Mr. Hubbard was born in Glasonbury, Conn., January 13, 1838. His parents moved the same year to Illinois where Harmon grew to manhood and enlisted in the army for the Civil war from Mendon, Adams county, Illinois. and was promoted to a captaincy. He was a prisoner for over a year, three months of which were spent in Andersonville.
Captain Hubbard came to Kansas in 1866. He settled in the Boston Mills district, and in 1869 he built the first brick house in the county. In 1872, he was married to Charlotte Ann Peters, who dies in 1900.
Captain Hubbard was always active in the affairs of his community having been one of the arly county commissioners and was justice of the peace for many years. He served two terms in the state legislature and served his school district and township for many years. He was a member of the Congregational church in Mendon, Ill.
He died Apr. 10, 1926 and is buried: Messer Cemetery
Harmon's Original Solider Record:
Name: Harmon Root Hubbard
Residence at Enlistment: Mendon Adams Co Ill
Age and Place of Enlistment: 23 Quincy ""
Regiment: 1st Ill Cavalry, 2nd Ill Cavalry and 119th Ill Infantry Vols
Company: G - L - A (hard to read)
Battles and Skimishes: Lexington MO Sept 12th - 20th 1861 and others too numerous to mention ending with Fort Blakely, Ala Apr 9th 1865
Died of Wounds: n/a
Killed in Battle: n/a
Prison Life: Feb 22nd 1864 to Ap 27-64 Cahaba to Aug 18th '64, Andersonville then Macon. CHarleston SC, Columbia SC, Greenville GA and elsewhere until Dec 1864 reached Shermans Army near Savannah GA
Heavy Marches: n/a
Place and Date of Discharge: Springfield, Ill. Sept. 1865