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Federal (USV)

Sergeant

Eli Sears

(c. 1839 - 1862)

Home State: Michigan

Branch of Service: Infantry

Unit: 17th Michigan Infantry

Before Antietam

Age 23, from Jackson, MI, he enlisted on 3 June 1862 in Jackson and mustered as Sergeant, Company K, 17th Michigan Infantry on 16 August.

On the Campaign

He was killed in action at Fox's Gap on South Mountain on 14 September 1862.

References & notes

Burial information from the Antietam Cemetery History,1 which has him as Pvt. Eli Lears. Service from the Record of Service,2 which says he died in Washington, DC on 18 September.

Birth

c. 1839

Death

09/14/1862 South Mountain, MD; burial in Antietam National Cemetery, Sharpsburg, MD

Notes

1   Antietam National Cemetery, Board of Trustees, History of Antietam National Cemetery, Baltimore: John W. Woods, Steam Printer, 1869  [AotW citation 3777]

2   State of Michigan, Office of the Adjutant General, and George H. Brown, Adjutant General; George H. Turner, Asst. AG, compiler, Record of Service of Michigan Volunteers in the Civil War, 1861-1865, 46 volumes, Kalamazoo: Ihling Bros. & Everard, 1904-1915, Vol. 17, pg. 92  [AotW citation 20195]