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Federal (USV)


Lorenzo P. Nickerson

(c. 1833 - 1903)

Home State: Massachusetts

Branch of Service: Infantry

Unit: 19th Massachusetts Infantry

Before Antietam

A 28 year old laborer in Boston, he enlisted on 26 July 1861 in Company I, 19th Massachusetts Infantry.

On the Campaign

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

The rest of the War

He was hospitalized to 23 March 1863, then sent to camp at Harrisburg, PA for duty. He failed to report and was considered a deserter from that date.

References & notes

Service information from Soldiers, Sailors, and Marines 1 and the History.2 His gravesite is on Findagrave.


c. 1833


09/13/1903; burial in Togus National Cemetery, Togus, ME


1   Commonwealth of Massachusetts, Adjutant General, Massachusetts Soldiers, Sailors, and Marines in the Civil War, 8 Vols, Norwood (MA): Norwood Press, 1931-35, Vol. 2, pg. 478  [AotW citation 17921]

2   Waitt, Ernest Linden (compiler), History of the Nineteenth Regiment, Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry, 1861-1865, Salem (MA): The Salem Press Co., 1906, pg. 146  [AotW citation 17922]