|Death||Aug. 2, 1933|
|Unit||30th Illinois Infantry, Company A|
Private Hiram S Craig
Company A, 30th Illinois Infantry
Craig was born in Highland County, Ohio in either 1847 or 1848. He was living in Pre-Emption (Mercer County), Illinois when he enlisted in the regiment on April 11, 1864. Craig was mustered on April 17, 1864. He served about 1 year and 3 months. Craig was discharged at Louisville, Kentucky on July 17, 1865.
He joined the regiment in the 1864. During his enlistment, the unit was involved in several major battles and campaigns. Some of them include:
Atlanta (GA) Campaign (June 8-September 8, 1864).
Assault on Kenesaw Mountain (GA) (June 27, 1864).
Battle of Atlanta (GA) (Regimental losses were 25 killed, 9 wounded, and 7 captured).
General Sherman’s “March to the Sea” (GA) (November 15-December 10, 1864).
Siege of Savannah (GA) (December 10-21, 1864).
Campaign of the Carolinas (January-April 1865).
At the Bennett House (Raleigh NC) when General Johnston surrendered the Army of Tennessee (April 26, 1865).
Grand Review of the Troops (Washington DC) (May 24, 1865).
Craig died on August 2, 1933. He is buried in the Ulysses Cemetery in Ulyssess (Butler County), Nebraska. Craig was a member of two posts of the Grand Army of the Republic:
Farragut Post (#25) in Lincoln, Nebraska.
Farnsworth Post (#73) in Ulyssess, Nebraska.
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Note: Veteran bios were compiled and written by Dean Podoll.