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CMOHS.org - Captain HYMER, SAMUEL, U.S. Army

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Rank: Captain
Organization: U.S. Army
Company: Company D
Division: 115th Illinois Infantry
Born: 17 May 1829, Harrison County, Ind.
Departed: Yes (05/09/1906)
Entered Service At: Rushville, Schuyler County, Ill.
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Place / Date: At Buzzard's Roost Gap, Ga., 13 October 1864


With only 41 men under his command, defended and held a blockhouse against the attack of Hood's Division for nearly 10 hours, thus checking the advance of the enemy and insuring the safety of the balance of the regiment, as well as that of the 8th Kentucky Infantry, then stationed at Ringgold, Ga.