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Federal (USV)

Private

Isaac Thurlow

(? - 1862)

Home State: Wisconsin

Branch of Service: Infantry

Unit: 3rd Wisconsin Infantry

Before Antietam

From Washington, WI, he enlisted in Company C, 3rd Wisconsin Infantry on 22 April 1861.

On the 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 rest of the War

He was reinterred from his original burial on the Antietam battlefield to the National Cemetery during or before 1867.

References & 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.

Birth

Date not known

Death

09/17/1862 Sharpsburg, 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 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]