PRIVATE NATHAN SYLVESTER WHEELER

1830 (Easton, CT)? – August 28, 1861 (Frederick, MD); 30 or 31 years oldMarried to Caroline E. Gilbert on August 12, 1852 in Danbury, CT.Company E, 5th Regiment, Connecticut Volunteers.Enlisted July 9, 1861.Died August 28, 1861 of disease.Listed in the 1860 census at 30 years old, married to Caroline, occupation Carriage Maker. Buried at AntietamContinue reading “PRIVATE NATHAN SYLVESTER WHEELER”

PRIVATE FREDERICK F. WHEELER

1834? – September 30, 1864 (Hampton, VA); unknown ageMarried to Elizabeth A. Wheeler.Children David, Emma, Francis.Company K, 6th Regiment, Connecticut Volunteers.Enlisted September 13, 1863.Died September 27, 1864 at Hampton Hospital of typhoid fever.Listed in the 1860 census at 25 years old, from CT and occupation as Mason.Burial information not found.

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 RICHMOND E. THOMAS

1844 – June 3, 1864 (Cold Harbor, VA); 19 or 20 years oldCompany H, 8th Regiment, Connecticut Volunteers.Enlisted September 21, 1861.Reenlisted December 24, 1863.Killed June 3, 1864 at Cold Harbor, VA. Buried in Cold Harbor National Cemetery, 6038 Cold Harbor Road, Mechanicsville, VA; Grave 498

PRIVATE HENRY S. TAYLOR

Unknown DOB – August 24, 1863 (South Carolina); unknown ageCompany C, 10th Regiment, Connecticut Volunteers.Enlisted September 18, 1861.Died August 24, 1863 of “chronic diarrhea.” Buried in Beaufort National Cemetery, 1601 Boundary Street, Beaufort, SC; Section 36, Plot 3801

PRIVATE TALCUT B. SMITH

Unknown DOB – June 29, 1863 (Port Hudson, LA); unknown ageMarried to Harriet F. Newcomb (1833-1886) on September 3, 1851.Daughter Anna Smith Wilson (1853-?).Company G, 28th Regiment, Connecticut Volunteers.Enlisted September 9, 1862.Wounded in left leg, leg amputated June 14, 1863 at Port Hudson, LA.Died June 29, 1863.Burial information not found.

CORPORAL OSCAR L. SMITH

July 21, 1831 (Norwalk, CT) – June 17, 1864 (Bermuda Hundred, VA); 32 years oldCompany D, 7th Regiment, Connecticut Volunteers.Enlisted August 24, 1861.Reenlisted December 22, 1863.Promoted to Corporal May 20, 1864.Killed June 17, 1864 at Bermuda Hundred, VA. Buried in City Point National Cemetery, 10th Avenue and Davis Street Hopewell City, Virginia; Section B, PlotContinue reading “CORPORAL OSCAR L. SMITH”