Horace Harvey was a resident of Mansfield on August 11, 1862 when he enlisted as a Private in Co. D of the 21st Regiment Connecticut Volunteer Infantry; he was promoted August 31, 1863 to Corporal and discharged June 7, 1865.
The descriptive muster roll of the 21st Regiment Connecticut Volunteer Infantry lists his age as 20 and his occupation as farmer. He is described as 5’ 8” tall with a dark complexion and black hair and brown eyes. His marital status is recorded as single.
He was born October 9, 1841 in Mansfield to Samuel C. and Delia (Shepherd) Harvey. In the 1860 U.S. census in Mansfield, he is an 18 year old farm laborer in the household of Samuel Harvey. Horace Harvey married Samantha Jennette ( ______) Harvey on January 2, 1868 in Mansfield; she was the widow of his brother, Samuel Harvey who died on November 25, 1865. Horace had moved to Chester, Vermont by the 1870 U.S. census and the family had two children; the youngest was one month old and was born in Vermont. The family was still living in Chester Vermont in 1880 and Horace was a farmer. Between 1880 and 1890, Horace and his family moved back to Connecticut. Children include: Sarah B. Harvey, born about 1866; Samuel B. Harvey, born about 1867; Charles E. Harvey, born in 1870; Annie C. Harvey, born June 21, 1872 and Susie, born about 1873.
On July 14, 1890, he applied for an invalid pension, No. 911,478 that was granted under certificate No. 666,318. His widow applied for a pension on October 8, 1892.
Horace Harvey died on August 4, 1892 and is buried at the New Storrs Cemetery in Mansfield.