Sunday, July 4, 2010

Chaplain A. G. Eberhart

Chaplain A. G. Eberhart was born at Greenboro, Pa., October 7, 1810; was ordained as a minister of the Baptist church in 1843; settled in Rock Island, Ill., in 1850; removed to Waterloo, Iowa, in 1857; to Cedar Rapids in 1860; was commissioned Chaplain of the 12th Iowa November 5, 1861. He was taken sick at Benton Barracks, St. Louis, with a severe attack of lung fever, which compelled him to leave the service in April, 1862. He returned to Cedar Rapids, and afterwards served the church at Cedar Falls, Iowa; Plainfield, Joliet and Chicago, Ill.; back to Waterloo, Iowa, and from there to Muscatine, Iowa, where he retired from the ministry in 1878, and died May 22, 1881.

SOURCE: David W. Reed, Campaigns and battles of the Twelfth Regiment Iowa Veteran Volunteer Infantry, p. 256

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