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Federal (USV)

Private

Alonzo Freeman

(c. 1843 - 1862)

Home State: New York

Branch of Service: Infantry

Unit: 61st New York Infantry

Before Antietam

Age 18, he enlisted on 11 October 1861 in New York City and mustered as Private, Company E, 61st New York Infantry on 12 October. He was transferred to Company H on 1 November.

On the Campaign

He was mortally wounded by gunshot to the left thigh in action at Antietam on 17 September 1862.

The rest of the War

He was admitted to a US Army hospital in Frederick, MD on 24 September but died there of wounds - by "hemorrhage from ulceration" - on 24 November 1862.

References & notes

Burial information from the Antietam Cemetery History.1 Service data from the State of New York.2 Wound and hospital details from the Patient List.3 His gravesite is on Findagrave.

Birth

c. 1843

Death

11/24/1862 Frederick, MD; burial in Antietam National Cemetery, Sharpsburg, MD

Notes

1   Antietam National Cemetery, Board of Trustees, History of Antietam National Cemetery, Baltimore: John W. Woods, Steam Printer, 1869  [AotW citation 3520]

2   State of New York, Adjutant-General, Annual Report of the Adjutant General of the State of New York [year]: Registers of the [units], 43 Volumes, Albany: James B. Lyon, State Printer, 1893-1905, Issue 25 (for 1900), pg. 920  [AotW citation 7655]

3   National Museum of Civil War Medicine, and Terry Reimer, Frederick Patient List, Published 2018, first accessed 17 September 2018, <http://www.civilwarmed.org/explore/primary-sources/databases/frederickpatient/>, Source page: patient #334  [AotW citation 22592]