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Sgt Francis J. Hosmer

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Sgt Francis J. Hosmer

Birth
Halifax, Windham County, Vermont, USA
Death 24 Feb 1919 (aged 78–79)
Burial Holyoke, Hampden County, Massachusetts, USA
Memorial ID 18474793 View Source
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Francis J. Hosmer

Residence Halifax VT;
Enlisted on 9/4/1861 at Halifax, VT as a Musician.
On 9/21/1861 he mustered into "I" Co. VT 4th Infantry
He Re-enlisted on 12/15/1863
He was Mustered Out on 5/23/1865
He was listed as:
POW 6/23/1864 Weldon Railroad, VA (Paroled)
Paroled 4/28/1865 (place not stated)
Promotions:
Corpl 9/20/1863
Sergt 5/6/1864
Intra Regimental Company Transfers:
2/25/1865 from company I to company F
born in Halifax, VT
Member of GAR Post # 10 (George H. Ward) in Worcester, MA

Additional Information:
Escaped from train 7/6/64 near Greensboro, North Carolina. Recaptured 7/22/64 near Boone Court House, Watauga County. and incarcerated in the Boone Jail for several days. Marched to the railroad at Morgantown. Arrived Salisbury, North Carolina, 7/28/64. Departed Salisbury 8/6/64. Arrived Andersonvile 8/11/64. During 10/64 sent to Savannah for one month and then transferred to Millen. After 2-3 weeks at Millen returned to Andersonville via Savannah and various other stops arriving 12/23/64. Released 4/28/65 at Lake City, Florida. Mustered out 5/23/65. Attended 50th GAR Reunion at Gettysburg in 1913 from Massachusetts.
Died 2/24/1919.
Granted an invalid pension from Massachusetts in 1904.

Sect. D, #19.
For Francis J. Hosmer (1840 -1919)2/24/1919));
his wife Clara Shattuck (1846 - 1919); Gorham P. Hosmer (1873 - 1949; his wife Mary E. Moakler (1875 - 1938). These are all listed on the same headstone.




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