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Pvt Benjamin F Kratzer

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Pvt Benjamin F Kratzer

  • Birth 9 Nov 1835 Warren County, Indiana, USA
  • Death 16 May 1913 California, USA
  • Burial Los Angeles, Los Angeles County, California, USA
  • Plot Lot 85
  • Memorial ID 14738026

Civil War Veteran with Company B, 85th Illinois Infantry Regiment. The 85th was organized on August 27, 1862. The 85th participated at the Battles of Chickamauga, Chattanooga and Peach Tree Creek. The 85th mustered out of service on June 15, 1865.

BENJAMIN F. KRATZER was born in Warren county, Indiana, November 9, 1835, and removed to Illinois in 1855. He was wounded at the battle of Perryville, Ky., October 8, 1862, and was transferred to the marine brigade at Nashville, Tenn., in March 1863. He served with that organization on the Mississippi river until discharged at Vicksburg, Miss., January 17, 1865. He removed to California in 1888, and served as a justice of the peace in San Diego county. He is now an inmate of the Soldiers' Home in Los Angeles, Cal.
History of the 85th Illinois Volunteers
Illinois Volunteer Infantry
by
Henry J. Aten
1901
CHAPTER XXVIII.

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married Ellen Latham in 1859 Mason Co IL
Pages 360-374

Passed away at the Pacific Branch VA Hospital, Sawtelle, CA


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  • Maintained by: Debra
  • Originally Created by: Randy
  • Added: 26 Jun 2006
  • Find A Grave Memorial 14738026
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Pvt Benjamin F Kratzer (9 Nov 1835–16 May 1913), Find A Grave Memorial no. 14738026, citing Westwood Memorial Park, Los Angeles, Los Angeles County, California, USA ; Maintained by Debra (contributor 47324320) .