Friday, November 7, 2014

Elbert L. Gardner.

Elbert L Gardner.

Birth: 1844.
Death: 1926.

Wife: Mary Adelia Pierson Gardner (1849 - 1885).

Children: Oliver Bert Gardner (1876 - 1949), Myrtle Mae Gardner Thompson (1881 - 1950).

Burial: Neodesha Cemetery, Neodesha, Wilson County, Kansas.

Illinois 85th., Infantry.

ELBERT L. GARDNER was born in Morgan, Ashtabula county, Ohio, November 27, 1844, removed to Illinois in 1857, and was a farmer when he enlisted from Mason county. He served with his company through the Kentucky campaign, but failing health sent him to the hospital at Nashville, Tenn. Later he was removed to the general hospital at Harrodsburg, Ky., where he was discharged for disability March 16, 1863. He is a carpenter by trade and resides at Dun Station, Wilson county, Kansas.

Illinois Civil War Detail Report.

Name: GARDNER, ELBERT L. Rank: PVT. Company: C. Unit: 85 IL US INF.

Personal Characteristics. Residence: MASON CO, IL. Age: 18. Height: 5' 5. Hair: DARK. Eyes: GRAY. Complexion: FAIR. Marital Status: SINGLE. Occupation: FARMER. Nativity: MORGAN, ASHTABULA CO, OH.

Service Record. Joined When: JUL 28, 1862. Joined Where: MASON CO, IL. Period: 3 YRS. Muster In: AUG 27, 1862. Muster In Where: PEORIA, IL. Remarks: Discharged for disability March 16, 1863.

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