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F. Sargent

F. Sargent

Federal (USV)


Franklin Sargent


(1843 - 1919)

Home State: Massachusetts

Branch of Service: Infantry

Unit: 21st Massachusetts Infantry

Before Antietam

A 19 year old farmer in West Boylston, MA, he enlisted at Worcester, MA as a Corporal in Company E, 21st Massachusetts Infantry on 19 July 1861.

On the Campaign

He was wounded in the abdomen in action at Antietam on 17 September 1862 while serving as Color Corporal.

The rest of the War

He was treated in hospitals near the battlefield and in Knoxville, MD into January 1863, then at the convalescent camp in Alexandria, VA. He was back on duty by April. He reenlisted on 1 January 1864 and was wounded on 2 June at Bethesda Church, VA. He was in the Jarvis US Army General Hospital in Baltimore to at least June 1866 and was discharged for disability from wounds on 4 August 1865.

After the War

By 1870 he was a worker in a cotton mill in West Boylston. In 1880 he had a toy store in Lancaster, but returned to West Boylston - working in a mill by 1900 and retired on a pension by 1910.

References & notes

His service from Soldiers, Sailors, and Marines1, his Compiled Service Records,2 via fold3, and Walcott.3 Personall details from family genealogists and the US Census for 1860-1910. His gravesite is on Findagrave. His picture from a photograph of unknown provenance hosted in the Historical Data Systems database.

He married Susan Augusta Everett (1842-1922) in February 1864 in West Boylston and they had 8 children. Their youngest, Susan Elizabeth (b. 1881) lived to be 100.


05/22/1843; West Boylston, MA


02/09/1919; Worcester County, MA; burial in Mount Vernon Cemetery, West Boylston, 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. 2, pg. 620  [AotW citation 26530]

2   US War Department, Compiled Service Records of Soldiers who served in US Volunteer organizations enlisted for service during the Civil War, Record Group No. 94 (Adjutant General's Office, 1780's-1917), Washington DC: US National Archives and Records Administration (NARA), 1903-1927  [AotW citation 26531]

3   Walcott, Charles Folsom, History of the Twenty-first Regiment, Massachusetts Volunteers, in the War for the Preservation of the Union, 1861-1865, Boston: Houghton, Mifflin, 1882, pg. 208  [AotW citation 26532]