site logo
[no picture yet]

[no picture yet]

Federal (USV)


Harlow D. Getchell

(c. 1843 - 1862)

Home State: Massachusetts

Branch of Service: Infantry

Unit: 15th Massachusetts Infantry

Before Antietam

He was an 18 year old shoemaker from Worcester when he enlisted as Private in Company C, 15th Massachusetts Infantry.

On the Campaign

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

The rest of the War

He died of his wounds and was buried near the hospital. He was later reinterred from burial at Smoketown, MD

References & notes

Basic information from the Antietam Cemetery History1, with details from Soldiers2.


c. 1843


10/14/1862 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 3545]

2   Commonwealth of Massachusetts, Adjutant General, Massachusetts Soldiers, Sailors, and Marines in the Civil War, 8 Vols, Norwood (MA): Norwood Press, 1931-35, Vol. 2, pg. 151  [AotW citation 5650]