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Old Soldiers: Santa Cruz County Civil War Veterans

HYER, MATHEW (1839-1864)

Santa Cruz Sentinel (November 12, 1972)

Santa Cruzans of the Civil War

In an effort to update the concrete monolith on Front Street and Pacific Avenue especially for the traditional November 11 Armistice Day, Tom McHugh, long time resident of San Lorenzo Valley, has compiled the following information on local war dead during the Civil War.

Santa Cruz counted 23 men who died in action during the War Between the States. These men were among three outfits in the field and four home guard units which were activated during the conflict.

Mathew Hyer- A native of Denmark, Hyer enlisted as a bugler in the California Cavalry in 1861, and died at Camp Douglas Utah Jan 13, 1864.


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