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E. Ordiway

E. Ordiway

Federal (USV)


Elijah Ordiway

(1834 - 1862)

Home State: Michigan

Branch of Service: Infantry

Unit: 17th Michigan Infantry

Before Antietam

From Adrian, he enlisted in Company A, Seventeenth Michigan Infantry on August 1862, at age 29.

On the Campaign

He died of typhoid fever at Knoxville, MD on 12 November 1862.

References & notes

Service data from the Adjutant General1. His photograph from one in the Archives of Michigan, found online through the Seeking Michigan portal2. Further information from family genealogists.


1834 in PA


11/12/1862; Knoxville, 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. 17, pg. 79  [AotW citation 11993]

2   State of Michigan, Library and Archives, Seeking Michigan, Published 2008, first accessed 28 February 2010, <>, Source page: /cdm/singleitem/collection/p4006coll3/id/1008/rec/1  [AotW citation 11994]