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Harrison Carroll Hobart
Birth: Jan. 31, 1815
Ashburnham
Worcester County
Massachusetts, USA
Death: Jan. 26, 1902
Milwaukee
Milwaukee County
Wisconsin, USA

Civil War Union Brevet Brigadier General. He was successful lawyer and former Wisconsin State Senator at the start of the Civil War, when he enlisted and was commissioned a Captain in the 4th Wisconsin Volunteer Infantry in April 1861. In 1862, he was appointed Lieutenant Colonel in command of the newly formed 21st Wisconsin Regiment. He commanded the 21st Wisconsin in actions in Mississippi, Kentucky, Tennessee and was captured at Chickamauga and taken to Libby prison in Richmond, Virginia. There, with other Union prisoners, he was in charge of digging a tunnel to obtain their freedom. On the night of February 9, 1864, in a brave escape through the tunnel, Hobart and fifty-six others managed to reach the Federal lines and safety. He returned to the Army, was promoted Colonel, serving in the Atlanta campaign and with General Sherman's march through the Carolinas. He mustered out of the Army in July, 1865 and for distinguished service was brevetted Brigadier General of US Volunteers. (bio by: John "J-Cat" Griffith) 
 
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  Anna Clarence Litch Mower Hobart (1817 - 1896)*
  Frances Imogen Lowery Hobart (1828 - 1855)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
Forest Home Cemetery
Milwaukee
Milwaukee County
Wisconsin, USA
Plot: Section 34, Block 1, Lot 1
Specifically: With wife, Frances Imogen Loweny
GPS (lat/lon): 42.99654, -87.94462
 
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Record added: Aug 16, 2002
Find A Grave Memorial# 6690017
Harrison Carroll Hobart
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- Heavenly Peace
 Added: Jan. 31, 2017
Thank you for your service to the Union, General, and for keeping the greatest country on earth alive. Rest in peace, sir.
- Daniel Moran
 Added: Jan. 23, 2016

- Darlene T.
 Added: Jan. 31, 2015
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