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A.J. Case

A.J. Case

Federal (USV)


Ariel Job Case

(1831 - 1875)

Home State: Connecticut

Branch of Service: Infantry

Unit: 16th Connecticut Infantry

Before Antietam

By 1856 he was a partner in the People’s Boot and Shoe Store in Hartford, CT. He enlisted and mustered as 5th Sergeant of Company E, 16th Connecticut Infantry on 7 August 1862.

On the Campaign

He was with his Company in action at Antietam on 17 September 1862.

The rest of the War

He was promoted to 2nd Lieutenant, Company H, on 1 July 1863, and was discharged on 24 June 1865 at New Bern, NC.

After the War

In 1870 he was a book agent in the city of Hartford, CT.

References & notes

His service from Ingersoll.1 His presence at Antietam from his brother Alonzo's Recollections of Camp and Prison Life (unpublished) from the Simsbury Historical Society. Personal details from family genealogists and the US Census of 1870. His 1856 occupation from research and a business advertisement from J.P. Rogers. His gravesite is on Findagrave. His picture from a photograph from the Connecticut Historical Society's e-museum.

His brother Alonzo was also in Company E of the 16th and at Antietam. Their younger brother Oliver was killed at Antietam while a Private in the 8th Connecticut Infantry and was buried on the field by his brothers.

Captain Wolcott P. Marsh of the 8th Connecticut was Ariel's brother-in-law, their wives were sisters.

He married Mary E Thompson (1835-1922) in August 1854 and they had 5 children. Their 5th, Oliver Cromwell Case (1862-1909), was born 6 days before his namesake uncle was killed at Antietam.


06/03/1831; Simsbury, CT


09/18/1875; Columbus, OH; burial in Simsbury Cemetery, Simsbury, CT


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. 652  [AotW citation 26970]