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Federal (USV)


Clinton F. Forbes

(1839 - 1862)

Home State: Maine

Branch of Service: Infantry

Unit: 10th Maine Infantry

Before Antietam

Age 22, from Buckfield, he enlisted in Company B, 10th Maine Infantry on 4 October 1861.

On the Campaign

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

The rest of the War

He was treated at the Hoffman Farm hospital at Sharpsburg and probably transferred to a US Army hospital in Washington, DC. He died of wounds in Washington on 28 October 1862.

References & notes

Early War service from the Maine Adjutant General1 who has him as Clinton Fobes. Wound and hospital details from Nelson.2 Details from Cole and Whitman's A History of Buckfield, Oxford County, Maine (1915). His birthdate calculated from his age at death inscribed on his stone. His gravesite is on Findagrave.




10/28/1862; Washington, DC; burial in East Buckfield Cemetery, Oxford County, ME


1   State of Maine, Adjutant General's Office, and John L. Hodsdon, AG, Annual Report of the Adjutant General of the State of Maine for the Year ending December 31, 1862, Augusta: Stevens and Sayward, Printers to the State, 1863, pg. 267  [AotW citation 17358]

2   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. 211  [AotW citation 20832]