James R Hale, Pvt. (1840 - c.1922)

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Birthplace: Little Valley, Cattaraugus County, New York, United States
Death: Died in Salamanca, Cattaraugus County, New York, United States
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About James R Hale, Pvt.

JAMES was born in Little Valley, died in 1922, buried in Annis Cemetery. He was mustered in as a private, Company H, 154th NYS Vol Infantry on 25 Sep 1862 at Jamestown. He was taken prisoner 1 Jul 1863 At Gettysburg, paroled, no date, and discharged 30 Oct 1863.


History of the 154th Regiment:

The following is taken from The Union army: a history of military affairs in the loyal states, 1861-65 -- records of the regiments in the Union army -- cyclopedia of battles -- memoirs of commanders and soldiers. Madison, WI: Federal Pub. Co., 1908. volume II.

One Hundred and Fifty-fourth Infantry.—Cols., Patrick H. Jones, Lewis D. Warner; Lieut.-Cols., Henry C. Loomis, Daniel B. Allen, Lewis D. Warner, Harrison Cheney; Majs., Samuel G. Love, Jacob H. Ten Eyck, Daniel B. Allen, Lewis D. Warner, Harrison Cheney, Alfred W. Benson This regiment, recruited in the counties of Chautauqua and Cattaraugus, was organized at Jamestown, where it was mustered into the U. S. service on Sept. 24-26, 1862, for three years. Four days later it left the state and was assigned to the 1st brigade, 2nd (Steinwehr's) division, nth corps, which was stationed during the fall of 1862 in Northern Virginia in the vicinity of Centerville. The regiment went into winter quarters with the corps at Stafford, Va., and suffered severely in the disaster which befell the corps at Chancellorsville, losing 32 killed, 81 wounded and 115 captured and missing. The regiment met with another severe loss at Gettysburg, where it was heavily engaged in the battle of the first day, and in the gallant defense of Cemetery hill the second day, losing 6 killed, 21 wounded and 173 missing. It accompanied the army on its return to Virginia and in September was ordered to Tennessee with the nth and 12th corps to reinforce Gen. Rosecrans. In October it was lightly engaged in the midnight battle of Wauhatchie and had 6 men wounded at Missionary ridge. When the 20th corps was formed in April, 1864, the 154.th was assigned to the 2nd brigade, 2nd division (Geary's "White Stars") with which it fought from Chattanooga to Atlanta, and then to the end of the Carolina campaign. At Rocky Face ridge, the first important battle of the Atlanta campaign, the regiment behaved with distinguished gallantry and sustained its heaviest loss —13 killed and 37 wounded. It also lost heavily at Kennesaw mountain, where 36 were killed and wounded. At the conclusion of the campaign through the Carolinas it marched with the 20th corps to Washington and participated in the grand review. Commanded by Col. Warner, it was mustered out at Bladensburgh, Md., June 11, 1865. The regiment lost during service 2 officers and 84 men killed and mortally wounded; 2 officers and 193 men died of disease and other causes, a total of 281 of whom I officer and 90 men died in Confederate prisons.
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James R Hale, Pvt.'s Timeline

January 7, 1840
Little Valley, Cattaraugus County, New York, United States
January 26, 1922
Age 82
Salamanca, Cattaraugus County, New York, United States
Orleans County, New York, United States