Franklin Hare

Male 1842 - 1908  (65 years)


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  • Name Franklin Hare  [1
    Nickname Frank 
    Born 14 May 1842  Schuyler Falls, Clinton Co., NY Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Also Known As Frank 
    Died 05 Feb 1908  Galesville, Trempealeau Co., WI Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Obituary 06 Feb 1908  Galesville, Trempealeau Co., WI Find all individuals with events at this location 
    The Galesville Republican

    February 6, 1908

    Gallant Soldier Marches On

    Corporal Frank Hare, an old resident of Calendonia, died yesterday at his home near this city, following a brief illness. A severe cold turned to pneumonia and ended the old soldier\'s career. The funeral will be held Sunday at 1 o\'clock from the home. Rev. A. R. Klien officiating. Internment at Trempealeau.

    A Fighting Soldier

    Frank Hare was a native of New York, where he was born in Clinton County in 1839. (sic) The Hare family came to Wisconsin in 1851, settling in LaCrosse county.

    When the Civil War broke out, Frank was at Prescott, Pierce County. He was eager for the fray and was the first man to place his name on the roll of Co. B, Sixth Wisconsin volunteer infantry. This regiment formed a part of the famous Iron Brigrade which has gone into history as one of the hardest fighting regiments in that war. Most of the men lost their lives on battle fields or in hospitals and prisons.

    Soon after the battle of Bull Run, the Sixth regiment started out for the south. It was stationed around Washington for several months and got into action the first time at the second battle of Bull Run. From then on it was pretty much fight. At the battle of Antietam, Mr Hare was wounded in the thigh and was in different hospitals for three months. As soon as he was able he rejoined his regiment, arriving just in time for the bloody battle of Fredericksburg. His regiment made the famous charge at Fitzbugh\'s Crossing, covering the retreat of Burnside. He was at Chancellorsville under Hooker and was also in the thickest of the fight at Gettysburg.

    His active service ended at the battle of the Wilderness, when he was shot through the left leg and fell into the hands of the enemy. His leg was amputated by youthful rebel surgeons. He lay on the battlefield for several weeks and was then removed to Gordonsville. Laying by his side under the shade of a tree was the captain of his company. He has been mortally wounded by shots through his body and his thigh. after the amputation of Hare\'s leg the surgeons turned to the captain, and were about to cut off his leg. The captain, knowing he had but a few hours to live at the most, handed Hare a revolver and asked him to keep the surgeons away. This the young soldier did, although the guard threatened to shoot him if he did not give up the weapon.

    At Gordonsville he suffered a second amputation of his injured leg. From there he was taken to Andersonville prison and then to Castle Thunder, and then to Libby prison. He was a prisoner for four months before he was exchanged. A third amputation of his limb was performed at Annapolis after his release. He returned to Prescott and in 1866 a fourth operation removed his leg to the hip socket.

    After his limb healed Mr Hare came to Trempealeau county. He was married in 1869 to Sophrona Terpena, whose death occurred a few months ago.

    Although some men would have thought themselves incapacitated for active for active life, this was not the case with Mr Hare. His land near Galesville was improved to a fine farm, performing much of the work himself.

    He is survived by one son Cortez, who lives on the old homestead. A brother, Lemuel Hare, resides in the town of Trempealeau.

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    Obituary from family history files of Mary Ellen Kelly. 
    Book Reference 8076  
    Residence Galesville, Trempealeau Co., WI Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Military Civil War 
    Buried Trempealeau Cemetery, Trempealeau, Trempealeau Co., WI, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Notes 
    • From: W. L. Irish - He was in the Civil War and badly wounded.

      From: Joe Travis
      I find the towns, 'Clintonville' and 'Clinton Mills' in Clinton County,
      NY.

