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W.B. Hincks

W.B. Hincks

Federal (USV)

Private

William Bliss Hincks

(1841 - 1903)

Home State: Connecticut

Branch of Service: Infantry

Unit: 14th Connecticut Infantry

Before Antietam

From Bridgeport, he enlisted in Company A, 14th Connecticut Infantry on 22 July 1862.

The rest of the War

Promoted to Sergeant on 10 February 1863. Appointed Sergeant Major of the regiment on 16 June 1863. in December 1864 he was awarded the Medal of Honor for capturing the flag of the 14th Tennessee Infantry at the Angle at Gettysburg, PA on 3 July 1863. He was Commissioned Adjutant on 20 October 1863. He was appointed Major on 1 April 1865, but not mustered at that rank. He mustered out with the Regiment on 31 May 1865.

References & notes

Basic information from Page1, with details from his gravesite on Findagrave. His picture here from a CDV posted by reenactors of Company G.

Birth

1841; Bucksport, ME

Death

11/07/1903 Bridgeport, CT; burial in Mountain Grove Cemetery, Bridgeport, CT

Notes

1   Page, Charles D., History of the Fourteenth Regiment, Connecticut Vol. Infantry, Meriden (CT): The Horton Printing Co., 1906, pp. 39-45, roster (pg. 374-)  [AotW citation 15316]