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J.L. Drake

J.L. Drake

Federal (USV)


John Lewis Drake

(? - 1862)

Home State: Connecticut

Branch of Service: Infantry

Unit: 16th Connecticut Infantry

Before Antietam

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.

On the Campaign

He was killed in action on 17 September 1862.

The rest of the War

Origianlly buried on the battlefield, his remains were returned to Hartford on 10 October 1862.

References & 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.


Date not known in NH


09/17/1862 Sharpsburg, MD; burial in 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]