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Subjects: Civil War
Description: Hazen S. Pingree
Enlisted in company F, Massachusetts Heavy Artillery
Hazen S. Pingree was born in Denmark, Maine, August 30, 1840. He was the son of Jasper Pingree and Adaline (Bryant) Pingree of Maine. He was married on February 28, 1870 to Frances Gilbert of Mt. Clemens, MI.
He had a common school education. Although he never joined the organization, he was active in the Baptist church and was a Republican. On August 1, 1862, he enlisted in Company F of Massachusetts heavy artillery. He was captured on May 25, 1864, and confined in Andersonville prison for six months. He re-enlisted, and was present at the surrender of General Lee on May 26, and was mustered out August 16, 1865. Shortly after going back to Detroit, he entered the firm of H.P. Baldwin & Co. In 1866 he began making shoes under the firm name of Pingree and Smith. He served four terms of service as the mayor of Detroit beginning in 1889. He served as governor of the state from 1896-1900. While mayor, there was a great deal said concerning his plan of inducing owners to grant poor people the privilege of growing potatoes on vacant city lots. He died on June 18, 1901 in London, England.
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