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Federal (USA)

Private

Samuel Mitchell

(c. 1840 - 1862)

Home State: Iowa

Branch of Service: Infantry

Unit: 12th United States Infantry, First Battalion

Before Antietam

A 22 year old farmer, he enlisted as a Private in Company C, 12th United States Infantry in St. Charles, Iowa on 15 March 1862.

On the Campaign

He was admitted to a US Army hospital in Frederick, MD on 19 September 1862 with typhoid fever and died there on 6 October 1862.

The rest of the War

He was reinterred from his original burial in Frederick to the National Cemetery in about 1867.

References & notes

Burial information from the Antietam Cemetery History.1 His service from the Register.2 Hospital details from the Patient List.3 His gravesite is on Findagrave.

Birth

c. 1840; Lancaster, PA

Death

10/06/1862 Frederick, 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 3938]

2   US Army, Registers of Enlistments in the United States Army, 1798-1914, Washington, DC: National Archives, 1956, Vol. 142, pg. 539  [AotW citation 23506]

3   National Museum of Civil War Medicine, and Terry Reimer, Frederick Patient List, Published 2018, first accessed 17 September 2018, <http://www.civilwarmed.org/explore/primary-sources/databases/frederickpatient/>, Source page: patient #4.214  [AotW citation 23507]