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Federal (USV)


Robert F. Twombly

(1843 - 1862)

Home State: New Hampshire

Branch of Service: Infantry

Unit: 2nd United States Sharpshooters

Before Antietam

An 18 year old farm boy in Tamworth, he enlisted in the Third Company, New Hampshire Sharpshooters on 22 November 1861. They became Company G, 2nd US Sharpshooters, and he mustered with them on 12 December 1861 as Private.

On the Campaign

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

References & notes

Basic information from Ayling1. Personal details from the US Census of 1860. Thanks to Bill Marvel for pointing Private Twombly out. There is a memorial (cenotaph) to him in Riverside Cemetery, Tamworth, NH.


04/11/1843; Barrington, NH


09/17/1862; Sharpsburg, MD


1   State of New Hampshire, Adjutant-General's Office, and Augustus D. Ayling, AG, Revised Register of the Soldiers and Sailors of New Hampshire in the War of the Rebellion 1861-1866 , 2 Volumes, Concord: Ira C. Evans, Public Printer, 1895, pg. 982  [AotW citation 13226]