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Horace Lay
Horace Lay
American, 1823 - 1862
Biography: According to the Civil War Manuscripts Project at the Connecticut Historical Society Library, Horace Lay (1823?-1862) of Hartford was a shoemaker and private in the Sixteenth Connecticut Infantry, Company I. He enlisted on 1 August 1862 and was mustered-in with his unit on 24 August 1862. He was wounded in the battle of Antietam on 17 September 1862 and died a few weeks later. The CHS Library contains one letter written by Lay from Leesboro, MD to his wife (MS Civil War Box II, Letters)