William enlisted in Company F, 74th Ohio Volunteer Infantry at age 16 on December 15, 1861 for 3 years. He mustered out as a Veteran with his company, July 10, 1865. The term "Veteran" means he re-enlisted for the duration of the war after his original term of service was up. William was born on August 17, 1842, & died on March 10, 1912 of tuberculosis, & cardiac trouble. William was a farmer. He & his wife, Mary E. Bennett, are buried in Section 3, Lot 60 of the Blanchester I. O. O. F. Cemetery. The 74th O. V. I. was a regiment tha served in the Western Theater. The 74th Fought at Stones River, Hoover's gap, Dug gap, Chickamauga, Lookout mountain, Missionary ridge, BuzzardRoost gap, Resaca, Kennesaw mountain, Peachtree creek, & Jonesboro, & moved with Sherman on the March to the sea & up through the Carolinas where they were engaged in the battles of Averasboro & Bentonville.

Mary E. Bennett and William H. Constable. Taken by Conklin Photography.

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