|Birth||April 12, 1845|
|Death||June 7, 1932|
|Unit||147th Illinois Infantry, Company B|
Private Richard Hibbard
Company B, 147th Illinois Infantry
Hibbard (also spelled Hibberd) was born in Staffordshire, England on April 12, 1845. He was residing in Portland (Whiteside County), Illinois when he enlisted and mustered in the regiment on February 1, 1865. He served nearly 1 year and was discharged on January 20, 1866 at Savannah, Georgia.
The 147th Illinois Infantry as organized at Camp Fry, Illinois for 1 year on February 18, 1865. The unit was assigned to Georgia and spent its’ entire term of duty at that location.
Hibbard died on June 7, 1932 at the age of 87 years. He is buried in the Kearney Cemetery in Kearney (Buffalo County), Nebraska. Hibbard was a member of the Sedgwick Post (#1) of the Grand Army of the Republic in Kearney.
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Note: Veteran bios were compiled and written by Dean Podoll.