(1836 - 1904)
Home State: Indiana
Branch of Service: Infantry
Unit: 27th Indiana Infantry
A 23 year old farmer in Putnam County, he mustered as 2nd Corporal, Company I, 27th Indiana Infantry on 12 September 1861. He was reduced to Private on 1 January 1862 at his own request. He was injured - his right leg smashed - while unloading pork on the Potomac River in May 1862; detailed as a teamster. He was hurt again, being run over by a horse on Cedar Mountain, VA in August.
On the Campaign
He was wounded in the right hand in action at Antietam on 17 September 1862.
The rest of the War
He was treated at hospitals in Boonsboro, MD and Washington, DC, but lost his index and middle fingers. He was discharged in Washington on 5 November 1862.
After the War
He lived in Putnam County, then "pioneered" in Iowa. He died after being injured at a picnic horse race in Barneston, NE at age 68.
References & notes
Service from Brown1 and the Historical Data Systems database. Hospital details from Steven Russell's Roster research. Postwar information from family genealogists. His gravesite is on Findagrave, source also of details from a notice in the Beatrice, NE Daily Sun of 26 August 1904. At least one genealogist has his birth on 6 Jun 1839 in Putnam County, IN. His stone has him as Isaac Haddan.
07/04/1836; Putnam County, IN
08/25/1904 Barneston, NE; burial in Wymore Cemetery, Wymore, NE