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H. Durkee

H. Durkee

Federal (USV)


Hiram Durkee

(1840 - 1862)

Home State: Ohio

Branch of Service: Infantry

Unit: 23rd Ohio Infantry

Before Antietam

In 1860 he was a 20 year old farmer on his parent's place at Eaton Township in Lorain County, OH (near the present village of Grafton, OH). He enlisted as a Private in Company D, 23rd Ohio Infantry on 20 May 1861.

On the Campaign

He was killed in action at Fox's Gap on on South Mountain on 14 September 1862. He was originally buried on the field by his cousin Adin Durkee and Joel Hance, both also of Company D.

The rest of the War

He was reinterred in the new National Cemetery sometime after 1867.

References & notes

His service from the State of Ohio.1 Personal details from family genealogists and the US Census of 1860. His gravesite is on Findagrave, also as J. Hiram Durkee, and he has a memorial in Eaton, OH. His picture from a copy of an ambrotype that has come down in the family, provided by R.C. Durkee, source also of other details about his ancestor.


01/02/1840; Eaton Township, Lorain County, OH


09/14/1862; Fox's Gap, MD; burial in Antietam National Cemetery, Sharpsburg, MD


1   State of Ohio, Roster Commission, Official Roster of the Soldiers of the State of Ohio in the War of the Rebellion, 1861-1866, 12 Volumes, Akron: The Werner Company, 1893-95, Vol. 3, pg. 94  [AotW citation 8161]