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Federal (USV)


Wesley Bunnell

(c. 1842 - 1873)

Home State: Connecticut

Branch of Service: Infantry

Unit: 8th Connecticut Infantry

Before Antietam

From Woodbury, he enlisted as Private, Company E, 8th Connecticut Infantry on 25 September 1861.

On the Campaign

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

The rest of the War

He was discharged for disability 17 March 1863. In January 1864 he re-enlisted, in Company G, 2nd Connecticut Heavy Artillery. He was wounded in action at Cold Harbor, VA on 1 June 1864. On 30 June 1865 he transferred to Company I, 19th Regiment, Veteran Reserve Corps. He mustered out 5 September 1865 in Buffalo, NY.

After the War

He died young, at about age 31, of an abscess of the lung.

References & notes

Casualty information from Nelson1, with service details from Ingersoll.2 His gravesite is on Findagrave.


c. 1842 in CT


08/23/1873 Sacramento, CA; burial in Sacramento City Cemetery, Sacramento,CA


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. 147  [AotW citation 16969]

2   Ingersoll, Colin Macrae, Adjutant-General, Catalogue of Connecticut Volunteer Organizations in the Service of the United States, 1861-1865, Hartford: Brown & Gross, 1869, pp. 224, 377  [AotW citation 16971]