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J. Doolittle

J. Doolittle

Federal (USV)


John K. Doolittle

(1840 - 1862)

Home State: Connecticut

Branch of Service: Infantry

Unit: 8th Connecticut Infantry

Before Antietam

From Middletown, he served in Rifle Company B of the Third Connecticut Infantry, a three-month unit, from May to August 1861. He mustered as Private in Company K, Eighth Connecticut Infantry on 1 October 1861.

On the Campaign

He was mortally wounded in action on 17 September 1862 at Antietam.

The rest of the War

He died of wounds in the German Reformed Church, Sharpsburg, MD on 9 October 1862.

References & notes

Basic information from Ingersoll1. Further details and the photo here - from one at the Middlesex County Historical Society - from John Banks.




10/09/1862 Sharpsburg, MD; burial in Miner Cemetery, Middletown, CT


1   Ingersoll, Colin Macrae, Adjutant-General, Catalogue of Connecticut Volunteer Organizations in the Service of the United States, 1861-1865, Hartford: Brown & Gross, 1869, pp. 53, 391  [AotW citation 12410]