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Hicks, George E.
Age: 0, credited to Whitingham, VT
Unit(s): 51st IL INF
Service: Co. A, 51st IL INF, pow, Chickamauga, 16 months in LIbby, Danville, Florence and Andersonville
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Birth: 05/1838, Whitingham, VT
Burial: Wauconda Cemetery, Wauconda, IL
Marker/Plot: Section 3 Row 16
Gravestone photographer: Heidi McColgan
Findagrave Memorial #: 8593694
Alias?: None noted
Pension?: Yes, 3/30/1883, IL
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)
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Wauconda Cemetery, Wauconda, IL
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Word has been received here of the death at Chicago, of George Hicks, 78 years of age, a native of Whitingham, Vt., and well known here. Mr. Hicks went to Chicago in 1857 and in 1862 enlisted in Co. A, 61st Illinois infantry. He was in the army of the Cumberland under General W. S. Rosecrans, was taken prisoner at Chicamauga and served 16 months in Libby, Danville, Florence and Andersonville prisons. His confinement under frightful conditions seriously impaired his health and he had never been well since the war although he was robust at the time of his enlistment.
Co. A, 61st ILL; b. Whitingham
Source: North Adams Transcript, February 24, 1917
Courtesy of Tom Boudreau.