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Federal (USV)


Gorham Parks McFaden

(1842 - 1890)

Home State: Maine

Branch of Service: Infantry

Unit: 10th Maine Infantry

Before Antietam

Age 19, from Lewiston, he enlisted in Company C, 10th Maine Infantry on 27 November 1861.

On the Campaign

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

The rest of the War

He mustered out on 8 May 1863, then enlisted in the 29th Maine Infantry 29 December, and was appointed Sergeant, Company B on 1 January 1864. He was promoted to First Sergeant on 11 December 1864 and commissioned 2nd Lieutenant in September 1865, but not mustered at that rank. He was listed asa deserter from the Regiment on 25 April 1866 (they mustered out in June).

After the War

He married in Port Gamble, WA in March 1876. He was partner in McFaden & Calligan, draymen (wagon transport), in Seattle, WA by 1887.

References & notes

Service from the Maine Adjutant General,1 who has him as Gorham P. McFadden, and Gould's History.2 His occupation from Polk's Puget Sound Directory (1887). His gravesite is on Findagrave. His name is often seen as Gorham P. McFadden.


09/12/1842; Embden, ME


09/13/1890; burial in Lake View Cemetery, Seattle, WA


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. 270  [AotW citation 17365]

2   Gould, John Mead, History of the First - Tenth - Twenty-ninth Maine regiment, Portland: Stephen Berry, 1871, pp. 260, 654  [AotW citation 17456]