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William A. McArthur (1834-1918)
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Born: 11 Aug 1834 Tennessee.
Married: Nettie E. Butler (1837-1917) the daughter of Thomas Butler (1792-1865) and Lavina (1796-1859) on 1 May 1856 in Carroll County Tennessee.
Died: 31 Oct 1918 Cass County Missouri.
Buried: Pleasant Hill Cemetery Cass County Missouri.
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William A. McArthur
11 Aug 1834-31 Oct 1918
Civil War - Union

Spouse and Children

       Nettie E. Butler

MCARTHUR, WILLIAM A(LEXANDER), Companies D & G, private, enlisted by Captain Miller for 1 year in Carroll Co, TN on 8/4/62 and mustered at Trenton, TN on 11/24/62 at age 28 (born 8/11/34). He furnished a mule and mule equipment worth $80 for seven months. Absent sick in May/June 1863 and/or AWOL from La Grange, TN on 5/15/63, his AWOL was removed at some point. Captured at Como, TN on 8/7/63 at the end of his one year enlistment, McArthur was taken to Libby Prison in Richmond, Virginia. Released through City Point, VA on 4/30/64, he was admitted to the hospital in Annapolis, MD on 5/2/64 and sent to "dismounted camp" on 5/19/64. He mustered out at Nashville "after 8/6/66" which does not compute since the 7th Tennessee disbanded in 1865. McArthur had married Nettie E Butler in 1856. After the war he became the proprietor of a shoe shop and joined the Grand Army of the Republic (GAR). He applied for an invalid pension in 1878. His death on 10/31/1918 in the Pleasant Hill Community of Cass Co, MO was ruled a suicide. He is buried in the Pleasant Hill Cemetery. MR #11011


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