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Federal (USV)


Bridgeman J. Hollister

(1833 - 1862)

Home State: Connecticut

Branch of Service: Infantry

Unit: 16th Connecticut Infantry

Before Antietam

In 1860 he was a 29 year old farmer on his father's place in Wethersfield, CT. He enlisted as a Private in Company H, 16th Connecticut Infantry on 7 August 1862, probably at Glastonbury, CT.

On the Campaign

He was mortally wounded by a gunshot through his neck in action at Antietam on 17 September 1862.

The rest of the War

He died of his wounds on 25 September 1862 and was originally buried on the field.

After the War

He was reportedly re-buried at Antietam National Cemetery in about 1867, but had actually been reinterred in the Wassuc Cemetery in Glastonbury, CT in January 1863.

References & notes

Burial information from the Antietam Cemetery History.1. Thanks to John Banks' blog post for the details about his actual burial. Service information from the Record,2 as Bridgman J. Hollister. Personal details from family genealogists and the US Census of 1860. His gravesite is on Findagrave, as is his stone in Antietam National Cemetery. His Connecticut Veteran's stone in Wassuc was provided in 1879, and was inscribed with the wrong year.


1833; Glastonbury, CT


09/25/1862; Sharpsburg, MD; burial in Wassuc Cemetery, Glastonbury, CT


1   Antietam National Cemetery, Board of Trustees, History of Antietam National Cemetery, Baltimore: John W. Woods, Steam Printer, 1869  [AotW citation 3649]

2   State of Connecticut, Adjutant General's Office, and AGs Smith, Camp, and Barbour, and AAG White, Record of Service of Connecticut Men in the Army and Navy of the United States during the War of the Rebellion, Hartford: Press of the Case, Lockwood, and Brainard Company, 1889, pg. 634  [AotW citation 27222]