★  Hovey, Alvin P.

Alvin Peterson Hovey

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Born: September 26, 1821

Birthplace: Mount Vernon, Indiana

Father: Abiel Hovey 1776 – 1823

Mother: Frances Peterson 1780 – 1836

Wife: Mary Ann James 1825 – 1863
(Buried: Bellefontaine Cemetery, Mount Vernon, Indiana)​

Children:

Esther Hovey Menzies 1846 – 1915​
(Buried: Bellefontaine Cemetery, Mount Vernon, Indiana)​
Enoch James Hovey 1848 – 1854​
(Buried: Bellefontaine Cemetery, Mount Vernon, Indiana)​
Charles James Hovey 1850 – 1923​
(Buried: Bellefontaine Cemetery, Mount Vernon, Indiana)​
Mary Hovey 1854 – 1855​
(Buried: Bellefontaine Cemetery, Mount Vernon, Indiana)​
Mary Ann Hovey 1857 – 1858​
(Buried: Bellefontaine Cemetery, Mount Vernon, Indiana)​

Occupation before War:

Attorney in Mount Vernon, Indiana​
Served in Mexican – American War as 1st Lt.​
1850: Delegate to Indiana State Constitution Convention​
1851 – 1854: Circuit Court Judge in Indiana​
1854: Judge of Indiana State Supreme Court​
1856 – 1858: United States District Attorney in Indiana​
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Civil War Career:

1861 – 1862: Colonel of 24th Indiana Infantry Regiment​
1862: Served in the Battle of Shiloh, Tennessee​
1862 – 1865: Brigadier General of Union Army, Volunteers​
1862: Brigade Commander in Siege of Corinth, Mississippi​
1862: Commander of 2nd Division, District of Eastern Arkansas​
1863: Served in the Vicksburg, Mississippi Campaign​
1863: Received letter of his wife’s death​
1864: Division Commander in the Atlanta, Georgia Campaign​
1864 – 1865: Union Army Commander, District of Indiana​
1865: Brevetted Major General of Union Army Volunteers​
1865: Resigned from the Union Army on October 7th

Occupation after War:

1866 – 1870: United States Minister to Peru​
1870 – 1887: Attorney in Mount Vernon, Indiana​
1872: Refused the Republican Nomination for Governor​
1887 – 1889: United States Congressman from Indiana​
1887 – 1889: Member of House Committee on Pacific Railroad​
1889 – 1891: Governor of Indiana​

Died: November 23, 1891

Place of Death: Denison Hotel in Indianapolis, Indiana

Cause of Death: Collapsed due to la grippe and failure of circulation

Age at time of Death: 70 years old

Burial Place: Bellefontaine Cemetery, Mount Vernon, Indiana
 
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Sherman thought he was off "politicking" and trying to seek advancement. So during the Atlanta Campaign when Hovey was on leave General Sherman broke up his division. So being a general without a division Hovey was assigned to recruiting duty.
 
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At Cornith Hovey commanded the 1st brigade in Lew Wallace's 3rd Division. By the following January he commanded the 12th Division in the XIII Corps of the Army of the Tennessee.
 
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