|Birth||Dec. 22, 1840|
|Death||Dec. 22, 1899|
|Cemetery||Wyuka (Nebraska City)|
|Unit||5th New York Cavalry, Company H|
Private Monroe L Hayward
Company H, 5th New York Cavalry
Hayward was born in Willsboro (Essex County), New York on December 22, 1840. He enlisted as a 21 year old private on October 1, 1861. He was mustered on October 22, 1861 and served about 8 months. He was discharged on July 3, 1862 for disability reasons.
Hayward was a lawyer that practiced in Nebraska City. He was appointed as a district judge of Nebraska in 1886. He was elected as a United States Senator by the Nebraska Legislature in March 1889. Unfortunately, he died before he was seated in the position.
Hayward died on December 5, 1899. He is buried in the Wyuka Cemetery in Nebraska City (Otoe County), Nebraska. The Hayward Post (#349) of the Grand Army of the Republic (GAR) in Carroll, Nebraska is named for him.
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Note: Veteran bios were compiled and written by Dean Podoll.