John H Hartman


BirthOct. 21, 1848
DeathJuly 25, 1934
CemeteryUnion (Keya Paha Co)
Unit187th Pennsylvania Infantry, Company H

Private John H Hartman

Company H, 187th Pennsylvania Infantry

Hartman was born in Lloydsville (Belmont County), Ohio on October 21, 1848. He enlisted and musterd in the regiment on May 7, 1864. Hartman served about 15 months. He was discharged on August 3, 1865 at Harrisburg, Pennsylvania.

The 187th Pennsylvania Infantry was organized at Philadelphia from March 3 to May 4, 1864. The unit participated in the Siege of Petersburg from June 16 through September 22, 1864. The regiment suffered heavy casualties on June 18, 1864 during the Siege. On that date, 20 members were killed and 47 were wounded. In May, 1865 the unit was assigned to guard duty over the remains of President Lincoln and provide escort services to the funeral cortege.

Hartman died on July 25, 1934 at the age of 86 years. He is buried in the Union Cemetery in Springview (Keya Paha County), Nebraska.

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Note: Veteran bios were compiled and written by Dean Podoll.


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