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Hot Springs National Cemetery Stories

Daniel Donoghue

Daniel Donoghue Born in Ireland around 1846, Daniel Donoghue would find his way to the United States, and serve in his new country’s military. He served in Company E of the 11th Missouri Cavalry, becoming a corporal before his discharge. After his military service, he worked as a teamster, eventually moving into the Illinois Soldiers’ and Sailors’ Home in Quincy. He remained single, but lived near extended family, who also lived in Illinois. He moved…

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Hot Springs National Cemetery Stories

Amos Lund

Amos Lund Born in Norway on May 5, 1874, Amos (also known as Amus) Lund entered Company H of the 15th Minnesota Infantry on July 14, 1898 and served during the Spanish American War. He received an honorable discharge on March 27, 1899. Amos married Bertha Lund not long after leaving the service. Their marriage took place on November 11, 1899, and, some time afterward, they had a daughter, Amanda. It seems Amos moved around…

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Hot Springs National Cemetery Stories

Alexander Gray

Alexander Gray Born in Scotland January 9, 1877, Alexander Gray and his family moved to Minnesota, where he would gain citizenship through his father’s naturalization before Alexander reached age of majority. It would be in Minnesota that he would enlist in Company H of the 13th Minnesota Infantry on April 29, 1898 and serve as a Quartermaster Sargent until he was honorably discharged on October 3, 1899. By the time he was 41 and filling…

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Hot Springs National Cemetery Stories

Albert L. Piburn

Albert L. Piburn Following in his father’s footsteps, Albert L. Piburn served in Company D of the 4th Regiment of the Missouri Infantry during the Spanish American War. His father, Jacob Astor Piburn, had served in Company B of the 43rd Regiment of the Missouri Infantry in the Civil War. Born March 6, 1881, Albert was the final child of Jacob and his first wife, Sara Melissa Osmon Piburn. The couple had four children together.…

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Hot Springs National Cemetery Stories

Adoniram C. Harper

Adoniram C. Harper While many of the details of Adoniram Harper’s life cannot be fully fleshed out, what can be found evidences a life on the move. Born in Ohio in 1846, Harper enlisted in Company D of the 132 Illinois Infantry in May of 1864 and served until the expiration of his term in October of that same year. Sometime after his discharge he moved to Mankato, Minnesota, and eventually married. Suffering from rheumatism…