Stevens, William H.
WILLIAM H. STEVENS
The bugle has again sounded “lights out” for another hero who has joined the enrollment of the immortals. Wm H. Stevens was born in Richland County, Ohio November 14, 1841, died May 7, 1901. At the age of ten years he came to Fulton County with his parents and settled near Spring Hill where he grew to manhood. He was one of six brothers who all responded to their country’s call. In the early summer of the first year of the war, a day in July 1861, Billy Stevens enrolled himself in the patriot army of the Republic in Co. D. 44 Ill Regiment, commanded by E. L. Hayes, and while engaged in the battle of Perryville, KY, he lost his left arm. He has held many positions of trust, among others the office of County Recorder, which office he filled for three successive terms.
“Soldier, rest; thy warfare o’er,
Sleep the sleep that knows no breaking,
Dream of battlefields no more,
Days of danger, nights of waking.”