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Federal (USV)

Lieutenant

Alfred Ralph Clapp

(1840 - 1862)

Home State: New York

Branch of Service: Infantry

Unit: 126th New York Infantry

Before Antietam

A jeweler by trade, he mustered as 2nd Lieutenant, Company H, 126th New York Infantry on 15 August 1862. His commission was dated 10 September.

On the Campaign

He was killed one month later, in action on Bolivar Heights at Harpers Ferry, VA on 15 September 1862 by a shell which "carried away a piece of his head."

The rest of the War

Originally buried on the field, his remains were returned home in the Spring of 1863.

References & notes

His Service from the Roster.1 Details from a sketch in Arabella Mary Willson's regimental history Disaster, Struggle, Triumph: The Adventures of 1000 "Boys in Blue" (1869). His gravesite is on Findagrave.

Birth

04/01/1840; Parma, NY

Death

09/15/1862 Harpers Ferry, VA; burial in Resthaven Cemetery, Phelps, NY

Notes

1   State of New York, Adjutant-General, Annual Report of the Adjutant General of the State of New York [year]: Registers of the [units], 43 Volumes, Albany: James B. Lyon, State Printer, 1893-1905, For the Year 1903, Ser. No. 36, pg. 886  [AotW citation 22347]