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Federal (USV)


Truman Arnot

(1843 - 1902)

Home State: Michigan

Branch of Service: Infantry

Unit: 7th Michigan Infantry

Before Antietam

Giving his age as 24, from Tuscola County, he enlisted and mustered at Vassar, MI on 7 February 1862 as a Private in Company E, 7th Michigan Infantry.

On the Campaign

He was wounded in the left foot in action at Antietam on 17 September 1862.

The rest of the War

His left 2nd metatarsal (first toe) was amputated on 4 October 1862 by Acting Assistant Surgeon J. Dickson and he was discharged for disability on 3 November 1862.

After the War

He lived in Gladwin, MI from 1871 until his death, from asthma, at age 60 in 1902. In 1900 he was a farmer there.

References & notes

His service from the Record.1 Surgical details from the MSHWR.2 Personal details from family genealogists and the US Census of 1900. His gravesite is on Findagrave.


02/1843; Rochester, NY


12/19/1902; Gladwin Township, MI; burial in Ridge Cemetery, Gladwin, MI


1   State of Michigan, Office of the Adjutant General, and George H. Brown, Adjutant General; George H. Turner, Asst. AG, compiler, Record of Service of Michigan Volunteers in the Civil War, 1861-1865, 46 volumes, Kalamazoo: Ihling Bros. & Everard, 1904-1915  [AotW citation 27845]

2   Barnes, Joseph K., and US Army, Office of the Surgeon General, The Medical and Surgical History of the War of the Rebellion, 6 books, Washington DC: US Government Printing Office, 1870, Volume 2, Part 3, pg. 626  [AotW citation 27846]