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Federal (USV)

Private

Clinton McQuestion

(c. 1843 - 1862)

Home State: Massachusetts

Branch of Service: Infantry

Unit: 20th Massachusetts Infantry

Before Antietam

An 18 year old farmer in Haverhill, MA, he mustered as Private, Company D, 20th Massachusetts Infantry on 21 August 1861. He was captured in action at Ball's Bluff, VA on 21 October 1861 and held in Richmond, VA. He returned to duty, date not given.

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, grave #898, during or before 1867.

References & notes

Burial information from the Antietam Cemetery History1. Service from Soldiers, Sailors, and Marines.2 His gravesite is on Findagrave.

Birth

c. 1843

Death

09/17/1862 Sharpsburg, 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 3909]

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. 528  [AotW citation 20699]