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Hack, Lester Goodel


Age: 17, credited to Salisbury, VT
Unit(s): 5th VT INF
Service: enl 8/27/61, m/i 9/16/61, PVT, Co. F, 5th VT INF, reen 12/15/63, pr CPL, pr SGT 3/1/65, wdd, Wilderness, 5/5/64, m/o 6/29/65 (Medal of Honor)

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Birth: 01/18/1844, Bolton, NY
Death: 04/24/1928

Burial: Mount Hope Cemetery, Ticonderoga, NY
Marker/Plot: Not recorded
Gravestone photographer: Heidi McColgan
Findagrave Memorial #: 8289308


Alias?: None noted
Pension?: Yes, 2/19/1879
Portrait?: Jennifer Snoots
College?: Not Found
Veterans Home?: Not Found
(If there are state digraphs above, this soldier spent some time in a state or national soldiers' home in that state after the war)

Remarks: None


Great Grandfather of Robert E. Hack, Beaver Falls, NY

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Mount Hope Cemetery, Ticonderoga, NY

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This soldier was awarded the Medal of Honor

Lester Goodel Hack

Rank and Organization: Sergeant, Co. F, 5th Vermont Infantry.
Place and date: Petersburg, VA, 2 Apr 1865.
Entered service at: Salisbury.
Born: 18 Jan 1841, Cadwell, NY
Died: 24 Apr 1928, Copenhagen, NY
Buried: Mount Hope Cemetery, Ticonderoga, NY
Date of Issue: 10 May 1865.
Citation: Capture of flag of 23rd Tennessee Infantry (C.S.A.) with several of the enemy.

Courtesy of Jennifer Snoots

Gravesite photographs courtesy of Heidi McColgan.

NARA File Number: AAK-534-EB-1869.
See also: Beyer and Keydel, 171.
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