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Federal (USV)


Nicholas Somers

(1830 - 1864)

Home State: Maine

Branch of Service: Infantry

Unit: 10th Maine Infantry

Before Antietam

Age 31, from Presque Isle, he enlisted in Company D, 10th Maine Infantry on 4 October 1861.

On the Campaign

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

The rest of the War

He was treated at field hospital #4, probably near Boonsboro, MD, and was absent in hospital into at least November 1862. He was discharged, date not known.

He enlisted on 12 February 1864 in Company G, First District of Columbia Cavalry (possibly as a transfer from Company L, 1st Maine Cavalry). He was captured in action at Sycamore Church, VA on 16 September 1862 and died of disease while a prisoner in Salisbury, NC on 12 (or 14) November 1862. He was probably buried in what is now Salisbury National Cemetery.

References & notes

Early War service from the Maine Adjutant General1. Further service from his Compiled Military Service Records via the Historical Data Systems database. Details from family genealogists. He's listed as Nicholas Summers in the records for the 1st DC and 1st Maine Cavalry. A memorial, for his cenotaph in Saint Denis Cemetery, Fort Fairfield, ME, is on Findagrave.


02/08/1830; Carleton County, New Brunswick, CANADA


11/12/1864; Salisbury, NC


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. 274  [AotW citation 17369]