From the Richmond Times, 6/21/1901, p. 4, c. 2

General Harris C. Hobart, who has resigned from the Milwaukee public library board after a service of twenty-five years, was one of the Union prisoners who tunneled their way out of Libby Prison, at Richmond, during the Civil War. General Hobart is now in his eighty-ninth year. He has twice been the Democratic candidate for the Governorship of Wisconsin – in 1859 and 1865.

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