|Birth||March 10, 1845|
|Death||May 1, 1930|
|Unit||16th Wisconsin Infantry, Company C|
Private James D Hart
Company C, 16th Wisconsin Infantry
Hart was born in Dodge County, Michigan on March 10, 1845. He was residing in Hustisford (Dodge County), Wisconsin when he enlisted and mustered in the regiment on October 12, 1861. Hart served 3 years and 9 months. He was discharged on July 12, 1865 at Louisville, Kentucky.
The 16th Wisconsin Infantry was organized at Madison on January 31, 1862. During Hart’s enlistment, the unit was involved in many major battles and campaigns. Some of them include:
Battle of Shiloh (TN) (April 6-7, 1862). Regimental losses were 39 killed, 179 wounded, 10 were captured, and 11 reported as missing.
Battle of Corinth (MS) (October 3-4, 1862). Regimental losses were 9 killed, 24 wounded, and 5 reported captured or missing.
Atlanta (GA) Campaign (June 8-September 8, 1864). Regimental losses on July 21, 1864 were 8 killed, 111 wounded, and 8 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).
Battle of Bentonville (NC) (March 19-21, 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).
Regimental losses were 6 officers and 141 enlisted men in combat. In addition, 4 officers and 248 enlisted men died due to disease.
Hart died on May 1, 1930 at the age of 85 years. He is buried in the Lyons Cemetery in Lyons (Burt County), Nebraska. Hart was a member of the Gates Post (#58) of the Grand Army of the Republic in Lyons.
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Note: Veteran bios were compiled and written by Dean Podoll.