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Federal (USV)


Wesley R. Horne

(1833 - 1908)

Home State: New Hampshire

Branch of Service: Infantry

Unit: 5th New Hampshire Infantry

Before Antietam

From Farmington, he enlisted at age 28 in Company D, 5th New Hampshire Infantry on 27 September 1861, and mustered as Corporal on 23 October.

On the Campaign

He was wounded by gunshot in the head in action on 17 September 1862 at Antietam.

The rest of the War

He was discharged on disability on 18 November 1862.

After the War

By 1868 he had income as a road laborer in Dover, NH, and was a farmer. He was living in his father Paul's household at the 1870 Federal Census, but in his own place by 1872. He began to receive a Veteran's Pension in 1875. He was living in Farmington in 1893.

References & notes

Basic information from Child1. Details from the Annual Reports of the Receipts and Expenditures (1868, 1870) of Dover, NH, a list of New Hampshire Pensioners (1883), and a City Directory of 1871-72 for Dover, Great Falls, and Rochester. Life dates from his gravesite on Findagrave.


04/20/1833; Farmington, NH


11/03/1908; Rochester, NH; burial in Garland Cemetery, Farmington, NH


1   Child, M.D., William, A History of the Fifth Regiment New Hampshire Volunteers, Bristol (NH): R.W. Musgrove, Printer, 1893, pp. 87 - 99  [AotW citation 13408]