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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 the Antietam Campaign:
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.

In the Antietam Campaign:
He was mortally wounded in action on 17 September 1862 at Antietam.

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

References, Sources, and other notes:
Basic information from Ingersoll1. Further details and the photo here - from one at the Middlesex County Historical Society - from John Banks.

Birth Date: 4/19/1840    
Death Date: 10/09/1862    Death Place: Sharpsburg, MD    Burial Place: 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]

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