William G Strain

BirthSept. 19, 1845
DeathJuly 16, 1890
CemeteryOld Plymouth (Plymouth)
PostStrain (Plymouth)
Unit83rd Illinois Infantry, Company A

Private William G Strain

Company A, 83rd Illinois Infantry

Strain was born in Petersburg (Highland County), Ohio on September 19, 1845. He was living in Roseville (Warren County), Illinois when he enlisted on August 2, 1862. Strain enlisted as a corporal and was mustered in the regiment on August 21, 1862. He was reduced to private during his tour of duty. Strain served about 28 months before being discharged on January 10, 1865 due to disability.

The 83rd Illinois Infantry was organized and mustered at Monmouth, Illinois on August 21, 1862. The unit was assigned to duties in Tennessee and Mississippi during the War. The regiment was involved in the repulse of General Nathan Bedford Forest’s attack on Fort Donelson (MS} on February 3, 1863. The regiment lost 14 soldiers and 2 were wounded.

Strain died on July 16, 1890 at the age of 44 years. He is buried in the Old Plymouth Cemetery in Plymouth (Jefferson County), Nebraska. The Strain Post (#201) of the Grand Army of the Republic in Plymouth was named for him.

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