|Birth: ||Jul. 18, 1841|
|Death: ||Oct. 16, 1924|
History of the 85th Illinois Volunteers
Illinois Volunteer Infantry
Henry J. Aten
Pages 393 - 407
CORPORAL WILLIAM H. CASTLEBERRY was born in Centralia, Marion county, Illinois, July 18, 1841, and was married and a farmer when he enlisted from Havana. He was promoted corporal, served with his company to the close of the war and was mustered out with the regiment. He removed to the Indian Territory in 1894, and is engaged in farming in the Chickasaw Nation. His post office address is Rush Springs, I. T.
Company D was enrolled by Dr. Charles W. Houghton, residing at Bath, Mason county, and was recruited between July 18 and August 8, 1862. At the organization of the company, the following commissioned officers were elected: Charles W. Houghton, captain; Comfort H. Ramon, first lieutenant, and Charles H. Chatfield, second lieutenant.
This company was mustered in with 95 officers and men, of whom 5 were killed in action, 3 died of wounds, 1 was accidentally killed and 15 received wounds in battle which did not prove fatal while in the service, 13 died of disease, 22 were discharged for disability, 1 was transferred, and 40 officers and men were mustered out with the regiment.
Under the careful training of Lieutenant Chatfield this company became very proficient in the skirmish drill, and upon all occasions performed its duty with zeal and energy
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