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 Charles Edward Hovey

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Charles Edward Hovey

  • Birth 26 Apr 1827 Thetford Center, Orange County, Vermont, USA
  • Death 17 Nov 1897 Washington, District of Columbia, District Of Columbia, USA
  • Burial Arlington, Arlington County, Virginia, USA
  • Plot Section 1, Site 33-D
  • Memorial ID 8071661

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.

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  • Originally Created by: Joe Ferrell
  • Added: 9 Nov 2003
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  • Find A Grave, database and images ( : accessed ), memorial page for Charles Edward Hovey (26 Apr 1827–17 Nov 1897), Find A Grave Memorial no. 8071661, citing Arlington National Cemetery, Arlington, Arlington County, Virginia, USA ; Maintained by Find A Grave .