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Federal (USV)


Rushford H. Whitlock

(? - 1864)

Home State: Connecticut

Branch of Service: Infantry

Unit: 11th Connecticut Infantry

Before Antietam

From Hartford, CT, he enlisted on 1 October 1861 and mustered as Private, Company G, 11th Connecticut Infantry on 12 December 1861.

On the Campaign

He was severely wounded in the left leg in action on South Mountain on 14 (13?) September 1862.

The rest of the War

He was immediately admitted to a US Army hospital in Frederick, MD where his leg was amputated. He was discharged from the service for wounds on 31 December 1862 and left the hospital on 5 January 1863. He died of "apoplexy" on 16 December 1864.

References & notes

Service information from Ingersoll.1 Wound and death from the MSHWR.2 Hospital detail from the Patient List.3




1   Ingersoll, Colin Macrae, Adjutant-General, Catalogue of Connecticut Volunteer Organizations in the Service of the United States, 1861-1865, Hartford: Brown & Gross, 1869, pg. 488  [AotW citation 20496]

2   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 3, Vol. 2, pg. 256  [AotW citation 20497]

3   National Museum of Civil War Medicine, and Terry Reimer, Frederick Patient List, Published 2018, first accessed 17 September 2018, <>, Source page: patient #2.767  [AotW citation 20498]