|Birth||Nov. 21, 1845|
|Death||Sept. 6, 1931|
|Unit||16th Illinois Infantry, Company F|
Private Lorenzo Hovey
Company F, 16th Illinois Infantry
Hovey was born in Meigs County, Ohio on November 21, 1845. He was residing in Oquawka (Henderson County), Illinois when he enlisted in the regiment on February 19, 1864. Hovey was mustered on March 10, 1864 and served about 14 months. He was discharged on May 27, 1865.
The 16th Illinois Infantry was organized and mustered at Quincy, Illinois on May 24, 1861. During Cannon’s enlistment, the unit was involved in many battles and campaigns. Some of them include:
Battle of Peach Tree Creek (GA) (July 19-20, 1864).
Siege of Atlanta (GA) (July 22-August 25, 1864).
Operations in Georgia and Alabama against Confederate Generals Forest and Hood (September 29-November 3, 1864).
General Sherman’s “March to the Sea” (GA) (November 15-December 10, 1864).
Siege of Savannah (GA) (December 10-21, 1864).
Campaign of the Carolinas (NC/SC) (January-April, 1865).
Battle of Bentonville (NC) (March 19-21, 1865).
At the Bennett House (Raleigh NC) when General Johnston surrendered the Army of Tennessee (April 26, 1865).
Grand Review of the Troops (Washington DC) (May 24, 1865).
Hovey died on September 6, 1931 at the age of 85 years. He is buried in the Trenton Cemetery in Trenton (Hitchcock County), Nebraska. Hovey was a member of the Barnes Post (#207) of the Grand Army of the Republic in McCook, Nebraska.
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Note: Veteran bios were compiled and written by Dean Podoll.