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Hot Springs National Cemetery Stories

William Slow

William Slow William R. Slow was born in Indiana in 1845. He enlisted on May 11th, 1863 to the 10th Indiana Cavalry Regiment, Squadron B. He served until the Civil War ended and was discharged on August 31st of 1865 in Vicksburg, Mississippi. After the war, William spent his life as a farmer in Paducah, Kentucky. William was admitted into the U.S. National Home for Disabled Volunteer Soldiers in 1901 then readmitted in July of…

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Hot Springs National Cemetery Stories

Thomas Sigler

Thomas Sigler Thomas W. Sigler was born in May of 1844 to Otho Sigler and Mary Jane Wheeler. Although records conflict as to whether Thomas was born in Virginia or Maryland, it is likely he was born in Maryland because, at age 18, Thomas enlisted in the 2nd Maryland Infantry, Potomac Home Brigade on November 1st, 1861. Thomas was a Corporal, serving during the Civil War. He served until January of 1864 when the terms…

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Hot Springs National Cemetery Stories

Newton Putnam

Newton Putnam Newton S. Putnam was born in Pennsylvania around the year 1836. Newton entered the service when he was 28 years old, on December 19th, 1864 in Marysville, California. He served in the 8th California Infantry and was discharged in Fort Point, CA in 1866. He married Millie J. Putnam and had a brother named R.S. Putnam from Lendon, Michigan. At age 72, Newton was admitted to a U.S. National Home for Disabled Volunteer…

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Hot Springs National Cemetery Stories

Enoch Willard

Enoch Willard Enoch Eugene Willard was born on June 18th, 1878 in Portland, Maine. In 1898 he was honorably discharged from the First Regiment of the National Guard of Maine and went on to serve in Company B 1st Maine Infantry to fight for the United States Army during the Spanish American War. It was then that he achieved the rank of Corporal. In August of 1916 Enoch was admitted to a home for disabled…

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Hot Springs National Cemetery Stories

Elias Shook

Elias Shook Elias Shook was born around 1843 in Wisconsin. When he was 21, he entered the service in Dakota City, NE. Elias served in the 2nd Nebraska Cavalry from December 17th, 1862 until November 19th, 1863. Elias’s parents were from Pennsylvania. His son, Amos Shook, lived in Kadoka, South Dakota, where Elias worked as a farmer for a time. At one point, he served as marshall in Kadoka. He also moved in with his…