Civil War (Union)
Private, Kentucky 47th Infantry Regiment
The Kentucky 47th Infantry Regiment was organized at Camp Nelson, Kentucky on October 5th, 1863. HIram had enlisted on August 12th, 1863 and served with Company G. The 47th was attached to District of North Central Kentucky, 1st Division, 23rd Army Corps, Department of Ohio, to January, 1864. District of Southwest Kentucky, 1st Division, 23rd Army Corps, to April, 1864. 4th Brigade, 1st Division, District of Kentucky, 5th Division, 23rd Army Corps, to July, 1864. Camp Nelson (Ky.) District and Dept. of Kentucky to April, 1865.
Hiram was mustered out of service on December 26th, 1864 and during that time it is expected that he would have seen service as a scout and patrol duty in Eastern Kentucky until June, 1864. The 47th were involved in the operations against Morgan’s Raiders May 31st through June 20th, Mt. Sterling, Kentucky, June 9. Keller’s Bridge, near Cynthiana, June 11. The Battle of Cynthiana June 12. Duty at Camp Nelson, Kentucky, and on line of Kentucky Central Railroad which continued until April, 1865, which was after Hiram was mustered out on December 26th, 1864.
Following his service, HIram settled in Estill County, Kentucky and lived to the age of 96 years.