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Federal (USA)


Jeremiah Hays

(c. 1826 - 1867)

Home State: New York

Branch of Service: Artillery

Unit: 3rd United States Artillery, Batteries C and G

Before Antietam

A 22 year old farmer, he enlisted as a Private in Company I, 4th United States Infantry on 27 November 1848 in New York City and was a Sergeant when he was discharged at Fort Dalles, Oregon Territory in November 1853. He enlisted again, in Battery M, 3rd United States Infantry, in December 1854 at San Francisco and reenlisted in December 1859, then a Sergeant, at Fort Vancouver, Washington Territory - and he was there at to at least June 1860. He was transferred to Battery G, date not given.

On the Campaign

He was with the combined Batteries C and G, 3rd US Artillery on the Maryland Campaign of September 1862 and was afterward mentioned by Captain Gibson "as worthy of commendation and reward."

The rest of the War

He reenlisted in Washington, DC in February 1864 as Orderly (First) Sergeant, 4th US Artillery.

After the War

He enlisted again at Fort Warren, MA in February 1867 but died 11 March 1867 "caused by drunkenness" at the Fort at Clark's Point, MA.

References & notes

His service and death from the Registers.1 His role at Antietam from Captain Gibson's after-action report. Details from the US Census of 1860.


c. 1826; County Cork, IRELAND


03/11/1867; New Bedford, MA


1   US Army, Registers of Enlistments in the United States Army, 1798-1914, Washington, DC: National Archives, 1956, Vol. 048, pg. 109; Vol. 049, pg. 101; etc.  [AotW citation 28893]