Hiland H. Weaver papers 1861, 1864-1865
Hiland H. Weaver was born in the state of New York in 1833, and in 1855 married a woman named Harriet ("Hattie"). After settling in Butler, Iowa, Weaver enlisted in the 3rd Independent Iowa Battery (the "Dubuque" battery) on August 28, 1861. During the war, Weaver fought in the western theater of the Civil War, and his service ended on October 23, 1865. Though he entertained thoughts of remaining in the army, Weaver left for Michigan, where Hattie lived during the war, and settled in Reading. Weaver worked as a carpenter following his military service, and died on January 23, 1915. He and Hattie had at least three children: Hiram, Jay, and Jennie.