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L.M. Shorey

L.M. Shorey

Federal (USV)


Lyman Munson Shorey

(1836 - 1889)

Home State: Maine

Education: Harvard University, Class of 1864

Branch of Service: Infantry

Unit: 7th Maine Infantry

Before Antietam

In 1860 he was a 23 year old student at the "Academy" (probably Phillips) in Andover, Massachusetts and lived in Elizabeth Price's boarding house there. On 23 January 1862, then living in Skowhegan, ME, he enrolled and was elected First Lieutenant of Company F, 7th Maine Infantry.

On the Campaign

He was severely wounded in the left foot in action at Antietam on 17 September 1862.

The rest of the War

Disabled by his wound, he resigned his commission on 21 December 1862.

After the War

He graduated from Harvard University in 1864 with a Bachelor of Laws degree and was a student in the Harvard Divinity School for a year ending in 1867. He was later a partner in his brother-in-law Hiram Studley's express business in New York City and had his own "Livery and Boarding Stables and Baggage Express" business after his partner retired in 1872. He died at St. Vincent Hospital in Manhattan, NY at age 53 in 1889.

References & notes

His wounding from Hyde,1, with service details from the Maine Adjutant General.2 Personal details from Harvard's Quinquennial Catalogue of the Officers and Graduates 1636-1925 (1925), the General Catalogue of the Divinity School of Harvard University (1920), a bio sketch in William C Hatch's A History of the Town of Industry (1893), source also of his picture: an etching from an 1862 photograph, from family genealogists, and from the US Census of 1860. His gravesite is on Findagrave.

He married Margaret Jane Tappan (1833-1909) in February 1879.


10/29/1836; Industry, ME


12/29/1889; New York City, NY; burial in Woodlawn Cemetery, Bronx, NY


1   Hyde, Thomas W., Casualties in the Seventh Maine Regiment in the Battle of Antietam, Lewiston Falls (Maine) Journal, 1862-10-02  [AotW citation 6648]

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 27841]