(1840 - 1864)
Home State: Maine
Education: Bowdoin College
Branch of Service: Infantry
Unit: 7th Maine Infantry
He was a student in the Class of 1862 at Bowdoin College when he enrolled as First Lieutenant of Company H, 7th Maine Infantry at age 21 on 21 August 1861.
On the Campaign
He was reported missing in action at Antietam on 17 September 1862.
The rest of the War
He was promoted to Captain, Company G in 1863 but was killed in action at Spotsylvania, VA on 18 May 1864.
References & notes
His status at Antietam from Hyde,1, with details from the Maine Adjutant General's Report for 1863, pg. 273. His photograph here from a CDV at the Maine State Archives2. His death information from the OR3. Further details from the Memorial of the One Hundredth Anniversary of the Incorporation of Bowdoin College (1894), pg. 168. His gravesite is on Findagrave.
02/03/1840; Guilford Center, ME
05/18/1864; Spotsylvania, VA; burial in Mount Hope Cemetery, Bangor, ME
1 Hyde, Thomas W., Casualties in the Seventh Maine Regiment in the Battle of Antietam, Lewiston Falls (Maine) Journal, 1862-10-02 [AotW citation 6673]
2 Maine State Archives, Maine State Documents, Civil War Era Soldiers' Portraits, Published c. 2000, first accessed 12 December 2014, <http://statedocs.maine.gov/arc_civilwarportraits/>, Source page: /arc_civilwarportraits/251/ [AotW citation 13420]
3 US War Department, The War of the Rebellion: a Compilation of the Official Records of the Union and Confederate Armies (OR), 128 vols., Washington DC: US Government Printing Office, 1880-1901, Series 1, Vol. 36, Part 1 (Serial 67), pg. 150 [AotW citation 13421]