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Hot Springs National Cemetery Stories

Charles Richardson

Charles Richardson Charles W. Richardson was born in Ohio around 1847. On April 5, 1865 Charles enlisted into the 43rd Illinois Infantry in Danville, IL. He was discharged on November 30th of the same year at Camp Butler, Illinois, thanks to the end of the war. He was a miller by trade, spending much of his adult life after the war in Cherokee, Iowa. In 1911, he was admitted to the Battle Mountain Sanitarium at…

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Hot Springs National Cemetery Stories

William Hutch

William Hutch William Hutch, was born in Ireland in approximately 1836. While it is not certain when he emigrated to the United States, his admittance records into Battle Mountain Sanitarium in 1896 provide incredible detail about his life in the United States military. On March 10, 1858, William enlisted in Boston, Massachusetts in B Company of the 2nd US Cavalry and would become a sergeant. He was discharged March 10, 1863, in Falmouth, Virginia when…

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Hot Springs National Cemetery Stories

John Hefferman

John Hefferman Born in approximately 1838 in Ireland, John Hefferman eventually emigrated to the United States. He enlisted in the 13th New York HG on January 7, 1864 in Buffalo, New York. He received his discharge orders from the War Department on June 28, 1865 in Norfolk, Virginia. He returned to Buffalo and eventually married Alice Hefferman. Their son, Thomas John, was born in Buffalo in 1878. At some point, the Heffermans moved west to…

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Hot Springs National Cemetery Stories

George Dye

George Dye George Dye was born in approximately 1837 in Ohio. In the 1850 census, Dye was registered as living on his parents’ farm in Washington Township, Monroe County, Ohio with his parents and five other siblings. He eventually enlisted in E Company of the 1st Minnesota Infantry on February 14, 1865. He served with the Minnesota Infantry until August 8 of that year when he was discharged due to the close of the war.…

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Hot Springs National Cemetery Stories

David Dodd

David Dodd Born in 1843 in New York City, NY to Jeptha and Mary Hinkman Dodd, David was the youngest of nine children. In April of 1862, at the age of 19, David enlisted in Company K of the 111th New York Infantry and served for the remainder of the Civil War. He was then discharged on September 26, 1865 due to the close of the war. He served in the Infantry again during the…