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Federal (USV)


Arthur Hamlin

(1839 - 1872)

Home State: Michigan

Branch of Service: Infantry

Unit: 1st United States Sharpshooters

Before Antietam

Age 22, he enlisted in Eaton Rapids, MI as a Private in Company I, First US Sharpshooters on 5 December 1861.

On the Campaign

He was wounded, shot through both thighs, in a skirmish at Boteler's Ford on the Potomac River near Shepherdstown, VA on 19 September 1862; he was in the river when he was hit.

The rest of the War

He was discharged for wounds, date not given.

References & notes

His service from Stevens,1 who says he died of his wounds, and the Michigan Adjutant General.2 His gravesite is on Findagrave.


11/30/1839 in NY


04/27/1872; burial in Sumner Cemetery, Sumner, MI


1   Stevens, Charles Augustus, Berdan's United States Sharpshooters in the Army of the Potomac, 1861-1865, St. Paul (MN): The Price-McGill Company, 1892, pg. 210  [AotW citation 26149]

2   State of Michigan, Office of the Adjutant General, and George H. Brown, Adjutant General; George H. Turner, Asst. AG, compiler, Record of Service of Michigan Volunteers in the Civil War, 1861-1865, 46 volumes, Kalamazoo: Ihling Bros. & Everard, 1904-1915  [AotW citation 26150]