LIEUTENANT COLONEL ALBERT H. WILCOXSON

January 29, 1834 (unknown location) – March 6, 1865 (Tallahassee, FL); 31 years oldMarried to Martha Guion (1839-1872)17th Regiment, Connecticut VolunteersEnlisted July 16, 1862Wounded and captured February 5, 1865 at Dunn’s Lake FLDied March 6, 1865 at Tallahassee, FL From The Norwalk Gazette April 18, 1865 A CardSt. Augustine, FLAMarch 19th, 1865 While we bowContinue reading “LIEUTENANT COLONEL ALBERT H. WILCOXSON”

CORPORAL WILLIAM WOOD WESTLAKE

January ? 1843 (Breesport, NY) – July 4, 1863 (Gettysburg, PA); 20 years oldCompany A, 17th Regiment, Connecticut Volunteers.Enlisted August 9, 1862.Promoted to Corporal June 4, 1863.Wounded July 2, 1863 at Gettysburg, PA.Died July 4, 1863. Contracted “traumatic tetanus” following amputation of right “thigh” leg. From The Norwalk Sentinel, June 5, 1886 William W. WestlakeContinue reading “CORPORAL WILLIAM WOOD WESTLAKE”

PRIVATE WILLIAM SMEDLEY

Unknown DOB – June 20, 1865 (Jacksonville, FL); 46 years oldCompany H, 17th Regiment, Connecticut Volunteers.Enlisted August 27, 1862.Taken prisoner May 2, 1863 at Chancellorsville, VA.Died June 20, 1865 “by falling from a window causing rupture blood vessel.” Memorial in family plot, Riverside Cemetery, Riverside Avenue, Norwalk, CT; Section 7

PRIVATE JOHN W. METCALF

Unknown DOB – July 2, 1863 (Gettysburg, PA); unknown ageCompany F, 17th Regiment, Connecticut Volunteers.Enlisted August 12, 1862.Killed July 2, 1863 at Gettysburg, PA. Buried at Gettysburg National Cemetery, National Cemetery Drive; Gettysburg, PA; Section B, Plot 9

PRIVATE JOSHUA LOUNSBURY

July 15, 1845 (Norwalk, CT) – June 23, 1865 (Cincinnati, OH); 19 years oldCompany F, 17th Regiment, Connecticut Volunteers.Enlisted August 22, 1862.Taken prisoner February 5, 1865 at Dunn’s Lake, FL.Died June 23, 1865 of “marasmus and excessive gastric irritation.” From findagrave.com Joshua’s father, Alexander, and older brother, Charles W. served with Co. A, 17th CVI.Continue reading “PRIVATE JOSHUA LOUNSBURY”

PRIVATE JOHN WESLEY JACKSON

1842 – October 8, 1862 (Baltimore, MD); 20 years oldCompany A, 17th Regiment, Connecticut Volunteers.Enlisted August 12, 1862.Died October 8, 1862. Headstone reads, John Wesley, son of John S & Mary of New Rochelle, Member of Co. A, 17th Reg’t Conn. Vol. Died Camp Marshall, Baltimore, Oct. 8 1862, age of 20 yrs. Buried inContinue reading “PRIVATE JOHN WESLEY JACKSON”