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H. Comstock

H. Comstock

Federal (USV)

Private

Henry Comstock

(1839 - 1863)

Home State: New York

Branch of Service: Infantry

Unit: 108th New York Infantry

Before Antietam

A 22 year old farmer from Sweden, NY, he enlisted in Company F, 108th New York Infantry on 4 August 1862.

On the Campaign

He was in action at Antietam with his Company.

The rest of the War

He was in action again at Fredericksburg, Chancellorsville, and Gettysburg, where he was killed by gunshot through the heart on 3 July 1863.

References & notes

Life information from Washburn1, source also of his picture - an engraving from a photograph. Service details from the Adjutant General.2

Birth

09/25/1839; Sweden, Monroe County, NY

Death

07/03/1863 Gettysburg, PA; burial in Gettysburg, PA

Notes

1   Washburn, George H., A Complete Military History and Record of the 108th Regiment N.Y. Vols., Rochester (NY): Press of E.R. Andrews, 1894, pp. 242, 270  [AotW citation 8899]

2   State of New York, Adjutant-General, Annual Report of the Adjutant General of the State of New York [year]: Registers of the [units], 43 Volumes, Albany: James B. Lyon, State Printer, 1893-1905, For the year 1903, Ser. No. 34, pg. 197  [AotW citation 18572]