James Platt


BirthAug. 21, 1844
DeathMarch 23, 1931
CemeteryHighland (Adams)
PostCox (Adams)
Unit100th Illinois Infantry, Company C

Private James Platt

Company C, 100th Illinois Infantry

Platt was born in England on August 21, 1844. He was residing in Plainfield (Will County), Illinois when he enlisted on August 1, 1862. Platt was mustered on August 30, 1862 and served nearly 3 years. He was discharged on July 22, 1865 at Springfield, Illinois.

The 100th Illinois Infantry was organized and mustered at Joliet, Illinois on August 30, 1862. During his enlistment, the unit was involved in many major battles and campaigns. Some of them include:

Battle of Perryville (KY) (October 8, 1862).

Battle of Stone’s River (TN) (December 30-31, 1862 – January 1-3, 1863).

Battle of Chickamauga (GA) (September 19-20, 1863). Regimental losses were 31 killed, 15 wounded, 10 captured, and 3 reported missing in 2 days of fighting.

Atlanta (GA) Campaign (May 1-September 8, 1864).

Battle of Resaca (GA) (May 14-15, 1864).

Assault on Kenesaw Mountain (GA) (June 27, 1864).

Battle of Peach Tree Creek (GA) (July 19-20, 1864).

Battle of Jonesboro (GA) (August 31-September 1, 1864).

Battle of Franklin (TN) (November 30, 1864).

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

Illinois records indicate that Platt was captured and held as a prisoner-of-war. Details regarding his capture were not available.

Platt died on March 23, 1931 at the age of 86 years. He is buried in the Highland Cemetery in Adams (Gage County), Nebraska. Platt was a member of the Cox Post (#100) of the Grand Army of the Republic in Adams.

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


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