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Old Soldiers: Santa Cruz County Civil War Veterans
by Robert L. Nelson

HART, ALBERT (1845-1928?)

Records of Members of the Grand Army of the Republic, William Ward

ALBERT HART Was born March 29, 1845 in North Washington, ME, has been a farmer; is at present a contractor. Enlisted October 6, 1863 in the 55th Pennsylvania Regiment, and served as a sergeant; was attached to the 3d Brigade, 3d Division, 24th Army Corps; took part in the battles of Gettysburg, Second Bull Run, Chantilly, Drewry's Bluff, Petersburg, and the pursuit of General Lee; was in skirmish at Rice's Station, and was in the flanking corp. at the surrender of Lee at Appomattox Court House, after which was on provost duty at Camp Lee and Camp Jackson until discharge; was wounded in the right hip at the battle of Drewry's Bluff; was captured the same day while on the skirmish line, and taken to Libby Prison, and shortly afterward to Andersonville, in which prison he was confined for seven months; was then released on sick parole and sent to the marine Hospital at Annapolis, and thence home on sick leave; after three months reported to Camp Parole, and remained there until regularly exchanged, when he rejoined his regiment; was honorably discharged August 30, 1865. Comrade Hart is a member of WHL Wallace Post GAR of Santa Cruz Cal where he resides.

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