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Corp Charles Duncan

Corp Charles Duncan

Birth
Illinois, USA
Death 26 Sep 1926 (aged 83)
Duncan Mills, Fulton County, Illinois, USA
Burial Lewistown, Fulton County, Illinois, USA
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son of
John H Duncan
Jane Branson

Married Mary Jane Hendee 1868

History of the 85th Illinois Volunteers
Illinois Volunteer Infantry
by
Henry J. Aten
1901
CHAPTER XXXIV.
Pages 450 - 469

CORPORAL CHARLES DUNCAN was born at Duncan's Mills, Fulton county, Illinois, November 29, 1842, was a farmer and enlisted from Woodland. He was promoted corporal; served with his company until the close of the war and was mustered out with the regiment. At the end of his service he returned to his former home, resumed farming and resides at Duncan's Mills, Ill.

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.


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  • Created by: Debra
  • Added: 29 Jun 2011
  • Find A Grave Memorial 72231598
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Corp Charles Duncan (29 Nov 1842–26 Sep 1926), Find A Grave Memorial no. 72231598, citing Oak Hill Cemetery, Lewistown, Fulton County, Illinois, USA ; Maintained by Debra (contributor 47324320) .