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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 Antietam

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

On the Campaign

He was wounded in action on 17 September 1862.

The rest 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 & 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.


1841; Manhattan, NY


11/16/1892; Manhattan, NY; burial in 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]