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Federal (USV)


Horace Lay

(? - 1862)

Home State: Connecticut

Branch of Service: Infantry

Unit: 16th Connecticut Infantry

Before Antietam

A 36 year old shoemaker from Hartford, he enlisted on 5 August 1862. He was in Company I of the 16th Connecticut Infantry.

On the Campaign

He was mortally wounded in action on 17 September 1862 on the Otto farm, shot in both legs.

The rest of the War

He was treated at the hospital at the German Reformed (now Christ Reformed) Church in Sharpsburg, but died there of his wounds on 16 November 1862. He was originally buried near the church, but later reinterred at the National Cemetery.

References & notes

Basic information from Ingersoll1. Thanks to John Banks for details from his excellent research, posted on his blog.


c. 1826


11/16/1862; Sharpsburg, MD; burial in Antietam National Cemetery, Sharpsburg, MD


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 5597]