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Federal (USV)

Private

Henry Aldrich

(c. 1821 - 1862)

Home State: Connecticut

Branch of Service: Infantry

Unit: 16th Connecticut Infantry

Before Antietam

He was about 41 years old, a blacksmith working for a clock-making firm in Bristol when he enlisted as Private in Company K, 16th Connecticut Infantry on 24 July 1862.

On the Campaign

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

The rest of the War

He was originally buried with others of his unit on the Otto Farm at Sharpsburg, but reinterred in the National Cemetery during or before 1867.

References & notes

Basic information from the Antietam Cemetery History1, which has him as Aldritch. Further details from John Banks who posted his research on his blog.

Birth

c. 1821

Death

09/17/1862 Sharpsburg, MD; burial in Antietam National Cemetery, Sharpsburg, MD

Notes

1   Antietam National Cemetery, Board of Trustees, History of Antietam National Cemetery, Baltimore: John W. Woods, Steam Printer, 1869  [AotW citation 3152]