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W.A. Washburn

W.A. Washburn

Federal (USV)


Wadsworth A. Washburn

(1836 - 1862)

Home State: Connecticut

Branch of Service: Infantry

Unit: 16th Connecticut Infantry

Before Antietam

He enlisted as Private in Company G, 16th Connecticut Infantry in August 1862. Later appointed Orderly Sergeant.

On the Campaign

He was killed in action on 17 September 1862 at Antietam.

The rest of the War

He was originally buried on the Otto Farm at Sharpsburg, but returned home by his father who buried him in Berlin, CT on 13 October 1862.

References & notes

Basic information from Ingersoll1, with burial and other details from an article by Kristen Duke. The photo here from one at the Connecticut State Library, kindly provided by John Banks.


8/15/1836 in VT


09/17/1862; Sharpsburg, MD; burial in Bridge Cemetery, Berlin, 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. 651 - 663  [AotW citation 5550]