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Federal (USV)

Private

David Spencer Milburn

(1836 - 1862)

Home State: New Jersey

Branch of Service: Infantry

Unit: 13th New Jersey Infantry

Before Antietam

A 26 year old farmer on his mother's place in Jefferson Township, Morris County, NJ, he enlisted in Company D, 13th New Jersey Infantry on 9 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 was admitted to a US Army hospital in Frederick, MD on 28 September but he died there on 2 October 1862.

After the War

He was originally buried in Frederick but was reinterred in the new Antietam National Cemetery in about 1867.

References & notes

Service information from Toombs1 and Stryker.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. Burial information from the Antietam Cemetery History,3 as Daniel Mibbon, Co. G, 18th NY Infantry. Hospital details from the Patient List,4 as Daniel S. Milborne, 13th New York Infantry. Personal details from family genealogists and the US Census for 1860. His gravesite is on Findagrave; his stone has Dan'l Mibbon, NY.

Birth

1836; Morris County, NJ

Death

10/02/1862 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, pg. 22  [AotW citation 7853]

2   State of New Jersey, Adjutant-General's Office, and William S. Stryker, Adjutant General, Record of Officers and Men of New Jersey in the Civil War, 1861-1865, 2 volumes, Trenton: John L. Murphy, Steam Book and Job Printer, 1876, pg. 642  [AotW citation 17160]

3   Antietam National Cemetery, Board of Trustees, History of Antietam National Cemetery, Baltimore: John W. Woods, Steam Printer, 1869  [AotW citation 3921]

4   National Museum of Civil War Medicine, and Terry Reimer, Frederick Patient List, Published 2018, first accessed 17 September 2018, <http://www.civilwarmed.org/explore/primary-sources/databases/frederickpatient/>, Source page: pg. 526  [AotW citation 25277]