Andrew J. Hovey was a resident of Mansfield on September 4, 1861 when he enlisted as a Sergeant in Co. B of the 10th Regiment Connecticut Volunteer Infantry; he was promoted 1st Sergeant May 1, 1864 and discharged October 7, 1864, time expired.
He was born about 1833 in Mansfield; in the 1860 U.S. census in Mansfield, he is a 27 year old mechanic and head of household. Andrew Hovey married Elizabeth Brown between 1850 and 1860. Children include: Carrie M. Hovey, born about 1859 and George Hovey, born about 1861. After his Civil War service, he returned to Connecticut and worked as a carpenter. He is living in Coventry by 1870, Windham by 1880 and Tolland by 1900.
Andrew J. Hovey died on April 22, 1906 at Fitch’s Home for Soldiers in Darien, Connecticut and is buried at the Old Willimantic Cemetery in Windham, Connecticut.