Edwin Jacob Stivers began his military career as a private and a fifer in Co. K, 89th Illinois Infantry. He was later promoted to Fife Major and Sergeant Major. Stivers served with the 89th IL from 8/7/62 to 12/1/63. On 12/2/63, he was appointed 2nd Lt. in the 17th U.S.C.T. Promoted 1st Lt 2/4/64, Captain 8/2/65. Mustered out 11/3/66. Stivers remained in the Army following the war, and was appoint 2nd Lt. of the 40th US Infantry to date from 7/28/66. Brevetted 1st Lt. on 2/3/67 for gallant and meritoriou service at the Battle of Nashville. He eventually retired with the rank of Captain on 2/24/91.
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