Alexander Hays

Alexander Hays (HM9FI)

Location: Gettysburg, PA 17325 Adams County
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Country: United States of America
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N 39° 49.009', W 77° 14.072'

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Cadet U.S. Military Academy July 1, 1840. Brevet Second Lieutenant 4th U.S. Infantry July 1, 1844. Second Lieutenant 8th Infantry June 18, 1846. Resigned April 12, 1848.

Captain 16th U.S. Infantry May 14, 1861.

Major 12th Pennsylvania Infantry April 25, 1861. Honorably mustered out August 5, 1861. Colonel 63d Pennsylvania Infantry Oct. 9, 1861. Brig. General U.S. Volunteers Sept. 29, 1862.

Brevetted First Lieutenant U.S. Army May 9, 1846 "For gallant conduct in the Battles of Palo Alto and Resaca de la Palma, Texas." Major June 30, 1862 "For gallant and meritorious service in the Battles of Fair Oaks, Peach Orchard, and Glendale, Va." Lieut. Colonel July 1, 1862 "For gallant and meritorious service at the Battle of Malvern Hill, Va." Colonel July 2, 1863 "For gallant and meritorious service at the Battle of Gettysburg, Pa." Brevetted Major General U.S. Volunteers May 5, 1864 "For gallant and distinguished conduct at the Battles of the Peninsula, Gettysburg, and the Wilderness."

Born July 8, 1819 at Franklin, Pa.

Killed May 5, 1864 at the Battle of the Wilderness, Va.
HM NumberHM9FI
Year Placed1915
Placed ByCommonwealth of Pennsylvania
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Date Added Friday, October 3rd, 2014 at 12:44pm PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)18S E 308743 N 4409814
Decimal Degrees39.81681667, -77.23453333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 39° 49.009', W 77° 14.072'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds39° 49' 0.54" N, 77° 14' 4.32" W
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Area Code(s)717
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 98 Cyclorama Dr, Gettysburg PA 17325, US
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