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Federal (USA)


Seley H. Woodcock

(c. 1839 - 1862)

Home State: Iowa

Branch of Service: Infnatry

Unit: 12th United States Infantry, First Battalion

Before Antietam

A 22 year old farmer, he enlisted on 28 December 1861 in St. Charles, Iowa as Private, Company C, 12th US Infantry.

On the Campaign

He died of typhoid fever in September 1862 at Sharpsburg, MD

The rest of the War

He was reinterred from his original burial on the Antietam battlefield to the National Cemetery in about 1867.

References & notes

Burial information from the Antietam Cemetery History,1 as Selvey U. Woodcock. His service from the Register.2 His gravesite is on Findagrave.


c. 1839 in NY


09/1862 Sharpsburg, MD; burial in 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 4384]

2   US Army, Registers of Enlistments in the United States Army, 1798-1914, Washington, DC: National Archives, 1956, Vol. 57, pg. 280  [AotW citation 24724]