|Birth||Dec. 5, 1846|
|Death||June 24, 1936|
|Cemetery||Rose Hill (Callaway)|
|Unit||97th Illinois Infantry, Company F|
Private Harvey L Doxfee
Company F, 97th Illinois Infantry
Doxfee was born in Bowling Green (Fayette County), Illinois on December 5, 1846. He was residing in Ramsey (Fayette County), Illinois when he enlisted on August 12, 1862. Doxfee was mustered in the regiment on September 8, 1862. He served nearly 3 years before being mustered out on July 29, 1865 at Galveston, Texas. Several Civil War sources spell his last name “Doxsee”.
The 97th Illinois Infantry was organized at Camp Butler (Chicago), Illinois on September 16, 1862. During Doxfee’s enlistment, the regiment was involved in several major battles and campaigns. A partial list includes:
Assault and capture of Fort Hindman (AK) (January 10-11, 1863).
Battle of Champion’s Hill (LA) (May 16, 1863).
Siege of Vicksburg (MS) (May 18-July 4, 1863).
Siege of Jackson (MS) (July 10-17, 1863).
Assault and capture of Fort Blakely (AL) (April 9, 1865).
Doxfee died on June 24, 1936. He was 89 years of age and was residing at the Veteran’s Home in Grand Island, Nebraska. Doxfee is buried in the Rose Hill Cemetery in Callaway (Custer County), Nebraska. At the time of his death, he was the last member of the Hayes Post (#264) of the Grand Army of the Republic in Callaway.
The Rose Hill Cemetery index has added an additional comment regarding Doxfee. On the reverse side of Doxfee’s headstone a notation is inscribed regarding his son Harry L. He was a member of Company C of the 1st Colorado Infantry during the Spanish-American War. He was killed on May 23, 1899 at Mariquina, Philippine Islands.
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Note: Veteran bios were compiled and written by Dean Podoll.