Hall, John Hiram
Age: 18, credited to Hyde Park, VT
Unit(s): 13th VT INF, 17th VT INF
Service: enl 9/8/62, m/i 10/10/62, Pvt, Co. E, 13th VT INF, m/o 7/21/63; enl 1/2/64, cred. to Stowe, m/i 3/2/64, Pvt, Co. C, 17th VT INF, kia, 6/22/64, Weldon Railroad
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Birth: 05/20/1846, Waterbury, VT
Burial: Village Cemetery, Hyde Park, VT
Gravestone researcher/photographer: Denis & Karen Jaquish
Findagrave Memorial #: 44580895
Alias?: None noted
Pension?: Yes, mother Laodicea
College?: Not Found
Veterans Home?: Not Found
(If there are state digraphs above, this soldier spent some time in a state or national soldiers' home in that state after the war)
Remarks: Date on headstone is incorrect (see death certificate below); 13th Vt. History off-site, p. 557
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Village Cemetery, Hyde Park, VT
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"A period of several weeks of almost constant fighting along the picket lines and artillery duels followed; and from the 20th of June to the 29th of July the regiment was almost constantly under fire in the trenches. It suffered losses nearly every day. The fact that the division of colored troops had now joined the corps, made the enemy especially spiteful, and the picket firing was incessant along the front of the Ninth Corps, though suspended by mutual understanding along the fronts of other corps. The casualties during this time were seven killed and 27 wounded, four of whom died of their wounds."
Footnote: "The killed were: Ebenezer Smith, company A; John H. Hall, company C; Henry A. Day and William M. Holsapple, company F; Corporal Harvey P. Wiley, company G; and Henry H. Aldin and Josiah Rose, company H.. Those who died of wounds were: Corporal Henry M. Dudley, John Gaborie, Henry Mora and Larhett Wescott of company H."
Benedict, George Grenville, Vermont in the Civil, (Free Press Association, Burlington, Vt., 1888), ii:510.
Tombstone inscription: John H., son of John & L. Hall, killed at Weldon Station, Va. July 22, 1864 (sic), age 18 years. A member of Co. C. 17th Reg., Vt. Vol.
"He gave his life for his country"
Source: Lamoille County Newsdealer, January 9, 1876
Submitted by Deanna French.
Killed in a rifle pit, July 22d, Hiram Hall, of this town, a member of Co. C, 17th Vt. Vols., aged 18 years, 2 months and 2 days.
(Funeral services next Sabbath, the 7th inst. A the church in this town.)
Source: Lamoille Newsdealer, Aug. 3, 1864
Courtesy of Tom Boudreau.
(Extract from Compiled Military Service Record)
(U.S., Civil War Pension Index: General Index to Pension Files, 1861-1934 (National Archives))