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Federal (USV)

Private

Byron C. Hopper

(c. 1841 - 1862)

Home State: New Jersey

Branch of Service: Infantry

Unit: 13th New Jersey Infantry

Before Antietam

He enlisted at age 21 in Company D, 13th New Jersey Infantry on 1 August 1862 and mustered as Private on 25 August.

On the Campaign

He was mortally wounded in action on 17 September 1862 at Antietam.

The rest of the War

He died of wounds in Frederick, MD, on 12 October 1862.

References & notes

Basic information from Toombs1. Service from the Roster (from the NJ AG)2. Further details from a brief bio in Historical Sketch of Co. "D", 13th Regiment, N.J. Vols (1875) by members of the "D" Society, which says his body was sent home and buried in Fairmount Cemetery.

Birth

c. 1841; Pompton, NJ

Death

10/12/1862; Frederick, MD; burial in Antietam National Cemetery, Sharpsburg, MD

Notes

1   Toombs, Samuel, Reminiscences of the War ... the Thirteenth Regiment New Jersey Volunteers, Orange (NJ): The (Orange) Journal, 1878, pp. 21 - 22  [AotW citation 7852]

2   Fincham, Jr., Ray, Artillery, Cavalry, Infantry Regimental Histories: New Jersey, <http://ranger95.com/civil_war_us/new_jersey/>, Source page: /infantry/rosters/13th_nj_inf_regt_rost_d.htm  [AotW citation 7884]