Norman Dunham

Norman Dunham was a resident of Mansfield on September 8, 1862 when he enlisted as a Private in Co. E of the 22nd Regiment Connecticut Volunteer Infantry. He was promoted to Corporal February 19, 1863 and was mustered out July 7, 1863.

The descriptive muster roll of the 22nd Regiment Connecticut Volunteer Infantry lists his age as 31 and his occupation as farmer.  He is described as being 5’ 10” tall with a light complexion and dark hair and blue eyes.  His marital status is married.

He was born March 4, 1831 in Mansfield to Ebenezer and Orilla (Hanks) Dunham. His brother, George W. Dunham, also served in the 21st Regiment. In the 1860 U.S. census in Mansfield, he is a 29 year old mechanic in the household of Ebenezer Dunham. Norman Dunham married Harriet Crane between 1850 and 1860. Children include: Theron Dunham, born about May, 1869. He moved to Coventry by the 1870 U.S. census where he was working as a blacksmith. Harriet (Crane) Dunham died on January 8, 1887 in Coventry. Norman married second, Mary Ellen (______) Simonds on May 1, 1887 in Mansfield.

On January 23, 1883, he applied for an invalid pension, No. 487,702. His widow applied for a pension on December 21, 1895.

Norman Dunham died on August 24, 1895 in Coventry, Connecticut and is buried at the Nathan Hale Cemetery in Coventry, Connecticut.

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