|Birth||Jan. 19, 1844|
|Death||March 22, 1936|
|Cemetery||Blue Mound (Milford)|
Corporal Alfred Hiller
3rd/19th Massachusetts Infantry
Hiller was born on Nantucket Island, Massachusetts on January 19, 1844. He was residing in New Bedford, Massachusetts when he enlisted as an 18-year old private on September 18, 1862. His occupations were a clerk and bootmaker. Hiller was mustered on September 23, 1862 and he served 9 months with the regiment. He was mustered on June 26, 1863 at Camp Hooker, Massachusetts.
Hiller re-entered the military when he was mustered into the 19th Massachusetts Infantry on November 25, 1864. Hiller was promoted to corporal during his tour with the 19th Massacusetts. He served about 7 months and was mustered out on June 27, 1865.
The 3rd Massachusetts Infantry was was organized in September, 1862. The regiment was sent to North Carolina and spent the major of its’ term at that location. The unit was mustered out on June 26, 1863.
Hiller joined the 19th Massachusetts Infantry in the final stages of the Civil War. The unit was at the Appomattox Court House (April 9, 1865) when General Robert E. Lee surrendered the Army of Northern Virginia. In addition, the regiment participated in the Grand Review of the Troops in Washington DC on May 23, 1865.
Alfred Hiller died on March 22, 1936 at the age of 92 years. He is buried in the Blue Mound Cemetery in Milford (Seward County), Nebraska. He was the last member of the Seward Post (#3) of the Grand Army of the Republic in Seward. In addition, he was a member of the Winslow Post (#56) of the GAR in Milford, Nebraska.
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Note: Veteran bios were compiled and written by Dean Podoll.