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H. Warner

H. Warner

Federal (USV)


Horace Warner

(1826 - 1893)

Home State: Pennsylvania

Branch of Service: Infantry

Unit: 2nd United States Sharpshooters

Before Antietam

He came to Elk County, PA with his family in 1844 and was a teacher, gunsmith, and noted marksman. A 35 year old gunsmith in Ridgway in Elk County, he enlisted as a Private of Company C, 2nd US Sharpshooters about 1 October 1861. He was probably promoted to Sergeant by June 1862.

On the Campaign

He was in action at Antietam on 17 September 1862 and may have buried his brother Hiram on the field there.

The rest of the War

He was appointed 2nd and First Lieutenant, and Regimental Quartermaster, respectively, by May 1864 and transferred as First Lieutenant to Company D of the 105th Pennsylvania Infantry on 18 February 1865. He was discharged on 15 March 1865.

After the War

He farmed for three years in Minnesota, then moved back east, to Ridgway, PA and was again in the gun business. He was a gunsmith in Jones Township, Elk County in 1880. He was briefly in Syracuse, NY (1885-88), then back at the family place in Wilcox, PA.

References & notes

His service from Bates1 and the Historical Data Systems database. Personal details from family genealogists and the US Census of 1860 and 1880. His memorial is on Findagrave, source also of his picture from a photograph contributed by Joel Frampton Gilfert.

He married Alzina Narina Bundy (1832-1897) in December 1848 in Kersay, PA and they had 5 children.

He was one of 4 Warner brothers in uniform during the war.


09/18/1826; Springwater, NY


06/11/1893; Ridgeway, PA; 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 27107]