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Federal (USV)


Moses Hazeltine

(c. 1820 - 1862)

Home State: Massachusetts

Branch of Service: Infantry

Unit: 12th Massachusetts Infantry

Before Antietam

A 41 year old brickmaker in Somerville, he enlisted and mustered as Corporal, Company C, 12th Massachusetts Infantry on 26 June 1861.

On the Campaign

He was mortally wounded in action on 17 September 1862 ...

... at Antietam by a ball which entered the thorax [chest] two inches outside of the left nipple and passed entirely through the body. He expectorated blood within ten minutes and continued to do so for nine or ten days. Air had escaped through the wound in the back. Suppuration was free. On the 23d day [11 October] he had considerable cough and was looking thin and pale.

The rest of the War

He was treated at a US Army hospital in Frederick, MD from 28 September but died there of wounds on 16 October 1862. He was originally buried in Frederick and reinterred at the new National Cemetery about 1867.

References & notes

Burial information from the Antietam Cemetery History1, which has him as Hazelton. Service details from Soldiers2. Wound and hospital details from the Patient List,3 as Moses Hazletine. The quote above from Frank Hastings Hamilton's Treatise on Military Surgery and Hygiene (1865, online), as Moses Hazeltine. His gravesite is on Findagrave. His stone spells his name Moses Hazletine.


c. 1820


10/16/1862; Frederick, MD; burial in Antietam National Cemetery, Sharpsburg, MD


1   Antietam National Cemetery, Board of Trustees, History of Antietam National Cemetery, Baltimore: John W. Woods, Steam Printer, 1869  [AotW citation 3630]

2   Commonwealth of Massachusetts, Adjutant General, Massachusetts Soldiers, Sailors, and Marines in the Civil War, 8 Vols, Norwood (MA): Norwood Press, 1931-35, Vol. 2, pg. 19  [AotW citation 6746]

3   National Museum of Civil War Medicine, and Terry Reimer, Frederick Patient List, Published 2018, first accessed 17 September 2018, <>, Source page: patient #101  [AotW citation 22153]