|Birth||June 4, 1845|
|Death||Dec. 9, 1931|
|Unit||26th Iowa Infantry, Company D|
Sergeant Charles Hill
Company A, 8th Iowa Infantry
Company D, 26th Iowa Infantry
Hill was born in England on June 4, 1840. He was residing in Buena Vista County, Iowa when he enlisted in the 8th Iowa Infantry on August 12, 1861. He was mustered on September 5, 1861 and served about 7 months. Hill was discharged on April 19, 1862 at St Louis due to disability.
He rejoined the Union Army on August 11, 1862 as a member of the 26th Iowa Infantry. Hill enlisted as a sergeant and served about 2 years and 10 months with the regiment. He was discharged on June 6, 1865 at Washington DC.
The 26th Iowa Infantry was organized and mustered at Clinton, Iowa on September 30, 1862. On January 11, 1863 the regiment fought at the Battle of Arkansas Post (AK) and suffered heavy casualties. Regimental losses were 21 killed and 72 wounded. During Hill’s enlistment, he was wounded at Ringgold, Georgia on November 27, 1863. Hill’s wounding occurred during the historic “March to the Sea”. In addition, he was captured by Confederate forces on February 24, 1865 at Flat Rock, South Carolina. Hill’s capture occurred during General Sherman’s 1865 Campaign of the Carolinas. Information regarding Hill’s hospitalization and length of imprisonment were not available.
Hill died on December 9, 1931 at the age of 91 years. He is buried in the Greenwood Cemetery in York (York County), Nebraska. Hill was a member of the Anderson Post (#32) of the Grand Army of the Republic in York.
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Note: Veteran bios were compiled and written by Dean Podoll.