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Federal (USV)

Private

Oliver Cheeny

(c. 1839 - 1862)

Home State: Michigan

Branch of Service: Infantry

Unit: 17th Michigan Infantry

Before Antietam

Age 23, from Jackson, MI, he enlisted 1 August and mustered as Private, Company K, 17th Michigan Infantry on 16 August 1862.

On the Campaign

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

References & notes

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

Birth

c. 1839

Death

09/14/1862 Fox's Gap, MD

Notes

1   Nelson, John H., As Grain Falls Before the Reaper, Hagerstown: John H. Nelson, 2004, pg. 160  [AotW citation 17468]

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. 19  [AotW citation 20155]