Hiram AppelmanHome State: Connecticut
Command Billet: Commanding Regiment
Branch of Service: Infantry
Unit: 8th Connecticut Infantry
Before the Antietam Campaign:
In response to President Lincoln's call to the states, the 12th Connecticut Regiment was one of those organized in Hartford in the fall of 1861, a few months after the war began with the firing on Fort Sumter. Company G initially had nearly eighty men from Stonington, under the command of Captain Hiram Appelman of Stonington, and with Stonington lieutenants Thomas Sheffield, Henry Morgan, and Andrew Morgan.
In the Antietam Campaign:
As Commander of the Regiment, he led his men from Snavely's Ford in the afternoon of the 17th attacking toward Sharpsburg at the far left flank of the Army. He was wounded and his unit was seriously mauled in the attack.
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