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Federal (USV)

Private

Isaac Thurlow

(? - 1862)
Home State: Wisconsin
Branch of Service: Infantry
Unit: 3rd Wisconsin Infantry

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Before the Antietam Campaign:
From Washington, WI, he enlisted in Company C, 3rd Wisconsin Infantry on 22 April 1861.

In the Antietam Campaign:
He was killed in action (died of wounds) at Antietam on 17 September 1862.
I caught him as he fell and his brother (Albion Thurlow) carried him to the rear. In a few moments, he came back saying his brother was dead, picked up his musket and resumed firing...but his courage never failed.


The remainder of the War:
He was reinterred from his original burial on the Antietam battlefield to the National Cemetery during or before 1867.

References, Sources, and other notes:
Basic information from the Antietam Cemetery History1. Service data from Bryant2. Quote above attributed to Lt Warham Parks, provided by Jim Stevens on Thurlow's gravesite on Findagrave.


Death Date: 09/17/1862    Death Place: Sharpsburg, MD    Burial Place: 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 4262]

2   Bryant, Edwin Eustace, History of the Third Regiment of Wisconsin Veteran Volunteer Infantry 1861-1865, Madison: Arthur H Clark Co. for the Veteran Association of the Regiment, 1891, pg. 415  [AotW citation 15192]



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