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Federal (USV)

Private

Nelson Bigelow

(c. 1843 - 1862)

Home State: Michigan

Branch of Service: Infantry

Unit: 17th Michigan Infantry

Before Antietam

Age 19, from Bridgewater, MI, he enlisted on 21 August 1862 in Bridgewater and mustered as Private, Company B, 17th Michigan Infantry on 26 August.

On the Campaign

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

References & notes

Casualty information from Nelson1. Service from Record of Service.2

Birth

c. 1843

Death

09/17/1862 Sharpsburg, MD

Notes

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. 132  [AotW citation 16428]

2   State of Michigan, Office of the Adjutant General, and George H. Brown, Adjutant General; George H. Turner, Asst. AG, compiler, Record of Service of Michigan Volunteers in the Civil War, 1861-1865, 46 volumes, Kalamazoo: Ihling Bros. & Everard, 1904-1915, Vol. 17, pg. 11  [AotW citation 20200]