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Federal (USV)


Tappan Sargent Eaton

(1838 - 1862)

Home State: Massachusetts

Branch of Service: Infantry

Unit: 35th Massachusetts Infantry

Before Antietam

A 23 year old clerk in Roxbury, MA, he enlisted 1 August and mustered as Corporal, Company K, 35th Massachusetts Infantry on 10 August 1862.

On the Campaign

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

The rest of the War

He died of wounds on 25 September in a field hospital near Keedysville, MD.

References & notes

Service information from Soldiers, Sailors and Marines.1 His gravesite is on Findagrave. His son Tappan Louis Spencer Eaton was born 5 January 1863.


10/17/1838; Augusta, ME


09/25/1862; Keedysville, MD; burial in Forest Hills Cemetery and Crematory, Jamaica Plain, 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. 3, pg. 703  [AotW citation 20472]