|Birth||Dec. 7, 1844|
|Death||Jan. 20, 1900|
|Unit||19th Illinois Infantry, Company F|
Corporal James Myers
Company F, 19th Illinois Infantry
Myers was born in New York City on December 7, 1844. He was residing in Springfield (Sangamon County), Illinois when he enlisted and was mustered in the regiment on June 17, 1861. Myers served over 3 years and was mustered out on July 9, 1864 at Chicago. He was promoted to corporal on March 16, 1863.
The 19th Illinois Infantry was organized and mustered at Chicago on June 17, 1861. During his enlistment, the unit was involved in several major battles and military operations. Some of them include:
Battle of Stone’s River (TN) (December 30-31, 1862 – January 1-3, 1863).
Battle of Chickamauga (GA) (September 18-21, 1863).
Atlanta (GA) Campaign (May 3-June 8, 1864).
Battle of Resaca (GA) (May 14-15, 1864).
Myers died on January 20, 1900 at the age of 55 years. He is buried in the Humphrey Cemetery in Humphrey (Platte County), Nebraska. Myers was a charter member of the Scott Post (#225) of the Grand Army of the Republic in Ono, Nebraska.
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Note: Veteran bios were compiled and written by Dean Podoll.