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Federal (USV)


Edwin R. Buffum

(1840 - 1862)

Home State: Massachusetts

Branch of Service: Infantry

Unit: 15th Massachusetts Infantry

Before Antietam

Then living in Burrillville, RI, and giving his occupation as bootmaker, he enlisted in Company K, 15th Massachusetts Infantry, mustering on 1 July 1861.

On the Campaign

He was killed in action on 17 September 1862 at Antietam.

References & notes

Basic information from Commonwealth of Massachusetts1, with details from Harnwell2.


05/30/1840; Salisbury, 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. 196 - 199  [AotW citation 5945]

2   Harnwell, Susan, The 15th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry in the Civil War 1861 - 1864, Published 1997, first accessed 01 January 1999, <>, Source page: /ma15mvi/Roster/index.htm?ssmain=p54.htm  [AotW citation 14007]