Jerard Hanks – 2nd Great Grandfather
Private, Danville Artillery
Enlisted on October 14, 1861 in Danville, Virginia by Lt. Lanier. Present on all rolls until February 29, 1864 when he was absent on a 30 day furlough. On duty at Receiving and Wayside Hospital (General Hospital #9) in Richmond on February 17, 1864 and March 30, 1864. Paroled at Appomattox Court House on April 9, 1865.
The following note was written by Danville’s long-time mayor, Harry Wooding, in support of Jerard’s pension application.
It reads: “I think the enclosed pension is all correct and Mr. Hanks is in need of assistance and is richly entitled to one he was in my brother’s battery and was a good soldier”
[Harry Wooding’s brother, George W. Wooding, was in command of the Danville Artillery at the Battle of Fredericksburg, where he received a mortal wound.]