Monday, April 21, 2014

Lieutenant EZEKIEL K. SCHWARTZ, Illinois.

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EZEKIEL K. SCHWARTZ, First Lieutenant, was born in Lewistown, Pa., December 9, 1838. He was educated in the public schools at that place, and in the Lewistown Academy. He removed to Illinois in April, 1859, and taught school in Macon and Shelby Counties. He enlisted in Shelby County as a private in Company B in August, 1862. He was soon made a corporal, and on March 26, 1863, was promoted to be second lieutenant, and on May 11, 1865, was promoted to first lieutenant.

Lieutenant Schwartz was in the regiment in all its campaigns and battles, excepting a short time in the spring of 1865, when he served as aide-de-camp on the staff of the brigade commander. He is deserving of the highest commendation for his patriotism and courage displayed on the battle-field, and for his faithfulness in all his duties of the several positions occupied by him.

He was mustered out with the regiment in June, 1865, and at once, like a good soldier, returned to the duties of civil life, and engaged in farming, a short distance north of Shelbyville, Ill. He was married December 27, 1866, and resided on the same farm until October 20, 1892, when he removed to Findlay, Ill., where he engaged in general mercantile business, in which he is still employed.

Ezekiel K. Schwartz.

Birth: Dec. 9, 1838, Lewistown, Schuylkill County, Pennsylvania.
Death: Jul. 8, 1909, Illinois.

Burial: Glenwood Cemetery, Shelbyville, Shelby County, Illinois.

Illinois Civil War Detail Report.

Name: SCHWARTZ, EZEKIEL R. Rank: PVT. Company: B. Unit: 115 IL US INF.

Personal Characteristics. Residence: OKAW, SHELBY CO, IL. Age: 23. Height: 5' 7. Hair: DARK. Eyes: HAZEL. Complexion: FAIR. Marital Status: SINGLE. Occupation: SCHOOL TEACHER. Nativity: LEWISTOWN, MIFFLIN CO, PA.

Service Record. Joined When: AUG 13, 1862. Joined Where: SHELBY CO, IL. Period: 3 YRS. Muster In: SEP 13, 1862. Muster In Where: CAMP BUTLER, IL. Remarks: PROMOTED CORPORAL SEP 18, 1862 PROMOTED.2LT & 1LT.

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