Friday, February 27, 2009

George H. Hill

George H. Hill was born in 1830 in England, the son of Ann.

In 1860 there was one George Hill, b. 1830 in England, working as a farmer (he owned $800 worth of real estate) living in Castleton, Barry County; also living with him was one Ann Hawkins, age 66 also born in England.

In any case, George left England and came to America sometime before 1864, eventually settling in Michigan.

He stood 5’8” with blue eyes, dark hair and a dark complexion and was a 34-year-old farmer possibly living in Assyria or Castleton, Barry County when he enlisted in Company E on February 8, 1864, at Grand Rapids for 3 years, crediting Assyria, was mustered the same day. (He was possibly related to George D. Hill of the Regimental Band, and/or Alpheus Hill of Company K. Company E was composed in large part by men from Clinton and Ingham counties, as well as parts of Ionia County.)

George joined the Regiment on March 29 and was killed in action on May 5, 1864, at the Wilderness, Virginia. He was presumably buried among the unknown soldiers at the Wilderness.

In 1863 his mother applied for and received a pension (no. 55721).

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