      From: Bill Russell 11/24/2001
      FRANKLIN HARE, b. mei 14, 1839, Clinton CO NY; d. Bet. feb
      5 - mei 2, 1908, Gailsville, Wisc.
      [From; Joe Travis - note difference if birth year (1839) compared to that
      of W.L. Irish (1842)].
    Person ID I00527  Irish
    Last Modified 12 Apr 2017 

    Father Joseph Hare,   b. 12 May 1799, Clinton Co., NY Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 12 Sep 1871, Galesville, Trempealeau Co., WI Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 72 years) 
    Mother Elsie Irish,   b. 25 Dec 1799, Shelburne, Chittenden Co., VT Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 26 Dec 1884, Galesville, Trempealeau Co., WI Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 85 years) 
    Married 26 Oct 1826 
    Family ID F0315  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Sophronia Terpena,   b. 1841,   d. Sep 1907, Galesville, Trempealeau Co., WI Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 66 years) 
    Married 13 Mar 1869 
    Children 
    +1. Cortez Hare,   b. 13 Nov 1874, Trempealeau Co., WI Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 06 Sep 1948, Trempealeau Co., WI Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 73 years)
    Family ID F0322  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 14 May 1842 - Schuyler Falls, Clinton Co., NY Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 05 Feb 1908 - Galesville, Trempealeau Co., WI Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsObituary - The Galesville Republican February 6, 1908 Gallant Soldier Marches On Corporal Frank Hare, an old resident of Calendonia, died yesterday at his home near this city, following a brief illness. A severe cold turned to pneumonia and ended the old soldier\'s career. The funeral will be held Sunday at 1 o\'clock from the home. Rev. A. R. Klien officiating. Internment at Trempealeau. A Fighting Soldier Frank Hare was a native of New York, where he was born in Clinton County in 1839. (sic) The Hare family came to Wisconsin in 1851, settling in LaCrosse county. When the Civil War broke out, Frank was at Prescott, Pierce County. He was eager for the fray and was the first man to place his name on the roll of Co. B, Sixth Wisconsin volunteer infantry. This regiment formed a part of the famous Iron Brigrade which has gone into history as one of the hardest fighting regiments in that war. Most of the men lost their lives on battle fields or in hospitals and prisons. Soon after the battle of Bull Run, the Sixth regiment started out for the south. It was stationed around Washington for several months and got into action the first time at the second battle of Bull Run. From then on it was pretty much fight. At the battle of Antietam, Mr Hare was wounded in the thigh and was in different hospitals for three months. As soon as he was able he rejoined his regiment, arriving just in time for the bloody battle of Fredericksburg. His regiment made the famous charge at Fitzbugh\'s Crossing, covering the retreat of Burnside. He was at Chancellorsville under Hooker and was also in the thickest of the fight at Gettysburg. His active service ended at the battle of the Wilderness, when he was shot through the left leg and fell into the hands of the enemy. His leg was amputated by youthful rebel surgeons. He lay on the battlefield for several weeks and was then removed to Gordonsville. Laying by his side under the shade of a tree was the captain of his company. He has been mortally wounded by shots through his body and his thigh. after the amputation of Hare\'s leg the surgeons turned to the captain, and were about to cut off his leg. The captain, knowing he had but a few hours to live at the most, handed Hare a revolver and asked him to keep the surgeons away. This the young soldier did, although the guard threatened to shoot him if he did not give up the weapon. At Gordonsville he suffered a second amputation of his injured leg. From there he was taken to Andersonville prison and then to Castle Thunder, and then to Libby prison. He was a prisoner for four months before he was exchanged. A third amputation of his limb was performed at Annapolis after his release. He returned to Prescott and in 1866 a fourth operation removed his leg to the hip socket. After his limb healed Mr Hare came to Trempealeau county. He was married in 1869 to Sophrona Terpena, whose death occurred a few months ago. Although some men would have thought themselves incapacitated for active for active life, this was not the case with Mr Hare. His land near Galesville was improved to a fine farm, performing much of the work himself. He is survived by one son Cortez, who lives on the old homestead. A brother, Lemuel Hare, resides in the town of Trempealeau. ---------------------- Obituary from family history files of Mary Ellen Kelly. - 06 Feb 1908 - Galesville, Trempealeau Co., WI Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - - Galesville, Trempealeau Co., WI Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - - Trempealeau Cemetery, Trempealeau, Trempealeau Co., WI, USA Link to Google Earth
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  • Sources 
    1. [S007136] Descendants of John Irish 1629-1963, Willis L. Irish.

    2. [S137197] Find-a-grave, https://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=49580283.