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Capt Samuel Hymer

Capt Samuel Hymer

Birth
Harrison County, Indiana, USA
Death 9 May 1906 (aged 76)
Rushville, Schuyler County, Illinois, USA
Burial Rushville, Schuyler County, Illinois, USA
Plot 3rd Addition, Row 13
Memorial ID 7870585 · View Source
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Medal of Honor recipient. With only 41 men under his command, Captain Hymer (Company D, 115th Illinois Infantry) defended and held a blockhouse against the attack of Hood's Division for nearly ten hours on October 13, 1864 at Buzzard's Roost Gap, Georgia. This action checked the advance of the enemy and insured the safety of the balance of the regiment, as well as that of the 8th Kentucky Infantry, then stationed at Ringgold, Georgia.

Bio by: Connie Nisinger


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  • Originally Created by: Connie Nisinger
  • Added: 15 Sep 2003
  • Find A Grave Memorial 7870585
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Capt Samuel Hymer (17 May 1829–9 May 1906), Find A Grave Memorial no. 7870585, citing Rushville City Cemetery, Rushville, Schuyler County, Illinois, USA ; Maintained by Find A Grave .