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Hart, Hubbard L.

MILITARY SERVICE

Age: 38, credited to Guilford, VT
Unit(s): CSA
Service: Confederate sympathizer, assisted blockade running, supposed Assistant Quartermaster, CSA District of Florida

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VITALS

Birth: 05/04/1827, Guilford, VT
Death: 12/12/1895

Burial: West View Cemetery, Palatka, FL
Marker/Plot: Not Recorded
Gravestone researcher/photographer:
Findagrave Memorial #: 6631940

MORE INFORMATION

Alias?: None noted
Pension?: Not Found
Portrait?: Findagrave
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: Died in Atlanta, GA. Brother of Hiram Hart, a purchasing agent for the U.S. Army Quartermaster Department.

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BURIAL:

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West View Cemetery, Palatka, FL

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Obituary

Prominent Floridian Dies From An Accident.

An Atlanta correspondent writes: The numerous residents of Florida, now in Atlanta, were greatly shocked by the news of the death of Colonel Hubbard L. Hart, of Palatka, which took place a few days ago, as the result of an accident.While returning from the exposition grounds early in the evening Colonel Hart attempted to alight from an electric car on Fourteenth street while it was in motion and was thrown to the ground. The force of the fall ruptured a blood vessel and the injured man was taken to the Peachtree inn, where he was staying, by several friends. His condition became serious the next morning and it was decided to removed him to the hospital, but before the ambulance arrived he had passed away.

Colonel Hart was probably the best known man in Florida, and had hosts of friends all over the country. He was the owner of the Hart line of steamers which run up the romantic and famous Ocklawaha river in Florida, and it was he who made the river navigable. This service was promptly recognized and rewarded by the government.

He was one of Florida's pioneer citizens and before the war was owner of Hart's stage coach line which ran between Lake City via Palatka to Tampa. He had large property interests all over the south and his Florida home was called the finest residence in the south.

Colonel Hart was here as an exposition visitor and in the interest of his steamer line. His wife and family are at present staying in Boston, Mass.

Although in his sixties, he was noted for his fine physique and remarkably sound constitution. His death will cause a shock to the entire state of Florida. The body was escorted to Palatka by Captain J. E.Lucas and Mr. S. Graham.

Source: Bradford County Telegraph, Starke, FL, 20 Dec 1895.