Frank Woodbridge Cheney(1832 - 1909)
Home State: Connecticut
Branch of Service: Infantry
Unit: 16th Connecticut Infantry
Before the Antietam Campaign:
Title supplied by cataloger. Frank W. Cheney was born in 1832. He served as Lieutenant Colonel of the 16th Connecticut Volunteers Infantry in the Civil War; he was wounded at the Battle of Antietam on September 17, 1862 and lay for four days on the battlefield. He was honorably discharged December 24, 1862. He died in 1909.
In the Antietam Campaign:
He was wounded in action on 17 September 1862.
The remainder of the War:
He was discharged on disability 24 December 1862. "He married Mary Bushnell, daughter of Horace Bushnell, on November 6, 1863 and ultimately had twelve children. He served as Secretary and Treasurer of Cheney Bros. of South Manchester, Connecticut, and he was a director of many other businesses including banks, railroads, and insurance companies".
References, Sources, and other notes:
Basic information from Ingersoll1. Quote above from the Connecticut Historical Society accompanying a c. 1900 photograph of him.
1 Ingersoll, Colin Macrae, Adjutant-General, Catalogue of Connecticut Volunteer Organizations in the Service of the United States, 1861-1865, Hartford: Brown & Gross, 1869, pp. 643 - 663 [AotW citation 5403]
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