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Federal (USV)

Private

Horatio N. Faxon

(c. 1824 - 1862)

Home State: Massachusetts

Branch of Service: Infantry

Unit: 20th Massachusetts Infantry

Before Antietam

A farmer in Braintree, MA, giving his age as 38, he mustered as Private in Company E, 20th Massachusetts Infantry on 15 August 1862.

On the Campaign

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

The rest of the War

He died of wounds at the 2nd Corps field hospital on the Susan Hoffman Farm near Sharpsburg on 2 October 1862.

References & notes

Service information from Soldiers, Sailors, and Marines.1 His gravesite is on Findagrave. He married Eliza Allen (cousin?), date not known. He married his second wife Phoebe Neal(e) Glover (1811-1847) in 1838, and probably had a son, George. It seems likely he understated his age and was born well before 1824.

Birth

c. 1824; Braintree, MA

Death

10/02/1862 Sharpsburg, MD; burial in Mount Wollaston Cemetery, Quincy, MA

Notes

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. 534  [AotW citation 20709]