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R. Hubbard

R. Hubbard

Federal (USV)

Private

Robert Hubbard

(1831 - 1862)

Home State: Connecticut

Branch of Service: Infantry

Unit: 14th Connecticut Infantry

Before Antietam

From Middletown, he had been to California in the gold rush of the 1850's. He enlisted as Private in Company B, 14th Connecticut Infantry on 6 August 1862.

On the Campaign

He was killed, "shot by the careless handling of a rifle by a member of his own company" in action on the Roulette Farm at Sharpsburg on 17 September 1862.

The rest of the War

He was originally buried near the Roulette Barn, but his family worked with William Roulette to send his body home for re-burial in January 1863.

References & notes

Basic service data and the quote above from Page1. Additional details from John Banks who wrote a fine post about Private Hubbard. John included a photograph from the collection of the Middlesex Historical Society, part of which is used here.

Birth

04/00/1831

Death

09/17/1862 Sharpsburg, MD; burial in New Farm Hill Cemetery, Middletown, CT

Notes

1   Page, Charles D., History of the Fourteenth Regiment, Connecticut Vol. Infantry, Meriden (CT): The Horton Printing Co., 1906, pp. 44, 398  [AotW citation 8374]