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Federal (USV)


David M. Drake

(1829 - 1862)

Home State: New York

Branch of Service: Infantry

Unit: 89th New York Infantry

Before Antietam

In 1860 he was a farmer on his father's place in Masonville, Delaware County. On 28 October 1861, age 31 years, he enlisted at Delhi to serve three years, and mustered as Corporal, Company I, 89th New York Infantry on 6 November.

On the Campaign

He died of disease on 20 October 1862 at Harpers Ferry, VA.

References & notes

Service information from State of New York.1 Personal details from family genealogists. His gravesite is on Findagrave.


10/25/1829; Jefferson, NY


10/20/1862; Harpers Ferry, VA; burial in Winchester National Cemetery, Winchester, VA


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, for the Year 1901 (Issue 31), pp. 194 - 215  [AotW citation 12444]