|Death: ||Oct. 12, 1863|
Civil War soldier. Died at Chattanooga, TN as a result of wound received at the Battle of Chickamauga.
Letter from Hiram Lutes of the 74th Indiana Infantry Company K about his death. Given by Mrs. Mary Miller.
In the Hospital on the Battle Field of Chickamauga September 22 1863
Dear Parents, Sisters, Friends and Classmates,
I am now as I suppose on my death bed. I feel it my duty before I depart from this world to write a few lines to you, in regard to my spiritual welfare. I fell, dear parents that all is well, and I am ready to die. Oh, I would like to see you once more on earth but it seems that I am destined for eternity ere many days roll over my dead. I feel dear parents that you have always treated me like a son. Oh, I love you most dearly. Oh my dear grandparents, brothers and sisters, in Christ, please to tell my young associates to meet me in Heaven where I shall soon be. Tell James Smith and John Porter my fellow soldiers and classmates, if they ever get home, to live faithful. I don't know where Adam is, he was not in the fight. He may live to come home to your embrace once more. And that will be a great blessing to you. I do humbly hope and pray that he may be spared. If you get this letter before you get one from him, write to him and tell him to be a good boy and be ready to die if he is cur off as I have been, I was wounded in the first days fight. I was shot through the hips. The Dr. told me this morning that it was mortal. I do thank God that it is as well with me as it is.
Do you remember dear parents a little over three years ago when God first spoke to my soul, how happy I was? Since that time I have passed through many trials and temptations. Many ups and downs and I feel that God will give me dying grace. He has promised to give me grace for every day and trial. I feel like taking him at his word.
My dear young sisters live humble and faithful and meet me in Heaven where we will part no more. Ever dear and beloved parents my heart ever throbs for you. May God ever protect and care for you.
Hiram A. Lutes
P.S. My God ever watch over my classmates and keep them ever faithful and meet me in Heaven. Dear parents live faithful and meet me high up in glory is my prayer.
Yes dear brother, thou wast more of heaven, than of earth and so God took thee.
Body lost or destroyed
Specifically: Presently it is unknown where Hiram Lutes body is. However I assume he is buried in the Chattanooga Nat. Cemetery in a unmarked grave.
Created by: Eric Lowman
Record added: Jun 28, 2010
Find A Grave Memorial# 54201758
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Added: Jun. 28, 2010