Joseph A. Hallinger, Civil War Vet

Joseph A. Hallinger was from Indian Mills. He was a veteran of the Civil War, part of G. A. R. (Grand Army of the Republic). He was featured in an early film that Fox Movietone News did in 1928. He is considered to be the last surviving member of his platoon, Company F, 9th NJ Volunteer Infantry out of Indian Mills. Click on the link below to view this fascinating video showing him lay a wreath at an unknown cemetery while a Bugler plays taps. This was filmed on May 24, 1928!!

Film Credit: Fox Movietone News (Production unit). Polito (Camera operator). 13 (Production unit). McKeon (Sound).
University of South Carolina

Image Credit: University of South Carolina: Moving Image Research Collection

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