Nicholas F Hitchcock

BirthDec. 29, 1832
DeathMarch 2, 1891
CemeterySterling (Sterling)
PostSill (Sterling)
Unit90th Ohio Infantry, Company H

Major Nicholas F Hitchcock

Company H, 90th Ohio Infantry

Hitchcock was born in Perry County, Ohio on December 29, 1832. The 29 year old Hitchcock enlisted in the regiment as a captain on July 29, 1862. He was mustered on August 29, 1862 and served about 34 months. Hitchcock was promoted to Major on September 8, 1864. He was mustered out on June 13, 1865 at Camp Harker, Tennessee.

The 90th Ohio Infantry was organized and mustered at Lancaster, Ohio on August 29, 1862. The unit was involved in several major battles and military operations. Some of them include:

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

Battle of Stone’s River (TN) (December 30-31, 1862 – January 1-3, 1863). Regimental losses were 16 killed, 33 wounded, and 12 were captured.

Battle of Chickamauga (GA) (September 19-20, 1863). Regimental losses were 7 killed, 28 wounded, and 16 were wounded.

Atlanta (GA) Campaign (May 1-September 8, 1864).

Battle of Resaca (GA) (May 14-15, 1864).

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

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

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

Hitchcock died on March 2, 1891 at the age of 58 years. He is buried in the Sterling Cemetery in Sterling (Johnson County), Nebraska. He was a charter member of the Sill Post (#99) of the Grand Army of the Republic in Sterling. He served as the commander while a member of the Post.

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