2 September 2017

Clay Hardin Lynch

1846 — 1925

1912.  Permission of Kelly Collins; all rights reserved.

Clay Hardin Lynch

This is a detail from a much larger group photo taken in 1912 of an assembly of members of the Grand Army of the Republic, an association of veterans who fought on the Union side during the U.S. Civil War.

Clay H. Lynch had served as a private in Company H of the 150th Regiment of the Illinois Infantry. He enrolled at the age of 18 years on 6 February 1865 at Alton, Madison County, Illinois and was mustered out on 16 January 1866 at Atlanta, Georgia.

Clay's father, John Lynch, served as a Private in Company A, 39th Regiment, Illinois Infantry. According to his enlistment documents, he was 44 years old and a resident of St. Louis, Missouri when he joined on 31 October 1861. He was mustered out of service on 29 October 1864 when his three year enlistment expired. In poor health at the time, he passed away on 28 March 1866 at New Orleans, Louisiana.

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