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Federal (USV)


Hiram E. Briggs

Home State: Wisconsin

Branch of Service: Infantry

Unit: 3rd Wisconsin Infantry

Before Antietam

From Menasha, he enlisted in Company G, 3rd Wisconsin Infantry on 24 April 1861.

On the Campaign

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

The rest of the War

He had his right leg amputated, and was discharged for wounds on 10 January 1863.

After the War

By 1883 he was receiving a pension of $18 per month for the loss of his right leg. In 1895 he was living in New London, WI and by 1905 in Northport, WI.

References & notes

Basic information from Bryant1. His gravesite is on Findagrave. Some details from a list of Federal Pensioners (1 Jan 1883), the Wisconsin Veterans Censuses of 1895 and 1905.


Date not known; burial in Northport-Ostrander Cemetery, Waupaca, WI


1   Bryant, Edwin Eustace, History of the Third Regiment of Wisconsin Veteran Volunteer Infantry 1861-1865, Madison: Arthur H Clark Co. for the Veteran Association of the Regiment, 1891, pp. 429 - 431  [AotW citation 15287]