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Federal (USV)


Jerome O. Sanborn

(1837 - 1912)

Home State: Maine

Branch of Service: Infantry

Unit: 10th Maine Infantry

Before Antietam

Age 24, from Bethel, he enlisted in Company E, 10th Maine Infantry on 4 October 1861. He had some prior service in 1861 in a Bethel militia Company.

On the Campaign

He was wounded in action at Antietam - having "had a long iron slug fired into his leg" - on 17 September 1862.

The rest of the War

He was treated at the Smoketown Hospital, near Sharpsburg, and his right leg was amputated. He was discharged for wounds on 23 March 1863.

References & notes

His service from the Maine Adjutant General1. The quote above from Gould.2 His amputation found in the Medical and Surgical History,3 the hospital from Nelson.4 Further details from family genealogists. His gravesite is on Findagrave.


03/31/1837; Bethel, ME


08/01/1912; Bethel, ME; burial in Skillingston 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. 277  [AotW citation 17373]

2   Gould, John Mead, History of the First - Tenth - Twenty-ninth Maine regiment, Portland: Stephen Berry, 1871, pg. 239  [AotW citation 17401]

3   Barnes, Joseph K., and US Army, Office of the Surgeon General, The Medical and Surgical History of the War of the Rebellion, 6 books, Washington DC: US Government Printing Office, 1870, Part III, Vol. II, pg. 487  [AotW citation 17402]

4   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. 375  [AotW citation 17403]