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E.H. Webber

E.H. Webber

Federal (USV)


Eli H. Webber

(c. 1825 - ?)

Home State: Maine

Branch of Service: Infantry

Unit: 7th Maine Infantry

Before Antietam

In 1860 he was a 35 year old speculator in China, Kennebec County, ME. He enrolled there as 2nd Lieutenant of Company B, 7th Maine Infantry on 16 August 1861.

On the Campaign

He was with his Company in action at Antietam on 17 September 1862.

The rest of the War

He was promoted to First Lieutenant on 1 October 1862 and was wounded in the Wilderness, VA on 5 May 1864. He was promoted to Captain of Company C by June 1864 and transferred to Company G, First Maine Veteran Infantry on 21 August 1864. He mustered out with them on 28 June 1865.

After the War

He was living in Maryland by the birth of his first child in 1867, and in 1870 he was a farmer near Potter's Landing in Caroline County, MD.

References & notes

His service from the Adjutant General.1 His presence at Antietam from Major Hyde in his memoir.2 Personal details from family genealogists, the US Census of 1860 and 1870, and the Bangor Daily Whig and Courier of 24 June 1864. His picture from a CDV at the Maine State Archives.

He married Harriet Jane "Hattie" Gray (1843-1924) in November 1862 and they had 2 daughters.


c. 1825 in ME


1   State of Maine, Adjutant General's Office, and John L. Hodsdon, AG, Annual Report of the Adjutant General of the State of Maine for the Year ending December 31, 1862, Augusta: Stevens and Sayward, Printers to the State, 1863, Appendix D, pg. 253  [AotW citation 29231]

2   Hyde, Thomas Worcester, Following the Greek Cross or Memories of the Sixth Army Corps, Boston: Houghton, Mifflin and Company, 1894, pg. 104  [AotW citation 29232]