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Federal (USV)


Lamar S. Hay

(1838 - 1902)

Home State: Pennsylvania

Branch of Service: Infantry

Unit: 96th Pennsylvania Infantry

Before Antietam

He enlisted as First Sergeant, National Light Infantry (a First Defender, 3 months service) on 18 April 1861. He enrolled on 23 September 1861 in Company A, 96th Pennsylvania Infantry, as Captain.

On the Campaign

Colonel Cake wrote of him at Crampton's Gap on 14 September 1862:

Captain Hay, Company A, also preserved his excellent reputation as a fighting officer, holding his company well in hand, always cool and in line. His services were invaluable in the fight, as they always are on the march, on picket, or in command of skirmishers.

The rest of the War

Discharged on a Surgeon’s Certificate on 27 December 1862.

After the War

He was active in the Grand Army of the Republic (GAR). He was Justice of the Peace for Dubois, PA by 1887.

References & notes

Basic information from Bates1. Details from Colonel Cake’s Official Report.


11/24/1838 in PA


04/09/1902; burial in Morningside Cemetery, DuBois, PA


1   Bates, Samuel Penniman, History of the Pennsylvania Volunteers, 1861-65, Harrisburg: State of Pennsylvania, 1868-1871, 96th Infantry  [AotW citation 15346]