John Lewis Drake(? - 1862)
Home State: Connecticut
Branch of Service: Infantry
Unit: 16th Connecticut Infantry
Before the Antietam Campaign:
He worked in the Colt Arms factory, Hartford, CT before the War. He enrolled in August 1862 and helped raise a Company. He musteerd as Captain, Company I, 16th Connecticut Infantry on 24 August 1862.
In the Antietam Campaign:
He was killed in action on 17 September 1862.
The remainder of the War:
Origianlly buried on the battlefield, his remains were returned to Hartford on 10 October 1862.
References, Sources, and other notes:
Basic information from Ingersoll1. His photograph - from one in the collection of the Connecticut State Library - and further details from a post by John Banks on his blog.
|Birth State: NH |
Death Date: 09/17/1862 Death Place: Sharpsburg, MD Burial Place: Spring Grove Cemetery, Hartford, 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. 660 - 663 [AotW citation 5587]
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