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 William DeLong

William DeLong

Birth
Death 26 May 1869 (aged 28)
Burial Woodford County, Illinois, USA
Memorial ID 24798329 · View Source
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History of the 85th Illinois Volunteers
Illinois Volunteer Infantry
by
Henry J. Aten
1901
CHAPTER XXXII.
Pages 420 - 432

SERGEANT WILLIAM DELONG, aged twenty-four, single, farmer, enlisted from Spring Bay, was chosen corporal at the organization of the company, promoted sergeant, served until the close of the war and was mustered out with the regiment.

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.


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  • Created by: Amelia Crombie-Christy
  • Added: 21 Feb 2008
  • Find A Grave Memorial 24798329
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for William DeLong (1 Oct 1840–26 May 1869), Find A Grave Memorial no. 24798329, citing Sand Ridge Cemetery, Woodford County, Illinois, USA ; Maintained by Amelia Crombie-Christy (contributor 46861625) .