Posted By:Steven Smith
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Subject:Henry Aldrich of Bristol, CT - died in battle at Antietam
Post Date:August 09, 2012 at 07:56:11
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Forum:Aldrich Family Genealogy Forum
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I’m looking for information about a Henry Aldrich. The 1860 census record shows that he, his wife Sarah and their three children lived in Bristol, Connecticut at that time. The census reads that Henry was born in Massachusetts. Henry also had an older son - John Walker Aldrich. Henry enlisted in the service in 1862 at the age of 41 and became a member of the 17th Connecticut Regiment. Henry was killed in battle at Antietam later that year and was buried at Antietam National Cemetery. His son John also served in the Civil War and was buried in the veterans’ cemetery in Darien, CT. Any help about who Henry’s parents were or who John’s mother was would be greatly appreciated! Thanks very much – Steve.