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Federal (USV)


Horace Niles

(1832 - 1862)

Home State: Massachusetts

Branch of Service: Infantry

Unit: 35th Massachusetts Infantry

Before Antietam

A 29 year old bootmaker in Randolph, MA, he was commissioned Captain, Company D, 4th Massachusetts Infantry on 22 April 1861 and mustered out with his Company on 22 July 1861. On 19 August 1862 he was commissioned Captain, Company E, 35th Massachusetts Infantry.

On the Campaign

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

The rest of the War

He was treated at the Locust Spring field hospital on the Geeting Farm near Keedysville, MD but died there of his wounds on 27 September 1862.

References & notes

Service information from Soldiers, Sailors and Marines.1 Hospital detail from Nelson.2 Birth information from family genealogists. His gravesite is on Findagrave. The Horace Niles Post #110 of the Grand Army of the Republic (GAR) in Randolph was named for him.


11/28/1832; Randolph, MA


09/27/1862; Keedysville, MD; burial in Central Cemetery, Randolph, 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. 675  [AotW citation 20481]

2   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. 337  [AotW citation 20482]