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Federal (USV)


Nicholas J. Barrett

(c. 1840 - 1862)

Home State: Massachusetts

Branch of Service: Infantry

Unit: 28th Massachusetts Infantry

Before Antietam

A 21 year old clerk in Boston, he was commissioned 2nd Lieutenant, Company H, 28th Massachusetts Infantry on 8 October 1861 and mustered on 3 January 1862. He was wounded on James Island, SC on 16 June 1862.

On the Campaign

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

References & notes

Casualty information from Nelson1. Service from Soldiers, Sailors, and Marines.2 His gravesite is on Findagrave.


c. 1840 in IRELAND


09/17/1862 Sharpsburg, MD; burial in Saint Augustine Cemetery, South Boston, MA


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. 124  [AotW citation 16289]

2   Commonwealth of Massachusetts, Adjutant General, Massachusetts Soldiers, Sailors, and Marines in the Civil War, 8 Vols, Norwood (MA): Norwood Press, 1931-35, Vol. 3, pg. 245  [AotW citation 20750]