Mustered into service as a Private on July 29th, 1861
Died 15 January 1875
Private Hastings was wounded at the Battle of South Mountain on September 14th, 1862. By the 18th he was in Hospital Number 1 in Frederick Maryland. The doctor said of his wound, "the ball entered the posterior part of the left forearm four inches below the elbow joint, passed through the elbow joint, and made its exit one and a half inches above. On the battlefield the surgeon opened the arm at the joint and removed several pieces of bone, varying in size from two inches in length to small fragments."
John was discharged from the service because of disability on February 7th, 1863.
He filed for a pension in May of 1863. John died in Powers, Jay County Indiana and is possibly buried in the Fairview Cemetery.