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Federal (USV)


Abner Spicer Warner

(1818 - 1900)

Home State: Connecticut

Education: Dartmouth College (1842), New Hampshire Medical College,
Maine Medical School at Bowdoin College, Class of 1847

Branch of Service: Medical

Unit: 16th Connecticut Infantry

Before Antietam

Educated in New Hampshire and Maine, he first practiced medicine in Newbury, VT then Wethersfield, CT. A 42 year old physician with 15 years of experience, he enrolled as Surgeon of the 16th Connecticut Infantry on 28 July 1862 and mustered on 24 August.

On the Campaign

He established and operated a field hospital on the Otto Farm during and after the battle of Antietam on 17 September 1862.

The rest of the War

He resigned his commission and went home on 9 January 1863.

References & notes

His service from the Record.1 His role at Antietam from the recollections of Private Henry F. Tracy in the Hartford Daily Times of 17 September 1915; thanks to John Banks. Personal details from a bio sketch in Atkinson's A Biographical Dictionary of Contemporary American Physicians and Surgeons (1880). His gravesite is on Findagrave.

He married Adelaide Eugenia "Addie" Porter (1843-1902) in about 1862 in Hartford and they had 9 children.


09/07/1818; Manlius, NY


11/22/1900; Wethersfield, CT; burial in Wethersfield Village Cemetery, Wethersfield, 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, pg. 619  [AotW citation 27053]