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N.V. Stanton

N.V. Stanton

Federal (USV)


Nelson V. Stanton

Home State: Massachusetts

Branch of Service: Infantry

Unit: 15th Massachusetts Infantry

Before Antietam

Age 19, a painter from Northbridge on enlistment in July 1861. Promoted Corporal 9 August 1861 and Sergeant 1 May 1862. He was in Company H.

The rest of the War

Promoted First Sergeant on 17 September 1862 and commissioned 2nd Lieutenant on 22 January 1863. Wounded in action at Gettysburg 2 July 1863 and promoted First Lieutenant on 4 July. Appointed Adjutant of the Regiment 3 December 1863. Commissioned Captain 6 February 1864, but not mustered at that rank. Wounded again at Spottsylvania, VA on 12 May 1864 and mustered out 29 July 1864.

References & notes

Basic information from Commonwealth of Massachusetts1. His photograph from one in the MOLLUS Massachusetts Collection2.


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. 188 - 190  [AotW citation 5889]

2   US Army, Military History Institute (USAMHI), Military Order of the Loyal Legion of the United States (MOLLUS)-Massachusetts Photograph Collection, Published 2009, <>, Source page: pg. 4925  [AotW citation 6945]