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Federal (USV)

Private

Lafayette F. Alderman

(c. 1823 - 1862)

Home State: Pennsylvania

Branch of Service: Infantry

Unit: 111th Pennsylvania Infantry

Before Antietam

A 38 year old boatman from Albion, Erie County, he mustered into service in Company I, 111th Pennsylvania Infantry on 26 December 1861 at Lockport, PA.

On the Campaign

He was killed in action at Antietam on 17 September 1862.

The rest of the War

He was probably buried on the battlefield, then reinterred in the new National Cemetery (Lot A, Section 26, grave 80) in 1866 or 1867.

References & notes

Basic information from Bates1. His gravesite is on Findagrave. Thanks to descendant Melinda Alderman Vajaria for the pointer to his widow Eliza Jane (Waldo) Alderman's pension application (on RootsWeb). His descriptive list is included in those records, and is the source of some details above.

Birth

c. 1823; Erie County, PA

Death

09/17/1862 Sharpsburg, MD; burial in Antietam National Cemetery, Sharpsburg, MD

Notes

1   Bates, Samuel Penniman, History of the Pennsylvania Volunteers, 1861-65, Harrisburg: State of Pennsylvania, 1868-1871  [AotW citation 10926]