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J.F. Bingham
J.F. Bingham

Federal (USV)


John Fuller Bingham

(1844 - 1862)
Home State: Connecticut
Branch of Service: Infantry
Unit: 16th Connecticut Infantry


Before the Antietam Campaign:
From East Haddam, with his brother Wells he enlisted in Company H, 16th Connecticut Infantry on 7 August 1862 at 17 years old.

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

References, Sources, and other notes:
Basic information from Ingersoll1, with burial detail from John Banks, who also posted photographs of John and his brother, from the Military and Historical Image Bank.

More on the Web:
In March 2015 the Wadsworth Atheneum Museum of Art in Hartford acquired the Bingham Family Civil War Memorial Secretary (c.1876), "an extraordinary folk art triumph that abstracts traditional forms of 19thcentury furniture with Civil War-era imagery and text executed in bone, horn and abalone" [pictures from Hyperallergic]

Birth Date: 10/25/1844    Place of Birth: East Haddam, CT    
Death Date: 09/17/1862    Death Place: Sharpsburg, MD    Burial Place: Little Church Cemetery, East Haddam, 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, pg. 658  [AotW citation 5579]

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