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Federal (USV)


David Robinson Hinkley

(1820 - 1862)

Home State: Massachusetts

Branch of Service: Infantry

Unit: 35th Massachusetts Infantry

Before Antietam

A 41 year old moulder in Newburyport, MA, he enlisted 6 August, and mustered as Private, Company B, 35th Massachusetts Infantry on 19 August 1862.

On the Campaign

He was killed in action at Antietam on 17 September 1862, his 42nd birthday.

The rest of the War

He was originally buried on the battlefield, but his remains were returned home to Newburyport and reinterred there on 12 June 1863.

References & notes

Basic information from Carruth1 and Soldiers, Sailors and Marines.2 Reinternment detail from Creasey's The City of Newburyport in the Civil War from 1861 to 1865 (1903). He and his wife Sarah Jane Merrill had at least 7 children together. His gravesite is on Findagrave.


09/17/1820; Bath, ME


09/17/1862; Sharpsburg, MD; burial in Old Hill Burying Ground, Newburyport, MA


1   Carruth, Sumner, and others of the Committee of the Regimental Association, History of the Thirty-Fifth Regiment Massachusetts Volunteers, 1862-1865, Boston: Mills, Knight & Company, 1884, Roster, pp. 14 - 15  [AotW citation 15078]

2   Commonwealth of Massachusetts, Adjutant General, Massachusetts Soldiers, Sailors, and Marines in the Civil War, 8 Vols, Norwood (MA): Norwood Press, 1931-35, Vol. 3, pg. 656  [AotW citation 20432]