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Tower, Hannibal

MILITARY SERVICE

Age: 0, credited to Rutland, VT
Unit(s): 40th WI INF, 46th WI INF
Service: 2LT, Co. G, 40th WI INF; Capt., Co. E, 46th WI INF

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VITALS

Birth: 08/17/1827, Rutland, VT
Death: 01/29/1900

Burial: Hillside Cemetery, Palmyra, WI
Marker/Plot: Not recorded
Gravestone researcher/photographer: Grave Walker(L Kopet)
Findagrave Memorial #: 112481144

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Alias?: None noted
Pension?: Unknown
Portrait?: Unknown
College?: Not Found
Veterans Home?: Not Found
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Remarks: None

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Hillside Cemetery, Palmyra, WI

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Hannibal Tower

Capt. H. Tower, postmaster and dealer in general merchandise. Ft. Atkinson; was born in Rutland, N. Y.[VT], in 1827; in Dec,1855, moved to Palmyra, Jefferson Co., Wis., and engaged in mercantile business. In April, 1864, he enlisted in the 40th Wis. Inf., as a one-hundred day man; he was elected second lieutenant of Co. G, and stationed at Memphis, Tenn. At the expiration of his time he returned to Wis., raised a volunteer company of 86 men in seven days, and took them to the front. He was made captain, and they were mustered in the 46th Wis. Inf., and constituted Co. E. He served to the close of the war, receiving final discharge Sept. 27, 1865. He then returned to Wis. and continued in mercantile business as before until 1869, when he came to this place, and was among the first business men in the town, carrying a general stock of merchandise, which business he still continues. He was appointed deputy postmaster in 1868, and in the fall of 1870 received the appointment of postmaster, which office he continues to fill. He owns, in partnership with his son-in-law. Ace Webster, 120 acres of land known as the Highland farm, and is also interested with him in the egg business. He was married Jan. 1st, 1850, at Clarendon, Vt., to Miss Polly E. Potter, and they have two children, Ida and Noel D.

W. E. Alexander, History of Winneshiek and Allamakee counties, Iowa, (Western Publishing Co., Sioux City< IA, 1882), p. 643



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