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15 Feb 1931 1
Fulton County, IL 1
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11 Nov 1917 1
Lewistown, IL 1
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Birth:
15 Feb 1931 1
Fulton County, IL 1
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11 Nov 1917 1
Lewistown, IL 1

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Name ACKERSON, JOHN G Rank SGT Company B Unit 85 IL US INF

 

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Service Record Joined When JUL 24, 1862 Joined Where FULTON CO, IL Joined By Whom CPT GRIFFITH Period 3 YRS Muster In AUG 27, 1862 Muster In Where PEORIA, IL Muster In By Whom   Muster Out   Muster Out Where   Muster Out By Whom   Remarks DISCHARGED FEB 8, 1863 AT NASHVILLE TENN FOR DISABILITY Return to Search

John Ackerson


SERGEANT JOHN G. AKERSON enlisted as a private from Fulton county at the age of thirty-three, and was chosen sergeant at the organization of the company. He served with his company through the Kentucky campaign, and was discharged for disability at Nashville, Tenn., February 8, 1863. He returned to Fulton county, and now resides at Lewiston, Ill.
Company B was enrolled at Havana by James R. Griffith between July 18 and August 22, 1862. This company was credited to Mason, nut in fact very many of the men enlisted from Fulton county. Unfortunately the muster-in roll of this company is defective, seldom if ever giving the residence at enlistment, and not often the occupation or birth-place of the men.
At the organization of the company the following commissioned officers were elected: James R. Griffith, captain; Charles W. Pierce, first lieutenant, and John A. Mallory, second lieutenant.
The company was mustered in with 96 officers and men, of whom 11 were killed in battle or died of wounds received in action, and 19 were wounded who lived to be discharged or mustered out, 12 died of disease, 22 were discharged, 6 were transferred, and but 33 present at the final muster out.
During the three years' service Company B was never found wanting, and now at the end of thirty-five years its survivors look with pride upon its record. Three of its members lost and arm and seven were killed within thirty minutes at the battle of Peach Tree creek. 

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