October 29, 1830 (Norwalk, CT) – September 9, 1864 (Baltimore, MD); 34 years old
Married to Mary L. Raymond Hoyt (1836-1865) on May 26, 1851 in Norwalk, CT
Children were James F. (1852-1906), Ella F. (1854-?) and Homer B. Hoyt (1856-1909)
Listed in the 1860 census at 30 years old and occupation of Oysterman
Enlisted September 14, 1861
Mustered in September 23, 1861
Unit: 8th Regiment, Connecticut Volunteers, Company H.

Born to George (1805-1884) and Lorinda Smith Hoyt (1807-1890). Siblings were Charles W. (1833-1912), William H. (1836-1907), James W. (1838-1918), and Mary F. Hoyt Burbank (1842-1926).

Died of chronic diarrhea September 9, 1864 at West’s Building, Baltimore, Maryland.


Served with Company H of the 8th Infantry Conn Vols. He died from “Disease contracted in the service of his country on the Chesapeake River on his way to Annapolis MD on Sept. 6, 1864.” He was 34 years old at the time of his death.

Buried at Rowayton Union Cemetery, Rowayton Avenue, Norwalk, CT; Avenue 2, Plot #1; photo from


Published by jeffd1121

USAF retiree. Veteran advocate. Committed to telling the stories of those who died while in the service of the country during wartime.

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