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Was Robert Hunter of Tower City a Civil War Soldier?

Posted By on May 16, 2016


In the 1890Veterans’ Census for Tower City, Porter Township, a Robert Hunter appears on line 34 with an indication of service in the 172nd Pennsylvania Infantry, Company I, as a Private from 1862-1863, for a period of 9 months.

No person of that name has been found in that regiment or company.

There is a Robert Hunter who served in the 173rd Pennsylvania Infantry, Company E.  That same person also served in the 208th Pennsylvania Infantry, Company I.    This Robert Hunter died on 28 June 1901, according to the Fold3 version of the Pension Index Card.  Is this the same person who is found in the 1890 Tower City census?

A search of other Civil War records produced no good matches.

There is currently no Findagrave Memorial for him in Schuylkill County.

From the numbering of households, it appears that Robert Hunter lived between Robert Bainbridge and Benjamin Charlesworth.

No other information is known about Robert Hunter.

If any readers of this blog know who this is and/or if he was a Civil War soldier, please submit the information via comment to this post or via e-mail.


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