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Federal (USV)


Myron Spies

(c. 1837 - 1862)

Home State: New York

Branch of Service: Infantry

Unit: 26th New York Infantry

Before Antietam

He was 24 years old when he enlisted in May 1861 in Company K. Promoted Corporal in December, and Sergeant in January 1862.

On the Campaign

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

References & notes

Basic information from the Antietam Cemetery History1, which has him as W. Spurs. Service detail from the New York Adjutant General2. First name also recorded as Meiron.


c. 1837


10/13/1862 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 4213]

2   State of New York, Adjutant-General, Annual Report of the Adjutant General of the State of New York [year]: Registers of the [units], 43 Volumes, Albany: James B. Lyon, State Printer, 1893-1905, Issue 21 (For 1899), pg. 120  [AotW citation 7327]