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Federal (USV)

Private

Thomas A. Sweetser

(c. 1838 - ?)

Home State: Massachusetts

Branch of Service: Infantry

Unit: 19th Massachusetts Infantry

Before Antietam

A 23 year hack driver in Boston, he enlisted on 26 July 1861 in Company I, 19th Massachusetts Infantry.

On the Campaign

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

The rest of the War

He was treated at a hospital at Camp Curtin, Harrisburg, PA, and was discharged for wounds on 19 March 1863 at Reading, PA.

References & notes

Service information from Soldiers, Sailors, and Marines 1 and the History.2 Hospital detail from Nelson.3

Birth

c. 1838

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. 2, pg. 480  [AotW citation 17928]

2   Waitt, Ernest Linden (compiler), History of the Nineteenth Regiment, Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry, 1861-1865, Salem (MA): The Salem Press Co., 1906, pg. 146  [AotW citation 17929]

3   Nelson, John H., As Grain Falls Before the Reaper, Hagerstown: John H. Nelson, 2004, pg. 408  [AotW citation 17930]