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J.H. Lawrence

J.H. Lawrence

Federal (USV)


John H. Lawrence

(1840 - 1862)

Home State: Rhode Island

Branch of Service: Artillery

Unit: 1st Rhode Island Light Artillery, Battery A

Before Antietam

A jewelry worker in Providence, he mustered as Private, Battery A, First Rhode Island Light Artillery on 6 June 1861.

On the Campaign

He was killed in action at Antietam on 17 September 1862.

The rest of the War

He was buried on the battlefield and later reinterred in the National Cemetery.

References & notes

Basic information from Aldrich1 and Dyer.2 His gravesite is on Findagrave. His picture kindly provided by Bob Robertson from a photograph in his collection.

More on the Web

See much more about Lawrence and the Battery in an excellent article by Diane Boumenot on One Rhode Island Family (2015).


1840; Wake County, NC


09/17/1862; Sharpsburg, MD; burial in Antietam National Cemetery, Sharpsburg, MD


1   Aldrich, Thomas M., The History of Battery A, First Regiment Rhode Island Light Artillery, in the War to Preserve the Union, 1861-1865, Providence: Snow & Farnham, Printers, 1904, pp. 142, 394  [AotW citation 18659]

2   Dyer, Elisha, Annual Report of the Adjutant General of Rhode Island and Providence Plantations for the Year 1865 (corrected), 2 Volumes, Providence: E.L. Freeman & Son, 1893, Vol. 2, pg. 751  [AotW citation 18660]