Hawes, Alexander Gilchrist
Age: 27, credited to St. johnsbury, VT
Unit(s): 9th IL INF, 149th IL INF
Service: enl, Belleville IL, 4/25/61, m/i, CAPT, Co. D, 9th IL INF, 4/25/61, tr to Co. D, m/o 8/20/64, Springfield, IL; comn LTCOL, 149th IL INF, 2/11/65, m/o 1/27/66, Dalton, GA
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Birth: 02/19/1833, St. Johnsbury, VT
Burial: Oahu Cemetery, Honolulu, HI
Marker/Plot: Not Recorded
Gravestone researcher/photographer: David Blewster Knight
Findagrave Memorial #: 110273421
Alias?: None noted
Pension?: Yes, 9/27/1905, CA
College?: Not Found
Veterans Home?: Not Found
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Oahu Cemetery, Honolulu Cemetery, HI
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Col. Aalexander G. Hawes.
A cablegram to a sister in St. Johnsbury tells of the death in Honolulu Saturday of Col. Alexander G. Hawes, of San Francisco, in his eighty-first year.
Colonel Hawes was a native of Barnet and had a remarkable career. He was with John Brown through all the Kansas fights, declining an invitation to accompany Brown to Harpers Ferry. He was probably the last of John Brown's followers in Kansas.
For three years he was a captain of the Ninth Illinois regiment in the Civil War, being wounded at Shiloh and finishing the war as lieutenant-colonel of another Illinois regiment.
After the war Colonel Hawes went to San Francisco. He had ever since been the Pacific coast representative of the New York Life Insurance Co. He was a charter member of the famous Bohemian Club, a former commander of the Loyal Legion of California, and one of the best known clubmen in the Pacific coast. Before he went to Kansas he was associated with John Swinton and Henry George in editing a New York labor paper, and for a few weeks he set type with Mark Train on an Iowa journal. He is survived by his wife and one son.
Source: St. Albans Messenger, 11 Dec 1913.
Courtesy of Tom Ledoux.