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Federal (USV)

Private

Jeremiah Danforth

(c. 1818 - 1862)

Home State: Massachusetts

Branch of Service: Infantry

Unit: 19th Massachusetts Infantry

Before Antietam

A 43 year old shoemaker from Georgetown, he enlisted in Company C, 19th Massachusetts Infantry on 26 July 1861.

On the Campaign

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

The rest of the War

He died of wounds on 8 December 1862 at the Spring House Hospital, MD.

References & notes

His service from Massachusetts.1 His gravesite is on Findagrave, which has his death date as 5 October 1862 and place as Chambersburg, PA. More about his gravesite on the Gettysburg Daily; thanks to J.O. Smith for the pointer.

Birth

c. 1818

Death

12/08/1862 in MD; burial in Gettysburg National Cemetery, Gettysburg, PA

Notes

1   Commonwealth of Massachusetts, Adjutant General, Massachusetts Soldiers, Sailors, and Marines in the Civil War, 8 Vols, Norwood (MA): Norwood Press, 1931-35, Vol. II, pg. 429  [AotW citation 17725]