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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 the Antietam Campaign:
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.

In the Antietam Campaign:
He was wounded in action on 17 September 1862 at Antietam.

The remainder of the War:
He married in Harrisburg, PA in March 1863. He was killed in action at Gettysburg, PA on 1 July 1863.

References, Sources, and other 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.

Birth Date: 07/16/1839    Place of Birth: Sanbornton, NH    
Death Date: 07/01/1863    Death Place: 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]

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