Timothy Hedges


BirthJuly 28, 1837
DeathJuly 23, 1931
CemeteryMount Hope (Beaver City)
PostFreas (Beaver City)
Unit2nd New York Cavalry, Company E

2nd Lieutenant Timothy Hedges

Company E, 2nd New York Cavalry

Hedges was born in Jackson (Washington County), New York on July 28, 1837. He enlisted in the regiment on August 10, 1861 at Troy, New York. Hedges was mustered on August 14, 1861 and served over 3 years. He was discharged on September 10, 1864 at New York City. Hedges enlisted as a corporal, was promoted to quartermaster sergeant on July 1, 1862 and to 2nd lieutenant on October 3, 1862.

The 2nd New York Cavalry was organized between August 9 and October 8, 1861. The unit was also called the “Harris Light Cavalry”. During Hedges’ enlistment, the regiment was involved in several major battles. Some of them include:

Battle of Fredericksburg (VA) (December 12-15, 1862).

Battle of Brandy Station (VA) (June 9, 1863).

Battle of Aldie (VA) (June 16, 1863).

Battle of Gettysburg (PA) (July 1-3, 1863).

Battle of the Wilderness (VA) (May 6-7, 1864).

Battle of Cold Harbor (VA) (June 1-12, 1864).

Hedges died on July 23, 1931 at the age of 93 years. He is buried in the Mount Hope Cemetery in Beaver City (Furnas County), Nebraska. Hedges was a member of the Freas Post (#163) of the Grand Army of the Republic in Beaver City.

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


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