Hiram E Houghtaling


BirthOct. 25, 1842
DeathNov. 6, 1933
CemeteryOxford (Oxford)
PostStrickland (Hastings)
Unit10th Wisconsin Infantry, Company K

Private Hiram E Houghtaling

Company K, 10th Wisconsin Infantry

Houghtaling was born in Wisconsin on October 25, 1842. He was residing in Oxford (Marquette County), Wisconsin when he enlisted and mustered in the regiment on September 11, 1861. He served over 3 years before being discharged on November 3, 1864.

The 10th Wisconsin Infantry was organized and mustered at Milwaukee on October 14, 1861. During his enlistment, the unit was involved in many major battles and campaigns. A partial list includes:

Battle of Perryville (KY) (October 8, 1862).

Battle of Stone’s River (TN) (December 30-31, 1862 – January 1-3, 1863).

Battle of Chickamauga (GA) (September 19-21, 1863).

Battle of Peach Tree Creek (GA) (July 19-20, 1864).

The Battles of Perryville and Stone’s River were the most costly for the regiment. The unit lost 37 members, 112 were wounded, and 3 were reported missing on October 8, 1862 at Perryville. Over 2 days at Chickamauga, the regiment lost 17 soldiers, 54 were wounded, 145 were captured, and 7 were reported missing. Private Houghtaling was wounded on September 20, 1863 at the Battle of Chickamauga.

Houghtaling died on November 6, 1933 at the age of 91 years. He is buried in the Oxford Cemetery in Oxford (Harlan County), Nebraska. Houghtaling was a member of the Strickland Post (#13) of the Grand Army of the Republic in Hastings, Nebraska.

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


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