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Federal (USV)


Hiram E. Briggs

Home State: Wisconsin
Branch of Service: Infantry
Unit: 3rd Wisconsin Infantry


Before the Antietam Campaign:
From Menasha, he enlisted in Company G, 3rd Wisconsin Infantry on 24 April 1861.

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

The remainder 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, Sources, and other 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.

Burial Place: 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]

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