Hiram B. Merchant(1831 - 1904)
Home State: Wisconsin
Branch of Service: Infantry
Unit: 6th Wisconsin Infantry
Before the Antietam Campaign:
From Fountain City, he enlisted in Company H, 6th Wisconsin Infantry on 10 May 1861. He was promoted to Corporal, Sergeant, then First Sergeant.
In the Antietam Campaign:
He was wounded in action in September 1862.
The remainder of the War:
Appointed 2nd Lieutenant on 10 March 1863. Wounded again, in action at Gettysburg, PA in July 1863. Discharged 7 September 1864.
After the War:
He was a surveyor in Trempealeau County, Wisconsin until at least 1880.
References, Sources, and other notes:
Basic information from State of Wisconsin1. Further details from family genealogists.
|Birth State: NY |
Death Date: 12/10/1904 Burial Place: Little Rock National Cemetery, Little Rock, AR
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. 525 - 528 [AotW citation 10407]
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