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Federal (USV)

Private

Hugh Barnes

(? - 1862)

Home State: Indiana

Branch of Service: Infantry

Unit: 14th Indiana Infantry

Before Antietam

From Owen County, IN, he mustered as Private, Company H, 14th Indiana Infantry on 7 June 1861.

On the Campaign

He was mortally wounded by a gunshot that fractured his right leg in action at Antietam on 17 September 1862.

The rest of the War

He was treated at the US Army hospital at Smoketown, MD, and his leg was amputated, but he died of wounds there on 7 (or 10) October 1862. He was reinterred from his original burial at Smoketown to the new National Cemetery, grave #3479, about 1867.

References & notes

Burial information from the Antietam Cemetery History1. Service from the Adjutant General.2 Wound and hospital details from Nelson.3

Death

10/071862 Smoketown, 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 3190]

2   State of Indiana, Adjutant General's Office, and William H.H. Terrell, Adjutant General, Report of the Adjutant General of the State of Indiana, 8 volumes, Indianapolis: (various) State Printers, 1865-1869, Vol. 4, pg. 285  [AotW citation 20601]

3   Nelson, John H., As Grain Falls Before the Reaper, Hagerstown: John H. Nelson, 2004, pg. 123  [AotW citation 20602]