Charles R Branson

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Charles R Branson

  • Birth 13 Jan 1836 Mount Pleasant, Jefferson County, Ohio, USA
  • Death 3 Nov 1915 Peoria County, Illinois, USA
  • Burial Ipava, Fulton County, Illinois, USA
  • Memorial ID 63640470

85th ILL Infantry Co H
History of the 85th Illinois Volunteers
Illinois Volunteer Infantry
Henry J. Aten

Pages 450 - 469

CHARLES R. BRANSON was born at Mount Pleasant, Jefferson county, Ohio, January 13, 1836, removed with his parents to Illinois in 1839, settled on a farm in Fulton county and enlisted from Woodland. He was detached with the ordnance train in the Kentucky campaign, but soon returned to duty with his company, was slightly wounded at the battle of Mission Ridge, served to the close of the war and was mustered out with the regiment. At the close of his service he returned to Illinois; has been school trustee and is a merchant, residing at Ipava, Fulton county, Illinois.

Recruiting for Company H was commenced on July 31st, and by the 6th of August, 1862, the first of two companies enlisted at Astoria had been enrolled. As with Company G, this company stands on the record as having been enrolled by the FHon. S. P. Cummings. At the organization of the company the following commissioned officers were elected: Nathaniel McClelland, captain, Luke Elliot, first lieutenant, and William Cohren, second lieutenant.

During the three years' service 29 of this company were hit with shot or shell, 4 of whom were killed action , 1 died of wounds, 24 received wounds from which they recovered or were discharged, 6 officers resigned, 11 men died of disease, 24 were discharged, 6 were transferred, and 45 were present at the final muster out.

Of Company H it may be fairly said that it performed its full measure of duty, bore its full share of hardships and suffered it full proportion of loss. The record of the regiment was made brighter by its harmonious action in camp and field, by its steady, soldierly bearing in battle, and its prompt and intelligent response to every call for duty.

History of Fulton County, Illinois; Chas. C. Chapman & Co., Peoria, Illinois, 1879, page 944, Woodland Township

Charles R. Branson, farmer, sec. 10; P. O., Summum; is a native of Jefferson Co., O., where he was born Jan. 13, 1836; in 1839 he settled in Fulton Co., where our subject passed his childhood and grew to manhood. In Aug., 1862, he enlisted in Co. H, 85th Ill. Inf., and participated in the more noted battles of the Rebellion. In 1865 he was united in marriage to Miss Martha Rankin, a daughter of Wm. Rankin. There were born of this marriage 2 children, 1 living.

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