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Federal (USV)


Adin Warner Durkee

(1833 - 1911)

Home State: Ohio

Branch of Service: Infantry

Unit: 23rd Ohio Infantry

Before Antietam

In 1860 he was a 27 year old farm worker on his parent's place at Freedom Township, Portage County, OH. He enlisted as First Sergeant of Company D, 23rd Ohio Infantry on 20 May 1861. He was commissioned 2nd Lieutenant on 23 July 1861.

On the Campaign

He was with his Company on the Maryland Campaign of 1862, and helped bury his cousin Hiram Durkee at Fox's Gap on 14 September.

The rest of the War

He resigned his commission on 26 December 1862. He enlisted again, as a Private in Company E of the 42nd Ohio Infantry on 27 January 1864, transferred to Company G as a Corporal in October, then to Company E of the 96th Battalion, Ohio Infantry on 18 November 1864. He was appointed First Sergeant, date not given. He transferred again, to Company C of the 77th Ohio Infantry on 6 July 1865 and mustered out with them on 25 July 1865.

After the War

By 1870 and to at least 1880 he was a blacksmith in Litchfield in Medina County, OH. In 1900 he was a watchman in Columbus, OH and he'd retired there by 1910.

References & notes

His service from the State of Ohio.1 Personal details from family genealogists and the US Census of 1860-1910. His presence in Maryland thanks to descendant R.C. Durkee. His gravesite is on Findagrave.

He married Louise Jane Watkins (1842-1919) in February 1864 and they had two daughters.


06/18/1833; Pittsfield, VT


09/15/1911; Litchfield, OH; burial in Litchfield Burial Park, Litchfield, OH


1   State of Ohio, Roster Commission, Official Roster of the Soldiers of the State of Ohio in the War of the Rebellion, 1861-1866, 12 Volumes, Akron: The Werner Company, 1893-95, Vol. 3, pg. 92; V.4, p. 225, 231; V. 7, p. 303; V. 6, p. 312  [AotW citation 27563]