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J W Hays
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Birth: unknown
Illinois, USA
Death: Jan. 23, 1863
Sebastian County
Arkansas, USA

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He was captured by Confederate troops on January 18, 1863, and taken to Fort Smith, where he and Martin D. Hart were court-martialed and hanged. They were buried in unmarked graves under the tree where they were hanged. In 1864, when the federals took Fort Smith, Hart's body was exhumed and reinterred in the national cemetery there.
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Non-Cemetery Burial
Specifically: Buried in an unmarked grave under the tree where he was hanged.
Created by: BeNotForgot
Record added: Jan 23, 2012
Find A Grave Memorial# 83886680

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 Added: Jan. 23, 2012

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