|Birth||Sept. 12, 1846|
|Death||June 6, 1939|
|Unit||81st Indiana Infantry, Company E|
Private William M Love
Company E, 81st Indiana Infantry
Love was born on September 12, 1846. The 16 year old was residing in Mauckport (Harrison County), Indiana when he enlisted and mustered in the regiment on August 22, 1862. He served about 2 years and 10 months before his discharge on June 13, 1865 at Nashville, Tennessee. One source indicates that he was “absent due to sickness” at the time of his discharge.
The 81st Indiana Infantry was organized and mustered at New Albany, Indiana on August 29, 1862. During his enlistment, the regiment was part of several major battles and campaigns. Some of them include:
Battle of Stone’s River (TN) (December 30-31, 1862-January 1-3, 1863).
Battle of Chickamauga (GA) (September 19-20, 1863).
Siege of Chattanooga (TN) (September 24-October 25, 1863)
Atlanta (GA) Campaign (May 3-September 8, 1864).
Battle of Resaca (GA) (May 14-15, 1864).
Assault on Kenesaw Mountain (GA) (June 27, 1864).
Battle of Peach Tree Creek (GA) (July 19-20, 1864).
Siege of Atlanta (GA) (July 22-August 25, 1864).
Battle of Franklin (TN) (November 30, 1864).
Battle of Nashville (TN) (December 15-16, 1864).
Love died on June 6, 1939 at the age of 92 years. He is buried in the Greenwood Cemetery in York (York County), Nebraska. Love was a member of the Anderson Post (#32) of the Grand Army of the Republic in York.
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Note: Veteran bios were compiled and written by Dean Podoll.