Nathan O Hill

BirthMay 6, 1844
DeathJuly 24, 1927
CemeteryArapahoe (Arapahoe)
PostArapahoe (Arapahoe)
Unit9th Indiana Cavalry, Company E

Private Nathan O Hill

Company E, 9th Indiana Cavalry

Hill was born in Rush County, Indiana on May 6, 1844. He was residing in Newcastle (Henry County), Indiana when he enlisted and was mustered in the regiment on December 19, 1863. Hill served about 20 months and was mustered out on August 28, 1865 at Indianapolis.

He 9th Indiana Cavalry was organized at Indianapolis between December 7, 1863 and March 29, 1864. Private Hill was captured by Confederate forces at Wilson’s Crossroads, Tennessee on December 1, 1864. He was sent to Cahaba, Alabama and transferred to the Andersonville Prison in Georgia. He was imprisoned until April 1865 and released via a prisoner exchange on April 15, 1865.

Hill died on July 24, 1927 at the age of 83 years. He is buried in the Arapahoe Cemetery in Arapahoe (Furnas County), Nebraska. He was a charter member and the last member of the Arapahoe Post (#348) of the Grand Army of the Republic (GAR) in Arapahoe. In addition, he was a member of the Garrett Post (#120) of the GAR in Arapahoe. The original post in Arapahoe (#348) was surrendered in 1900.

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