Biographical Profile: Sgt. Hiram M. Gill, Company C, Pennsylvania Volunteers, 100th Regiment

Transcribed by David L Welch from the 1895 History of Butler County, Vol. II, Illustrated, R.C. Brown & Co. Publishers, Reproduced by Unigraphic, Inc., 1979

HIRAM M. GILL, son of David and Martha Gill, was born upon the homestead farm in Slippery Rock township, February 12, 1844. At the age of seventeen he enlisted in Company C, One Hundredth Pennsylvania Volunteers, and served three years and eight months. He was in the following engagements: James Island, Second Bull Run, South Mountain, Antietam, Fredericksburg, Vicksburg, Jackson, Knoxville, etc. After his re-enlistment his regiment became a part of the Ninth Corps, Army of the Potomac, and he participated in the battles of the Wilderness, Spottsylvania, Cold Harbor, Petersburg, and Poplar Grove Church, and was with Grant at the surrender of Lee. After the war closed, he returned to his home, and upon his father's death purchased the farm, which he has since made his residence. Mr. Gill was married in 1867, to Elizabeth Wilson, a daughter of David Wilson. She died in 1878, leaving four children, viz: Ina M.; Frank L., who died in 1891; Sallie V., a graduate of the State Normal School, and now engaged in teaching, and Charlie D. In 1883, Mr. Gill married Louisa Crawford, a daughter of Samuel Crawford, of Beaver County. In politics, he is a Republican, has filled the office of school director six years, and is a member of Bingham Post, G. A. R. He is president of the Creamery Company, and an active, representative citizen. Both he and wife are members of the Centreville United Presbyterian Church.

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