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C.P. Horton

C.P. Horton

Federal (USV)


Charles Paine Horton

(1836 - 1906)

Home State: Massachusetts

Education: Harvard University, Class of 1857

Branch of Service: Infantry

Unit: 2nd Division, XII Corps

Before Antietam

Enrolled as 2nd Lieutenant, Company K, 2nd Massachusetts Infantry on 28 Mary 1861 and promoted to First Lieutenant, Company D on 1 November 1861. On the staff of Colonel Gordon while he was in Brigade command in the Fall of 1861 and Spring 1862. On staff of General Greene afterward. Discharged from the 2nd Massachusetts and commissioned Captain and Assistant Adjutant General US Volunteers on 17 July 1862.

The rest of the War

Aide to General Heintzelman 24 August 1863. Honored by brevets to Major and Lieutenant Colonel for action at Cedar Mountain, Antietam, Chancellorsville, and Gettysburg. Discharged in October 1865.

After the War

He was a wholesale coal merchant in Boston, partner in Bangs & Horton (with former 2nd Massachusetts brother officer George P. Bangs).

References & notes

Basic information from Quint1 and Heitman2. His gravesite is on Findagrave, source also of his picture, from a photograph of unknown provenance posted by Jen Snoots. Further details from Harvard alumni publications.


10/01/1836; Boston, MA


12/02/1906; Boston, MA; burial in Mount Auburn Cemetery, Cambridge, MA


1   Quint, Alonzo Hall, The Record of the Second Massachusetts Infantry: 1861-1865, Boston: James P. Walker, 1867, pp. 490 - 506  [AotW citation 14490]

2   Heitman, Francis Bernard, Historical Register and Dictionary of the United States Army 1789-1903, 2 volumes, Washington DC: US Government Printing Office, 1903, Vol. 1, pg. 543  [AotW citation 14496]