From Helderberg Hilltowns of Albany County, NY
Abner Hungerford was born in Berne in about 1842 to Elisha Hungerford (B. Dec 12, 1807, D. May 5, 1874) and Sarah Blakeman (B. abt 1808, D. May 1, 1870).
Prior to his enlistment in the 7th Heavy Artillery Regiment in the Civil War, Abner worked as a farmer.
|Enlistment Date:||11 Aug 1862|
|Enlistment Place:||Albany, New York|
|State Served:||New York|
|Regiment:||7th Regiment NY Heavy Artillery|
|Promotion Date:||29 Dec 1863|
|Promotion Rank:||Full Corporal|
|Captured at:||Petersburg, VA|
|Captured on:||16 Jun 1864|
|Imprisoned at:||Andersonville, GA|
|Died of Disease on:||15 Oct 1864 or 3 Oct 1864|
|Death Place:||Millen, GA|
|Additional Remarks: Enlisted at the age of 20. Captured on June 16, 1864 and sent to Andersonville prison. He died on Oct 15, 1864 at Millen, Ga.
Born Berne, NY, Age 20, Farmer, Gray eyes, Brown hair, Light complexion, 5'8" tall.
|Sources Used: Ancestry.com, American Civil War Soldiers and Andersonville Prisoners of War; Annual Report of the Adjutant-General of the State Of New York for the Year 1897; Keating, Robert, Carnival of Blood: The Civil War Ordeal of the Seventh New York Heavy Artillery, Published by Butternut and Blue, Baltimore, Md 1998|
Abner Hungerford was captured on June 16, 1864 and sent to Andersonville prison. He died four months later on October 15, 1864 at Millen, Georgia, which was the location of the Confederate Fort Lawton. He is buried at the Beaufort National Cemetery, grave #2479.
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