Welcome to "Remembering the 142nd PVI". The purpose of this site is post pictures, information, and the final resting places of this regiment of the American Civil War. It seeks to tell a "bottom up" history, straight from the common soldiers themselves. If you have any information concerning the 142nd, please email me at bmonticue@gmail.com. Thank you and enjoy.

Tuesday, May 29, 2012

Pvt. Daniel Heckman, Co. F

Daniel Heckman was born on April 10, 1843 in Somerset County, PA to John and Sarah (Sarver) Heckman. According the 1860 Federal Census of Alleghany Township, Daniel was a farm laborer on his family's farm and was the oldest of ten children.

Like many of his comrades in Company F, Daniel enlisted on August 21 and was mustered into the Army on August 25, 1862. During the regiment's first combat action at Fredericksburg, VA, Pvt. Heckman was shot in his torso. The bullet went through his left lung and exited his body on his right side. The next several months were spent at Finley Hospital in Washington, DC. He was discharged from the service on a Surgeon's Certificate on March 9, 1863.

In 1865, Daniel moved to Dixon, IL, where he lived until his death on March 9, 1904. He is buried beside his wife, Mary Ann (Kelley) Heckman in Mt. Union Cemetery, Dixon, IL.

A very special THANK YOU to Chris Krug, Pvt Heckman's GGG-Grandson, for providing the details of Daniel's service and wounding.

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