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Federal (USV)


William Henry Lockwood

(1837 - 1919)

Home State: Connecticut

Branch of Service: Infantry

Unit: 16th Connecticut Infantry

Before Antietam

He first worked as a typesetter for his father James' publishing and printing house Case, Lockwood and Company in Hartford at age 17. He trained in New York City as an electotyper from 1856-60 and returned to take up that work in Hartford. At age 24 he enrolled as First Lieutenant of Company A, 16th Connecticut Infantry on 1 August 1862.

On the Campaign

He was in action at Antietam on 17 September 1862 and was promoted to Captain of Company K on that date.

The rest of the War

He resigned his commission on 4 February 1863.

After the War

He returned to Hartford and bought the electrotyping portion of his father's firm, and later called his business William H. Lockwood & Sons (with sons Frank and James). He operated in the same building in Hartford for 43 years. After his father's death in 1888 he was also a director of the Case, Lockwood, and Brainard Company, (Brainard added in 1868) coincidentally publisher of the Adjutant General's Record footnoted below).

References & notes

His service from the Record.1 His presence at Antietam from his recollection of the battle in the Hartford Daily Times of 17 September 1915; thanks to John Banks. Personal details from family genealogists, the US Census of 1860, 1880, and 1900, and a bio sketch in Beers' Commemorative Biographical Record of Hartford County (1901). His gravesite is on Findagrave.

He married Augusta Victoria Pasco (1839-1882) on 27 August 1862 and they had 6 children. Her brother Henry was also an officer of the 16th Connecticut at Antietam. He married again, Emily Augusta McClory (1855-1929) in February 1890.

William was a twin, but his brother Franklin Samuel Lockwood died at age 4 in 1842.

More on the Web

He took a series of photographs of Hartford, CT during a blizzard in March 1888. The album is online from the Connecticut State Library. Included are pictures of the Case, Lockwood, & Brainard building and his own home.


10/02/1837 in CT


09/23/1919; Hartford, CT; burial in Cedar Hill Cemetery, Hartford, CT


1   State of Connecticut, Adjutant General's Office, and AGs Smith, Camp, and Barbour, and AAG White, Record of Service of Connecticut Men in the Army and Navy of the United States during the War of the Rebellion, Hartford: Press of the Case, Lockwood, and Brainard Company, 1889, pp. 620, 637  [AotW citation 27037]