Tuesday, June 10, 2014

Edward Malone.

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Edward Malone.
Birth; 1828, Ireland.
Death: 1883.
Wife Ellen Malone.
Children: Henry, Frank and Owen Malone.
Burial: Waukegan, Lake County, Illinois.
Illinois Civil War Detail Report.

Name: MALONE, EDWARD. Rank: PVT. Company: G. Unit: 96 IL US INF.

Personal Characteristics. Residence: WAUKEGAN, LAKE CO, IL. Age: 34. Height: 5' 9 1/2. Hair: MIXED. Eyes: BLUE. Complexion: FAIR. Marital Status: MARRIED. Occupation: LABORER. Nativity: IRELAND.

Service Record. Joined When: JUL 22, 1862. Joined Where: WAUKEGAN, IL. Joined By Whom: ISAAC L CLARK. Period: 3 YRS. Muster In: SEP 6, 1862. Muster In Where: ROCKFORD, IL. Muster Out: JUN 10, 1865. Muster Out Where: CAMP HARKER, TN. Muster Out By Whom: CPT MORRIS. Remarks: PROMOTED CORPORAL & SERGEANT.

Illinois 96th., Infantry, Regimental History.

Sergeant Edward Malone. Age 34 ; born in Ireland ; butcher ; enlisted from Waukegan ; promoted to Corporal Jan. 16, 1863. as a recognition of his efficiency as a soldier, in apprehending and arresting two men who had attempted to desert from a Battery attached to the Brigade; promoted to Sergeant Dec. 1, 1864 ; at Atlanta, Ga., Aug. 19, 1864, was severely wounded in left leg, but rejoined the Regiment at Franklin, Tenn., Nov. 30, 1864; m. o. with Regiment. Was conspicuous for his courage, and a great favorite both during his service and after his return home ; died in Waukegan, Ill.., from heart disease, July 17, 1883. He was the wit and humorist of the Company, always ready with some original and side splitting remark to liven up the drooping spirits of the men, on "many a weary march and tented field"; he was a good soldier, always ready for duty, twice promoted for gallant conduct, and after his return home, living the life of an honorable, worthy citizen ; he died as he had lived, honored by all his comrades.

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