George W. Rhodes

Company C, 115th Illinois Volunteer Infantry

GEORGE W. RHOADES; born April 23,1837, in Richland County, ILL. In 1843 he removed with his father's family to Edwards County, Ill., where he was reared on a: farm, and received the usual limited country school education. He learned the carriage and wagon making trade, which he followed until he enlisted in the army. He was married to Miss Caroline Mundy in the spring of 1862. He enlisted in com pany C at its organization. He was detailed on the color guard, and carried the colors part of the time, until sent to the general hospital at Louisville on account of rheumatism. He was with the company through the campaign of 1863, until the beginning of the Atlanta campaign. In the battle of Chickamauga, in which five of the nine color guards were either killed or wounded. he was slightly wounded in the right hand. He was promoted for gallant conduct to the position of sergeant, which he occupied at the time of muster out. He removed to Mt. Carmel in 1890, where he now resides, and is a member of T. S. Bower's Post of the G. A. R., in which he has filled all the chairs.

Submitted by William Baran

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