Hart, James H.                       Troy Times 12/26/1867                                               71st OVI

It is our melancholy duty to announce the death of Gen. James H. Hart, Internal Revenue Assessor for this District. He died on last Friday afternoon, after a short illness of three days. Mr. Hart located in Piqua, and engaged in the practice of the law some twenty years ago. By his natural gifts and acquirements, he enjoyed the reputation of being one of the most able and efficient advocates in Western Ohio. He continued in the successful practice of the law until the tocain of war was sounded in 1861, when he joined the 71st Regiment of Ohio Volunteer Infantry, and was commissioned its Adjutant. He continued in the service until after the close of the war, when he was mustered out with his regiment. For his bravery and meritorious services he received different promotions until he obtained the commission of Brigadier General. But few men who went into the service came out with a better military record than General Hart. His undaunted bravery and daring while in action were acknowledged and admired by all who knew him. He never asked his men to go where he was afraid to lead. In March last President Johnson appointed him Internal Revenue Assessor for this District, which office he held at the time of his death. His funeral services were held on Sunday afternoon, at 2 o'clock, at the residence of his son-in-law, Charles Barnet, and were conducted by Rev. Mr. Sutherland of the Green Street M. E. Church, assisted by Rev. Samuel Wallace, of the United Presbyterian Church. The large concourse of people who attended the funeral attested the appreciation in which General Hart was held by our people.

Miami Union   12/28/1967

Death of Gen. J. H. Hart - James H. Hart, Esq., a native of this town and a life-long citizen of the county, died in Piqua on Friday afternoon last, after an illness of but two or three days.  Mr. H. has been for the past twenty-five years a prominent member of the Miami county Bar, at one time represented the district of which this county is a part in the State Senate, and at the time of his death held the office of revenue assessor for the 4th district.  During the late war Gen. H. did good services as an officer in the 71st O. V. I. closing his military career as its colonel.  He afterwards received the brevet rank of brigadier-general.

from Martin Stewart  Troy, Ohio   Author "Redemption The History of the 71st Ohio Volunteer Infantry in the Civil War"  

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