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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 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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