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A sorrowful homecoming for Capt. Hostetter, 34th IL Infantry, and his dog

One morning after the Battle of Atlanta, as he led a reconnaissance party, Capt. Amos W. Hostetter of Company I, 34th Illinois Infantry, was shot and mortally wounded by Confederate sharpshooters hidden in nearby woods. “The captain was held in … Continue reading

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