CPL Silas Hager

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CPL Silas Hager

Birth
Death 27 Jan 1906 (aged 80–81)
Burial Spurlockville, Lincoln County, West Virginia, USA
Memorial ID 5900092 · View Source
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Corporal In Co. G 7th West Virginia Cav. During Civil War Military
Info from Corp Silas Hager Pension Records:
Silas Hager was born 1825 and died Jan 27, 1906. He married Eliza Hager July 16, 1851 at the Boone Co Courthouse. The records were destroyed by fire during the civil war. Eliza Hager was born 1835 and died Feb 15, 1914. At the time of Eliza's death she only owned one cow worth about $45 and Milton Hager tried to get help from the pension board to help pay for her funeral. Silas Hager was a farmer by trade before the Civil war. He was in good physical condition.

Silas Hager enlisted Oct 24, 1861. Mustered Dec 2, 1861. Discharged: honorably discharged at Wheeling W Va Feb 1865. Served in Co G 7 Reg't W Va Cavalry Volunteers commanded by James Cassidy. Also served Co 8 W Va Inf. About June 1863 at Huntersville, Va his horse he was riding fell and landed on his left ankle throwing it out of place. It was set by the Reg't surg. Gunstalk. About Oct 1863 at Weston, W Va, Silas Hager was ordered to get some fresh horses. He and several other men went to get them. Silas Hager was leading two horses. He was using a gun strap with a buckle or hook on the end of it using it for a lead strap when one of the horses got spooked and jerked the hook through Silas hand injuring it real bad. He was treated by Reg' t surg. and sent to hospital in Charleston, W Va and from there he was sent to a hospital in Gallapolis, Ohio. He spent four months at that hospital under Major Starr.

According to later doctors Silas Hager had a compound fracture of his left foot that was injured in the war that was never treated right causing a walnut size knot on his ankle and caused him to have trouble walking. His right hand was also almost useless. The middle finger, ring finger and little fingers had compound fractures and tendon damage causing the three fingers to draw inward toward the palm of his hand.

In later years Silas Hager suffered from rheumatism in the left leg and hip, heart disease and catarrh of the head.

Silas Hager was 6' tall, light complexion and blue eyes.


CIVIL WAR MEDALS OF WEST VIRGINIA
Class I - "Honorably Discharged"
Class II - "Killed In Battle"
Class III - "For Liberty"

HAGAR, SILAS, Corporal, Company "G", 7th Regiment W. Va. Calvary Volunteers.

187th Militia record at
County: Boone
Unit: 187 Militia
Name: Silless Hagar
Rank: Private
Company: Capt. Jno. Spurlock "A" Co.
Age: Roll Dated: Oct. 15 -'61
When Enrolled: July 10 1861
Where Enrolled: Boone Co.
Length of Service: 3 mos.
Mustered In: July 15 -'61
Mustered Out: Boone Co.


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  • Created by: Shirl Ann Halstead
  • Added: 28 Oct 2001
  • Find a Grave Memorial 5900092
  • Find a Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for CPL Silas Hager (1825–27 Jan 1906), Find a Grave Memorial no. 5900092, citing Hager Cemetery, Spurlockville, Lincoln County, West Virginia, USA ; Maintained by Shirl Ann Halstead (contributor 46508409) .