Riley S. Hart

BirthFeb. 7, 1843
DeathApril 15, 1935
CemeteryLyons (Lyons)
PostGates (Lyons)
Unit10th Wisconsin Infantry, Company B

Private Riley S. Hart

Company B, 10th Wisconsin Infantry

Hart was born in Rochester (Monroe County), New York on February 7, 1843. He was residing in Kekoskee (Dodge County), Wisconsin when he enlisted and was mustered in the regiment on September 26, 1861. He served over 3 years and was mustered out of the unit on November 3, 1864. Hart reenlisted and became a member of the 9th United States Veteran Volunteer Infantry. He served with that regiment for an undetermined period of time.

The 10th Wisconsin Infantry was organized and mustered at Milwaukee on October 14, 1861. During his enlistment, the unit was involved in many major battles and campaigns. A partial list includes:

Battle of Perryville (KY) (October 8, 1862). Regimental losses were 37 killed, 112 wounded, and 3 were reported missing.

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

Battle of Chickamauga (GA) (September 19-21, 1863). Regimental losses were 17 killed, 54 wounded, 145 were captured, and 7 were reported missing.

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

Hart died on April 15, 1935 at the age of 92 years. He is buried in the Lyons Cemetery in Lyons (Burt County), Nebraska. At the time of his death, he was the last member of the Gates Post (#58) of the Grand Army of the Republic in Stromsburg, Nebraska.


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