William Stone Hubbell (1837-1930) was a student at Yale College (today’s Yale University) in the years leading up the war. He enlisted in the 25th Connecticut Infantry in late August, 1862 and was quickly promoted to 2nd Lieutenant of Company H, 21st Connecticut Infantry. Hubbell was promoted once again in February, 1864, attaining the rank of 1st Lieutenant. He sustained two injuries during the war. The first was during the Battle of Drewry’s Bluff on May 16, 1864. A part of General Benjamin Butler’s Bermuda Hundred Campaign, the battle was incredibly impactful for the regiment who suffered 117 casualties, including 15 deaths, 81 injuries, and 21 prisoners of war. During the assault on Fort Harrison on September 29, Hubbell led out a small group of Union soldiers and captured a large number of rebels. He was wounded the following day at Chapin’s Farm. Burpee was promoted to Captain in January, 1865.
Hubbell spent the postwar years as Clergyman throughout New England. He married in 1866 and he and his wife Caroline had four children. Hubbell was awarded a Congressional Medal of Honor on June 13, 1894 for his actions at Chaffin’s Farm. Hubbell died in Plymouth, Massachusetts on August 28, 1930 and was buried in Indian Hill Cemetery, Middletown, Connecticut.