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Federal (USV)


Hiram A. Blakeslee

(c. 1837 - 1876)

Home State: Connecticut

Branch of Service: Infantry

Unit: 8th Connecticut Infantry

Before Antietam

In 1860 he was a 23 year old living with his mother and sister in Southington, Hartford County, CT. He enlisted on 18 September 1861 and mustered as a Private in Company K, 8th Connecticut Infantry on 23 September.

On the Campaign

He was wounded by gunshot to both feet in action at Antietam on 17 September 1862.

The rest of the War

He was admitted to US Army General Hospital #4 in Frederick, MD on 1 October and sent over to Camp B in Frederick on 15 January 1863. He transferred to the US hospital in New Haven, CT on 2 March 1863. He was discharged on 21 September 1864 at the end of his term of enlistment.

After the War

In 1870 he was back in Southington, a laborer, living alone.

References & notes

Casualty information from Nelson,1 the Patient List,2 as Blakesley, and a piece about arrivals at the hospital in New Haven in the Hartford Courant of 6 March 1863. His service from the Record.3 Personal details from the US Census of 1860 & 1870. His gravesite is on Findagrave.


c. 1837 in CT


03/13/1876; burial in South End Burying Ground, Southington, CT


1   Nelson, John H., As Grain Falls Before the Reaper: The Federal Hospital Sites and Identified Federal Casualties at Antietam, Hagerstown: John H. Nelson, 2004, pg. 134  [AotW citation 16456]

2   National Museum of Civil War Medicine, and Terry Reimer, Frederick Patient List, Published 2018, first accessed 17 September 2018, <>, Source page: patient #584, 1.349  [AotW citation 30569]

3   State of Connecticut, Adjutant General's Office, and AGs Smith, Camp, and Barbour, and AAG White, Record of Service of Connecticut Men in the Army and Navy of the United States during the War of the Rebellion, Hartford: Press of the Case, Lockwood, and Brainard Company, 1889, p. 356  [AotW citation 30570]