|Birth: ||May 14, 1837|
|Death: ||Jan. 1, 1907|
Aged 69y 7m 18d
Civil War veteran. Company I, 7th Illinois Infantry and Company B, 114th Illinois Infantry. He was a prisoner of war.
Died, at the residence of his sister, Mrs. H. C. Sturtevant, of 918 South street, at 12 o'clock midnight, Jan. 2, 1907, of paralysis, Major Edward Payson Strickland, aged 69 years. The deceased was stricken with paralysis last Sunday and has continued to grow gradually weaker until the time of death.
The deceased was born May 14, 1837, in Northampton, Mass., and raised in this city. He enlisted in the first call for seventy-five thousand men in April, 1861, for three months in Company I, Seventh Illinois Infantry, served full term and was honorably discharged. He again enlisted for three years in 1862 in Company B, 114th Illinois Infantry and was commissioned as first lieutenant at the organization of the company. After the capture of Vicksburg he was promoted to captain. The regiment was put on provost duty at Memphis, Tenn. He was sent on an expedition and was taken prisoner in June, 1864. He was part of the time at Macon, Ga., and part of the time at Charleston, S.C., where he was with other union prisoners, placed with the rebel authorities under the guns of the union army in order to protect the city. He was removed from Charleston of Columbia, S.C., from where he escaped and with his first lieutenant traveled a distance of between 400 and 500 miles on foot to Knoxville, Tenn., without seeing a white man, neither did they wish to. They traveled at night and subsisted on what they could obtain free from the negroes, arriving September 31, 1864. They were sent from Knoxville to Louisville, Ky., furloughed home, returned to the regiment, and were with it at the capture of Mobile, after which he was breveted major. He served until the fall of 1865, when he was honorably discharged.
The deceased is survived by one sister, Mrs. Helen Sturtevant, of 901 South Eighth street. IL State Register, Springfield, IL 1-3-1907
Oak Ridge Cemetery
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