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W.A. Washburn
W.A. Washburn

Federal (USV)


Wadsworth A. Washburn

(1836 - 1862)
Home State: Connecticut
Branch of Service: Infantry
Unit: 16th Connecticut Infantry


Before the Antietam Campaign:
He enlisted as Private in Company G, 16th Connecticut Infantry in August 1862. Later appointed Orderly Sergeant.

In the Antietam Campaign:
He was killed in action on 17 September 1862 at Antietam.

The remainder of the War:
He was originally buried on the Otto Farm at Sharpsburg, but returned home by his father who buried him in Berlin, CT on 13 October 1862.

References, Sources, and other notes:
Basic information from Ingersoll1, with burial and other details from an article by Kristen Duke. The photo here from one at the Connecticut State Library, kindly provided by John Banks.

Birth Date: 8/15/1836    Birth State: VT    
Death Date: 09/17/1862    Death Place: Sharpsburg, MD    Burial Place: Bridge Cemetery, Berlin, CT


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. 651 - 663  [AotW citation 5550]

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