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Federal (USV)


Francis Henry Pierce


(1840 - 1906)

Home State: New York

Branch of Service: Infantry

Unit: 21st New York Infantry

Before Antietam

In 1860 he was a 20 year old clerk living with his oldest brother Ezekiel Pierce, a jeweler, and his family in Buffalo, NY. He enlisted there on 9 May 1861 to serve two years, and mustered in on 20 May as a Private in Company D, 21st New York Infantry. He was promoted to Corporal on 1 November 1861.

On the Campaign

He was wounded in the left shoulder and leg in action at Antietam on 17 September 1862.

The rest of the War

He mustered out with his Company on 18 May 1863 in Buffalo.

After the War

In 1870 he was a wholesale and retail dealer (in ?) living with his older brother Leonard and family in Brownsville, TX. In 1900 he was the postmaster in Laredo, TX and lived with his nephew Charles Cushman Pierce and family.

References & notes

His service from the Adjutant General1 with Antietam wound detail from the Chronicles,2 both as Frank H. Pierce. Personal details from family genealogists and the US Census of 1860, 1870, and 1900. His gravesite is on Findagrave.


07/08/1840; Houlton, ME


03/18/1906; Laredo, TX; burial in Laredo City Cemetery, Laredo, TX


1   State of New York, Adjutant-General, Annual Report of the Adjutant General of the State of New York [year]: Registers of the [units], 43 Volumes, Albany: James B. Lyon, State Printer, 1893-1905, For the Year 1899, Ser. No. 20, pg. 270  [AotW citation 28180]

2   Mills, John Harrison, and 21st Regiment Veteran Association of Buffalo, Chronicles of the Twenty-first Regiment New York State Volunteers, Buffalo: 21st Reg't. Veteran Association of Buffalo, 1887, pg. 294  [AotW citation 28181]