HENRY EBERT GRAVESTONE PHOTO
Henry Adolph Moritz Ebert was born in Germany, in the Kingdom of Prussia, January 28, 1839 and died in Chanute, Kansas on January 19, 1927. At the age of 11 he came to this country with his parents, who settled in Cincinnati. In 1857 the family moved to Decatur, Illinois.
He responded to the call of his
country in August, 1862, enlisting in Company I, 116th Illinois Infantry, at
Decatur, Ill., as a private. February 19, 1863, he was promoted to a
sergeant because of efficient service. May 19, 1863, he was wounded in the
siege of Vicksburg. A ball struck his lower jaw, cutting away a part of
the chin bone, clipping the tongue and tearing out a part of his teeth above.
Sergeant Ebert was invalided and returned to his regiment October 19, 1863.
He went to Nashville, and while still recuperating from his wounds enjoyed a
thirty day furlough at his home in Decatur, where he cast his second ballot for
President Abraham Lincoln. Later he reported at Springfield, Ill., and was
honorably discharged from the service December 20, 1864. He was mustered
out at Decatur. Mr. Ebert participated in several of the major battles of
He was married in Decatur and came to Kansas in August, 1882, settling in Allen county. In 1904 the family left the farm and moved to Chanute.
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