Tuesday, February 24, 2009

Alonzo C. Hill

Alonzo C. Hill was born in 1839.

Alonzo was 22 years old and probably living in Allegan County (or Shiawassee County), Michigan, when he enlisted in Company I on May 13, 1861. George Bailey of Company F, who was also from Allegan County and may have known Alonzo before the war, referred to him as “Alonzo C. Hill,” and nicknamed him “Big Bub.” According to Bailey, on June 12, 1861, Edward Wheelock and Alonzo (“Big Bub”) were brought to Grand Rapids “by Andrew Oliver for the purpose of enlisting (with us), both of who experienced some trouble then and later, by not having been properly mustered. They were, however, accepted by the captains of Co. F (Ed.) and Co. I (Bub) and were mustered by a justice of the peace, which was later confirmed, and they were properly mustered at Washington DC.”

Alonzo was killed in action on May 31, 1862, at Fair Oaks, Virginia, and presumably buried among the unknown soldiers at Seven Pines National Cemetery.

No pension seems to be available.

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