Minnesota Discovery Center

Hiram J. Eaton, None

conflict:Civil War
serial number:
location:2nd Wisconsin Volunteer Infantry
enlistment date:April 26, 1861
place enlisted:
discharge date:None
place discharged:
history:Fought at Bull Run, South Mountain, and White Sulphur Springs; served for two years "until physical disability incapacitated him" and was discharged in 1863; while recuperating from wounds he suffered at the Second Battle of Bull Run, he met President Abraham Lincoln, who stopped by the temporary hospital set up in the U.S. Senate chambers.
service documents:
references:Iron Range Civil War veterans collection, Iron Range Research Center, Chisholm, Minnesota.

Personal Information

date of birth:May 12, 1840
birth place:
home town:Virginia, MN
date of death:July 21, 1931
father:Herbert A. Eaton
mother:Mary E. Eaton (nee Leach)

Last update: 1/11/2017