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J.E. Twiss

J.E. Twiss

Federal (USV)


Jason Ebenezer Twiss

(1832 - 1862)

Home State: Connecticut

Branch of Service: Infantry

Unit: 16th Connecticut Infantry

Before Antietam

A 30 year old carpenter in Willington, CT, he enlisted as a Private in Company I, 16th Connecticut Infantry on 13 August 1862.

On the Campaign

He was killed in action at Antietam on 17 September 1862 and originally buried on the field.

After the War

He was reinterred in the National Cemetery in about 1867.

References & notes

Burial information from the Antietam Cemetery History.1 His service from Ingersoll2 and the Record.3 Personal details from family genealogists, source also of his picture, from a photograph shared on the FamilySearch database. His gravesite is on Findagrave.

He married Augusta T. Adams (1829-1892) in Marblehead, MA in August 1855 and they had two sons, Frederick and Robert. Robert was born about 2 months after his father's death.


02/01/1832; Charlestown, MA


09/17/1862; Sharpsburg, 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 4283]

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. 661  [AotW citation 13666]

3   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. 636  [AotW citation 27286]