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Federal (USV)

Private

Major G. Blades

(c. 1843 - 1862)

Home State: Delaware

Branch of Service: Infantry

Unit: 1st Delaware Infantry

Before Antietam

He enlisted at age 18 in Company D, First Delaware Infantry on 10 August 1861 at Milford, DE.

On the Campaign

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

The rest of the War

He died of wounds on 28 October 1862. Originally buried in Frederick, MD and reinterred in Antietam National Cemetery before 1869.

References & notes

Basic information from the Antietam Cemetery History1. Details from the Roll2.

Birth

c. 1843

Death

10/28/1862 Frederick, 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 3226]

2   State of Delaware, Adjutant General's Office, Civil War Military records for Delaware Units, Published 1861-, first accessed 31 January 2015, <http://archives.delaware.gov/CivilWar/volumes/>, Source page: Muster Out Roll, First Delaware Infantry  [AotW citation 13679]