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 Albert Hay

Albert Hay

Birth
York County, Pennsylvania, USA
Death 30 Mar 1871 (aged 33)
York County, Pennsylvania, USA
Burial York, York County, Pennsylvania, USA
Memorial ID 59009674 · View Source
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The son of Charles & Catherine Hay, in 1860 he was a dry goods clerk living in York Borough, York County, Pennsylvania. and stood 5' 5" tall with brown hair hazel eyes. He married Isabella C. Feltenberger February 19, 1863, in York and fathered Annie Catharine (b. 11/04/65), Albert Edward (b. 09/08/68), and Belle Nettie (b. 08/12/71).

A Civil War veteran, he enlisted June 17, 1863, mustered into state service at Harrisburg June 23 as a private with Co. B, 1st Pennsylvania Battalion, and promoted to quartermaster sergeant July 15, 1863. However, he never made it out of Harrisburg. According to his wife, he was "not accustomed to outdoor exposure," and she was right. Hay became ill shortly after arriving in Harrisburg and sent to recover at the home of his cousin, Harrisburg resident Charles Hay (later a professor at the Gettysburg Lutheran Theological Seminary). Albert remained with his cousin for about four weeks before it became clear that his health was not going to allow him to serve active duty. Thus, the army discharged him by surgeon's certificate August 18, 1863, by reason of "a depraved condition of his whole system and incipient disease of the chest." His discharge also notes that ill health had denied him even one day of active service. He was drafted shortly after his discharge but received a medical exemption from that and all further service.


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  • Created by: Dennis Brandt
  • Added: 21 Sep 2010
  • Find A Grave Memorial 59009674
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Albert Hay (24 Jan 1838–30 Mar 1871), Find A Grave Memorial no. 59009674, citing Prospect Hill Cemetery, York, York County, Pennsylvania, USA ; Maintained by Dennis Brandt (contributor 47232334) .