Sterling McCord


BirthDec. 10, 1846
DeathFeb. 7, 1935
CemeteryHartington (Hartington)
Unit119th Illinois Infantry, Company G/K

Corporal Sterling McCord

Company G/K, 119th Illinois Infantry

McCord was born in Knox County, Illinois on December 10, 1846. He was residing in Lima (Adams County), Illinois when he enlisted in the regiment on August 20, 1862. McCord was mustered on October 7, 1862. He enlisted as a private and was promoted to corporal during his tour of duty. McCord served about 2 years and 11 months. He was discharged on August 26, 1865 at Mobile, Alabama.

The 119th Illinois Infantry was organized and mustered at Quincy on October 7, 1862. The regiment was involved in several major battles and operations during the War. Some of them include:

Battle of Pleasant Hill (LA) (April 9, 1864).

Pursuit of Confederate General Sterling Price (AK/MO) (September 17-November 19, 1864).

Battle of Nashville (TN) (December 15-16, 1864).

Siege of Spanish Fort and Fort Blakely (AL) (March 26-April 8, 1865).

McCord died on February 7, 1935 at the age of 88 years. He is buried in the Hartington Cemetery in Hartington (Cedar County), Nebraska.

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Note: Veteran bios were compiled and written by Dean Podoll.


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