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Federal (USV)

Private

Aaron Burr

(1840 - 1862)

Home State: Pennsylvania

Branch of Service: Infantry

Unit: 45th Pennsylvania Infantry

Before Antietam

A 21 year old farmer in Chatham, he enlisted on 18 September 1861 in Tioga County, and mustered into service as Private, Company H, 45th Pennsylvania Infantry later that month in Harrisburg.

On the Campaign

He was killed in action at Fox's Gap on South Mountain on 14 September 1862.

The rest of the War

He was reinterred from his original burial on South Mountain to the National Cemetery about 1867.

References & notes

Service information from Bates1 and the Card File.2 His gravesite is on Findagrave.

Birth

1840; Little Marsh, PA

Death

09/14/1862 Fox's Gap, 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 11485]

2   Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, Adjutant-General, Pennsylvania Civil War Veterans' Card File, 1861-1866, Published <2005, first accessed 01 July 2005, <http://www.digitalarchives.state.pa.us/archive.asp?view=ArchiveIndexes&ArchiveID=17>  [AotW citation 23040]