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H.A. Sanborn

H.A. Sanborn

Federal (USV)


Herschel Almeran Sanborn

(1839 - 1863)

Home State: Massachusetts

Branch of Service: Infantry

Unit: 13th Massachusetts Infantry

Before Antietam

He was a 22 year old farmer from Woburn when he enlisted in July 1861 in Company G, 13th Massachusetts Infantry. He mustered in as Corporal on 16 July.

On the Campaign

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

The rest of the War

He married in Harrisburg, PA in March 1863. He was killed in action at Gettysburg, PA on 1 July 1863.

References & notes

Basic information from Commonwealth of Massachusetts1. His picture above from an especially fine CDV kindly provided by descendant Carol Turnbull. Thanks also to Carol for additional personal details. Herschel's parents were Abijh and Mary J. Burpee Sanborn [photo c. 1860].

More on the Web

He's mentioned in another Woburn soldier's September 1863 letter home. It's from Andrew Linscott of the 39th Massachusetts Infantry, now at the Massachusetts Historical Society.


07/16/1839; Sanbornton, NH


07/01/1863 Gettysburg, PA


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. 111 - 114  [AotW citation 6980]