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Federal (USV)


Loftus Brotherton

(? - 1897)

Home State: Maryland

Branch of Service: Infantry

Unit: 5th Maryland Infantry

Before Antietam

He enlisted in Company A, 5th Maryland Infantry on 17 September 1861.

On the Campaign

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

The rest of the War

He was discharged for disability 20 October 1862.

After the War

He was living in New York and first began to receive a Federal pension for his wound in October 1880. He ran a grocery store in Pelham, NY in the 1880s, til at least 1890 when the store burned down.

References & notes

Basic information from Wilmer1, which lists him as Loftus Butherton. His birthplace and death information from his WPA Cemetery Registration card. Further details from posts on Blake A. Bell's Historic Pelham.


Date not known in ENGLAND


02/02/1897; burial in Woodlawn Cemetery, Bronx, NY


1   Wilmer, L. Allison, and J.H. Jarrett, George H. Vernon, State Commissioners, History and Roster of Maryland Volunteers, War of 1861-5, Baltimore: Press of Guggenheimer, Weil & Co., 1898, Vol. 1, pp. 181 - 184  [AotW citation 14246]