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Federal (USV)


Hiram Bidwell

(1823 - 1862)

Home State: Pennsylvania

Branch of Service: Infantry

Unit: 3rd Pennsylvania Reserves

Before Antietam

He enlisted in Company B, 3rd Pennsylvania Reserve Infantry on 13 June 1861.

On the Campaign

He was admitted to a US Army hospital in Frederick, MD on 24 September 1862 with chronic rheumatism and died there on 20 October 1862.

After the War

He was originally buried in Frederick but was reinterred in the new Antietam National Cemetery in about 1867.

References & notes

Burial information from the Antietam Cemetery History1. Service details from Woodward2. Hospital details from the Patient List.3 His memorial is on Findagrave.


01/1823 in CT


10/20/1862; Frederick, MD; burial in Antietam National Cemetery, Sharpsburg, MD


1   Antietam National Cemetery, Board of Trustees, History of Antietam National Cemetery, Baltimore: John W. Woods, Steam Printer, 1869  [AotW citation 3219]

2   Woodward, Evan M, History of the Third Pennsylvania Reserve, Trenton: MacCrellish & Quigley, 1883, Appdx. B, pg. 19  [AotW citation 11976]

3   National Museum of Civil War Medicine, and Terry Reimer, Frederick Patient List, Published 2018, first accessed 17 September 2018, <>, Source page: patient #4.474  [AotW citation 25371]