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A. Orton

A. Orton

Federal (USV)


Ashbel Orton

(1836 - 1925)

Home State: Pennsylvania

Branch of Service: Infantry

Unit: 111th Pennsylvania Infantry

Before Antietam

He mustered into service as Sergeant, Company F, 111th Pennsylvania Infantry on 25 November 1861.

On the Campaign

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

The rest of the War

He was treated at the Smoketown field hospital near Sharpsburg and was discharged for wounds on 1 February 1863.

After the War

He was in Erie County, PA in the 1870s and was living in Bodarc, Nebraska by 1891.

References & notes

Service information from Bates1. Wound and hospital details from Nelson.2 His location in Nebraska from Roster of Soldiers, Sailors and Marines of the War of 1812, the Mexican War, and the War of the Rebellion, residing in Nebraska June 1, 1891 (1892). His gravesite is on Findagrave. Thanks to Patrick Knierman for the pointer to Orton's picture, from a photograph of unknown provenance posted to Findagrave by Joel Frampton Gilfert.


04/29/1836; Williamstown, Oswego County, NY


08/04/1925; North East, Erie County, PA; burial in North East Cemetery, North East, PA


1   Bates, Samuel Penniman, History of the Pennsylvania Volunteers, 1861-65, Harrisburg: State of Pennsylvania, 1868-1871  [AotW citation 10981]

2   Nelson, John H., As Grain Falls Before the Reaper: The Federal Hospital Sites and Identified Federal Casualties at Antietam, Hagerstown: John H. Nelson, 2004, pg. 343  [AotW citation 21680]