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W. Horton

W. Horton

Federal (USV)


William Horton

(1831 - 1862)

Home State: Connecticut

Branch of Service: Infantry

Unit: 16th Connecticut Infantry

Before Antietam

In 1860 he was a 29 year old spinner in Stafford, CT. He enrolled as First Lieutenant, Company B, 11th Connecticut Infantry on 2 September 1861, but resigned on 18 March 1862. He enrolled again, as the First Lieutenant of Company I, 16th Connecticut Infantry on 8 August 1862.

On the Campaign

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

The rest of the War

He was originally buried on the battlefield, but his family returned his body to Connecticut where it was reinterred on 8 October 1862.

References & notes

His service from Ingersoll1 and the Record.2 Personal details from family genealogists and the US Census of 1860. His birth from Gordon.3 His gravesite is on Findagrave. His picture here from a photograph kindly shared by descendant, Laurie Mack.

He married Laura Jenett Orcutt (1836-1903) in 1855 and they had 3 children. Their youngest, James W. (b. 1860) died in 1863.

More on the Web

See more about Lieutenant Horton's funeral and burial in a post from John Banks.


09/12/1831; Willington, CT


09/17/1862; Sharpsburg, MD; burial in Stafford Street Cemetery, Stafford, 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. 660 - 663  [AotW citation 5588]

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, pp. 438, 635  [AotW citation 27279]

3   Gordon, Lesley J., 16th CV [Connecticut Volunteers] database [roster], Published 2014, first accessed 06 February 2022, <!107&authkey=!ACNE422k47Tnc_Q&ithint=file%2cxl>  [AotW citation 27280]