Muscatine County Iowa

Here is what the abbreviations in the bios stand for: far: farm; Co.: company or county; dir: dealer; IVA: Iowa Volunteer Artillery; IVC: Iowa Volunteer Cavalry; IVI: Iowa Volunteer Infantry; P.O.: Post Office; S. or Sec.: section; and st.: street.

Source: History of Muscatine County Iowa, Biographical Section, 1879, page 602

WM. DILL, retired; Muscatine; is a native of Orange Co., N. Y., and he was brought up and lived there until he came to Iowa and located in May, 1854. He was engaged in buying and selling land. After the war broke out, he recruited Company D, 35th Regt. Iowa Inf., and was commissioned Captain; he was in the siege of Vicksburg and in the Red Rive campaign and in the battle of Nashville and at the capture of Spanish Fort. He was wounded at Old River Lake and was promoted and commissioned Major; was in the service for three years, and was mustered out Aug. 10, 1865. He has held the office of City Marshall and City Collector. Maj. Dill married Miss Mary A. Mapes, from Orange Co., N. Y., Dec. 15, 1841. She died May 1, 1874; they had six children, three of whom survive---Jesse M., Mary L. and Bowman V. He married Miss Emma Prosser, a native of England, Sept. 1, 1875.

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