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Charles Edward Hovey
Birth: Apr. 26, 1827
Thetford Center
Orange County
Vermont, USA
Death: Nov. 17, 1897
Washington
District of Columbia
District Of Columbia, USA

Civil War Union Brigadier General. After graduating from Dartmouth in 1852, he became an outstanding educator, moving to Illinois from Vermont. At the start of the Civil War he organized the 33rd Illinois Volunteer Infantry. Appointed Brigadier General, US Volunteers to rank from September 15, 1862, his commission expired in March 1863. He fought under General William T. Sherman at the Battle of Arkansas Post, where he was seriously wounded in the right arm and left knee. He left the service, but was brevetted Major General, US Volunteers in March, 1865. He died in Washington, DC, in 1897 at the age of 70. (bio by: Joe Ferrell) 
 
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 Spouse:
  Harriet Farnham Spofford Hovey (1834 - 1918)*
 
 Children:
  Richard Hovey (1864 - 1900)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
Arlington National Cemetery
Arlington
Arlington County
Virginia, USA
Plot: Section 1, Site 33-D
 
Maintained by: Find A Grave
Originally Created by: Joe Ferrell
Record added: Nov 09, 2003
Find A Grave Memorial# 8071661
Charles Edward Hovey
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Charles Edward Hovey
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Charles Edward Hovey
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Mr. Hovey was the first president of Illinois State University and many of the soldiers in his regiment were ISU grads and former students. ISU was the first public university in Illinois, and founded by Jesse Fell (a close friend of Abraham Lincoln who e...(Read more)
- ISU Redbirds
 Added: May. 19, 2016
Thank you, General for your service to our country during our American Civil War. May you rest in peace, sir.
- Daniel Moran
 Added: Apr. 26, 2016

-Anonymous
 Added: Apr. 26, 2015
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