Charles W Hayes


DeathMarch 6, 1889
CemeteryGreenwood (York)
PostHayes (Lushton)
Unit1st Ohio Cavalry, Company B

Sergeant Charles W Hayes

Company B, 1st Ohio Cavalry

Hayes (also spelled Hays) was born in Barnsville (Belmont County), Ohio in 1844. He enlisted and was mustered in the regiment on August 17, 1861. He served about 4 years before being discharged on September 13, 1865 at Hilton Head, South Carolina. Hayes was promoted to sergeant on October 7, 1864.

The 1st Ohio Cavalry was organized at Camp Chase, Ohio between August 17 and October 30, 1861. During his enlistment, the regiment was involved in many major battles and military operations. A partial list includes:

Siege of Corinth (MS) (April 29-May 30, 1862).

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

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

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

Atlanta (GA) Campaign (May 1-September 8, 1864).

Siege of Atlanta (GA) (July 24-August 15, 1864).

Hayes died on March 6, 1889. He is buried in the Greenwood Cemetery in McCool Junction (York County), Nebraska. The Hayes Post (#306) in Lushton, Nebraska is named for him.

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


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