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Federal (USV)

Private

Solomon Bechtel

(1837 - 1862)

Home State: New York

Branch of Service: Infantry

Unit: 59th New York Infantry

Before Antietam

Enlisted at Bellville, Ohio for three years and mustered in as Private, Company H, 59th New York Infantry on 15 March 1862.

On the Campaign

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

The rest of the War

He died of wounds at Sharpsburg on 18 September 1862.

References & notes

Basic information from the Antietam Cemetery History1, which lists him as Beetle. Service data from the State of New York2.

Birth

01/20/1837

Death

09/18/1862 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 3211]

2   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, Issue 26 (for 1900)  [AotW citation 8602]