This biography was submitted by Alfred’s great-grandson Bernard C. Rivers Jr.
Birth: 11/7/1837 at Friendship, New York
Death: 12/15/1909 at Nora Springs Iowa
Residence at time of enlistment: Rockford Illinois
Enlisted 9/1/1861, Mustered in on 9/5/1861
Reenlisted as veteran volunteer on 3/1/1864, mustered in on 4/15/1864
Mustered out on 9/14/1865 as an Artificer
In February, 1866 Alfred Hall married Marcella Grogan at Saint Patrick’s Catholic Church in Whitewater Wisconsin. They lived in Hebron Wisconsin which is north of Whitewater. Alfred was a Blacksmith. They had four children: Mary Evelyn (Allenbaugh) who moved with her husband to the Stockton California area, Clarence, who was a barber in Rockford Illinois and never married, Estella (Rivers) who married George Rivers and is my Grandmother and Adelia (Wintermute) who married Tom Wintermute, a partner with his brother in the Wintermute Circus. all the children except Adelia were born in Hebron. Adelia was born in Nora Springs. The family moved to Nora Springs in late 1873.
Alfred was on the Horizon that sunk at Vicksburg when it was hit by the transport Moderator.