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Federal (USV)


Charles DeGraf

(c. 1844 - ?)

Home State: New York

Branch of Service: Infantry

Unit: 61st New York Infantry

Before Antietam

Age 17, he enlisted on 7 October 1861 in New York City for three years and mustered as Corporal in Company H, 61st NY Infantry on 19 October. He was transferred to Company B and reduced to Private on 1 November.

On the Campaign

He was wounded in the left arm in action at Antietam on 17 September 1862.

The rest of the War

His arm was amputated at the shoulder joint and he was admitted to the Old Church Hospital in Frederick, MD on 1 October 1862. He was discharged for disability on 8 December 1862.

References & notes

Service information from State of New York.1 Wound and hospital details from the Patient List 2 and Nelson.3


c. 1844


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 26 (for 1900)  [AotW citation 7692]

2   National Museum of Civil War Medicine, and Terry Reimer, Frederick Patient List, Published 2018, first accessed 17 September 2018, <>, Source page: patient #133  [AotW citation 22588]

3   Nelson, John H., As Grain Falls Before the Reaper: The Federal Hospital Sites and Identified Federal Casualties at Antietam, Hagerstown: John H. Nelson, 2004, pg. 186  [AotW citation 22589]