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Federal (USV)

Private

Myron J. Balcom

(1841 - 1876)

Home State: Massachusetts

Branch of Service: Infantry

Unit: 11th Connecticut Infantry

Before Antietam

A resident of Hartford, CT, he enlisted on 5 October 1861 and mustered as Private, Company B, 11th Connecticut Infantry on 24 October 1861.

On the Campaign

He was severely wounded in action at Antietam on 17 September 1862 with compound fracture of his femur (thigh bone).

The rest of the War

He was admitted to a US Army hospital in Frederick, MD on 13 September and was discharged there for disability on 6 March 1863.

References & notes

Casualty information from Nelson1. Service information from Ingersoll.2 Wound and hospital details from the Patient List.3 His death date, place, and burial from George F. Daniels' History of the Town of Oxford, Massachusetts (1892); birth from family genealogists.

Birth

1841 in MA

Death

01/06/1876 Oxford, MA; burial in North Cemetery, Oxford, MA

Notes

1   Nelson, John H., As Grain Falls Before the Reaper, Hagerstown: John H. Nelson, 2004, pg. 121  [AotW citation 16237]

2   Ingersoll, Colin Macrae, Adjutant-General, Catalogue of Connecticut Volunteer Organizations in the Service of the United States, 1861-1865, Hartford: Brown & Gross, 1869, pg. 468  [AotW citation 20561]

3   National Museum of Civil War Medicine, and Terry Reimer, Frederick Patient List, Published 2018, first accessed 17 September 2018, <http://www.civilwarmed.org/explore/primary-sources/databases/frederickpatient/>, Source page: patient #2.770  [AotW citation 20562]