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Federal (USV)


Hamlin Turner Bucknam

(1830 - 1909)

Home State: Maine

Branch of Service: Infantry

Unit: 5th Maine Infantry

Before Antietam

A 30 year old farmer in Minot, he was commissioned First Lieutenant of Company C, 5th Maine Infantry on 24 June 1861. He was promoted to Captain to date from 20 September 1861.

On the Campaign

He was wounded in action at Crampton's Gap on South Mountain, MD on 14 September 1862.

The rest of the War

He resigned and was discharged for disability on 29 September 1862.

After the War

He returned to his farm in Minot, and continued to farm to at least 1880. He was a member of Grand Army of the Republic (GAR) Post #3 in Mechanic Falls and was its Commander in 1874 and 1884.

References & notes

Service from the Adjutant General.2 Details from family genealogists and Georgia Drew Merrill's History of Androscoggin County, Maine (1891). His gravesite is on Findagrave.


12/08/1830; Hebron, MD


10/14/1909; Mechanic Falls, ME; burial in Maple Grove Cemetery, Mechanic Falls, ME


1   State of Maine, Adjutant General's Office, and John L. Hodsdon, AG, Annual Report of the Adjutant General of the State of Maine for the Year ending December 31, 1862, Augusta: Stevens and Sayward, Printers to the State, 1863, pp. 130, 132  [AotW citation 20793]