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Francis Sylvester Cogeshall

  • Birth 21 Dec 1840 Virginia, Cass County, Illinois, USA
  • Death 30 Aug 1914 Seattle, King County, Washington, USA
  • Burial Seattle, King County, Washington, USA
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  • Memorial ID 5339908

from FAG member Debra:
Born Dec 21 1840
Virgina Cass Co IL

Died Aug 30 1914
Seattle King Washington

History of the 85th Illinois Volunteers
Illinois Volunteer Infantry
by Henry J. Aten 1901
CHAPTER XXX.Pages 393 - 407

FIRST LIEUTENANT FRANCIS S. COGESHALL was born in Cass county, Illinois,
December 21, 1840, and was a farmer when he enlisted from Bath. He was chosen
corporal at the organization of the company and was promoted first lieutenant
November 23, 1864, served to the close of the war, and was mustered out with the
regiment. He removed to South Dakota in 1885, and served two terms as county
treasurer of Jerauld county, removed to Minnesota in 1899, and is now farming
near Fulda, Murray county, Minnesota.

Company D was enrolled by Dr. Charles W. Houghton, residing at Bath, Mason
county, and was recruited between July 18 and August 8, 1862. At the
organization of the company, the following commissioned officers were elected:
Charles W. Houghton, captain; Comfort H. Ramon, first lieutenant, and Charles H.
Chatfield, second lieutenant.

This company was mustered in with 95 officers and men, of whom 5 were killed in
action, 3 died of wounds, 1 was accidentally killed and 15 received wounds in
battle which did not prove fatal while in the service, 13 died of disease, 22
were discharged for disability, 1 was transferred, and 40 officers and men were
mustered out with the regiment.

Under the careful training of Lieutenant Chatfield this company became very
proficient in the skirmish drill, and upon all occasions performed its duty with
zeal and energy.


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  • Created by: Carolyn Farnum
  • Added: 4 Apr 2001
  • Find A Grave Memorial 5339908
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Francis Sylvester Cogeshall (21 Dec 1840–30 Aug 1914), Find A Grave Memorial no. 5339908, citing Mount Pleasant Cemetery, Seattle, King County, Washington, USA ; Maintained by Carolyn Farnum (contributor 10411580) .