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Federal (USV)

Private

Prescott Remick

(c. 1841 - 1862)

Home State: Massachusetts

Branch of Service: Infantry

Unit: 2nd Massachusetts Infantry

Before Antietam

He enlisted in Company D, 4th Massachusetts Infantry (3 months) on 17 May 1861 and mustered out 22 July. A bootmaker then living in Medway, he enlisted in Company G, 2nd Massachusetts Infantry at age 21 on 20 March 1862.

On the Campaign

He was mortally wounded in the chest in action at Antietam on 17 September 1862.

The rest of the War

He died of wounds at the Hoffman House hospital on 27 September (or 2 October) 1862. Reinterred from burial at Smoketown, MD to the National Cemetery sometime during or before 1867.

References & notes

Basic information from the Antietam Cemetery History1. Details from Soldiers2. Also seen as Prescott Remich.

More on the Web

His Massachusetts Minute Men of 1861 Medal was sold at auction by Stack's in March 2009.

Birth

c. 1841; Gardiner, ME

Death

09/27/1862 Smoketown, 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 4074]

2   Commonwealth of Massachusetts, Adjutant General, Massachusetts Soldiers, Sailors, and Marines in the Civil War, 8 Vols, Norwood (MA): Norwood Press, 1931-35, Vol. 1, pp. 119, 214  [AotW citation 14397]