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Federal (USV)

Private

Gilbert A. Cheney

(c. 1838 - 1862)

Home State: Massachusetts

Branch of Service: Infantry

Unit: 2nd Massachusetts Infantry

Before Antietam

A fireman in Fitchburg or Newton, he enlisted in Company D, 2nd Massachusetts Infantry at age 23 on 14 May 1861.

On the Campaign

He was mortally wounded in action in the groin and three places in the thigh while in the color guard on 17 September 1862.

The rest of the War

Died of wounds 29 October 1862 in Frederick, MD.

References & notes

Basic information from Quint1. His name is on soldiers' memorials in Newton and Fitchburg, MA. Also claimed by Clinton and Upper Falls as a resident.

Birth

c. 1838; Worcester, MA

Death

10/29/1862 Frederick, MD

Notes

1   Quint, Alonzo Hall, The Record of the Second Massachusetts Infantry: 1861-1865, Boston: James P. Walker, 1867, pp. 325 - 341  [AotW citation 14428]