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|Posted: Sun May 30th, 2010 12:55 pm||
His name was John Hamilton Hale. He went by "Hamilton or Ham Hale", but of course he would likely have been listed as John or John H. Hale. Below is info from the family history :
Born: Blue Spring, Rogersville, Hawkins County, Tennessee 1 May 1833; died c1908, Silver Springs, MS. "Hamilton Hale was a physician of prominence and served as a surgeon with the Confederate Armies during the Civil War". In 1854 he was teaching school at Chattanooga; in 1867 he was of Tippah Co, MS.
From what I recall, Hamilton was back living in Rogersville prior to the war which lead me to believe he was enrolled in the 60th. However, I see that his brother below was in the 19th, Co. K.
John was the youngest and had a several brothers who survived to adulthood: Philip Smith Hale, Alexander Hale, James Hale (died 26 Jan 1896 at the Confederate Veterans' Home at Nashville, Tenn). He returned from Texas to Rogersville serving in Co. K, 19th Infantry, CSA.
Attached is a prison record that may be John. Note the Fulkersons whose names appear next to his. Fulkersons also lived in Rogersville and had been cousins for a number of generations.
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