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Federal (USV)


Nicholas Becker

(c. 1840 - ?)

Home State: Pennsylvania

Branch of Service: Infantry

Unit: 53rd Pennsylvania Infantry

Before Antietam

Age 21, he enlisted on 1 October 1861 at Camp Curtin near Harrisburg and mustered there as Private, Company H, 53rd Pennsylvania Infantry on 23 October.

On the Campaign

He was wounded in the arm in action at Antietam on 17 September 1862.

The rest of the War

He was "not accounted for" on the 1865 muster-out roll for his Company.

References & notes

Casualty information from Nelson1. Service information from the Card File.2 His gravesite is on Findagrave.


c. 1840


1   Nelson, John H., As Grain Falls Before the Reaper: The Federal Hospital Sites and Identified Federal Casualties at Antietam, Hagerstown: John H. Nelson, 2004, pg. 121  [AotW citation 16234]

2   Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, Adjutant-General, Pennsylvania Civil War Veterans' Card File, 1861-1866, Published <2005, first accessed 01 July 2005, <>  [AotW citation 23237]