Monday, October 28, 2013

William Day, 57th., Illinois Infantry.

William Day.

Birth: unknown
Death: Apr. 3, 1864.

Burial: Rosehill Cemetery and Mausoleum Chicago Cook County, Illinois.

Illinois Civil War Detail Report.
Name: DAY, WILLIAM. Rank: PVT. Company: C. Unit: 57 IL US INF. Personal Characteristics. Residence: CHICAGO, COOK CO, IL. Age: 41. Height: 5' 10. Hair: DARK. Eyes: GRAY. Complexion: LIGHT. Marital Status: SINGLE. Occupation: STEWARD. Nativity: IRELAND. Service Record. Joined When: NOV 29, 1861. Joined Where: CHICAGO, IL. Period: 3 YRS. Muster In: DEC 30, 1861. Muster In Where: CAMP DOUGLASS, IL. Remarks: REENLISTED AS A VETERAN.  Re-enlisted as a veteran December 30, 1863, mustered in March, 1864, at Camp Douglas Illinois.  Died April 3, 1864.
Files of the Surgeon General.

CASE. Private William Day, Co. C. 57th Illinois Volunteers, aged 44 years, an epileptic subject, a deserter from his regiment, had a severe fall, April 1st, 1864, and was admitted, in a delirious state, to the Marine Hospital at Chicago, Illinois.  Acting Assistant Surgeon R. M. Isham, who reports the case, does not describe the symptoms, or the appearances at the autopsy ; but states that there was a fracture of the base of the cranium, and that compression of the brain, consequent upon a large extravasation of blood within the skull, was the cause of death. The patient died April 3d, 1864.

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