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Federal (USV)


Justus Collins Wellington

(1838 - 1862)

Home State: Massachusetts

Branch of Service: Infantry

Unit: 15th Massachusetts Infantry

Before Antietam

He gave is age as 23 and occupation as shoemaker from West Brookfield when he enlisted in July 1861 as Private in Company F.

On the Campaign

He was killed in action on 17 September 1862 near the West Woods at Antietam.

The rest of the War

His burial place is unknown, but he may have been among those of his regiment buried on the field at Antietam and later reinterred at the National Cemetery.

References & notes

Basic information from Commonwealth of Massachusetts1.

More on the Web

See a lovely page on him from the West Brookfield Historical Commission, source of some details above, with photograph from John Banks. John has been chasing Private Wellington for years.


01/13/1838; North Brookfield, MA


09/17/1862 Sharpsburg, MD


1   Commonwealth of Massachusetts, Adjutant General, Massachusetts Soldiers, Sailors, and Marines in the Civil War, 8 Vols, Norwood (MA): Norwood Press, 1931-35, Vol. 2, pp. 174 - 176  [AotW citation 5802]