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Federal (USV)


John Conrad

(c. 1843 - 1862)

Home State: Indiana

Branch of Service: Infantry

Unit: 27th Indiana Infantry

Before Antietam

A 19 year old shoemaker from St. Louis, MO, he enlisted as Private, Company K, 27th Indiana Infantry on 24 March 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 the John Poffenberger Farm hospital near Sharpsburg, but died of his wounds there on 19 September. 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 History.1 Service from Brown2 and the Historical Data Systems database. Hospital detail from Nelson.3 His gravesite is on Findagrave.


c. 1843


09/19/1862 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 3363]

2   Brown, Edmund Randolph, The Twenty-Seventh Indiana Volunteer Infantry in the War of the Rebellion, Monticello, IN: E.R. Brown, 1899, pg. 626  [AotW citation 18379]

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. 170  [AotW citation 18773]