BG Luther Rector Hare

BG Luther Rector Hare

Birth
Greencastle, Putnam County, Indiana, USA
Death 22 Dec 1929 (aged 78)
Washington, District of Columbia, District of Columbia, USA
Burial Arlington, Arlington County, Virginia, USA
Plot Section 3, Grave 3933-A
Memorial ID 5864426 · View Source
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Second Lieutenant, Company K, 7th US Cavalry, during the 1876 Battle of the Little Big Horn. He survived the battle.

The son of Silas and Octavia Elizabeth Rector Hare, he entered the US Military Academy in 1870, and graduated in 1874, ranking 25 of 41 cadets. Appointed 2nd Lt on 17 June 1874. During the Battle of the Little Big Horn, he was assigned to Company K, Benteen's Battalion, and survived the battle. Appointed 1st Lt on 25 June 1876, and later commanded Company L, 7th Cavalry. He married Augusta Virginia Hancock, niece of General Winfield Scott Hancock, on 21 June 1878; they had 3 daughters: Camilla, Mary, and Irone, but the marriage would end in divorce. Promoted to Captain on 29 Dec 1890. In the 1896 Apache campaign. Promoted to Colonel, 1st Texas Cavalry, on 14 June 1898, and sent to Cuba during the Spanish American War. Appointed Colonel, 33rd US Volunteer Infantry on 5 July 1899, and took the regiment to the Philippines. Awarded two Silver Star Medals for gallantry in action at San Jacinto, PI, on 11 Nov 1899, and for gallantry in action in Northern Luzon, PI, 4 Dec 1899. Appointed Brigadier General, US Volunteers, on 1 June 1900. Retired for disability 16 June 1903. Professor of Military Science, Univ. of Texas 1908-1911, and at Simmons College, 1918-1919. Died of throat cancer in 1929.


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  • Created by: Kit and Morgan Benson
  • Added: 20 Oct 2001
  • Find A Grave Memorial 5864426
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for BG Luther Rector Hare (24 Aug 1851–22 Dec 1929), Find A Grave Memorial no. 5864426, citing Arlington National Cemetery, Arlington, Arlington County, Virginia, USA ; Maintained by Kit and Morgan Benson (contributor 46483611) .