Tuesday, May 14, 2013

Alexander C. Hosmer, Ohio.

Alexander C. Hosmer.

Birth: Sep. 9, 1840, Sandusky, Erie County, Ohio.
Death: May 11, 1864, Tennessee.
Burial: Oakland Cemetery, Sandusky, Erie County, Ohio.

From the 101st Ohio Regimental History.

LIEUTENANT ALEXANDER C. HOSMER Enrolled at Sandusky, July 22, 1862, in Company B. Appointed Second Lieutenant and assigned to Company A, February 1, 1863. Commanded Company B for a time after the Battle of Chickamauga, September 20, 1862. Died on the cars near Chattanooga, May 13, 1864, of wounds received at Rocky Face Ridge, May 11, 1864. Comrade Hosmer received his mortal wound in the famous assault made by the Regiment upon Buzzard Roost. Brave and capable, he fell in the thickest of the fight.

Lieutenant Alex. C. Hosmer, Commanding Company A, was mortally wounded, and died next day on the way to the hospital at Ringold. He had been given every possible attention at the field hospital, under care of Dr. T. M. Cook, our Regimental Surgeon, now iu charge of the Brigade Hospital. Brave almost to recklessness, Lieutenant Hosmer fell at his post.


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