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Theodore Hester
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Birth: Sep. 1, 1838
Death: May 6, 1926

UNION CIVIL WAR SOLDIER AND DRUMMER BOY OF CO. G, 153RD REGT. PA. VOL. FROM MT. BETHEL, PA.

The regiment assembled in Easton PA. Theodore served as musician and was friends with musician Winfield S. Snyder. He was moved to Harrisburg, and then to Washington. He encamped on Arlington Heigts, and then to Camp Glanz. Moved by boat to Alexandria, on the Potomac. Spent the winter at Brooks Station, and then to Chancellorsville at the end of April.

On May 2,1863, the regiment was posted on the extreme right of the line of the 11th Corps. The enemy made a move that completely enveloped the Union line. He retreated all the way to the Rappahannock River. He checked the area and felt it was safe to return since the enemy left. He found he lost 2 friends, Peter Kunsman and Jacob Rambel, at the start of the battle.

He took a train to Brooks Station and was assigned hospital duties in wards 29 and 30. There were about 12-14 wounded men in each ward. He was then transferred to Washington. He returned to Harrisburg for the muster-out. The reception in Easton was joyful.

Theodore died on May 6, 1926. 
 
Burial:
Easton Heights Cemetery
Easton
Northampton County
Pennsylvania, USA
 
Maintained by: Peggy Spengler-Moser
Originally Created by: Frederich Otto (Inactive...
Record added: May 26, 2007
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Theodore Hester
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