Dike B Stephenson

BirthFeb. 21, 1848
DeathAug. 26, 1913
CemeteryCulbertson (Culbertson)
PostWilliams (Axtell)
Unit14th Illinois Con Infantry, Company B

Private Dike B Stephenson

Company B, 14th Illinois Consolidated Infantry

Stephenson was born in Virginia on February 21, 1848. The 16 year old enlisted and was mustered in the regiment on February 14, 1865. Stephenson enlisted for 1 year. Illinois records indicate that Stephenson was absent without leave from June 26, 1865 to July 15, 1865. He deserted on July 25 and returned to the regiment on August 11, 1865. He was mustered out September 16, 1865.

Stephenson died on August 26, 1913. He is buried in the Culbertson Cemetery in Culbertson (Hitchcock County), Nebraska. He was a charter member and the last member of the Williams Post (#202) of the Grand Army of the Republic (GAR) in Axtell, Nebraska. In addition, he was a member of the Iuka Post (#260) of the GAR in Hayes Center, Nebraska.

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