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O'N.R. Twitchell
O'N.R. Twitchell

Federal (USV)


O'Neil R. Twitchell

(c. 1838 - 1873)
Home State: New Hampshire
Branch of Service: Infantry
Unit: 5th New Hampshire Infantry


Before the Antietam Campaign:
A resident of Dummer, he enlisted in Company B, Fifth New Hampshire Infantry on 4 October 1861, and mustered as Sergeant on the 24th. He was appointed 2nd Lieutenant on 8 September 1862.

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

The remainder of the War:
Appointed First Lieutenant, Company I on 18 December 1862, and Captain, Company A on 1 October 1863. He mustered out 29 October 1864, at the expiration of his term, but was re-appointed Captain the same day. He mustered out of the service on 28 June 1865.

References, Sources, and other notes:
Basic information from Child1. His picture here from a fine photograph in the collection of Mike Pride, online in a post on his blog Our War.

Place of Birth: Milan, NH    
Death Date: 08/02/1873    Death Place: Dummer, NH    


1   Child, M.D., William, A History of the Fifth Regiment New Hampshire Volunteers, Bristol (NH): R.W. Musgrove, Printer, 1893, Roster pp. 165 - 186  [AotW citation 13471]

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