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Federal (USV)


Manton C. Angell

(c. 1834 - 1862)

Home State: New York

Branch of Service: Infantry

Unit: 61st New York Infantry

Before Antietam

Mustered as First Lieutenant, Company H, 61st NY Infantry on 7 November 1861, age 27. Promoted Captain, Company E on 1 May 1862. Wounded in action at White Oak Swamp, VA on 30 June 1862.

On the Campaign

He was killed in action by a sharpshooter on 17 September 1862.

The rest of the War

His father David applied for his son's back pay on 28 September 1862, declaring there was no wife or child left behind. His widow Mary C. Angell filed for a pension on 7 April 1882. One of them was not truthful. A funeral service was held in New York on/about 26 January 1863 (per NY Times), but it's not clear where he is buried.

References & notes

Basic information from State of New York1. Mention of him on the Maryland Campaign in Fuller2.


c. 1834


09/17/1862 Sharpsburg, MD


1   State of New York, Adjutant-General, Annual Report of the Adjutant General of the State of New York [year]: Registers of the [units], 43 Volumes, Albany: James B. Lyon, State Printer, 1893-1905, Issue 25 (for 1900)  [AotW citation 7662]

2   Fuller, Charles Augustus, Personal Recollections of the War of 1861... in the Sixty-first Regiment, New York Volunteer Infantry, Sherburne (NY): News Job Printing House, 1906, pp. 53 - 73  [AotW citation 7675]