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Federal (USV)


Laurence G. Chamberlain

(c. 1842 - 1862)

Home State: Maine

Branch of Service: Infantry

Unit: 6th Maine Infantry

Before Antietam

Age 19, from Presque Isle, he mustered as Private in Company I, 6th Maine Infantry on 15 July 1861.

On the Campaign

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

The rest of the War

He was treated at the Smoketown Hospital, near Sharpsburg, but died of wounds there on 9 (or 8) 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, which has him as L.G. Chamberlin. Service from Maine.2 Hospital detail from Nelson.3


c. 1842


10/09/1862 Smoketown, 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 3319]

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, pg. 158  [AotW citation 17281]

3   Nelson, John H., As Grain Falls Before the Reaper: The Federal Hospital Sites and Identified Federal Casualties at Antietam, Hagerstown: John H. Nelson, 2004, pg. 159  [AotW citation 17282]