Byron Bathrick

BirthSept. 19, 1841
DeathMay 24, 1916
CemeteryNelson (Nelson)
PostPotter (Reynolds)
Unit105th Illinois Infantry, Company K

Private Byron Bathrick

Company K, 105th Illinois Infantry

Bathrick was born in Hallowell, Canada on September 19, 1841. He was residing in Dekalb (Dekalb County), Illinois when he enlisted in the regiment on August 15, 1862. The 21 year old farmer was mustered on September 2, 1862 and served about 33 months. He was mustered out on June 7, 1865 at Washington DC.

The 105th Illinois Infantry was organized and mustered at Dixon, Illinois onn September 2, 1862. During his enlistment, the outfit was involved in many major battles and military operations. Some of them include:

Atlanta (GA) Campaign (May 2-September 8, 1864).

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

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

Siege of Atlanta (GA) (July 22-August 25, 1864).

General Sherman’s “March to the Sea” (GA) (November 15-December 10, 1864).

Siege of Savannah (GA) (December 10-21, 1864).

Campaign of the Carolinas (January-April 1865).

Battle of Bentonville (NC) (March 19-21, 1865).

At the Bennett House (Raleigh NC) when General Johnston surrendered the Army of Tennessee (April 26, 1865).

Grand Review of the Troops (Washington DC) (May 24, 1865).

Bathrick died on May 24, 1916 at the age of 74 years. He is buried in the Nelson Cemetery in Nelson (Nuckolls County), Nebraska. He was the commander of the Potter Post (#157) of the Grand Army of the Republic (GAR) in Reynolds, Nebraska. In addition, he was a member of the Anderson Post (#15) of the GAR in Nelson, Nebraska.

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