Not much has been written or published about the Crittenden County men that were in the Civil War. In the year 1928, The Crittenden Press did a wonderful thing in trying to get information about the Civil War Veterans. They ran several issues of the Press that had a picture and some information about that person. If not for these articles, this information would most likely not ever be known.
This post is about one of those - Mr. John F. Hinchee.
Written in June 1928. John D. Hinchee, 84 year old resident of the Cave Spring community, Civil War veteran in Crittenden county fought in the battle of Gettysburg.
Mr. Hinchee enlisted in the Union Army July 23, 1861 and was mustered out Sept. 16, 1865. Some of the major Civil War engagements in which he participated in were the battles of Winchster; Antiteum; Chancellorsville; Gettysbug, Resaca, Ga.; Peachtree Creek, Kennesaw Mountain; Siege of Atlanta; Black Swamp, Savannah, Averysboro and Bentonville.
Mr. Hinchee was 40 days under fire at the siege of Atlanta; was wounded through the arm at Resaca; was wounded during the battle at Winchester, and was captured by the Confederates. He was a prisoner for 3-4 months at Lynchburg and part at Belle Island.
Mr. Hinchee was born in Logan County in 1844 and moved to Crittenden 30 years ago. He was first married to Miss Martha Chandler, of Columbus, Ind., and later to his present wife, Miss Bessie Silvey, of Hopkins County.
John Hinchee died Feb. 11, 1931 and is buried in the Crowell Cemetery. Many of his descendants are buried here. He still has several descendants living in Crittenden County today.