John Murdock

Company B, 115th Illinois Volunteer Infantry

Cpl. John Murdock was born in Scotland July 12, 1824 and came to America in 1857 and located at Shelbyville, IL., where he followed the occupation of expert weaver in silks, satins and similar fabrics. Loyal to his adopted country, he enlisted at the organization of Company B. and was a faithful soldier, taking his full share of all duty until the final discharge of the regiment. He was wounded at Chickamauga. At the close of the war he returned home and resumed his former occupation. He was thoroughly honest in all circumstances of life and commanded in the highest degree the respect and confidence of his fellow citizens. He died at Shelbyville, May 5, 1893, leaving two daughters, Isabel and Mary Murdock, who reside at Shelbyville. (1900 comments).

Source: History of 115th Reg ILL Vol. Infantry
By: Isaac Henry Clay Royse
2nd Lt. Co. E
Published 1900 Windsor & Kenfield Pub. Co. Chicago
Library # 973.7473R892
Terre Haute, IN. July 1900

Submitted by William Baran

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