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