CAPT. C. E. McDOUGALL, grocer, Petersburg; firm of McDougall & Stith; was born in Oneida Co., N. Y., Aug. 11, 1838; during his early life, he obtained a good business education in the city of Boston; he came to Petersburg, Ill., in 1858. He entered the army in December, 1861, as a private, and participated in many of the most severe battles of the war; was wounded during the battle of Murfreesboro; he rose to the office of Captain, and was mustered out in September, 1865; after the war, he engaged in various business enterprises until 1872, when he embarked in the grocery business with one J. F. Parvin, now deceased; his present partnership was formed in May, 1878; as a firm, they are well known and, through their fine assortment of groceries and queensware, and their uprightness in dealing, have built up a flourishing trade. Capt. McDougall now officiates as Captain of the Petersburg Company of State Militia; he is a social, genial and much respected citizen. He married Miss Almira E. West, of Greenview, in this county, Jan. 31, 1864; they have a family of four children.