PVT James Albert Hard

PVT James Albert Hard

Birth
Victor, Ontario County, New York, USA
Death 12 Mar 1953 (aged 111)
Rochester, Monroe County, New York, USA
Burial Rochester, Monroe County, New York, USA
Plot S 1/2 168 R-1
Memorial ID 12689 · View Source
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Union Soldier. He was the last surviving combat veteran of the Civil War, outliving all but one of the 2,675,000 Union soldiers. (The last survivor was a musician who enlisted in the final weeks of the war.) Mr. Hard enlisted in the Union Army four days after the attack on Ft. Sumter. As a private in the 32nd New York Infantry, he fought in the Battles of Bull Run, Fredericksburg, Chancellorsville, South Mountain and Antietam. At 111 he is the oldest male of the cemetery's 350,000 residents.

Bio by: Alan Ladd


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  • Maintained by: Find A Grave
  • Added: 27 Sep 2000
  • Find A Grave Memorial 12689
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for PVT James Albert Hard (15 Jul 1841–12 Mar 1953), Find A Grave Memorial no. 12689, citing Mount Hope Cemetery, Rochester, Monroe County, New York, USA ; Maintained by Find A Grave .