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Federal (USV)


Arthur D. Hamilton

(1842 - 1862)

Home State: Wisconsin

Branch of Service: Infantry

Unit: 2nd Wisconsin Infantry

Before Antietam

From Milton, he was a student at the Milton Academy (1859-60) and carpenter before he enlisted in Company H, 2nd Wisconsin Infantry on 24 April 1861.

On the Campaign

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

The rest of the War

He died of wounds in Keedysville, MD on 26 September 1862, probably the first man from Milton to be killed in 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. Service data from the Roster2. More detail from family genealogists.




09/26/1862 Keedysville, 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 3593]

2   State of Wisconsin, Adjutant General's Office, and Chandler P. Chapman, Adj. Gen., Roster of Wisconsin Volunteers, War of the Rebellion, 1861-1865, 2 volumes, Madison: Democrat Printing Co., State Printers, 1886, Vol. 1, pg. 368  [AotW citation 10195]