Daniel Hack.Private 14th Mass. Battery, January 24, 1864; discharged for disability, March, 1864; enlisted as private in Connecticut (but unassigned), March, 1864; died of disease at Hartford, Conn., April 17, 1864.
Daniel Hack was the son of Christopher Amory and Sarah (Seaver) Hack, and was born in Taunton, Massachusetts, December 21, 1834. He was the second of four children, all sons. From earliest childhood he was noted for the beauty of his countenance, the sweetness of his temper, and the quickness of his intellect. He had a high forehead, a full, deep-set eye, dark curling hair, clustering thickly upon his temples, and a frank, manly, and captivating expression. Though he was not tall, and his frame was slender and delicate, there was yet a remarkable grace in his light step and his upright carriage. He inherited from his maternal grandfather an accurate and retentive memory, a great love of reading, and an easy and copious flow of language both in speaking and writing. At an early age he became a pupil of Bristol Academy, one of the oldest and best of the New England Academies, and was under the instruction and training, first of Samuel Ripley Townsend and afterwards of Henry Blatchford Wheelwright, by whom he was fitted for college. With these teachers he was always a favorite pupil, from his docility, his aptness to learn, his eagerness in study, and his correct and exemplary conduct. He was equally a favorite with his teacher in the Sunday school, and with his companions in sports and studies. His preparation for college was thorough, and he entered with honor in the summer of 1852. No young man had more of the confidence of friends, as to his future success. In the winter of his Sophomore year he taught school in Taunton. In October of the Junior year he was compelled by ill health to leave college for a time and return home, and