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D.F. Hicks

D.F. Hicks

Federal (USV)


David F. Hicks

(c. 1837 - ?)

Home State: Massachusetts

Branch of Service: Infantry

Unit: 13th Massachusetts Infantry

Before Antietam

Age 24, he was a clerk in Milton on enlistment as Corporal in July 1861 in Company B, 13th Massachusetts Infantry.

On the Campaign

He was wounded in the head in action on 17 September 1862.

The rest of the War

He was promoted Sergeant, date not given, and was discharged 22 March 1863 to take commission as First Lieutenant in the 79th Regiment, US Colored Troops. He resigned 22 January 1864.

After the War

He was later a resident of Lawton, Michigan.

References & notes

Basic information from Commonwealth of Massachusetts1. Wound detail from Nelson.2 His photograph from a CDV offered for sale by The Excelsior Brigade in 2012.


c. 1837; Roxbury, MA


1   Commonwealth of Massachusetts, Adjutant General, Massachusetts Soldiers, Sailors, and Marines in the Civil War, 8 Vols, Norwood (MA): Norwood Press, 1931-35, Vol. 2, pp. 79 - 84  [AotW citation 6892]

2   Nelson, John H., As Grain Falls Before the Reaper: The Federal Hospital Sites and Identified Federal Casualties at Antietam, Hagerstown: John H. Nelson, 2004, pg. 246  [AotW citation 18164]