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PVT Americus Marion Hinsey
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Birth: Oct., 1844
Illinois, USA
Death: Jan. 4, 1919
Santa Barbara County
California, USA

Name: Americus Hinsey
Side: Union
Regiment State/Origin: Illinois
Regiment: 85th Regiment, Illinois Infantry
Company: F
Rank In: Private
Rank Out: Private
Film Number: M539 roll 41

Americus applied for a pension in June of 1865

AMERICUS HINSEY, aged twenty-two, single, farmer; enlisted from Groveland. Served with his company until severely wounded in the battle of Peach Tree creek, Georgia, July 19, 1864. His left leg was broken by a gun shot and amputated and he was discharged for wounds from the hospital at Chicago, Ill., soon after the close of the war. When last heard from he was an inmate of the Soldiers’ Home in Dayton, Ohio.

History of the 85th Illinois Volunteers
Illinois Volunteer Infantry
by Henry J. Aten
Pages 420 - 432

Company F was enrolled by John Kennedy at Pekin, Tazewell county, between June 15th and 21st, 1862, in anticipation of a call for additional troops. This was almost a month earlier that the enrollment of any other company in the Eighty-fifth. Unfortunately the enlistment roll of this company does not always definitely fix the birth-place of the men. At the organization of the company the following commissioned officers were elected: John Kennedy, captain; Robert A. Bowman, first lieutenant, and Richard W. Tenney, second lieutenant.

During the three years’ service 25 of the company were struck by bullets or shell in battle, 9 of whom were killed, 7 died of wounds and 9 recovered, 4 were accidentally killed, 10 died of disease, 23, were discharged, 4 were transferred and at the final muster out there were but 30 present.

The company was always bravely commanded, and never failed to do its full duty toward the preservation of the nation’s integrity.

Illinois Civil War Detail Report

Rank PVT
Company F
Unit 85 IL US INF

Personal Characteristics
Age 22
Height 5' 6 1/2
Complexion LIGHT
Marital Status SINGLE
Occupation FARMER
Nativity US

Service Record
Joined When JUN 21, 1862
Joined Where WOODFORD CO, IL
Joined By Whom CPT KENNEDY
Period 3 YRS
Muster In AUG 27, 1862
Muster In Where PEORIA, IL
Muster In By Whom
Muster Out JUN 5, 1865
Muster Out Where WASHINGTON, DC
Muster Out By Whom LT SCROGGS


Family links: 
  John Henry Hinsey (1798 - 1855)
  Mary Murry Hinsey (1812 - 1849)
  Mary Hinsey Stewart (1826 - 1895)**
  John Hinsey (1841 - 1845)**
  Christopher Columbus Hinsey (1842 - 1904)*
  Americus Marion Hinsey (1844 - 1919)
*Calculated relationship
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Woodlawn Memorial Park
San Mateo County
California, USA
Plot: Section G
Maintained by: Debra
Originally Created by: Diane Reich
Record added: Aug 12, 2007
Find A Grave Memorial# 20913216
PVT Americus Marion Hinsey
Added by: Diane Reich
PVT Americus Marion Hinsey
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 Added: Nov. 24, 2011

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