|Death: ||Jun. 12, 1865|
Obediah Stover, from Lawrence County, Alabama, was one of those individuals who could not bear to see his State leave his beloved Union. At the relatively advanced age of 58, on July 21, 1862, he enlisted at Huntsville, Alabama, in Captain Jones' Company of the 1st Regiment Alabama Volunteers (USA). This company eventually was designated Company I, 1st Regiment Alabama Volunteer Cavalry (USA). It was not long, however, before he fell ill. A later company muster roll states that he was absent - sick in hospital in Nashville, since Sept. 8, 1862. He evidently reported back to his unit sometime thereafter, but the company muster roll of Jan. 30, 1863, shows him again absent, this time sick in hospital at Nashville from Dec. 12, 1862. Rolls through 1863 and 1864 repeat that information, until on Aug. 26, 1864, he was administratively transfered to the 152nd Company, 2nd Battalion, Invalid Reserve Corps (later called the Veterans Reserve Corps). Concurrently with the company muster rolls, he is also accounted for on hospital muster rolls, first in No. 4 USA General Hospital, and then in No. 1 USA Hospital, both in Nashville. Late in 1864 or early 1865, he was released from the hospital and sent to the Veterans Reserve Corps barracks in Nashville. However, in his weakened state, he was unable to survive. The following document, written in 1869, details his final days.
Surgeon General's Office
Record and Pension Division
Washington, DC, September 19, 1869
It appears, from the records filed in this Office, that, Obediah Stover, Private, Co. 152, 2nd Batt. V.R.C., was admitted to No. 1 General Hospital, Nashville, Tenn., Apr. 13, 1865, from V.R.C. Barracks, for treatment for Acute Pneumonia, and was sent to No. 2 G.H., Nashville, May 5, '65, where he was admitted same day of transfer, with inflam. of lungs, and died June 12, 1865.
It also appears, as reported by Surgeon J. Perkins, U.S. Vols., in charge of Hospital, that Private Obediah Stover, Co. 152, V.R.C., died June 12, 1865, at that hospital of Pneumonia.
By Order of the Surgeon General:
Brev. Lieut. Col. and Asst. Surgeon, U.S. Army
He was married first to Sarah Logan on July 13, 1824, in Morgan County, Alabama. After her death sometime in the 1850s, he married Sarah Ann White on September 22, 1861, in Walker County, Alabama. She drew a pension from the US Government based on his service in the Union Army.
Obadiah Stover (1775 - 1830)
Caroline Stover (1775 - ____)
Martha Stover Blizzard (1832 - 1908)*
Obediah Stover (1834 - 1904)*
Charles Elisha Stover (1794 - 1869)*
Margaret Stover Hill (1795 - 1871)*
Elijah Stover (1796 - 1871)*
Jane Stover Brown (1802 - 1890)*
Obediah Stover (1804 - 1865)
Josiah Stover (1806 - 1881)*
Lorenzo Dow Stover (1809 - 1872)*
Nashville National Cemetery
Plot: , J 14870
Maintained by: Rick Bryant
Originally Created by: US Veterans Affairs Offi...
Record added: Mar 04, 2000
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