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William C. Dove

William C. Dove was a resident of Hancock County, Indiana and a carpenter by trade when he enlisted and was mustered on August 25, 1861 at Indianapolis, Indiana as a Private into Company B, 8th Regiment, Indiana Volunteer Infantry. Shortly after enlisting, he was injured. He subsequently was discharged on February 18, 1862 (although he was not "officially" informed of this until September 1, 1862) at St Louis, Missouri. The injury left him with permanent curvature of the spine. It was this injury that plagued him later in life. He applied for and received a disability pension in his old age. Following the war, he became a member of the Grand Army of the Republic Mulharen & O'Cain Post #3 (Post Commander in 1886) in Eaton, Ohio. Also following the war, he became a school teacher and then Superintendant of the Eaton, Ohio Water Works. He died in 1921. Photograph and information submitted by William C. Dove's great great grandson, Rob Grant, Queensland, Australia and great great great grandson, Mark Frye.

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William C. Dove
Post Civil War ... Early 1900s ... circa 1917

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