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Federal (USV)


Hiram B. Merchant

(1831 - 1904)

Home State: Wisconsin

Branch of Service: Infantry

Unit: 6th Wisconsin Infantry

Before Antietam

From Fountain City, he enlisted in Company H, 6th Wisconsin Infantry on 10 May 1861. He was promoted to Corporal, Sergeant, then First Sergeant.

On the Campaign

He was wounded in action in September 1862.

The rest of the War

Appointed 2nd Lieutenant on 10 March 1863. Wounded again, in action at Gettysburg, PA in July 1863. Discharged 7 September 1864.

After the War

He was a surveyor in Trempealeau County, Wisconsin until at least 1880.

References & notes

Basic information from State of Wisconsin1. Further details from family genealogists.


1831 in NY


12/10/1904; burial in Little Rock National Cemetery, Little Rock, AR


1   State of Wisconsin, Adjutant General's Office, and Chandler P. Chapman, Adj. Gen., Roster of Wisconsin Volunteers, War of the Rebellion, 1861-1865, 2 volumes, Madison: Democrat Printing Co., State Printers, 1886, Vol. 1, pp. 525 - 528  [AotW citation 10407]