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H. Warner

H. Warner

Federal (USV)


Hiram Warner

(1833 - 1862)

Home State: Pennsylvania

Branch of Service: Infantry

Unit: 2nd United States Sharpshooters

Before Antietam

In 1860 he was a 27 year old carpenter in Marshall, Calhoun County, MI. From Wilcox in Elk County, PA, he enlisted as a Private in Company I, 8th Pennsylvania Infantry on 24 April 1861 for 3 months, and mustered out with them on 29 July. He enlisted again as Corporal, Company C, 2nd US Sharpshooters on 1 October 1861. He may have been reduced to Private, date not given.

On the Campaign

He was killed in action at Antietam on 17 September 1862 and may have been buried on the battlefield or nearby by his brother Horace.

References & notes

His service from Bates1 and the Historical Data Systems database. Personal details from family genealogists and the US Census of 1860. His memorial is on Findagrave. His picture is from a tintype at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York, published by curator Jeff L. Rosenheim in Photography in the Civil War (2013).

He is usually listed as being unmarried, but he was living with Ellen Warner, age 19, Willie Warner (1), and Harriet Gordon (50, his mother-in-law?) at the 1860 US Census.

More on the Web

The Hiram Warner post #594 of the Grand Army of the Republic (est. 1889) in Wilcox, PA was named for him.


01/01/1833; Springwater, NY


09/17/1862; Sharpsburg, MD; burial in Wilcox Cemetery, Wilcox, CT


1   Bates, Samuel Penniman, History of the Pennsylvania Volunteers, 1861-65, Harrisburg: State of Pennsylvania, 1868-1871  [AotW citation 27106]