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J.F. Bingham

J.F. Bingham

Federal (USV)

Private

John Fuller Bingham

(1844 - 1862)

Home State: Connecticut

Branch of Service: Infantry

Unit: 16th Connecticut Infantry

Before Antietam

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

On the Campaign

He was killed in action on 17 September 1862 at Antietam.

References & 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

10/25/1844; East Haddam, CT

Death

09/17/1862 Sharpsburg, MD; burial in Little Church Cemetery, East Haddam, CT

Notes

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]