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Federal (USV)


Simon D. Hitchcock

(c. 1838 - 1902)

Home State: Massachusetts

Branch of Service: Infantry

Unit: 19th Massachusetts Infantry

Before Antietam

A 22 year old painter in Cambridge, he enlisted in Company C, 3rd Massachusetts Infantry for three months on 16 April 1861. He mustered out on 22 July, then enlisted on 23 August 1861 in Company G, 19th Massachusetts Infantry.

On the Campaign

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

The rest of the War

He was discharged for wounds in Boston on 26 December 1862.

After the War

By 1866, he was receiving a pension $6 a month for disability. In 1904 the Massachusetts House of Representatives took up a bill to authorize weekly state payments to his widow Maria for his service as a policeman in Cambridge.

References & notes

Service information from Soldiers, Sailors, and Marines 1 and the History.2 His pension amount from the Cambridge Chronicle of 10 November 1866. His death and burial information from the Card Records.3


c. 1838


05/01/1902; burial in Cambridge Cemetery, Cambridge, MA


1   Commonwealth of Massachusetts, Adjutant General, Massachusetts Soldiers, Sailors, and Marines in the Civil War, 8 Vols, Norwood (MA): Norwood Press, 1931-35, Vol. 1, pg. 155; Vol. 2, pg. 459  [AotW citation 17862]

2   Waitt, Ernest Linden (compiler), History of the Nineteenth Regiment, Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry, 1861-1865, Salem (MA): The Salem Press Co., 1906, pg. 145  [AotW citation 17863]

3   Genealogy Trails, Card Records of Gravestones Provided to Union Veterans 1879-1903, Published c. 2015, first accessed 29 January 2018, <>, Source page: /h/h_hinkle_hodges.html  [AotW citation 17864]