|Date and Place of Birth:||2/14/1841, Daviess County, Indiana (Barr Township).|
|Date and Place of Death:||8/5/1864, Kingston, Georgia.|
|Place of Burial:||Not known for sure, but probably in Kingston, Georgia.|
|Military History:||Wounded at the battles of Perryville, Kentucky and Peach Tree Creek, Georgia. Later died of wounds received in the latter battle. See below.|
|Comments:||Brother of Henry Thomas Hunter and Franklin Marion Hunter|
|Submitter of Information:||Barbara Hunter|
Reuben Hunter was born February 14, 1841 in Barr Township, Daviess County, Indian the oldest son of Martha (Davis) and William Hunter. He was a farmer and listed Montgomery Station as his home. He enrolled September 28, 1861 at Daviess County, Indiana and was mustered in October 10, 1861 as a Private in Captain McCarty’s Co., Company G, 42nd Regiment Indiana Regiment at Evansville, Indiana. Company Muster Rolls to December31, 1861, for January and February 1862, for March and April 1862, and for May 31 to August 31, 1862 show him ‘present’. Company Muster Roll for August 31 to December 31, 1862 show him absent due to wounded at C. Hills (another name for Perryville, Kentucky), October 8, 1862 with remark that muster out will be next on which name appears. The Company Muster-Out Roll dated June 1st, 1865, states “Discharged January 3, 1863, from wounds received in action.”
On February 20, 1864, Reuben volunteered at Washington, Indiana and was mustered back into service as a Corporal on March 4, 1864 at Indianapolis, Indiana for a term of three years. On the 7th day of January, 1865 at Savannah, Georgia, it was certified that Reuben Hunter was entitled to discharge by reason of gunshot causing his death at Kingston, Georgia on the 5th day of August, 1864. Reuben was wounded on the 20th day of July, 1864 at Peach Tree Creek, Georgia, and was transported to a field hospital in Kingston which is north of Atlanta. Place of burial is unknown as soldiers who died in the field hospital were usually buried on the grounds where they died. A memorial marker was erected in the William Hunter family plot in Bethany Cemetery, Daviess County, Indiana in September, 1982.