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Federal (USV)


Elijah F. Marden

(1838 - 1914)

Home State: New Hampshire

Branch of Service: Infantry

Unit: 5th New Hampshire Infantry

Before Antietam

From Jefferson, he enlisted at age 23 in Company B, 5th New Hampshire Infantry on 16 October 1862.

On the Campaign

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

The rest of the War

He was again wounded, at Chancellorsville, VA in May 1863. He reenlisted on 19 February 1864 and was promoted to First Sergeant, date not given. He was wounded near Petersburg, VA on 17 June 1864. He was appointed 2nd Lieutenant on 28 October 1864. Wounded yet again, at Farmville, VA on 7 April 1865. He was promoted to First Lieutenant on 10 June 1865, but did not muster at that rank. Discharged on 28 June 1865.

After the War

He was living in Whitefield, NH by 1883, when he was listed as a pension recipient - $18 per month for a gunshot wound, left hand.

References & notes

Basic information from Child1. Life dates from family genealogists.


02/03/1838; Jefferson, NH




1   Child, M.D., William, A History of the Fifth Regiment New Hampshire Volunteers, Bristol (NH): R.W. Musgrove, Printer, 1893, Roster pp. 109 - 130  [AotW citation 13431]