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Federal (USV)


Seth Martin Harris

(1840 - 1864)

Home State: Massachusetts

Branch of Service: Infantry

Unit: 19th Massachusetts Infantry

Before Antietam

A 21 year old shoemaker from East Randolph, he enlisted for 3 months service on 17 May 1861 in Company D, 4th Massachusetts Infantry, and mustered out 22 July. He enlisted again, in Company F, 19th Massachusetts Infantry, on 3 February 1862.

On the Campaign

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

The rest of the War

He was discharged for wounds on 8 June 1863.

After the War

He died the following year, of unknown causes, on 30 March 1864.

References & notes

Service information from Soldiers, Sailors, and Marines 1 and the History.2 His gravesite is on Findagrave, and his stone has him as Martin Seth Harris. His birth month and name from family genealogists.


07/1840; Randolph, MA


03/30/1864; burial in Union Cemetery, Holbrook, MA


1   Commonwealth of Massachusetts, Adjutant General, Massachusetts Soldiers, Sailors, and Marines in the Civil War, 8 Vols, Norwood (MA): Norwood Press, 1931-35, Vol. 1, pg. 213; Vol. 2, pg. 450  [AotW citation 17830]

2   Waitt, Ernest Linden (compiler), History of the Nineteenth Regiment, Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry, 1861-1865, Salem (MA): The Salem Press Co., 1906, pg. 145  [AotW citation 17831]