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John Hand was born in Indianapolis, Indiana. By the time the Civil War started, he was a resident of Oneida, Illinois. On August 20, 1861 he enlisted and was mustered as a Private into Company C, 42nd Regiment Illinois Volunteer Infantry. He was mustered out of service on December 17, 1862. He died on September 24, 1917 in Greenfield, Adair County, Iowa.
Photograph and information submitted by John Hand's great great granddaughter, Theresa Hand Vlasnik.