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Columbia Cemetery Civil War Headstone Conservation
New American Civil War Headstones
Mark M. Hathaway
Capt. Mark M. Hathaway; Co. E, 47th US Colored (Troops) Infantry; died 26June1905, ~62 years of age
New US Department of Veterans' Affairs 'American Civil War' marker.
The headstone was set on 10 x 13 x 2.5 inch dimensioned stone footing, leveled, and plumbed.
[ Dimension sandstone provided by Tribble Stone, Boulder, CO 80302. ]

Mark M. Hathaway also served in the Illinois 95th Infantry. MMH enlisted as a Sergeant on 29July1862, was mustered into Co. H, ILL95INF on 04Sept1862, was promoted to Sergeant Major and mustered into Field & Staff, ILL95INF.
On 04Sept1862, Mark M. Hathawaywas discharged for promotion, enlisted as Captain, and mustered into Co. A, USC47INF on 06May1864, was discharged 24Jun1865.

While Mark M. Hathaway was in service, the Illinois 95th Infantry was engaged in two battles which had a decisive influence on a campaign and a direct impact on the course of the war:
  • the battle of Champion Hill, MS, May1863
  • the siege of, assaults on, surrender of Vicksburg, MS, May-Jun1863

    While Mark M. Hathaway was in service, the US Colored 47th Infantry was engaged in the decisive siege of, assaults on, surrender of Fort Blakely, AL, 02-09Apr1865. African-American forces played a major role in the successful Union assault. [In the battle of 09Apr1865, the estimated causalities (killed, wounded, missing) were 3,529 soldiers (US 629; CS 2,900)].

    Coincidentally, Mark M. Hathaway and my great-grand-father, SGT. James R. Box, Company D, 14th Regiment, Texas Calvary, were opposing combatants in [Union] Maj. Gen. E.R.S. Canby’s Mobile Campaign. Sergeant James R. Box was captured in the battle of Spanish Fort which preceded the battle of Fort Blakely.

    Sources
  • Historical Data Systems, Inc., Duxbury, MA 02331
  • NPS CWSSS Regimental Histories
  • NPS CWSSS Battle Summaries
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