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J. Hyer
J. Hyer

Federal (USV)


James Hyer

(1841 - 1892)
Home State: New York
Branch of Service: Infantry
Unit: 9th New York Infantry


Before the Antietam Campaign:
He enlisted on 23 April 1861 at New York City; mustered in as Private, Company E on 4 May 1861, to serve two years.

In the Antietam Campaign:
He was wounded in action on 17 September 1862.

The remainder of the War:
He was discharged January 13, 1863 at General Hospital, Chestnut Hill, PA.

After the War:
He was an employee of the Pennsylvania Railroad from soon after his discharge until his death, at which time he was working in their offices at 849 Broadway in Manhattan. He died "after an unsuccessful operation to relieve an affection of the stomach."

References, Sources, and other notes:
Basic information from State of New York1. Life dates from his gravesite on Findagrave, also the source of his photograph, posted by Charles McDonald. Further information from his death notice in the New York World, 19 November 1892, pg. 3.

Place of Birth: Manhattan, NY    
Death Date: 11/16/1892    Death Place: Manhattan, NY    Burial Place: Woodlawn Cemetery, the Bronx, NY


1   State of New York, Adjutant-General, Annual Report of the Adjutant General of the State of New York [year]: Registers of the [units], 43 Volumes, Albany: James B. Lyon, State Printer, 1893-1905, Issue 18 (for the year 1899), pp. 691 - 704  [AotW citation 12707]

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