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 William A Mence

William A Mence

Birth
Boonville, Warrick County, Indiana, USA
Death 20 Nov 1862
Kentucky, USA
Burial Danville, Boyle County, Kentucky, USA
Plot 12, 0, 307
Memorial ID 987282 · View Source
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History of the 85th Illinois Volunteers
Illinois Volunteer Infantry
by
Henry J. Aten
1901
CHAPTER XXXI.
Pages 408 - 419

WILLIAM A. MENCE, aged 21, born in Boonville, Warwick county, Indiana, farmer; enlisted from Petersburg, Ill. Died October 23, 1862, probably at Harrodsburgh, Ky., as he is buried at No. 307 in the national cemetery at Danville, Ky.

Company E was the Menard county company and was enrolled by Pleasant S. Scott, of Petersburg, under date of July 17, 1862. In this county were many people who had emigrated from Virginia, Kentucky and Tennessee. These people were hardy, patriotic and brave, and most of them were strongly opposed to slavery. And these pioneers and their sons were prompt to respond to the call of the President for additional troops.

At the organization of the company the following commissioned officers were elected: Pleasant S. Scott, captain; Joseph M. Plunkett, first lieutenant, and Abraham Clary, second lieutenant. At the organization of the regiment this company became the color company.

The record shows that the company had 3 killed in battle, 5 died of wounds, 2 were accidentally killed, 12 died of disease, 18 were discharged for disability, 13 were wounded who lived to be discharged from the service. Of the 81 officers and men who formed the original company but 21 went home together at the close of the war. Not so strong in numbers as some of the others, nevertheless this company made a record of which all its members should be proud.


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  • Maintained by: Debra
  • Originally Created by: US Veterans Affairs Office
  • Added: 25 Feb 2000
  • Find A Grave Memorial 987282
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for William A Mence (unknown–20 Nov 1862), Find A Grave Memorial no. 987282, citing Danville National Cemetery, Danville, Boyle County, Kentucky, USA ; Maintained by Debra (contributor 47324320) .