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Federal (USV)

Major

Albert Arndt

(? - 1862)

Home State: New York

Command Billet: Artillery Battalion Commander

Branch of Service: Artillery

Unit: 1st Battalion New York Light Artillery

On the Campaign

"At sunset I received orders from Major-General McClellan in person to select places for our guns of position. They were posted next morning [September 16], under the direction of Lieutenant-Colonel Hays, commanding the Artillery Reserve, on the positions indicated-the long ridge on the eastern branch of the Antietam, overlooking the field of battle of the next day. Taft's, Langner's, Von Kleiser's, and Wever's batteries were placed on the ridge between the turnpike bridge and the house occupied as general headquarters (Pry's). The enemy soon opened upon them. The fire was promptly returned, and the enemy ceased his fire and withdrew his guns. In this cannonade Major Albert Arndt, commanding the First (German) Battalion New York Artillery, an experienced and excellent officer, was mortally wounded while personally directing one of his guns, and died on the 18th."
(Artillery Chief Henry Hunt's Report)

Birth

Date not known

Death

9/18/1862 Sharpsburg, MD