William Hanger

William Hanger, born in Floyd Co., Ind., Aug. 9, 1846, was still living there, engaged in farming when he entered the service, Jan. 22, 1864, at New Albany, during a very trying period of the war; he was enrolled as a private in Co. D, 13 Ind. Cav., 7th Div. Cav. Corps. In the spring of 1865, he was confined in hospital at Vicksburg about two months suffering with rheumatism. Rejoining his Regt., he was continuously on duty with it until mustered out, taking part in the battles of Huntsville, Franklin, Murfreesboro, Nashville, Wilsonís Raid, Overallís Creek, Wilksons Pike, Mobile Bay and several skirmishes. He was granted an honorable discharge May 24, 1865 at Vicksburg, Miss., by G.O., of W.D. His brother, Thomas belonged to Co. K, 6th Ky. V.I. His uncle, Jefferson Tyler fought in the war with Mexico. His grandfather, Frederick Hanger served in the U.S. army, during the War of 1812. His wifeís grandfather, David Jourdan served throughout the War of 1812. Our subject is a son of David and Nancy (Tyler) Hanger, deceased. He was married in Jefferson Co., Ky., Dec. 27, 1867, to Avesta A. Welch who was born in that county Nov. 3, 1850. Her father, Jacob Welch is dead, as is also her mother, Permelia (Richeson) Welch. Ten children have blessed this marriage, their births occurring in the order here given; Lula G., Maud C., Nannie B., Nola J., Edward J., Jessie P., William R., dec., Vesta Z., Allen and Wilma. Comrade Hager is a member of J.T. Benson Post, his occupation is that of a farmer and his address is Edwardsville, Ind


From the book, Presidents, Soldiers, Statesmen Vol. II

H.H. Hardesty, Publisher

N.Y., Toledo, Chicago


pg 1197

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