Fayette County Genealogy Project

William Mandevill Ritenour/Reitenauer/Ritenour 
Contributed by: D. Dorman

Fayette and Greene Counties, Pennsylvania
Vol II - Page 659
William Mandeville Ritenour, son of Joseph Ritenour was born August 1828 at
Gaines Cross Roads, Culpeper Co., Virginia, died at Providence Hospital ,
Washington, DC, September 30, 1892 and is buried in the Soldier's National
Cemetery on Arlington Heights, Washington, the number of the marking stone
is 8734.  He enlisted as a  in Company B, Fourth Iowa Infantry, at Council
Bluffs, Iowa, October 15, 1861 and was honorably discharged December 31,
1863 at Woodvale, Alabama while holding the rank of Sergeant- Major.  On
January 11, 1864, he reinlisted at Woodvale as a  veteran volunteer in the
same company and regiment and was honorably discharged at Louisville,
Kentucky, July 24, 1865.  The Fourth Iowa was a hard fighting regiment and
Mr. Ritenour was constantly in the field until he was wounded in battle of
Kenesaw Mountain in 1864 and sent to the hospital, returning to his regiment
after about three months of absence.  Two years after his discharge he
enlisted in the regular Army, January 4, 1867 at Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania as
a  in Company C, Forthy-fifth Regiment United States Infantry.  He was
discharged for disability April 14, 1869 at Nashville, Tennessee.  He
married his first wife, Leah Jane Sturgis, died at Brandonville, January 21,
1849, daughter of John P. and Hannah Sturgis of Uniontown, Pennsylvania.  He
married (second) March 14, 1850, ELizabeth A. Shaw born near Uniontown,
Fayette Co., PA. February 9, 1831, daughter of David and Sarah (Lincoln)
Shaw and granddaughter of Robert and Jane (Downey) Shaw.  Sarah Lincoln was
a daughter of John Lincoln, son of Mordecai Lincoln, a brother of John
Lincoln, great-grandfather of President Abraham Lincoln.


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