett
Added by: KBlums
James P Arnett
Cemetery Photo
Added by: Evening Blues
Photos may be scaled.
Click on image for full size.

- Kathleen Fleury Bilbrey
 Added: Nov. 6, 2014
virtual cemetery 85th ILL Inf on my home page
- Debra
 Added: Nov. 7, 2010
85th Illinois Infantry Company A
- Debra
 Added: Nov. 7, 2010
This page is sponsored by: Debra

Privacy Statement and Terms of Service UPDATED