John Hawk

BirthOct. 5, 1844
DeathApril 4, 1933
CemeteryRiverside (Crete)
PostHolland (Crete)
Unit105th Pennsylvania Infantry, Company H

Corporal John Hawk

Company A, 63rd Pennsylvania Infantry

Company H, 105th Pennsylvania Infantry

Hawk was born on October 5, 1844. Pennsylvania records reflect that Hawk used the name “John Huck” during his tour of duty. He enlisted and was mustered on February 27, 1864 as a member of the 63rd Pennsylvania Infantry. He transferred to the 105th Pennsylvania Infantry on September 9, 1864. Hawk served about 10 months with his 2nd unit and was discharged on July 11, 1865 at Washington DC.

Hawk joined the 105th Pennsylvania Infantry during the final stages of the Civil War. The unit was assigned to the Appomattox Campaign (VA) (March 28-April 9, 1865) and was part of several battles and historic events. Some of them include:

Fall of Petersburg (VA) (April 2, 1865).

At Appomattox Court House (VA) (April 9, 1865) when General Lee surrendered the Army of Northern Virginia.

Grand Review of the Troops (Washington DC) (May 23, 1865).

He died on April 4, 1933 at the age of 88 years. He is buried in the Riverside Cemetery in Crete (Saline County), Nebraska. Hawk was a member of the Holland Post (#75) of the Grand Army of the Republic in Crete.

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