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Federal (USV)


Anderson Brewer, Jr.

(1829 - 1862)

Home State: Maine

Branch of Service: Infantry

Unit: 20th Maine Infantry

Before Antietam

Age 32, from Freeport, ME, he mustered as Private, Company K, 20th Maine Infantry on 29 August 1862.

On the Campaign

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

The rest of the War

He was treated at a field hospital near the battlefield and died of wounds there on 28 October 1862. He was reinterred from his original burial on the Antietam battlefield to the National Cemetery during or before 1867.

References & notes

Burial information from the Antietam Cemetery History1. Service from the Adjutant General2 (via the Historical Data Systems database). His gravesite is on Findagrave. He also has a memorial in Woodlawn Cemetery, Freeport, ME.


10/05/1829; Freeport, ME


10/28/1862 Sharpsburg, 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 3243]

2   State of Maine, Adjutant General's Office, and John L. Hodsdon, AG, Annual Report of the Adjutant General of the State of Maine for the Year ending December 31, 1862, Augusta: Stevens and Sayward, Printers to the State, 1863  [AotW citation 20147]