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Federal (USV)

Lieutenant Colonel

Frank Woodbridge Cheney

(1832 - 1909)

Home State: Connecticut

Education: Brown University, Class of 1854

Branch of Service: Infantry

Unit: 16th Connecticut Infantry

Before Antietam

He was a member of Cheney Brothers Silk Manufacturing, and lived in Hartford, CT. He enrolled as Lieutenant Colonel, 16th Connecticut Infantry on 24 August 1862.

On the Campaign

He was wounded in the left arm in action on 17 September 1862.

The rest of the War

He was discharged on disability 24 December 1862.

After the War

"He married Mary Bushnell, daughter of Horace Bushnell, on November 6, 1863 and ultimately had twelve children. He served as Secretary and Treasurer of Cheney Bros. of South Manchester, Connecticut, and he was a director of many other businesses including banks, railroads, and insurance companies".

References & notes

Basic information from Ingersoll1. Details from family genealogists. Quote above from the Connecticut Historical Society. There is an excellent c. 1900 photograph of him online from family genealogists. Cheney Brothers Silk Manufacturing Company in Manchester, in production from 1838-1955, was the primary economy of Manchester, CT (Connecticut Historical Society).


06/05/1832; Providence, RI


05/26/1909; South Manchester, CT; burial in East Cemetery, Manchester, CT


1   Ingersoll, Colin Macrae, Adjutant-General, Catalogue of Connecticut Volunteer Organizations in the Service of the United States, 1861-1865, Hartford: Brown & Gross, 1869, pp. 643 - 663  [AotW citation 5403]