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Federal (USV)


Casander Ackley

(c. 1836 - 1862)

Home State: Michigan

Branch of Service: Infantry

Unit: 8th Michigan Infantry

Before Antietam

From Genesee County, he enlisted in Company G, Eighth Infantry on 21 September 1861 at Flint, for 3 years, at age 25. He was appointed Corporal.

On the Campaign

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

The rest of the War

He was admitted to a US Army hospital in Frederick, MD on 24 September but died there on 3 December 1862.

After the War

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

References & notes

Service information from State of Michigan.1 Wound and hospital details from the Patient List,2 as Charles Ackery. His name seen in some documents as Casander Ackerly. His gravesite is on Findagrave; his stone has him as Cassander Ackerly.


c. 1836


12/03/1862; Frederick, MD; burial in Antietam National Cemetery, Sharpsburg, MD


1   State of Michigan, Office of the Adjutant General, and George H. Brown, Adjutant General; George H. Turner, Asst. AG, compiler, Record of Service of Michigan Volunteers in the Civil War, 1861-1865, 46 volumes, Kalamazoo: Ihling Bros. & Everard, 1904-1915, Vol. 8  [AotW citation 10718]

2   National Museum of Civil War Medicine, and Terry Reimer, Frederick Patient List, Published 2018, first accessed 17 September 2018, <>, Source page: patient #4.400  [AotW citation 25986]