(1838 - 1862)
Home State: Virginia
Command Billet: Company Officer
Branch of Service: Infantry
Unit: 37th Virginia Infantry
A 22 year old from Washington County, he mustered as Private, Company B, 37th Virginia Infantry on 22 April 1861 in Abingdon, VA. He was promoted to First Sergeant, date not given, and was detailed home on recruiting duty from January to April 1862. He was commissioned First Lieutenant on 21 April 1862.
On the Campaign
He was killed in action at Sharpsburg on 17 September 1862.
References & notes
Basic information from the Virginia Military Dead.1 Service and other details from Rankin2 via the Historical Data Systems database, all of which have him as Isaac E. Hortenstein. His consolidated service record has him as Isaac E. Hortenstine. Thanks to descendant Chris Mauck for bringing the Lieutenant to our attention. His full name and birth data from genealogies online.
09/30/1838; Washington County, VA
09/17/1862 Sharpsburg, MD
1 Library of Virginia, Virginia Military Dead Database, Published 2002, first accessed 30 November 2012, <http://www.lva.virginia.gov/public/guides/vmd/>, Source page: /vmd_Search.asp [AotW citation 18925]
2 Rankin, Thomas M., 37th Virginia Infantry, Lynchburg: H.E. Howard, Inc., 1987 [AotW citation 21749]