Obituaries From The Schuyler Citizen – 1864

from The Schuyler Citizen, Rushville, Schuyler County, Illinois

Mr. William Hill, of this county, a member of Co. I, 64th Ill. Vol., was recently killed.  He was asleep in his tent when a ball passed immediately over two of his comrades in the same bed and entered the back of his head, killing him instantly.  The Schuyler Citizen, September 7, 1864

William Hill was a member of Co. I, 64th Ill. Vol., of Schuyler County, Oakland Township.  He was killed on the night of the 14th of August 1864, in front of Atlanta, while lying in his tent asleep.  He had returned to his tent to take rest, and had just fallen asleep when the ball entered the tent, passing over his other two bunk mates, and entered the back part of his head, coming out over the left eye.  He never spoke a word afterwards.  William was a good boy and a good soldier.  Always prompt to his duty as a soldier when able, and was well thought of by his officers and all his brother soldiers in the company.  He is missed in the company very much.  Calvin Boyles, Co. I, 64th Reg. III, Vol.  The Schuyler Citizen, September 14, 1864

Mrs. Rebecca Little died in Littleton, on the 10th instant, of fever, widow of James Little, deceased, aged 83 years and 8 months.  The Schuyler Citizen, September 14, 1864

Ida Alice Knowles died on Saturday, 10th instant, of bowel complaint, daughter of George and Mariah Knowles, aged 7 months and 10 days.  The Schuyler Citizen, September 14, 1864

Charles R. Ward died on the 1st instant, at the residence of his father in Camden, Charles R. Ward, first Lieutenant of Co. F. 119th  Ill. Vol.  He was a young man possessed of many good qualities and highly esteemed by all who knew him.  The Schuyler Citizen, September 14, 1864

Emma L. Horton died at Littleton, on Wednesday last, September 14th.  Emma L. Horton, aged 21 years and 2 months.  This sudden dispensation of providence is one most afflictive.  Sweet Emma, the object of the fondest hopes and most cherished expectations.  Her more than ordinary, happy and affectionate disposition endeared her to all, and only made the separation more painful.  But she left the sweet assurance both in her life and death that she has gone home to rest forever.  “Mother” she says, “don’t you hear that sweet music?  Don’t you hear the archangels singing?”  “What tune, Emma?”  “Oh it’s all one sweet heavenly tune.  Don’t you hear it?” and so she passed from us, in the bloom of youth.  Truly death chose a shining mark.  The Schuyler Citizen, September 21, 1864

Sarah Eades died on Sunday, the 18th instant, a little daughter of Henry Eades, aged a little over one year.  The Schuyler Citizen, September 21, 1864

Infant Hays died on the 18th instant, a young child of Mr. Hays of this town.  The Schuyler Citizen, September 21, 1864

Infant Morris died on the 18th instant, a young child of Mr. Milo Morris.  The Schuyler Citizen, September 21, 1864

 

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