Horace A. Sunbury, 1st Massachusetts Cavalry
Horace Sunbury, from South Reading, Massachusetts, enlisted 10/17/1861 as a Private in Company E of the First Massachusetts Cavalry. He was soon promoted to Sergeant In the Cavalry. Sunbury was wounded in the left hip on 9/26/1862 at Antietam. In October of 1864 he was discharged for promotion and commission as a 2nd Lt. in Company D of the 61st Massachusetts Infantry. He mustered out as a 1st Lt. On 7/16/1865.
The 1st Massachusetts Cavalry served in several major engagements of the Civil War. These include Antietam, Fredericksburg, Gettysburg, Cedar Creek, Yellow Tavern, Wilderness, Spotsylvania, Cold Harbor and Petersburg.
His attributed group includes a wartime CdV of Sunbury as Lt. With Reading, Massachusetts backmark. His badges include an unknown Cavalry Veteran’s badge that I believe is related to the Massachusetts Cavalry, his GAR membership medal and Massachusetts State GAR membership medal.
Includes some research. CdV is not inscribed but his image is found on line and in the Mass. Cavalry history and yep, it’s him!