Edward Hayward

BirthDec. 28, 1842
DeathSept. 20, 1930
CemeteryNebraska Veterans (Grand Island)
PostStone's River (Mason City)
Unit88th Illinois Infantry, Company K

Sergeant Edward Hayward

Company K, 88th Illinois Infantry

Hayward was born in England on December 28, 1842. He was residing in Panola (Woodford County), Illinois when he enlisted in the regiment on August 13, 1862. Hayward was mustered on August 27, 1862. He served about 2 years and 10 months before his discharge on June 9, 1865 at Nashville, Tennessee. Hayward enlisted as a private and was promoted to sergeant during his tour of duty.

The 88th Illinois Infantry was organized and mustered at Camp Douglas (Chicago), Illinois. During Hayward’s enlistment, the unit was in many major battles and military operations. A partial list includes:

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

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

Battle of Chickamauga (GA) (September 19-20, 1863).

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

Battle of Peach Tree Creek (GA) (July 19-20, 1864).

Siege of Atlanta (GA) (July 22-August 25, 1864).

Battle of Franklin (TN) (November 30, 1864).

Battle of Nashville (TN) (December 15-16, 1864).

Hayward died on September 20, 1930 at the age of 87 years. He is buried in the Nebraska Veterans Home Cemetery in Grand Island (Hall County), Nebraska. Hayward was a member of the Stone’s River Post (#339) of the Grand Army of the Republic in Mason City, Nebraska.

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