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Federal (USV)


Alfred E. Snow

(c. 1843 - 1862)

Home State: Massachusetts

Branch of Service: Infantry

Unit: 15th Massachusetts Infantry

Before Antietam

An 18 year old shoemaker from Grafton, he enlisted and mustered as Private, Company G, 15th Massachusetts Infantry on 12 July 1861.

On the Campaign

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

The rest of the War

His arm was amputated, probably at a field hospital near the battlefield, and he was admitted to the Old Church US Army hospital in Frederick, MD on 1 October, but he died there on 19 October 1862.

After the War

He was originally buried in Frederick but was reinterred in the new Antietam National Cemetery in about 1867.

References & notes

Burial information from the Antietam Cemetery History,1 as Alfred J. Snoe, 13th Massachusetts. His service from Soldiers, Sailors and Marines.2 Further information from Harnwell.3 Wound and hospital details from the Patient List.4 His gravesite is on Findagrave, as A.J. Snow.


c. 1843; Medway, MA


10/19/1862; Frederick, MD; burial in Antietam National Cemetery, Sharpsburg, MD


1   Antietam National Cemetery, Board of Trustees, History of Antietam National Cemetery, Baltimore: John W. Woods, Steam Printer, 1869  [AotW citation 4193]

2   Commonwealth of Massachusetts, Adjutant General, Massachusetts Soldiers, Sailors, and Marines in the Civil War, 8 Vols, Norwood (MA): Norwood Press, 1931-35  [AotW citation 25340]

3   Harnwell, Susan, The 15th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry in the Civil War 1861 - 1864, Published 1997, first accessed 01 January 1999, <>, Source page: /Roster/p104.htm#i1199  [AotW citation 25341]

4   National Museum of Civil War Medicine, and Terry Reimer, Frederick Patient List, Published 2018, first accessed 17 September 2018, <>, Source page: patient #114  [AotW citation 25342]