Robert Hubbard(1831 - 1862)
Home State: Connecticut
Branch of Service: Infantry
Unit: 14th Connecticut Infantry
Before the Antietam Campaign:
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.
In the Antietam 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 remainder 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, Sources, and other 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 Date: 04/00/1831 |
Death Date: 09/17/1862 Death Place: Sharpsburg, MD Burial Place: New Farm Hill Cemetery, Middletown, CT
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]
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