Monday, July 14, 2014

Luther M. Hobart.

L. M. HOBART, Section 20, P. O. Towanda, is a native of Vermont, and was born in Montpelier, June 9, 1816. When seventeen years of age came to Illinois, living in Schuyler and McDonough Counties, until the spring of 1870, when he came to Kansas, locating where he now resides. Mr. H. had the usual drawbacks to contend with that were incidental in those days. In the spring of 1871, was elected Justice of the Peace, which position he held two years. Was again elected in 1880. Was married in Illinois to Miss H. J. Horton, whose death occurred soon after. His present wife, Miss Frances Bliss, he also married in Illinois. They have had six children, three of whom are living - George F., Harriet J. and Luther G. He and his family are members of the Methodist Episcopal Church. On the 14th of July, 1862, he enlisted in Company D., One Hundred and Fifteenth Illinois Volunteer Infantry, serving as Hospital Steward until the close of the war.

Illinois 115th., Regimental History.

LUTHER M. HOBART, Hospital Steward. Sergeant of Company D; succeeded Dr. Douglass May I, 1863, and was mustered out June 11, 1865. He died in Allen County, Kansas, about 1890.

Authors note.  Burial: Died March 14, 1884, age 67; buried Towanda Cemetery, Towanda, Butler County, Kansas.

Illinois Civil War Detail Report.

Name: HOBART, LUTHER M. Rank: SGT. Company: D. Unit: 115 IL US INF.

Personal Characteristics. Residence: PLEASANTVIEW, SCHUYLER CO, IL. Age: 46. Height: 5' 9. Hair: BLACK. Eyes: BLACK. Complexion: DARK. Marital Status: MARRIED. Occupation: DRUGGIST. Nativity: ESSEX, FRANKLIN CO, VT.

Service Record. Joined When: AUG 14, 1862. Joined Where: SCHUYLER CO, IL. Joined By Whom: S M HUCKSTEP. Period: 3 YRS. Muster In: SEP 13, 1862. Muster In Where: CAMP BUTLER IL. Remarks: PROMOTED HOSPITAL STEWARD MAY 2, 1863 & TRANS TO NON COM STAFF.

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