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Federal (USV)


Horatio P. Bruce

(c. 1833 - 1864)

Home State: Vermont

Branch of Service: Infantry

Unit: 2nd United States Sharpshooters

Before Antietam

From Woodbury, VT, he enlisted at age 28 in Company E, 2nd United States Sharpshooters on 27 September 1861. He was promoted to Corporal on 8 February 1862.

On the Campaign

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

The rest of the War

He was reduced again to Private on 31 July 1863, and reenlisted in December. He was mortally wounded at Totopotomoy Creek, VA on 31 May 1864 and died of wounds on 21 June 1864.

References & notes

Casualty information from Nelson1, with service details from Peck.


c. 1833




1   Nelson, John H., As Grain Falls Before the Reaper: The Federal Hospital Sites and Identified Federal Casualties at Antietam, Hagerstown: John H. Nelson, 2004, pg. 145  [AotW citation 16930]