Norman Hill


BirthMarch 28, 1846
DeathMay 25, 1932
CemeteryBlue Mound (Milford)
Unit16th Wisconsin Infantry, Company K

Private Norman Hill

Company K, 16th Wisconsin Infantry

Hill was born on March 28, 1846. He was residing in Jefferson (Jefferson County), Wisconsin when he enlisted and mustered in the regiment on January 5, 1864. Hill was 15 years old at the time of his enlistment. He served about 1 year and 6 months before his discharge on July 12, 1865 at Louisville, Kentucky.

The 16th Wisconsin Infantry was organized at Madison on January 31, 1862. Hill joined the regiment in the early part of 1864. During his enlistment, the unit was involved in many major battles and campaigns. Some of them include:

Atlanta (GA) Campaign (June 8-September 8, 1864). Regimental losses on July 21, 1864 were 8 killed, 111 wounded, and 8 captured.

General Sherman’s March to the Sea (GA) (November 15-December 10, 1864).

Siege of Savannah (GA) (December 10-21, 1864).

Campaign of the Carolinas (January-April 1865).

Battle of Bentonville (NC) (March 19-21, 1865).

At the Bennett House (Raleigh NC) when General Johnston surrendered the Army of Tennessee (April 26, 1865).

Grand Review of the Troops (Washington DC) (May 24, 1865

Hill died on May 25, 1932 at the age of 86 years. He is buried in the Blue Mound Cemetery in Milford (Seward County), Nebraska.

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


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