Myron Spies(c. 1837 - 1862)
Home State: New York
Branch of Service: Infantry
Unit: 26th New York Infantry
Before the Antietam Campaign:
He was 24 years old when he enlisted in May 1861 in Company K. Promoted Corporal in December, and Sergeant in January 1862.
In the Antietam Campaign:
He was mortally wounded in action at Antietam on 17 September 1862.
References, Sources, and other 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.
Death Date: 10/13/1862 Death Place: Frederick, MD Burial Place: 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]
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