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Col Charles Spear Hills

Col Charles Spear Hills

Birth
Conewango, Cattaraugus County, New York, USA
Death 19 Jun 1902 (aged 67)
Glenwood Springs, Garfield County, Colorado, USA
Burial Saint Louis, St. Louis City, Missouri, USA
Plot Block 340/341, Lot 3506
Memorial ID 18741 · View Source
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A Civil War officer, Charles was a Lieutenant Colonel in the 10th Kansas Infantry. The Hills obelisk was erected in 1891 by Eva Sturges Hills in memory of her husband. It is the tallest obelisk in St. Louis and one of the tallest in the United States. It weighs over 100 tons.

Emporia [KS] News Saturday March 21, 1863, page 3, column 2

Capt. C.S. Hills, of the 10th Kansas arrived in our town last evening. Capt. H. has been with his regiment in all the battles in Missouri and Arkansas. He has added to the well-armed laurels acquired while serving as an officer of Co. H, 2nd Kansas, under Gen. Lyon in the campaign of 1861, in Missouri. George Wait, H.G. Clark, A.G. Wilhite, Jas. H. Doile and Salis Moon, of Co. C, 11th Kansas, also returned on a brief visit to their families in this place. They reported the death of J.M. Wheeler of Eagle Creek in this county. The troops are now about fifty miles Southeast of Springfield. Our people have watched with deep interest the movements of the 11th and other regiments in which any of or boys were serving and have felt a just pride in their gallant conduct.

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  • Added: 9 Dec 2000
  • Find A Grave Memorial 18741
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Col Charles Spear Hills (16 Aug 1834–19 Jun 1902), Find A Grave Memorial no. 18741, citing Bellefontaine Cemetery, Saint Louis, St. Louis City, Missouri, USA ; Maintained by Find A Grave (contributor 8) .