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E.R. Rankin

E.R. Rankin

Federal (USV)


Edward R. Rankin

Home State: Connecticut

Command Billet: Company Commander

Branch of Service: Infantry

Unit: 16th Connecticut Infantry

Before Antietam

From Hartford, he mustered into service as Captain, Company C, 16th Connecticut Infantry on 1 August 1862.

On the Campaign

He led his Company in Maryland.

The rest of the War

He was in action again at Fredericksburg, VA, but resigned on 23 January 1863.

References & notes

Basic information from Ingersoll1. The photograph here from a CDV auctioned by Cowen's in 2006.


1   Ingersoll, Colin Macrae, Adjutant-General, Catalogue of Connecticut Volunteer Organizations in the Service of the United States, 1861-1865, Hartford: Brown & Gross, 1869, pg. 648  [AotW citation 9771]