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Andrew Hunter

Male 1842 - 1866  (24 years)


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  • Name Andrew Hunter 
    Born 1842  West Salem Township, Mercer County, Pennsylvania Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Buried Feb 1866  Unknown Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Died 11 Feb 1866  Houston, Texas Or Mobile, Alabama In The Civil War Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I12405  My Genealogy

    Father **Elliott Hunter,   b. 14 Jul 1807, Fayette County, Pennsylvania Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Bef 1860, Rock Island, Rock Island County, Illinois Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 52 years) 
    Mother Catherine Williams,   b. 1804, Pennsylvania Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 28 Nov 1876, Hampton Township, Rock Island County, Illinois Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 72 years) 
    Married Abt 1830  West Salem Township, Mercer County, Pennsylvania Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID F4753  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
    • HUNTER, Andrew Veteran Coal Valley Feb 28, 1864 Killed by mob, Feb 11,1866 (Mobile, Alabama) (son of Elliott & Catherine WilliamsHunter--Joanna Hunter's brother, wife of Andrew Park)
      HUNTER, Andrew Private Coal Valley Sep 18, 1861 Re-enlisted as Veteran(same as above)
      Army of SW Missouri: October 1861 - June 1863
      Army of the Frontier: September 1862 - June 1863
      Army of the Tennessee: June 1863 - August 1863
      Department of the Gulf: August 1863 - December 1864
      Military Division West Mississippi: December 1864 - July 1865
      Department of Texas: July 1865 - May 1866
      NOTE: ?A? company was in Mobile, Alabama until July 1865 and then theywere in Texas until May1866. Andrew?s death then possibly occurred inTexas instead of Alabama, but without an actual military record of thedeath it is uncertain.
      Edna Park Waller, aewaller@bellsouth.net, had Andrew Hunter as dyingin Mobile, Alabama, but from the general record, Andrew must haveactually died in Houston, Texas after Robert Griffin died in Mobile,Alabama. Without a military record that states that's where heactually died though either place may be right.
      What happened about the business with the crowd to cause his death?Interesting and it doesn't sound like a battle situation. It lookslike Company "A" Veterans were in Houston, Texas doing guard duty fromJuly 17, 1865-May 1866. Must be something that happened with therailroad maybe. Well, anyhow, it's interesting.

      Source - "A Compendium of the War of the Rebellion" by Frederick H.Dyer
      ?Organized at Chicago, Ill., and mustered in September 18, 1861. Movedto St. Louis, Mo., September 19, thence to Booneville, Mo., October 2,1861. Attached to Dept. of Missouri to February, 1862. 2nd Brigade,3rd Division, Army of Southwest Missouri, to May, 1862. Cassville,Mo., District of Southwest Missouri, to September, 1862. 2nd Brigade,2nd Division, Army of the Frontier, Dept. of Missouri, to June, 1863.1st Brigade, Herron's Division, 13th Army Corps, Army of theTennessee, to July, 1863. 1st Brigade, 2nd Division, 13th Army Corps,Dept. of the Tennessee, to August, 1863, and Dept. of the Gulf toJune, 1864. 1st Brigade, 3rd Division, 19th Army Corps, Dept. of theGulf, to December, 1864. 4th Brigade, Reserve Corps, Military DivisionWest Mississippi, to February, 1865. 3rd Brigade, 2nd Division,Reserve Corps, M.D. W. M., February, 1865. 3rd Brigade, 2nd Division,13th Army Corps, M.D. W. M., to July, 1865. Dept. of Texas to May,1866.
      SERVICE - Expedition to Arrow Rock, Mo., October 10-14, 1861 (Cos. "C"and "K"). Fremont's Campaign against Springfield, Mo., October13-November 3 (Cos. "C" and "H," at Rolla, Mo., till February, 1862).At Lamine River till February, 1862. Curtis' Campaign against Price !nMissouri and Arkansas February and March. Springfield February 12.Sugar Creek and Bentonville February 17. Battles of Pea Ridge, Ark.,March 6-8. At Cassville, Mo., guarding frontier in Southwest Missouri,and operating against guerrillas till September 29, 1862. CassvilleJune 11 (Detachment). Expedition from Ozark to Forsyth August 14-17(Cos. "A" and "K"). March to Osage Springs September 29-October 24.Occupation of Newtonia October 4. Expedition from Osage Springs toFayetteville, Ark., October 27-30. March to relief of Blunt, December3-7. Battle of Prairie Grove, Ark., December 7. Expedition over BostonMountains to Van Buren, Ark., December 27-29. Operations againstMarmaduke in Missouri April 17-May 2, 1863. Action at Cape Girardeau,April 26. Chalk Bluffs May 2. Moved to St. Louis, Mo., thence toVicksburg, Miss., June 3-14. Siege of Vicksburg June 14-July 4.Surrender of Vicksburg July 4. Expedition to Yazoo City, Miss., July12-21. Capture of Yazoo City July 13. Moved to Port Hudson, La., July24, thence to New Orleans, La., August 13. Expedition after Taylor'sand Green's forces, west of the Atchafalaya River September 8-October11. Action at Sterling's Farm on Bayou Fordoche September 29. Moved tothe Rio Grande, Texas, October 24-November 4. At Brownsville andguarding Rio Grande to Ringgold Barracks till February, 1864.EXpedition to Rio Grande City November 23-December 2, 1863. Regimentveteranize February 28, 1864. Veterans on furlough till April. Movedto Memphis, Tenn. Expedition from Memphis, Tenn., to Ripley, Miss.,April 30-May 9. Moved to Atchafalaya Bayou, La. Construct SteamboatBridge across Bayou for Banks' forces. At Morganza, La., till July 12.Moved to St. Charles on White River, Ark., July 12 and duty there tillOctober. Non-Veterans mustered out September 20. Duty at Duvall'sBluff, Ark., October 7, 1864, to January 4, 1865. Moved to NewOrleans, La., thence to Barrancas, Fla. March to Pensacola, Fla.,March 11. March to Fort Blakely, Ala., March 20-April 1. Occupation ofCanoe Station March 27. Siege of Spanish Fort April 2-8. Assault andcapture of Fort Blakely April 9. Occupation of Mobile April 12. Movedto Montgomery April 20-29, thence to Selma May 1. Moved to Mobile andduty there May 15 to June 28. Moved to Galveston, Texas, June 28-July1, and to Sabine Pass July 1-5. To Houston July 17. Railroad guardduty in that vicinity till May, 1866.
      Mustered out May 15, 1866.
      Regiment lost during service 4 Officers and 60 Enlisted men killed andmortally wounded and 1 Officer and 168 Enlisted men by disease. Total233.?
      [Obtained & Transcribed 10 October 2006, SLJuhl, compiler]