James Frederick 1845-1864 draft

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James Frederick, b. Farmington, Conn., Dec. 5, 1845; d.
Frederick, Md., Dec. 1, 1864, in army hospital. He was a
private of Company L “2” Regt. Heavy Artillery, Conecticut
Volunteers, attached to the Sixth Corps Army of the Potomac,
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and saw severe service during the campaign of 1864. In the
fall of that year young Hoker, worn out and sick, was sent
to the hospital at Frederick, Maryland, where he died Decem
ber 1, 1864, aged 19 years, his young life a sacrifice to the
vicissitudes of war in the service of his country. When the
National Cemetery at Antietam was opened his remains, with
those of many hundreds of his companions in arms, were
transferred to that great encampment of the dead. He is laid
in grave 71, lot B, section 16, and his name is inscribed on the
soldiers monument at Farmington.