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Federal (USV)

Private

De Witt Clinton Brasington

(1844 - 1926)

Home State: Pennsylvania

Branch of Service: Infantry

Unit: 111th Pennsylvania Infantry

Before Antietam

At age 17 he mustered into service in Company D, 111th Pennsylvania Infantry on 2 November 1861.

On the Campaign

He was wounded by gunshot to the left knee in action at Antietam on 17 September 1862.

The rest of the War

He was treated at the Smoketown Hospital, near Sharpsburg, MD, and was discharged on 11 January 1863 for wounds received at Antietam.

References & notes

Basic information from Bates1. Wound detail from Nelson2. Thanks to Steve Maczuga for publishing Bates' information in his excellent database. His gravesite is on Findagrave.

Birth

07/28/1844; Warren, PA

Death

03/04/1926 Erie, PA; burial in Oakland Cemetery, Warren, PA

Notes

1   Bates, Samuel Penniman, History of the Pennsylvania Volunteers, 1861-65, Harrisburg: State of Pennsylvania, 1868-1871  [AotW citation 10938]

2   Nelson, John H., As Grain Falls Before the Reaper, Hagerstown: John H. Nelson, 2004, pg. 140  [AotW citation 16500]