A Civil War Soldier: Pvt. Baxter Richard HAINLINE (1841 – 1922)

How Related: Brother of my husband’s 2nd-great-grandmother, Susan W. HAINLINE

Born: 15 April 1841, Sciota, Sciota Twp., McDonough Co., Illinois

Parents: John W. HAINLINE (1796 – 1861) and Mary DeVERRE (1803 – 1871)

Siblings: Baxter was one of 11 children and one of three sons (like my Fredenburgs) to serve in the Union Army:

  • David Trimble (1827 – 1865)
  • Susan W. (1828 – 1914) – my husband’s ancestor
  • Mary DeVerre (1829 – 1892)
  • Henry C. (1831 – 1862)
  • Thomas Smith (1833 – 1895)
  • John H. (1834 – 1840)
  • Joseph Hardin (1837 – 1882)
  • Nancy Ellen (1839 – 1880)
  • Sarah (1845 – 1908)
  • John William (1846 – 1917)

Married: Sarah Emily RUSSELL (1848 – ) on 21 September 1865 in Sciota, McDonough Co., Illinois

Children: James R. (1866 – 1957), William Hardin (b. c. 1868), Paulina (b. c. 1870), Charles F. (b. c. 1872), Ellsworth E. (b. c. 1874), John (dates unknown) and Sadie Marie HAINLINE (1886 – 1970).

Source: Civil War Pension Index Card of Baxter Hainline. Organization Index to Pension Files of Veterans Who Served Between 1861 and 1900. National Archives and Records Administration. Publication T289. Digital image purchased at Footnote [http://www.footnote.com/].

Enlisted: 24 May 1861 in Co. A, 16th Illinois Infantry; private

Side served: Union

History of Unit: 16th Illinois Infantry

Discharged: 30 June 1865 for wounds

Biography or Information of Interest: There are three other Hainlines who served in Company A of the 16th Illinois Infantry, and they probably are Baxter’s cousins: James L., Nathan T. and William H. HAINLINE. While researching Baxter, I recently found some contact information for one of his descendants and am waiting to hear back.

Died: 1 January 1932 in Milwaukee, Clackamas Co., Oregon

Buried: unknown; probably in Oregon

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