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Federal (USV)


Henry M. Scholfield

(1838 - 1862)

Home State: Connecticut

Branch of Service: Infantry

Unit: 11th Connecticut Infantry

Before Antietam

From Norwich, CT, he enlisted on 20 April 1861 and mustered as Private, Company C, First Connecticut Infantry on 22 April. He mustered out on 31 July in New Haven. He then re-enlisted and mustered as Private, Company H, 11th Connecticut Infantry on 27 November 1861.

On the Campaign

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

The rest of the War

He was treated at the Locust Spring field hospital near Keedysville, MD, but died there of wounds on 28 September 1862.

References & notes

Service information from Ingersoll,1 who has him as Henry M. Scofield. Hospital detail from Nelson.2 His gravesite is on Findagrave. He also has a stone in the Hickory Street Cemetery, Norwich, CT.




09/28/1862; Keedysville, MD; burial in Antietam National Cemetery, Sharpsburg, MD


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. 491  [AotW citation 20553]

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. 377  [AotW citation 20554]