Ellis Usher Kidder(1821 - 1862)
Home State: Massachusetts
Branch of Service: Infantry
Unit: 4th New York Infantry
Before the Antietam Campaign:
He probably worked in the music publishing business for Kidder & Wright, in Boston, before moving to New York City by 1860. He enlisted in the 5th New York Infantry on 30 May 1861, at age 40.
The remainder of the War:
He died of dysentery 5 days after the battle of Antietam in Sharpsburg, MD.
References, Sources, and other notes:
Basic information from the Antietam Cemetery History1. Further details from the research posted by Dr. David Hamrick on his Hymn blog. Kidder's wife Mary Ann Pepper Kidder (1820 - 1905), was a prolific hymn writer, poet, and playwright.
|Birth Date: 02/02/1821 Place of Birth: Charlestown, MA |
Death Date: 09/22/1862 Death Place: Sharpsburg, MD Burial Place: 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 3726]
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