|Death: ||Sep. 1, 1864|
Co B 85th Illinois Infantry
Residence - Age 41
Joined JUL 18, 1862 MASON CO, IL
Joined By CPT GRIFFITH Period 3 YRS
Muster AUG 27, 1862 PEORIA, IL
CORPORAL KILLED IN ACTION OF JONESBORO GA SEP 1, 1864
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History of the 85th Illinois Volunteers
Illinois Volunteer Infantry
Henry J. Aten
CORPORAL LEWIS BOARMASTER, aged forty-one, enlisted as a private, was promoted to be corporal and served with his company until killed at the battle of Jonesboro, Ga., September 1, 1864. His remains are buried at No. 3284 in the national cemetery at Marietta, Ga.
Company B was enrolled at Havana by James R. Griffith between July 18 and August 22, 1862. This company was credited to Mason, but in fact very many of the men enlisted from Fulton county. Unfortunately the muster-in roll of this company is defective, seldom if ever giving the residence at enlistment, and not often the occupation or birth-place of the men.
At the organization of the company the following commissioned officers were elected: James R. Griffith, captain; Charles W. Pierce, first lieutenant, and John A. Mallory, second lieutenant.
The company was mustered in with 96 officers and men, of whom 11 were killed in battle or died of wounds received in action, and 19 were wounded who lived to be discharged or mustered out, 12 died of disease, 22 were discharged, 6 were transferred, and but 33 present at the final muster out.
During the three years' service Company B was never found wanting, and now at the end of thirty-five years its survivors look with pride upon its record. Three of its members lost an arm and seven were killed within thirty minutes at the battle of Peach Tree creek.
DATE OF DEATH: 09/01/1864
BURIED AT: SECTION K SITE 3284
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Marietta National Cemetery
Plot: K 3284
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Record added: Oct 06, 2008
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