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Federal (USV)

Private

Norton E. Hubbard

(1843 - 1867)

Home State: Wisconsin

Branch of Service: Infantry

Unit: 6th Wisconsin Infantry

Before Antietam

From Mazomanie, he enlisted and mustered as Private, Company D, 6th Wisconsin Infantry on 1 July 1861.

On the Campaign

He was wounded in action at Antietam on 17 September 1862 ...

... by a rifle ball, which entered the chest in front on the left side, directly under the clavicle, and to the sternal side of the coraco clavicular ligaments, passing through the chest, and escaping near the posterior angle of the scapula. It was found lying directly under the skin at this point, and was cut out by his surgeon. He expectorated blood at first very freely; but when seen on the 23d day, he informed us that he had had no bleeding since the first day. Some small fragments of bone, probably from the clavicle, have escaped in front The wound was discharging copiously; he had a troublesome cough; his appetite was poor, and his chance for recovery seemed poor.

The rest of the War

He was treated at a US Army hospital in Frederick, MD from 29 September to 13 January 1863, when he was discharged for disability.

After the War

He died at about age 25 in 1867.

References & notes

Service information from State of Wisconsin1. Hospital details from the Patient List.2 The quote above from Frank Hastings Hamilton's Treatise on Military Surgery and Hygiene (1865, online). His gravesite is on Findagrave.

Birth

1843 in NY

Death

10/10/1867 in WI; burial in Mazomanie Cemetery, Mazomanie, WI

Notes

1   State of Wisconsin, Adjutant General's Office, and Chandler P. Chapman, Adj. Gen., Roster of Wisconsin Volunteers, War of the Rebellion, 1861-1865, 2 volumes, Madison: Democrat Printing Co., State Printers, 1886, Vol. 1, pp. 509 - 510  [AotW citation 10343]

2   National Museum of Civil War Medicine, and Terry Reimer, Frederick Patient List, Published 2018, first accessed 17 September 2018, <http://www.civilwarmed.org/explore/primary-sources/databases/frederickpatient/>, Source page: patient #119  [AotW citation 22154]