Monday, March 28, 2016
William H Dorward
Dorward, William H. Resides at Modesto, Cal.; born May 21, 1838, at Little Hampton, England; father, Wm. A. Dorward (born in Scotland 1812), mother, Eliza S. Andrews (born in England 1809). Married Amareen Stewart, October 4, 1876; children: Lillian M., Howard P. Enlisted Fox Lake, Wis.,August 15, 1862, in Company E, Twenty-ninth Wisconsin Volunteer Infantry, Third Brigade,Hovey’s Division, Thirteenth Corps; battles of Champion Hill, Black River, Vicksburg, Red River Expedition, Sabine Cross Roads, Alexandria, Fort Blakely, Spanish Fort, Mobile, Ala., Shreveport, La.; served as Sergeant; discharged June 22, 1865, at Shreveport, La. Settled at Sheldon, in O’Brien County, September, 1884.Pastor First Baptist Church at Sheldon; member G. A. R. Post, twice elected commander of Grant Post G. A. R., Modesto, Cal.