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Federal (USV)


Richard Ardis

(? - 1862)

Home State: Delaware

Branch of Service: Infantry

Unit: 3rd Delaware Infantry

Before Antietam

He enlisted as Private, Company F, 3rd Delaware Infantry on 30 December 1861 in Camden, DE.

On the Campaign

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

The rest of the War

He died of wounds in Frederick, MD on 20 (or 21) December 1862. He was reinterred from burial in Frederick, MD to the National Cemetery after the War.

References & notes

Burial information from the Antietam Cemetery History,1 which has him as Richard Hartus. Casualty information from Nelson.2 Service from his Compiled Military Service Records (via the Historical Data Systems database). His gravesite is on Findagrave.


12/20/1862; Frederick, 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 3611]

2   Nelson, John H., As Grain Falls Before the Reaper: The Federal Hospital Sites and Identified Federal Casualties at Antietam, Hagerstown: John H. Nelson, 2004, pg. 116  [AotW citation 16164]