David Read(1838 - 1863)
Home State: New York
Branch of Service: Infantry
Unit: 59th New York Infantry
Before the Antietam Campaign:
He enlisted at age 23 on 5 November 1861 in New York City, and mustered in as Private, Company K, 59th New York Infantry on 22 November.
In the Antietam Campaign:
He was captured in action on 17 September 1862 at Antietam.
The remainder of the War:
He was paroled (date unknown), and transferred to Company A on 25 June 1863. He was wounded 2 July 1863 in action at Gettysburg, PA, and died of wounds 6 July 1863 in Gettysburg.
References, Sources, and other notes:
Basic information from State of New York1. Thanks to Devan Sommerville for scrubbing through the Report and extracting and transcribing the roster data for AotW.
Death Date: 07/06/1863 Death Place: Gettysburg, PA
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 8787]
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