|Birth||Feb. 12, 1848|
|Death||May 20, 1932|
|Cemetery||Broken Bow (Broken Bow)|
|Post||Washburn (Broken Bow)|
|Unit||97th Pennsylvania Infantry, Company B|
Private Melvin K Hagadorn
Company B, 97th Pennsylvania Infantry
Hagadorn was born in Wanda, New York on February 12, 1848. The Sons of the Union Veterans indicate that the 16 year old private enlisted and was mustered in the regiment on February 28, 1865. He served about 6 months and was discharged on August 28, 1865.
He joined the regiment in the final stages of the Civil War. The unit was involved in the occupation of Raleigh, North Carolina on April 14, 1865. In addition, the outfit was at the Bennett House in Raleigh on April 26, 1865 when Confederate General Johnston surrendered the Army of Tennessee.
Hagadorn died on May 20, 1932 at the age of 84 years. He is buried in the Broken Bow Cemetery in Broken Bow (Custer County), Nebraska. Hagadorn was a member of the Washburn Post (#98) of the Grand Army of the Republic in Broken Bow and the Valley Post (#156) in Heartwell, Nebraska.
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Note: Veteran bios were compiled and written by Dean Podoll.