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Federal (USV)


W. Farmer

Home State: Connecticut

Branch of Service: Infantry

Unit: 8th Connecticut Infantry

Before Antietam

Listed in Company D, 8th Connecticut Infantry.

The rest of the War

He was reinterred from his original burial on the Antietam battlefield to the National Cemetery during or before 1867.

References & notes

Basic information from the Antietam Cemetery History1. Ingersoll's Catalogue of Connecticut Volunteer Organizations (1869) has no one named Farmer in Company D, or in any Company of the 8th Connecticut Regiment.

It is likely that this man's unit was misidentified at burial, and that he is Corporal William Whitney Farmer, Company D, 8th Ohio Infantry - KIA on 16 September.


Date not known; 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 3481]