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Federal (USV)

Private

Sylvanus C. Waters

(c. 1840 - 1862)

Home State: New Hampshire

Branch of Service: Infantry

Unit: 6th New Hampshire Infantry

Before Antietam

Probably from Jaffrey, NH, he enlisted on 25 November 1861 at age 21 in Company F, 6th New Hampshire Infantry.

On the Campaign

He was killed in action at Antietam on 17 September 1862.

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. Enlistment data from Todd Grzywacz on his New Hampshire Heritage site, with his hometown from D. Hamilton Hurd's History of Cheshire and Sullivan Counties, New Hampshire (1886). He's also listed on the Soldier's Monument in Fitzwilliam, NH.

Birth

c. 1840 in NH

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 4326]