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Federal (USV)


David B. Davidson

(c. 1842 - 1862)

Home State: Vermont

Branch of Service: Infantry

Unit: 6th Vermont Infantry

Before Antietam

Age 19, from Colchester, he enlisted 28 August and mustered as Private, Company I, 6th Vermont Infantry on 15 October 1861.

On the Campaign

He was with his Company in Maryland.

The rest of the War

He died of disease at a hospital in Hagerstown, MD on 6 November 1862. He was initially buried in a plot near the Alms House in Hagerstown, but was reinterred at the new Antietam National Cemetery in 1866-67.

References & notes

Basic information from the Antietam Cemetery History1, which has him as a Corporal in Company D, and Peck.2 Death details from an article in the Hagerstown Herald of Freedom & Torch Light of 12 November 1862.


c. 1842


11/06/1862 Hagerstown, 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 3402]

2   Peck, Theodore S., Adjutant General, and The Vermont Adjutant and Inspector General's Office, Revised Roster of Vermont Volunteers and Lists of Vermonters who Served in the Army and Navy of the United States During the War of the Rebellion 1861-66, Montpelier: Press of the Watchman Publishing Co., 1892, pg. 208  [AotW citation 17654]