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Confederate (CSV)


Edward Isaac Hortenstine

(1838 - 1862)

Home State: Virginia

Command Billet: Company Officer

Branch of Service: Infantry

Unit: 37th Virginia Infantry

Before Sharpsburg

A 22 year old from Washington County, he mustered as Private, Company B, 37th Virginia Infantry on 22 April 1861 in Abingdon, VA. He was promoted to First Sergeant, date not given, and was detailed home on recruiting duty from January to April 1862. He was commissioned First Lieutenant on 21 April 1862.

On the Campaign

He was killed in action at Sharpsburg on 17 September 1862.

References & notes

Basic information from the Virginia Military Dead.1 Service and other details from Rankin2 via the Historical Data Systems database, all of which have him as Isaac E. Hortenstein. His compiled service record has him as Isaac E. Hortenstine. Thanks to descendant Chris Mauck for bringing the Lieutenant to our attention. His full name and birth data from genealogies online.


09/30/1838; Washington County, VA


09/17/1862; Sharpsburg, MD


1   Library of Virginia, Virginia Military Dead Database, Published 2002, first accessed 30 November 2012, <>, Source page: /vmd_Search.asp  [AotW citation 18925]

2   Rankin, Thomas M., 37th Virginia Infantry, Lynchburg: H.E. Howard, Inc., 1987  [AotW citation 21749]