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W.B. Hincks
W.B. Hincks

Federal (USV)


William Bliss Hincks

(1841 - 1903)
Home State: Connecticut
Branch of Service: Infantry
Unit: 14th Connecticut Infantry


Before the Antietam Campaign:
From Bridgeport, he enlisted in Company A, 14th Connecticut Infantry on 22 July 1862.

The remainder 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, Sources, and other notes:
Basic information from Page1, with details from his gravesite on Findagrave. His picture here from a CDV posted by reenactors of Company G.

Place of Birth: Bucksport, ME    
Death Date: 11/07/1903    Death Place: Bridgeport, CT    Burial Place: Mountain Grove Cemetery, Bridgeport, CT


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]

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