Robert Merkle(1830 - 1862)
Home State: New York
Branch of Service: Infantry
Unit: 20th New York Infantry
Before the Antietam Campaign:
He enrolled at age age 29 on 3 May 1861 at New York and mustered in as Second Lieutenant, Company H on 6 May 6. Promoted to First Lieutenant on 1 September, and to Captain, Company C, on 11 July 1862.
In the Antietam Campaign:
He was wounded in action in 17 September.
The remainder of the War:
He died of his wounds in 26 September 1862. He was later reinterred from burial on Antietam battlefield to the National Cemetery.
References, Sources, and other notes:
Service dates from Phisterer1, with burial information from the Antietam Cemetery History2, which has him (probably) as Lt. Meckback. Further details from Jeffrey I. Richman's research on soldiers buried in Greenwood, which says Captain Merkle is instead buried there in Section 115, Lot 13536 (Soldiers’ Lot), Grave 7.
|Birth State: GERMANY |
Death Date: 09/26/1862 Death Place: Sharpsburg, MD Burial Place: Antietam National Cemetery, Sharpsburg, MD
1 Phisterer, Frederick, New York in the War of the Rebellion, 6 volumes, Albany: J. B. Lyon Company, 1909-12, Vol. 3, pg. 1966 [AotW citation 4411]
2 Antietam National Cemetery, Board of Trustees, History of Antietam National Cemetery, Baltimore: John W. Woods, Steam Printer, 1869 [AotW citation 3914]
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