Samuel S Hetrick


DeathJuly 21, 1907
CemeteryOak Creek (Raymond)
PostKane (Raymond)
Unit13th Pennsylvania Cavalry, Company B

Private Samuel S Hetrick

Company H, 125th Pennsylvania Infantry

Company B, 13th Pennsylvania Cavalry

Hetrick was born in Pennsylvania in November 1840. He was residing in Huntington County, Pennsylvania when he enlisted and was mustered in the 125th Pennsylvania Infantry on August 14, 1862. He served about 3 months and was discharged on November 21, 1862 due to disability.

He re-entered the Union Army as a member of the 13th Pennsylvania Cavalry on March 22, 1864. He served about 16 months and was mustered out on July 14, 1865 at Raleigh, North Carolina. During his enlistment, the regiment fought at the Battle of the Wilderness (May 5-7, 1864) and Spottsylvania Court House (May 8-21, 1864) in Virginia. The unit was assigned to General Sherman at Fayatteville, North Carolina in March, 1865. In addition, the regiment was at the Bennett House (Raleigh NC) when General Johnston surrendered the Army of Tennessee on April 26, 1865.

Copperstone died on July 21, 1907 at the age of 66 years. He is buried in the Oak Creek Cemetery in Raymond (Lancaster County), Nebraska. Copperstone was a charter member of the Kane Post (#30) of the Grand Army of the Republic in Raymond.

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


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