Col. Hiram W. Hall

From: 1876 Illustrated Illinois Atlas, p. 241

COL. HIRAM W. HALL, McLeansboro, Hamilton County, was born on a farm near McLeansboro, August 5, 1825.  By diligence and application he obtained a good English education, and served in the Mexican war, under Gen. Taylor.  Returning, he married, in 1848, to Miss Julia Ann McLean.  In 1861, he raised a company for the Fortieth Illinois Regiment, was promoted to the colonelcy in 1863, and commanded the Fortieth Regiment till the close of the war.  In 1867, Governor Palmer appointed him to locate and carry on an Asylum for the Insane in Southern Illinois.  He is now an active member of the General Assembly, to which he was elected in 1874.

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