Hyde, Horace A.
Age: 34, credited to Swanton, VTVITALS
Birth: 1824, Swanton, VTADDITIONAL INFORMATION
Alias?: None notedDESCENDANTS
Died in Macon, GA
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HORACE A. HYDE
Horace A Hyde was mustered into service in Company B., Cavalry Regiment, Nov. 19,'61; promoted 1st Sergeant Feb. 19,63;2d Lieutenant April 1, '63; 1st Lieutenant Nov. 19,'64, but was not mustered upon his commissions. He was taken prisoner in action Oct 11,'63, at Brandy Station, and, with many other Cavalry boys, was conducted to the Rebel Prison Pens at Andersonville, Ga. His commissioned rank was not revealed to the rebels until the following summer, and he was only known as a sergeant meantime. Exposed to the inclemency of the weather, with miserable and scanty food, filthy camp, and foul water, the strongest constitutions were made to yield to the rebel's most powerful ally, death. It became apparent that Lieut. Hyde's name was also enrolled with the battalions that were fast passing away, when he at length yielded to the earnest entreaties of some of his company companions, and his commissioned rank became known to the enemy, in order that he might perchance be removed to some more healthy locality. The Union officers in prison were kept separate from the rank and file, and Lieut. Hyde, weakened by disease until he knelt at the altar of death, was removed from the "pen' to die elsewhere. The parting on that summer afternoon in 1864 between himself and comrades was final; some of them were permitted to breathe the sweet air of freedom again in their northern homes, but these are the last tidings they brought from the dying Lieutenant. We have since ascertained that he died at Macon, G., Sept. 24,1864. He was a man of ability, loyal, true, and brave, genial and generous; his memory is dear to his former companions in arms.
Hemenway's Historical Gazetteer, 1871, 2:447
Submitted By: Deanna French.