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Federal (USV)


Eli McLaughlin

(1836 - 1903)

Home State: Maine

Branch of Service: Infantry

Unit: 7th Maine Infantry

Before Antietam

In 1860 he was a 24 year old lumberman in Oldtown, Penobscot County, ME, and he enlisted as a Sergeant in Company C, 7th Maine Infantry on 22 August 1861. He was captured and paroled in 1861, place not given.

On the Campaign

He was reported missing in action at Antietam on 17 September 1862.

The rest of the War

He transferred to Company C of the First Maine Veteran Infantry on 21 August 1864 and mustered out on 5 September 1864.

After the War

He moved to Saginaw, MI in about 1865 and in 1880 he was a lumberman and scaler there. He was a pine lumber inspector in Saginaw in 1900.

References & notes

His status as missing at Antietam from Hyde.1 His service from the Adjutant General.2 Personal details from family genealogists and the US Census of 1860, 1880, and 1900. His gravesite is on Findagrave.

He married Julia J Sinclair (1841-1923) in September 1867 in Bangor, ME; they had 5 children.


03/23/1836 in ME


02/12/1903; Saginaw, MI; burial in Forest Lawn Cemetery, Saginaw, MI


1   Hyde, Thomas W., Casualties in the Seventh Maine Regiment in the Battle of Antietam, Lewiston Falls (Maine) Journal, 1862-10-02  [AotW citation 6626]

2   State of Maine, Adjutant General's Office, and John L. Hodsdon, AG, Annual Report of the Adjutant General of the State of Maine for the Year ending December 31, 1862, Augusta: Stevens and Sayward, Printers to the State, 1863  [AotW citation 27835]