Title: Army Sergeant, Civil War
Birthdate: Nov. 26, 1843
Death Date: Feb. 6, 1917
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Herman Gustav Hillebrand in military uniform

Nov. 26, 1843 – Born: Dellaihausen, Kingdom of Hannover (profession: shoemaker)

Dec. 14, 1861 – Mustered – Enlisted for three years at age 18 as a Private in Company A, 12th Pennsylvania Cavalry

Feb 1, 1862 – Transferred to Company E, promoted to Corporal

Nov., 1862 – Promoted to Sergeant

June 15, 1863 – Captured at Winchester, Virginia (The Second Battle of Winchester, June 13-15, 1863)

June 23, 1863 – Confined as prisoner of war at Richmond, Virginia

July 20, 1863 – Paroled as prisoner of war

Jan 31, 1864 – Mustered out at Harpers Ferry, Virginia

Feb. 1 or 29, 1864- Re-mustered for three years as a Sergeant in the Veterans Volunteer Corps ($100 bounty paid to him in installments)

July 24, 1864 – Wounded in right elbow at Winchester, Virginia.  Arm amputated above elbow at Sandy Hook Field Hospital, Maryland.

Sept. 8, 1864 – June, 1865 – General Hospital, Broad and Cherry Street, Philadelphia

March 1865 – Assigned to Company 17, 2nd Battalion, Veterans Reserve Corps (VRC)

Aug. 11, 1865 – Discharged as Sargent, with a Certificate of Disability

Sept. 21, 1869 – Married: Amelia Mary Bassler in Philadelphia at German Reformed Church; had five or six children and owned a news stand in South Philadelphia where he and his family lived.

Feb. 6, 1917 – Died in Philadelphia of bronchial pneumonia, buried at St. John’s Circle, Lot 4, Grave Division H.

Japanese maple tree in front of a monument at Mount Moriah Cemetery

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