1st Lieutenant Ezekiel Koehler Schwartz

Company B, 115th Illinois Volunteer Infantry

1st Lt. Schwartz was born in Lewistown, Pa., December 9, 1838. He was educated in the public schools at that place, and in the Lewistown Academv. He removed to Illinois in April, 1859, and taught school in Macon and Shelby Counties. He enlisted in Shelbv County as a private in Companv 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 com- mendation for his patriotism and courage displayed on the battlefield, 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 Octo- ber 20, 1892, when he removed to Findlav, Ill., where he engaged in general mercantile business, in which he is still employed.

Submitted by William Baran

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