(1839 - 1862)
Home State: Connecticut
Branch of Service: Infantry
Unit: 8th Connecticut Infantry
He mustered as a Private in Company B, 8th Connecticut Infantry on 27 September 1861.
On the Campaign
The rest of the War
His father retrieved his body in December 1862 and had him buried in Simsbury. He was reportedly reburied (from the battlefield) in 1866-67 in Antietam National Cemetery, and has a stone there, be he can't be under it.
References & notes
More on the Web
John P Rogers has significant biographical detail and a series of Oliver's letters on his excellent blog Oliver Cromwell Case.
12/22/1839; Simsbury, CT
09/17/1862; Sharpsburg, MD; burial in Simsbury Cemetery, Simsbury, CT
1 Antietam National Cemetery, Board of Trustees, History of Antietam National Cemetery, Baltimore: John W. Woods, Steam Printer, 1869 [AotW citation 3305]
2 Ingersoll, Colin Macrae, Adjutant-General, Catalogue of Connecticut Volunteer Organizations in the Service of the United States, 1861-1865, Hartford: Brown & Gross, 1869, pg. 367 [AotW citation 26969]