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Federal (USV)


James W. Brooks

(1843 - 1862)

Home State: Connecticut

Branch of Service: Infantry

Unit: 16th Connecticut Infantry

Before Antietam

He enlisted in Company I, 16th Connecticut Infantry on 12 August 1862.

On the Campaign

He was mortally wounded - hit in six places - in action at Anteitam on 17 September 1862.

The rest of the War

He was left wounded on the field for most of two days afterward, and moved to the field hospital at the German Reformed Church in Sharpsburg in October. He died there on the afternoon of 11 October 1862.

References & notes

Basic information from Ingersoll1, who says he died of wounds on 25 September 1862. Details from his gravestone and additional research by John Banks.




10/11/1862; Sharpsburg, MD; burial in Moose Meadow Cemetery, Willington, 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 5593]