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Cross Hare

Obituary of F. M. Hare, Cross County, Arkansas

Capt. F. M. Hare, who died recently at Wynne, Ark., was a native of Tennessee, the son of Jacob and Emma Hare. While he was quite young his parents removed to Cross County, Ark., and there in 1861 he organized a company which became part of the 5th Arkansas Regiment of Infantry. This regiment went out under Col. Davis C. Cross and was afterwards under Colonel Murray, of Pine Bluff, a West Point graduate. Captain Hare was with Morgan in his raid through Ohio and was captured at Buffington Island on July 10, 1863, and taken to Johnson's Island. After being kept there nine months, he was transferred to Point Lookout, Md., and from there to Fort Delaware, where he was exchanged and rejoined his regiment. After the surrender he returned to his desolate home in Arkansas, the plantation laid waste by vandal troops, but a dear old Southern mother and two sisters anxiously awaited the home-coming of the soldier son and brother.

Captain Hare was a man beloved by all who knew him, a fine Christian gentleman.

SOURCE: Confederate Veteran Magazine, January, 1920.

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