William H Booth

BirthJan. 18, 1843
DeathNov. 7, 1931
CemeteryLebanon (Lebanon)
Unit9th Illinois Cavalry, Company E

Sergeant William H Booth

Company E, 9th Illinois Cavalry

Booth was born in Indiana on January 18, 1843. He was living in Chicago (Cook County), Illinois he enlisted and was mustered in the regiment on January 13, 1862. Booth re-enlisted on March 16, 1864 and was promoted to sergeant during his enlistment. He was discharged on October 31, 1865 at Selma, Alabama.

The 9th Illinois Cavalry was mustered at Chicago on November 30, 1861. The unit lost 1 officer and 45 enlisted men in action during the War. The Battle of Nashville (December 15-16, 1864) was the unit’s most notable engagement. The regiment was mustered out of the service on October 31, 1865 at Selma, Alabama.

Booth died on November 7, 1931 at the age of 88 years. He is buried in the Lebanon Cemetery in Lebanon (Red Willow County), Nebraska.

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Note: Veteran bios were compiled and written by Dean Podoll.