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William B Short

  • Birth 1844 Illinois, USA
  • Death 25 Feb 1867 USA
  • Burial Mason County, Illinois, USA
  • Memorial ID 61938511

22 years 7 mos 12 days
son of WP and SC Short
William B Short filed for a pension on May 26, 1866
History of the 85th Illinois Volunteers
Illinois Volunteer Infantry
Henry J. Aten

Pages 375-392

WILLIAM B. SHORT, aged eighteen, born in and enlisted from Mason county, Illinois, served through the Kentucky campaign, and was transferred to the Veteran Reserve corps at Nashville, Tenn., September 16, 1863. Report says he died in the service.

Company C was enrolled by Samuel Black, a farmer residing near Mason City, between July 23 and August 15, 1862, the entire company, except two – one from Logan and one from Peoria – enlisting from Mason county. At the organization of the company the following commissioned officers were elected: Samuel Black, captain; George A. Blanchard, first lieutenant, and Dr. William W. Walker, second lieutenant.

Of the 102 officers and men originally mustered in 8 were killed in action, 7 died of wounds, and 14 were hit whose wounds did not prove fatal while in the service, 22 died of disease, 24 were discharged for disability, 7 were transferred, 2 officers resigned and 31 officers and men were mustered out with the regiment.

The company bore well its part, and did its full share in making history of the regiment one of which its members may be justly proud.

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