| 8th MO Infantry (US)
Sargeant William H. Cheever was born April
16, 1840, in Providence, Rhode Island. He was living near Pekin, Illinois,
when he volunteered for the 8th Missouri. William H. Cheever was
one of nearly 400 Illinois residents who volunteered to serve in the 8th
MO Volunteer Infantry (US). You can use this link to view his Record of Service:
Record of Service: William H. Cheever.
William H. Cheever was present at the
1882 Logan County Civil War reunion.
This reunion was held in Illinois.
The following information comes from Clayton Cheever IV of Austin TX:
"My Great-Great-Grandfather William H. Cheever was buried in Los Angeles National Cemetery, Plot 29, 15 RB. Prior to his death on 12/20/1915 he lived in the National Veteran Homes in Leavenworth, Kansas, and Sawtelle, California."
(Click here for a
explanation of why people from other states joined the 8th Missouri)