William McCabe was born in Ohio, Jan. 11, 1822. In 1850 he left Ohio and went to Michigan, where he spent four years, and in 1854 came to Clayton County, and settle in Sperry Township, where he has been engaged in agricultural pursuits since. He enlisted in Company E, Ninth Iowa Infantry, Sept. 9, 1861, and served four years. He participated in the battles of Pea Ridge, Chickasaw Bayou, Arkansas Post, Lookout Mountain, Mission Ridge, Ringold, Buzzard Roost, Resaca, Calhoun, Kingston, Kennesaw Mountain, Lost Mountain and many others, being about twenty-one in all. Was at the siege and surrender of Vicksburg, and with Sherman on his march to the sea. Was wounded at the battle Pea Ridge, Ark., March 7, 1862. Was present at the surrender of the armies of Johnston and Lee, and was mustered out at Louisville, Ky., and returned to Clayton County. He as married to Mable Tremain, March 22, 1843, in Ohio. She was born in New York, Jan. 23, 1824. They have one child - Emily, born March 4, 1844, married William Maxwell, and resides with her parents. Mr. McCabe is a Democrat in his political views.
source: History of Clayton County, Iowa, 1882, p. 1101
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