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Federal (USV)


Frederick Guttermuth

(c. 1830 - 1862)

Home State: Massachusetts

Branch of Service: Infantry

Unit: 20th Massachusetts Infantry

Before Antietam

He was 31 year old cabinet maker in Boston when he enlisted in Company B, 20th Massachusetts Infantry on 26 July 1861.

On the Campaign

He was killed in action at Antietam on 17 September 1862.

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

Burial information from the Antietam Cemetery History,1 which, like his stone, has him as Frederick Gutemuth. Service from the Massachusetts Adjutant General2, who spells his last name Gutermuth. Details from John Banks' research in Guttermuth's widow's pension file, via Fold3, posted on his blog.


c. 1830


09/17/1862 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 3583]

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. 507  [AotW citation 17619]